STUDIO ONE



This page given over to a small part of the immense musical output of Jamaica's premier 20th century label known collectively as: Studio One. More information (and more music) is now available to the layperson than was ever available at the time, and while not all of it is either accurate or intelligent, it does serve to forward all of the exceptionally beautiful music to come out of the studios of Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd.

 In an inverse way the almost complete lack of interest, for all but the biggest names in Reggae, by the mainstream media has helped to nurture the music; because while keeping it's reason for being focused, I believe the music was able to preserve it's integrity; a trade off that, at least for some fans of the music, has been of some worth. I doubt if it will ever be possible to authenticate, arrange chronologically, or even know what the complete output of this particular studio is, but like the Blues - its mirror in the first half of the century - this lack of a cotemporaneous academic or theoretical narrative over-coding, or underpinning, was part of, or even helped to make Reggae music and Studio 1 in particular, an original and significant contribution to 20th century western art and, QED, life.

CLEMENT SEYMOUR DODD

 JANUARY 1923 - MAY 2004

A TRIBUTE

 


To view a record click on the artists name or title.  A record without a title or artist link to a page is in the process of being uploaded.

GOING STEADY
HI TONES & THE COXONAIRS ORCH
BURNING IN MY SOUL
THE SILVERTONES
I'M CRYING OVER YOU
SIMMS & ROBINSON
NEVER GET WEARY
LEE PERRY
HALLELUJAH!
THE  MAYTALS
HEARTACHES
NORMA FRASER
TUMBLING TEARS
ALTON ELLIS
YOU GONNA HOLD ME
BRENTFORD ROAD ALL STARS
LET'S JOIN HANDS
MELODIANS
BORN A FREEMAN
AL & FREDDY
PITY THE FOOL
JACKIE OPEL
WHAT A WORLD
BUSTY & COOL
STREET OF GOLD
SOUL BROTHERS ORCHESTRA
SKA BOSTELLA
SOUL BROTHERS
FEVER
THE MAYTALS
SWEET LITTLE RUBY
 CHARMERS
PLEASE BE TRUE
ALEXANDER HENRY
THE FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST
DAWN PENN
INDIAN SUMMER
LESTER STERLING
EASY SQUEEZE
SHENLEY DUFFAS
MERCY MR PERCY
THE TERMITES
I SHALL BE RELEASED
FREDDIE McGREGOR
LOVE ME TONIGHT
SOULITES
LEMON TREE
THE GAYLADS & THE WAILERS
 COVER CHARGE
CARL BRYAN & SOUND DIMENSION
POWER
HORACE SEATON
GIDDY-UP
THE JAMAICAN ACTIONS
HOMEWARD BOUND
HONEY BOY
RUDIE GET WISE
SOUL BOYS
DO GOOD
FREDDIE & FITZY
INVITING YOU ALL
THE MARVETTS
STAY A LITTLE BIT LONGER
LARRY MARSHALL
TREAT ME BAD
THE MAYTALS
WIPE THESE TEARS
JACKIE OPEL
SOUL PEOPLE
BELTONES
IS IT BECAUSE I'M BLACK
IRVING BROWN
I CAN'T GO ON
ROY RICHARDS
GO TELL HIM
HUGH GODFREY
COME FORWARD
THE SILVERTONES
FEEL LIKE JUMPING
MARCIA GRIFFITHS
YOUR GONNA LOSE
THE OCTAVES
TWISTING MY BABY
OWEN GRAY
THELMA
LARRY MARSHALL
WHOOPY YACKEY
SOUNDS & SYSTEMS
HOW CAN I GO ON
LARRY MARSHALL
YOU TURNED AWAY
HEPTONES
NEW LOVING
THE ITALS
I'LL GIVE IT TO YOU
THE TONETTES
I'VE BEEN HURT
THE DELTA CATS
GOLD DUST
JACKIE MITTOO
VOO DOO MOON
SOUL BROTHERS
PUPPET ON A STRING
KEN BOOTH
WISER THAN SOLOMON
LESTER STERLING
