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The Melodians

The Melodians are one of Jamaica's greatest rocksteady groups, cutting a series of classic singles during the late '60s and early '70s that included the internationally famed "Rivers of Babylon" and "Sweet Sensation." In 1966, when driving rhythms of ska were abandoned in favor of the slower, more soulful rocksteady, Jamaican performers discovered a freedom of expression they had previously been denied. In overcoming the limitations of ska, the dawn of the rocksteady age begun. A few groups rose to notoriety with none more popular than The Melodians.  The Melodians are in the process of completing a new album with producer Willie Lindo, slated to be released on the Universal Music Group Label.