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Reggae music history with Keith &Tex,Beverly Kelso Wailer
The late 60s produced some very fine groups in Jamaica; in particular harmony trios, but also some duos patterned after their American contemporaries, such as the influential southern soul act Sam & Dave. One of those duos coming up at the time were in the Derrick Harriott stable, where Texas Dixon and Keith Rowe - better known as Keith & Tex - scored with some very memorable songs directed by the architect of the rock steady beat, Lyn Taitt with The Jets. Hits like 'Tonight' and particularly 'Stop That Train' (originally a ska number by The Spanishtonians from a few years previous) are connected to the classics that came out of the short-lived rock steady era.
Beverley Kelso is a Jamaican singer. She was a backing vocalist, and one of the founding members of The Wailers (between 1963–1966). The death of Junior Braithwaite in 1999 and the death of Cherry Smith in 2008 left Kelso and Bunny Wailer as the only surviving founding members of the Wailers (although Cherry Smith is not listed on the band's website as an official member due to her limited contribution to the band.
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