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Delroy Wilson - 100% match to The Heptones

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

Sugar Minott - 82% match to The Heptones

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

Ken Boothe - 81% match to The Heptones

Genres: Reggae
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22 March 1946, Denham Town, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Boothe began his recording career with Stranger Cole in the duo Stranger And Ken, releasing titles including ‘World’s Fair’, ‘Hush’, ‘Artibella’ and ‘All Your Friends’ from 1963-65. When the rocksteady rhythm began to evolve during 1966, Boothe recorded ‘Feel Good Read more

Cornell Campbell - 80% match to The Heptones

Genres: Reggae
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Alton Ellis - 75% match to The Heptones

Genres: Reggae
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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 - 68% match to The Heptones

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 - 67% match to The Heptones

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

Freddie McGregor - 62% match to The Heptones

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

Dennis Brown - 61% match to The Heptones

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

The Upsetters - 56% match to The Heptones

Genres: Reggae
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Culture - 54% match to The Heptones

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Culture became the runaway success of 1977 with their single ‘Two Sevens Clash’ for Joe Gibbs, and with an album of the same name and the follow-up Baldhead Bridge, they came to dominate reggae with their stark prophecy and apocalyptic warnings. They even found a sympathetic ear in the emergent punk audience of the period. The group, originally known as the African Di Read more

Marcia Griffiths - 54% match to The Heptones

Genres: 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

I-Roy - 53% match to The Heptones

Genres: Reggae
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Gregory Isaacs - 51% match to The Heptones

Genres: Reggae
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

U-Roy - 51% match to The Heptones

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


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