TOO EXPERIENCED
WINSTON FRANCIS
IT'S IMPOSSIBLE
DELROY WILSON
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE
JACKIE MITTOO
YOU TROUBLE ME
SOUL VENDORS
DON'T WAIT FOR ME
ALBERT TOMLINSON
BLOOD PRESURE
SOUL BOYS
THROW ME CORN
LARRY & ALVIN
FAT GIRL
THE HEPTONES
JAMAICA BAG
SOUND DIMENSION
OK FRED
JOHN HOLT
THERE'S ALWAYS SUNSHINE
THE BLUES BUSTERS
THE SHOCK
DON DRUMMOND
HAVE MERCY
HUGH GODFREY
MAMA LET GO
HEPTONES
GOING OUT
THE MOONLIGHTERS
EACH LONELY NIGHT
CORNELL CAMPBELL
LITTLE LADY
THEOPHILUS BECKFORD
REGGAE A GO GO
WINSTON HARRIS
EASY SNAPPING
THEOPHILUS BECKFORD
PEOPLE GET READY
THE MINSTRELS
PICK UP THE PIECES
ROYALS
SAME OLD SONG
WINSTON FRANCIS
PRESSURE AND SLIDE
THE TENNORS
MUN-DUN-GU
IM & DAVID MADDEN
AFTER LAUGHTER
FREDDIE McGREGOR
MY TIME
HUGH GODFREY
PECULIAR MAN
GAYLADS
PUT ON YOUR STYLE
THE GAYLADS
I SHOULD HAVE MADE IT UP
THE MELODIANS
MEAN GIRL
LARRY & ALVIN
CAN I CHANGE MY MIND
ALTON ELLIS
EVERYBODY TALKING
FREEDOM SINGERS
YOUNG BUD
THE ETHIOPIAN
SHAKE UP ADINAH
SUGAR BELLY
GOT TO BE SURE
HORACE ANDY
STRANGER IN LOVE 
JOHN HOLT
SWEET YOU SOUR YOU
FREDDIE McKAY
CALIFORNIA DREAMING
WINSTON FRANCIS
FOGGY ROAD
BURNING SPEAR
WELCOME HOME
DOREEN & JACKIE
RAM JAM
JACKIE MITTOO
YOU FOUND HEAVEN
DEVON RUSSEL
RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA
LORD TANAMO
TURN BACK HANDS OF TIME
WINSTON FRANCIS
SUFFERERS CHOICE
ROLAND AL AND THE SOUL BROTHERS
THE SONG MY ENEMIES SING
JOE HIGGS
SOUNDS OF SILENCE
THE GAYLADS
NOBODY KNOWS
THE HEPTONES
RIDING FOR A FALL
DELROY WILSON
DINAH
JOE HIGGS
BABY FACE
SOUND DIMENTION
YOURS UNTIL TOMORROW
MINSTRELS
FROZEN SOUL DUB
THE SOUL VENDORS
I AM WHAT I AM
JACKIE OPEL
MARGIE
CLUE J & THE BLUES BLASTERS
SHU BE DO BE
THE CLARENDONIANS
I WANT TO KNOW
THE SCHOOLBOYS
PACK YOUR THINGS AND GO
WAILING SOUL
WICKED WOMAN
JIMMY JAMES
WICKED AND DREADFUL
NEVILLE ESSON
UNDYING LOVE
ERNEST WILSON
MESSAGE OF OLD
JOE HIGGS AND KEN BOOTH
SKYLARKING
HORACE ANDY
GOT TO BE COOL
THE CLASSICS
QUEEN OF THE MINSTRELS (VERSION)
ETERNALS
COME TO ME
RITA MARLEY
ECONOMICAL HEAT WAVE
OSSIE ROBINSON
I SHALL BE RELEASED
HEPTONES
STAY IN MY LONELY ARMS
BOB ANDY
LESS PROBLEM
SOUND DIMENSION
STARS
ETERNALS
I'M GONNA PUT IT ON
THE WAILERS
BITTER BLOOD
SOUND DIMENSION
SAMPSON
TOMMY McCOOK
LITTLE VILLAGE
CHARLES ORGANAIRE
LET THEM SAY
BOB ANDY
MOVING AWAY
KEN BOOTH
TIME IS GETTING HARD
LLOYD CHARMERS
GOT TO MAKE IT
LARRY MARSHALL
NANNY GOAT
LARRY AND ALVIN
WITHOUT LOVE
KEN BOOTH
MONEY WORRIES
EARNEST WILSON
LIVE AND LEARN
KEN BOOTH
NIMBLE FOOT
ROLAND ALPHONSO
ALL I HAVE IS LOVE
JOHNNY OSBOURNE
BE A MAN
CABLES
JERICO SKANK
JACKIE MITTOO & EARNEST RANGLIN
MAGIC STAR
SOUL BROTHERS
GOING HOME
BOB ANDY
KILLER DILLER
JACKI MITTOO
SCANDAL 
DON DRUMMOND
REGAY IN THE GRASS
 ROLAND ALPHONSO
A LOVE I CAN FEEL 
JOHN HOLT
TURN DOWN DATE 
CORNEL CAMPBELL
PRETTY LOOKS ISN'T ALL
 CORNEL CAMPBELL
SKA SHUFFLE
 SOUL BROTHERS
YOU'RE NO GOOD 
JACKIE OPEL
DRUNKEN SAILOR 
FREDDY McKAY
DR. KILDARE 
ROLAND ALPHONSO
STILL WATERS 
JERRY JONES
BITTER ROSE 
SHENLEY DUFFUS
HIP SHUFFLE
ROY RICHARDS
I DON'T MIND
BASES

