There are at least three artists named The Termites: 1) A rocksteady duo consisting of Wentworth Vernal and Lloyd Parks, the Termites' career was a rather short one, although they did manage a big hit in "Have Mercy Mr. Percy" in the late '60s and tracked enough for a single album, Do the Rock Steady, while working almost exclusively with producer Coxsone Dodd at Studio One.
The Hippy Boys were a Jamaican reggae band formed in 1968 by Lloyd Charmers. The band included guitarist Alva "Reggie" Lewis, organist Glen "Capo" Adams and brothers Aston "Family Man" Barrett and Carlton "Carly" Barrett on bass and drums respectively.
Tommy McCook (3 March 1927 – 5 May 1998) was a Jamaican saxophonist. A founding member of The Skatalites, he also directed The Supersonics for Duke Reid, and backed many sessions for Bunny Lee or with The Revolutionaries at Channel One Studios in the 1970s.
Val Bennett ( Lovall Bennett, died 1991) was a Jamaican tenor saxophonist and jazz and roots reggae musician who began his career in the 1940s. He made a number of releases on the Island Records and Crab Records labels.
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.
Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd's studio band led by Jackie Mittoo during the 1960's. Name was later changed to Sound Dimension. In 1967 Clement Dodd decided to take a group of musicians to England. Alongside the singers Alton Ellis and Ken Boothe, he asked Roland Alphonso, Jackie Mittoo, Johnny Moore, Lloyd Brevett, Bunny Williams and Errol Walters.
Justin Hinds (7 May 1942 – 16 March 2005) was a Jamaican ska and rocksteady singer, in company of the backing vocalists the Dominoes, a duo comprising Dennis Sinclair and Junior Dixon, he is best known for his work with Duke Reid's Treasure Isle Records, where his most notable song, "Carry Go Bring Come" recorded in late 1963, went to number one in Jamaica.
Lester Sterling (January 31, 1936) aka Lester "Ska" Sterling or Mr. Versatile) is a Jamaican trumpet and saxophone player (alto saxophone). He started his career as a trumpet player for Val Bennett's band in 1957 and was also a member of Byron Lee's Dragonaries (on trumpet).
The Ethiopians are a reggae, rocksteady, and ska vocalgroup, founded by Leonard Dillon, Stephen Taylor and Aston Morris, that started recording for Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd in 1966. Leonard Dillon had previously released some mento songs under the name Jack Sparrow. Around late 1966 Aston Morris left the Ethiopians.
The Jamaicans (Tommy Cowan, Norris Weir, Martin Williams) burst on the scene in 1967 by winning the second Jamaican Festival song contest with a bit of nonsensical rocksteady called "Ba Ba Boom," a piece that had been written by Cowan and Weir.