In 1950s the diet of the sound system was US r&b crossed over to white teenage audience in the form of rock ā€˜nā€™ roll, it caused a problem for sound systems owners in Jamaica, because they could no longer guaranteed a continuing supply of their preferred music the fast shuffle boogies and plaintive ballads of the duy now outmoded US model. So the decided to record their own for a couple of years the music they produce closely follow the US pattern, but then it began to sound more Jamaican the rhythm guitar, strumming the offbeat, became more prominent, echoing the type of rhythm found in mento, where it was played on the banjo. The drums changed as well, with a base-drum emphasis on the third beat that gave a real to the boogie-shuffle.

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