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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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The Valentines

There are at least two groups who call themselves "The Valentines". 1) One of the most highly regarded American Doo Wop groups from the mid 1950s. Their records are highly sought by collectors. Although they never had a record on the national hit parades, they were extremely popular in New York and the East Coast in general and had many regional big sellers. The stage performances of the group were sellouts and their harmonizing and choreography in sequence were amongst the most accomplished of their time.

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Dodge Brothers

Singing songs about transport, heartbreak and homicide, the repertoire of The Dodge Brothers guarantees an evening of great entertainment. These guys are renowned for playing the hell out of classic Americana. With TV and radio presenter Mark Kermode thumping out the rhythm, and the melody and mystery from Mike Hammond and Aly Hirji, this roughneck trio have got feet stomping and hands clapping from California through the Natchez Trace to the South coast of the UK.

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The Fugitives

There are multiple artists named The Fugitives: 1. Garage band who released their sole LP The Fugitives at Dave's Hideout in the summer of 1964. 2. The Fugitives, a combination of multi-talented Vancouver artists Mark Berube, Barbara Adler, and Brendan McLeod, have been classified under many guises: slam folk, folk hop, spoken word cabaret. Yet a common throughline is always their remarkable storytelling abilities.

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The Impalers

There are 2 Impalers 1) The Impalers are a Reggae band based in San Francisco, CA, featuring veteran musicians from Skankin' Pickle, Let's Go Bowling, The Rudiments, 78 RPM's and The InCiters. These seasoned pros come together to create a new, energetic and authentic sound steeped in the traditions of Jamaican reggae, rocksteady and dub. Originally formed as a studio band for the Axe Records label...

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The Apocryphalites

A nine-piece Ska outfit based in London. The Apocryphalites try to bring Ska back to its original form by blending their own tunes with 60s covers from the likes of Desmond Dekker, Prince Buster and the Skatalites together with Ska versions of everything from Gnarls Barkley to 70s TV.

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The Skatalites

The Skatalites are a Jamaican music group that played a major role in popularising ska, the first truly Jamaican music created by fusing boogie-woogie blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, mento, calypso, and African rhythms. They recorded many of their best known songs, including Guns Of Navarone, in the period between 1964 and 1965, as well as played on records by Prince Buster and many other Jamaican artists.

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