Wailing Souls

Wailing Souls

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First comprised of Winston 'Pipe' Matthews on lead vocals, Lloyd 'Bread' McDonald, and George 'Buddy' Haye, the Wailing Souls carried the moniker of the Renegades during the late 1960’s. This line-up recorded backing vocals for an Ernest Ranglin album before breaking up in 1968.
'Pipe' and 'Bread' teamed up with two other singers after that, Oswald Downes and Norman Davis, and they went on to work with Coxsone Dodd's famous Studio One label recording label. They recorded a number of singles there, and were also billed as the Classics, in addition to their Wailing Souls name.
In the early 70's, the Souls recorded for Bob Marley's Tuff Gong label, as Pipe and The Pipers. The group’s vocal power, and song writing ability has kept the group in the spotlight, and in 1974 the group changed again when Downes and Davis left and 'Buddy' Haye rejoined.
The group entered another era of their careers as they began work with famed producer "Jo Jo" Hookim and his Channel One label. The Souls then started their own label in 1977, Massive. In the early 80's the now quartet (with the addition of Rudolph ‘Garth’ Dennis from Black Uhuru fame) worked with a number of hot producers including Sly and Robbie, "Junjo" Lawes' and Linval Thompson.
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Wailing Souls Discography

Albums

The Wailing Souls* Wailing Souls (Album) Winro Records Jamaica 1975 Sell This Version
Wailing Souls Wild Suspense (Album) Mango Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
Wailing Souls Wailing (Album) Jah Guidance Jamaica 1981 Sell This Version
Wailing Souls Fire House Rock (Album) Greensleeves Records UK 1981 Sell This Version
Wailing Soul* Soul & Power (Album) Studio One, Studio One US 1982 Sell This Version
Wailing Souls Inchpinchers (Album) Greensleeves Records UK 1982 Sell This Version
Wailing Souls Baby Come Rock (Album) Joe Gibbs Music US 1983 Sell This Version
Wailing Souls On The Rocks (Album) Greensleeves Records Canada 1983 Sell This Version
Wailing Souls Stranded (Album) Greensleeves Records US 1984 Sell This Version
Wailing Souls Lay It On The Line (Album) Live & Learn Records US 1986 Sell This Version
Wailing Souls Kingston 14 (Album) Live & Learn Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Wailing Soul* Stormy Night (Album) Rohit Records US 1989 Sell This Version
Wailing Souls Reggae Ina Firehouse (Album) Live & Learn Records US 1991 Sell This Version
Wailing Souls All Over The World (Album) Chaos Recordings, Columbia Europe 1992 Sell This Version
72445-11108-2 Wailing Souls Live On(CD, Album) Sony Music 72445-11108-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
Wailing Soul* Tension (Album) Big Ship UK 1997 Sell This Version
PWD7467 Wailing Souls Psychedelic Souls(CD, Album) Pow Wow Records PWD7467 US 1998 Sell This Version
Wailing Souls Equality (Album) Reggae Blitz US 2000 Sell This Version
Wailing Souls Souvenir From Jamaica (Album) Artists Only! Records US 2003 Sell This Version
Wailing Soul* Square Deal (Album) Studio One US 2003 Sell This Version
The Wailing Souls* Classic Jamaican Flava (Album) 2B1 Records US 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Wailing Souls Back Out (Single) Coxsone Records Jamaica 1969 Sell This Version
Wailing Souls / Brentford All Stars Wailing Souls / Brentford All Stars - Row Fisherman Row / Moon Ride (Single) Coxsone Records, Coxson Jamaica 1970 Sell This Version
FLD-4186 Wailing Souls / Matador All Stars Wailing Souls / Matador All Stars - Gold Digger(7", Single, W/Lbl) Matador Records FLD-4186 Jamaica 1970 Sell This Version
Wailing Souls Back Out / Pack Your Things Supreme Records (10) UK 1970 Sell This Version