Lost Treasures: The Heptones – “Party Time”

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Memorial Day weekend is here & that means it’s “Party Time”!  This week’s treasure is by Jamaican reggae group The Heptones who recorded & released this Caribbean #1 single for iconic producer Lee “Scratch” Perry in 1976 on Perry’s Black Ark label.  Presented is a rare, promo-only copy of an extended mix of this record.  The Heptones were one of Jamaica’s favorite vocal groups in the 60’s & 70’s & their soaring 3-part harmonies put them at the top of charts with each release.  When the group split in the 80’s, lead singer Leroy Sibbles moved to Toronto, Ontario & continued on with a successful solo career.  Enjoy your holiday weekend & thanks for making Puget Sound Media a part of your day!

 

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Mike Cherry

Author: Mike Cherry

retired broadcaster: on-air, MD, PD, asst PD, Prod Mgr, IT, station technician/engineer, pioneer Internet webcaster, station installation/maintenance; 12 years in commercial radio, 17 years volunteer in campus/community radio in B.C., Alberta & Wash. Amateur radio operator & "DXer" specializing in AM night-time DX, short-wave DX/listening & remote SDR DXing/listening

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