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List of Rocksteady Bands and Artists : Vote for your favorites.

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Rocksteady is a music genre that originated in Jamaica around 1966. A successor of ska and a precursor to reggae, rocksteady was the dominant style of music in Jamaica for nearly two years, used by many of the artists who helped establish reggae. For example harmony groups such as The Techniques, The Righteous Flames and The Gaylads; singers such as Delroy Wilson, Phyllis Dylon and Roy Shirley; musicians such as Jackie Mittoo, Tommy McCook and Lynn Taitt. The term rocksteady comes from a popular (slower) dance style that matched the new sound, mentioned in the Alton Ellis song 'Rocksteady'. Some rocksteady songs became hits outside Jamaica, as with ska, helping to secure the international base reggae music has today.

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