Coxson, Drummond's music at The Hut tomorrow
Clement 'Sir Coxson Downbeat' Dodd, record producer, sound system operator, and entrepreneur, and Don Drummond, trombonist and composer who is noted for his eccentricity, are recognised internationally as two of the greatest contributors to Jamaican music,
Drummond, rated as one of the world's greatest trombonists by his peers locally and internationally, died in the Bellevue Hospital on May 6, 1969. Dodd, heralded throughout the music world as 'the father of Jamaican music', died on May 4, 2004, at his Studio One Records recording studio and factory.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 6, Sounds & Pressure (organisers of Meet Me at the Corner of Beat and Charles every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Hut, 121 Orange Street, at the corner of Charles Street) will pay tribute to the two Jamaican cultural icons. From 2-6 p.m., Dexter 'The Ska Professor' Campbell, a world rated Jamaican selector, and from 6-10 p.m., Naoto, a top Japanese selector, will entertain with the music of Drummond and from the Studio One catalogue of Dodd.
"It is all about reviving the musical heritage of downtown Kingston," explained Sounds & Pressure's CEO Julian 'Jingles' Reynolds "Sounds & Pressure is working in partnership with the Urban Development Corporation to revitalise downtown Kingston through a series of events which include refocusing on the rich musical heritage and cultural values of Kingston."
Every Wednesday, leading selectors and musicologists play at The Hut from their prized music collections.
The sessions are sponsored by The Gleaner Company, Power 106 FM, Kool FM, Vintage Boss Production, and New Budget Supplies. The sound system for the sessions is provided by Witty 'Soultone' Henry.