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Aswad - 100% match to Pato Banton

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in west London, England, in 1975, this premier UK reggae band originally comprised Brinsley ‘Dan’ Forde (Guyana; vocals/guitar), George ‘Ras Levi’ Oban (bass), Angus ‘Drummie Zeb’ Gaye (b. London, England; drums), Donald ‘Benjamin’ Griffiths (b. Jamaica, West Indies; vocals), and Courtney Hemmings (keyboards). Taking their name Read more

Freddie McGregor - 85% match to Pato Banton

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

Maxi Priest - 77% match to Pato Banton

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Max Alfred Elliott, 10 June 1962, Lewisham, London, England. Former carpenter Maxi Priest established himself as a hugely successful crossover reggae artist in the late 80s. Named by his mother after her fondness for Max Bygraves, Elliott took his new name upon his conversion to Rastafarianism (from Priest Levi, one of the figureheads of the 12 tribes of Israel). He made his Read more

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Third World - 69% match to Pato Banton

Genres: Reggae World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Reggae band blending roots and soul, comprising Michael ‘Ibo’ Cooper (keyboards), Stephen ‘Cat’ Coore (6 April 1950, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies; guitar/cello), Richard Daley (bass), Willie ‘Roots’ Stewart (drums), Irvin ‘Carrot’ Jarrett (percussion), Bunny Rugs (b. William Clarke, 6 February 1948, Mandeville, Jamaica, West Indies; Read more

Yellowman - 69% match to Pato Banton

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Winston Foster, 1959, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Yellowman was the DJing sensation of the early 80s and he achieved this status with a fair amount of talent and inventive and amusing lyrics. He built his early career around the fact that he was an albino and his success has to be viewed within its initial Jamaican context. The albino or ‘dundus’ is virtually a Read more

Big Mountain - 62% match to Pato Banton

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Big Mountain evolved from a San Diego, Californian reggae band, the Rainbow Warriors, in the mid-80s. They toured the USA playing gigs to the uninitiated, introducing a diluted form of reggae to American ears. The multicultural line-up, featuring Quino (vocals), Gregory Blakney (drums), Jerome Cruz (guitar), Lance Rhodes (drums, percussion), Manfred Reinke (keyboards) and Lynn Read more

Shabba Ranks - 56% match to Pato Banton

Genres: Dance Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Rexton Rawlston Gordon, 17 January 1966, St. Ann, Jamaica, West Indies. Ranks’ family moved from a country parish to Kingston when he was eight. By the age of 12 he was learning from DJs such as General Echo, Brigadier Jerry, Yellowman and Josey Wales. Ranks served his apprenticeship with the Roots Melody sound system under Admiral Bailey, and recorded his debut, ‘ Read more

Frankie Paul - 50% match to Pato Banton

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

Cocoa Tea - 49% match to Pato Banton

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Calvin George Scott, 3 September 1959, Rocky Point, Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies. Cocoa Tea began his career while still a child in Kingston in 1974, singing on a couple of obscure records for an equally obscure producer, Willie Francis; ‘Searching In The Hills’ was issued under the name of Calvin Scott. He vanished again until 1983, when, sporting dreadlocks an Read more

Inner Circle - 48% match to Pato Banton

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Inner Circle first emerged in the early 70s playing gigs at holiday hotels in Jamaica. The group comprised brothers Ian and Roger Lewis (guitars) and three future members of Third World, Stephen ‘Cat’ Coore (6 April 1950, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies), Richard Daley and Michael ‘Ibo’ Cooper. As Third World reassembled, the Lewis brothers recruited drumm Read more

Rita Marley - 44% match to Pato Banton

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Alpharita Anderson, Cuba. Wife of Bob Marley, Rita has enjoyed a successful solo career in her own right, both before and after her husband’s death in May 1981. She had originally worked with the Soulettes, a Studio One trio, where she first met Bob (who she married in 1966). She subsequently enjoyed several solo hits in Jamaica, among them ‘Pied Piper’. Proph Read more

Barrington Levy - 41% match to Pato Banton

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

Eek-A-Mouse - 41% match to Pato Banton

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ripton Joseph Hylton, 19 November 1957, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. It is not only Eek-A-Mouse’s 6 feet 6 inches height that make him one of Jamaica’s most individual talents. Hylton’s unusual name was originally that of a racehorse upon which he frequently lost money; when the horse finally won a race, he had, of course, refused to back it. ‘My Fathe Read more

Morgan Heritage - 39% match to Pato Banton

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Morgan Heritage initially comprised eight of Denroy Morgan’s children. The line-up featured Denroy Junior (1970, Jamaica, West Indies; drums) and Jeffrey (b. 1971, Jamaica, West Indies; lead guitar). The other six siblings were born in New York, USA: Una (b. 1973; vocals/keyboards), David (b. 1974; bass), Roy (b. 1976; vocals/keyboards) and Peter (b. 1977; vocals/keyboa Read more

Peter Tosh - 39% match to Pato Banton

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


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