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 1982 Heartbeat Records out of Burlington Massachusetts came to Jamaica and recorded Dancheall's first live recording. The dance event was dubbed "A Dee-Jay Explosion: Inna Dancehall Style" which was hosted at the famous 'Jingles'
The double LP soundtrack for the 1982 film "Countryman" featured eight songs by Bob Marley and the Wailers as well as tracks from Aswad, Toots & The Maytals, Steel Pulse, Fabulous Five, and Lee Scratch Perry among others.