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Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae (2009)

The documentary film Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae is a musical journey to Jamaica's Golden Age of music, Rocksteady. The film features the music and stories of the legendary singers and ... See full summary »

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The documentary film Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae is a musical journey to Jamaica's Golden Age of music, Rocksteady. The film features the music and stories of the legendary singers and musicians of the Rocksteady era. They come together after 40 years to record an album of Rocksteady hits, to perform together again at an All-Stars reunion concert in Kingston, Jamaica, and to tell their story. Written by Anonymous

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29 July 2010 (Germany)  »

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A must see for fans of early reggae
8 August 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The film tries to sell itself as a journey into the golden age of Jamaican music, Rocksteady, which is a little over the top. It is actually a good documentary about a reunion concert and recording session featuring some excellent performances and interviews by some great musicians from the sixties. It was great to see Dawn Penn, Leroy Sibbles, and especially Ken Boothe singing as well as they ever have. The cinematography is excellent, and highlights how little things have changed in Kingston since the rocksteady era. The poor kids in trenchtown look exactly like the ones from forty years ago,and the abandoned train station looks much worse.


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