Jamaican Rocksteady Music

Rocksteady originated in Jamaica in the 60's. This genre of music was influence by Jamaican Mento, R&B and Jazz, It is also a derivative of Ska music.

This genre of music was popular in street dance and the dances performed were less energetic than Ska dances.

It was more of a romantic music, it carried a relaxed rhythmic density.

Rocksteady Music

According to Gladstone Anderson, Lynn Taitt was one of the Major Players in the discovery/Production of this music.

Most persons are of the view that Alton Ellis is the Father of this genre of music boasting hits such as "Girl I've Got a Date" and "Rock steady".

Other major players were Derrick Morgan who contributed Tougher than Tough", Roy Shirley with "Hold Them" and Hopeton Lewis with "Take It Easy".

Let's never forget the talented, Ken Boothe, Phyllis Dillion (known as the "Queen of Rock steady") and Delroy Wilson.

This Genre of music only existed for a short period of time, which led into reggae.

Original recordings are now hard to find, but the songs are still being played on retro programs on radios and as we Jamaicans say "Oldies Parties".

Other related Pages
The Melodian Greatest Group"

Pages related to Rocksteady Music

We value your feedback

Share your views, comments, or your take on this? Share it!

What Other Visitors Have Said

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

Rocksteady the Best of the 1960s Compilation part #2 Not rated yet
Desmond Decker - 007 Desmond Decker - Isrealites Desmond Decker - It Mek Dobby Dobson - Loving Pauper Don Evans & The Paragon - Danger In Your Eyes …

Rocksteady the Best of the 1960s Compilation part #1 Not rated yet
Track listing Abassinians - Declararation of Rights Alton & The Flames - Cry Tough Alton Ellis - Ain't That Loving You Alton Ellis - Breaking …

Reggae singer Bob Andy Hospitalized Not rated yet
Legendary Rock Steady singer Bob Andy has being hospitalized after collapsing at home on April 1, 2011. Andy is known for hits such as "I've Got To …

Click here to write your own.

Return to Dancehall and Reggae Music homepage

Dancehall and Reggae Music Articles

Copyright Is Very Serious Don't Get Caught

Is Dancehall Music A Promotor of Crime and Violence?

Dancehall_Music_impact_on_Society

Is Corporate Jamaica Against Dancehall Music?

Dancehall Music needs a message

Looking For Something Special? 

In most cases, we have what you are looking for. Just search the entire site using this Google Search bar (below).

Your search results will appear in an overlay window.

Articles You Might Have Missed ......

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE RECENTLY ADDED STORIES

What's New?

Recent Articles

  1. Computer Seh So Riddim Released 1987

    Sep 21, 17 11:15 PM

    Features: Don Angelo - Computer Seh So General Levy - I Don't Care Instrumental - Computer Seh So Johnny Osbourne - This Old Man Lady Junie - Slim Belly

    Read More

  2. Computer Riddim 1986

    Sep 21, 17 11:05 PM

    Blinkie - Loving Stylie Carl Meeks - Red Eye Lover Charlie Chaplin - Bionic Man Cocoa Tea - Boops Fi Dem Cutty Ranks - Blue Mountain Coffee Frankie Jones

    Read More

  3. Cury Diva Shoots Jamaican Leg Of Lifestyle Video This Weekend Sept. 22, 2017

    Sep 21, 17 09:36 PM

    September 21, 2017 Kingston Jamaica The highly anticipated music video, for media personality turned artiste Yanique ‘The Curvy Diva’ Barrett’s immensely

    Read More

  4. Come Home Riddim Released 1984

    Sep 21, 17 08:56 PM

    Track listing Al Campbell - She No Ready Burro Banton - Go Home Jah Thomas - Working Hard For A Dollar Sly & Robbie - Midnite Rock Crew Dub Version Sugar

    Read More

  5. Kunley and Marcy Chin teams up for New Single

    Sep 21, 17 02:52 PM

    Kunley and Marcy Chin teams up for New Single - In today’s crowded market, newcomers are tasked with bringing a fresh, flavoursome, and fierce delivery,

    Read More

[?]Subscribe To This Site
  • XML RSS
  • follow us in feedly
  • Add to My Yahoo!

Jamaica Sunshine Tours is an authentic Jamaican Tour Company

Jamaicasunshinetours

LIVE RADIO