Heptones, The

Also known as Hepstones, The, Heptone, Heptones, Hiptones
Members of Heptones, The: Barry Llewellyn, Earl Morgan, Glen Adams, Leroy Sibbles, Naggo Morris

Discography of Heptones, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Mistry Babylon 2 Audio Black Art
2 In Love With You 10 Audio 1978 United Artists Records
3 Sweet Talking 2 Audio Studio One
4 Love Won't Come Easy 2 Audio Coxsone Records
5 Love Me Girl 2 Audio 1968 Coxsone Records
6 Party Time 10 Audio 2003
7 Night Food 10 Audio 1978 Harry J Records
8 Swing Low 10 Audio 1997 Burning Sounds
9 On Top 12 Audio 1970 Studio One
10 Good Life 10 Audio 1979 Greensleeves Records
11 No More Shall I Roam / Mr Do Over Man Song 4 Audio Observer Gold
12 My Guiding Star / My Guiding Red 2 Audio Impact!
13 Crying Over You 2 Audio Trench Town
14 Cool Rasta 10 Audio 1976 Trojan Records
15 Physical Fitness / Lovers Feeling 2 Audio 1982 Selena
16 Party Time 10 Audio Upsetter
17 Party Time 10 Audio 1977 Island Records
18 Twenty Golden Hits 20 Audio 1992 Sonic Sounds
19 Ting A Ling 12 Audio 1970 Studio One
20 Sing Good Vibes 10 Audio 1988 Clarendon Sound
21 The Children Rise / Some Gone Astray 4 Audio 2002 Trench Town
22 Mr. President 2 Audio Hep Hep Records
23 Crying Over You 2 Audio Hawk Records (2)
24 Serious Time 2 Audio 2007 Hep Hep Records
25 Everyday Life 2 Audio 2005 Observer
26 I Am Lonely 2 Audio Trench Town
27 Book Of Rules 10 Audio 1973
28 Old Time 2 Audio 1973 Grape
29 Le World... 13 Audio 2002 Suave Records (3)
30 Ting A Ling 2 Audio Coxsone Records
31 The Meaning Of Life - Best Of The Heptones 1966-1976 25 Audio 2004 Earmark
32 Book Of Rules / Crystal Blue Persuation 2 Audio Third World
33 Dub Dictionary 26 Audio Trench Town
34 Heptones Disco Dub 4 Audio 1977 Upsetters
35 Sweet Talking / Sweet Dubbing 2 Audio Coxson
36 Why Must I / Try Again 2 Audio Coxsone Records
37 Be A Man 2 Audio Studio One
38 Suspicious Mind / Haven't You Any Fight Left 2 Audio Coxsone Records
39 Party Time / Party Version 2 Audio Studio One
40 Fattie Fattie 2 Audio Studio One
41 Suffering So 2 Audio 1973 Jaywax
42 Pressure! 10 Audio 1995 Real Authentic Sound
43 Hog And Goat / In Cold 4 Audio Observer Gold
44 Swept For You Baby / Let Love In 2 Audio Burning Sounds
45 Dub Dictionary 20 Audio 1999 Trench Town
46 Warrior / Every Day Life 5 Audio Observer Gold
47 School Girls / Ain't That Bad 2 Audio 1967 Caltone
48 Sufferer's Time 2 Audio 1976 Island Records
49 Heptones Disco Dub 4 Audio 1980 Black Art
50 Party Time 10 Audio 1977 Mango


Comprised of lead vocalist, Leroy Sibbles and vocalists Earl Morgan and Barry Llewelyn, all natives of Kingston, Jamaica. Formed in the early 1960's and originally called The Hep Ones, the Heptones played a key role in the transition between ska and rocksteady. Signed by Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd shortly after their debut they stayed with Studio One until 1971. Chaffing under Dodd's control they left Studio One to work with Joe Gibbs and in 1973 teamed-up with Lee 'Scratch' Perry to update their sound. Their first album with "Perry, Party Time", which contained new versions of many of their best Studio One tracks, gained them international popularity. Sibbles left the group in 1977 to launch a solo career.


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