The immediate successor to ska, the soulful sound of rock steady first developed during the long hot summer of 1966 and reigned supreme for two glorious years before finally being superseded by reggae. During its two years as the national sound of Jamaica, many of the rhythms that were to provide the backbone for islands music were created.
This superb collection features 12 of the most significant recordings of the rock steady era, including the UK hits, 007 and Train To Skaville, as well as the original 1967 version of The Tide Is High.
Rock Steady - Alton Ellis & The Flames
007 (Shanty Town) - Desmond Dekker & The Aces
Ba Ba Boom - The Jamaicans
Stop That Train - Keith & Tex
My Conversation - The Uniques
Train to Skaville - The Ethiopians
The Tide Is High - The Paragons
I Am The Upsetter - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
The Loser - Derrick Harriott
Perfidia - Phyllis Dillon
It's Hard to Confess - The Gaylads
Return of Django - The Upsetters
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