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  • Popular Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse

    Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse

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    Gregory Isaacs is a Reggae singer/songwriter, born Gregory Anthony Isaacs on 15 July 1950 in Fletchers Land, Kingston, Jamaica, and is known as “The Cool Ruler” for his seductive crooning vocal style. Gregory attributes his greatest musical influences to

  • Popular Nucleus Roots - One Fe De Soundman

    Nucleus Roots - One Fe De Soundman

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    The ideology behind nucleus roots was to create a studio resource for the abundant and obvious talent already existing in Manchester. The studio focused on reggae, as the studio grew, so did the catalogue of artists, arrangements and songs. The nucleus ro

  • Popular Burning Spear - Slavery Days

    Burning Spear - Slavery Days

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    Winston Rodney (born March 1, 1948), also known as Burning Spear, is a Jamaican roots reggae singer and musician. Like many famous Jamaican reggae artists, Burning Spear is known for his Rastafari movement messages. Rodney was born in Saint Ann’s Bay, St.

  • Popular Horace Andy - Skylarking

    Horace Andy - Skylarking

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    Horace Andy is a legendary roots reggae singer, notable for such tracks as Government Land, PlayYou Are My Angel and PlaySkylarking.Born Horace Hinds on 19 February 1951 in Kingston, Jamaica, he made his earliest recordings in the late 1960s. Known for hi

  • Popular Ken Boothe - Everything I Own

    Ken Boothe - Everything I Own

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    His recording career began with the legendary, West Indian record producer Clement “Coxsone” Dodd. Rather strangely, Boothe started by recording a version of Sandie Shaw’s “Puppet On A String” in 1967. Later the same year, Boothe and Alton Ellis had a suc

  • 06:05 Popular The Congos - Fisherman

    The Congos - Fisherman

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    The Congos is the reggae vocal trio Ashanti Roy, Cedric “Congo” Myton (both born in 1947) and Watty Burnett. They recorded the classic Heart of the Congos in 1977, produced by Lee Perry at the Black Ark Studio. Cedric Myton had previously worked with Prin

  • 02:52 Popular Lee Scratch Perry - Night Train

    Lee Scratch Perry - Night Train

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    Lee “Scratch” Perry (born Rainford Hugh Perry, on March 20, 1936, in Kendal, Jamaica) is one of the most influential people in the development of reggae and dub music in Jamaica. Perry began his career in the late 1950s working with Clement Coxsone Dodd’s

  • 03:38 Popular Lee Scratch Perry - Return of the Super Ape

    Lee Scratch Perry - Return of the Super Ape

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    Lee “Scratch” Perry (born Rainford Hugh Perry, on March 20, 1936, in Kendal, Jamaica) is one of the most influential people in the development of reggae and dub music in Jamaica. Perry began his career in the late 1950s working with Clement Coxsone Dodd’s

  • Popular Mikey Dread - Roots and Culture

    Mikey Dread - Roots and Culture

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    Michael Campbell (1954-2008), better known as Mikey Dread, was a Jamaican multi-talented singer, producer, and broadcaster. From an early age, Campbell showed a natural aptitude for engineering and electronics. After he finished college, Campbell started

  • Popular The Abyssinians - Satta Massagana

    The Abyssinians - Satta Massagana

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    The Abyssinians are a Jamaican roots reggae group, famous for their close harmonies and promotion of the Rastafari movement in their lyrics. The vocal trio was originally formed in 1969 by Bernard Collins, Donald Manning and Linford Manning. Their most fa

  • Popular U Brown - Train to Zion

    U Brown - Train to Zion

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    U Brown is a dj born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1956. He discovered Jamaican music by visiting local bars near the Treasure Isle studio with his father. He began mixing at the age of 15 for Philip Monroe at Sound Of Music. He became well known from his early

  • Popular Dennis Brown - Rub a Dub Style

    Dennis Brown - Rub a Dub Style

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    Dennis Emanuel Brown (February 1, 1957–July 1, 1999) was a Jamaican reggae singer. He recorded more than 75 albums and was one of the pioneers of lovers rock. Bob Marley dubbed him the “Crown Prince of Reggae”.Brown’s first recording was “Lips of Wine” re

