Alton Ellis created a template in the 1960s that subsequent Jamaican singers like Dennis Brown and Gregory Isaacs would follow to a T, combining soulful vocal phrasing -- derived in part from American R&B -- with hard island rhythms and a bent for romantic material into a surefire way to keep a presence on the charts. This set collects releases from Ellis' work for Duke Reid's Treasure Isle imprint, including his fine reworking of Chuck Jackson's "Willow Tree." ~ Steve Leggett
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