 


 


 


 

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TWO STUDIO 1's IN ONE
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MY WHOLE WORLD IS FALLING DOWN
KEN PARKER
CHOCKING KIND
KEN PARKER
SHAKE UP
VICEROYS
TELLING ME LIES
NORMA FRASER
HI JACK
JACKIE MITTOO
SUFFERATION
TREVOR CLARKE
OCEANS 11
THE CITY SLICKERS
GOOD GOOD RUDIE
THE WAILERS
LOVE ME FOR EVER
CARLTON AND HIS SHOES
HAPPY LAND
CARLTON AND HIS SHOES
MONEY MAKER
IM & DAVID
DOOR PEEP
BURNING SPEAR
AFRIKAAN BEAT
LESTER STERLING
SATISFACTION
THE PARAGONS
SEE DEM A COME
ZOOT SIMMS
HAVE A GOOD TIME
KEN PARKER
IF YOU KNEW
THE GAYLADS
 JOY IN THE MORNING
THE GAYLADS

Rob Chapman's Down Beat site for more STUDIO 1  .

Other pages: 


86

USA

THE GUYS WITH SOUL * PART 2 * PART 3 *** GIRLS WITH SOUL * PAGE 2 *** GROUPS WITH SOUL * PAGE 2 *** MEN WITH RHYTHM & BLUES *** WOMEN WITH RHYTHM & BLUES *** GROUPS R&B / DOO WOP *** BLUES AND BALLADS *** 70s SOUL AND FUNK *** INSTRUMENTALS *** ROCK AND ROLL ***


JA

SKA VOCALS *** SKA INSTRUMENTALS *** ROCK STEADY *** EARLY REGGAE / SKINHEAD *** PAGE TWO *** MILITANT *** ROOTS / DUB / VERSIONS * CHAPTER 2 *** RASTAFARI / DIDACTIC / ROOTS SPIRITUALS *** PAGE 2 *** PRE-SKA *** STUDIO ONE *** DJ's / TOASTING *** LOVE SONGS / LOVERS ***


OTHERS

*** FEATURE PAGE 1 *** FEATURE PAGE 2 *** FEATURE 3 *** FEATURE 4 *** FEATURE 5 *** FEATURE 6 *** FEATURE 7 *** PHYLLIS DILLON *** TIMI YURO *** COXSONE DODD *** RAY CHARLES *** JOHN PEEL *** JUSTIN HINDS *** HURRICANE KATRINA *** DESMOND DEKKER *** ALTON ELLIS *** BO DIDDLEY ***