Rocksteady Fever hit Jamaica around 1966 when the jerky Ska rhythms slowed
down to a more leisurely sexy pace. Some say due to the extreme heat that hit the
island that year, making the frenzied dance routines of the earlier sounds seem like
hard work in the all night Sound System Sessions. Others would say Reggae’s beat
is always evolving and changing into something slightly different and moving with
the times.

Whatever the reasons were, this two year period that ran until 1968, would see
some of the power escape from the big three producers, Clement ‘Coxone’ Dodd,
Prince Buster and Duke Reid, who ruled the airwaves. They had to finally make
room for the new wave of up and coming producers who had something to say.

Such names as Joel Gibson (Joe Gibbs), Sonia Pottinger, Derrick Harriot and
the most prolific of them all Mr Bunny Lee, would unleash some fine music in
this fascinating if short lived period in Reggae’s history. We have compiled some
of the biggest hits from the Rocksteady era alongside some lesser known cuts we
believe deserve to be re-evaluated.

Rocksteady was an inspirational time and some may say a little overlooked,
but we hope you agree with us when we say that it bought us some outstanding
music. So sit back and enjoy some Rocksteady straight from the dance floors of Jamaica.

Hope you enjoy the set…….


CD Track Listing

1. MUISICAL TRAIN - ROY SHIRLEY
2. CONVERSATION - UNIQUES
3. TILL I DIE - DELROY WILSON
4. DADDY’S HOME - PAT KELLY
5. RUN COME DANCE - GLEN ADAMS
6. FOREST GATE ROCK - LESTER STERLIN
7. ROCK, ROCK AND CRY - RAVING RAVERS
8. TRYING TO FIND ME A HOME - UNIQUES
9.WARMING UP THE SCENE - ROY SHIRLEY
10. I’LL GET YOU - DAWN PENN
11. IT’S BEEN SO LONG - WINSTON SAMUELS
12. LONG LIFE - BILL GENTILES
13. SHE’S SO FINE - GLEN ADAMS
14. FOREVER - CYNTHIA RICHARDS
15. HOW COULD I - KEN PARKER*
16. SUPER SPECIAL - LESTER STERLING*
•CD Bonus Track

Vinly Track Listing

Side 1
1. MUISICAL TRAIN - ROY SHIRLEY
2. CONVERSATION - UNIQUES
3. TILL I DIE - DELROY WILSON
4. DADDY’S HOME - PAT KELLY
5. RUN COME DANCE - GLEN ADAMS
6. FOREST GATE ROCK - LESTER STERLIN
7. ROCK, ROCK AND CRY - RAVING RAVERS

Side 2
1. TRYING TO FIND ME A HOME - UNIQUES
2. WARMING UP THE SCENE - ROY SHIRLEY
3. I’LL GET YOU - DAWN PENN
4. IT’S BEEN SO LONG - WINSTON SAMUELS
5. LONG LIFE - BILL GENTILES
6. SHE’S SO FINE - GLEN ADAMS
7. FOREVER - CYNTHIA RICHARDS


Musicians Include:
Guitar: Robert Aitken, Lloyd Willis , Lyn Tait,
Alva Lewis, Bunny Cameron, Hux Brown
Bass: Vincent Whyte, Bryan Atkinson, Desmond Miles
Drums: Winston Grennan, Joe Issaacs, Tony Bennett
Organ: Ansel Collins, Winston Wright, Ike Bennett
Piano: Gladstone Anderson
Saxophone: Lester Sterling, Val Bennett
Trumpet: Mark Lewis
Trombone: Vin Gordon
Percussion: Noel Sims, Trevor Miles

Recorded At: W.I.R.L Studios,Treasure Isle
Produced By: Bunny Lee
Design By: Voodoo London
Manufactured Under License from: E.Lee

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Art Direction Voodoo London