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  1. Jamaican ska vocal group The Maytals became a reggae band 1971, renamed Toots and The Maytals with Frederick "Toots" Hibbert as front figure.…

  2. Desmond Dekker (born in Kingston, Jamaica on 16 July 1941 - deceased 25 May 2006), was a Jamaican ska and reggae singer and songwriter. Together…

  3. The Skatalites are a Jamaican music group that played a major role in popularising ska, the first truly Jamaican music created by fusing…

  4. Alton Nehemiah Ellis OD (1 September 1938 – 10 October 2008) was a Jamaican singer and songwriter. One of the innovators of rocksteady who was…

  5. Laurel Aitken (April 22, 1927-July 17, 2005) became famous as one of the originators of Jamaican ska music in the late 1950s.

    Aitken was born as…

  6. One of New York's most notable ska bands, the Slackers formed in Brooklyn in 1991 and have played the world over many times since. Their first…

  7. Derrick Morgan (27 March 1940) is a Jamaican ska, rocksteady and reggae singer.

    Born in Stewarton, in the parish of Clarendon, Jamaica, Derrick…

  8. Prince Buster (Cecil Bustamente Campbell, 24 May 1938 - 8 September 2016) was a Jamaican singer, songwriter and producer. He is regarded as one…

  9. Leroy Sibbles, Earl Morgan and Barry Llewelyn first came together as "The Hep Ones" in 1965 in Kingston, Jamaica but they soon changed their name…

  10. The Ethiopians are a reggae, rocksteady, and ska vocalgroup, founded by Leonard Dillon, Stephen Taylor and Aston Morris, that started recording…

  11. Ken Boothe's (born 1948 in Kingston, Jamaica) is known as "Mr Rocksteady" for his prominence during the musical period 1966-1974 and was a major…

  12. Three groups have recorded under the name "The Paragons".

    1) The Paragons was an influential rocksteady band from Kingston, Jamaica, operating…

  13. The Melodians are considered one of the greatest of the original rocksteady bands from Jamaica. They consist of Trevor McNaughton, Tony…

  14. Symarip, formerly the Pyramids and Seven Letters, were a ska and reggae band from the United Kingdom, originating towards the end of the 1960s…

  15. There are two bands by the name The Upsetters:

    1. "The Upsetters" is the name of the studio backing band of Jamaican Reggae producer Lee…

  16. Jackie Mittoo (Donat Roy Mittoo, Browns Town, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica, 3 March 1948 — Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 16 December 1990) was a Jamaican…

  17. Phyllis Dillon (1 January 1948 — 15 April 2004) was a Jamaican ska and reggae singer who recorded for Duke Reid's lucrative Treasure Isle record…

  18. Bob Marley (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981), born Nesta Robert Marley which was later to be changed by passport officials to Robert Nesta Marley,…

  19. There are or have been - at least - two bands named The Wailers:

    - The legendary Jamaican reggae band (founded as a ska group 1963, and…

  20. Delroy Wilson OD (5 October 1948 – 6 March 1995) was a Jamaican Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae singer.

    Born in Trench Town, Kingston, Jamaica, Wilson…

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