Saturday, October 23, 2004

The Paragons

I'd never heard of The Paragons until I stumbled across a Trojan Records box set of classic Jamaican ska recordings, but I'm glad to know about them now. The group was one of the mainstays of the 1960s music scene in Kingston, and their music brings together tight harmonies heavily influenced by 1950s American soul groups with the syncopated rhythms of Jamaican ska. It's highly recommended listening.

Click HERE for a collection of the Paragons' 1960s work, collected from a bevy of Trojan Records box sets available in Rhapsody and a compilation of group and solo material by the group's lead singer, John Holt.


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