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I-Roy - 76% match to The Royals

Genres: Reggae
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The Upsetters - 74% match to The Royals

Genres: Reggae
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Roots Radics - 68% 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

The Uniques - 59% match to The Royals

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Big Youth - 51% match to The Royals

Genres: Reggae
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Augustus Pablo - 49% match to The Royals

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Horace Swaby, 21 June 1952, St. Andrew, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 18 May 1999, Kingston, Jamaica. Raised in Kingston’s middle-class Havendale district, the teenage Swaby was forced to leave Kingston College due to serious illness. Concentrating on music, he taught himself several instruments, including piano, organ, xylophone and clarinet. He was responsible for putting Read more

Keith Hudson - 44% 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

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

Alton Ellis - 42% 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

Prince Jammy - 42% match to The Royals

Genres: Reggae
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Sly & Robbie - 42% 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

Delroy Wilson - 41% 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

Revolutionaries - 41% match to The Royals

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
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Tommy McCook - 41% match to The Royals

Genres: Reggae
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The Heptones - 38% 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


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