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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1986

image In 1986 Alpha Blondy recorded “Jerusalem” at the legendary Tuff Gong studios in Jamaica with The Wailers featuring Bob Marley's legendary bass Aston "Family Man" Barrett.

1987

image Hopeton Lindo's 1987 classic "Territory" became a genuine classic and continues to be a vital weapon in any dance clash.

1987

image Kilimanjaro started its own label, and in 1987 Ninjaman got the chance to make- and self-produce - his first single, a duet with Courtney Melody called "Protection." It was a success, and led to further hit collaborations under prod

1988

image Augustus 'Gussie' Clarke produced Gregory Isaac's song "Rumors" in 1988, whose riddim would launch a score of further version hits including JC Lodge's 'Telephone Love'

1988

image Sanchez scored his first major hit in 1988 with the Winston Riley produced song "Loneliness."

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