Category Archives: Rocksteady


THE EXCELSIORS-CONTROL THIS. When The Excelsiors recently released their debut album Control This, on BBE Records, one thing shawn through, Shane “Sureshot” Hunt’s love of Jamaican music. It shines through from the opening bars of Mrs. Magic, right through to the closing bars of Soon I Will Be Done. So much so, that Control This …

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STUDIO ONE ROCKSTEADY. Soul Jazz Records’ latest compilation Studio One Rocksteady, which was released on 3rd February 2014, sees compiler Lloyd Bradley return to the vaults of Studio One Records. Previous visits to the Studio One vaults have resulted in rich pickings for Soul Jazz Records. No wonder. Studio One Records was one of reggae …

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FREEDOM SOUNDS. With Jamaica celebrating the fiftieth anniversary since it gained independence from Britain, record companies big and small have been celebrating this landmark anniversary. Their way of celebrating Jamaican independence is by releasing a multitude of compilations and box sets. With so many compilations hitting the market at the one time, anyone considering buying …

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THE DUALERS-PRINCE BUSTER SHAKEDOWN. One of the things I love about music, is it’s ability to transport you back in time, a bit like Dr. Who’s Tardis. This is what happened when I first played The Dualers third album Prince Buster Shakedown. Suddenly, I was transported back over thirty years to the late seventies, and …

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