February 6 - 2005
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 5||Backing : 4/5||Production : 4/5||Sound quality : 4||Sleeve : 3/4|
Leroy Sibbles, an accomplished bassist, wonderful vocalist and songwriter, fronted the original Heptones from the mid-60's up to mid-70's. During that time he recorded many albums with The Heptones including the Studio One albums "The Heptones" (1967), "Black Is Black" (1967), "On Top" (1968) and "Freedom Line" (1971), the Danny Holloway produced "Nightfood" (1976), and "Party Time" (1977) produced by Lee Perry, to name just a few. During the period at Coxsone Dodd's Studio One, where Sibbles also worked as a bass player, background vocalist, arranger and talent scout, he created many classic riddims together with ace musicians like keyboard virtuoso, arranger and bandleader Jackie Mittoo and guitarist Ernest Ranglin. These riddims, incorporating Sibbles' creative, hypnotic bass lines, have been done over and over again during the last 4 decades in the new recordings created by others. In the mid-70's Sibbles left the Heptones and also Jamaica as he moved to Toronto, Canada, where he lived for for 20 years, before returning to Jamaica. As a solo artist, he worked with Lloyd "Bullwackie" Barnes, Lloyd Parks, Sly & Robbie, Augustus Pablo, and Lee Perry, but primarily produced himself.
For more info check the Leroy Sibbles website.
Click on the headphone and have a listen:
|Leroy Sibbles : Situation|
|Leroy Sibbles : Pure Sorrow|