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Various - Explosive Rock Steady (Doctor Bird) 2xCD

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First released by Trojan Records in 1968, “Explosive Rock Steady” was the first long-player to showcase the work of a budding record producer who in time would become one of the most popular and influential figures on the Jamaican music scene: Joel Augustus Gibson a.k.a. Joe Gibbs.  Unavailable on CD since 1997, the much sought-after album is here augmented by an incredible 46 bonus tracks from the rock steady era, their number including numerous Jamaican hits, alongside many long-lost rarities, including 7 tracks new to CD. Featured artists on this double disc set include some of the most talented Jamaican performers to make their mark during the tail end of the Sixties, with the superior quality of the recordings demonstrating the high standards of work for which Gibbs would soon become renowned.

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DISC ONE: VARIOUS ‘EXPLOSIVE ROCK STEADY’
1. I’M MOVING ON – Keith Blake
2. MISS TOURIST – Errol Dunkley & The Pioneers
3. JUST LIKE A RIVER – Stranger & Gladdy
4. UNCLE SAM’S COUNTRY – Dennis Walks
5. LONG SHOT – The Pioneers
6. TRAIN TO SOULSVILLE – Cool Sticky
7. LOVE LOVE EVERYDAY – Errol Dunkley & The Pioneers
8. HOLD THEM AKA FEEL GOOD – Roy Shirley
9. COME BROTHERS – Hugh Malcolm
10. GIVE ME A LITTLE LOVING – The Pioneers
11. PUSH IT IN – The Versatiles
12. LOVE BROTHER, LOVE SISTER – Errol Dunkley
BONUS TRACKS
13. SLEEPY LUDY – Lyn Taitt & The Jets
14. THAT’S THE WAY YOU LIKE IT – The Overtakers
15. SEEING IS KNOWING – Stranger & Gladdy
16. YOU’RE GONNA NEED ME – Errol Dunkley
17. FEEL SO FINE – Tommy McCook & His Band
18. BE GOOD – Roy Shirley
19. MUSICALLY – Keith Blake
20. JUST CAN’T WIN – The Versatiles
21. FAT GIRL IN RED – The Mellotones
22. SOMEDAY SOMEWAY – The Leaders *
23. MUSIC IS THE KEY – Roy Shirley
24. GIRL YOU RUFF – The Overtakers
25. I’M GOING HOME – Errol Dunkley
26. TIT FOR TAT – Neville Hinds
27. I AM THE UPSETTER – Lee ‘King’ Perry
28. THE SCORCHER – Errol Dunkley
29. GREAT GREAT IN ’68 – Lord Salmons *

DISC TWO:
1. PLEASE STOP YOUR LYING – Errol Dunkley
2. THE BIG TAKEOVER – The Overtakers
3. HOPE SOMEDAY – The Leaders *
4. TRUST THE BOOK – The Versatiles
5. DANCE THE AUNA – Roy Shirley
6. HAVING A PARTY – Dennis Walks
7. NOW I’M ALL ALONE – Victor Morris & Girlie *
8. SEEK AND YOU’LL FIND – Errol Dunkley
9. THANKYOU BABY – Lee ‘King’ Perry
10. DAY BY DAY – The Groovers
11. SOMETIMES I SIT DOWN AND CRY – The Leaders *
12. I WANT TO GO HOME – Derrick Morgan
13. I’M NOT YOUR MAN – Errol Dunkley
14. MEET ME AT EIGHT – The Creations *
15. THE WORLD NEEDS LOVE – Roy Shirley
16. SOULFUL MOOD – Vin Gordon
17. WOO OH OH – Keith Blake
18. DO RIGHT TONIGHT – Errol Dunkley
19. I SPY – Lyn Tait & The Jets
20. KIMBLE – Lee ‘King’ Perry
21. FALL AND RISE – Victor Morris *
22. CINDERELLA – Eric ‘Monty’ Morris
23. SEARCHING – The Creations *
24. THE TIME HAS COME – The Versatiles
25. MY FRIENDS – The Dynamics
26. DEE’S SPECIAL – Lyn Taitt & The Jets
27. THE RETURN OF EZEKIEL – The Jupitors
28. HOLD THEM (ALT. TAKE) – Roy Shirley
29. UPSETTER VERSION – Lyn Taitt & The Jets

* Previously unavailable on CD

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