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Slim Smith - 100% match to Ken Boothe

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Delroy Wilson - 97% match to Ken Boothe

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

The Melodians - 88% match to Ken Boothe

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Jamaican vocal trio comprising Brent Dowe (29 June 1946, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 29 January 2006), Tony Brevett and Trevor McNaughton. Renford Cogle was also a member of the group throughout their career. He made a major contribution as songwriter on many of the trio’s biggest hits, but apparently not as a vocalist. They started singing in Kingston’s amateur talen Read more

Alton Ellis - 84% match to Ken Boothe

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1944, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Ellis, Jamaica’s most soulful singer, celebrated 30 years in the business several years ago and yet he is still making important records. In many ways he epitomizes the story of reggae vocalists: a start in the business at a very early age, massive popularity for a limited period, and a gradual decline in prominence while continuing Read more

The Paragons - 75% match to Ken Boothe

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
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

John Holt - 60% match to Ken Boothe

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

The Heptones - 58% match to Ken Boothe

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

Dennis Alcapone - 57% match to Ken Boothe

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

Marcia Griffiths - 56% match to Ken Boothe

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Griffiths is arguably the most consistently successful female vocalist in the history of reggae music, having recorded in every one of the myriad of styles in Jamaican music, from ska through to an 80s rap crossover record. Her precocious talent was recognized very early by producers Coxsone Dodd and Byron Lee, who were competing for her fathe Read more

Cornell Campbell - 54% match to Ken Boothe

Genres: Reggae
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Jackie Edwards - 51% match to Ken Boothe

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Wilfred Edwards, 1938, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 15 August 1992. The honeyed tones of Jackie Edwards graced hundreds of ska, R&B, soul, rocksteady, reggae and ballad recordings since he composed and sang ‘Your Eyes Are Dreaming’, a sentimental ballad, and the gentle Latin-beat ‘Tell Me Darling’, for future Island Records owner Chris Blackwell in 1959 Read more

Sugar Minott - 50% match to Ken Boothe

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

The Maytals - 46% match to Ken Boothe

Genres: Reggae
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The Uniques - 46% match to Ken Boothe

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Johnny Clarke - 43% match to Ken Boothe

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


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