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The Uniques were a Jamaican ska, rocksteady and reggae vocal group active formed in 1966 and active with varying line-ups until the late 1970s.
rocksteady has exercised a thirty year hold on Jamaican music - its rhythms, basslines, melodies and songs are re-interpreted and returned to as a source of inspiration during every new musical phase. To describe The Uniques rocksteady recordings as influential hardly scratches the surface or adequately describes the nature of their enduring appeal. Ask any Jamaican who grew up in the sixties and seventies to name their favourite singer and it’s a certainty that Slim Smith’s name will head the list.