Orange Street has a mystical place in Reggae’s history. Set in the heart of downtown Kingston, Jamaica. Even to this day it stands somehow locked in time and space. The beat of the music ever changing and evolving. As politics, religion even the weather effect its course one thing remains a constant, Orange Street is central to the islands musical story. The Ska era of Jamaica’s sound time has told us can be dated from around 1962 to late 1966.

Orange Street

The instigators being the big three producers of this period, Clement Coxonne Dodd, Prince Buster and Duke Reid.
Prince Busters phenomenal output on the Blue Beat label, Coxonne Dodd’s opening of his Studio One premises in 1963 at 13 Brentford Road gave him the facilities to hone and produce his music and Duke Reid’s opening his own studio above his Treasure Isle record store in 1965. Available in store and online.

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