The Ethiopians

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The Ethiopians are a ska, rocksteady, and reggae vocal group, founded by Leonard Dillon, Stephen Taylor (15) and Aston Morris. The group started out recording for Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd in 1966. Dillon had previously released some mento songs under the name Jack Sparrow (2). Around late 1966, Morris left the Ethiopians. Having left Dodd, the Ethiopians started recording at Dynamic Studios for the WIRL label, releasing the ska classic song "Train to Skaville", which was their first success. In 1968 they recorded the song "Everything Crash", their first big hit. The song criticised the political situation in Jamaica at the time, such as water rationing and power cuts that led to unrest; such as an incident in which 31 people were shot by police. In September 1975, Taylor was killed by a van while he was crossing a road. Dillon stopped for a while, then continued as The Ethiopian.
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1053 Engine 54 — The Ethiopians The Ethiopians Engine 54 (Album) Doctor Bird, WIRL 1053 Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
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TTL 10 Reggae Power — The Ethiopians The Ethiopians Reggae Power (Album) Trojan Records TTL 10 UK 1969 Sell This Version
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TBL112, TBL-112 Woman Capture Man — The Ethiopians The Ethiopians Woman Capture Man (Album) Trojan Records, Trojan Records TBL112, TBL-112 UK 1970 Sell This Version
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WB 17 Slave Call — The Ethiopians The Ethiopians Slave Call (Album) Third World WB 17 Jamaica 1977 Sell This Version
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GRCD11 Live In London  — The Ethiopians The Ethiopians Live In London (CD, Album) Jet Star Phonographics Ltd. GRCD11 UK, Europe & US 2000 Sell This Version
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SB036 Live At Reggae Bash — The Ethiopians The Ethiopians Live At Reggae Bash(CD, Album) Sankofa Blackstar SB036 France Unknown Sell This Version
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none Tuffer Than Stone — The Ethiopians The Ethiopians Tuffer Than Stone(CD, Album) Jahco Muzik, Sankofa none France Unknown Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

none Early Bird / Love & Pity — The Ethiopians The Soul Brothers / The Ethiopians The Soul Brothers / The Ethiopians - Early Bird / Love & Pity Coxsone Records none Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
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none Kiss Kiss / Why You Gonna Leave Me Now — The Ethiopians The Soul Brothers / The Ethiopians The Soul Brothers / The Ethiopians - Kiss Kiss / Why You Gonna Leave Me Now Studio One none Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
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none For You / Sound Pressure — The Ethiopians The Ethiopians / The Soul Brothers The Ethiopians / The Soul Brothers - For You / Sound Pressure (Single) Coxsone Records none Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
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JB.260 Live Good — The Ethiopians The Etheopians* Live Good (Single) Ska Beat JB.260 UK 1966 Sell This Version
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WI-3015 Skanty Town / Freeman — The Ethiopians The Ethiopians / Soul Brothers* The Ethiopians / Soul Brothers* - Skanty Town / Freeman (Single) Studio One WI-3015 UK 1966 Sell This Version
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R110 Owe Me No Pay Me / I Wouldn't Baby — The Ethiopians The Etheopians* / The Sharks (2) The Etheopians* / The Sharks (2) - Owe Me No Pay Me / I Wouldn't Baby (Single) Studio One R110 UK 1966 Sell This Version
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none I'm Gonna Take Over Now / Home Made — The Ethiopians The Ethiopians / Jackie Mittoo The Ethiopians / Jackie Mittoo - I'm Gonna Take Over Now / Home Made (Single) Studio One none Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
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none Crime Don't Pay / Love And Pity — The Ethiopians Bob Andy / The Ethiopians Bob Andy / The Ethiopians - Crime Don't Pay / Love And Pity(7", Single, W/Lbl) Coxsone Records none Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
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none Done Dead Already / Stay In My Lonely Arms — The Ethiopians The Ethiopians / Bob & Marcia The Ethiopians / Bob & Marcia - Done Dead Already / Stay In My Lonely Arms(7", Single, W/Lbl) Coxsone Records none Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
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DIR CS 2003 Let The Light Shine — The Ethiopians The Ethiopians Let The Light Shine(7", Single, W/Lbl) Coxsone Records DIR CS 2003 UK 1966 Sell This Version
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CS-1002 Soul & Inspiration / Let Get Together Now — The Ethiopians The Hamlins / The Ethiopians The Hamlins / The Ethiopians - Soul & Inspiration / Let Get Together Now (Single) Coxsone Records CS-1002 Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
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DB-1092 I Need You  — The Ethiopians The Ethiopians I Need You (Single) Doctor Bird DB-1092 UK 1967 Sell This Version
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none Stay Loose Mama — The Ethiopians The Ethiopians Stay Loose Mama (Single) Gay Feet none Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
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none Live And Learn / Let The Light Shine — The Ethiopians Alton Ellis / The Ethiopians Alton Ellis / The Ethiopians - Live And Learn / Let The Light Shine Coxsone Records none Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
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R 130 Train To Skaville / You Are The Girl — The Ethiopians Ethiopians* Train To Skaville / You Are The Girl (Single) Rio (2) R 130 UK 1967 Sell This Version
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S 132, S 133 The Whip / Cool It Omego — The Ethiopians The Ethiopians The Whip / Cool It Omego (Single) Gay Feet, Gay Feet S 132, S 133 Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
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R 123 Got My Bugaloo / What To Do — The Ethiopians Jackie Mittoo / The Ethiopians Jackie Mittoo / The Ethiopians - Got My Bugaloo / What To Do Coxsone Records R 123 UK 1967 Sell This Version
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SO-3038 Leave My Business Alone / Pupa Lick — The Ethiopians The Etheopians* / The Soul Vendors The Etheopians* / The Soul Vendors - Leave My Business Alone / Pupa Lick (Single) Studio One SO-3038 Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version