The documentary film Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae is a musical journey to Jamaica's Golden Age of music, Rocksteady. The film features the music and stories of the legendary singers and musicians of the Rocksteady era. They come together after 40 years to record an album of Rocksteady hits, to perform together again at an All-Stars reunion concert in Kingston, Jamaica, and to tell their story.
Stranger Cole, The Tamlins, David Madden, Dawn Penn, Deadley 'Deadly' Bennett, Derrick Morgan, Ernest Ranglin, Gladstone 'Gladdy' Anderson, Hopeton Lewis, Hux Brown, Clifton 'Jackie' Jackson, Judy Mowatt, Ken Boothe, Leroy Sibbles, Lloyd Parks, Marcia Griffiths, Noel 'Scully' Simms, Sly Dunbar, Bongo Herman, Rita Marley, Robbie Lyn, Calvin 'Bubbles' Cameron, U-Roy. More Info here
What is Rocksteady?
Rocksteady is the direct predecessor of Jamaican Reggae. Rocksteady has sparse rhythmic accompaniment and a relaxed feel allowing the vocalist more expressive musical phrasing and greater lyrical freedom. All these elements were retained in Reggae... More Info Here