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Derrick Morgan - 94% match to The Valentines

Genres: Reggae
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27 March 1940, Stewarton, Jamaica, West Indies. Morgan’s recording career stretches back to the birth of the Jamaican record industry at the end of the 50s. The young singer, who had first performed in public in 1957, recorded ‘Lover Boy’ and ‘Oh My’ for Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle imprint. An imposing figure, invariably topped with an almost brim Read more

Clancy Eccles - 80% match to The Valentines

Genres: Reggae
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19 December 1940, St. Mary, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 30 June 2005, Spanish Town, Jamaica, West Indies. One of the most loved and respected personalities in the history of Jamaican music, Clancy Eccles started making records for Coxsone Dodd in 1959, recording ‘Freedom’, initially as an acetate that was featured on Dodd’s sound system for nearly two years befor Read more

Desmond Dekker - 65% match to The Valentines

Genres: Reggae Soundtracks Pop / Rock
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Desmond Adolphus Dacres, 16 July 1941, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 25 May 2006, London, England. Dacres spent much of his orphaned childhood near Seaforth in St. Thomas before returning to Kingston, where he worked as a welder. His workmates encouraged him to seek a recording audition and, after receiving rejections from leading producers Clement Dodd and Duke Reid, Read more

Prince Buster - 60% match to The Valentines

Genres: Reggae
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The Maytals - 58% match to The Valentines

Genres: Reggae Soundtracks
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Toots & The Maytals - 58% match to The Valentines

Genres: Reggae Music Videos & Concerts Reggae Pop / Rock Action & Adventure
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Arguably, the Maytals were only ever kept from becoming ‘international’ artists by the runaway success of Bob Marley And The Wailers in the 70s. Rumour has it that Island Records’ Chris Blackwell originally only signed the Wailers because he was unable to obtain the Maytals’ signatures at the time. Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert (1945, May Pen, Jamai Read more

The Paragons - 53% match to The Valentines

Genres: Doo Wop Reggae Easy Listening
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This R&B vocal group was formed in 1955 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. With their high false falsetto and exotic warbling, the Paragons represented a rock ‘n’ roll doo-wop sound - sometimes called ‘greasy’ - that was extremely popular on the east coast in the late 50s. The members were Al Brown (bass), Ricky Jackson (first tenor), Donald Travis (baritone), Read more

Tommy McCook - 53% match to The Valentines

Genres: Reggae
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Alton Ellis - 51% match to The Valentines

Genres: Reggae
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1944, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Ellis, Jamaica’s most soulful singer, celebrated 30 years in the business several years ago and yet he is still making important records. In many ways he epitomizes the story of reggae vocalists: a start in the business at a very early age, massive popularity for a limited period, and a gradual decline in prominence while continuing Read more

Skatalites - 44% match to The Valentines

Genres: Reggae Music Videos & Concerts Reggae
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John Holt - 41% match to The Valentines

Genres: Reggae
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11 July 1947, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. At the age of 12 Holt’s voice was a regular feature of the talent contests run by Vere Johns at various Jamaican theatres, and by 1963 Holt had cut his first single, ‘I Cried A Tear’/‘Forever I’ll Stay’, for Leslie Kong’s Beverley’s label. Holt also recorded duets with Alton Ellis for Randy Read more

Delroy Wilson - 40% match to The Valentines

Genres: Reggae
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5 October 1948, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 6 March 1995, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Like Dennis Brown and Freddie McGregor, Delroy Wilson was barely out of short trousers when he recorded his debut single for Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One label. His first hit, ‘Joe Liges’ (1963), was written by Lee Perry, who at the time was working as a talent-spotte Read more

The Uniques - 40% match to The Valentines

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Acappella
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Ken Boothe - 39% match to The Valentines

Genres: Reggae Reggae Music Videos & Concerts
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22 March 1946, Denham Town, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Boothe began his recording career with Stranger Cole in the duo Stranger And Ken, releasing titles including ‘World’s Fair’, ‘Hush’, ‘Artibella’ and ‘All Your Friends’ from 1963-65. When the rocksteady rhythm began to evolve during 1966, Boothe recorded ‘Feel Good Read more

The Heptones - 36% match to The Valentines

Genres: Reggae Reggae Music Videos & Concerts
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Leroy Sibbles (1949, Jamaica, West Indies), Barry Llewellyn (b. 25 December 1947, Jamaica, West Indies) and Earl Morgan (b. 25 November 1945, Jamaica, West Indies) were without doubt the foremost rocksteady and reggae vocal trio, and their work together, especially for Studio One, set the standards by which all other Jamaican harmony groups are measured. They started with Ke Read more

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