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Various Artists / Soul Jazz Records Presents

STUDIO ONE Rocksteady 2: The Soul Of Young Jamaica - Rocksteady, Soul And Early Reggae At Studio One

Soul Jazz Records



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Released: 27th Jan 2017

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Released: 27th Jan 2017

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Soul Jazz Records’ new journey into the mighty vaults of Clement Dodd’s Studio One steps once more into the fertile musical environment of Jamaican music in the late 1960s & early 1970s, from the sweet harmony vocals of seminal 1960s Rocksteady, right up to the nascent birth of Reggae & Roots music at the start of the 1970s.

While Ska at the start of the 1960s had taken American Rhythm & Blues as its main influence, Rocksteady focused on the emergence of American Soul music - with Jamaican vocal harmony groups such as The Gaylads, John Holt & The Paragons, Carlton & The Shoes showing a particular fascination with the close harmonies of Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions and other US Soul acts. Here, even The Heptones feature with a cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘I Shall Be Released’.

STUDIO ONE Rocksteady 2: The Soul Of Young Jamaica - Rocksteady, Soul And Early Reggae At Studio One

Tracklist

  1. Hortense Ellis - Sitting In The Park
  2. The Termites - Rub Up Push Up
  3. Carlton & The Shoes - Never Let Go
  4. Alton Ellis - I’m Still In Love With You
  5. Owen Gray - Give Me A Little Sign
  6. The Bassies - Big Mistake
  7. Hortense & Alton Ellis - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
  8. Slim Smith - Born To Love
  9. Cannon & The Soul Vendors - Bad Treatment
  10. John Holt - Strange Things
  11. The Actions - Giddy Up
  12. Larry Marshall - It Makes Me Feel
  13. The Paragons - Change Your
  14. Style
  15. Jerry Jones - Trying Times
  16. The Heptones - I Shall Be Released
  17. The Gaylads - The Soul Beat
  18. Delroy Wilson - Run Run
  19. The Soul Two - Puppy Love
  20. Delroy Wilson - Riding For A Fall