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Prince Buster

With an island filled with exceptional talent on both sides from the combining board, to claim that just one guy was probably the most influential could very well be absurd, but in the event that you took a poll, Prince Buster would inevitably win by way of a wide margin. …

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Locomotive

Locomotive was a Birmingham-based music group that experienced some serious progression in the ultimate many years of the 1960s, releasing consistently great music in a number of genres throughout their three-year background. Their early lineup included potential Visitors flautist Chris Hardwood. As opposed to Mike Sheridan & the Nightriders, the …

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Duke Reid

Duke Reid was among the founding fathers from the Jamaican music business, perhaps second in importance and then his chief competitor, Clement “Coxsone” Dodd, both while a record maker and entrepreneur. Similar to Dodd, Reid began his profession in music being a DJ, a audio system owner, a label mind …

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Laurel Aitken

Referred to as “the Godfather of Ska,” Laurel Aitken was Jamaica’s first proper recording star. He was a pioneer in lots of other respects aswell: he was among the initial artists ever release a a ska record, the first ever to work at marketing his music within the U.K., and …

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The Jiving Juniors

The aptly named Jiving Juniors were probably one of the most popular vocal ensembles from the Jamaican R&B period, with some historians ranking them among the top three artists from the “pioneer years.” Even more romantic compared to the traveling boogie of Laurel Aitken or Derrick Morgan, the Jiving Juniors …

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The Beazers

Beyond the actual fact that Chris Farlowe was within their lineup, little is well known of this music group from Ipswich except that these were made by veteran impresario Cyril Stapleton plus they tried to profit from the short ska/bluebeat increase of 1964 that were fostered by Millie Little as …

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Desmond Dekker

Probably simply no other Jamaican artist has taken even more international acclaim to his island real estate than Desmond Dekker, barring, obviously, Bob Marley, but Dekker came first. Many people’s intro to the island’s exclusive musical sound emerged via the singer’s many strikes, especially “Israelites” and “0.0.7. (Shanty City).” Obviously, …

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Toots & the Maytals

While they hardly ever achieved the business achievement or cultural impact from the Wailers, Toots & the Maytals were nearly as important in the annals of Jamaican music; just like the Wailers, the Maytals thrived simply because ska gave method to rocksteady and advanced into reggae, they boasted among the …

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Owen Gray

Owen Grey was Jamaica’s 1st home-grown singing star, as well as the 1st Jamaican singer to accomplish acknowledgement (and stardom) doing something apart from calypso music. He appeared destined for stardom young — given birth to in Kingston in 1939, he demonstrated an affinity for music along with a like …

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Millie Small

Jamaican teenager Millie Little stunned the music business by getting number 2 in both U.S. as well as the U.K. with “My Young man Lollipop” in 1964. Given birth to Millicent Little in Clarendon, she was the child of the overseer on the sugars plantation (her reported day of delivery …

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