I know very little of the roots of Reggae, but recently I stumbled across some early music from the 1960’s label Rock Steady. One of my favorites was this, “Pata Pata Rock Steady” by Queen Patsy and Count Ossie. And where there are some clear Jamaican elements peeking through, it has a soaring Supremes-like patina to the lead vocal that is quite quite wonderful.
Bob Marley explains Reggae, Ska, and Rock Steady
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