The Soul Brothers

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For the African duet, see Soul Brothers (2)
*Studio One Studio Backing Band* from Jamaica.
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

SOLP 112 The Soul Brothers - Hot Shot album art The Soul Bros.* Hot Shot (Album) Studio One SOLP 112 Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
CSL 8002 The Soul Brothers - Carib Soul album art The Soul Bros.* Carib Soul (Album) Coxsone Records CSL 8002 Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

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
none 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 none 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
ST-713, ST-714 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 ST-713, ST-714 Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
none 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 none Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
none 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 none Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
none 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 none Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
502, 503 The Soul Brothers - Something Special / La-la Lover album art Rolando Al.* & The Soul Bros.* / The Soulettes Rolando Al.* & The Soul Bros.* / The Soulettes - Something Special / La-la Lover (Single) Coxsone Records 502, 503 Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
ST 16, ST 17 The Soul Brothers - Green Moon / Egal OK album art Soul Bros.* Green Moon / Egal OK (Single) Studio One, Studio One ST 16, ST 17 Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
none The Soul Brothers - I Am What I Am - Devil's Bug album art Jackie Opel, Soul Brothers* Jackie Opel, Soul Brothers* - I Am What I Am - Devil's Bug(7") Studio One none Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
JB.226 The Soul Brothers - Train To Ska-Ville / I Made A Mistake  album art The Soul Bro's* / The Wailers The Soul Bro's* / The Wailers - Train To Ska-Ville / I Made A Mistake (7", Single) 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
DB-1017 The Soul Brothers - Sugar And Spice / Get Out Of My Life album art Rolando Al* And The Soul Brothers Rolando Al* And The Soul Brothers - Sugar And Spice / Get Out Of My Life(7") Doctor Bird DB-1017 UK 1966 Sell This Version
WI-293 The Soul Brothers - Killer Diller / Oh Lady album art Jackie Mitto* And The Soul Brothers / Patrick Hytton Jackie Mitto* And The Soul Brothers / Patrick Hytton - Killer Diller / Oh Lady(7") Island Records WI-293 UK 1966 Sell This Version
DB 1010 The Soul Brothers - From Russia With Love album art Rolando Al* And The Soul Brothers Rolando Al* And The Soul Brothers - From Russia With Love Doctor Bird DB 1010 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
none The Soul Brothers - Please Come On Home / Rubber Dub album art The Sharks (2) / Roy Richards & The Soul Bros.* The Sharks (2) / Roy Richards & The Soul Bros.* - Please Come On Home / Rubber Dub (Single) Studio One none Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
7/8 The Soul Brothers - Making Love / Voo Doo Moon album art Peter Touch & The Chorus* / Soul Bros.* Peter Touch & The Chorus* / Soul Bros.* - Making Love / Voo Doo Moon (Single) Coxsone Records 7/8 Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
1, 2 The Soul Brothers - What Am I Supposed To Do album art The Wailers / Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Bros.* The Wailers / Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Bros.* - What Am I Supposed To Do (Single) Coxsone Records, Coxsone Records 1, 2 Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
WI-3015 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 WI-3015 UK 1966 Sell This Version
ST 16, ST 17 The Soul Brothers - Too Young To Love album art Soul Brothers* / Little Freddie Soul Brothers* / Little Freddie - Too Young To Love (Single) Studio One ST 16, ST 17 Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
CS 1080 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 CS 1080 Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
WI-3013 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) WI-3013 UK 1966 Sell This Version