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Roots of Reggae 2: Rock Steady
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Roots of Reggae 2: Rock Steady
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Special Interest, Pop
 
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Roots of Reggae 2: Rock Steady
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Original Release Date: 8/20/1996
Release Date: 8/20/1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Ska, Reggae, By Decade, 1960s, 1970s
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 081227243920, 081227243944

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Early reggae at it's sweetest.
Andre M. | Mt. Pleasant, SC United States | 11/30/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This collection represents reggae during it 's "rocksteady" period (1966-70). This was where sweet intstrumentation mixed with lovely harmonies combined to make tunes that you could both listen to and dance to for equal enjoyment. This is well-represented in tunes like "Swing and Dine," Everybody's Bawling," and the original "The Tide Is High." However, a forecast of things to come appears in Prince Buster's classic message tune "Judge Dread." This powerful indictment against Black-on-Black crime is (sadly) just as relevant today as it was in 1967 and predates the strong messages that reggae would soon become associated with. Buy this and enjoy."