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Roy Shirley Love and Devotion
03 :57
02
Roy Shirley If I Don't Know
02 :58
03 02 :57
04
Lester Sterling It Might As Well Be Spring
03 :55
05 02 :53
06
Roy Shirley Good Ambition
02 :54
07
Lester Sterling Soul Voyage
02 :46
08 03 :07
09
Errol Dunkley I'm Going Home
02 :39
10
George Dekker Foey Man
03 :08
11
Uniques Hooray
03 :05
12
Don T. Lee It's Reggae Time
02 :58
13
Webber Sisters My World
03 :19
14
Alva Lewis Revelation
03 :22
15
Ken Rose Wall Flower
02 :27
16
Glen Adams I Remember
02 :53
ARTIST
TITLE
Rocksteady Taking Over Orange Street 1966-1968
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
KSCD 057CD KSCD 057CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/10/2015

Rocksteady took over Orange Street, Kingston, Jamaica around 1966, the same time that an extreme heat wave hit the Jamaican Island. Some say the previous jerky ska rhythms proved too strenuous of an activity to partake in during the all night sound systems, so it proved a winning formula to slow the beat down to a more leisurely pace. 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 "Coxsone" Dodd, Prince Buster, and Duke Reid -- who up to that period ruled the airwaves. It was time to make room for a new wave of up-and-coming producers who also had something to offer the people. So sit back and enjoy some rocksteady straight from the dances of Jamaica. Includes tracks by Roy Shirley, Glen Adams, Lester Sterling, Uniques, Errol Dunkley, George Dekker, Don T. Lee, Webber Sisters, Alva Lewis. CD includes two bonus tracks: "Wall Flower" by Ken Rose and "I Remember" by Glen Adams.