ROCK STEADY SPECIAL
Lord Masher crams in the classics of Jamaica's Rock Steady era in a special selection at The White Rabbit. Brighton!
Rocksteady is a music genre that originated in Jamaica around 1966. A successor of ska and a precursor to reggae - rocksteady was performed by Jamaican vocal harmony groups such as The Gaylads, The Maytals, The Heptones and The Paragons. The term 'rocksteady' comes from a dance style that was mentioned in the Alton Ellis song 'Rock Steady'. Dances performed to rocksteady were less energetic than the earlier ska dances - and this is said to have been in part due to the heatwave that hit Jamaica.
Some say the previous jerky ska rhythms proved too strenuous of an activity to partake in during the all night sound system events on the island - so it proved a winning formula to slow the beat down to a more leisurely pace...!
So sit back and soak up the sounds - or get up and 'do the rock steady' with a blend of the best classic and rare cuts - courtesy of the Lord Masher selection...
THURSDAY 28 MAY
7:30PM - LATE
8-9 Sydney Street
FRIDAY 12 JUNE
8:00PM - LATE
The Hampton Arms
57 Upper North Street