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Leroy Sibbles (The Heptones) plays Full Up

Leroy Sibbles is a Jamaican-Canadian reggae musician and producer. He was the lead singer for The Heptones in the 1960s and 1970s. Sibbles joined The Heptones in 1965 after the two groups competed in a street-corner contest.

The Heptones were among the most influential groups of the rock steady era. After Studio One, Sibbles and the Heptones recorded for other producers including Lee Perry, Harry J, JoJo Hoo Kim, Niney The Observer, Clive Chin, Gussie Clarke, Lloyd Campbell, Prince Buster, Ossie Hibbert, Phil Pratt, Harry Mudie, Geoffrey Chung, Danny Holloway, Rupie Edwards, and Joe Gibbs.

As a solo artist, Sibbles worked with¬†Lloyd “Bullwackie” Barnes,¬†Lloyd Parks,¬†Sly & Robbie,¬†Augustus Pablo,¬†Bruce Cockburn, and Lee Perry, but primarily produced himself. Sibbles moved toCanada¬†in 1973, where he married and remained for twenty years, and won a¬†U-Know Award¬†for best male vocalist in 1983, and a¬†1987 Juno Award¬†for best reggae album in 1987.

 

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