Archive for December, 2008

Desmond Dekker – Israelites

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Desmond Dekker (July 16, 1941 — May 25, 2006) was a Jamaican ska and reggae singer and songwriter. Together with his backing group, The Aces, he had one of the first international Jamaican hits with Israelites. Other hits include 007 (Shanty Town) in 1967 and It Miek in 1969. Before the ascent of Bob Marley, Desmond Dekker was one of the most popular musicians within Jamaica, and one of the best-known musicians outside it.

Prince Buster- Barrister Pardon

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Cecil Bustamente Campbell, (born May 28, 1938), better known as Prince Buster and less known by his Muslim name Muhammed Yusef Ali, is a musician from Kingston, Jamaica and regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of ska and rocksteady music. The records he made on the Blue Beat label in the 1960s inspired many reggae and ska artists.

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Cutty Ranks – The Stopper

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Cutty Ranks, born Philip Thomas in Jamaica in 1965, is a reggae and dancehall artist. Cutty Ranks has been influential outside the world of dancehall, particularly in the field of drum ‘n’ bass and jungle. His vocals have been frequently sampled and his songs remixed by other artists.

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Marcia Griffiths – Steppin Out In Babylon

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Marcia Griffiths (born Marcia Llyneth Griffiths, 23 November 1949, Kingston) also called the Queen of Reggae is a successful female singer. She started her career in 1964, and was also a member of the I-Threes, a background group which supported Bob Marley & The Wailers.

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