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Ken Boothe - 61% match to The Paragons

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

Delroy Wilson - 59% match to The Paragons

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

Alton Ellis - 55% match to The Paragons

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 Uniques - 52% match to The Paragons

Genres: R&B / Soul
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The Heptones - 36% match to The Paragons

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

John Holt - 32% match to The Paragons

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

Marcia Griffiths - 31% match to The Paragons

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

Desmond Dekker - 29% match to The Paragons

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Desmond Adolphus Dacres, 16 July 1941, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 25 May 2006, London, England. Dacres spent much of his orphaned childhood near Seaforth in St. Thomas before returning to Kingston, where he worked as a welder. His workmates encouraged him to seek a recording audition and, after receiving rejections from leading producers Clement Dodd and Duke Reid, Read more

Laurel Aitken - 28% match to The Paragons

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Oliver Stephens, 22 April 1927, Cuba, d. 17 July 2005, Leicester, England. Of mixed Cuban and Jamaican descent, Laurel, with his five brothers (including the veteran guitarist Bobby Aitken) and sisters, settled in his father’s homeland, Jamaica, in 1938. In the 40s he earned a living singing calypso for the Jamaican Tourist Board, as visitors alighted at Kingston Harbou Read more

The Federals - 28% match to The Paragons

Genres: R&B / Soul
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The Sensations - 25% match to The Paragons

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 2000s
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This Philadelphia R&B ensemble featured the warm, chirpy lead of Yvonne Mills Baker (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA). The group was formed in 1954, and in 1956 they had two minor ballad hits, a remake of the old standard ‘Yes Sir, That’s My Baby’ (US R&B number 15) and ‘Please Mr. Disc Jockey’ (US R&B number 13) for the Atlantic Records Read more

Cornell Campbell - 23% match to The Paragons

Genres: Reggae
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The Upsetters - 19% match to The Paragons

Genres: Reggae
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Junior Byles - 18% match to The Paragons

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Keith Byles, 1948, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Growing up in the Jonestown district of Kingston, Byles started work as a fireman in his late teens. By 1967 he had formed the Versatiles with Louis Davis and a youth named Earl Dudley. The trio recorded a series of titles for producer Joe Gibbs during 1968/9, including ‘Just Can’t Win’, ‘Trust The Book&# Read more

The Selecter - 18% match to The Paragons

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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When Coventry, England’s Specials needed a b-side for their own debut, ‘Gangsters’, they approached fellow local musician Neol Davies. With the assistance of John Bradbury aka Prince Rimshot (drums), and Barry Jones (trombone), Davies concocted the instrumental track ‘The Selecter’. Released on the Specials’ own 2-Tone label, the single took off wi Read more


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