Studio One Classics On Double LP!
Featuring Horace Andy, Ernest Ranglin, The Skatalites & More!
Owned and founded by Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, Studio One's output serves as a comprehensive guide to the history of reggae music. The music on Studio One Rockers covers all areas of reggae such as ska, rocksteady, roots and dancehall, all areas in which Studio One led the field.
Studio One Rockers features many legendary Studio One tracks brought together for the first time by Soul Jazz Records. From the beginning of reggae, when the Skatalites developed a new sound of ska in 1962, up until today, Studio One has been the number one innovator in Jamaican music.
Included in this compilation are classic ska tracks ("Phoenix City"), rocksteady ("Feel Like Jumping"), roots music ("Truth and Rights"), dancehall (Freddy McGregor, Michigan and Smiley) and many more.
Featured here are many of the classic tracks from Studio One. From Dawn Penn's legendary "No, No, No" to classics such as Horace Andy's "Skylarking" and Marcia Griffith's "Feel Like Jumping."
The Coxsone Sound System in the early '60s was one of the three main sound systems operating in Jamaica alongside his competitors, Prince Buster and Duke Reid. The Studio One catalog is possibly the largest in Jamaican music.
Released by the U.K.-based Soul Jazz in 2001, Studio One Rockers is an excellent introduction to the mighty Jamaican label's undeniable strength and depth. Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd's outlet as a producer and label head is paid due here, combining the well-known with the unknown so fluidly that some dedicated fans might be hard-pressed to separate the classic from the unearthed.... Differing from most compilations of any genre, this isn't a disc that you dig up from time to time to play a favored track or two. This is something that begs to be played from front to back, since it's wildly varied and well-sequenced. But most importantly, it sounds spectacular.... Truly a reggae compilation to be bought with no reservations whatsoever.
- Double LP
- Limited-Time Digital Download Card
- Sound Dimension - Real Rock
- Marcia Griffiths - Feel Like Jumping
- Freddy McGregor - Bobby Babylon
- Horace Andy - Skylarking
- Lennie Hibbert - Village Soul
- Brentford All Stars - Greedy G
- Johnny Osbourne - Truth And Rights
- Ernest Ranglin - Surfin'
- Michigan & Smiley - Eye Of Danger
- Dawn Penn - No, No, No
- The Skatalites - Phoenix City
- Prince Jazzbo - Crabwalking
- Jackie Mittoo - Hot Milk
- Lone Ranger - Badder Dan Dem
- Cedric Brooks - Ethiopia