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Culture - 100% match to Burning Spear

Genres: Reggae Pop / Rock
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Culture became the runaway success of 1977 with their single ‘Two Sevens Clash’ for Joe Gibbs, and with an album of the same name and the follow-up Baldhead Bridge, they came to dominate reggae with their stark prophecy and apocalyptic warnings. They even found a sympathetic ear in the emergent punk audience of the period. The group, originally known as the African Di Read more

Peter Tosh - 84% match to Burning Spear

Genres: Reggae Soundtracks Music Videos & Concerts
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Winston Hubert McIntosh, 19 October 1944, Grange Hill, Westmoreland, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 11 September 1987, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Of all the reggae singers from the mid-60s, no-one else ‘came on strong’ like Peter Tosh, who declared it so on his anthem, ‘I’m The Toughest’. He provided the bite to Bob Marley’s bark in the original Read more

Gladiators - 78% match to Burning Spear

Genres: Reggae Pop / Rock
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Dennis Brown - 75% match to Burning Spear

Genres: Reggae Reggae Music Videos & Concerts
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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

Black Uhuru - 74% match to Burning Spear

Genres: Reggae Reggae Music Videos & Concerts
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Formed in Jamaica by Rudolph ‘Garth’ Dennis, Derrick ‘Duckie’ Simpson (24 June 1950) and Euvin ‘Don Carlos’ Spencer in 1974, Black Uhuru first recorded a version of Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Romancing To The Folk Song’ for Dynamic’s Top Cat label as Uhuru (the Swahili word for ‘freedom’), which met with limited success. De Read more

Steel Pulse - 70% match to Burning Spear

Genres: Reggae Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Probably the UK’s most highly regarded roots reggae outfit, Steel Pulse originally formed at Handsworth School, Birmingham, and comprised David Hinds (lead vocals, guitar), Basil Gabbidon (lead guitar, vocals) and Ronnie McQueen (bass). However, it is Hinds who, as songwriter, has always been the driving force behind Steel Pulse, from their early days establishing themselv Read more

Gregory Isaacs - 69% match to Burning Spear

Genres: Reggae Music Videos & Concerts Reggae
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15 July 1950, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Reggae superstar Gregory Isaacs has seldom looked back during a career that has gone from strength to strength, and while many rock stars like to toy with an ‘outlaw’ image, Isaacs is the real thing - the ultimate rude boy reggae star - who shows no signs of slowing down. Read more

Israel Vibration - 68% match to Burning Spear

Genres: Reggae
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Comprising Cecil ‘Skeleton’ Spence, Albert ‘Apple’ Craig and Lascelles ‘Wiss’ Bulgrin, this vocal group was formed while the members, all crippled in infancy during the polio epidemic that swept Jamaica in the 50s, were inmates at Kingston’s Mona Rehabilitation Centre. Resident since childhood, they were expelled after they began to grow dread Read more

Jacob Miller - 62% match to Burning Spear

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Reggae Reggae
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c.1955, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 23 March 1980. Miller recorded his first record for Coxsone Dodd, entitled ‘Love Is A Message’ (aka ‘Let Me Love You’) in 1968, aged just 13. The song was not a hit, however, and Miller had to wait a few years before he returned to the studio. In 1974 he recorded a number of singles for Augustus Pablo, including ‘Each Read more

Sugar Minott - 61% match to Burning Spear

Genres: Reggae
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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

Horace Andy - 57% match to Burning Spear

Genres: Reggae
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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

Barrington Levy - 55% match to Burning Spear

Genres: Reggae Music Videos & Concerts
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30 April 1964, Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies. Barrington Levy was one of the first singers to challenge the dominance of DJs in 80s dancehall reggae, although his earliest recording, under the name of the Mighty Multitude (‘My Black Girl’ in 1977), predated that era. Another early single, ‘A Long Long Time Since We Don’t Have No Love’ in 1978, foll Read more

Third World - 55% match to Burning Spear

Genres: Reggae Reggae Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Reggae band blending roots and soul, comprising Michael ‘Ibo’ Cooper (keyboards), Stephen ‘Cat’ Coore (6 April 1950, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies; guitar/cello), Richard Daley (bass), Willie ‘Roots’ Stewart (drums), Irvin ‘Carrot’ Jarrett (percussion), Bunny Rugs (b. William Clarke, 6 February 1948, Mandeville, Jamaica, West Indies; Read more

The Congos - 54% match to Burning Spear

Genres: Reggae
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Jamaican vocal group (sometimes spelt Congoes) formed in the mid-70s by Cedric Myton (1947, St. Catherine, Jamaica, West Indies; falsetto) and ‘Ashanti’ Roy Johnson (b. Roydell Johnson, 12 April 1943, Kendal, Hanover, Jamaica, West Indies; tenor), with Watty Burnett (baritone) completing the classic line-up. For a brief period the trio recorded some of the most all Read more

Mighty Diamonds - 53% match to Burning Spear

Genres: Reggae
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One of the most famous Jamaican vocal groups of the 70s and 80s, the Mighty Diamonds was formed in 1969 by lead vocalist Donald ‘Tabby’ Shaw with Fitzroy ‘Bunny’ Simpson and Lloyd ‘Judge’ Ferguson providing the harmonies and occasional lead. They recorded unsuccessfully for Stranger Cole and Rupie Edwards, among others, before their breakthrough in Read more

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