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Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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  • Publisher: Lightyear Video
  • ASIN: B003VE9WL0
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 14 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rockstead Rocks! 12 Aug. 2014
By W. Wedenoja - Published on
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I have always loved Rocksteady; it harkens back to a simpler, sweeter time in Jamaica. This film does it justice. The photography is beautiful and it is well put together. The music is great - even though all the performers and most if not all of the musicians are well beyond their prime. The DVD includes about 90 minutes of documentary, plus a nice bonus section with a 60m concert at the Montreal Jazz Festival and a "behind the scenes" feature. My only complaint is that the framing cuts off part of the captions that identify the performers. It looks like the producers might have transferred a 16mm film to DVD and changed the ratio. Definitely one of the best films yet on Jamaica.
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3.0 out of 5 stars ROCKSTEADY? NOT READY! 22 Dec. 2010
By jyowell - Published on
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First of all I LOVE Rocksteady. However, this Documentary/Concert was laking. The video quality was great and so was the audio but where are all of the Rocksteady Greats? They all cannot be dead. Maybe there was contract issues. Anyway, I think that the Documentary part of the disc was the best part. It allowed for you to get a sense of what that era was like and to see some how Jamaica looks today. The problem with the Concert is many of the people who was in the Documentary part of the Disc was not in the Concert. They just used the biggest names from that era to perform. Also, the Concert only lasted about an hour. How can you leave U-Roy or Derrick Morgan out of the Concert? I quest we should just be happy with what we got. Over all great looking disc but not enough representation of this great time in Jamaican music history.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the golden age of jamaican music 1966-1969. 19 Mar. 2011
By I&I - Published on
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A superlative documentary of the surviving members of Jamaica's golden age of music,brought together for a reunion concert,forty years later in Kingston,JA.Remembering those days more than two generations ago when Jamaica's finest vocal and instrumental artists honed their skills often for little monetary remuneration and because of massive unemployment everywhere in Jamaica,many were forced to relocate to distant lands for survival's sake.This tour has brought Jamaica's finest back together to recognize the signifilcance of Rock Steady to the world of music. Give thanks and praise to His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie,Rastafari
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3.0 out of 5 stars Love the Genre, but "Film" Is Wanting 22 May 2014
By Kevin Allen - Published on
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More of a get together with some reminiscing than a true documentary of rocksteady, but still a viable purchase for the true fan of ska, rocksteady and reggae. Casual fans will be bored.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brother Roy. 14 April 2012
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This remarkable top quality dvd and C.D. are not old stock, but brand new and wonderful..Rock Steady was the short lived music time in Jamaica between Ska and the world take over Reggae the music developed into the deep bass, one drop drumming and horn choruses with echo and sweet singing as the Rasta period came forward...Seeing the original stars still performing today, especially U-Roy and Ken Booth, Stranger Cole and Derek Morgan is a treat..Lively up yourself and enjoy this blessing, straight from yard!Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae
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