Tuesday, September 2, 2014
I´m trying to prolong the summer feeling, by still playing this year´s summer album on my turntable: "Studio One Rocksteady. Rocksteady, soul and early reggae at Studio One" (Soul Jazz Records 2014).
Rocksteady, being a musical bridge between ska (slower and more soul influenced than ska) and reggae, was hugely popular in Jamaica for a couple of years in the mid 1960s.
This is a fine collection of beautiful songs with among others Marcia Griffiths, The Heptones, Jackie Mittoo and Dennis Brown. Full track list over here.
Great liner notes by Lloyd Bradley (author of "Bass Culture. When reggae was king").