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History of Rock Steady Music

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STUDIO DRUMMIE ONE AND THE HISTORY OF ROCK STEADY MUSIC

Documentary featuring Joe Isaacs (aka Drummie One), and the other remaining original members of the Kingston, Jamaica Studio One (1965-1968) riddim section The Soul Vendors (aka Sound Dimension, aka Soul Brothers): Brian Atkinson (bass player), and Hux Brown (guitarist) telling the story of how Rock Steady began in 1966 at Studio One.

Also appearing in this documentary: Bunny Wailer, Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith, Stranger Cole, Lester Sterling, Otis Gayle, Naggo Morris of The Heptones, Jack Radics, Sly Dunbar, Ken Boothe, The Melodians, Willi Williams, and more.

This film introduces the last living original creators of a genre of music that has spread around the globe over the last 50 years and spawned multiple record empires using the Soul Vendors beats without recognition.


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