HORTENSE ELLIS

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Hortense Ellis (18 April 1941 - 19 October 2000) was a reggae musician, and the younger sister of fellow artist, Alton Ellis.

Her father worked on the railways while her mother ran a fruit stall. She was 18 years old when she appeared on the Vere Johns Opportunity Hour, then Jamaica's foremost outlet for young undiscovered talent. Her version of Frankie Lymon's "I'm Not Saying No At All" so impressed both audience and panel that she was invited back the following week. Ellis went on to enter many more competi ...

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