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Sly & Robbie - 53% match to The Royals

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sly Dunbar (Lowell Charles Dunbar, 10 May 1952, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies; drums) and Robbie Shakespeare (b. 27 September 1953, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies; bass) have probably played on more reggae records than the rest of Jamaica’s many session musicians put together. The pair began working together as a team in 1975 and they quickly became Jamaica’s lead Read more

I-Roy - 47% match to The Royals

Genres: Reggae
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Joe Gibbs - 43% match to The Royals

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joel Gibson, 1943, Montego Bay, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 21 February 2008, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. After spending time in the USA working as an electronic engineer, Gibbs started in the music business selling records in his television repair shop situated in Beeston Street, Kingston. In 1966, he moved into record production, releasing his material on the Jogib, Shock Read more

The Uniques - 43% match to The Royals

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Alton Ellis - 33% match to The Royals

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

The Upsetters - 33% match to The Royals

Genres: Reggae
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Prince Jammy - 32% match to The Royals

Genres: Reggae
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Roots Radics - 31% match to The Royals

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Jamaican session band centred around a nucleus of Errol Holt (bass), Lincoln Valentine ‘Style’ Scott (drums) and Bingi Bunny (guitar). Other members at various times included Roy Hamilton (lead guitar), Sowell Radics (lead guitar), Dwight Pinkney (lead guitar), Carlton ‘Santz’ Davis (drums), Fish Clarke (drums) and Steely Johnson (later of Steely And Clevie Read more

Sugar Minnott - 30% match to The Royals

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Sugar Minott - 30% match to The Royals

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

The Heptones - 29% match to The Royals

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

Big Youth - 25% match to The Royals

Genres: Reggae
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Delroy Wilson - 25% match to The Royals

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 Brown - 25% match to The Royals

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

Ken Boothe - 24% match to The Royals

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


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