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Leroy Sibbles, Earl Morgan and Barry Llewelyn first came together as “The Hep Ones” in 1965 in Kingston, Jamaica but they soon changed their name to “The Heptones”.
They recorded for the major Jamaican producers at the time, including Coxsone Dodd of Studio One fame. The Heptones had a number of Jamaican hits for Studio One, including “Pretty Looks Isn’t All”, “Fattie Fattie” and “I Hold the Handle.” They went on to record with Joe Gibbs, Harry J (Harry Johnson), and Rupie Edwards. In 1977, they recorded “Party Time” for Lee Perry, one of Perry’s finest productions, which included a version of Bob Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released.”

Sibbles left the group in 1977 to start a successful solo career. He was replaced by Naggo Morris. After Sibbles left, the group’s popularity waned. The original trio reunited in 1995 and released Pressure! produced by Tappa Zukie

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  • TheFoggyNotion

    Sweetness.

    27 Apr 10:28pm Reply
  • Earlyturtle

    Diamonds every one of them.

    27 Jan 2013 Reply
  • thiego23k

    what if they were called the hemptones.

    24 Nov 2012 Reply
  • sakurabunny

    The long version of Can't Hide from Jah is a reggae gem.

    2 Aug 2012 Reply
  • kevlar8000

    Hmm... Not bad

    26 Apr 2012 Reply
  • LEOES13

    cool

    9 Apr 2012 Reply
  • aakira009

    It's all about the Heptones on Top LP. A real Studio One classic.

    26 Feb 2011 Reply
  • alberelbaz

    charming

    31 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Cobracleo

    Velvet Cotorro rules.

    23 Jun 2010 Reply
  • dreadfullbass

    "Cool Rasta" is such a great album...

    12 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Dolyn

    check out some cool reggae http://www.last.fm/music/The+Kings+Of+Space+Monkey

    19 Mar 2010 Reply
  • loutbibi

    Yeah Gael Monfils' father, or grandfather was play in a band!

    21 Jan 2010 Reply
  • bas686

    Мало известны за пределами Ямайки? Враки какие.

    13 Jan 2010 Reply
  • d_cast

    to Zamza-Abadede: I say cool, oh cool, cool Rasta cool. Sit up and meditate, no time to contemplate. Cool, oh cool, Rasta no fool. Now that you wear your dreads, Let no badness come into your head. Even though we don't know, When our next bread, is coming, yeah. Step by step we will go, oh-oh, Knowing Jah Jah's before I. Cool, oh cool, cool Rasta cool. Sit up and meditate, no time to contemplate. Cool, oh cool, cah Rasta no fool. And when you wear your dreads, Let no badness come into your head. 'Cause rocky roads we know, oh-oh, Rastaman a live on, ey-ey. So step by step we'll go, we'll go, Jah Jah is the forgiver, ey ey. Oh! Oh yeah! Ah-ah.. I say cool, oh cool, cool Rasta cool. Sit up and meditate, no time to contemplate. Oh cool, oh cool, cah Rasta no fool. And when you wear your dreads, Let no badness come into your head.

    11 Jan 2010 Reply
  • eastbaythunder

    nice!

    2 Jan 2010 Reply
  • blueyz

    ive had years of pure enjoyment fom this group, hard to name a fav track, but up there would be "the meaning of life, party time,break up to make up, suffering so. book of rules. equal rights," i,ll never tire of " the heptones"...........ever

    15 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Zamza-Abadede

    please share "cool rasta" lyrics!

    25 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Zamza-Abadede

    magnificent!

    25 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Conradub

    harmony and good vibrations

    4 Jun 2009 Reply
  • tame1999

    massive massive band. anyone know where to get a recording of 'Mystery Babylon' without the 3 minutes of dub at the end?

    1 May 2009 Reply
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