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Clement Dodd Dies

Clement “Coxsone” Dodd, who ran the legendary Studio One recording facility and record label, died Tuesday, May 4, from a heart attack. He was 72.

While Dodd is known to reggae and ska fans worldwide as one of the leading producers of Jamaican music — and the man who produced Bob Marley’s earliest records with the Wailers — he began his love affair with music through jazz. The man who became one of Jamaica’s leading sound-system DJs in the 1950s started out playing bebop and jazz records for customers visiting his parents’ liquor store in Kingston.

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