Dennis Alcapone

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by Dennis Alcapone

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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 Of Hudson’ (1970), ‘Spanish Omega’ (1970), ‘Revelation Version’ (1970), ‘Maca Version’... Read more

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rocksteady
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