Bobby Ellis – Step Softly (Derrick Harriott Production)
Alfred Hitchcock, another Bobby Ellis lead instrumental for Derrick Harriott has already featured in this list at number 28 but Step Softly trumps that, it’s quite simply the ultimate rocksteady instrumental. A great piano led introduction and then the horn drops and it’s game over… wonderful stuff.
Ellis’s carried on recording extensively throughout the 70’s. As well as dozens of recordings as a session musician he continued to take the lead and have records, including major hits such as Shan Kai Shek and Stormy Weather, credited directly to him.
Step Softly is currently available of a 7″ single reissue through Dub Store Records.