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Algoriddim 20080328: Ethiopians

Algoriddim 20080328: Ethiopians

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The Ethiopians were comprised of Leonard Dillon, Stephen Taylor and Aston Morris. Leonard Dillon was really the core of the group and later was known as "The Ethiopian". He got into music when Peter Tosh took him to Second Street in Trenchtown to meet Bob and Bunny, who eventually took him to Studio One in 1964 where he started recording as Jack Sparrow. After that he met Taylor and Morris and they recorded three songs at Studio One before Aston left the group. Around this time he was rehearsing at The Ethiopian Reorganization Centre in Trenchtown and renamed the group The Ethiopians. After some more tunes for Coxsone, they recorded with Prince Buster, Duke Reid and Lloyd Daley before settling in with Karl "Sir JJ" Johnson when Melvin "Mello" Reid joined the group. Around this time Stephen was killed and the group came to a halt until 1978 when Dillon linked up with Niney and a niyabinghi band to record "Slave Call"...