DJ Jun – Rude Boy Ruckus – Ska & Rocksteady Mix

October 5th, 2009 by invisible · 5 Comments · CR8APES, DJ Jun

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Continuing on where ‘Connecting Flight’ left off, this next mix dives deeper into Jamaican ska and shows its transformation into the slower and more relaxed Rocksteady beat. ‘Rude Boy Ruckus’ mixes together tunes from 1963 to 1967 when this significant change occurred and paved way for Reggae music as we know and love today. Expect to hear some uptempo Ska scorchers and chilled out Rocksteady classics. Enjoy the mix.


The Skatalites – Chinatown (Top Deck, 1966)
Baba Brooks – Dreadnaught (Beverley’s, 1964)
Don Drummond – Thoroughfare (Treasure Isle)
Alton Ellis – Mouth A Massy (Randy’s, 1965)
Stranger and Ken – Artibella (Studio One)
The Skatalites – Ska Ra Van (Top Deck)
Tommy McCook – Ska-Ba (Island, 1963)
Prince Buster – Answer Your Name (Blue Beat, 1966)
Lynn Taitt and the Boys – Storm Warning (Treasure Isle, 1966)
Prince Buster – Madness (Prince Buster)
Phyllis Dillon – Don’t Stay Away (Treasure Isle, 1967)
Dandy Livingstone – Rudy, A Message to You (Trojan, 1967)
Tommy McCook – Real Cool (Treasure Isle, 1967)
Hopeton Lewis – Take It Easy (Merritone, 1966)
Techniques – Queen Majesty (Treasure Isle, 1967)
Alton Ellis – Rock Steady (Trojan, 1967)
Dawn Penn – You Don’t Love Me (Coxsone, 1967)
Keith & Tex – Tonight (Move & Groove, 1967)
Keith & Tex – Stop that Train (Move & Groove, 1967)

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  • Danielle K.


    My reggae knowledge begins and ends with Bob Marley. I absolutely LOVE this mix!


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