Lee “Scratch” Perry (actually Rainford Hugh Perry) (born 20 March 1936 in Kendal, Jamaica) is a Jamaican record producer and one of the most influential figures in the development of reggae, ska and dub especially in Jamaica. He became known primarily for his eccentric nature, and by his most daring use of effects and mixer. Lloyd Bradley wrote of him, “Lee” Scratch “Perry is the Salvador Dali of the Dub.
He also worked together with Bob Marley , here is his song “Soul Rebel “
and one of his typical songs
Johnny Osbourne (born Errol Osbourne, 1948) is a popular Jamaican reggae and dancehall singer, who rose to success in the late 1970s and mid-1980s. He is probably best known for his mid-1980s dancehall reggae hits ”Buddy Bye” (based on King Jammy’s Sleng Teng riddim), “Ice Cream Love” and “Water Pumping” Here is his song ” No Lollipop no sweet so “
Pablo Moses (born Pablo Henry, c.1948, Jamaica) is a roots reggae vocalist.Here is his song “Born to be bad “
Natty King (born Kevin Christopher Roberts, born 1977 in St. Thomas Parish, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae artist.
Here is his song “Africa we´re from”
Lutan Fyan, born as Anthony Martin in 1975, is a jamaican reggae musician. He startet his musical career in 1999, after some years as professional football player. He released 10 albums so far and performed at several reggae festivals. Listen to his nice song “Jail/One Life”
Ini Kamoze, born in 1957, is a Jamaican reggae musician. Here’s his perfect in xworldmusic fitting song “World a Music”:
Beenie Man, born in 1972, is a jamaican musician, best known for reggae and dancehall. Here’s his nice song “Back it up”:
Lloyd Banks is an US-american rapper, born in 1982. Here’s his nice song “Father Time”:
Jackie Mittoo (3 March 1948 — 16 December 1990) was a Jamaican keyboardist, songwriter and musical director. He was a founding member of The Skatalites and was a mentor to many younger performers, primarily through his work as musical director for the Studio One record label , Here is his song “Ghetto Organ”
Linton Kwesi Johnson (aka LKJ) (born 24 August 1952, Chapelton, Jamaica) is a UK-based dub poet. He became the second living poet, and the only black poet, to be published in the Penguin Modern Classics series.His performance poetry involves the recitation of his own verse in Jamaican Patois over dub-reggae, usually written in collaboration with renowned British reggae producer/artist Dennis Bovell. His middle name, “Kwesi”, is Ghanaian.Johnson studied for a degree in sociology at Goldsmiths College in New Cross, London (graduating in 1973), which currently holds his personal papers in its archives; in 2004 he became an Honorary Visiting Professor of Middlesex University in London. In 2005 he was awarded a silver Musgrave Medal from the Institute of Jamaica for distinguished eminence in the field of poetry.While still at school Johnson joined the British Black Panther Movement, helped to organise a poetry workshop within the movement, and developed his work with Rasta Love, a group of poets and drummers.