100 Greatest Rocksteady Tunes (50-41)

The 100 Greatest Rocksteady Tunes Ever!WOW! Can you believe it’s been SIX whole months since the last set of tunes were posted. If you don’t know what I’m talking about or just forgot go right now to www.dancecrasher.co.uk and be enlightened. It’s a wonderful site and regular readers know all about the love for it.

Well they’ve been compiling their own list of the 100 Greatest Rocksteady Tunes ever (as if you didn’t know from the title of this post people) and it’s been a blast. Each new list includes wonderful notes on each tune, when it was released, where you can get it now either on CD or vinyl, a label scan and then a sound sample. Oh boy it’s a rudies wet dream.

So here’s the newest list below including more gold from the vaults including Duke Reid, Sonia Pottinger and Derrick Harriot productions, a Caltone gem, Uniques and Paragons classics along with rarer stuff from The Minstrels and Johnny & The Attractions. Oh boy!

50. You Don’t Care – The Techniques (Duke Reid Production)
49. Watch This Sound – The Uniques (Winston Lowe Production)
48. Memories By The Score – The Paragons (Paragons Production)
47. Cry Tough – Alton Ellis (Duke Reid Production)
46. I’m So Proud – Joe White (Charles Ross Production)
45. People Get Ready – The Minstrels (Coxsone Dodd Production)
44. Coming On The Scene – Johnny And the Attractions (Sonia Pottinger Production)
43. Can’t You See – Ken Boothe (Links Production)
42. Solomon – Derrick Harriot (Derrick Harriot Production)
41. Lonely Heartaches – Clarendonians (Caltone production)

Continue to the DanceCrasher site to see label scans and read notes on each release along with a sound sample exhaustively put together by DanceCrasher.

I've been involved in the Los Angeles music scene since at least 1995 going to shows, promoting, spinning records and running labels. Ska and Early Reggae are my passion among other things of course.