The immediate successor to ska, the soulful sound of rock steady first developed during the long hot summer of 1966 and reigned supreme for two glorious years before finally being superseded by reggae. This collection features 12 of the most significant recordings of the rock steady era, including '007' and 'Train to Skaville', as well as the original 1967 version of 'The Tide Is High'.
Track Listing: 1. Rock Steady - Alton Ellis and The Flames 2. 007 (Shanty Town) - Desmond Dekker & The Aces 3. Ba Ba Boom - The Jamaicans 4. Stop That Train - Keith & Tex 5. My Conversation - The Uniques 6. Train to Skaville - The Ethiopians 7. The Tide Is High - The Paragons 8. I Am the Upsetter - Lee 'Scratch' Perry 9. The Loser - Derrick Harriott 10. Perfidia - Phyllis Dillon 11. It's Hard to Confess - The Gaylads 12. Return of Django - The Upsetters
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