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House of Reggae Pt. 180 – Rocksteady Special

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In honour and celebration of the 50th anniversary of the birth of Rocksteady, I’ve picked out some of my favourite tunes from that magical era to shine a light on the great singers, musicians and producers and to try to understand its part in the evolution of Jamaican music. So clap your hands and stamp your feet as this happens to be an extended House of Reggae treat with the Rocksteady Special… Lyn Taitt & The Jets – Unity
Hopeton Lewis – Take It Easy
Lyn Taitt with Tommy McCook – Spanish Eyes
Alton Ellis – Rocksteady
Phyllis Dillon – Don’t Stay Away
Roland Alphonso – Peace & Love
Derrick Morgan – Tougher Than Tough
Roland Alphonso – Hop Special
Lloyd & Devon – Red Bumb Ball
Tommy McCook – Real Cool
The Melodians – You Have Caught Me
The Jamaicans – Things You Say You Love
The Paragons – Wear You To The Ball
Soul Vendors – Drum Song
Delroy Wilson – Won’t You Come Home
The Heptones – Love Won’t Come Easy
Bop & The Beltones – Smile Like An Angel
The Fugitives – Cantelope Rock
Soul Vendors – Swing Easy
Bobby Ellis – Alfred Hitchcock
Keith & Tex – Tonight
Tommy McCook – Caltone Special
Phil Pratt – Sweet Song For My Baby
Val Bennett – The Russians Are Coming The Uniques – My Conversation
Lyn Taitt & The Jets – I Am The Upsetter Version
Lee Perry – I Am The Upsetter
Lyn Taitt & The Jets – Smokey Places
Johnny & The Attractions – Call Of The Drums
Leslie Butler – Top Cat
The Gaylads – Over The Rainbow’s End
Tommy McCook – Soul Serenade
The Techniques – My Girl
The Conquerors – I Fall In Love
Soul Vendors – Real Rock
Dobby Dobson – Seems I’m Losing You
The Cables – Baby Why
The Pioneers – Easy Come Easy Go
The Pioneers – Easy Come Easy Go
U Roy – Wear You To The Ball
Penthouse – Never Let Go version Log on to www.reggaeworldmusic.com every Friday between 8 – 10pm UK time to hear the House of Reggae live.

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