Heptones

The Heptones

The Heptones are a Jamaican rocksteady and reggae vocal trio most active in the 1960s and early 1970s. They were one of the more significant trios of that era, and played a major role in the gradual transition between ska …

Paragons

The Paragons

The Paragons were a ska and rocksteady vocal group from Kingston, Jamaica, initially active in the 1960s. Their most famous track was “The Tide Is High“, written by band member John Holt.[1] The Paragons were originally Garth “Tyrone” Evans, songwriter …

The Slackers

The Slackers

The Slackers are a New York City band, formed in Manhattan in 1991. The band’s sound is a mix of ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub, soul, garage rock, and jazz. The Slackers’ notability is credited to their prolific career, tours of …

Toots and The Maytals

Toots and The Maytals

Toots and the Maytals, originally called The Maytals, are a Jamaicanmusical group and one of the best known ska and rock steady vocal groups. The Maytals were formed in the early 1960s and were key figures in popularizing reggae music. …

Jackie Mittoo

Jackie Mittoo

Jackie Mittoo (3 March 1948 – 16 December 1990) was a Jamaican- Canadian keyboardist, songwriter and musical director. He was a member of The Skatalites and musical director of the Studio One record label.[1] He was born Donat Roy Mittoo …

Bob Marley

Bob Marley

Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter, musician and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim,[1][2] blending mostly reggae, ska and rocksteady in his compositions. Starting out in 1963 with the group …