In the late fifties, leading Jamaican sound system operator, Arthur 'Duke' Reid began producing his own recordings, promptly becoming one of the island's most powerful and influential record company owners.
Throughout the sixties and early seventies, Reid issued scores of Ska, Rock Steady and Reggae hits, created at his famed Treasure Isle studio in Kingston, but tragically, his untimely passing in 1975 brought a premature end to his reign as Jamaica's leading producer.
Today, his catalogue is widely considered among the finest and
most important recorded works of the golden age of Jamaican music,
yet it is only now, commencing with the 'Treasure Isle Presents'
range, that his music is finally receiving the due attention it so
A fuller label biography will follow shortly.