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Recorded in April 2008 at Tuff Gong Studio, Kingston, Jamaica in connection with the wonderful documentary film "Rocksteady - The Roots Of Reggae".

Rocksteady-the transitional Jamaican style between mid 1960s ska and early 1970s reggae-was a slow burning orgasm of three part harmonies, irresistibly catchy tunes, deft picking guitars and jazz-informed horn arrangements. The tempos were slower than ska's but faster than reggae's, and the rhythms lively but sensuous: rocksteady was intended for couples to dance to. It's a soulful, mellifluous mixture and one that can still transport the listener three decades later. The tunes are classics of the genre. While nothing could ever quite replace the original makeshift magic of the first-time recordings of these tunes, Rocksteady: The Roots Of Reggae gets surprisingly close. A glorious rewind down memory lane.

Some might snort, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with the idea of gathering a bunch of early reggae veterans and pioneers and asking them to revisit some of their (and others') hits from the late '60s, backed up by a band consisting of respectful young fans (led in this case by legendary guitarist Ernest Ranglin and recorded at the Tuff Gong.

The album showcases 15 rocksteady classics in sparkling, deeply inspired new versions, recorded in the studio which also played host to album sessions of a certain Bob Marley. Under the musical direction of Ernest Ranglin, a guitarist of considerable renown not only on the reggae circuit, but also on the jazz scene, mixed by legendary engineer Errol Brown - in Duke Reid’s employ at the Treasure Isle studio in the sixties - and freshly arranged!.

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The film brings the artists together after 40 years to record an album of Rocksteady hits and tell their music filled stories along the way, ending in an all-star reunion concert in Kingston, Jamaica. With such performers as Hopeton Lewis (Take it Easy) Dawn Penn (You Dont Love Me Anymore, No No No) Wilburn Stranger Cole (Love me this Evening), Marcia Griffiths (Tide is High); Ken Boothe(Shanty Town, 007), Derrick Morgan (Tougher than Tough), Leroy Sibbles (Equal Rights), U-Roy (Stop That Train) and Judy Mowatt (Silent River Runs Deep), who, with Marcia Griffiths and Rita.

Described by one fine publication as the "rocksteady equivalent of Buena Vista Social Club" Rocksteady: The Roots Of Reggae (and its accompanying film) assembles an esteemed group of aging reggae legends at the Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston, Jamaica, and lets them loose on a collection of rocksteady standards. It features Derrick Morgan, U Roy, Ken Boothe, Hopeton Lewis, Lynn Taitt etc. Label Moll-Selekta. Genre Reggae & Dub. More from Various. Lost Highway - Soundtrack, title.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Dawn Penn You Don't Love Me (No No No)
Written-By – Ellas McDaniel, Willie Cobbs
A2 Leroy Sibbles People Rocksteady
Written-By – Harris Lloyd Seaton*
A3 Hopeton Lewis Sounds & Pressure
Written-By – Hopeton Lewis
A4 Judy Mowatt Silent River Runs Deep
Backing Vocals – Jacqueline Brooks, Latoya Hall-Downer, Joel "Bunny" Brown*, Yeshema McGregor*Written-By – Henry Buckley, Sr.*
B1 U-Roy Stop That Train
Written-By – Derrick Harriott, Keith Barrington Rowe*, Texas Dixon
B2 Ken Boothe Freedom Street
Written-By – Harris Lloyd Seaton*, Kenneth F. Boothe*
B3 Derrick Morgan Tougher Than Tough
Written-By – Derrick Morgan
B4 Hopeton Lewis Take It Easy
Written-By – Hopeton Lewis
C1 Stranger Cole Feat. Gladstone Anderson* Love Me Today
Written-By – Wilburn Theodore Cole
C2 Ken Boothe Shanty Town
Written-By – Desmond Dekker
C3 Marcia Griffiths Tide Is High
Written-By – Howard Barrett, John Holt, Tyrone Evans
C4 Leroy Sibbles Equal Rights
Written-By – Leroy Sibbles
D1 Hopeton Lewis Rivers Of Babylon
Written-By – Brent Dowe, Frank Farian, George Reyam, James A. McNaughton*
D2 Derrick Morgan Conquering Ruler
Written-By – Derrick Morgan
D3 Lynn Taitt Bog Walk
Written-By – Lynn Taitt

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  • Distributed By – Wordandsound


  • Arranged By – Lynn Taitt
  • Backing Vocals – Carlton Smith , Derrick Lara, Sylvanus Moore*
  • Bass – Jackie Jackson , Leroy Sibbles, Lloyd Parks
  • Design – Elke Hartl
  • Drums – Sly Dunbar
  • Engineer – Errol Brown
  • Guitar – Ernest Ranglin, Linford "Hux" Brown*
  • Leader [Band Leader] – Ernest Ranglin
  • Organ – Robert "Robbie" Lyn*
  • Percussion – Herman "Bongo Herman" Davis*, Noel "Scully" Simms, Uzziah "Sticky" Thompson*
  • Photography By – Madleine Gentinetta
  • Piano – Gladstone "Gladdy" Anderson*, Robert "Robbie" Lyn*
  • Producer – Moss Raxlen, Mossman
  • Saxophone – Headley "Deadly" Bennett*, Glen DaCosta
  • Trombone – Calvin "Bubbles" Cameron
  • Trumpet – David Madden
  • Violin – Jon Williams


Recorded in April 2008 at Tuff Gong Studio, Kingston, Jamaica for the documentary <>

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Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
Moll-Selekta 16 Various Rocksteady - The Roots Of Reggae ‎(CD, Album, Dig) Moll-Selekta Moll-Selekta 16 Germany 2009
none Various Rocksteady - The Roots Of Reggae ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Moll-Selekta none Germany 2009
Moll-Selekta 16 Various Rocksteady - The Roots Of Reggae ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Moll-Selekta Moll-Selekta 16 Germany 2009

Various - Rocksteady: The Roots Of Reggae album flac
Performer: Various
Title: Rocksteady: The Roots Of Reggae
Category: Reggae
Country: Germany
Released: 2017
Rating: 4.8/5
Votes: 234