Alton Ellis

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by Alton Ellis

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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 to make excellent records. In addition to his songwriting abilities and voice, Ellis’ particular gift was his... Read more

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reggae
rocksteady
ska
jamaica
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