The Soulettes

Real Name:
Rita Marley, Marlene Gifford, Cecile Campbell, Constantine 'Vision' Walker, Nora Dean, Hortense Lewis
Profile:
Vocal trio, which comprised of Rita Marley, her school days friend Marlene Gifford and her cousin Constantine 'Vision' Walker. One day Rita found out that The Wailers always passed by their house everyday. She decided to talk to them and when they passed by the next time, they sung "What's Your Name" by Sam & Dave. Peter Tosh invited them afterwards to come to the studio. In 1964 The Soulettes began recording for Clement "Coxsone" Dodd at Studio One, for example "Friends And Lovers" with Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer as backing vocals. " Bob Marley assists Coxson Dodd by auditioning and coaching new singers, including the before unnamed group called the Soulettes, who reminded him on Motown's The Marvelettes. Rita Anderson of that trio pairs with Bob on a duet called "Oh My Darling." They make occasional stage show appearances, but concentrate primarily on daily rehearsals to polish their sound, influenced in particular by the harmonic style of The Impressions. From 1965 till the early 70ies, they also worked with Lee Perry, getting distributed in the UK as well.The group had lost an original member, so Nora Dean joined Rita and Cecile Campbell. They released just a hand full of releases in the period 1968- 1970 and half of those only being released in Jamaica. Regrettably, as the group was about to tour Canada in support of their hit, "Let It Be", Nora was taken ill and had to be replaced by Hortense Lewis.In 1969 the lineup was revised: Rita Marley, Hortense Lewis and Cecile Campbell. In 1970 they released an LP called "Jamaica Magic" with the mento singer Lloyd Wilks. The LP includes tracks include 4 familiar mento selections (like Banana Boat (Day-O) / Star-O), plus 8 originals written by Cornel Lumiere. The music is best described as easy listening as played by a jazz combo. The last recording found in the web is based in 1973.
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The Soulettes Discography Tracks

Albums

FRM 132 Lloyd Wilks With The Soulettes From Jamaica* Lloyd Wilks With The Soulettes From Jamaica* - Jamaica Magic(LP, Album) FRM FRM 132 Jamaica 1970 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Soulettes / Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites The Soulettes / Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites - One More Chance (Single) Studio One Jamaica 1964 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
The Soulettes / Dizzy Johnny* & The Studio 1 Orchestra* The Soulettes / Dizzy Johnny* & The Studio 1 Orchestra* - Opportunity / Sudden Destruction Ska Beat UK 1965 Sell This Version
Lee Perry / The Soulettes / The Dynamites Lee Perry / The Soulettes / The Dynamites - Please Don't Go / By Saint Peter (Single) C And N Records Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
JB.248 Ken Boothe / The Soulettes Ken Boothe / The Soulettes - You're No Good / Don't Care What The People Say(7", Single) Ska Beat JB.248 UK 1966 Sell This Version
The Soulettes Don't Care What The People Say / Tighten Up Studio One Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
Tony Gregory And The Soulettes Tony Gregory And The Soulettes - Baby Come On Home (Single) Doctor Bird UK 1966 Sell This Version
King Perry* & The Soulettes / Soul Brothers* King Perry* & The Soulettes / Soul Brothers* - Rub And Squeeze / Here Comes The Mink (Single) Studio One UK 1966 Sell This Version
none The Soulettes / Peter Tosh The Soulettes / Peter Tosh - Turn! Turn! Turn! / Can't You See(7", W/Lbl) Not On Label none Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
none The Soulettes, The Setbacks (5) The Soulettes, The Setbacks (5) - Sugar And Spice / Get Out Of My Life(7", Single, TP, W/Lbl, Fir) Not On Label none Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
The Soulettes Let It Be Upsetter (2) Jamaica 1970 Sell This Version
The Soulettes My Desire / Bring It Up Tuff Gong UK 1971 Sell This Version
none Junior Byles and The Wailers / The Soulettes Junior Byles and The Wailers / The Soulettes - Got The Tip / Someday We'll Be Together(7", Pre) Upsetter none Jamaica 1971 Sell This Version
JP-767 The Soulettes, Lloyd Clarke The Soulettes, Lloyd Clarke - All Of Your Loving / Love Me(7") Jackpot (2) JP-767 UK 1971 Sell This Version
ATT-8044 The Soulettes This World(7") Attack ATT-8044 UK 1973 Sell This Version
none Roland Alphonso / Lee Perry & The Soulettes Roland Alphonso / Lee Perry & The Soulettes - Ska-La-Parasienne / Please Don't Go(7", Single, RE) C And N Records none UK 2004 Sell This Version
Jackie Opel / The Soulettes Jackie Opel / The Soulettes - Pity The Fool / One More Chance (Single) Not On Label Jamaica 2013 Sell This Version
The Soulettes / Rita Anderson The Soulettes / Rita Anderson - Hey Senorita / Spring Is Coming On Studio One Jamaica 2013 Sell This Version
none Cynthia Richards / The Souletts* Cynthia Richards / The Souletts* - How Could I / I Want To Be(7", RP) Studio One none Jamaica 2013 Sell This Version
none, DSR-CS7-014 The Soulettes That Ain't Right / One More Chance(7", Single, RE) Studio One, Dub Store Records none, DSR-CS7-014 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
The Soulettes / The Skatalites The Soulettes / The Skatalites - I Love You Baby (Single) Studio One Jamaica 2014 Sell This Version
none Jackie Mittoo / The Soulettes Jackie Mittoo / The Soulettes - Everybody Plays The Fool / King Street(7", M/Print) Coxsone Records none Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
none The Soulettes / Busty & Skitter* The Soulettes / Busty & Skitter* - Sugar & Spice / Mr. Chauffer(7", RE, RP) Not On Label none Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
SO. 3028 The Tennors / The Souletts* The Tennors / The Souletts* - Pressure And Slide / Oppertunity(7") Studio One SO. 3028 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version