The Ethiopians

Profile:
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 Tracks

Albums

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

Singles & EPs

The Ethiopians - Owe Me No Pay Me / I Wouldn't Baby album art 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 - 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 Ethiopians - I'm Gonna Take Over Now / Home Made album art 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 - Live Good album art The Etheopians* Live Good (Single) Ska Beat UK 1966 Sell This Version
none The Ethiopians / Winston Wright The Ethiopians / Winston Wright - Mek You Go On So / Neck Tie(7", W/Lbl, Sta) JJ Records (5) none Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
none The Ethiopians - Done Dead Already / Stay In My Lonely Arms album art 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 album art The Ethiopians Let The Light Shine(7", Single, W/Lbl) Coxsone Records DIR CS 2003 UK 1966 Sell This Version
none The Ethiopians - Early Bird / Love & Pity album art 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 Ethiopians - Got My Bugaloo / What To Do album art Jackie Mittoo / The Ethiopians Jackie Mittoo / The Ethiopians - Got My Bugaloo / What To Do Coxsone Records UK 1967 Sell This Version
The Ethiopians - Live And Learn / Let The Light Shine album art Alton Ellis / The Ethiopians Alton Ellis / The Ethiopians - Live And Learn / Let The Light Shine Coxsone Records Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
The Ethiopians - Train To Skaville / You Are The Girl album art Ethiopians* Train To Skaville / You Are The Girl (Single) Rio (2) UK 1967 Sell This Version
The Ethiopians - The Whip / Cool It Omega album art The Ethiopians The Whip / Cool It Omega (Single) Gay Feet Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
The Ethiopians - Leave My Business Alone / Pupa Lick album art The Etheopians* / The Soul Vendors The Etheopians* / The Soul Vendors - Leave My Business Alone / Pupa Lick (Single) Studio One Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
The Ethiopians - Soul & Inspiration / Let Get Together Now album art The Hamlins / The Ethiopians The Hamlins / The Ethiopians - Soul & Inspiration / Let Get Together Now (Single) Coxsone Records Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
The Ethiopians - I Need You / Do It Sweet album art The Ethiopians I Need You / Do It Sweet (Single) Doctor Bird UK 1967 Sell This Version
The Ethiopians - Stay Loose Mama album art The Ethiopians Stay Loose Mama (Single) Gay Feet Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
none The Ethiopians - Headache / We Gonna Be Free album art The Ethiopians Headache / We Gonna Be Free(7") Merritone none Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
R126 The Ethiopians - Dun Dead A'ready  / Stay In My Lonely Arms album art 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 Ethiopians - Soul And Inspiration / Let's Get Together Now album art 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
none The Ethiopians - I'm Shocking / One And Only Love (Don't Come Knocking) album art The Ethiopians I'm Shocking / One And Only Love (Don't Come Knocking)(7", W/Lbl) GA pre none Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version