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 album art The Heptones The Heptones (Album) Studio One SOL 9002 UK 1967 Sell This Version
0016 The Heptones - On Top album art The Heptones On Top (Album) Studio One 0016 Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
none The Heptones - Black Is Black album art The Heptones Black Is Black (Album) Studio One none Jamaica 1970 Sell This Version
SOL 01111 The Heptones - Freedom Line album art The Heptones Freedom Line (Album) Studio One SOL 01111 Jamaica 1971 Sell This Version
HJ 112 The Heptones - Book Of Rules album art The Heptones Book Of Rules (Album) Jaywax HJ 112 Jamaica 1973 Sell This Version
TRLS 128 The Heptones - Cool Rasta album art The Heptones Cool Rasta (Album) Trojan Records TRLS 128 UK 1976 Sell This Version
ILPS-9381 The Heptones - Night Food album art The Heptones Night Food (Album, Comp) Island Records ILPS-9381 UK 1976 Sell This Version
ILPS 9456 The Heptones - Party Time album art The Heptones Party Time (Album) Island Records ILPS 9456 UK 1977 Sell This Version
TDWD 1 The Heptones - Better Days album art The Heptones Better Days (Album) Third World TDWD 1 UK 1978 Sell This Version
9103 565 The Heptones - King Of My Town album art The Heptones King Of My Town (Album) Jackal Records (2) 9103 565 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
940 814 The Heptones - Good Life album art The Heptones Good Life (Album) Greensleeves Records 940 814 France 1979 Sell This Version
CHALP 009 The Heptones - Mr Skabeana album art Alton Ellis & The Heptones Alton Ellis & The Heptones - Mr Skabeana (Album) Cha Cha CHALP 009 UK 1980 Sell This Version
PH LP 001 The Heptones - Street Of Gold album art Heptones* Street Of Gold(LP, Album) Park Heights PH LP 001 US 1981 Sell This Version
none The Heptones - One Step Ahead album art Heptones* One Step Ahead(LP, Album) Sonic Sounds none Jamaica 1981 Sell This Version
MR 102 The Heptones - On The Run album art The Heptones On The Run (Album) Shanachie MR 102 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
VSLP 4018 The Heptones - Back On Top album art The Heptones Back On Top (Album) Vista Sounds VSLP 4018 UK 1983 Sell This Version
VSLP 4031 The Heptones - In A Dancehall Style album art The Heptones In A Dancehall Style(LP, Album) Vista Sounds VSLP 4031 UK 1983 Sell This Version
BS 1064 The Heptones - Swing Low album art The Heptones Swing Low (Album) Burning Sounds BS 1064 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
MT 006 The Heptones - Changing Times album art The Heptones Changing Times (Album) Moving Target (2) MT 006 US 1986 Sell This Version
MT 015 The Heptones - A Place Called Love album art The Heptones A Place Called Love (Album) Moving Target (2) MT 015 US 1987 Sell This Version
CSLP 005 The Heptones - The Heptones Sings Good Vibes album art The Heptones The Heptones Sings Good Vibes (Album) Clarendon Sound CSLP 005 UK 1988 Sell This Version
LG2 - 1008 The Heptones - Mr T. album art The Heptones Mr T. (Album) Lagoon LG2 - 1008 France 1991 Sell This Version
CDSGP0132 The Heptones - Rainbow Valley album art The Heptones Rainbow Valley (Album) CSI CDSGP0132 UK 1994 Sell This Version
RAS LP 3164 The Heptones - Pressure! album art The Heptones Pressure! (Album) Real Authentic Sound RAS LP 3164 US 1995 Sell This Version
PICP-1056 The Heptones - Wonderful World album art The Heptones Wonderful World(CD, Album) Pioneer (3) PICP-1056 Japan 1995 Sell This Version