Sibbles, described as ‘the greatest all-round talent in reggae’s history’ by Kevin O’Brien Chang and Wayne Chen in their book Reggae Routes, was a session bass player and arranger at Clement “Coxson” Dodd Studio One label. He joined The Heptones in 1965 as lead singer alongside Earl Morgan and Barry Llewellyn, releasing signature Heptones songs “Baby,” “Get In The Groove,” “Ting A Ling,” “Fattie Fattie,” “Got To Fight On,” “Party Time,” and “Sweet Talking.”
Aitken’s 1977 hit ‘I’m Still in Love with You Boy’ got mainstream publicity almost two years ago when pop queen Beyonce used the original version of the song to announce her “On The Run II” tour with husband, rapper Jay-Z. The Beyonce mention earned Aitken a booking at Groovin In The Park in New York and earlier this year she was invited to perform at Rebel Salute in Jamaica.
“My career has seen a big resurgence since the Beyonce feature to promote her world tour” Aitken shared.
‘I’m Still in Love with You Boy’ was a #1 number hit song in Jamaica and the UK in the 70’s and was sampled by DJ Trinity on his popular hit ‘Three Piece Suit’ and Althea & Donna’s ‘Uptown Top Ranking.’ Aitken scored another #1 hit with Trinity titled ‘My Man’ in 1978.