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Leroy Sibbles (The Heptones) plays Full Up

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.

 

The Sattalites – Gimme Some Kinda Sign

The Sattalites – Gimme Some Kinda Sign

The Sattalites is a Canadian reggae group. They came together over twenty years ago in Toronto, Ontario as a music school; from then they have flourished across Canada as a very influential reggae group.

There are seven members who are almost all multi-instrumentalists, working together to create the smooth and unique sound for which they are known. There have been a number of different members who have been in and out due to the large range of instruments used. Fergus Hambleton has been the lead vocalist since the band’s beginning but is accompanied by Jo Jo Bennett and Bruce Robinson. Hambleton also plays the guitar, alto sax and the keyboard for The Sattalites and has played in a number of other bands including A Passing Fancy and The Ginger Group in four decades of his musical career.