das legendäre reggae-label trojan records veröffentlich mit dieser vinyl-only compilation eine best of kopplung mit 12 der besten jamaikanischen rocksteady tunes aus den jahren 1966-1968.
mit dabei alltime klassiker wie »007 (shanty town)« (desmond dekker), »train to skaville« (the ethiopians), sowie die originalversion von »the tide is high« (the paragons).
celebrating the 50th anniversary of the creation of the rocksteady music genre, 17 north parade presents -first class rocksteady-. the collection captures early work from some of the genre s defining artists, and here are further 24 hot tracks additionally to the tracks of the limited edition 7x7inch box set of the same name. available as double vinyl with deluxe printed inner sleeves featuring sleeve notes and images.
this compilation is packed with the artists & killer cuts which influenced the original 2-tone bands, were favourites on the tour buses during the various 2-tone package tours & were played at gigs before & between bands. amongst the rarities it boasts 7 top 10 uk chart hits & takes in ska, rocksteady & more, from the timeless qualities of -israelites- & -young gifted & black- to tracks wholly evocative of their time such as symarip s -skinhead girl-.