Playing tracks by
The valentines, Hopeton Lewis, Alton Ellis & the Flames, Roy Shirley, Bobby Ellis & The Crystalites and more.
A successor to Jamaican ska, and a precursor to reggae, rocksteady came with an increase in the number of solo and group performers. As a musical style, it was shortlived, and existed only for about two years. It differs from ska musically as the tempo is slower and more relaxed. The bass is heavier and more prominent in the mix and in addition, the bass lines abandon the earlier "walking" style of the ska period in favor of more broken, syncopated figures. Rocksteady lyrics mainly dealt with love and the rude boy culture, but most of the songs are simply music for dancing. We hope you enjoy and thanks for the listen. Love and respect.