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Various - Duke Reid Rock's Steady (Trojan Fan Club) 2xCD

Various - Duke Reid Rock's Steady (Trojan Fan Club) 2xCD
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Track Listing / Description Original Trojan Duke Reid rocksteady selection vastly expanded.  Fifty-three gems from the Treasure Isle studio from the period when Reid ruled the roost and ska morphed into rock steady, that fabled hot Jamaican summer when the musicians slowed the beat down to accommodate the comfort of the dancehall patrons, or when the sound men noticed the half-speed moves of the rude boys as they danced to the ska and began to commission the musicians to create music that fitted in with their moves, or... well, who knows.  What is a fact is that, along with the contemporary productions of his great rival Coxsone Dodd, the sublime music compiled here provided the real blueprint for the reggae to come.  

Track List: 

Disc 1

1. Alton Ellis & The Flames - Rock Steady
2. The Techniques - You Don't Care (Aka You'll Want Me Back)
3. The Three Tops - It's Raining
4. The Jamaicans - The Things You Say You Love
5. The Techniques - Oh Babe (Sick And Tired)
6. Tommy McCook & Lester Sterling - Inez
7. The Techniques - Out Of Many, One (Aka Fighting For The Right)
8. Justin Hinds - Carry Go Bring Come
9. Phyllis Dillon - Perfidia
10. The Techniques - Day O (The Banana Boat Song)
11. Alton Ellis & The Flames - Girl I've Got A Date
12. Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Train To Ska-Thedral
13. Phyllis Dillon - Don't Stay Away
14. Justin Hinds & The Dominoes - Here I Stand
15. Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Persian Cat Ska
16. Tony & Dennis - Folk Song
17. The Paragons - Happy Go Lucky Girl
18. Alton Ellis & The Flames - Cry Tough
19. Rosalyn Sweet & The Paragons - On The Beach
20. Justin Hinds - Save A Bread
21. The Paragons - The Tide Is High
22. The Three Tops - Do It Right
23. Justin Hinds - On A Saturday Night
24. The Moving Brothers - Don't Play That Song (Darling I Love You)
25. Phyllis Dillon - A Thing Of The Past
26. Alton Ellis & The Flames - All My Tears (Come Rolling)
27. The Freedom Singers - Judge Sympathy

DIsc 2

1. The Royals - We Are In The Mood
2. Alton Ellis & The Flames - Duke Of Earl
3. Dawn Penn - Why Did You Lie?
4. Alton Ellis - Why Birds Follow Spring
5. The Jamaicans - Dedicate My Song To You (Aka Dedicated To You)
6. The Paragons - Only A Smile
7. The Melodians - I Will Get Along Without You
8. The Techniques - Queen Majesty
9. The Melodians - You'll Never Get Away (Aka You Don't Need Me)
10. Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - The Shadow Of Your Smile
11. The Melodians - You Have Caught Me
12. The Paragons - The Same Song
13. Tommy McCook - Soul Serenade
14. Dobby Dobson - Trouble Jim
15. Phyllis Dillon - It's Rocking Time (Rocksteady)
16. Alton Ellis & The Flames - Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One)
17. The Paragons - Wear You To The Ball
18. The Jamaicans - Baba Boom
19. Freddie McKay - Love Is A Treasure
20. Vic Taylor - Heartaches
21. John Holt & The Paragons - Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
22. Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Real Cool
23. Justin Hinds - Once A Man (Twice A Child)
24. Dobby Dobson - (I'm A) Loving Pauper
25. The Techniques - Love Is Not A Gamble (Tears On My Pillow)
26. The Melodians - Last Train To Expo '67
 
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