Catch this Beat
Regular readers know I’m a big rocksteady fan – as far as I’m concerned, everything clicked musically in the period from 1966 to 1968. Great songs, buckets of soul, group harmonies combined with the growth of the Jamaican (music) industry, with an endless stream of great 45s as a result. This 1980 compilation gives a thorough overview of some of the bigger hits of the era… with strict quality control, since this is one of the first releases masterminded by the legendary Steve Barrow. The sun is out as I’m typing this, it’s a sunday morning and I for one believe that the biggest part of this dreary winter is behind us. Dig in to these 16 tunes for added sunshine!