Dodd, Sir Coxsone


Dodd, Sir Coxsone
▪ 2005
Clement Seymour Dodd 
      Jamaican record producer and entrepreneur (b. Jan. 26, 1932, Kingston, Jam.—d. May 4, 2004, Kingston), was one of the pioneers of modern Jamaican popular music and played a pivotal role in the development of ska, a blend of Caribbean and jazz rhythms, as well as in the emergence of reggae. Though Dodd grew up in Kingston, it was while working as a cane cutter in the U.S. South that he was exposed to both outdoor dance parties and rhythm and blues. Returning to Jamaica, he became one of the originators of the huge portable sound systems that became a sensation on the island in the 1950s, providing a movable feast of mostly American rhythm-and-blues records. An outstanding cricket player, Dodd was nicknamed Coxsone after a well-known English cricketer from the 1940s, and Dodd's famous sound system was christened Sir Coxsone's Downbeat. Dodd was at the centre of the creation of Jamaica's native ska, whose prime movers included the Skatalites, the house band at Studio One, the legendary recording studio Dodd established (1963) in Jamaica. As ska progressed toward reggae in the 1960s, Dodd introduced the world to reggae king Bob Marley (a singer with the Wailers), Toots and the Maytals, and later (1970s) Dennis Brown, Burning Spear, and Sugar Minott; in the process, rhythm tracks were developed that became essential elements of Jamaican music. From the 1980s Dodd divided his time between Kingston and New York City, where he operated a record shop. In 1991 Dodd was the recipient of Jamaica's third highest honour, the Order of Distinction.

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