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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1053 The Ethiopians - Engine 54 album art The Ethiopians Engine 54 (Album) Doctor Bird, WIRL 1053 Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
TTL 10 The Ethiopians - Reggae Power album art The Ethiopians Reggae Power (Album) Trojan Records TTL 10 UK 1969 Sell This Version
TBL112, TBL-112 The Ethiopians - Woman Capture Man album art The Ethiopians Woman Capture Man (Album) Trojan Records, Trojan Records TBL112, TBL-112 UK 1970 Sell This Version
WB 17 The Ethiopians - Slave Call album art The Ethiopians Slave Call (Album) Third World WB 17 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
none The Ethiopians - Tuffer Than Stone album art The Ethiopians Tuffer Than Stone(CD, Album) Jahco Muzik, Sankofa none France Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none The Ethiopians - For You / Sound Pressure album art The Ethiopians / The Soul Brothers The Ethiopians / The Soul Brothers - For You / Sound Pressure (Single) Coxsone Records none Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
JB.260 The Ethiopians - Live Good album art The Etheopians* Live Good (Single) Ska Beat JB.260 UK 1966 Sell This Version
WI-3015 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 WI-3015 UK 1966 Sell This Version
none The Ethiopians - Owe Me No Pay Me / I Wouldn't Baby album art The Ethiopians Owe Me No Pay Me / I Wouldn't Baby (Single) Studio One none UK 1966 Sell This Version
none 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 none Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
none The Ethiopians - Crime Don't Pay / Love And Pity album art 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
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
none The Ethiopians - Kiss Kiss / Why You Gonna Leave Me Now album art Soul Bros.*, The Etheopians* Soul Bros.*, The Etheopians* - Kiss Kiss / Why You Gonna Leave Me Now(7") Studio One none Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
CS-1002 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 CS-1002 Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
DB-1092 The Ethiopians - I Need You  album art The Ethiopians I Need You (Single) Doctor Bird DB-1092 UK 1967 Sell This Version
none The Ethiopians - Stay Loose Mama album art The Ethiopians Stay Loose Mama (Single) Gay Feet none Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
none 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 none Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
R 130 The Ethiopians - Train To Skaville / You Are The Girl album art Ethiopians* Train To Skaville / You Are The Girl (Single) Rio (2) R 130 UK 1967 Sell This Version
S 132, S 133 The Ethiopians - The Whip / Cool It Omego album art The Ethiopians The Whip / Cool It Omego (Single) Gay Feet, Gay Feet S 132, S 133 Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
R 123 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 R 123 UK 1967 Sell This Version
SO-3038 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 SO-3038 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