Posts Tagged ‘rocksteady’

You Don’t Love Me

September 26, 2021

“You Don’t Love Me,” aka “No, No, No”, often credited to Dawn Penn, Bo Diddley and Willie Cobbs, recorded by Dawn Penn, 1967, re-recorded in 1994.

Dawn Penn website

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You Keep Me Hanging On

May 22, 2021

“You Keep Me Hanging On,” written by Holland-Dozier-Holland, recorded by Ken Boothe, 1983.

Ken Boothe website

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I Won’t Let You Go

January 27, 2019

“I Won’t Let You Go,” performed by Russian rocksteady group Lollipop Lorry, 2016. The tune was originally recorded by the Blues Busters, with Byron Lee & the Dragonaires in 1964.

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Silent River Runs Deep

September 23, 2018

“Silent River Runs Deep,” written by Henry Buckley, performed by Russian rocksteady group Lollipop Lorry The tune was originally recorded by the Gaylettes, with Lynn Taitt & The Jets, in 1967. Judy Mowatt was a Gaylette, and the rendition here sounds like her 1996 solo version.

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Don’t Stay Away

June 4, 2016

“Don’t Stay Away,” written and performed by Phyllis Dillon, accompanied by Tommy McCook and the Supersonics. This 1966 recording is considered a Jamaican rocksteady classic.

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A Message to You

May 22, 2016

A message to you rude boys, from Dandy Livingstone, recorded in 1967. The song was a hit for The Specials in 1979.

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Red Red Wine

May 1, 2016

“Red Red Wine,” written by Neil Diamond, performed by Jamaican singer Tony Tribe (Anthony Mossop, aka Tony Kingston) in 1969. This rocksteady version reached number forty-six on the UK Singles Chart, and must have been heard by UB40, who recorded the tune in 1983.

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