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When Christopher Columbus goes ashore after a long journey across the ocean in 1492 he initially is not in America but in Jamaica.

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Back in Jamaica they then play those LPs during parties and celebrations.

This leads to the very first sound systems: a music installation that is anchored on a sound truck, which provides feasts of music.

After several years of experiencing and adapting, this results in Jamaica’s own music genre: Ska.

This is characterized by a dominant after (or off-) beat rhythm, in which the guitar accentuates the second and fourth beat in quadruple time.

Staying ahead of the competition was mostly a matter of always having the latest and greatest music.

That music was at that time manufactured by the people themselves, recorded and produced entirely in self-owned recording studios.After a while, more and more of these party trucks where created, which resulted in a lot of competition between these moving discotheques.The popularity with the public must continually be earned over and over again.When the small radio sets become affordable in the fifties, however, Jamaica turns into an island of Rhythm and Blues that is emitted from nearby New Orleans.Music fans regularly travel back and forth to this American city to buy single LPs of the popular Rhythm and Blues bands and artists.Wife Jokes Wife Program Windows 98 Errors Windows Messages Wise Thoughts Witnesses Visiting Women And Dogs Women and Drinks Women's Dictionary Women's Meanings Women's Needs Women's Point System Women's Questions Women Superiority Women's Vocabulary Women Timeline Word Definitions Work Dumps Work Laws Work Phrases World Domination Worlds Smallest Books Writing Techniques Y Year 2000 Programs Year Book Secrets You're A Mom When...