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SOUL VENDORS: The original "Studio One" Band members from Jamaica Recording Studio, Kingston, Jamaica. This creative group of talented studio musicians, recorded with, and helped to launch the careers of...

Keith & Tex, Derrick Morgan, The Techniques, The Paragons, Clarendonians, The Gaylads, Gayletts, Marveletts, The Melodians, Ethiopians, The Tenors, Cables, The Heptones, Alton Ellis, Wailers  (Bunny Wailer/ Bob Marley/ Peter Tosh), Dobby Dobson, Hortence Ellis, Bob Andy, Johnny (Bumpy) Osbourne, Gladiators, Tony Gregory, Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths, Horace Andy, Horace Faith, King Stitch, Freddy McKay, Ken Parker, Roy Richards, Lord Bryner, Higgs & Wilson, Lord Creator, Jackie Mittoo, Lee (Scratch) Perry, Ernest Ranglin, Freddie MacGregor, Jennifer Laura, Soulettes, Dudley Sibleys, Rita Marley, David (Scotty) Scott, Winston Rodney (Burning Spear), Delroy Wilson, Dennis Brown, Lloyd Charmers,John Holt, Roy Shirley, Lascelles Perkins, Johnny Nash, Lascelles Greenwood, Bert (Mud) Johnson, Derrick Harriott ...
Vic Franklin-Canadian Talent Library, Hopeton Lewis, Toots and the Maytals, Kingstonians, Ernie Smith, Stranger Cole, Desmond Decker and the Aces, Judy Mowatt, Dawn Penn, Errol Dunkley, Harold Meekle, etc.,  just to name a few...

These innovative rhythms and patterns created by this hit making machine, called THE SOUL BROTHERS, SOUND DIMENSION, SOUL VENDORS and THE JETS, have been recorded, re-recorded, sampled, re-sampled and copied over and over spanning four (4) decades of the Ska, Rock-Steady and Reggae sounds to date.


On a daily basis, the foundation hit making machine called THE SOUL BROS/SOUL VENDORS/SOUND DIMENSION consisted of:

BRIAN ATKINSON (Bass), JOE ISAACS (Drums), JACKIE MITTOO (Keyboards & Arranger), HARRY HAUGHTON (Guitar), HUX BROWN (Guitar), BOBBY ELLIS (Trumpet, Arranger). SKA CAMPBELL (Tenor Sax). During this time Lee (Scratch) Perry was an employee of Studio One, and during this period engineers would vary from Sid Bucknor or Sylvan Morris or Albert Moo Young, etc.

HUX BROWN, was never mentioned as a SOUL VENDOR, but in fact he was a Mighty Viking by night and a true Soul Vendor by day meaning: He was in the studio providing lead and rhythm work most times, especially after the departure of Soul Brother Harry (Sweeting) Haughton who moved on to Mico Training College, got his degree in Music, now teaches and resides in Canada. On a given day, there would be many artists gathered under the Mango tree in the YARD of Studio One, 13 Brentford Rd, all waiting for an audition, hoping to get an opportunity to have their songs recorded.
* BOB MARLEY
* BUNNY WAILER
* COXSONE DODD
* ALTON ELLIS

* PETER TOSH
* JOE ISAACS
* BOBBY ELLIS
* BRIAN ATKINSON




 

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