Equators, The

Members of Equators, The: Alfonso Renford, Dennis Fletcher, Donald Bailey (2), Leo Bailey, Rocky Bailey

Discography of Equators, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 If You Need Me 2 Audio 1981 Stiff Records
2 Rankin´ Discipline 3 Audio 1981 Stiff Records
3 Baby Come Back 2 Audio 1980 Stiff Records
4 Hot 11 Audio 1981 Stiff Records
5 Baby Come Back / Geordie 4 Audio 1980 Stiff Records
6 Dreaming 2 Audio Philharmonics Ltd.
7 Hot 11 Audio 1981 Stiff Canada
8 Baby Come Back 2 Audio 1980 Stiff Records
9 If You Need Me / So What's New? 2 Audio 1981 Stiff Records
10 Baby Come Back / Georgie 2 Audio 1980 Stiff Records
11 Feel Like Making Love 2 Audio 1977 Lightning Records (2)
12 Baby Come Back 2 Audio 1980 Stiff Records
13 Baby Come Back 2 Audio 1980 Stiff Records
14 Baby Come Back 2 Audio 1980 Stiff Records
15 If You Need Me 2 Audio 1981 Stiff Records


Formed in 1977 by the brothers Bailey (Donald, Leo & Rocky), the offspring of Jamaican immigrants to England, The Equators were discovered by Stiff Records’ President, David Robinson, performing with another Birmingham band, The Beat (which shared The Equators’ 20/21 Management team). Robinson, ecstatically impressed with the raw energy of their concert performance & the soulful innovation of their ska-pop-reggae sound, moved to sign the band to the famous Stiff Records label (home of Madness & Elvis Costello).

The Relationship with Stiff Records began with The Equators backing the Jamaican ska-reggae great, Desmond Dekker ("Israelites", "007 Shanty Town"), on his Black and Dekker album.


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