Another rocksteady classic from Studio One. Dawn Penn was only 15 when she recorded this in 1967 – and in her 40s when it became a UK hit (as No, No, No) in 1994. Continue reading “Dawn Penn – You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No)”
This is one of the signature songs of the Rocksteady era – the brief bridging period in the mid-Sixties between the bouncy urgency of Ska and the laid-back drum’n’bass grooves and conscious lyrics of Reggae. Continue reading “Alton Ellis – Mad Mad”
Jack Sparrow (aka Leonard Dillon of The Ethiopians) puts the rude into rude boy with this ska classic from 1965 with innuendo-laden lyrics. Continue reading “Jack Sparrow – Ice Water”
The Sorrows had this solitary hit single in 1963 and disappeared from view. Apart from singer Don Fardon, who had a solitary hit of his own with Indian Reservation in 1970. Continue reading “The Sorrows – Take A Heart”
The Moody Blues made arguably the first ever pop promo for Go Now in 1964, borrowed by Queen when they made their Bohemian Rhapsody video a decade later.
Continue reading “The Moody Blues – Go Now”