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  1. The Jolly Boys is a mento band from Port Antonio, Jamaica. It was formed in 1955 and had great commercial success in the late 1980s and 1990s among reggae and world music fans. They have a new album due out in fall 2010 (Great Expectation) and are currently the house band at GeeJam, a hotel in Port Antonio.

    Although it's core group has remained fairly stable over the past sixty years, a full list of the Jolly Boys members would include a large number of official but transient members. Today, the "original" group consists of Albert Minott (lead vocals), Joseph “Powda” Bennett (vocals, maracas), Derrick “Johnny” Henry (rumba box), Allan Swymmer (percussion) and Egbert Watson (banjo). The current touring band mixes three of the original members (Minott, Bennett and Henry) with three younger members (Dale Virgo, percussion; Donald Waugh, banjo; and Lenford “Brutus” Richards, guitar).

    Source: Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jolly_Boys

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