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The Heptones – Mystery Babylon / Mystery Version (1977)

Posted in Dub, Lee "Scratch" Perry, The Heptones with tags , , on May 12, 2014 by 1960s: Days of Rage

“The Heptones are a Jamaican rocksteady and reggae vocal trio most active in the 1960s and early 1970s. They were one of the more significant trios of that era, and played a major role in the gradual transition between ska and rocksteady with their three-part harmonies. Leroy Sibbles, Earl Morgan and Barry Llewellyn first came together as ‘The Hep Ones’ in 1965 in Kingston but they soon changed their name to ‘The Heptones’. The name was chosen by Morgan after seeing a Heptones Tonic bottle lying in a pile of refuse. The Heptones recorded for major Jamaican record producers at the time. They began their career, after one unsuccessful single for Ken Lack’s ‘K Calnek’ label, under the watchful eye of Coxsone Dodd of Studio One. …”

YouTube: Mystery Babylon / Mystery Version, The Heptones & Ranking King~Mystery Babylon


I’m In the Mood For Love – I Roy & The Heptones (1972)

Posted in I-Roy, Ska, The Heptones with tags , , on April 30, 2013 by 1960s: Days of Rage

YouTube: I’m In the Mood For Love – I Roy & The Heptones