Siggy Jackson

Also known as Jackson, S. Jackson

Discography of Siggy Jackson:

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Siggy Jackson took over from Jack Chilks as Emil Shalits partner running [url=http://www.discogs.com/label/Melodisc+(3)]Melodisc Records[/url] in 1953, where he was involved in the licencing and production of the earliest imported and home-grown Calypso, High-Life, Jazz, and Cha-Cha in Britain.

With the advent of Jamaican Blues he went on to form the legendary [url=http://www.discogs.com/label/Blue+Beat]Blue Beat[/url] label in 1960. [url=http://www.discogs.com/label/Blue+Beat]Blue Beat[/url] released over 400 singles and many LPs between 1960/67, and was the dominant label for releasing Jamaican and UK recorded music during that period - to the extent that Blue Beat became the generic term for Jamaican music in Britain during the '60s.

Siggy parted company with [url=http://www.discogs.com/label/Melodisc+(3)]Melodisc[/url] in 1967 and went to [url=http://www.discogs.com/label/EMI]EMI[/url] where he formed the [url=http://www.discogs.com/label/Columbia+Blue+Beat]Columbia Blue Beat[/url] label, releasing some 20 UK produced records.

The label was dormant for years (licenced to [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Buster+Bloodvessel]Buster Bloodvessel[/url] for a few releases in the 80s) until Marcus of No. 1 Station approached him with the idea of a "Blue Beat Revival".


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