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Alton Ellis.

Posted in Alton Ellis by Dom Brady on March 28, 2008

Alton Ellis is a Jamaican Rock Steady and Roots-Rock Reggae artist from Kingston. Rock Steady is a genre of music that came just after First-wave ska and just before Roots-Rock Reggae which became famous with artists such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Burning Spear and Jimmy Cliff. If you ask around about Alton Ellis nowadays the only people who know about him are Older Jamaicans, die-hard Reggae enthusiasts and probably ex-clerks at Randy’s in Jamaica. This is a crying shame. The man was soulfully brilliant. You might recognize his sample used in Sean Paul’s hit a few years ago “I’m Still in Love”. You can hear Alton Ellis and music like his on WRFG here in Atlanta on the Rockers International show Saturdays 2pm-5pm.

Alton Ellis- “A Whiter Shade of Pale

Now playing: Alton Ellis – Live And Learn
via FoxyTunes


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