Soul Jazz Records Presents: Studio One Rocksteady

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/25/2014
  • Label: Soul Jazz
  • EAN: 5026328102771
  • Catalog Number: 277
  • Sales rank: 12,479

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Stars - The Eternals (3:11)
  2. 2 Fancy Make Up - John Holt (4:17)
  3. 3 Whisper to Me - Cecile Campbell (2:00)
  4. 4 Party Time - The Heptones (2:40)
  5. 5 Joy in the Morning - The Gaylads (3:08)
  6. 6 My Ambition - Marcia Griffiths (2:38)
  7. 7 Love Won't Come Easy - The Heptones (3:27)
  8. 8 Hurting Me - Alton Ellis (2:26)
  9. 9 Row Fisherman Row - The Wailing Souls (5:21)
  10. 10 Home, Home, Home - Ken Boothe (2:57)
  11. 11 Our Thing - Jackie Mittoo (2:51)
  12. 12 When I Fall in Love - Ken Boothe (2:41)
  13. 13 Throw Me Corn - Larry & Alvin (2:23)
  14. 14 Lick It Back - Duke Morgan (1:44)
  15. 15 Me and You - Carlton & the Shoes (3:06)
  16. 16 Easy Take It Easy - Dennis Brown (4:43)
  17. 17 Pack Up - The Classics (3:06)
  18. 18 Moving Away - Ken Boothe (3:14)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Dennis Brown Composer
Alton Ellis Composer
John Holt Composer
Cornell Campbell Composer
Leroy Sibbles Composer
Larry Marshall Composer
Marcia Griffiths Composer
Lloyd McDonald Composer
Earl Morgan Composer
Winston Stewart Composer
Duncan Cowell Mastering
Harris Seaton Composer
Norman Davis Composer
Carlton Manning Composer
Cecile Campbell Composer
Pete Reilly Mastering
Adrian Self Sleeve Design
Barrington Llewellyn Composer
Lloyd Bradley Liner Notes
George Murphy Composer
Clement Dodd Composer
Kenneth Boothe Composer
Sir Ruler the Brood Sleeve Design
Duke Morgan Composer
Clinton Downer Composer
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