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ROCKSTEADY HITS THE TOWN

kingston sounds



cd

Released: 10th Apr 2020

£11.99


lp

Released: 10th Apr 2020

£15.99


Compiling tracks from 1966-68, kingston sounds presents a fantastic selection of some of the biggest hits from the Rocksteady Era alongside lesser known cuts that fully deserve to be re-evaluated.


The mighty sound of Rocksteady hit Jamaica around 1966, shone like a star and blasted out from the Dancehalls for two years before Reggae Music took a different path and evolved into another of its chapters. During this period the jerky Ska rhythms of old, slowed down to a more sedate pace. Some say due to the extreme heat that hit the Island in that year, making the frenzied dance routines all that much harder during the all night Sound System sessions. Such names as Joe Gibbs, Sonia Pottinger, Derrick Harriott and Mr Bunny Lee, would unleash some fine music in this fascinating if not short period in reggae's history.

ROCKSTEADY HITS THE TOWN

Tracklist

  1. PEOPLE ROCKSTEADY- UNIQUES
  2. DANCE ARENA – ROY SHIRLEY
  3. LONG TIME ME NO SEE YOU GIRL- SENSATIONS
  4. TOUCH THEM – ROY SHIRLEY
  5. DON’T BELIEVE HIM – WINSTON SAMUELS
  6. SUPER SPECIAL – LESTER STERLING
  7. S-H-I (I’M SHOCKING) - GLEN ADAMS
  8. GIRL OF MY DREAMS – UNIQUES
  9. JOHNNY DARLING – CYNTHIA RICHARDS
  10. DREAD SARAS- ROY WILSON
  11. THANK YOU – ROY SHIRLEY
  12. BUTTERFLIES – CARRIBEANS
  13. GRAB A GIRL – GLEN ADAMS
  14. REMEMBER WHEN – ANN REID
  15. LOVE, PLEASE COME BACK – DON.T. LEE (cd bonus)
  16. MY ONE GIRL – MAX ROMEO (cd bonus)