Carlton and the Shoes were a Jamaican vocal group in the late 1960's, as rocksteady gradually became reggae. The group had several Studio 1 recorded hits in Jamaica, most notably "Love me Forever"(1968). Taken from Wikipedia:
Dub Specialist is a name used for a series of dub LP releases from Studio One throughout the 70s. These limited edition albums were mixed down by a number of engineers over the decade, including Sylvan Morris, Syd Bucknor & Overton "Scientist" Brown, all under the auspices of legendary producer, sound system pioneer and music entrepeneur, Clement "Coxsone" Dodd.
Jackie Mittoo (Donat Roy Mittoo, Browns Town, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica, 3 March 1948 — Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 16 December 1990) was a Jamaican organ, piano and keyboard player, songwriter and musical director.
Jennifer Lara recorded at Coxsone Dodd's famed Studio One studio for most of her career and released her own album in the 70s entitled 'Studio One Presents Jennifer Lara' (pictured left). It is reported that her last song - 'Ordinary People' (a duet with Dalton Browne) - was recorded at Studio One just two weeks ago and she toured recently as a backing vocalist with The Ethiopians.
In the early days of the Wailing Souls, the first name that the group came up with in the late 60's was the Renegades. This group consisted of Winston 'Pipe' Matthews on lead vocals, Lloyd 'Bread' McDonald, and George 'Buddy' Haye. This line-up recorded backing vocals for an Ernest Ranglin album before breaking up in 1968.
Alton Ellis (1938-2008) was a musician best known as the innovator of rocksteady music. He began recording in the late 1950s and continued until his death in 2008, but he reached his period of greatest popularity in the late 1960s.
John Kenneth Holt (born 11 July 1947 in Kingston, Jamaica; died 19 October 2014 in London, England) was a reggae singer and songwriter who first found fame as a member of the Paragons before establishing himself as a solo artist. Amongst the songs he wrote was "The Tide Is High" (later made famous by Blondie and also covered by Atomic Kitten).
Don Drummond (March 12, 1932 - May 6, 1969) was a huge part in the creative genius that is The Skatalites. Drummond was an amazing trombone player as well as composer and arranger. His musical career began in the mid-1950s with the Eric Deans All-Stars. He continued into the 1960s with others, including Kenny Williams.