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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The Soul Brothers Discography Tracks

Albums

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

Singles & EPs

SO-3027 The Tennors / The Soul Bros.* The Tennors / The Soul Bros.* - Pressure And The Slide / One Stop(7", Single) Studio One SO-3027 Jamaica 1964 Sell This Version
The Soul Brothers Green Moon / Egal OK (Single) Studio One Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
512 / 511 Stranger* & Ken* / Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Bros.* Stranger* & Ken* / Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Bros.* - Artebela / Women Of The World(7") Coxsone Records 512 / 511 Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
JB.226 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
The Wailers / R. Alphonso* & The Soul Brothers The Wailers / R. Alphonso* & The Soul Brothers - Jumbie Jamboree / I Should Have Known Better (Single) Studio One Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
Bob Marley, The Wailers* & The Soul Brothers Orchestra* Bob Marley, The Wailers* & The Soul Brothers Orchestra* - Ska Jerk (Single) Studio One Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
Roland Al.* & The Soul Brothers / The Soulettes Roland Al.* & The Soul Brothers / The Soulettes - Something Special / La-la Lover (Single) Coxsone Records Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
ST 60 Soul Bros.* / Fredie* & Fitsy* Soul Bros.* / Fredie* & Fitsy* - On The Town / Do Good(7", Mono) Studio One ST 60 Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
DB-1033 Freddie* & Fitzy* / The Soul Brothers Freddie* & Fitzy* / The Soul Brothers - Do Good / On The Town(7", Single) Doctor Bird DB-1033 UK 1965 Sell This Version
R5321 The Soul Brothers I Can't Believe It(7") Parlophone R5321 UK 1965 Sell This Version
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 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
Soul Bros.* / The Summertair Girls Soul Bros.* / The Summertair Girls - James Bond Girl / My Heart Cries Out (Single) Muzik City Records Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
The Soul Brothers Looking Through The Window / Ska-Bostella (La Bostella) (Single) Coxsone Records UK 1966 Sell This Version
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
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 Doctor Bird UK 1966 Sell This Version
7, 8 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 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
Peter Tosh / Soul Bros.* Peter Tosh / Soul Bros.* - Making Love / Voo Doo Moon (Single) Coxsone Records Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
none Charlie Organaire* With The Soul Brothers Charlie Organaire* With The Soul Brothers - Rude Boy Charlie(7", Single, Bla) Studio One none Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
WI-293 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
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 Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
Soul Brothers* / The Martine* Soul Brothers* / The Martine* - Sound One / Grandfather's Clock Island Records UK 1966 Sell This Version