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Alton Ellis & The Flames Free Music

Alton Ellis & The Flames

Alton Ellis (born Alton Neamiah Ellis, 1944 in Kingston, Jamaica, died October 10 2008) was a musician best known as one of the innovators of rocksteady music.In 2006, he was inducted into the International Reggae And World Music Awards Hall Of Fame. Ellis started his career in 1959 as part of the duo Alton & Eddie with Eddie Perkins. Ellis and Perkins recorded for Coxsone Dodd at Studio One before Perkins moved to the United States. Duke Reid took Ellis to his Treasure Isle label in 1962.