Posts Tagged ‘rock steady’

In the month-long series of featuring “analog tape only” media on Positive Vibes…

This week’s show rounded out with a special feature of the world immortal Stone Love sound with veteran selector Cancer at the controls as the last edition of the “reel” back analog series for the month of September.  Download the show here.


Cancer navigated a musical journey down the golden road of Studio One produced hits and a variety of rock steady tunes featuring the likes of Bob Andy, Ken Boothe, Hopeton Lewis, Delroy Wilson, Winston Francis, Slim Smith/The Techniques, Ken Boothe, Leroy Sibbles/The Heptones, Brent Dowe, Dawn Penn, Alton Ellis, John Holt, Dobby Dobson, Sugar Minott and more!

The show wound down with a Bob Marley & The Wailers showcase ending with the program’s namesake tune “Positive Vibrations” which happens to be in its 27th year of broadcast.

Bob Marley & The Wailers playlist:

Misty morning

One drop


Satisfy my soul

Give thanks

Running away


Positive Vibes


Damian Marley/Nas    As we enter

Damian Marley/Nas    Nah mean

Damian Marley/Nas    Land of promise

Sizzla    Simplicity

Sizzla    Bless up

Garnett Silk    Kingly character

Dean Fraser    City life instrumental

Tarrus Riley    Who’s responsible

Queen Ifrica    Times like these

Bob Marley    Buffalo soldier

Heptones    Equal rights

Half Pint    Mr Landlord

Peter Metro    Police inna england

Tonto Irie    Girlie girlie

Little John    Clarks booty

Vybz Kartel    Clarks

Vybz Kartel    Clarks again

Cedric the entertainer    “reggae interlude”

Timeka Marshall    Sweet vibes

Chino    Phone gallis

Kenyatta Fire    Keep off my enemies

Assassin    Somethings got to give

Michael Jackson    They don’t really care about us

Damian Marley/Nas/Kanaan    Tribes at war

Isax/Treson    Human rights

Gramps    Wash away the tears

Tasha T    New day


Luciano Its me again Jah

Gramps Wash away the tears

Bushman My meditation

Daville My grade

Jah Mason Mi Chalawa

Wailers Satisfy my soul

John Holt Strange Things

John Holt Have you ever been in love

John Holt Strangers in love

Gaylads Love me with all your heart

Culture Club Do you really want to hurt me

UB 40 Red red wine

Maxi Priest Wild world

George Knooks Left with a broken heart

Sean Paul feat Sasha Im still in love

Singing Melody Say what

Tony Curtis I wanna be down

Alicica Keys You dont know my name

Beres Hammond Feel good

Sanchez When someone says I love you

Jah Cure Longing for

Morgan Heritage She is still loving me

Tarrus Riley She is royal

Barrington Levy My woman

Bitty McLean Walk away from love

Shabba Ranks feat Mykal Rose Shine eye gyal

Pliers & Chaka Demus Murder she wrote

Bob & Marcia   Young gifted and black

Greyhound   Black/White

King Tubby   African Roots

Everton Blender   Is it because I’m black

Everton Blender   Travelled the world

Everton Blender   False words

Burning Spear    Columbus

Burning Spear    They can’t

Burning Spear    Ethiopians live it out

Johnny Osbourne    Truths & rights

Abyssinians    Declaration of rights

Dennis Brown    Deliverance will come

Dennis Brown    Sitting and watching

Richie Spice    Black like a tar

Richie Spice ft. Gentleman    Let’s go

Junior Kelly    African bound

Freddie McGregor    Big ship

Freddie McGregor    Loving Jah

Beres Hammond    Giving thanks

Skattalites    Swing Easy

Blessed    Love

Sugar Minott    Lover’s race

JC Lodge    Love for all seasons

JC Lodge    Someone loves you honey

JC Lodge    Telephone love

Kashief Lindo    While we’re apart



Lynn Taitt


I’d like to extend condolences to the friends, family and fans of the late/great Lynn Taitt, the undisputed originator of what became known as ‘rock steady’; a slowed version of ska music which emphasized the groove and melody of the rhythm track.   

Lynn Taitt, originally from Trinidad, wound up spending an extended amount of time in Jamaica and went on to work with a variety of people major names within the reggae genre such as Bunny Lee, Duke Reid, Joe Gibbs, Coxsone Dodd and Sonia Pottinger to name a few.   

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