Diese sehr schicke Doku über Rocksteady gehört in die Kategorie musikalische Allgemeinbildung und somit definitiv geguckt. Das TV-Programm am Sonntag ist eh daneben. Rocksteady ist nur im Offbeat daneben.
The rocksteady era of Jamaican music in the mid-to-late 1960s is considered a golden age because rocksteady’s sweet, soulful vocals, romantic but often socially conscious lyrics and prominent basslines gave birth to reggae, which went on to capture the world.
This documentary chronicles the coming together of rocksteady’s surviving vocal stars – artists like the Tamlins, U-Roy, Ken Boothe, Leroy Sibbles from the Heptones, Judy Mowatt, Dawn Penn, Rita Marley and Marcia Griffiths – and some of the island’s greatest players, to celebrate their greatest 60s hits, perform a reunion concert and celebrate that golden era. Think of it as a kind of Buena Vista Social Club for the great 60s architects of Jamaican music. It is also a beautiful portrait of Jamaica.