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Oswald 'Count Ossie' Williams' influence extended far beyond the camp in Rockfort, east Kingston, where he hosted extended music sessions in which the drums and brass instruments featured heavily. The musicians, including the core of the Skatalites, went on to define another stage in the development of Jamaican music.

While the ensemble he led was still named the Count Ossie Group (it later developed into the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari, with the addition of horn players through Cedric Brooks), in 1960 the drumming was fused with the Folkes Brothers singing and Prince Buster's production in the enduring, Oh Carolina. Count Ossie died in 1976 when he was just 50 years old and, unfortunately, in the way of many an outstanding Jamaican musician, there has been scant consistent acknowledgement of his contribution.