Primarily released to showcase the sublime talents of one of Jamaica’s most celebrated vocal trios, The Heptones, the aptly titled Heptones & Their Friends album features a selection of superior reggae sides by the group alongside hugely popular works from the three of reggae’s biggest stars of the period: Judy Mowatt, Nicky Thomas and Peter Tosh of The Wailers.
Backed by top session crew, the Now Generation, the Joe Gibbs-produced selection is of a predictably high standard throughout, with highlights including « Be The One », a pitch-perfect slice of classic roots; a gloriously cheesy pop cover of the Drfters’ « Save The Last Dance »; the strident « Freedom To The People » and one of the biggest Jamaican hits of the early 1970s, « Hypocrite ».
1. Hypocrite – Heptones
1. Every Day And Every Night – Heptones