As the blazing rhythms of ska music slowed to the mellow pace of rocksteady in the late 1960s, Leroy Sibbles' career was just picking up. The Heptones, for which he was lead singer, had recorded their 1966 hit single Fattie Fattie with Studio One. Four years later, the trio released its debut album On Top (which Sibbles still regards as among his best work.) He left The Heptones to pursue a solo career in 1977, only to reunite with the group in 1995. A prolific vocalist and songwriter, Sibbles was also a talented bass player and arranger at Studio One, backing the likes of Burning Spear and Alton Ellis.
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