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. But in this two year period up to around 1968 it ruled
and produced some of Jamaica's finest sounds.

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. Whatever
the reasons this period would see some of the power wrestled from the big three Producers,
Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd, Prince Buster and Duke Reid who up until now had ruled the waves.
Making room for the up coming new wave of Producers that also had something to say.
Such names as Joel Gibson (a.k.a. Joe Gibbs), Sonia Pottinger, Derrick Harriott and the
most prolific of them all Mr Bunny Lee, would unleash some fine music in this fascinating
if not short period in reggae's history.

We have compiled some of the biggest hits from the Rocksteady Era alongside some lesser
known cuts that we believe deserve to be reevaluated. A great period that is sometimes
overlooked but we hope you agree with us, that it contained some great tunes that also
in their own way rocked the dance floors not only in Jamaica but around the world.

Hope you enjoy the set.......



CD Track Listing

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 - CARIBBEANS
13. GRAB A GIRL - GLEN ADAMS
14. REMEMBER WHEN - ANN REID
15. LOVE, PLEASE COME BACK - DON.T. LEE*
16. MY ONE GIRL - MAX ROMEO*
•CD Bonus Track

Vinly Track Listing

Side 1
1. GIRL OF MY DREAMS - UNIQUES
2. JOHNNY DARLING - CYNTHIA RICHARDS
3. DREAD SARAS - ROY WILSON
4. THANK YOU - ROY SHIRLEY
5. BUTTERFLIES - CARIBBEANS
6. GRAB A GIRL - GLEN ADAMS
7. REMEMBER WHEN - ANN REID

Side 2

1. CITY SLICKER
2. MUSICAL FEAST
3. THE DUKE
4. EQUALITY
5. TOPIC OF THE DAY
6. STICK AROUND
7. WORDS OF WISDOM


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: Gary @ Voodoo London
Manufactured Under License from: E.Lee
All Titles Copyright Control
Art Direction Voodoo London