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Let's Do Rock Steady (The Soul of Jamaica) Vinyl Album

Let's Do Rock Steady (The Soul of Jamaica) Vinyl Album


2x black vinyl in card sleeve


The immediate successor to ska, the soulful, melodic sound of rock steady first developed during the long hot Jamaican summer of 1966 and reigned supreme thereafter for two glorious years before finally being superseded by the more energetic style of reggae.Despite its relatively brief period as the island’s national sound, the rhythms of many of its biggest hits have continued to influence and inspire music-makers to the present day, resulting in renewed interest in the sub-genre among record buyers in recent years.


This superb 2xLP vinyl collection features 24 of the most popular recordings of the rock steady era, including the UK hits, ‘007’, ‘Train To Skaville’ and ‘It Miek’ and The Maytals’ anthemic dance-filler, ’54 46 That’s My Number


Pressed on high quality 140gm vinyl and presented in a stylishly designed sleeve, the album not only provides the ideal introduction to this hugely popular and influential sound, but is also a must for established fans of the Jamaican sub-genre, with many of the tracks appearing on vinyl for the first time in decades


Let's Do Rock Steady (The Soul of Jamaica) Vinyl Album

  • 2 LP Tracklist

    SIDE A:

    Desmond Dekker & The Aces – 007 (Shanty Town)

    Lee "Scratch" Perry – I Am the Upsetter

    Pat Kelly – Somebody's Baby

    Delroy Wilson – Once Upon a Time

    The Rulers – Wrong Emboyo

    The Sensations – Right On Time

    Austin Faithful – I'm in a Rocking Mood


    SIDE B:

    The Maytals – 54-46 That's My Number

    The Paragons – Memories by the Score

    The Rulers – Copasetic

    Derrick Morgan – Conquering Ruler

    Stranger & Gladdy – Seeing Is Knowing (with Lyn Taitt & The Jets)

    Val Bennett – Baby Baby (aka 5-10-15 Hours)

    The Uniques – People Get Ready Do Rock Steady


    SIDE C:

    Val Bennett – The Russians Are Coming (Take Five)

    Desmond Dekker & The Aces – A It Miek

    Roy Shirley – Hold Them

    The Kingstonians – Winey Winey

    The Viceroys – Lip and Tongue (Alternate Version)

    The Overtakers – Girl You Ruff

    Lloyd & The Groovers – Do It to Me Baby


    SIDE D:

    The Upsetters – Return of Django (feat. Val Bennett)

    The Ethiopians – Train to Skaville

    Desmond Dekker & The Aces – Intensified '68 (Music Like Dirt)

    The Uniques – My Conversation

    Stranger & Gladdy – Over Again

    The Tennors – Ride Your Donkey

    Derrick Morgan – Judge Dread in Court


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