This timeline shows an interactive journey through Jamaica's rich and ever-shifting musical history; encompassing it's birth, growth and myriad of characters that has made it a genre admired by the world.
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Happy Birthday to one of Jamaican music's most legendary producers, the late Leslie Kong.
Kong is perhaps best known for producing some of the finest records in the late-rock steady / early-reggae period in the late 1960s includi
He is regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of ska and rocksteady music. The records he made on the Blue Beat label in the 1960s inspired many reggae and ska artists. He also dominated the local
In 1960 Derrick Morgan became the only artist ever to fill the places from one to seven on the Jamaican pop chart simultaneously. Among those hits were "Don't Call Me Daddy", "In My Heart", "Be Still", and "Meekly Wait and Murmur No
The song 'Oh Carolina', made popular by renowned Jamaican artiste Shaggy, was originally produced by Prince Buster in 1960 for The Folkes Brothers. The record was a landmark single in the development of Jamaican modern music.