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Honey Boy

b. Keith Williams, c.1955, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, Western Indies. Williams relocated to Britain in the past due 60s and resolved in Oxford before shifting to London. He started his career dealing with Laurel Aitken within the program that led to “Guilty” by Tiger (among Aitken’s pseudonyms) for the Palmer brothers. …

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Jazz Jamaica Allstars

Jazz Jamaica was the brainchild of bass participant Gary Crosby (b. 26 January 1955, London, Britain), who in Britain in 1991, influenced from the rhythms of traditional Jamaican music as well as the mainly improvisational character of jazz, switched his concept right into a fact. He enrolled several talented young …

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Machel Montano

Machel Montano isn’t just among the Caribbean’s youngest performers, but among its most successful. Along with his unique mixture of soca and dancehall, and sensual stage persona, Montano provides risen to top of the echelon of Caribbean music. The very first Trinidadian as well as the youngest performer to earn …

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Undercover S.K.A.

Undercover S.K.A. presented vocalist/guitarist Bob Glynn, bassist Pat Smith, keyboardist Brian Schindele, trumpeter Will Rose, trombonist Dave Rudolph and drummer Eddy Sassin. The ska-revival group bowed in 1996 with We’ve Arrive for Your Girl, followed later on that same yr by Socially Unconscious; they came back in 1998 with THE …

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David Jahson

b. Everald Pickersgill, 4 November 1954, Kingston, Jamaica, Western Indies. Jahson embarked on his documenting career along with his debut, ‘For I’, which peaked at #7 7 around the JBC graph in Jamaica. His over night success resulted in the discharge of several strikes, including ‘Ruff Throat Soldier’, ‘Provide Thanks …

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Hortense Ellis

b. 18 Apr 1941, Kingston, Jamaica, Western world Indies, d. 19 Oct 2000, Kingston, Jamaica, Western world Indies. Ellis started her career executing on Vere Johns’ Chance Hour, where she made an appearance in six semi-finals and four finals demonstrating her vocal abilities. Unfortunately, her afterwards career was frequently overshadowed …

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David Isaacs

b. 9 June 1946, Jamaica, Western world Indies. Isaacs’ preliminary rise to prominence was included with the 1966 strike, ‘I’d Rather Become Unhappy’. The music, made by Ronnie Nasralla, released the vocalist’s style towards the Jamaican general public and it obtained a high 10 putting. He maintained a reliable profile …

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I-Roy

Alongside U-Roy, Dennis Alcapone, and Big Youth, I-Roy was among a quartet of DJs that reigned supreme on the Jamaican music scene through the early to middle-’70s. From the four, I-Roy was probably the most eloquent, and his toasts had been littered with sources to pop lifestyle, from films to …

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Jean “Binta” Breeze

Jean “Binta” Air flow is a performance poet, playwright, actress, dancer and choreographer. Her books consist of Riddym Ravings, released in 1988 by Competition Today; Spring Washing, released in 1992 by Virago; and On the Advantage of the Isle, released in 1996 by Bloodaxe. An record, Monitors, released in 1990 …

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Horace Andy

Among Jamaica’s most distinguished and beloved vocalists, Horace Andy is blessed with probably one of the most distinctive voices on the isle and his emotive delivery just gives further pounds to his status. His traditional recordings through the ’70s remain important hearing, while his newer use trip-hop heroes Massive Assault …

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