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Dandy - Rock Steady With Dandy (Exp) (Uk)
Rock Steady With Dandy (Exp) (Uk)
Artist: Dandy
Format: CD


Rel. Date: 11/17/2023
UPC: 5013929283145

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1. Keep Them Fretting
2. Got You on My Mind
3. Soul Power
4. Sock It to Me
5. People Do Rock Steady Let's Do Rock Steady
6. Rhythm of the Rain
7. Rude with Me
8. Play It Cool
9. Turn Your Wheel
10. My Wonderful One
11. Turn on Your Lovelight
12. You're No Hustler
13. The Operation
14. A Little More Ska
15. The Fight
16. Do You Know
17. One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer
18. Maximum Pressure
19. Rudy a Message to You
20. Till Death Do Us Part
21. My Time Now
22. East of Suez
23. Puppet on a String
24. Have Your Fun
25. We Are Still Rude
26. Somewhere My Love
27. My Kind of Love
28. There Is a Mountain
29. This Music Got Soul
30. I'm the Mood
31. That's How Strong My Love Is
32. Trouble in the Town
33. Charlie Brown
34. Ain't That a Shame
35. Do It Right Now
36. Propagandist
37. The Giant March
38. Sweet Ride
39. Up the Hill
40. Tears on My Pillow
41. Mad Them
42. I'm Back with a Bang Bang
43. Jungle Walk

More Info:

Historic album previously unavailable on any format for 56 years. Most tracks unavailable since the rock steady era. Includes original versions of 'Rudy, A Message To You. And. Let's Do Rock Steady' By 1967, the Jamaican music industry in the UK was flourishing, it's success primarily due to the efforts of a number of talented British-based singers, songwriters and producers, chief among them being the young multi-talented music maker Robert Thompson AKA Dandy. Having first achieved notable success in 1964, partnering Tito Simon on a series of ska singles as Sugar & Dandy, Thompson subsequently made his mark as a solo performer, cutting singles for Emil Shalit's Melodisc Records before commencing a hugely productive relationship with Rita & Benny King's R&B Records. Of his earliest work for the Kings were two of the most enduring rock steady tracks of the era, 'Rudy, A Message To You' and 'Let's Do Rock Steady' - later covered by Two- Tone hitmakers, The Specials and The Bodysnatchers, respectively. Thompson's popularity on the UK Jamaican music scene resulted in the release of his popular debut album 'Rock Steady With Dandy', which saw issue on the R&B subsidiary, Giant in 1967. Now, well over half a decade later, the collection is finally made available again, with it's dozen tracks bolstered by a further 33 recordings, with this 2CD set representing the very best of Dandy's rock steady output for R&B, recorded prior to his move to Trojan Records in the summer of 68.