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Various Artists

Studio One Rocksteady

Studio One Rocksteady

UPC: 5026328002774

Format: LP (3 disc)

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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. ~ David Jeffries

Tracks:

Disc 1:
1 - Stars
2 - Stars
3 - Fancy Make Up
4 - Fancy Make Up
5 - Whisper To Me
6 - Whisper To Me
7 - Party Time
8 - Party Time
9 - Joy In The Morning
10 - Joy In The Morning
11 - My Ambition
12 - My Ambition
13 - Love Won't Come Easy
14 - Love Won't Come Easy
15 - Hurting Me
16 - Hurting Me
17 - Row Fisherman Row
18 - Row Fisherman Row
Disc 2:
2 - Home, Home, Home
3 - Our Thing
6 - When I Fall In Love
7 - Throw Me Corn
10 - Lick It Back
11 - Me And You
14 - Easy Take It Easy
15 - Pack Up
18 - Moving Away
Disc 2:
1 - Home, Home, Home
4 - Our Thing
5 - When I Fall In Love
8 - Throw Me Corn
9 - Lick It Back
12 - Me And You
13 - Easy Take It Easy
16 - Pack Up
17 - Moving Away