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1 - ELLIS, ALTON - TREASURE ISLE 1966-1968 - (CD) 

As the more upbeat rhythms of the earlier "Ska" period began to slow down around the turn of 1966 some say due to the extreme heatwave that hit the island of Jamaica that year, slower rhythms suited the people to groove to at the various sound systems and dances. This also allowed the singers to express themselves more and allow the song to shrine through. No one did this better than Alton Ellis.Alton Ellis (b.1944, Kingston, Jamaica) started off singing at an early stage as part of a duo with singer Eddie Perkins and recorded for both Studio One and Randys as "Alton and Eddy" and had a massive hit with the song "Muriel". The singing pair went their separate ways with Alton going solo with Studio One and being a much in demand voice also recorded with Duke Reids Treasure Isle Studio as "Alton Ellis and The Flames". As we stated earlier as the beat slowed down the top singers shined through and Alton Ellis reigned supreme. One of his tunes that we feature on this set "Get Ready(Do the Rocksteady") even gave this period in reggaes history its name "Rocksteady". Its this fantastic period Rocksteady 1966-1968 that we feature on this release. This set carries all the big hits "Aint That Loving You", "Girl Ive Got A Date", "Cry Tuff" alongside many more classics. All the cut at Treasure Isle songs that really defined the era.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Aint That Loving You 02. Get Ready (do The Rocksteady) 03. Girl Ive Got A Date 04. La La Means I Love You 05. Baby I Love You 06. Remember That Sunday (feat Phillis Dillion) 07. Cry Tuff 08. Breaking Up 09. Why Do Birds 10. Come Rolling 11. If I Ruled The World 12. Willow Tree 13. Thank The Lord* 14. Cant Stop Me Now* 15. How Can I Find*

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Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 08-03-2019
Item # : 524038     
Availability: IN STOCK

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