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The G-Men

Ska Band from the UK (North East of England) From their Myspace
" The G-men have been through many changes since their humble beginnings back in the late 1980’s. They had rose from the ashes of ska band the Restrictors who had gained mass popularity in the North East of England with their up-beat shows. The G-men played their first gig in January 1990 at the Coatham Hotel in Redcar, it was during this show that the infamous inflatable Newcastle Brown Ale Bottle was first introduced to an unsuspecting audience to coincide with their signature tune “Bottle Of Dog”.

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Cornell Campbell

Cornell, or Cornel, Campbell started recording in 1956, cutting shuffle and early ska tunes like "My Treasure" and "Don't Want Your Loving" at the ubiquitous Studio One for Coxsone Dodd. His singing style is delicate and ephemeral, making heavy use of falsetto. His stint at Studio One produced some beautiful tunes like Stars, Queen Of The Minstrels, Magic Spell, Trick In The Book and many others. His sister, Cecille Campbell, also sang at Studio One and was a member of the Soulettes with Rita Marley.

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The Heptones

Leroy Sibbles, Earl Morgan and Barry Llewelyn first came together as "The Hep Ones" in 1965 in Kingston, Jamaica but they soon changed their name to "The Heptones".
They recorded for the major Jamaican producers at the time, including Coxsone Dodd of Studio One fame. The Heptones had a number of Jamaican hits for Studio One, including "Pretty Looks Isn't All", "Fattie Fattie" and "I Hold the Handle." They went on to record with Joe Gibbs, Harry J (Harry Johnson), and Rupie Edwards.

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Dawn Penn

Dawn Penn (born Dawn Pickering, 1952, in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae singer. In 1967 she recorded and had released the rocksteady single "You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No)", produced by Coxsone Dodd at Studio One. In 1970, she left the music industry and moved to the Virgin Islands. However, in 1987 she returned to Jamaica and music. In the summer of 1994 she re-recorded and re-released the single "You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No)" (with Steely & Clevie on production), topping the charts in the U.S., Europe, and her native Jamaica.

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Emily Baker

When Annie Lennox presented Emily with the Arts Foundation Award for Songwriting in January 2009, her passion and delivery; writing and performing great songs was being recognised. 'When I realised I felt a small pang of jealousy for how good one of these song-writers is - that was when I knew I'd found my winner.' (Arts Foundation Judge Vashti Bunyan). 2008 was a massive year for Emily, supporting Beth Rowley, Frank Turner and Gabriella Cilmi.

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Stanley Beckford

Stanley was born February 17, 1942 in the parish of Portland. He was orphaned as a child and wound up living in Kingston. Taking a path that other Jamaican recording artists followed, he began singing in church, and then gained prominence by winning on the Vere Johns radio talent competition. Stanley recorded reggae as Stanley & The Turbines and in The Starlites. Although clearly reggae, his music had a tinge of mento, displaying a country sound, especially due to Stanley's mento style vocals. When the mento influence was stronger, his recordings could best be described as "mento-reggae".

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The Natives

There are three artists with this name
1. An americana band from the United States
2. A reggae band from Jamaica
3. A former indie rock band from the United Kingdom (1) The Natives are a five-piece Americana band based in Bloomington, IN. Their debut album "My Song Is Gonna Set Me Free" can be downloaded for free from their website: http://thenativesband.com
(2)The Natives are a Reggae band off of the Trojan label based in Kingston, Jamaica. "You You" being one of their most notable songs which was featured on the TROJAN ROCKSTEADY BOX SET.

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Marcia Griffiths

Marcia Griffiths, ⋆ 23 Nov 1949 in Kingston, Jamaica, is, thus far, the most successful female reggae artist in the world with songs like "Young, Gifted And Black" (1970), "Feel Like Jumping" (1978) and "Steppin' Out Of Babylon" (1979), and "Electric Boogie (1990) . She cooperated with Bob Marley on all his LP albums for Island Records and in all tours until his death. Marcia Griffiths has sung professionally for over 40 years, and had an early career with Bob Andy in the duo Bob and Marcia, who delivered hit songs like "Young, Gifted And Black" (1970) and "The Pied Piper" (1971).

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007

1) Ska band from Boston Massachusetts. Second place in WBCN RocknRoll Rumble. Opened for the Clash. Also see Joshua Hayes, Dub7. 2) Pseudonym of Ott Karp, Estonian musician and DJ, also known as Dzheimz. 007 used to be his drum'n'bass/jungle-only production name.

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