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The Untouchables AKA The Inspirations

Episode this artist appeared in

Brief History

Jimmy London and Billy Dyce formed a duo in the late 60’s early 70s and released songs under the name The Untouchables … also the name The Inspirations … depending on where you were and the label that was releasing the song … the Upsetter Label in Jamaica called them The Inspirations, the Trojan Label in the UK – The Untouchables. Not so confusing so far .. that is until you find out that there are 6 other musical artists called the untouchables and two others called the Inspirations.

Tighten Up was recorded at Studio One and was actually one of Lee Scratch Perry’s first independent productions. The band also recorded for joe gibbs who was involved with hits from the pioneers, Dennis Brown and the Heptones. Gibbs worked with them between 69 and 71 and most of those tracks can be found on their album Reggae Fever. After a brief return to working with Perry the band split and they decided to pursue their solo careers.