The 100 Greatest Rocksteady Tunes (20-11)
This round includes tunes from Ken Khouri’s Merritone label, the best from The Wailers’ post Coxsone self produced period on their own Wail M Soul M label, classic Melodians, a truly huge tune from the Soul Vendors, a few sweet Bunny Lee slices of Rocksteady gold, Slim Smith magic, Ken Boothe & Paragons gems, Sonia Pottinger tunes and uniquely Uniques spiritual mastery of sound.
They’re a few into the top 10 but for now here is their list for the first half of the top 20.
20. Wailers â€“ Bus Dem Shut (Wailers Production)
19. The Minstrels â€“ So Weary (Sam Mitchell and Keith Scott production)
18. The Melodians â€“ Swing And Dine (Sonia Pottinger production)
17. The Soul Vendors â€“ Swing Easy (Coxsone Dodd production)
16. Val Bennett â€“ The Russians Are Coming (Bunny Lee production)
15. Slim Smith And The Freedom Singers â€“ Hip Hug (Coxsone Dodd production)
14. Ken Boothe â€“ Say You (Sonia Pottinger production)
13. The Paragons â€“ My Best Girl (Duke Reid production)
12. Keith And Tex â€“ Tonight (Derrick Harriott production)
11. The Uniques â€“ Beatitude (Bunny Lee 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.