Sunday, 1 November 2009

V/A - Rocksteady: The Roots Of Reggae (Moll-Selekta)

Jazz and reggae musical great Ernest Ranglin has assembled some of the finest singers and musicians from the rocksteady era to re-voice and re-play classics from the short golden era of the music, which lasted between 1966 and 1968. The legends have done a sterling job, recreating the classics with musical vigour and sparkling singing. Highlights include U-Roy’s rich Stop That Train, Dawn Penn’s distraught You Don’t Love Me (No No No) and Marcia Griffith’s inspiring Tide Is High. Rocksteady: The Roots Of Reggae is a wonderful exploration of one of reggae’s finest sub-genres and is accompanied by a documentary film of the same name.

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