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Tippatone (also known as (Lord) Tippatone Hifi [1] ) was an early Jamaican sound system. [2] Tippatone rose to prominence in the late 1960s, as the popularity of the second generation of sound systems (specifically Coxsone Dodd's Downbeat Sound System and Duke Reid's The Trojans) decreased, [1] and they were very popular in the early to mid-1970s. [2] Their selector was Jah Wise, who had started as a "boxboy," carrying equipment for the act, and quickly became their selector. [1]

Tippatone, like all sound systems, engaged in sound clashes; according to Jah Wise, those with King Twilight from Montego Bay were the most difficult. [3] Tippatone is one of the few sound system who has dubplates from Bob Marley. [4]

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  1. 1 2 3 Pham, Quoc. "Dance Gets Nice Again: Lord Tippatone Hifi with Selector Jah Wise in Brooklyn 11/20/09" . Retrieved 28 November 2010.
  2. 1 2 Veal, Michael E. (2007). Dub: soundscapes and shattered songs in Jamaican reggae. Wesleyan UP. p. 86. ISBN   978-0-8195-6572-3.
  3. "Foundation Style" . Retrieved 28 November 2010.
  4. Vendryes, Thomas; Carayol, Sébastien (2016). Jamaica Jamaica!. Paris, France: Philharmonie de Paris / La Découverte. p. 276. ISBN   978-2-7071-9428-2.