The 100 Greatest Rocksteady Tunes (70-61)

The 100 Greatest Rocksteady Tunes Ever!The fourth set (included below) of tunes in the Top 100 countdown from Dancecrasher is here.

Prince Buster was mainly known for his Ska hits but he’s included here with some of his early Rocksteady stuff as well as a rare Rulers tune, more Pat Kelly and other true gems.

We’re not even half way through the list with plenty more glorious Rocksteady tunes to come. Wouldn’t it be great if this list was reissued as a 1 disc set. One can only hope. The label scans and sound clips really make the list complete.


70. The Greatest – William Samuels (Coxsone Dodd production)
69. Rock And Shake – Prince Buster (Prince Buster production)
68. Suicide AKA Hang My Head And Cry – Alva Lewis (Caltone production)
67. Got A New Girl AKA First Time I Met You Girl – Larry Marshall (Prince Buster production)
66. Shocking Love AKA You Better Call On Me – The Federals (David Scott production)
65. Cool Cool Collie – Hopeton Lewis (Sam Mitchell and Keith Scott production)
64. Let My People Go – The Rulers (JJ production)
63. Somebody’s Baby – Pat Kelly (Bunny Lee production)
62. Let’s Get Together – Johnny & The Attractions (Sonia Pottinger production)
61. Won’t You Come Home – Delroy Wilson (Coxsone Dodd 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.