The Heptones

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About The Heptones

The Heptones created the template for reggae vocal harmony groups when they appeared on the scene in the mid-'60s. Their R&B-influenced three-part harmonies were matched by considerable instrumental talents, and after helming the rocksteady movement, they became integral to the workings of early reggae at Studio One. Besides working on their own material, Heptone Leroy Sibbles played bass on many key recordings by other Studio One artists. With their sophisticated sound, the group adapted well to the '70s, and their mid-'70s albums PARTY TIME and BOOK OF RULES were milestones, the latter's title track featuring strongly in the landmark 1979 reggae film ROCKERS. With various personnel shifts, the band continued recording and performing into the '90s, with the founding members eventually reuniting.

Kingston, Jamaica