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Dec 19 2016

“Justin Hinds was born in Steertown, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica on the 7 May 1942. He started his musical career singing in bars and on the beach in Ochos Rios. Hinds moved to Kingston, Jamaica where he became influenced by Rastafari.
He was turned down by Coxsone Dodd’s label, but signed with Treasure Isle Records. By this stage, the Dominoes consisting of Dennis Sinclair and Junior Dixon had become his backing vocalists.
He is best known for his work with Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle Records, where his most notable song, “Carry Go Bring Come” recorded in late 1963, went to number one in Jamaica. He recorded seventy singles between 1964 and 1966, and was the most popular artist on the record label.
In 1966, he became active in rocksteady, a predecessor of reggae. He had several more hits in Jamaica including “The Higher the Monkey Climbs”, “No Good Rudie”, “On a Saturday Night”, “Here I Stand” and “Save a Bread”. Hinds parted company with Reid in 1972 as an artist, but was present when he died a few years later.
Hinds died of lung cancer in March 2005, at the age of 62.”