Alton Nehemiah Ellis
1938 - 2008
"Shake your head, rock your bodyline, shake your shoulders, everything is fine, now see." That's the magic of Alton Ellis, possibly the suavest mother fucker to come out of Kingston to date.
You're not gonna find that kind of emotion, that soulful singing, mingled with topics of love, despair and existential contemplation just off the shelves at your local shithouse Target. Fucking REALIZE, Alton Ellis was a man of love, truth and devotion and he sang songs to express the pain of life and love.
Such class, such style, do yourself a favor and listen to this man's music. In times of heartbreak, in times of soul-searching, in times when life slaps you shitless. Listen to Mr. Soul of Jamaica, Alton Ellis.