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Culture

1. Culture was a Jamaican roots reggae group founded in 1976. Originally they were known as the African Disciples. 2. Culture was a Vegan Straight Edge band. 1) The members of the trio were Joseph Hill (lead vocals), Albert Walker (backing vocals) and Kenneth Dayes (backing vocals). Shortly after Culture came together, they began working with the "Mighty Two" – producer Joe Gibbs and engineer Errol Thompson.

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The Wailing Souls

The Wailing Souls started out as a three-piece - Winston 'Pipe' Matthews, George 'Buddy' Haye and Lloyd 'Bread' McDonald - known as the Renegades in 1965. In the late 60s, Matthews and McDonald recorded on Coxsone Dodd's famous Studio One label with singers Oswald Downes and Norman Davis as both The Classics and The Wailing Souls. The Wailing Souls then moved to Bob Marley's Tuff Gong label in the early 1970s and became known as Pipe and The Pipes to avoid confusion with The Wailers.

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Matthew Barber

Matthew Barber (born January 10, 1977) is a Canadian singer-songwriter of indie pop and pop rock with folk and alternative country influences. Barber was born and grew up in Port Credit, which is part of Mississauga, Ontario, just west of Toronto, before moving to Kingston, Ontario to attend Queen's University, where he volunteered at campus radio station CFRC-FM and performed at campus pubs. After graduating from Queen's, he went to McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario for his master's degree in philosophy, and here he began to take his performing more seriously.

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Bob Andy

Bob Andy, great Jamaican reggae artist, had a long story in Jamaican roots reggae "off main streem". Appreciated for his simplicity and great backup sound, Keith Anderson (alias Bob Anderson) became a star in Jamaica in early 1966 when he was singing with the Paragons that he founded, and later joined by Jon Holt. He achieved his popularity in Europe in 1970 collaborating with Marcia Griffith. (Source: Skonvolt Carona)

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Wayne Wade

Wayne Wade Wayne Wade (b. c.1960, Kingston, Jamaica) is a roots reggae singer best known for his work with producer Yabby You in the 1970s. Biography
Wade's career began in the mid-1970s, working with Yabby You, 1976's "Black Is Our Colour" immediately achieving success in Jamaica. His debut album, Black Is Our Colour was released in 1976, and was followed by further hits with cover versions of The Paragons' "Happy Go Lucky Girl" and "On The Beach".

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U Brown

Huford Brown aka U Brown is a born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1956. He discovered Jamaican music by visiting local bars near the Treasure Isle studio with his father. He began mixing at the age of 15 for Philip Monroe at Sound Of Music. He became well known from his early hits such as ''Wet Up Your Pants Foot'' and ''Jah Jah Whip Them''. In 1975, he recorded his first album ''Satta Dread," which was released in Jamaica and England.

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Julian Marley

For Julian Marley, music is life, life is music and both are blessings from above. "From a small age music has been there in my life. It's just natural. And it is with the inspiration of the Most High that I create my songs," the artist, a son of Bob Marley, explains. Born on June 4th, 1975 in London, England, Julian's development as a singer/songwriter began when, at age five, he cut his first demo tape, recording a version of his father's classic composition, "Slave Driver," at the Marley family's Tuff Gong studio in Kingston.

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Peak

1) Born in 1976 in the midlands of southern Italy, Paolo Picone aka Peak, started his musical activites in 1991, as a drummer at the age of 15. In 1995 he began to compose electronic music with samplers, drum machines and midi sequencers. He founded the Mou project in 2001, hailed by the press as one of the most important dub'n' bass live bands in Italy. One year later Mou started performing live at the main italian alternative clubs and festivals like ArezzoWave, Leoncavallo, Officina99, Agricantus, with a tour numbering over 50 gigs in all italian regions.

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Warrior

There are multiple artists with this name: 1) Warrior is a band based in Southern California. Formed in 1982 by San Diego, CA natives Parramore McCarthy (vocals) and the guitar duo of Joe Floyd and Tommy Asakawa, the band quickly made inroads on the L.A. scene when local radio station KMET started to play a demo of the band's soon-to-be signature song, Fighting For The Earth This led to a contract with MCA Records in America and Virgin subsidiary, 10 Records, in Europe.

Read more about Warrior on Last.fm.

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