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Button Up Rock Steady! (Mixed by Duncan Harvey & Jack McConchie)

Button Up Rock Steady! (Mixed by Duncan Harvey & Jack McConchie)

Playing tracks by

Phyllis Dillon, NEVILLE IRONS, Lynn taitt & the jets, The Uniques, Delroy Wilson and more.

This is a selection of Jamaican sounds compiled by myself & Jack McConchie. We started DJing together years ago for a short lived but memorable club night in Glasgow's Research Club. Working on Button Up Jack introduced me to a world of music, I had always loved Ska, Reggae and Dancehall but I didn't really know what Rocksteady was until he brought a number of tracks to my attention and led me to look into the history of Jamaican music. Many of those tracks are included here. I can't listen to Soul Glide without thinking of Jack dancing with a rum and ginger in hand.

There's loads of information about the Rocksteady era online, have a read and give this a listen. Every track might not fit precisely into the Rocksteady category, there are hints of Reggae coming through, but they all have the Soul of that time in them!

Though his DJing days are done, Jack still remains one of the finest selectors I know, and this mix is evidence of that.

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Loving it!! Perfect weekend breakfast-making soundtrack. Thanks!

Duncan Harvey

That does sound like a great activity during which to listen. Glad you like it!!

Bejoy Sanjeev


Suzanne McKenna

Got my boogaloo grove on! Love it. X

Francis Murphy

Excellent selection and it finished too soon. A few of my favourites in there like Gun Fever and even better, stuff that I've never heard before like Neville Hinds and Soul Glide .

Duncan Harvey

Glad you liked it! Gun Fever is a classic, Soul Glide is, for me, a contender for the greatest Jamaican song of all time.