Toots & The Maytals Similar Artists

Desmond Dekker - 70% match to Toots & The Maytals

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

Jimmy Cliff - 44% match to Toots & The Maytals

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Reggae
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Chambers, 1 April 1948, Somerton, St. Catherine, Jamaica, West Indies. One of the great popularizers of reggae music, Jimmy Cliff blazed a trail into rock that Bob Marley later followed, but without ever capitalizing on his great advantages as a singer-songwriter, nascent film star and interpreter of other people’s material. Raised by his father, Cliff first moved Read more

Laurel Aitken - 42% match to Toots & The Maytals

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

Ken Boothe - 35% match to Toots & The Maytals

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

The Heptones - 33% match to Toots & The Maytals

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

The Selecter - 32% match to Toots & The Maytals

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

John Holt - 29% match to Toots & The Maytals

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

Burning Spear - 28% match to Toots & The Maytals

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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