roots reggae

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Gyptian

Born on Oct 25th, 1983, Gyptian was influenced by many positive reggae-artists, of the likes of Fantan Mojah, I-Wayne, Richie Spice and Sizzla. After beginning his singing career in church, the Jamaican landed a massive reggae-success with his "Serious Times" over the Spiritual War Riddim.

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Alpha Blondy

Alpha Blondy (born Seydou Koné on January 1, 1953 in Dimbokoro, Côte d'Ivoire) is a reggae singer. He is a major star in West Africa. He has played with The Wailers. He studied English at Hunter College in New York, and later in the Columbia University American Language Program. Alpha Blondy sings mainly in his native language of Dioula, in French and English, and sometimes in Arabic or Hebrew. His lyrics convey strong political attitudes and a sense of humor. He coined the French word "democrature" (an English equivalent might be "democratatorship") to identify some African governments.

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The Regulars

There are several artists with this name. 1. The Regulars was the former name of Reggae Regular. http://www.last.fm/music/Reggae+Regular 2. The Regulars were an indiepop act formed in 1996 in Birmingham, UK. The key line-up comprised Pete Green, Rob Harris, Paul Roach, Stu Fletcher and Chris Green. Before splitting in 2002 they released two singles on the Bearos label, which issued a posthumous compilation album, Effortless, in 2003.

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Michael Rose

Born in the Western Kingston ghetto of Waterhouse, Jamaica on July 11, 1957 Michael Rose was introduced to music by his brothers, who used to sing around the house. Blessed with a powerful voice he joined a band, doing local talent shows as well as entertaining tourists in the north coast hotels of Jamaica. Returning to Kingston in 1975, Niney the Observer first spotted the potential of Michael Rose and produced first recordings like "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" and "Clap The Barber" to name a few.

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Bb Seaton

B.B Seaton (Harris Lloyd Seaton) was born September 3rd, 1944 in Kingston, Jamaica. He is a singer with a soulful voice, a qualified musician, producer and one of the most prolific song writers in the history of Jamaican music. B.B started singing and writing songs from his high school days, and grew up listening to groups like Platters, Drifters, Temptations and the Four Tops to name but a few.

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John Brown's Body

John Brown’s Body is a progressive reggae band based in Boston and Ithaca. The band focused on roots reggae when it formed over a decade ago, but JBB’s sound has since evolved immensely. Their music uses reggae as a foundation, but incorporates dub, drum & bass, hip hop and even pop elements to create what the band calls “Future Roots.” The Daily News called their music “revolutionary and reverent.

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Half Pint

Half Pint (born Lindon Roberts) is a Jamaican , , and singer. He was born in the West Kingston enclave of Rose Lane. He was nicknamed "Half Pint" by a Mr. Brown, who was the father of one of his mother's friends in nearby Waterhouse. Half Pint also refers to a Miami Bass rap artist. Pint's first single, Sally, was released in 1983 followed by Winsome, which went on to be covered by The Rolling Stones in 1987. Other singles by Pint include Mr. Landlord, Level The Vibes, Substitute Lover, and the hit single, Victory.

Read more about Half Pint on Last.fm.

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Winston Mcanuff

The son of a preacher, Winston was born in 1957, in the hills of Manchester parish, near Christiana, in Jamaica. His parents were very fond of music and it was only natural for him to sing in church. After his father died in 1971, Winston left his native home and moved to Kingston, where his sister was a teacher. In this new city environment, he became friend with Hugh Mundell, Earl Sixteen and Wayne Wade. Because he was sure of their talent, he went with them to their first auditions and even wrote some of their first songs, like Earl Sixteen's "Malcolm X", later taken up by Dennis Brown.

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