Clement ‘Coxone’ Dodd is a legendary figure in terms of Jamaica’s music industry. From the late 50s his Downbeat Sound System was one of a select few that ran things in Jamaica and he turned its success into one of the most respected record companies ever—Studio One. Born in 1932, Dodd was young, hip and committed from the get-go. He began by playing music on a record player at his parent’s liquor store on Laws and then Beeston Streets. By the time King Edwards the Giant had taken over as the number 1 ‘sound’ in Kingston Coxone was ready to record and release music by virtually every major Jamaican artist who could reach the microphone.