Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Downbeat Sound - New York 1983


Downbeat Sound - New York 1983
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Coxsone Dodd used to play records to the customers in his parents' shop. During a spell in the South of the United States he became familiar with the rhythm and blues music so popular there at the time. In 1954, back in Jamaica, he set up the Downbeat Sound System, being the owner of a amplifier, a turntable, and some U.S. records, which he would import from New Orleans and Miami. With the great success of his sound system, and in a highly competitive environment, Dodd would make trips through the States looking for new tunes to attract the Jamaican public. Dodd opened five different sound systems, each playing every night. To run his sound systems, Dodd appointed people like Lee "Scratch" Perry, who was Dodd's right hand man during his early career, U-Roy and Prince Buster. Downbeat is an integral part of the history and evolution of Ska and Reggae music in Jamaica and beyond.

4 comments:

Who Cork The Dance? said...

Many thanks my friend..............

PEACE

Zangetsu said...

When I try to image how New York was 1983, the first thing that comes into my mind is blue music in the streets which sounds great. By that year buy kamagra did not exist so it means long time ago.

Rhadamantis said...

it has been something similar that happens to me because while I was in the pharmacy I learned to appreciate the blues and all the music related to the black men, that's perfect because I learned a lot about that tendency.

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