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Categorie archives: Rocksteady

  • Sunday December 25, 2016



    Studio One bracht dit album aanvankelijk uit in
    1973. Dit is de cd versie op Heartbeat uit 1991.

    originally released on Studio One records in 1973,
    this is the 1991 cd version on Heartbeat records.

    Keith ‘Slim’ Smith’s untimely death in 1973 brought an end
    to the career of one of Jamaica’s most revered singers whose
    musical legacy remains untarnished to this day. An achingly
    soulful singer, whose vocal style was reminiscent of the
    Impressions’ Curtis Mayfield, Slim Smith personified the
    greatness of the rocksteady and early reggae periods of
    which he is a principal voice. Slim Smith started his career
    as a member of the Victors Youth Band who where among
    the champions of the 1964 Jamaica Festival. Moving to Duke
    Reid’s Treasure Isle label, he and Frederick Waite, Franklyn
    White and Winston Riley became known as the Techniques.
    Slim Smith moved to Studio One as a solo artist recording a
    series of succesful singles that Clement Dodd compiled as the
    basis for the ‘Born to Love’ album. This album is a testament
    to Slim Smith’s greatness both as a singer and a songwriter.
    Enjoy the soulful stylings of the great Slim Smith. ( Heartbeat )

    titels ;

    01 – Born to love
    02 – I’ve got your number
    03 – You don’t care
    04 – Rougher yet
    05 – I’ll be around
    06 – I’ll never let go
    07 – Happy times
    08 – The new boss
    09 – Keep that light
    10 – Do you love me


    Posted by Moos
    at 10:01 AM
  • Thursday December 22, 2016


    In 1969 uitgebracht op Coxsone Records, CSL 8019, met twaalf
    nummers. Dit is de cd versie op Treasure Isle records, CSCD 8019
    met 16 nummers uit 1995. Alton Ellis werd ook wel de Godfather
    of Rocksteady genoemd. In het kader van de Studio One releases
    hier op de Global Groove, veel luisterplezier..

    Originally released as CSL 8019 on Coxsone Records with 12 tracks.
    This is the cd version on Treasure Isle from 1995, CSCD 8019, with
    16 tracks. Alton Ellis was also called the Godfather of Rocksteady.
    Next in row here at the Global groove for Studio One releases,
    produced by Sir Coxsone Dodd..

    titels ;

    01 – Can I Change Your Mind
    02 – Breaking Up Is Hard (Extended)
    03 – This Feeling Of Love
    04 – Land Of Loving
    05 – Pearls
    06 – Knock On Wood
    07 – Can’t Stop Now
    08 – Remember That Sunday
    09 – Baby I Love You
    10 – Jamaica
    11 – Sitting In The Park
    12 – Set A Better Example
    13 – Chatty Chatty
    14 – Cry Tough
    15 – Still Trying
    16 – Weeping Willow (Extended)


    Posted by Moos
    at 10:24 PM
  • Thursday December 15, 2016


    Goeiemiddag, hier is de volgende heerlijke Studio One plaat.
    De werken van Clement Coxsone Dodd zijn legendarisch te
    noemen en daarom doen we er nog maar eentje. Delroy
    Wilson is een van de pioniers afkomstig van jamaica en
    deze schijf vinyl brengt twaalf prachtige songs van zijn
    hand. Helaas heeft hij een beetje kraak en nummer 7
    ook een tik, sorry daarvoor. Verder veel luistergenot.

    Good afternoon, see here the next wonderful Studio One
    record. The works of Clement Coxsone Dodd can be called
    legendary so let’s do one more today. Delroy Wilson is one
    of the pioneers from Jamaica and this slice of vinyl brings us
    twelve beautiful songs by him. Unfortunately it has some
    background noise and track 7 also a pop, sorry about that.
    Part from that it’s pure listening pleasure.

    titels ;

    01 – Riding for a fall
    02 – Run run
    03 – Feel the spirit
    04 – Get ready
    05 – Troubled man
    06 – True believer
    07 – Ungrateful baby
    08 – Run for youe life
    09 – Gonna make it
    10 – Conquer me
    11 – Someone gonna cry
    12 – Impossible


    Posted by Moos
    at 5:32 PM
  • Saturday May 17, 2014

    Duke Reid, front

    …Duke Reid then became the new champion of Beat Street:
    He was crowned ‘King of Sound and Blues’ for the years 1956-58
    at the Succes Club in Kingston’s Wildman Street. Born in 1915,
    the colourful Reid had served in the police force, where he had
    been a champion marksman. After leaving the police he kept up
    his connections, ran a thriving liquor business with his wife, and
    continued to rear his guns at all times – pianist Theophilius Beck-
    ford remembers Duke with a .45 and a .22 tucked into his waitband
    and a rifle at his side, and Cocksone joked that he even kept them
    on in the bath. The armaments created a forceful impression that
    couls often be intimidating, as singer Derrick Morgan cecalled,
    talking about his 1959 audition: “I go down by Duke Reid, an’ when
    I go down there I see this man in a him liquor store. I say: good
    mornin’ mista Duke. Im say: What can I do for you now? I think
    he ‘ave two two gun a him side, an’ him finger full a ring. I say:
    I hear that you havin’ audition suh, an’ I come fe sing too. Im say:
    You can sing? I say: yes, so ‘im say: sing – in front of all who
    The combination of powerful sound system and Duke’s aggressive
    bearing also attrackted the so-called ‘bad men’ of the day – man
    like Dapper Dan, Buggy an’ Horse, Sam Jeggy and Gearge Moore.
    They acted as ‘enforcers’ around the dance, and they or their friends
    would also sabotage dances held by other sounds, usually by lobbing
    stones over the fence or by starting fights…
    ( the Rough Guide to Reggae )


