Rocksteady is a music genre that was most popular in Jamaica, starting around 1966, and its reggae successor was established around 1968. The term rocksteady comes from a dance style that was mentioned in the Alton Ellis song "Rock Steady". A successor to Jamaican ska, and a precursor to reggae, rocksteady was performed by Jamaican vocal harmony groups such as The Gaylads, The Kingstonians, The Maytals and The Paragons. Dances performed to rocksteady were less energetic than the earlier ska dance moves. Rocksteady differs from ska musically as the tempo is slower and more relaxed. The bass is heavier and more prominent in the mix and in addition, the bass lines abandon the earlier "walking" ...
Easy going reggae ballad with rock steady rhythm reminiscent of the lovers rock style which was so popular in the late 70's, particularly in the clubs and house parties in the UK. The lyric sentiment is; Don't grow up too fast! Perfect for coming of age productions. Male Vocals, Reggae, Smooth Reggae
This is an upbeat, highly rhythmic reggae bed. It features pumping drums and a quaint organ stab. The bass line is steady and pulsating the bottom of the track. While it can be used for any purpose, the track is best used for show intros, news, or documentaries. Instrumental, Reggae, Rocksteady
Cool and lazy reggae jam -Brilliant for the beach and kitchen segments. Family getting it together over a cold drink in the sunshine. Has an immediate holiday vibe that stays throughout the track. Would be perfect for TV advert, fashionistas and party nights as the sun goes down. Instrumental, Reggae, Rocksteady
This track has a dynamic ethnic presence, it's very original. The track would be deadly in a Jamaican gangster scene, perfect for a reggae night club scene, or outstanding in a dancehall battle scene. Instrumental, Reggae, Rocksteady
Reggae - This track has a laid back feel of celebrating a new sunny day. It has a galloping guitar, pocket bass, drums, echo piano and trumpets. The track would be great for movies and television shows or commercials, that are celebrating anything joyous or wonderful. Instrumental, Reggae, Rocksteady
Rocksteady reggae instrumental track, influenced by the popular tracks of the early 1970's Double Barrel and the liquidator with a hint of dubbiness in the vein of lee scratch perry. A one drop rocksteady beat anchored by a heavy Bassline with skanking piano and hammond organ, images of 70's britain, Instrumental, Reggae, Rocksteady
Comical Detective Theme, With a Gtr Driven Melody. This Track Has a Pop Reggae Groove That Bounces along. A slight hint of 'Hank Marvin And The Shadows'In This Cheeky Little bungling burglars Tune. Stylistic Feel from Ocean's Eleven. Pranks, japes and capers in that comical hoist scene. Instrumental, Reggae, Rocksteady