Rock Steady Soul: Original Cool Sounds of Duke Reid's Treasure Isle

Rock Steady Soul: Original Cool Sounds of Duke Reid's Treasure Isle

     
 
Moving into territory dominated by the Trojan and Heartbeat labels, Metro offers up a generous helping of producer Duke Reid's prime rocksteady and early reggae sides from the late '60s. While the sound quality is good and the liner notes informative enough, the real plus here is the fine track selection and bevy of alternate takes. Heartbeat's two-disc Treasure

Overview

Moving into territory dominated by the Trojan and Heartbeat labels, Metro offers up a generous helping of producer Duke Reid's prime rocksteady and early reggae sides from the late '60s. While the sound quality is good and the liner notes informative enough, the real plus here is the fine track selection and bevy of alternate takes. Heartbeat's two-disc Treasure Chest collection is still the best way to begin any rocksteady collection, but the 21 cuts here will surely please completists hungry for versions galore. The cream of the era's stars is present, including such legendary singers as Alton Ellis ("Breaking Up"), Phyllis Dillon ("Perfidia"), and John Holt ("Ali Baba"). The quality continues with equally splendid harmony sides by the Paragons, the Melodians, and the Techniques, not to mention a few early DJ sides by U-Roy and Dennis Alcapone. A welcome addition to the wealth of vintage reggae recordings already available.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/28/2001
Label:
Metro Music
UPC:
0698458106124
catalogNumber:
61

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Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alton Ellis   Track Performer
John Holt   Track Performer
Melodians   Track Performer
U-Roy   Track Performer
Paragons   Track Performer
Lizzy Borden   Track Performer
Silvertones   Track Performer
Dennis Alcapone   Track Performer
Dobby Dobson   Track Performer
Sensations   Track Performer
Phyllis Dillon   Track Performer
Jamaicans   Track Performer
Techniques   Track Performer
Three Tops   Track Performer
Hopeton Lewis   Track Performer
Tennors   Track Performer
Flames   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Dobby Dobson   Composer
Ian McCann   Liner Notes
Jeremy Brill   Original Material

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