BREAKING UP * ALTON ELLIS WITH TOMMY McCOOK AND THE SUPERSONICS * TROJAN 642 * UK
Normally when a dramatic shift in musical styles occurs a new generation of singers and musicians, who are instrumental in the change, become the new popular favorites in the genre. As the Rock Steady era metamorphosed into the age of Reggae singers like Alton Ellis and John Holt, who had been riding high in the former, seemed to effortlessly melt into the new idiom and not only remain on top, but move up to even higher public and professional status. The above by Alton Ellis and Tonight by John Holt, both produced around the same time by Duke Reid, were instrumental in their continuing success.
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