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The Upsetters

There are two bands by the name The Upsetters: 1. "The Upsetters" is the name of the studio backing band of Jamaican Reggae producer Lee "Scratch" Perry, a.k.a. "The Upsetter". The members most associated with that name included guitarist Alva Lewis, organist Glen Adams and brothers Aston Barrett and Carlton Barrett on bass and drums respectively, a.k.a. The Hippy Boys. As Lee Perry's studio band, the Upsetters had three distinct line-ups, though, throughout the years 1968-1986.

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Pioneers

The Pioneers were a vocal trio that was instrumental in the beginnings of Ska and the worldwide popularising of Jamaican music The Pioneers were one of the first Jamaican bands to achieve international chart success. They attracted a large audience in the U.K., mainly within the large skinhead scene brewing in the late 1960s. Their influence was directly felt in many of the Ska Revival bands on the Two-Tone Label, including The Specials, who covered "Long Shot (Kick de Bucket)", and The English Beat, who covered "Jackpot".

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Derrick Morgan

Derrick Morgan is a Jamaican musical artist who was popular in the 1960s and '70s. He worked with Desmond Dekker, Bob Marley, and Jimmy Cliff in ska, and also performed rocksteady and skinhead reggae. He was born on March 27, 1940, in Stewarton, in the parish of Clarendon. In 1957, Morgan entered the Vere Johns Opportunity Hour, a talent show held at the Palace Theatre in Kingston. He won with rousing impressions of Little Richard and shortly after that was recruited to perform around the island with the popular Jamaican comedy team, Bim and Bam.

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The Dualers

The Dualers are street performing brothers Si and Tyber. The Dualers perform a unique blend of ska, soul and reggae that appeals to all ages with members of their database ranging from 1 to 91. They have a fan base of approaching 10,000 members but have probably been seen by in excess of 4 million whilst busking around the south east and performing at private functions, for the last 8 years. They have sold over 35,000 copies of their first two cd's on the streets alone.

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Errol Dunkley

Errol Dunkley is a Jamaican reggae singer, born in Kingston in 1951. Dunkley's recording career began in 1965, when he was fourteen, with "Gypsy" (a duet with Roy Shirley) for Lindel Pottinger's Gaydisc label, "My Queen" (with Junior English) for Prince Buster, and "Love Me Forever" on the Rio label [1]. Between 1967 and 1968 he recorded several singles for Joe Gibbs including "Please Stop Your Lying" (1967) and "Love Brother" (1968), before switching to Coxsone Dodd in 1969.[2]

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Pama International

introducing PAMA INTERNATIONAL
featuring members from Bentley Rhythm Ace, PWEI, The Selecter, Galliano, The Specials & more. 60s Soul, 70s Reggae & 21st century commentary...Stax meets King Tubby UPTOWN!. Pama Intl have released 5 critically acclaimed albums, recorded 2 Radio One Sessions and played triumphant sets at Glastonbury, Womad, Respect, Wickerman, Bestival, Beautiful Days and many more festivals.

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The Clan

The Clan (formerly The Barefoot Clan), started as a blues/psychedelic rock trio who later incorporated more hardcore punk and doom influences into their music. They don't take themselves too seriously. They are based in Trivandrum, India and were formed in late 2009. Since formation the group has maintained the same line up.

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