February 14, 2013, at 12:42 am

The 100 greatest Rocksteady tunes #3

Bobby Ellis - Step SoftlyBobby 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.

2 comments to The 100 greatest Rocksteady tunes #3

  • Mark H

    Boom! Not a bad shout at all.

    I wouldn’t expect an instrumental to feature in the top two but this is about right for me.

    All time killer piece of music

  • rhygin

    so how much longer before posting #2 and then whats the break between that for the number #1. not quite killing me and got whole suspense thing going for you but theres a thin line my friend, lol, thin line. great work.

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