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All Music Guide:
Despite being an energetic, convincing, and very soulful vocalist, Larry Marshall is not well known except among the reggae faithful. He's both a superb romantic balladeer and excellent message and roots vocalist. Marshall's single "Nanny Goat" was among the early transitional tunes signaling the music's evolution from rocksteady to reggae. He cut his first single at Studio One in the mid-'60s; it was later remade by Clancy Eccles. Later came sessions for the Prince Buster and Top Deck labels, then a return to Studio One, where he attained stardom. He eventually became an engineer as well as vocalist at the label. He has since recorded for various companies, among them Heartbeat and King's Music.