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First Class Rocksteady (2cd edition)

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2CD

Released: 1st Jul 2016

£19.99


Coming in after ska and a precursor to what we know as reggae music, rocksteady combined R&B, ska, jazz, and African and Latin American drums – this compilation marks the 50th Anniversary of the celebrated Jamaican genre.

Made popular by legendary artists such as Alton Ellis, Errol Dunklrey, Hopeton Lewis, Tha Maytals, The Gaylads, The Sensations, The Heptones, The Paragons, The Melodians, and many more featured on this collection, this genre is still coveted by enthusiasts and vinyl record collectors five decades later.

First Class Rocksteady (2cd edition)

Tracklist

  1. Take It Easy - Hopeton Lewis
  2. Hold Them - Roy Shirley
  3. I Am Lonely - Heptones
  4. Dance All Night - The Tartans
  5. Rock Steady - Alton Ellis
  6. Ba Ba Boom - The Jamaicans
  7. Pata Pata Rocksteady - Patsy & The Count Ossie Band
  8. Last Train To Expo 67 - The Melodians
  9. I'm A Loving Pauper - Dobby Dobson
  10. Please Stop Your Lying - Errol Dunkley
  11. Return Home - Alva Lewis
  12. Just Like A River - Stranger Cole & Gladdy
  13. El Casino Royale - Lynn Tait & The Jets
  14. Dreader Than Dread - Honey Boy Martin
  15. The Return Of Ezekial - The Jupiters
  16. Live And Love - Carlton Manning
  17. Last Train To Ecstasy - The Melodians
  18. You're Gona Need Me - Errol Dunkley
  19. Born To Love You - The Sensations
  20. Sounds And Pressure - Hopeton Lewis
  21. You Don't Care - The Techniques
  22. Little Boy Blue - Pat Kelly
  23. Left With A Broken Heart - The Paragons
  24. ABC Rocksteady - The Gaylads
  25. The Beatitude - The Uniques
  26. Revelation - Alva Lewis
  27. A Change IS Gonna Come - Ken Parker
  28. The Russians Are Coming - Val Bennett
  29. The Great Musical Battle - Derrick Morgan
  30. The Big Take Over - The Overtakers
  31. I Am The Upsetter - Lee Perry
  32. Musically - Keith Blake
  33. Lonely Heartaches - The Claendonians
  34. Napoleon Solo - Lynn Tait & The Jets
  35. Intensified - Desmond Dekker
  36. Got To Get Away - The Paragons
  37. Hold Me Tight - Johnny Nash
  38. Long Time Me No See You Girl - The Sensations
  39. Seeing Is Knowing - Stranger Cole & Gladdy
  40. Darling Jeboza Macoo - Stranger Cole