Leonard Dillon then largely became a solo artist. Under the name The Ethiopian, Dillon cut Open The Gate Of Zion for Ranglin in 1978, and Everything Crash for Studio One in 1980, the latter featuring "Locust" voiced on a mutation of the "Train to Skaville" rhythm.
Quality Roots Music is recorded all the while but this album rises above it all. Some artists save the best for last. Leonard never lost his powerful voice and to complement it with the Silvertones is genius. The production and engineering quality brings the listener back to a time when the roots were embedded in the original foundation. This album is extra classic and will not become stock on a shelf. Leonard Dillon of the Ethiopians. 28 Mart 2012 ·. Check out new album cut "Jah is My Light".
Leonard Dillon, 2010. The Name Of The Game (Is Survival), 03:29. One Step Forward (And Two Steps Back), 03:21. You Got The Dough, 02:58. Dread Prophesy, 03:34.
The voice is as powerful as ever, but On the Road Again is let down by the reggae light arrangements, all positively jaunty throughout, perhaps appropriate for a lightweight positive reggae performer, but deathly for a cultural singer like Dillon. The artist self-produced this set, so he has no one to blame but himself, although why musicians the caliber of Earl "Chinna" Smith and Lloyd Parkes didn't attempt to provide a bit more appropriate atmosphere is equally inexplicable.
Find the song lyrics for Leonard Dillon - Top Tracks. Top Songs By Leonard Dillon. 687. 2. Train To Skaville. 326. 4. Amigo (Cool It). Leonard Dillon. 200. 5. One Step Forward (And Two Steps Back). 242. 6. You Are My First Love. 251. 7. No Bad Woman. 151. 8. On The Road Again. 172. 9. The Name Of The Game (Is Survival). 132. 10. Good You Do (Digital 45). Leonard Dillon Feat.
Leonard Dillon had several hits in the 1960s and 70s and was one of the first Jamaican performers to tour widely in Britain. As leader of the Ethiopians harmony group, the singer Leonard Dillon, who has died of cancer aged 68, scored an impressive number of hit singles during the 1960s and 70s, and was one of the first Jamaican performers to tour widely in Britain. He was also one of the few solo singers to have Bob Marley's harmony vocals grace his work. After the death of Taylor in a road accident in 1975, Dillon formed a new version of the Ethiopians for the 1977 album Slave Call. Thereafter he recorded only sporadically, as a solo artist. His late 1970s material for Studio One was particularly noteworthy, while his 1986 album Dread Prophecy, backed by the Gladiators band, and issued by the US-based Nighthawk label, was also above average.