The Paragons Similar Artists

Derrick Morgan - 63% match to The Paragons

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Alton Ellis - 62% match to The Paragons

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

Ken Boothe - 62% match to The Paragons

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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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

The Uniques - 60% match to The Paragons

Genres: R&B / Soul
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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

The Heptones - 50% 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 - 44% 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

Prince Buster - 42% match to The Paragons

Genres: Reggae
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The Maytals - 41% match to The Paragons

Genres: Reggae
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Tommy McCook - 41% match to The Paragons

Genres: Reggae
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Toots & The Maytals - 41% match to The Paragons

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Arguably, the Maytals were only ever kept from becoming ‘international’ artists by the runaway success of Bob Marley And The Wailers in the 70s. Rumour has it that Island Records’ Chris Blackwell originally only signed the Wailers because he was unable to obtain the Maytals’ signatures at the time. Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert (1945, May Pen, Jamai Read more

Desmond Dekker - 36% match to The Paragons

Genres: Jazz 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

Marcia Griffiths - 36% match to The Paragons

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


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