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Born: 1957
Kingston,Jamaica
Died: June 24, 1991


Glen Augustus Holness, aka Nitty Gritty, was a contemporary of Tenor Saw, sharing a similar vocal style. Before joining up with King Jammy in 1985,
he worked with Joe Gibbs, started a group called The Soulites.
Nitty Gritty delivered his most successful and best output during the second
half of the eighties, when computerised riddims took hold in Jamaica.
On June 24, 1991 Nitty Gritty was shot dead outside Super Power record
shop in Brooklyn, New York at the
age of 34.

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