Hortense Ellis was the kid sister of rocksteady great Alton Ellis. She recorded for Coxsone Dodd, Duke Reid, Lee Perry, Joe Gibbs, and Bunny "Striker Lee" Lee. Quite a resume, eh? She did some duets with her brother early in her career, and later used two other names, Mahalia Sanders (her married name), and Queen Tiney. Of the songs below, the one that surprised me was that last one, toasting/singing over the riddim (rhythm) of her brother's rocksteady hit, "I'm Still In Love With You," a riddim also used for Althea and Donna's "Uptown Top Ranking" and approximately six million other songs.
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Hortense Ellis - Can I Change My Mind mp3 at Eye Swings
Hortense Ellis, Max Romeo and the Thing - Helena mp3 at Fire Corner
Hortense Ellis and the Heptones - Woman of the Ghetto mp3 at Le Beau Bizarre
Mahalia Saunders - Suspicious Minds (streaming) at YouTube
Mahalia Saunders - Piece of My Heart (streaming) at YouTube
Queen Tiney and the Aggrovators - Natty Dread Time (streaming) at YouTube
Hortense Ellis at Wikipedia
Fire Corner - Tons of reggae mixes Do some digging.