October 17, 2011, at 4:54 pm

The 100 greatest Rocksteady tunes #14

Ken Boothe – Say You (Sonia Pottinger production)

Another wonderful singer, indeed the man who’s debut album for Studio One gave him the not undeserved title of Mr Rocksteady. There could be other contenders for this title but Ken Boothe had something very special and it was never better demonstrated than on Say You.

The guitar licks of Lynn Taitt are a real joy here, Say You is one of those tunes where you can really appreciate the contribution he made to the rocksteady sound. That said, if he done enough to warrant Ken Boothe’s name being missed out on the credit on the original UK issue on Doctor Bird as shown is open to debate!

Say You is currently available on the Trojan double CD: Ken Boothe – Everything I Own: Definitive Collection.

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