TIMELINE EXPLORE OUR HISTORY

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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1978

image The Wailing Souls released their 1978 album 'Wild Suspense' internationally for Island Records which featured 'Feel the Spirit' and 'Bredda Gravalicious'.

1978

image 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

1979

image 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

1979

image 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

1979

image 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

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