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.
His place was filled by Dolphin 'Naggo' Morris starting with the Niney produced albums "Better Days" and "King Of My Town".
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SOL 9002 The Heptones — The Heptones The Heptones The Heptones (Album) Studio One SOL 9002 Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
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0016 On Top — The Heptones The Heptones On Top (Album) Studio One 0016 Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
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none Black Is Black — The Heptones The Heptones Black Is Black (Album) Studio One none Jamaica 1970 Sell This Version
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SOL 01111 Freedom Line — The Heptones The Heptones Freedom Line (Album) Studio One SOL 01111 Jamaica 1971 Sell This Version
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HJ 112 Book Of Rules — The Heptones The Heptones Book Of Rules (Album) Jaywax HJ 112 Jamaica 1973 Sell This Version
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TRLS 128 Cool Rasta — The Heptones The Heptones Cool Rasta (Album) Trojan Records TRLS 128 UK 1976 Sell This Version
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ILPS-9381 Night Food — The Heptones The Heptones Night Food (Album, Comp) Island Records ILPS-9381 UK 1976 Sell This Version
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MLPS 9456 Party Time — The Heptones The Heptones Party Time (Album) Island Records MLPS 9456 US 1977 Sell This Version
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TDWD 1 Better Days — The Heptones The Heptones Better Days (Album) Third World TDWD 1 UK 1978 Sell This Version
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9103 565 King Of My Town — The Heptones The Heptones King Of My Town (Album) Jackal Records (2) 9103 565 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
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940 814 Good Life — The Heptones The Heptones Good Life (Album) Greensleeves Records 940 814 France 1979 Sell This Version
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CHALP 009 Mr Skabeana — The Heptones Alton Ellis & The Heptones Alton Ellis & The Heptones - Mr Skabeana (Album) Cha Cha CHALP 009 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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PH LP 001 Street Of Gold — The Heptones Heptones* Street Of Gold(LP, Album) Park Heights PH LP 001 US 1981 Sell This Version
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none One Step Ahead — The Heptones Heptones* One Step Ahead(LP, Album) Sonic Sounds none Jamaica 1981 Sell This Version
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MR 102 On The Run — The Heptones The Heptones On The Run (Album) Shanachie MR 102 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
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VSLP 4018 Back On Top — The Heptones The Heptones Back On Top (Album) Vista Sounds VSLP 4018 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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BS 1064 Swing Low — The Heptones The Heptones Swing Low (Album) Burning Sounds BS 1064 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
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MT 006 Changing Times — The Heptones The Heptones Changing Times (Album) Moving Target (2) MT 006 US 1986 Sell This Version
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MT 015 A Place Called Love — The Heptones The Heptones A Place Called Love (Album) Moving Target (2) MT 015 US 1987 Sell This Version
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CSLP 005 The Heptones Sings Good Vibes — The Heptones The Heptones The Heptones Sings Good Vibes (Album) Clarendon Sound CSLP 005 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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LG2 - 1008 Mr T. — The Heptones The Heptones Mr T. (Album) Lagoon LG2 - 1008 France 1991 Sell This Version
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CDSGP0132 Rainbow Valley — The Heptones The Heptones Rainbow Valley (Album) Prestige Records Ltd. CDSGP0132 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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RAS LP 3164 Pressure! — The Heptones The Heptones Pressure! (Album) Real Authentic Sound RAS LP 3164 US 1995 Sell This Version
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PICP-1056 Wonderful World — The Heptones The Heptones Wonderful World(CD, Album) Pioneer (3) PICP-1056 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
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RN 7075 Live Around The World — The Heptones The Heptones Live Around The World(2xCD, Album) Rhino Records RN 7075 UK 1998 Sell This Version