The 100 Greatest Rocksteady Tunes (10-1)

100 Greatest Rocksteady Tunes EverThey did it! Courtesy of the DanceCrasher site comes THE TOP 100 ROCKSTEADY TUNES OF ALL TIME. Ever since December 2007 when they posted the first 10 tunes they’ve chronicled their picks painstakingly searched for, researched and noted with interesting tidbits about the tune as well as a picture of the label and a soundclip! This was such a wonderful interesting journey to watch unfold over the last 6 years. Can you believe they’ve been able to do it? That’s dedication.

The top ten was posted slowly one at a time over a period of just over a year. Well the number one pick was finally posted over the weekend! So here you have it the top 10:

10. The Kingstonians – Put Down Your Fire (JJ production)
09. Derrick Harriott – Walk The Streets (Derrick Harriott production)
08. The Progressions – Fair Deal (Pat Hardy production)
07. Unknown – Got To Be At That Party (G. Hargraves production?)
06. Phil Pratt – Safe Travel (Phil Pratt production)
05. Delroy Wilson – Dancing Mood (Coxsone Dodd Production)
04. Slim Smith – Rougher Yet (Coxsone Dodd Production)
03. Bobby Ellis – Step Softly (Derrick Harriott Production)
02. The Sensations – Long Time Me No See You Girl (Bunny Lee Production)
01. The Techniques – Queen Majesty

Read the very thorough notes on each release and hear a sound sample exhaustively put together by Dancecrasher.

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