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Various Artists / Soul Jazz Records Presents

STUDIO ONE Supreme: Maximum 70s and 80s Early Dancehall Sounds

Soul Jazz Records


Released: 13th Oct 2017


3lp + download

Released: 13th Oct 2017


this documents the evolution of studio one’s dancehall sound, compiling young musicians who combined all the musical and technological developments of the 1970s: dub, dj-ing, discomixes, synth drums, synthesisers and more to expand classic dancehall into exciting new territories.

By the end of the 1970s, dancehall had become the defining sound of jamaica. Dancehall was essentially a tribute by other Jamaican producers and artists to the classic music of Studio One created in the 1960s as young artists across the island created new songs, while musicians recreated these original classic foundation Studio One rhythms. As on other occasions, Clement Dodd rose to this new musical challenge by producing a whole new era of classics for Studio One. The roots of dancehall begin with the DJs of the early 1970s, who were the first to sing new material over earlier classic rhythms.


STUDIO ONE Supreme: Maximum 70s and 80s Early Dancehall Sounds


  1. Johnny Osbourne & The Prophets - Keep That Light
  2. Dillinger - Natty Ten To One
  3. Lone Ranger - Natty Dread On The Go
  4. Prince Jazzbo - Minstral
  5. Johnny Osbourne - Jah Promise
  6. Freddie McGregor - Wine Of Violence
  7. General Smilie & Papa Michigan - Compliment To Studio One
  8. Willie Williams - Easy
  9. Lone Ranger - Quarter Pound Of Ishen
  10. Alton Ellis - A Fool
  11. Jackie Mittoo & Brentford All Stars - In Cold Blood
  12. Jim Nastic & C. Dodd - Chanting
  13. Brentford Rockers - Bushmaster
  14. The Gladiators & Brentford Disco Set - Happy Man
  15. Dub Specialist - Still Dubbing
  16. Sugar Minott - Jah A Love You
  17. Horace Andy - Show And Tell
  18. Freddie McGregor - Rastaman Camp