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Duke Reid

Arthur “Duke” Reid CD (21 July 1915 – 1 January 1975) was a Jamaican record producer, DJ and label owner.

He ran one of the most popular sound systems of the 1950s called Reid’s Sound System, whilst Duke himself was known as The Trojan possibly named after the British-made trucks used to transport the equipment. In the 1960s, Reid founded record label Treasure Isle, named after his liquor store, that produced ska and rocksteady music. He was still active in the early 1970s, working with toaster U-Roy. He died in early 1975 after having suffered from a severe illness for the last year.

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