Female producers in Jamaican music industry?

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Female producers in Jamaican music industry?

Postby Laurits » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:42 pm

I´ve enjoyed a lot of Sonia Pottinger´s early productions the last couple of days, and i´ve wondered how influencial females have been in jamaican music industry throughout the years? To be honest Pottinger is the only female record producer am aware of, but have there been any other notable female personalities on the controls or "behind the scene"?

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Re: Female producers in Jamaican music industry?

Postby roots tradition » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:16 pm

Not in JA but Rhythm Queen co-produced Horace Andy's Elementary lp.
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Re: Female producers in Jamaican music industry?

Postby kalcidis » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:28 pm

Not too many female producers I know of. Pottinger is of course the most known and a brilliant one at that. The late Valerie Chang Cowan (she used to be married to Tommy Cowan) produced Massive Dread's second album Strictly ... Bubbling -- a horrible story how she was murdered. I don't know how much they actually arranged of the music though.

Beres Hammonds daughter is also a arranger/producer but not the most interesting I've heard. She's called the Wizard.
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Re: Female producers in Jamaican music industry?

Postby Reggie Love » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:52 pm

Jah Bouks had a big hit last year with Angola, which was produced by his mum! (according to Rodigan)
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Re: Female producers in Jamaican music industry?

Postby SteveT » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:15 am

Cecile used to produce the bashment sides for the King of Kings label in the early 2000s
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Re: Female producers in Jamaican music industry?

Postby dj745 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:21 pm

Jah Bouks Angola was produced by his mum who is also his manager- It took about 7 years to make the song. I had the pleasure to meet them both last week in Kingston.
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Re: Female producers in Jamaican music industry?

Postby RB » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:53 pm

i forget her name but the producer of the 60s label DELTONE was a woman
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Re: Female producers in Jamaican music industry?

Postby lankou » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:35 am

Tanya Stephens produced a number of tunes (some alongside Barry O'hare) and had the Tarentula label, among others.
Coxone's mum also was involved in her son's business.
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Re: Female producers in Jamaican music industry?

Postby beenie bongo » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:29 pm

I think Norma Dodd was credited as co-producer on some Studio 1 releases.

Sonia Moodie, Norma Dodd's sister, was also credited as producer on some Don One releases.
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Re: Female producers in Jamaican music industry?

Postby Laurits » Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:54 pm

Interesting - thank you so much for your replies!
Hmm, it was also my first thought that there wouldn´t be that many female producers in the history of JA music, but i guess that must be a world tendency more than a Jamaican tendency.
Anyways, thank you for the anwers!
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Re: Female producers in Jamaican music industry?

Postby lankou » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:04 pm

Judy Mowatt produced a good number of tunes on her Ashandan label. Seems like Carlene Davis also did some productions.
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