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Rock A Shacka

Various Artists - Rocksteady People (JDI's Supreme 13 Hits)

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  • Lovely, ultra slow-motion rocksteady, with a few New Orleans and mento flavours thrown in the pot.

    "Rockashacka are very proud to announce the first compilation of JDI material, a rare label treasured by collectors from all four corners of the world. The label ran for almost 3 years between 1965 to 1967 during the hot Ska and Rock Steady period. JDI productions had a unique hi-fashion style, different from the likes of Studio One and Prince Buster productions. The two JDI bands - The Diamonds and Los Caballeros were house residents at the Johnson’s Drive Inn premises owned by the man himself Mr Copley Johnson with tip top singers like Lloyd Williams and Roy Panton on vocal duties. When you listen to the JDI releases, you can actually feel the vibes of the JDI night club at that present time! The JDI band members included a young Karl “cannonball” Bryan, Sammy Ismay, Freddie Butler (brother of well know keyboardist Leslie Butler) and Lloyd Delpratt. Mr Brian Keyo provides great liner notes once again!"

    Label: Rock A Shacka

    Cat No: RSLP-002

    Format: 12" Vinyl Compilation LP

    Genre: Dub / Reggae / Rock Steady

    Released: 12th November 2021


    A1. Lloyd Williams & Chorus with The Diamonds Band - Rock Steady People

    A2. Roy Panton with Los Caballeros Orchestra - Beware Rudie

    A3. Los Caballeros Orchestra - Make Yourself Comfortable

    A4. Los Caballeros Orchestra - Hot Nosh

    A5. Los Caballeros Orchestra - Rigmarole

    A6. Desmond Tucker with Los Caballeros Orchestra - Rude Boy’s Prayer

    B1. Roy Panton with Los Caballeros Orchestra - Control Your Temper

    B2. Desmond Tucker with Los Caballeros Orchestra - Press On

    B3. The Diamonds - Expo 67 (Silhouette)

    B4. The Diamonds - Look Away

    B5. Los Caballeros Orchestra - James Bon

    B6. Los Caballeros Orchestra - Keino Ska (Tribute to Kenya’ s Keino)

    B7. Desmond Tucker & Los Caballeros Orchestra - Danger Man (Climb Every Mountain)