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I thought Bob Marley was a folk singer when I first heard of him around the time he died. I wasn’t entirely wrong, but it wasn’t until college that I learned from a couple dreads with a radio show that there was more to reggae than Marley. A couple decades later, I’ve absorbed hundreds of albums, visited Jamaica, read a dozen books on it, and participated in reggae discussion forums. Yet I still feel like I don’t know much. Since the early 1960s, there has been an unprecedented proportion of talented active musicians in Jamaica. I wouldn’t be surprised if musician was the top occupation, at least through the 80s. Every year previously unknown gems are being unearthed and reissued. The vast quantity of records made during the crazy and chaotic era of reggae’s 70’s peak guarantees this will continue for some time. My list is hardly definitive. It shows my obsession for Toots & The Maytals, and my preference for quirky, lesser known albums by Rico, Justin Hinds, Cedric Brooks, Ijahman and all things Lee Perry . But if your only point of reference is Bob Marley (whom I love and is well represented), or you’ve only associated reggae only with annoying hackey sack-tossing college trustifarians, you’ll find some rewarding stuff here.

1. Nuclear Weapon – Roland Alphonso
2. Wise Man – Desmond Dekker andAces
3. Forward March – Derrick Morgan
4. We Are Rolling – Stranger Cole
5. Rudies All Around – Joe White
6. Storm Warning – Lynn Taitt and The Boys
7. Rudie Gets Plenty – The Spainishtonians
8. Out Of Space – Tommy McCook and The Supersonics
9. Come Down – Lord Tanamo10. Botheration – Justin Hinds and The Dominoes
11. University Goes Ska – Don Drummond
12. Wrong Emboyo – The Rulers
13. Guantanamera Ska – Roland Alphonso and The Beverley’s All Stars
14. Something You’ve Got – Alton Ellis and The Flames
15. One Eyed Giant – Baba Brooks and His Band
16. Honour Your Mother And Father – Desmond Dekker
17. Hi Life – The Granville Williams Orchestra
18. Denham Town – Winston and George
19. Guns Fever (Blam Blam Fever) – The Valentines
20. Duck Soup – Baba Brooks and His Band
21. Man To Man – Kentrick Patrick
22. If You Want Pardon – Higgs and Wilson
23. Good News – The Skatalites
24. Judge Dread In Court – Derrick Morgan
25. Here I Stand – Justin Hinds and The Dominoes
26. Yeah Yeah – The Riots
27. Rudy Got Soul – Desmond Dekker and The Aces
28. Rudy, A Message To You – Dandy Livingstone

Alton Ellis is sometimes said to be the father of rocksteady for his hit "Girl I've Got a Date", but other candidates for the first rocksteady single include "Take It Easy" by Hopeton Lewis , "Tougher Than Tough" by Derrick Morgan and "Hold Them" by Roy Shirley . In a Jamaican radio interview, pianist Gladstone Anderson said that guitarist and bandleader Lynn Taitt was the man who slowed down the ska beat in 1964 [ clarification needed ] during a "Take It Easy" recording session. [3] Taitt backed this up in a 2002 interview, stating: "I told 'Gladdy to slow the tempo and that's how Take It Easy and rocksteady came about. Rocksteady is really slow ska." [4] The record producer Duke Reid released Alton Ellis' "Girl I've Got a Date" on his Treasure Isle label, as well as recordings by The Techniques , The Silvertones , The Jamaicans and The Paragons . Reid's work with these groups helped establish the vocal sound of rocksteady. Notable solo artists include Delroy Wilson , Ken Boothe and Phyllis Dillon (known as the "Queen of Rocksteady"). Other musicians who were crucial in creating rocksteady included keyboard player Jackie Mittoo , drummer Winston Grennan, bassist Jackie Jackson and saxophonist Tommy McCook .

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