The Heptones

The Heptones

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Comprised of lead vocalist, Leroy Sibbles and vocalists Earl Morgan and Barry Llewelyn, all natives of Kingston, Jamaica. Formed in the early 1960's and originally called The Hep Ones, the Heptones played a key role in the transition between ska and rocksteady. Signed by Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd shortly after their debut they stayed with Studio One until 1971. Chaffing under Dodd's control they left Studio One to work with Joe Gibbs and in 1973 teamed-up with Lee 'Scratch' Perry to update their sound. Their first album with "Perry, Party Time", which contained new versions of many of their best Studio One tracks, gained them international popularity. Sibbles left the group in 1977 to launch a solo career.
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The Heptones Discography

Albums

The Heptones The Heptones (Album) Studio One UK 1967 Sell This Version
The Heptones On Top (Album) Studio One Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
The Heptones Black Is Black (Album) Studio One Jamaica 1970 Sell This Version
The Heptones Freedom Line (Album) Studio One Jamaica 1971 Sell This Version
The Heptones Book Of Rules (Album) Jaywax Jamaica 1973 Sell This Version
The Heptones Cool Rasta (Album) Trojan Records UK 1976 Sell This Version
The Heptones Night Food (Album, Comp) Island Records UK 1976 Sell This Version
The Heptones Party Time (Album) Hep Hep Records Germany 1976 Sell This Version
The Heptones Better Days (Album) Third World France 1978 Sell This Version
The Heptones Good Life (Album) Greensleeves Records France 1979 Sell This Version
The Heptones King Of My Town (Album) Jackal Records (2) Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
CHALP 009 Alton Ellis & The Heptones Alton Ellis & The Heptones - Mr Skabeana(LP, Red) Cha Cha Music CHALP 009 UK 1980 Sell This Version
PH LP 001 Heptones* Street Of Gold(LP, Album) Park Heights PH LP 001 US 1981 Sell This Version
none Heptones* One Step Ahead(LP, Album) Sonic Sounds none Jamaica 1981 Sell This Version
The Heptones On The Run (Album) Shanachie Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
VSLP 4018 The Heptones Back On Top(LP) Vista Sounds VSLP 4018 UK 1983 Sell This Version
VSLP 4031 The Heptones In A Dancehall Style(LP, Album) Vista Sounds VSLP 4031 UK 1983 Sell This Version
The Heptones Swing Low (Album) Burning Sounds Europe 1985 Sell This Version
The Heptones Changing Times (Album) Moving Target (2) US 1986 Sell This Version
The Heptones A Place Called Love (Album) Moving Target (2) US 1987 Sell This Version
The Heptones The Heptones Sings Good Vibes (Album) Clarendon Sound UK 1988 Sell This Version
The Heptones Mr T. (Album) Lagoon France 1991 Sell This Version
CDSGP0132 The Heptones Rainbow Valley(CD) Prestige Elite Records Limited CDSGP0132 1994 Sell This Version
The Heptones Pressure! (Album) Real Authentic Sound US 1995 Sell This Version
RN 7075 The Heptones Live Around The World(2xCD, Album) Rhino Records RN 7075 UK 1998 Sell This Version