Dubbed the father of Lover’s Rock and widely acclaimed as one of the finest talents the island has ever produced, Ellis began his illustrious career in the late 50s before going on to write and perform some of the best-selling Ska, Rock Steady & Reggae singles ever to see issue.
His run of major hits came to a premature close following his relocation to Canada in the early 70s, a move that was marked by the release of one of the best-selling Reggae long players of all time, ‘Mr. Soul of Jamaica’. Released in the UK as the aptly titled ‘Greatest Hits’, the LP collected a dozen of Ellis’ best-loved hits for Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle label. Despite regularly being acclaimed by fans and connoisseurs alike as being one the greatest Jamaican music LPs of all-time, it has until now never received an official reissue. Now, bolstered by the remainder of Ellis’ Treasure Isle output, including six recordings new to CD, this essential collection is a must for all fans of classic Jamaican sounds.