The mighty sound of rocksteady hit Jamaica around 1966, shone like a star and blasted out from the dancehalls for two years before reggae music took a different path and evolved into another of its chapters. But in this two year period up to around 1968 it ruled and produced some of Jamaica's finest sounds. During this period the jerky ska rhythms of old, slowed down to a more sedate pace. some say due to the extreme heat that hit the island in that year, making the frenzied dance routines all that much harder during the all night sound system sessions. Whatever the reasons this period would see some of the power wrestled from the big three producers, Clement 'coxsone' Dodd, Prince Buster and Duke Reid who up until now had ruled the waves. Making room for the up coming new wave of producers that also had something to say. such names as Joel Gibson (aka Joe Gibbs), Sonia Pottinger, Derrick Harriott and the most prolific of them all mr Bunny Lee, would unleash some fine music in this fascinating if not short period in reggae's history. Kingston Sounds have compiled some of the biggest hits from the rocksteady era alongside some lesser known cuts that they believe deserve to be reevaluated. It features Max Romeo, Roy Shirley, Uniques, Lester Sterling, Glen Adams etc.