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Duke Reid

Duke Reid was a Jamaican record producer, DJ and label owner. He ran one of the most popular sound systems of the 1950s and founded Trojan Records[?], which released many extremely popular calypso music, jump blues and American R&B singles in the late 1950s. In the 1960s, Reid founded a series of other labels that signed many of the most important ska and reggae artists. He was still extremely active in the 1970s, working with legendary dub artist U-Roy. He died in 1974 after having suffered from a severe illness for the last year.



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