The Ethiopians

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, but Dillon continued to tour as The Ethiopian.
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The Ethiopians Discography

Albums

The Ethiopians Engine 54 (Album) Doctor Bird, WIRL Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
The Ethiopians Reggae Power (Album) Trojan Records UK 1969 Sell This Version
TBL 112 The Ethiopians Woman Capture Man(LP, Album) Trojan Records TBL 112 UK 1970 Sell This Version
The Ethiopians Slave Call (Album) Third World Jamaica 1977 Sell This Version
GRCD11 The Ethiopians Live In London (CD, Album) Jet Star Phonographics Ltd. GRCD11 UK, Europe & US 2000 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Etheopians* / The Sharks (2) The Etheopians* / The Sharks (2) - Owe Me No Pay Me / I Wouldn't Baby (Single) Studio One Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
The Ethiopians / The Soul Brothers The Ethiopians / The Soul Brothers - For You / Sound Pressure Coxsone Records Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
The Ethiopians / Jackie Mittoo The Ethiopians / Jackie Mittoo - I'm Gonna Take Over Now / Home Made (Single) Studio One Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
The Ethiopians I Am Free / Shanty Town (Single) Coxsone Records UK 1966 Sell This Version
The Etheopians* Live Good (Single) Ska Beat UK 1966 Sell This Version
none 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
DIR CS 2003 The Ethiopians Let The Light Shine(7", Single, W/Lbl) Coxsone Records DIR CS 2003 UK 1966 Sell This Version
none The Soul Brothers / The Ethiopians The Soul Brothers / The Ethiopians - Early Bird / Love & Pity(7", W/Lbl) Coxsone Records none Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
The Etheopians* / The Soul Vendors The Etheopians* / The Soul Vendors - Leave My Business Alone / Pupa Lick (Single) Studio One Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
Jackie Mittoo / The Ethiopians Jackie Mittoo / The Ethiopians - Got My Bugaloo / What To Do Coxsone Records UK 1967 Sell This Version
The Ethiopians The Whip / Cool It Omega (Single) Gay Feet Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
The Hamlins / The Ethiopians The Hamlins / The Ethiopians - Soul & Inspiration / Let Get Together Now (Single) Coxsone Records Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
Ethiopians* Train To Skaville / You Are The Girl (Single) Rio (2) UK 1967 Sell This Version
The Ethiopians Stay Loose Mama (Single) Gay Feet Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
WI-3036 Soul Brothers* / Ethiopians* Soul Brothers* / Ethiopians* - Sound Pressure / For You(7", Single) Island Records WI-3036 UK 1967 Sell This Version
The Ethiopians I Need You / Do It Sweet (Single) Doctor Bird UK 1967 Sell This Version
R126 The Etheopians* / Bob Andy The Etheopians* / Bob Andy - Dun Dead A'ready / Stay In My Lonely Arms(7") Rio (2) R126 UK 1967 Sell This Version
CS 198 The Hamlins / The Ethiopians The Hamlins / The Ethiopians - Soul And Inspiration / Let's Get Together Now(7", Single) Coxsone Records CS 198 Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
The Ethiopians Come On Now / She Boom (Single) Not On Label Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
The Eathopians* Reggie Hit The Town Crab UK 1968 Sell This Version