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In the circuit of touring “oldies” reggae acts, few command the level of respect that hard-core fans accord Justin Hinds and the Dominoes. Hinds’ career (now sans the original Dominoes) reaches back to the nascent period of the Jamaican recording scene, to ska and rocksteady. Such ska classics as “Carry Go Bring Come,” his debut single in 1963, defined Hinds as a deeply spiritual singer with a penchant for social admonishment. Like so many other singers of his generation, though, Hinds’ career reached a cul-de-sac during the mid-70s as the rhythms changed and the crossover market left little room for his vocal and lyrical style. But the “oldies” reissue market and a backlash against dancehall has provided many of the old-timers with a new lease on life, at least on the road. For a rare treat, Hinds has brought a large entourage of musicians along to help re-create the old sounds and stir up some new ones. A brass section with several famous hornsmen of yore (Vin Baker on trombone and Headley Bennett on alto sax) will bring authentic ska and rocksteady to D.C. as only the Jamaicans can. With Eastern Standard Time at 9 p.m. Friday, June 26, at Phantasmagoria, 11319 Elkin St., Wheaton. $15. (301) 949-8886. (Mark Williams)

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