Category Archives: Rocksteady

SONG OF THE DAY The Paragons – Riding High On A Windy Day

The Paragons got together in the very early 1960’s and underwent several line-up changes over the years. When they first emerged they went by the name of The Binders and consisted of  Bob Andy (Keith Anderson), Garth Evans (aka Tyrone Evans), Junior Menz, and Leroy … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Stephen Cheng – Always Together

Tonight I have learnt something completely new and I wonder how many of you out there were aware of this too? How many of you knew just how entwined the music of China and Jamaica (ska/rocksteady/reggae) were? There has long … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Frightnrs – Lookin’ (Version)

When The Frightnrs released their single Dispute (a track that featured on their debut LP), it included a Dub version on the B-side which came courtesy of famed reggae producer Victor “Ticklah” Axelrod.  The single was a smash success which in return inspired … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ticklah – Nine Years

Today’s song takes us on a winding dub journey going back 10 years to 2007 when renowned producer Ticklah first released Nine Years.   Victor Axelrod, aka Ticklah, is an independent Brooklyn music producer and artist who has been an integral … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Bobby Ellis with Tommy McCook & The Supersonics – Sweet Lorna

This rare and rather alluring rocksteady single was released on the Treasure Isle label  Tommy McCook and the Supersonics band in 1967 with Norman Grant’s Matthew Mark Luke And John appearing on the flip-side. Tommy McCook was a saxophonist and founding … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Nora Dean – Angle Lala

Jamaican-born Nora Dean was a reggae and gospel singer who has often been described as one of reggae’s greatest mysteries.  With no interviews ever been published and very few photos ever taken, little is known about her, even her birthday … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Soul Vendors – Drum Song

When the Skatalites disbanded in August 1965, one of its founding members and tenor saxophonist, Roland Alphonso went on to form the Soul Brothers (with Johnny “Dizzy” Moore, and Jackie Mittoo also from the Skatalites); their name eventually changing to The … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Frightnrs – Till Then

You may have noticed that Brooklyn’s reggae stars, The Frightnrs have cropped up on my pages a few times recently, I can’t help it, just love them! I finally got around to purchasing a hard copy of their Nothing More … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Frightnrs – Nothing More To Say

I know it was less than a couple of weeks that I featured the marvellous sounds of the Frigtnrs, but I am enjoying them so much that I really want share some more of their lovely sounds today! Daptone records pride … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Frightnrs – The Dispute

Daptone records pride themselves on producing exquisite vintage sounds and with Brooklyn’s reggae stars, The Frightnrs the label has mastered the art of producing a superb and polished 60’s-sounding dancehall album. Crafted under the intricate eye of producer Victor Axelrod … Continue reading

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