Cruise International Records,
Allerton Grange Vale,
THE ETHIOPIANS FREEDOM TRAIN
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THE ETHIOPIANS FREEDOM TRAIN 14 Track LP
The Ethiopians are one of the great vocal groups to come out of Jamaica. Singing songs of life and times as they found them, themes that resonated with the people of the island that made them should a treasured group. Leonard Dillon (born 9th of December, 1942 Port Antonio, Jamaica) the founding member of The Ethiopians, began his singing career at Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd’s Studio One. Initially he recorded under the name Jack Sparrow backed by The Wailers, cutting Ice Water and Suffering In the Land. Under The Wailers encouragement, he went on to form his own vocal group. Recruiting singers Stephen Taylor (born 1944, Portland, Jamaica) and Aston Charlie Morris to become The Ethiopians. They cut Live Good, Why You Gonna Leave Me Now and Owe Me No Pay Me’. Although receiving favourable response, Aston Morris decided to leave the band and the remaining pair carried on and recorded I Am A Free Man, Don Dead Already and For You.
This album has a real old time ska feel with a positive message a fantastic album!
LP Track List
01 Train To Skaville (Original Version)The Ethiopians 2:55
02 Engine 54 The Ethiopians 2:42
03 Come On Now The Ethiopians 3:09
04 Everything Crash The Ethiopians 2:37
05 Ethiopian National Anthem The Ethiopians 3:19
06 Guilty Conscience The Ethiopians 2:58
07 Hurry On The Ethiopians 3:38
08 Reggae Hit The Town The Ethiopians 2:26
09 Culture The Ethiopians 3:12
10 Obeah Book The Ethiopians 2:57
11 Love Jah The Ethiopians 3:14
12 The Selah The Ethiopians 3:09
13 Need Someone The Ethiopians 3:10
14 Slave Call The Ethiopians 4:17