The Soul Brothers

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*Studio One Studio Backing Band*

In August 1965, barely a week after the demise of the original Skatalites, The Soul Brothers (featuring ex-Skatalites members Jackie Mittoo, Roland Alphonso, Johnny Moore and Lloyd Brevitt) were up and running as the new house band at Studio One. Other members in this group included Wallin Cameron (guitar) and Bunny Williams (drums). This release could just as easily have been called Rolando Alphonso and The Soul Brothers or just The Soul Brothers as the group were essentially a collective, releasing material under their own name or under a nominal leader (usually Jackie Mittoo or Rolando Alphonso). The group line-up changed over time with Bobby Ellis (trumpet), Bryan Atkinson (bass), Dennis Campbell (Sax), Harry Haughton (guitarist) and Joe Isaacs (drummer) replacing various members alongside the ever present Jackie Mittoo. The Soul Brothers mix of musical styles is described as Ska, Jump-Up and Soul sounds. The track "Last Train to Skaville" signalled the end of the Ska era, as the Soul Brothers started to forge a new sound that by 1967 had become known as Rocksteady, a slowed down funky version of Ska. The main difference between the sound of The Skatalites and The Soul Brothers is the arrival of electric instrumentation such as Jackie¹s organ as well as electric guitar on some tracks. In 1967 Clement Dodd decided to take a group of musicians to England. Alongside the singers Alton Ellis and Ken Boothe, he asked Roland Alphonso, Jackie Mittoo, Johnny Moore, Lloyd Brevett, Bunny Williams and Errol Walters. This group would be named The Soul Vendors and signalled the end of the short-lived Soul Brothers. (Souljazz Records)
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Albums

The Soul Brothers - Hot Shot album art The Soul Bros.* Hot Shot (Album) Studio One Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
The Soul Brothers - Carib Soul album art The Soul Bros.* Carib Soul (Album) Coxsone Records Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Soul Brothers - On The Town / Do Good album art Soul Bros.* / Fredie* & Fitsy* Soul Bros.* / Fredie* & Fitsy* - On The Town / Do Good (Single) Studio One, Studio One Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
The Soul Brothers - Provocation / Pussy Galore album art R. Alphonso* & His Soul Bros.* / King Perry (2) R. Alphonso* & His Soul Bros.* / King Perry (2) - Provocation / Pussy Galore Studio One, Studio One Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
The Soul Brothers - Green Moon / Egal OK album art Soul Bros.* Green Moon / Egal OK (Single) Studio One, Studio One Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
The Soul Brothers - Shame & Scandal / Sca-Balena album art The Wailers / Roland Alphonso & The Soul Brothers The Wailers / Roland Alphonso & The Soul Brothers - Shame & Scandal / Sca-Balena (Single) Studio One, Studio One Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
511, 512 The Soul Brothers - Women Of The World / Artebela album art Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Bros.* / Stranger & Ken Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Bros.* / Stranger & Ken - Women Of The World / Artebela(7") Coxsone Records, Coxsone Records 511, 512 Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
The Soul Brothers - Rude Boy / Ringo's Theme album art The Wailers / Soul Bros. Orch.* The Wailers / Soul Bros. Orch.* - Rude Boy / Ringo's Theme (Single) Coxsone Records Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
none The Soul Brothers - Jumbie Jamboree / I Should Have Known Better album art The Wailers / R. Alphonso* & The Soul Brothers The Wailers / R. Alphonso* & The Soul Brothers - Jumbie Jamboree / I Should Have Known Better(7", Single) Studio One none Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
The Soul Brothers - Ska Jerk / I'm Still Waiting album art Bob Marley, The Wailers* & The Soul Brothers Orchestra* Bob Marley, The Wailers* & The Soul Brothers Orchestra* - Ska Jerk / I'm Still Waiting (Single) Studio One Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
The Soul Brothers - Something Special / La-la Lover album art Roland Al.* & The Soul Bros.* / The Soulettes Roland Al.* & The Soul Bros.* / The Soulettes - Something Special / La-la Lover (Single) Coxsone Records Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
JB.226 The Soul Brothers - I Made A Mistake / Train To Ska-Ville album art The Wailers / The Soul Bro's* The Wailers / The Soul Bro's* - I Made A Mistake / Train To Ska-Ville(7") Ska Beat JB.226 UK 1965 Sell This Version
none The Wailers / Soul Bros. Orch.* The Wailers / Soul Bros. Orch.* - Rude Boy / Ringo's Theme(7", Single, Blu) Coxsone Records none Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
The Soul Brothers - We're Gonna Make It / Ska Shuffle album art Hortense And Delroy / The Soul Bros.* Hortense And Delroy / The Soul Bros.* - We're Gonna Make It / Ska Shuffle Rio (2) UK 1966 Sell This Version
55 / 54 The Soul Brothers - Suffering On The Land / Old Cow Hand album art Jack Sparrow (2) / Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Bros.* Jack Sparrow (2) / Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Bros.* - Suffering On The Land / Old Cow Hand(7") Coxsone Records 55 / 54 Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
The Soul Brothers - I Am Free / Shanty Town album art The Ethiopians / Soul Brothers* The Ethiopians / Soul Brothers* - I Am Free / Shanty Town (Single) Coxsone Records UK 1966 Sell This Version
The Soul Brothers - James Bond Girl / My Heart Cries Out album art Soul Bros.* / The Summertair Girls Soul Bros.* / The Summertair Girls - James Bond Girl / My Heart Cries Out (Single) Mu-Zik City Records Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
The Soul Brothers - Bugaloo / I'll Come Back album art Soul Bros* Bugaloo / I'll Come Back Ska Beat UK 1966 Sell This Version
The Soul Brothers - Dancing Mood / More & More Amor album art Delroy Wilson / The Soul Brothers Delroy Wilson / The Soul Brothers - Dancing Mood / More & More Amor (Single) All Stars (2) UK 1966 Sell This Version
The Soul Brothers - Looking Through The Window / Ska-Bostella (La Bostella) album art The Soul Brothers Looking Through The Window / Ska-Bostella (La Bostella) (Single) Coxsone Records UK 1966 Sell This Version
The Soul Brothers - Phoenix City / Men Alone album art Rolando Al* And The Soul Brothers / The Deacons Rolando Al* And The Soul Brothers / The Deacons - Phoenix City / Men Alone (Single) Doctor Bird UK 1966 Sell This Version
The Soul Brothers - Give Me One More Chance / Street Of Gold (Moongazers Theme) album art Jackie Opel / Soul Bros* Jackie Opel / Soul Bros* - Give Me One More Chance / Street Of Gold (Moongazers Theme) (Single) Coxsone Records, Coxsone Records Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
The Soul Brothers - Dr. Ring-A-Ding / Here Is My Heart album art Rolando Al* And The Soul Brothers, Freddie* And The Heartbeats (12) Rolando Al* And The Soul Brothers, Freddie* And The Heartbeats (12) - Dr. Ring-A-Ding / Here Is My Heart (Single) Doctor Bird UK 1966 Sell This Version
7, 8 The Soul Brothers - Look Who's Back Again / Free Soul album art Slim* And Delroy* / Jackie Mitto* & His Soul Bros.* Slim* And Delroy* / Jackie Mitto* & His Soul Bros.* - Look Who's Back Again / Free Soul(7", Single) Up Town Records, Up Town Records 7, 8 Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
The Soul Brothers - I A Gonna Take Over / Home Made album art The Etheopians* / Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Bros.* The Etheopians* / Jackie Mittoo And The Soul Bros.* - I A Gonna Take Over / Home Made (Single) Rio (2) UK 1966 Sell This Version