Alton Ellis - African Descendants mp3 album
(born Alton Nehemiah Ellis on September 1, 1938) has died at the age of 70 in London, England. Officials at Hammersmith Hospital announced Sunday morning October 12th 2008 that Ellis, who had cancer of the lymph glands, died peacefully Saturday morning 4:45 AM after he had been hospitalized for several weeks. Alton ellis – 1938-2008. Alton Ellis always refused to glorify the rudies - the violent bad boys. He and his group The Flames (consisting of his brother Leslie Ellis, David Baby G Gordon and Winston Jarrett) consistently took an anti-rudie stand on record which can be heard on five classic singles for producer Duke Reid, Don’t Trouble People, Dance Crasher, Cry Tough, Blessings Of Love, and The Preacher. Most notable among these were such as African Descendants, Set A Better Example, and the incisive Blackish White, all recorded at Studio One.
Although his reputation will probably rest on his classic early Treasure Isle sides ("Cry Tough," "Dance Crasher," "The Preacher"), the soulful Alton Ellis didn't slacken the quality level when he moved on from working with producer Duke Reid, as this fine collection of rarities and later tracks shows.
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Alton Nehemiah Ellis OD (1 September 1938 – 10 October 2008) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter. One of the innovators of rocksteady who was given the informal title "Godfather of Rocksteady". In 2006, he was inducted into the International Reggae And World Music Awards Hall Of Fame
- Producer – C. S. Dodd*
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- Matrix / Runout (A-Side): CN 4069
- Matrix / Runout (B-Side): CN 4070
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