    1 You don’t care
    2 Here I stand
    3 Rock steady
    4 You don’t need me
    5 Do it right
    6 Only a smile
    7 Baba boom
    8 Persian cat & once a man
    9 I caught you
    10 Last train to expo ’67
    11 Midnight hour
    12 Music is my occupation


    Posted by Moos
    at 4:07 PM
  • Thursday October 14, 2010

    Coxsone Dodd, front, cd size

    At the end of the eighties, Trojan Records launched the Producer
    Series. A bunch of historic Jamaican music, every collector should
    have. This double album brings us the early work of Clement ‘Coxsone’
    Dodd, the legendary founder of Studio 1. It contains both vocal and
    instrumental tracks from the years 1967 and 1968. Don’t miss it.


    1 Winston & Robin – Bad mind grudgeful
    2 Bennett & Dennis – Puppy love
    3 Cannon & Soul Vendors – Bad treatment
    4 Bumps Oakley – A get a lick
    5 The Sultans – Hip hugger
    6 Jacob Miller – Let me love you
    7 Termites – Rub up push up
    8 Winston & Robin – Wailing time
    9 Eric Frater – Venus
    10 Marshall Williams – Norwegian wood
    11 Soul Vendors – Love me girl
    12 Winston Holness – You shouldn’t be the one

    1 Jackie & Soul Vendors – Ram jam
    2 Octaves – You gonna lose
    3 Soul Vendors – Get with it
    4 Viceroys – Fat fish
    5 Jackie & Soul Vendors – Grooving steady
    6 Zoot Simms – Bye bye baby
    7 Soul Vendors – Soul junction
    8 Slim & Freedom Singers – Mercy mercy
    9 Jackie & Soul Vendors – Baba boom
    10 Viceroys – Love and unity
    11 Bob & Ty – I don’t mind
    12 Lester Sterling – Zigaloo
    13 Barrington Spence – Contemplating mind
    14 Ed Nangle – Good girl
    15 The Enforcers – Musical Fever
    16 Lester Sterling – Wiser than Solomon



    Posted by Moos
    at 5:43 PM
  • Friday March 5, 2010

    The Ethiopians were founded by Leonard Dillon and Stephen Taylor
    around 1966 and started recording for Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd. After
    that they worked with several other studio’s amongst who Lee Perry’s.
    This is a 1986 compilation with their music from between 1966 and 1972.
    When Ska was starting to change, late sixties, Ethiopians’ sound
    was hot and leaning towards rocksteady. I think two or three songs were
    already on the album ‘Everything Crash’ which I recently re-uploaded.
    Tomorrow evening, saturday 6th, I’ll be doing a reggae and dub evening
    with Sista Poca from Poca TV, check her out here. It takes place in a tiny
    coffeeshop called Andorra in Hilversum. Fat Back Pumping Dub and Reggae
    accompanied by coffee and some sweet smoke, I’m looking forward to it.


    1 Free man
    2 Train to Skaville
    3 Engine 54
    4 Come on now
    5 Train to glory
    6 The whip
    7 Everything crash
    8 Things a get bad to worse
    9 Well red
    10 One
    11 Hong Kong flu
    12 Gun man
    13 What a fire
    14 Woman capture man
    15 Feel the spirit
    16 Drop him
    17 Good ambition
    18 No baptism
    19 The selah
    20 Pirate
    21 The word is love


    Posted by Moos
    at 10:54 PM
  • Sunday October 12, 2008

    R.I.P. Alton Ellis, 1938 – 2008

    This afternoon I found out that one of my biggest idols has left
    this world. He was known as the Godfather of Rocksteady.
    Ska develloped through Rocksteady to Reggae and Alton Ellis
    was there, inventing it.
    This is his finest album to my opinion, it’s produced by
    Cocksone Dodd on Studio One. He also recorded a lot of his
    music in the Treasure Isle Studio’s. The above story, taken from
    the Rough Guide to Reggae, illustrates that fact.
    I have added 4 of his other great songs as a bonus.
    Alton, you’ll live on in my heart forever.


    1 Joy in the morning
    2 Sunday coming
    3 These eyes
    4 Hurting me
    5 It’s true
    6 Alton’s groove
    7 What does it take to win your love
    8 The picture was you
    9 Gonna take a miracle
    10 Your heart is gonna pay
    11 Wide awake in a dream
    12 You make me so very happy
    13 Reasons in the sky
    14 The winner ( ext. version )

    Bonus tracks;

    15 Dance crasher
    16 Ain’t that loving you
    17 Willow tree
    18 Cry tough


    Posted by Moos
    at 5:17 PM