Ken Boothe

Had Ken Boothe been born in Birmingham, Alabama or Memphis...

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Desmond Dekker

Desmond Dekker’s impact of upon the world of music can never...

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Clancy Eccles

Born in Dean Pen in St Mary’s near Highgate on December 9th 1940…

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Alton Ellis

Paying a fitting tribute to the career of Alton Nehemiah Ellis in just a…

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Ethiopians

The Ethiopians (Originally The Ethiopian Children) were one of Jamaica's most influential vocal groups during their heyday.

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Marcia Griffiths

The white hot heat of the reggae business with its insatiable appetite…

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The Heptones

‘Quite frankly there is absolutely no necessity for an introduction…

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John Holt

John Holt was born in Greenwich Town, a seaside community that…

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Gregory Isaacs

I recall the time I first met Gregory Anthony Isaacs. He had come to…

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Joe Mansano

‘He was the oracle everyone went to when it came to Ska in the…

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The Paragons

‘Let’s Go And Have Some Fun, On The Beach, Where There Is A…

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Lee 'Scratch' Perry

For many Jamaican music purists, Reggae reached its creative its…

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Zap Pow

Throughout the seventies, Zap Pow was arguably Jamaica’s most…

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U Roy

Considering how much they’ve had to rely on often-vague recollections…

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The Pioneers

The Sixties was the golden age for Jamaican vocal trios..

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Dennis Brown

Over the past half-century, Jamaica has spawned an array of gifted performers, many of whom have gone on to achieve international recognition for their talent.

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Lloyd Charmers

Lloyd Winston Tyrell, a man who became widely known as Lloyd Charmers, was a profound talent, who as a performer, songwriter and producer left an indelible mark upon Jamaica's music industry.

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Toots & The Maytals

Few performers can command the respect and admiration widely accorded to Frederick 'Toots' Hibbert.

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Bob Andy

In the late sixties, Bob Andy was instrumental in raising social consciousness in Jamaican music to a new level, and by so doing profoundly influencing its future development.

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Derrick Morgan

In the early 1960’s, when the Jamaican recording industry was still very much in its infancy, the local music scene was dominated by a mere handful of performers. Among these musical pioneers were Laurel Aitken, Owen Gray, Wilfred ‘Jackie’ Edwards and, of course, Derrick Morgan.

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Bob Marley & The Wailers

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Boris Gardiner

Although the manifest talents of Boris Gardiner have beat at the heart of reggae music from its early beginnings he still remains relatively unsung, despite contributing far more to the music than many other more celebrated ‘stars’.

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Joe Gibbs

Joe Gibbs produced some of the most influential and significant recordings ever to see issue in Jamaica.

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King Tubby

Although over two decades have passed since King Tubby was tragically taken from us, he remains one of the most enigmatic personalities in Jamaican music.

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Pluto Shervington

Some might argue that Pluto’s style is nothing more than the Jamaican equivalent of music hall. Others might compare his tales to that of a Calypsonian. But whatever camp you choose with lyrics such as those in his hit, ‘Ram Goat Liver’, based on a traditional Jamaican folk song, he clearly has a unique way of telling a good story.

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Owen Gray

Owen Gray has the distinction of being one of the pioneers of Jamaican music, standing alongside such luminaries as Derrick Morgan, Wilfred ‘Jackie’ Edwards, and Cuban-born Laurel Aitken.

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