February 5, 2005
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 5||Backing : 4/5||Production : 4/5||Sound quality : 4||Sleeve : 3/4|
Many remember Leroy Sibbles as original front man for the trio The Heptones, that also included Earl Morgan and Barry Llewellyn. Without doubt The Heptones were one of the most popular groups of the Ska and Rock Steady era and dominated the charts of Jamaican Ska and Rock Steady music in the 1960's. Sibbles is a prolific songwriter and the originator of many classic bass lines which can be heard in the many timeless riddims he created at Studio One together with ace musicians like keyboard virtuoso, arranger and bandleader Jackie Mittoo and guitarist Ernest Ranglin. These riddims 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.
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|Leroy Sibbles : What Is Mine|
|Leroy Sibbles : Warden|