Alton Nehemiah Ellis OD (September 1, 1938 – October 10, 2008) "Godfather of rocksteady dies at 70", Press Association, 11 October 2008 was a Jamaican vocalist. One of the innovators of rocksteady who was given the informal title "Godfather of Rocksteady". Huey, Steve "[ AltonEllis Biography], allmusic, Macrovision Corporation "Have a boss jumpin' 2004", BBC Tyne, January 2004 In 2006, he was inducted into the International Reggae And World Music Awards Hall Of Fame.
Alton, who sadly died on Saturday, was one of the singers who modernised Jamaican music in the sixties. This 1970 cover of the Junior Walker hit is a good example of his soulful... - 10.15.2008, YouTube
AltonEllis is one of the greatest Jamaican artists of all time but there's little footage of him available so here's a short tribute to the man via some of his records. OK so it... - 11.26.2007, YouTube