Sections

Store

Buy Online Various Artists - Trojan Rocksteady Collection

Various Artists

Trojan Rocksteady Collection

CD £11.99

Release Date: 23/02/2009

Discs: 2

Although the Rock Steady era was relatively short-lived, some of the most memorable and enduring recordings in the history of Jamaican music were created during its brief, yet glorious existence. From its emergence in 1966 until the development of Reggae two years later, Rock Steady was the island’s national sound and among the 40 tracks on this 2CD set you will hear some of the finest tracks recorded during its golden age.

Including works from the vaults of some of the greatest Jamaican producers, including Duke Reid, Leslie Kong, Bunny Lee, Sonia Pottinger and Joe Gibbs, with performances courtesy of such icons as Alton Ellis, the Melodians, the Ethiopians and Derrick Harriott, this collection provides the perfect introduction to the soulful style.

Disc 1
1. Alton Ellis - Rock Steady 02:40
2. Desmond Dekker - Beautiful and Dangerous 02:49
3. The Paragons - On the Beach 02:35
4. The Melodians - Little Nut Tree 02:27
5. The Versatiles - Teardrops Falling 02:40
6. Derrick Harriott - The Loser 03:37
7. Federals - Shocking Love 02:58
8. The Maytals - Just Tell Me 02:48
9. The Ethiopians - Come On Now 03:06
10. Pat Kelly - Somebody's Baby 03:05
11. Ike Bennett & The Crystalites - Illya Kuryakin 03:23
12. Natives - You You 02:24
13. The Gaylads - It's Hard to Confess 02:28
14. Derrick Harriott - Do I Worry? 02:50
15. Derrick Morgan - Conquering Ruler 02:53
16. The Uniques - My Conversation 03:42
17. Lynn Taitt & The Jets - To Sir With Love 02:44
18. Errol Dunkley - You're Gonna Need Me 02:13
19. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Mother's Young Gal 03:02
20. The Melodians - Swing and Dine 03:09

Disc 2
1. Derrick Harriott - Walk the Streets 03:22
2. Alton Ellis - All My Tears (Come Rolling) 02:43
3. The Gaylads - ABC Rock Steady 02:09
4. Lester Sterling - Super Special 02:46
5. Johnny & The Attractions - Young Wings Can Fly 02:53
6. The Versatiles - Trust the Book 02:18
7. Ken Boothe - Can't See You 02:55
8. Derrick Harriott - Born to Love You 02:27
9. The Uniques - People Rocksteady 02:37
10. Delroy Wilson - Once Upon a Time 03:04
11. The Jamaicans - Ba Ba Boom 03:20
12. Natives - Live It Up 02:37
13. Derrick Harriott - Solomon 02:47
14. The Ethiopians - Engine 54 02:38
15. Derrick Morgan - I Want to Go Home 02:21
16. The Melodians - I Will Get Along Without You 03:01
17. Justin Hinds & The Dominoes - Save a Bread 02:44
18. The Versatiles - The Time Has Come 02:04
19. Tommy McCook - The Shadow of Your Smile 03:24
20. The Gaylads - Over the Rainbow's End 02:51