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The advent of the 12” single, with either a dub section or a deejay’s commentary added to the vocal, and of the ‘showcase’ album, which collected half a dozen vocaldebut mixes on one album, kept dub alive as 1980s dawned. However, dub was becoming less surprising, even formulaic, and Jamaican music was undergoing another major change. A new generation of singers and deejays became known for their ability to improvise lyrics live in the dance well-loved Studio one rhythms.

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