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Pioneers, The

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Three New Entries Give Reggae (all on Trojan) Strong Hold on the Chart

Report and Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 1 November 1969

JUST HOW firm a hold reggae is taking on the charts is demonstrated this week by the arrival in the NME Top Thirty of three ...

Ska's Mysterious Lyrics Explained

Profile and Interview by Roger St. Pierre, Record Mirror, 5 November 1969

Desmond Dekker talks to Roger St. Pierre ...

Reggae — is it a new art form?

Comment by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 8 November 1969

A critical appraisal by Christopher J Welch ...

The Pioneers: 'Longshot' Never Let Them Down. Will 'Ramases' Do The Same?

Profile and Interview by Roger St. Pierre, Record Mirror, 3 January 1970

'Long Shot, Kick The Bucket' brought pop fame and a trip to Britain for the Pioneers; 'Poor Ramases' is their latest disc and to give ...

A high-class comeback for the Pioneers of reggae

Interview by David Hughes, Disc and Music Echo, 28 August 1971

'LET YOUR Yeah Be Yeah' marks the return of the Pioneers to the chart after a two-year absence. It was in 1969 they came into ...

Ska: Fascinating rhythm

Retrospective by Sean O'Hagan, The Guardian, 29 October 1999

Fresh out of young Jamaica in the 60s, ska became the defining sound of a vibrant music scene — in turn it influenced 70s reggae, ...


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