Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tribute to Leonard Dillon...RIP

On September 28th, another vocal great was lost. Leonard Dillon, vocalist of The Ethiopians, passed away from cancer at the age of 69. Click here for an article about his life and death found in the "Jamaican Observer": http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Leonard-Dillon-of-the-Ethiopians-is-dead_9808680

At age 19, I bought a cassette tape of The Ethiopians. I can tell you that I listened and listened to that thing so many times! Looking back, that tape was definitely a major part of the soundtrack of my first year post high school. Thanks to these guys for providing the musical entertainment and the good memories that I have of those times!

Below is a selection of rare Ethiopian tunes as compiled by Boss Harmony. A great collection and worth a listen or two. I'm already on my second listen for the night!


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