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...While a more prominent diaspora had already introduced Jamaican music to the British mainstream, in 1969 Desmond Dekker became the first Jamaican artist performing Jamaican music to have a Top 10 single in the United States. Born Desmond...

Ska in Europe

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...First emerging as a music and dance style between the late 1950s and the early 1960s, ska is usually considered the first homegrown Jamaican music genre, combining elements of US R&B and jazz with folk music traditions. Due to the legacy...