Donnerstag, 21. Februar 2019

VA - It´s Rockin´ Time - Duke Reid´s Rocksteady 1967 - 1968 (Trojan)

"It´s Rockin´ Time" features sixteen rock steady cuts, produced by Duke Reid at the Treasure Isle Studios in 1967 and 1968. Whether instrumental or vocal, this is good Jamaican beach music, relaxed and seductively melodious. 

Tommy McCook & the Supersonics weigh in with four instrumental tracks, highlighted by "Indian Love Call," with its snake-charming horns. Their makeover of the New Vaudeville Band's "Winchester Cathedral" into "Train to Ska-thedral" is a good blow to the funnybone. The Techniques and the Melodians sing some tight, soulful harmonies; Phyllis Dillon's rendition of the Shirelles' "Things of the Past" is a real goodie. 

It's not one of the more prominent rock steady comps, but it's a fine collection for enthusiasts of the style, and one of the better entries into the genre if you're unfamiliar with the music.


1. Lloyd & Glen - Jezebel
2. Eric "Monty" Morris - If I Didn't Love You
3. Justin Hinds & The Dominoes - Fight Too Much
4. Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Indian Love Call
5. Phyllis Dillon - It's Rocking Time
6. The Techniques - Day-O
7. The Conquerors - I Fall In Love
8. Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Jam Session
9. Phyllis Dillon - Things Of The Past
10. The Conquerors - Lonely Street
11. The Techniques - Drink Wine
12. Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Train To Ska-Thedral
13. The Three Tops - The Sound Of Music
14. The Melodians - I Know Just How She Feels
15. The Silvertones - Slow And Easy
16. Lynn Taitt With Tommy Mccook & The Supersonics - Spanish Eyes

VA - It´s Rockin´ Time - Duke Reid´s Rocksteady 1967 - 1968 (Trojan)
(320 kbps, cover art included)

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