Alton Ellis & The Flames

Alton Ellis & The Flames

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Alton Ellis, Leslie Ellis, David "Baby G" Gordon, Winston Jarrett, Lloyd Charmers
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Formed by Alton Ellis after John Holt joined The Paragons. After leaving from Studio One due to less payment for his older recordings like Sings Rock And Soul, he signed a contract with Arthur "Duke" Reid. He formed a trio to back him called The Flames. Consisting originally of his brother Leslie Ellis, David "Baby G" Gordon and a guy called Ronnie, later on people like Lloyd Charmers and Winston Jarrett would join. Membership would fluctuate. Ellis quickly scored a major hit in 1965 with the antiviolence plea "Dance Crasher," and the following year, he released what was arguably the first rocksteady single, "Get Ready - Rock Steady." When Alton Ellis moved to England in 1973, all his band projects in Jamaica stopped.
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Alton Ellis & The Flames Discography

Singles & EPs

Alton And The Flames* / Baba Brooks Alton And The Flames* / Baba Brooks - Dance Crasher / Vitamin A (Single) Island Records UK 1965 Sell This Version
Alton Ellis & The Flames Blessing Of Love / Nothing Sweeter (Single) Dutchess UK 1966 Sell This Version
Alton Ellis And The Flames* / Carol* With Tommy McCook Alton Ellis And The Flames* / Carol* With Tommy McCook - Cry Tough / Mr. Solo Island Records UK 1967 Sell This Version
none Alton Ellis & The Flames & Lynn Taitt With Tommy McCook & The Supersonics Alton Ellis & The Flames & Lynn Taitt With Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Cry Tough / Cry Tough(7", Single, bla) Treasure Isle none Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
Alton Ellis And The Flames* / Tommy McCook And The Supersonics* Alton Ellis And The Flames* / Tommy McCook And The Supersonics* - Ain't That Lovin' You / Comet Rock Steady (Single) Trojan Records UK 1967 Sell This Version
Alton Ellis And The Flames* / Lynn Tait* & Tommy McCook with The Supersonics* Alton Ellis And The Flames* / Lynn Tait* & Tommy McCook with The Supersonics* - Girl I Got A Date Dutchess UK 1967 Sell This Version
none Alton Ellis & The Flames, Phyllis Dillon Alton Ellis & The Flames, Phyllis Dillon - Girl I Got A Date / Perfidia(7", W/Lbl, bla) Not On Label none Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
Alton Ellis And The Flames* / Tommy McCook And The Supersonics Band* Alton Ellis And The Flames* / Tommy McCook And The Supersonics Band* - Rock Steady / Wall Street Shuffle (Single) Trojan Records UK 1967 Sell This Version
TR-009 Alton Ellis And The Flames* / Tommy McCook And The Supersonics* Alton Ellis And The Flames* / Tommy McCook And The Supersonics* - Why Birds Follow Spring / Soul Rock(7") Trojan Records TR-009 Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
DB 1055 Alton Ellis & The Flames / The Silvertones Alton Ellis & The Flames / The Silvertones - Shake It / Whoo Baby(7") Doctor Bird DB 1055 UK 1967 Sell This Version
Alton Ellis & The Flames / Alton & David Alton Ellis & The Flames / Alton & David - La La Means (I Love You) / Give Me Your Love (Single) Supersonics Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
Alton And The Flames* Oh Wee Baby / How Can I Treasure Isle Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
Alton Ellis And The Flames* Suzie (Single) GAS UK 1970 Sell This Version
none Alton Ellis & The Flames Baby I Love You(7") High Times (3) none Jamaica 1993 Sell This Version
Baba Brooks, Alton Ellis & The Flames Baba Brooks, Alton Ellis & The Flames - Alcatraz / Don't Trouble People Treasure Isle Jamaica 2009 Sell This Version
THB7022 Alton Ellis And The Flames* Honey I Love / Don't Trouble People(7", Ltd) Trojan Records THB7022 UK 2012 Sell This Version
t003 Alton Ellis And The Flames* & Baba Brooks / Baba Brooks Band* Alton Ellis And The Flames* & Baba Brooks / Baba Brooks Band* - Alphabetically Yours / Alcatraz(7", Ltd, RM) Treasure Isle t003 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
none Alton Ellis & The Flames Life Is Down In Denver / Life Is Down In Denver (Version)(7", W/Lbl) Not On Label none Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
none Lord Creator / Alton Ellis & The Flames Lord Creator / Alton Ellis & The Flames - Golden Love / How Can I(Acetate, 7", Single) Emidisc (3) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Alton Ellis & The Flames / The Melodians With Tommy McCook Alton Ellis & The Flames / The Melodians With Tommy McCook - Rock Steady / Last Train To Expo '67(7", RE, M/Print) Trojan Records none Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
none Alton Ellis And The Flames* / Lyn Taitt* With Tommy McCook And The Supersonics* Alton Ellis And The Flames* / Lyn Taitt* With Tommy McCook And The Supersonics* - Girl I Have Got A Date / Yellow Basket(7") Treasure Isle none Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
none Alton Ellis & The Flames Wise Birds Follow Spring(7", Single) Treasure Isle none Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
none Alton Ellis & The Flames The Preacher(7", Single) Treasure Isle none Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version