Ethiopian & Gladiators - Dread Prophecy LP Nighthawk Records

In the mid-’60s, Leonard Dillon, aka Ethiopian (aka Jack Sparrow) met Albert Griffiths. Dillon had formed The Ethiopians in 1966 while they were working with Coxsone Dodd recording for his Channel One label. The session results were the classics, “Live Good” and “Free Man,” and also served to inspire a collaboration between Dillon and new friend, Albert Griffiths. Griffiths was soon to form his own group, the Gladiators, but the just before his new group came together, Griffiths worked with The Ethiopians to record the smash “Train To Skaville” as well as his first-ever recording, “You Are The Girl.”
While The Ethiopians were one of the most popular and prolific Jamaican groups during the early-’70s, the Gladiators gained steam during the mid- to late-’70s, recording primarily for Virgin Records during the decade. Both bands continued recording throughout the ’80s and ’90s with the Nighthawk sessions in 1986 reuniting Leonard Dillon with Albert Griffiths and the Gladiators. The result was Dread Prophecy, now a sought-after roots reggae album.


A1. Dread Prophecy 3:23

A2. Dread Dub 3:27

A3. The Whip 2:45

A4. Dub Lashing 2:47

B1. No Bad Woman 3:02

B2. No Way Dub 3:02

B3. I'm Ready 3:03

B4. Prepared Dub 3:40


Label: Nighthawk Records/Omnivore Recordings

Format: Vinyl LP

Year: 1986/2020 Reissue

Brand Nighthawk Records / Omnivore Recordings
Condition New
Weight 0.18kg