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Remembering Roy Wilson


 

A map of Jamaica

A map of Jamaica (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Early Ska pioneer Roy Wilson passed away on May 26.  He was the Wilson in “Higgs and Wilson” along with Joe Higgs.  They formed in Jamaica in the 1950’s and released this song “Oh Manny Oh” in 1960.  They were instrumental in developing the genre in the 1960’s.  He moved to the USA in the late 1960’s, with Higgs staying in Jamaica and having a successful solo career.  Roy is featured in the documentary “Legends of Ska”.

Oh Manny Oh

 

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