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U-Roy - 70% match to Dennis Alcapone

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ewart Beckford, 1942, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. U-Roy began as a sound system DJ in 1961, spinning records for the Doctor Dickies set, later known as Dickies Dynamic, in such well-known Jamaican venues as Victoria Pier, Foresters Hall and Emmett Park. His inspiration was the DJ Winston Count Machuki, who worked for Coxsone Dodd and subsequently on Prince Buster’s Read more

Dillinger - 60% match to Dennis Alcapone

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 2000s
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Lester Bullocks, 25 June 1953, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. In 1971, Dillinger commenced his career as a DJ, working on the sound systems of Prince Jackie and El Brasso, where he initially imitated U-Roy, Dennis Alcapone and Big Youth, before forging his own style. In 1974, he recorded the excellent ‘Freshly’ for Yabby You, and the following year had a glut of m Read more

Junior Byles - 60% match to Dennis Alcapone

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Keith Byles, 1948, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Growing up in the Jonestown district of Kingston, Byles started work as a fireman in his late teens. By 1967 he had formed the Versatiles with Louis Davis and a youth named Earl Dudley. The trio recorded a series of titles for producer Joe Gibbs during 1968/9, including ‘Just Can’t Win’, ‘Trust The Book&# Read more

Delroy Wilson - 55% match to Dennis Alcapone

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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5 October 1948, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 6 March 1995, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Like Dennis Brown and Freddie McGregor, Delroy Wilson was barely out of short trousers when he recorded his debut single for Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One label. His first hit, ‘Joe Liges’ (1963), was written by Lee Perry, who at the time was working as a talent-spotte Read more

Barry Brown - 53% match to Dennis Alcapone

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 2000s
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c.1962, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Brown’s first release was ‘Girl You’re Always On My Mind’ (produced by Bunny Lee) which had little impact. However, his militant roots-style vocals, similar to Linval Thompson, soon earned him international acclaim. In 1979 he had a hit with ‘Step It Up Youthman’, which led to an album of the same name. Hi Read more

Lone Ranger - 53% match to Dennis Alcapone

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Anthony Waldron. The Lone Ranger was one of the late 70s’ most lyrically inventive DJs, with a considerable influence on the British school of MCing. Waldron spent a large proportion of his formative years in the UK, which perhaps accounted for his radically different stance, and, like so many others, he began his own recording career at Studio One. Welton Irie partnere Read more

The Heptones - 51% match to Dennis Alcapone

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Leroy Sibbles (1949, Jamaica, West Indies), Barry Llewellyn (b. 25 December 1947, Jamaica, West Indies) and Earl Morgan (b. 25 November 1945, Jamaica, West Indies) were without doubt the foremost rocksteady and reggae vocal trio, and their work together, especially for Studio One, set the standards by which all other Jamaican harmony groups are measured. They started with Ke Read more

Sugar Minott - 45% match to Dennis Alcapone

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lincoln Barrington Minott, 25 May 1956, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Minott was probably reggae music’s brightest hope throughout the early 80s, but his refusal to compromise and turn his back on either his roots or his ghetto companions has marginalized his influence, and he is now a peripheral figure, as opposed to the major force that he arguably deserves to be.Read more

Prince Far I - 37% match to Dennis Alcapone

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Michael Williams, c.1944, Spanish Town, Jamaica, d. 15 September 1983. Prince Far I, the voice of thunder, was originally a bouncer at the premises of Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One, Jamaica’s premier record label of the 60s and early 70s. A huge, muscular figure with impressive facial scars, he was known as a gentle giant with hidden depths. One day in 1970 King Stitt, Read more

Prince Jammy - 35% match to Dennis Alcapone

Genres: Reggae
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Roots Radics - 33% match to Dennis Alcapone

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Jamaican session band centred around a nucleus of Errol Holt (bass), Lincoln Valentine ‘Style’ Scott (drums) and Bingi Bunny (guitar). Other members at various times included Roy Hamilton (lead guitar), Sowell Radics (lead guitar), Dwight Pinkney (lead guitar), Carlton ‘Santz’ Davis (drums), Fish Clarke (drums) and Steely Johnson (later of Steely And Clevie Read more

The Paragons - 33% match to Dennis Alcapone

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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This R&B vocal group was formed in 1955 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. With their high false falsetto and exotic warbling, the Paragons represented a rock ‘n’ roll doo-wop sound - sometimes called ‘greasy’ - that was extremely popular on the east coast in the late 50s. The members were Al Brown (bass), Ricky Jackson (first tenor), Donald Travis (baritone), Read more

Hugh Mundell - 29% match to Dennis Alcapone

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 2000s
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14 June 1962, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 1983. Hugh Mundell made his first recording for producer Joe Gibbs, the unreleased ‘Where Is Natty Dread’, while barely in his teens. After this false start, his career really began when his precocious talent impressed session player/producer Augustus Pablo. Pablo enlisted his services as a DJ alongside Jah Bull on h Read more


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