Music of Jamaica

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The track topped the British charts in 1964 and was the first sign that Jamaican music (previously confined to Kingston and the West Indian ghettos of east London) was much more than a passing fad. In the mid sixties, record producers began selling their music to British labels. New instruments and a slower tempo led to the evolvement of a new sound...
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New instruments and a slower tempo led to the evolvement of a new sound. Rocksteady was lighter and more airy than Ska The Rocksteady era only lasted for a short period (1966-68) But introduced a whole new wave of singers and musicians. The Wailers, Alton Ellis, Ken Booth, John Holt and the Paragons, Desmond Dekker, Derrick Harriot, The Heptones and the Techniques all made their names during the Rocksteady era...
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