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Treasure Isle Presents: Rock Steady
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
This is a strong compilation of 'Rock Steady' sounds. Pound for pound, a better compilation than the 'Ska' double cd in the 'Treasure Isle' series. There's a good mix of familiar tracks and some that are not so familar. It comes with a 12 page booklet that has lots of label scans (if small) and brief liner notes by Ian McCann, Editor of 'Record Collector' - a fine magazine.

CD1. 1966 - 67 (56mins). This is the stronger cd in my opinion, it contains fantastic tracks by Phyllis Dillon 'Don't stay away', lots of great tracks by the Paragons (led by John Holt) the best being the wonderful 'Only a smile' - worth buying for this heartbreaking track alone. Nearly all good 9.5/10.

CD2. 1967 - 68 (57 mins). Not so strong, but still contains some real gems - 'Why birds follow Spring' by Alton Ellis and many by the wonderful 'Melodians'. Mixed bag 6.5/10

Overall, a great compilation of mellow sounds. Fully recommended.
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on 15 July 2013
A brilliant compilation: these tunes are absolute scorchers from start to finish. Almost all (if I'm not mistaken) of them were produced by Duke Reid, who at the time was putting out some of the best rocksteady tunes of the era on his label Treasure Isle.

This is the perfect compilation to anybody who is new to discovering the rocksteady sound who want a corking set of tracks to start, or compliment, their collection. This together with the Trojan Presents: Rock Steady compilation CD will give the best range of the most popular rocksteady tracks that you can get on the contemporary music market, all for under a tenner! And if these CD's don't leave you wanting more, then rocksteady ain't for you!
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on 24 December 2014
What a fantastic collection of classic Jamaican music. Listening to this music one can't help wondering if this Treasure Isle Rocksteady music was the absolute pinnacle of Jamaican music. Just totally and utterly wonderful music and what great value at 40 tracks on 2CDs for just £7.
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on 11 February 2015
What a collection of great Rock Steady Fab tunes the memories flood back once your feet start moving there's no going back a great buy
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on 3 August 2013
Great. One of the few compilation albums that I can listen to over and over again. Very good value for money
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on 15 May 2015
Youth revisited. Long ago and far away.
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on 18 February 2015
Solid cd no complaints here
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 August 2012
A lot of Brits missed out on some excellent music, partly because of it's time.
This is a nice cd to put on and chill to.

The rhythm is relaxing and shows earlier genes of ska etc.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Brought back many memories. Husband is thrilled and pleased. A must for the real DJ who plays out at all age parties. Worth every penny. Delivery was very quick. Thank you.
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