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Johnny Clarke - 93% match to Keith Hudson

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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January 1955, Jamaica, West Indies. After winning a talent contest at Bull Bay on the south-western coast of Jamaica, Johnny Clarke made his first record, ‘God Made The Sea And Sun’, which flopped. His next two releases for producer Rupie Edwards, ‘Everyday Wandering’ and ‘Julie’, both enjoyed considerable sales in Jamaica and among expatriate c Read more

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: Pop / Rock 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

Scientist - 67% match to Keith Hudson

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Reggae World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Overton Brown, 1960, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Scientist burst onto the reggae scene in the early 80s with a reckless mixing style that seemed to outdo even King Tubby’s wildest extravaganzas. He began his career as an engineer at Studio One in 1978, mixing the dub to Sugar Minott’s ‘Oh Mr DC’, among others. Shortly afterwards he became a prot&eacut Read more

Big Youth - 66% match to Keith Hudson

Genres: Reggae
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Revolutionaries - 62% match to Keith Hudson

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
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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

Dennis Alcapone - 53% match to Keith Hudson

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Dennis Smith, 6 August 1947, Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies. Initially inspired by U-Roy, Alcapone began DJing for El Paso Hi-Fi in 1969. He was the first DJ to enjoy success on record after U-Roy, and likewise the first to challenge his dominance. His initial records were made for youth producer and sometime ghetto dentist Keith Hudson, with titles including ‘Shades O 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


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