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Dennis Brown - 100% match to Gregory Isaacs

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Dennis Emanuel Brown, 1 February 1957, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 1 July 1999, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Regularly billed as ‘the Crown Prince of Reggae’, it was only Brown’s self-effacing nature that denied him advancement to the office of king. Loved in reggae music like no other singer, Brown was regularly courted by the major record labels, a Read more

Steel Pulse - 87% match to Gregory Isaacs

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Probably the UK’s most highly regarded roots reggae outfit, Steel Pulse originally formed at Handsworth School, Birmingham, and comprised David Hinds (lead vocals, guitar), Basil Gabbidon (lead guitar, vocals) and Ronnie McQueen (bass). However, it is Hinds who, as songwriter, has always been the driving force behind Steel Pulse, from their early days establishing themselv Read more

Freddie McGregor - 83% match to Gregory Isaacs

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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c.1955, Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies. McGregor entered the Jamaican music business at the precocious age of seven, singing backing vocals with ska duo the Clarendonians at Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One. He stayed with Dodd throughout the rest of the decade and into the early 70s, acting as a session drummer and backing singer as well as cutting sides such as ‘Why Di Read more

Barrington Levy - 66% match to Gregory Isaacs

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 April 1964, Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies. Barrington Levy was one of the first singers to challenge the dominance of DJs in 80s dancehall reggae, although his earliest recording, under the name of the Mighty Multitude (‘My Black Girl’ in 1977), predated that era. Another early single, ‘A Long Long Time Since We Don’t Have No Love’ in 1978, foll Read more

Culture - 65% match to Gregory Isaacs

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Culture became the runaway success of 1977 with their single ‘Two Sevens Clash’ for Joe Gibbs, and with an album of the same name and the follow-up Baldhead Bridge, they came to dominate reggae with their stark prophecy and apocalyptic warnings. They even found a sympathetic ear in the emergent punk audience of the period. The group, originally known as the African Di Read more

Sugar Minott - 65% match to Gregory Isaacs

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

Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers - 63% match to Gregory Isaacs

Genres: Dance Reggae
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Jacob Miller - 61% match to Gregory Isaacs

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Reggae
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c.1955, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 23 March 1980. Miller recorded his first record for Coxsone Dodd, entitled ‘Love Is A Message’ (aka ‘Let Me Love You’) in 1968, aged just 13. The song was not a hit, however, and Miller had to wait a few years before he returned to the studio. In 1974 he recorded a number of singles for Augustus Pablo, including ‘Each Read more

Cornell Campbell - 60% match to Gregory Isaacs

Genres: Reggae
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Frankie Paul - 57% match to Gregory Isaacs

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Paul Blake, Jamaica, West Indies. Blind from birth, Paul had his sight partially restored as a child on a hospital ship. When Stevie Wonder visited Paul’s special school, he was encouraged by his school friends and teachers to sing for him. Legend has it that Stevie was so impressed by the youth’s precocious talent that from that point, Paul Blake decided to make s Read more

John Holt - 56% match to Gregory Isaacs

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 July 1947, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. At the age of 12 Holt’s voice was a regular feature of the talent contests run by Vere Johns at various Jamaican theatres, and by 1963 Holt had cut his first single, ‘I Cried A Tear’/‘Forever I’ll Stay’, for Leslie Kong’s Beverley’s label. Holt also recorded duets with Alton Ellis for Randy Read more

Burning Spear - 55% match to Gregory Isaacs

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Peter Tosh - 50% match to Gregory Isaacs

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Winston Hubert McIntosh, 19 October 1944, Grange Hill, Westmoreland, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 11 September 1987, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Of all the reggae singers from the mid-60s, no-one else ‘came on strong’ like Peter Tosh, who declared it so on his anthem, ‘I’m The Toughest’. He provided the bite to Bob Marley’s bark in the original Read more

Black Uhuru - 49% match to Gregory Isaacs

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Jamaica by Rudolph ‘Garth’ Dennis, Derrick ‘Duckie’ Simpson (24 June 1950) and Euvin ‘Don Carlos’ Spencer in 1974, Black Uhuru first recorded a version of Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Romancing To The Folk Song’ for Dynamic’s Top Cat label as Uhuru (the Swahili word for ‘freedom’), which met with limited success. De Read more

Beres Hammond - 47% match to Gregory Isaacs

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Beresford Hammond, 1955, St. Mary, Jamaica, West Indies. Success came late to Hammond in the form of numerous awards for Best Male Vocalist during the early 90s. He joined Zap Pow as a teenager after singing on local talent shows. By the time Hammond left the group in 1980, he had already recorded his debut, Soul Reggae, which was produced by Willie Lindo, and was working on Read more


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