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Barry Brown - 87% match to Sugar Minott

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 2000s
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c.1962, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Brown’s first release was ‘Girl You’re Always On My Mind’ (produced by Bunny Lee) which had little impact. However, his militant roots-style vocals, similar to Linval Thompson, soon earned him international acclaim. In 1979 he had a hit with ‘Step It Up Youthman’, which led to an album of the same name. Hi Read more

Johnny Clarke - 86% match to Sugar Minott

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

Freddie McGregor - 75% match to Sugar Minott

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

Mighty Diamonds - 71% match to Sugar Minott

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

Frankie Paul - 67% match to Sugar Minott

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

Dennis Brown - 62% match to Sugar Minott

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

Junior Delgado - 60% match to Sugar Minott

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Oscar Hibbert, 25 August 1958, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 11 April 2005, London, England. While still at school, Junior ‘Jux’ Delgado won prizes for singing at concerts and local talent contests. In 1973, Lee Perry produced his first recordings, ‘Reaction’ and ‘The Twenty Third Psalm’ with Time Unlimited and Orville Smith and Glasford Ma Read more

Lone Ranger - 60% match to Sugar Minott

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Anthony Waldron. The Lone Ranger was one of the late 70s’ most lyrically inventive DJs, with a considerable influence on the British school of MCing. Waldron spent a large proportion of his formative years in the UK, which perhaps accounted for his radically different stance, and, like so many others, he began his own recording career at Studio One. Welton Irie partnere Read more

Hugh Mundell - 56% match to Sugar Minott

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 2000s
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14 June 1962, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 1983. Hugh Mundell made his first recording for producer Joe Gibbs, the unreleased ‘Where Is Natty Dread’, while barely in his teens. After this false start, his career really began when his precocious talent impressed session player/producer Augustus Pablo. Pablo enlisted his services as a DJ alongside Jah Bull on h Read more

The Heptones - 55% match to Sugar Minott

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

Don Carlos - 50% match to Sugar Minott

Genres: Reggae
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Gregory Isaacs - 49% match to Sugar Minott

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 July 1950, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Reggae superstar Gregory Isaacs has seldom looked back during a career that has gone from strength to strength, and while many rock stars like to toy with an ‘outlaw’ image, Isaacs is the real thing - the ultimate rude boy reggae star - who shows no signs of slowing down.Like so many other others Read more

Cocoa Tea - 46% match to Sugar Minott

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

Delroy Wilson - 46% match to Sugar Minott

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

Dennis Alcapone - 45% match to Sugar Minott

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

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