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Prince Far I - 91% match to Keith Hudson

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

Tapper Zukie - 85% match to Keith Hudson

Genres: Reggae
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Mighty Diamonds - 83% match to Keith Hudson

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

Prince Jammy - 77% match to Keith Hudson

Genres: Reggae
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Delroy Washington - 75% match to Keith Hudson

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 2000s
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1952, Westmoreland, Jamaica, West Indies. Washington arrived in Britain in the early 60s and soon became involved in the UK reggae scene. He worked in tour management and played a variety of instruments on various recording sessions. In 1971 he recorded some unreleased material for CBS Records in a group known as Rebel. Other bands who benefited from his professionalism incl Read more

King Tubby - 69% match to Keith Hudson

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Osbourne Ruddock, 28 January 1941, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 6 February 1989, Jamaica, West Indies. King Tubby grew up around High Holborn Street in Central Kingston before moving to the capital’s Waterhouse district in 1955. He started repairing radios and by the late 50s had begun to experiment with sound system amplifiers. By 1964 he was operating his own Tu Read more

Augustus Pablo - 57% match to Keith Hudson

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Horace Swaby, 21 June 1952, St. Andrew, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 18 May 1999, Kingston, Jamaica. Raised in Kingston’s middle-class Havendale district, the teenage Swaby was forced to leave Kingston College due to serious illness. Concentrating on music, he taught himself several instruments, including piano, organ, xylophone and clarinet. He was responsible for putting Read more

The Heptones - 53% match to Keith Hudson

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

The Twinkle Brothers - 53% match to Keith Hudson

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This group comprised Norman Grant (vocals, drums), Ralston Grant (vocals, rhythm guitar), Eric Barnard (piano), Karl Hyatt (vocals, percussion) and Albert Green (congas, percussion). All the members were born in Falmouth, Jamaica. Formed in 1962 by the Grant brothers, the Twinkles won various local musical awards and talent competitions before recording their earliest side,  Read more

Sugar Minott - 52% match to Keith Hudson

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

U-Roy - 52% match to Keith Hudson

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

The Congos - 50% match to Keith Hudson

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Jamaican vocal group (sometimes spelt Congoes) formed in the mid-70s by Cedric Myton (1947, St. Catherine, Jamaica, West Indies; falsetto) and ‘Ashanti’ Roy Johnson (b. Roydell Johnson, 12 April 1943, Kendal, Hanover, Jamaica, West Indies; tenor), with Watty Burnett (baritone) completing the classic line-up. For a brief period the trio recorded some of the most all Read more


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