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Be True to Yourself - The Godfather of Lover's Book (Anthology 1965-1973)

Alton Ellis

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In Yah Groove in your face

Where African spirituals meets Town Hall Reggae. This is good stuff. First discovered by me on a various artists release. Alton is best when he is at his saddest. This album contains the artists complete creative development. In replaces the same melody is used by differing songs, following on conequetively. This sort of editing can drive those indifferent to reggae roots completely crazy. Guaranteed to drive neighbours angrily mad with you. If at first your unsure regarding Alton, persist until you love him, by then you will have given yourself an education.


Born: 01 September 1938 in Kingston, Jamaica

Genre: Reggae

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

One of the first vocalists to enter the Jamaican music business, Alton Ellis was generally revered as the greatest and most soulful singer the country ever produced — that is, until Bob Marley came along. Ellis had his first hit during the ska craze, but made his true lasting mark as the definitive solo singer of the rocksteady era. Sweet, smooth, and deeply emotive, Ellis was equally at home on Jamaican originals or reggae-fied covers of American R&B hits. He cut a series of ska singles...
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Be True to Yourself - The Godfather of Lover's Book (Anthology 1965-1973), Alton Ellis
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  • £14.99
  • Genres: Reggae, Music, Ska
  • Released: 20 September 2004

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