It wasn't that these tunes were exactly new to Coxsone Dodd. It was the fact that the music was being played at rented apartments and in open air venues using a PA system that gave him the idea to set himself up as the person who provides the music and get paid for his efforts. Hence, on his return to Jamaica he brought with him a PA system equipment along with turntable and a box with a selection of records. Clement Dodd named his PA system "Downbeat Ruler" and began playing his new records in competition with other sound systems that he had brought back from the United States of America!
Coxsone brought back such as musical genre as bebop, jazz, and rhythm & blues for the customers that regularly visited his parents liquor store, which was to be found on Laws Street, in Kingston, Jamaica. His selection of music that he played was much enjoyed by the customers. His parents noted the potential of their son's idea with the music being played for the visitors to their liquor store. They moved from Laws Street to Beeston Street, this new premises had a much larger liquor store, and that's when Clement "Coxsone" Dodd really began his love relationship with music and sounds!
From the humble beginning of becoming a sound system operator and proprietor with his PA sound system and getting orders to play his selection of music at house parties night clubs and wedding receptions, Clement Dodd could see his future developing in his new found operation and expanding to larger sound system sets. From the PA system to owning several sound systems that could be made available for the purpose of hiring out his sounds to various venues ranging from night clubs to large dancehalls and open air garden parties and other festivities!