The Jamaicans


Jamaican Rocksteady vocal group formed in 1964 (the first time they took this name, it was at Kingston's Havana Club concert in 1964). they start with 5 members (with the name "The Mericoles") and end up as a classic trio (at the time).
They made their first recordings for Clement "Coxsone" Dodd in 1965 with The Skatalites on the Supreme Records (10) label. They won a first contest in 1963 with "until the dance through (The Jamaicans - Chain Gang)" and another in 1966 with "Ma and Pa (The Jamaicans With The Lynn Taitt Orchestra - Cool Night / Ma And Pa)" and in 1967 they won the famous "Jamaican Festival Song" with "Baba Boum (The Jamaicans With Tommy McCook & The Supersonics / Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Festival Song 1967 (Baba Boom) / Real Cool)" with the "Mighty Vikings".
They disbanded in 1972.
Mostly known for the songs "Ba Ba Boom" (that won the Island's Festival Song Contest in 1967) and "Things You Say You Love" produced by Arthur "Duke" Reid for Treasure Isle.

Members:Errol Kong, Jerry Brown (4), Martin Williams (5), Norris Weir, Tommy Cowan
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