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The Hippy Boys

The Hippy Boys

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Very prolific Jamaican Rocksteady & Early Reggae backing band/studio band formed in 1967. Members would also be members of Lee Perry's The Upsetters.
their name could vary depending on the studio where they were recording
the Randy's All Stars for Randy's prods
the The Soul Rhythms for Sonia Pottinger prods
the Matador All Stars for Lloyd Daley prods
the The Bunny Lee Allstars for Bunny Lee prods
the Joe Gibbs Allstars for Joe Gibbs prods
... and became The Upsetters !
The group start with Maurice Roberts on bass, "seanie" on drum & "Welby Stewart" on guitare
they become more famous from 1969 with the arrival of
Aston "Family Man" Barrett (Bass)
Carlton "Carlie" Barrett (Drums)
Alva "Reggie" Lewis (Rhythm Guitar)
Lloyd Charmers (Organ, Piano, Percussion & Vocals)
sometimes augmented by Ronnie "Bop" Williams aka Ranford "Rannie Bop" Williams on Lead Guitar.

Sites:trojanrecords.com , Wikipedia
Aliases:Maxie's Group, The Moon Boys (2), The Spokes (4)
Members:Alva "Reggie" Lewis, Aston "Family Man" Barrett, Bobby Kalphat, Carlton Barrett, Glen Adams, Jackson Jones (2), Leroy Brown (2), Lloyd Tyrell, Maxie Smith, Murvin Junior Smith, Ranford "Rannie Bop" Williams
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