A Ghetto Hour, Reggae

A Ghetto Hour 005: Rocksteady

Once again we’re delving in the boxes of reggae here at Ghettospheric, this time with an hour of Jamaican Rocksteady. The sub genre Rocksteady started around 1965 in Jamaica and was the transition form Ska to Reggae. Like most genres there is much debate about what is and isn’t Rocksteady. Here are some tracks that defiantly are and a handful that just have that 60’s/70’s Jamaican sound. We’ve got some Studio One, Joe Gibbs and Treasure Isle to name a few. From Ken Boothe to Alton Ellis to The Heptones there are all here, this is classic material! Please listen and share as always.

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Ken Boothe, Leaving Me
Alton Ellis, Tumbling Tears
Winston Francis, Fools Fall In Love
Johnny Osborne, Rubadub Party
The Heptones & Lee Perry, Party Time Version
Freddie McGregor, I Am Ready
Tony Tuff, I Have To Get You
15-16-17, Someone Special
15-16-17, Girls Imagination
Dennis Brown, Girl I’ve Got A Date
Slim Smith, Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
The Heptones, Pretty Looks
Rockaway, Pretty Girl
The Blackstones, Hypocrite
Bunny Maloney, Lady Of Magic
The Heptones, Baby I Need Your loving
Seaton, I Need You Now
Cornell Campbell, Star
Alton Ellis, Breaking Up
Alton Ellis, I’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
Gregory Isaacs, Coming Home