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THE TOP 100 JAMAICAN ARTISTS (1962 -2012)

THE TOP 100 JAMAICAN ARTISTS (1962-2012) 

 

Compiled By Clinton Lindsay, with assistance from:

Tony Ryan (radio host/record collector), Lloyd Campbell (record producer), DJ Roy (radio host/selector), Russel Gerlach (publicist), Marlon Burrell (radio host/record & data collector) Cecelia Campbell-Livingston (journalist), Norman Lawrence & Yvette Marshall (radio hosts/selectors), Everald “Jah Ruby” Metcalf (record producer/artist) and Sam Mitchell (record producer/radio host) 

1 BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS

2 Dennis Brown

3 Gregory Isaacs

4 John Holt/The Paragons

5 Ken Boothe

6 Slim Smith/The Uniques

7 Alton Ellis

8 Toots & The Maytals

9 Marcia Griffiths

10 Desmond Dekker & The Aces

11 Jimmy Cliff

12 Delroy Wilson

13 Bob Andy

14 Burning Spear

15 Joseph Hill/Culture

16 Beres Hammond

17 Jacob Miller/Inner Circle

18 Freddie McGregor

19 Third World

20 Leroy Sibbles/The Heptones

21 The Techniques

22 Brent Dowe/The Melodians

23 B. B. Seaton/The Gaylads

24 Sugar Minott

25 Phyllis Dillon

26 Derrick Harriott

27 Dobby Dobson

28 Hopeton Lewis

29 Junior Byles

30 Michael Rose/Black Uhuru

31 The Mighty Diamonds

32 Leroy Smart

33 J C Lodge

34 Ernie Smith

35 Johnny Osbourne

36 Horace Andy

37 Johnny Clarke

38 Barrington Levy

 

39 Derrick Morgan/Prince Buster

40 Owen Grey

41 Wilfred “Jackie” Edwards

42 Bunny Wailer

43 Pat Kelly

44 Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers

45 Steel Pulse

46 Carlene Davis

47 Cynthia Schloss

 

48 Peter Tosh

49 Max Romeo

50 Larry Marshall

51 Freddy McKay

52 Stranger Cole/Eric “Monty” Morris

53 Eric Donaldson

54 Pluto Shervington

55 Keeble Drummond/The Cables

56 Cornel Campbell/The Eternals

57 Boris Gardiner

58 Tinga Stewart

59 U Roy

60 Carl Dawkins

61 The Abyssinians

62 Israel Vibration

63 Leonard Dillon/The Ethiopians

64 Big Youth

65 The Pioneers

66 Nicky Thomas

67 Errol Dunkley

68 Maxi Priest/Cocoa Tea

69 Chalice

70 Judy Mowatt

71 Garnett Silk

72 George Nooks/Prince Mohammed

73 Millie Small

74 Don Drummond/The Skatalites

75 Ernest Wilson/The Clarendonians

76 Jackie Mittoo/The Sound Dimension

77 Tommy McCook & The Supersonics

78 Byron Lee & The Dragonaires

79 Rita Marley

80 Junior Murvin

81 The Wailing Souls

82 The Gladiators

83 The Fabulous Five

84 Justin Hinds & The Dominoes

85 Yellow Man

86 The Tamlins/Tyrone Taylor

87 Chaka Demus & Pliers

88 Shabba Ranks

89 Half Pint/Junior Reid

90 Richie Stevens

91 Luciano

92 Buju Banton

93 Morgan Heritage

94 Aswad

95 Sanchez

96 Super Cat

97 Shaggy/Sean Paul

98 Ini Komoze

99 Yami Bolo/Tenor Saw

100 Dawn Penn

 

THE TOP TEN BUBBLERS

1 Ken Parker

2 Roy Shirley

3 The Itals

4 The Blues Busters

5 Beenie Man/Bounty Killer

6 Admiral Tibet

7 Capleton

8 Lady Saw

9 Trinity/Junior Brammer

10 Dennis Alcapone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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