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After bursting onto the Jamaican music scene in 1966, the Ethiopians swiftly became one of Jamaica’s most popular vocal trios, cutting a series of best-selling 45s for leading producer, Clement ‘Coxson’ Dodd. The following year, the group’s Rock Steady anthem, ‘Train To Skaville’ breached the UK charts and introduced the world at large to the sound of young Jamaica. A series of sublime self-produced singles promptly followed, with the best of the these subsequently comprising their hugely collectable debut album, ‘Engine 54’. Now, 42 years after its original release, this seminal album is finally being released on CD as the latest in Trojan’s highly acclaimed Originals series. As with other titles in the range, the original artwork has been faithfully reproduced, with the Jamaican analogue tapes from 1968 used for its mastering.
Featuring one of the most influential acts in Jamaican music history, backed by some of the greatest musicians the island has ever produced, this is Rock Steady at its very best!