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ARTIST
TITLE
Studio One Rockers
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SJR 048CD SJR 048CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/5/2001

"Following on from the success of their 100% Dynamite series, Soul Jazz Records are entering into the vaults of the most important reggae label of all time, Studio One. Owned and founded by Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd, Studio One's output serves as a comprehensive guide to the history of reggae music. The music on Studio One Rockers covers all areas of reggae, such as ska, rocksteady, roots and dancehall, areas in which Studio One led the field. And Studio One Rockers features many legendary tracks brought together for the first time by Soul Jazz Records. From the beginning of reggae, when the Skatalites developed the new sound of ska in 1962 up until today, Studio One has been the number one innovator in Jamaican music. Included in this compilation are classic ska tracks ('Phoenix City'), rocksteady ('Feel Like Jumping'), roots music ('Truth & Rights'), dancehall (Freddy McGregor, Michigan & Smiley), and many more. From Dawn Penn's legendary 'No No No' to classics such as Horace Andy's 'Skylarking' and Marcia Griffith's 'Feel Like Jumping'. The Coxsone sound system in the early 60s was one of the three main systems operating in Jamaica, alongside competitors Prince Buster and Duke Reid. The Studio One catalog is possibly the largest in all Jamaican music, and this release is the first in a series of Studio One compilations on Soul Jazz Records."