Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae
The remaining great singers and musicians of Jamaica’s Golden Age of music, Rocksteady, come together after 40 years to record an album of their greatest hits, to perform together again at a reunion concert in Kingston, and to tell their story. In videos and interviews - both recent and historic - from some of the main players, it tells the story of the Rocksteady era from 1966-69, which is considered by music experts to be the golden age of Jamaican music. Rocksteady is blend of ska, soul and R&B, and developed the buoyant rhythms, prominent bass line, beautiful vocals and socially conscious lyrics that became reggae. As well as being a comprehensive and insightful history into the source of the sound, there’s also a wonderful live one-hour Rocksteady concert.