Coxsone’s Music: The First Recordings of Sir Coxsone the Downbeat 1960-63 is a new compilation that gathers together Jamaican proto-ska, R&B, Jazz, Rastafari and Gospel recorded by Clement Dodd before he founded the legendary Studio One Records. Sir Coxsone The Downbeat was the name of Dodd’s sound system that dominated the jamaican dancehalls in the early ‘60s. This collection shows the influence that American Jazz and R&B had on Jamaican youth. Featuring early recordings by Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, Derrick Harriott, Owen Gray, Clancy Eccles, Count Ossie, Monty Alexander, The Blues Busters, Ernest Ranglin, Rico Rodriguez and more. Available on two separate double vinyl LPs - part 1 and part 2 and as a 3 CD box set.
- Vinyl Double LP (SJRLP323-B)
- Vinyl Double LP (SJRLP323-A)