The Cables

 

                                                                THE LEGENDARY CABLES 

The Cables are a Jamaican rocksteady/reggae vocal trio led by Keble Drummond, who recorded for Studio One in the late 1960s.
The group was led by Keble Drummond (sometimes spelled Keeble), whose first name led to the name of the group. Drummond explained "Now, I look at something with a cable and wires, and I say, well, 'Cables' would be a good name because you could send a message across the world, and that's how I came up with the name". He was backed by harmony singers Elbert Stewart (baritone) and Vince Stoddart (tenor) Drummond was taught the basics of guitar by Peter Austim of The Clarendonians and write his first songs after attending a songwriting course. Drummond had previously been a member of The Sylastians, along with Barry Llewellyn and Earl Morgan of The Heptones, and Clive Campbell of The Aces, and the Cables were first formed in 1962. After recording a single for Sonia Pottinger around 1966, they recorded a string of singles for Studio One, and these were later collected on the album What Kind of World in 1970. "What Kind of World" has been described as "a classic...a low-key showcase for some of the most under-rated vocals of the age". Studio One boss Clement "Coxsone" Dodd built up demand for the "Baby Why" single by limiting it to sound system plays for four months before releasing it.

 

 

     "Happy Time" (1969) Harry J (credited to Herbie Carter)

    "How Can I Trust You" (1970) Studio One/Bamboo
    "Didn't I" (1970) Harry J
    "Feel All Right" (1970) Harry J
    "Salt of the Earth" (1970) Harry J
    "Come On" (1970) Jackpot
    "A Sometime Girl" (1971) Big Shot/Electro
    "Mixing" (1971) Electro 
    "Be Wise" (1971) Panther
    "Everybody's Got a Song to Sing" (1976) Trojan/Horse
    "Jamaica" Afrik (1977)
    "I've Got to Go Back Home" Harry J
    "Baby I Love You" (197?) World Wide/Money Disc
    "Fast Mouth" Gaydisc
    "How Do You Think I Feel?" Gaydisc
    "Rich Man Poor Man" Dynamic
    "Too Much Talking" Bright Star

 

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