The Ethiopians

The Ethiopians

The Ethiopians


Latest Release

Reggae Originals: The Ethiopians, The Hippy Boys & The Rudies album art
  • Reggae Originals: The Ethiopians, The Hippy Boys & The Rudies
  • November 2022
  • 17 Songs

Top Songs

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Quando Mi Amor
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Woman Capture Man
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Engine 54
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Reggae Hit The Town
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Come On Now


  • The Ethiopians - See Me Go Free

    Mar 2022 • 21 songs

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    Mar 2022 • 15 songs

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    Jan 2022 • 1 song

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Essentially a mouthpiece for singer and songwriter Leonard Dillon, the Ethiopians were one of Jamaica's most influential vocal groups during their heyday. Not only did the duo (completed by Stephen Taylor) spearhead the transition between ska and rocksteady, Dillon's heavily Rastafarian lyrics also paved the way for the socially conscious roots reggae era that was to come. Born in Port Antonio in 1942, Dillon grew up in a Christian family and discovered music through their church. Having written some original songs, he moved to Kingston in 1963; finding the going difficult, he...
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