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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In 1976, Delroy Wilsom recorded a superb cover of The Wailers' "I'm Still Waiting" for Lloyd Charmers, which was hugely popular, and enjoyed some cross-over success, and was followed by the album Sarge, which is considered one of hi
Lee Scratch Perry and The Upsetter's dub album was released in Jamaica under the name 'Scratch the Super Ape' in July 1976 on Perry's own Upsetter label. The Jamaican version had a different track order than the international versio
Pluto Shervington's 'Dat' was released in London on the newly formed Opal label, resulting in the singer hitting the number six slot on the UK Pop chart in February 1976. In the UK the song was regarded as a novelty hit, although it