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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

Sugar Minnott - 77% match to Gregory Isaacs

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Sugar Minott - 77% 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

Barrington Levy - 73% 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

Burning Spear - 71% match to Gregory Isaacs

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Freddie McGregor - 71% 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

Black Uhuru - 70% 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

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

Steel Pulse - 63% 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

Israel Vibration - 62% match to Gregory Isaacs

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Comprising Cecil ‘Skeleton’ Spence, Albert ‘Apple’ Craig and Lascelles ‘Wiss’ Bulgrin, this vocal group was formed while the members, all crippled in infancy during the polio epidemic that swept Jamaica in the 50s, were inmates at Kingston’s Mona Rehabilitation Centre. Resident since childhood, they were expelled after they began to grow dread Read more

Jacob Miller - 62% match to Gregory Isaacs

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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

John Holt - 62% 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

Peter Tosh - 61% 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

Horace Andy - 59% match to Gregory Isaacs

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Horace Hinds, 19 February 1951, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. This artist was affectionately renamed Andy as a tribute to Bob Andy, in respect of their mutual songwriting abilities, by Coxsone Dodd. Horace, also known as Sleepy, has always been a favoured vocalist among reggae fans and his eerie, haunting style has been imitated endlessly by scores of lesser talents over t Read more

Mighty Diamonds - 59% match to Gregory Isaacs

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the most famous Jamaican vocal groups of the 70s and 80s, the Mighty Diamonds was formed in 1969 by lead vocalist Donald ‘Tabby’ Shaw with Fitzroy ‘Bunny’ Simpson and Lloyd ‘Judge’ Ferguson providing the harmonies and occasional lead. They recorded unsuccessfully for Stranger Cole and Rupie Edwards, among others, before their breakthrough in Read more


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