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THE HEPTONES TOP 40

     Compiled By Clinton Lindsay

THE HEPTONES TOP 40 SONGS 

With the recent passing, (11/23/11), of Barrington Llewellyn (a founding member of this legendary group) I was asked about it’s outstanding body of work. While researching, I found that Barry did quite a few lead locals – more than I was led to believe. Obviously, the group’s heydays were during its Clement Dodd’s Studio One era. However, its biggest hit “Book Of Rules” was post Studio One, and it was not the group’s customary lead singer Leroy Sibbles who sang lead, but Barry Llewellyn. In interviews I’ve had with Sibbles, he more than once expressed and recognized the irony of this fact. As usual, all efforts are made to record the most accurate titles, composers, dates, producers, etc.

 

Title Year Producer

1 Book Of Rules 1973 Harry “J” Johnson

2 Sea Of Love 1967 Clement Dodd

3 Pretty Looks Isn’t All 1967 Clement Dodd

4 Party Time 1968 Clement Dodd

5 Sweet Talking 1967 Clement Dodd

6 Fattie Fattie 1966 Clement Dodd

7 Why Did You Leave Me To Cry 1966 Clement Dodd

8 Get In The Groove 1967 Clement Dodd

9 Equal Rights 1968 Clement Dodd

10 Why Must I 1967 Clement Dodd

11 Country Boy 1975 Harry “J” Johnson

12 I Shall Be Released 1971 Clement Dodd

13 Soul Power 1968 Clement Dodd

14 Love Won’t Come Easy 1968 Clement Dodd

15 I’ve Got The Handle 1967 Clement Dodd

16 My Guiding Star 1968 Clement Dodd

17 Baby 1967 Clement Dodd

18 I’m In The Mood For Love 1971 Winston Blake

19 Only Sixteen 1967 Clement Dodd

20 Hypocrite 1972 Joe Gibbs

21 Be A Man 1971 Clement Dodd

22 Heptones Gonna Fight 1967 Clement Dodd

23 Choice Of Colors 1968 Clement Dodd

24 Suspicious Minds 1970 Clement Dodd

25 Ting-A-Ling 1968 Clement Dodd

26 Meaning Of Life 1973 Alvin Ranglin

27 Freedom To The People 1972 Joe Gibbs

28 Mama Say 1973 Harry “J” Johnson

29 Tripe Girl 1967 Clement Dodd

30 Pure Sorrows 1968 Clement Dodd

31 Save The Last Dance For Me 1972 Joe Gibbs

32 Message From A Black Man 1970 Clement Dodd

33 Let Me Hold Your Hand 1973 Geoffrey Chung

34 Take A Tip From Me 1967 Clement Dodd

35 Deceivers 1976 Danny Holloway

 

36 Mama 1967 Clement Dodd

37 Our Day Will Come 1972 Winston “Niney” Holness

38 Mr. President 1977 Lee Scratch Perry

39 Love Me Girl 1968 Clement Dodd

40 Pretty Baby (We Are In The Mood) 1968 Clement

 

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