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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