  • Popular Sugar Minott - Oh Mr Dc

    Sugar Minott - Oh Mr Dc

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    Sugar Minott (born Lincoln Barrington Minott, May 25, 1956, in Kingston) is a jamaican reggae singer, producer and sound-system operator known for his sweet roots dancehall style.Sugar Minott spent his youth hanging around the legendary “Studio 1” listeni

  • Popular Tiken Jah Fakoly - Plus Rien Ne M'Etonne

    Tiken Jah Fakoly - Plus Rien Ne M'Etonne

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    Tiken Jah Fakoly (1968) is a reggae singer from Odienné, Côte d’Ivoire. Tiken Jah was born into a family of griots and christened Doumbia Moussa Fakoly on June 23, 1968 in Odienne, north-western Côte d’Ivoire. He discovered reggae at an early age, assembl

  • Popular Groundation - Jah Jah Know

    Groundation - Jah Jah Know

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    Groundation is an “Original Roots Reggae” Band from California. It was established in 1998 by Harrison Stafford, Ryan Newman and Marcus Urani.Groundation is bringing classic roots music into the serious times of the 21st century. Their sound is an organic

  • 03:40 Popular Barrington Levy - Murderer

    Barrington Levy - Murderer

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    THEM A VAMMPAAAYAAABarrington Levy (born April 30, 1964) is a reggae and dancehall artist. He was born in Clarendon, Jamaica and soon formed a band with his cousin, Everton Dacres, called the Mighty Multitude; the pair released “My Black Girl” in 1977. Le

  • 03:19 Popular Buju Banton - Boom Bye Bye

    Buju Banton - Boom Bye Bye

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    Buju Banton (born Mark Myrie 1973) is a Jamaican dancehall, ragga, and reggae singer. He was born in a slum near Kingston, Jamaica called Salt Lane. “Buju” is a nickname given to chubby children which means Breadfruit. The name is ironic in light of Mark

  • 03:23 Popular Don Carlos - Laser Beam

    Don Carlos - Laser Beam

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    Is this the laser beam cats love?Don Carlos (born Euvin Spencer) was born and raised in one of the most deprived regions of Western Kingston, Jamaica, in a district known as Waterhouse. It was also a musical spawning ground for many of Reggae’s greatest t

  • 03:10 Popular Barrington Levy - Bounty Hunter

    Barrington Levy - Bounty Hunter

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    He is from kingston jamaica, da original bounty HUNTAAABarrington Levy (born April 30, 1964) is a reggae and dancehall artist. He was born in Clarendon, Jamaica and soon formed a band with his cousin, Everton Dacres, called the Mighty Multitude; the pair

  • 04:11 Popular Prince Far I - Throw Away Your Guns

    Prince Far I - Throw Away Your Guns

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    Prince Far I was born Michael James Williams in Spanish Town, Jamaica in 1945. In his teens he assumed the role of lead DJ with the Sir Mike the Musical Dragon Sound System. Bunny Lee first recorded Far I in the early 70’s with a tune called “The Great Bo

  • Popular Johnny Osbourne - We Need Love

    Johnny Osbourne - We Need Love

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    Johnny Osbourne (born Errol Osbourne, 1948) is a popular Jamaican reggae and dancehall singer, who rose to success in the late 1970s and mid 1980s. His album Truths and Rights was a notable roots reggae success, and featured “Jah Promise” and the album’s

  • Popular Half Pint - Greetings

    Half Pint - Greetings

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    Born Lindon Roberts, but affectionately called Half Pint, he is a product of the West Kingston enclave of Rose Lane, a community which has produced the likes of Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Peter Tosh, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Toots Hibbert and a host of other i

  • Popular U-Roy & Francois K. - Rootsman

    U-Roy & Francois K. - Rootsman

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    U-Roy (born Ewart Beckford September 21, 1942) is a Jamaican musician also known as The Originator and Hugh Roy. He was born in Jones Town, Jamaica. U-Roy’s musical career began in 1961 when he began DJing at various sound systems, eventually working with

  • Popular Eek-A-Mouse - Wa do dem

    Eek-A-Mouse - Wa do dem

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    Eek-a-Mouse (born Ripton Hylton November 19, 1957 in Kingston, Jamaica) is one of Jamaica’s premier reggae stars. He is responsible for the creation of the reggae sub-genre singjaying. Although now 50 years old, he is still reputed to perform more than 20

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