Studio One Rocksteady

Studio One Rocksteady


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Digging deeper into the vaults of Studio One -- rightfully and often referred to as "the Jamaican Motown" -- this Soul Jazz compilation focuses on the label/studio's rocksteady output, rocksteady being the genre that built the bridge from ska to reggae. Add to ska the "one drop" rhythm so prevalent in reggae, then slow down the tempo to a '60s R&B pace and that's the general idea, but past Larry & Alvin, the Classics, and Carlton & the Shoes, most of the genre's artists continued on to reggae, so expect some names every island music fan should know. Superstars John Holt ("Fancy Make Up"), Marcia Griffiths ("My Ambition"), the Wailing Souls ("Row Fisherman Row"), and Dennis Brown ("Easy Take It Easy") are all here with highlights, while author Lloyd Bradley (This Is Reggae Music and Bass Culture: When Reggae Was King) provides the helpful liner notes. Consider it a primer or a refresher, but no doubt, consider it.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/25/2014
Label: Soul Jazz
UPC: 5026328102771
catalogNumber: 277

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Dennis Brown   Composer
Alton Ellis   Composer
John Holt   Composer
Cornell Campbell   Composer
Leroy Sibbles   Composer
Larry Marshall   Composer
Marcia Griffiths   Composer
Lloyd McDonald   Composer
Earl Morgan   Composer
Winston Stewart   Composer
Harris Seaton   Composer
Norman Davis   Composer
Carlton Manning   Composer
Cecile Campbell   Composer
Adrian Self   Sleeve Design
Barrington Llewellyn   Composer
Lloyd Bradley   Liner Notes
George Murphy   Composer
Clement Dodd   Composer
Kenneth Boothe   Composer
Ruler the Brood   Sleeve Design
Duke Morgan   Composer
Clinton Downer   Composer

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