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Barry Brown - 55% match to The Royals

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

The Heptones - 47% 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

Cornell Campbell - 46% match to The Royals

Genres: Reggae
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The Cables - 45% match to The Royals

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s
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The Cables recorded one classic album and a handful of tracks for various producers. Fronted by the fragile yet assertive voice of Keble (sometimes Keeble) Drummond, the Cables arrived at Studio One in the late 60s. It was a terrifically fertile time for the label, and the producer Coxsone Dodd already had his hands full with the Heptones, Delroy Wilson, the Termites and a numb Read more

Big Youth - 43% match to The Royals

Genres: Reggae
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Slim Smith - 38% match to The Royals

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Sugar Minott - 37% 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 Revolutionaries - 37% match to The Royals

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
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Dennis Alcapone - 33% match to The Royals

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

Keith Hudson - 32% match to The Royals

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1946, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 14 November 1984, New York, USA. As a youth, Hudson attended Boys Town School where his fellow pupils included Bob Marley, Delroy Wilson, Ken Boothe and the Heptones, with whom he organized school concerts. From an early age, he was a sound system fanatic, and became an ardent follower of Coxsone Dodd’s Downbeat. He also came to Read more

The Upsetters - 32% match to The Royals

Genres: Reggae
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Delroy Wilson - 30% 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

Johnny Clarke - 29% match to The Royals

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

Prince Jammy - 29% match to The Royals

Genres: Reggae
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Horace Andy - 28% match to The Royals

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Horace Hinds, 19 February 1951, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. This artist was affectionately renamed Andy as a tribute to Bob Andy, in respect of their mutual songwriting abilities, by Coxsone Dodd. Horace, also known as Sleepy, has always been a favoured vocalist among reggae fans and his eerie, haunting style has been imitated endlessly by scores of lesser talents over t Read more


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