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Various – Coxsone's Music (The First Recordings Of Sir Coxsone The Downbeat 1960-62 - 2xLP) (2xLP)

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Coxsone's Music is a stunning new double LP (+ free download) collection featuring over two and half hours of early Jamaican proto-ska, rhythm and blues, jazz, rastafari and gospel music - charting the earliest recordings produced by Clement Dodd, in the years before he launched the mighty Studio One Records, brought together here for the first time ever. 

Clement Dodd's Sir Coxsone The Downbeat Soundsystem ruled Kingston's dancehalls during this era and these recordings strongly reflect the influences of American rhythm and blues and jump jazz on Jamaican music fans. By the time the new record company formed in Brentford Road, Kingston in 1963, the young Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd had already managed to release an incredible wealth of recordings by the talented musicians and artists on the island of Jamaica and this collection reflects just that:

Featuring Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, Derrick Harriott, Owen Gray, Clancy Eccles, Count Ossie, Monty Alexander, The Blues Busters, Ernest Ranglin, Rico Rodriguez and many, many more all captured here in their formative early years. 

Before Studio One, Clement Dodd released this music on a variety of his early record labels such as Worldisc, All Stars, Coxsone, D Darling (named after Coxsone's mother, who received a production credit on the label), Muzik City (named after Dodd's record store on East Queen's Street), Port O Jam, Supreme and Sensational. Sleevenotes to this collection are by Studio One authority Rob Chapman, author of the Never Grow Old and Downbeat Special books cataloguing the many recordings of the label.

Release details

Artist: Various
Label: Soul Jazz Records
Format: LP
Units: 2
Country: UK
Style: Ska


A1 Roll On Sweet Don
A2 Answer Me
A3 Do Du Wap
A4 What A World
A5 Counter Punch
A6 Do You Know
B1 Calypso Jazz
B2 Elevation Rock
B3 There'S Always Sunshine
B4 Unknown Shuffle Blues
B5 Darling Don'T Leave Me
B6 Time To Pray
C1 Twisting My Baby
C2 What Is The Thing Called Love
C3 That'S Me
C4 White Christmas
C5 Sometimes I'M Happy
C6 Best Twist
D1 Tell Me Why
D2 Dew Drops
D3 River Jordan
D4 Serenade In Sound
D5 Young Lover
D6 Oceans 11