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Remembering Alton Ellis

The eighty-first birth anniversary of the late iconic Jamaican singer Alton Ellis, which occurred last Sunday, revives memories of a man whose contribution to Jamaica’s popular music remains unmatched....

Jamaican Music and The Latin Connection

Although not being considered a legitimate Jamaican music genre and having just an ephemeral lifespan, Latin rhythms occupied a very important space in Jamaican popular music...

Remembering Joseph Hoo-Kim - Channel 1

From running a jukebox business in Kingston to a record shop and pressing plant in New York, Joseph Hoo-Kim had the music industry in his veins.....

How the 45 RPM Single Changed Music Forever

When it arrived 70 years ago today, the 45 rpm single, a format that would revolutionize pop music, seemed less radical than simply confusing. On March 15th, 1949, RCA Victor became the first label to roll out records that were smaller (seven inches in diameter) and held less music....