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 1978, at the age of 16, Hugh Mundell recorded the album Africa Must Be Free By 1983, produced by Augustus Pablo- Mundell writing all the songs. It included two Black Ark-recorded titles: "Let's All Unite" and "Why Do Black Man Fu
Photo Memory: Junior Murvin, Jacob Miller and Burning Spear ( Sunsplash 1979) http://www.jamaicansmusic.com/artists/profile/Junior_Murvin http://www.jamaicansmusic.com/artists/profile/Jacob_Miller http://www.jamaicansmusic.com/artis
In 1979, Janet Kay's "Silly Games" (produced by Dennis Bovell) became a hit in not only the UK, but also in Europe. Kay has been recorded in the Guinness Book of Records, as the first British black female to have a reggae song at th
Bob Marley's 1979 hit 'One Drop' was named after the musical term defined by the sound of a drum pattern that emphasized the bass drum dropping at the 3rd count of the 4/4 signature beat. This sound is generally said to define the s