The Ethiopians - The Original Reggae Hitsound,Trojan 1986 MP3/Flac



The Ethiopians were founded by Leonard Dillon and Stephen Taylor

around 1966 and started recording for Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd. After

that they worked with several other studio's amongst who Lee Perry's.

This is a 1986 compilation with their music from between 1966 and 1972.

When Ska was starting to change, late sixties, Ethiopians' sound

was hot and leaning towards rocksteady. I think two or three songs were

already on the album 'Everything Crash' which I recently re-uploaded.

Tomorrow evening, saturday 6th, I'll be doing a reggae and dub evening

with Sista Poca from Poca TV, check her out here. It takes place in a tiny

coffeeshop called Andorra in Hilversum. Fat Back Pumping Dub and Reggae

accompanied by coffee and some sweet smoke, I'm looking forward to it.


1 Free man

2 Train to Skaville

3 Engine 54

4 Come on now

5 Train to glory

6 The whip

7 Everything crash

8 Things a get bad to worse

9 Well red

10 One

11 Hong Kong flu

12 Gun man

13 What a fire

14 Woman capture man

15 Feel the spirit

16 Drop him

17 Good ambition

18 No baptism

19 The selah

20 Pirate

21 The word is love