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(1935 – 2001)

Theophilus Beckford Composer, singer, and pianist Theophilus Beckford has been immortalized as "Easy Snappin'," a nickname given to him after the epochal song he composed in the late '50s. This groundbreaking hit has resonated throughout reggae, with many critics considering it to be the first quintessentially Jamaican pop song. However, Beckford failed to capitalize on the song's success, both monetarily and musically; he never scored another major hit and died still struggling to collect his due. While he always… read more

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