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alt. (context music English) A genre of Jamaican music somewhat slower than ska n. (context music English) A genre of Jamaican music somewhat slower than ska


Rocksteady is a music genre that originated in Jamaica around 1966. A successor of ska and a precursor to reggae, rocksteady was performed by Jamaican vocal harmony groups such as The Gaylads, The Maytals, The Heptones and The Paragons. The term rocksteady comes from a dance style that was mentioned in the Alton Ellis song "Rock Steady". Dances performed to rocksteady were less energetic than the earlier ska dances. The first international rocksteady hit was "Hold Me Tight" (1968) by the American soul singer Johnny Nash; it reached number one in Canada.

Rocksteady (disambiguation)

Rocksteady is a musical genre, a predecessor of reggae, that was most popular in Jamaica in the 1960s.

Rocksteady or Rock Steady may also refer to:

Rocksteady (Big Head Todd and the Monsters album)

Rocksteady is the ninth studio album from Big Head Todd and The Monsters, released on July 20, 2010. The album's first single, "Beautiful", charted top 20 in Adult album alternative in 2010 and is available on iTunes.

Rocksteady (song)

"Rocksteady" is a song written, produced and performed by Canadian contemporary R&B singer Remy Shand, issued as the third and final single from his debut studio album The Way I Feel. In 2003, the song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance, but lost to " What's Going On" by Chaka Khan and The Funk Brothers.

Usage examples of "rocksteady".

Then she felt a faint reflection of the familiar, rocksteady aura, and traced it to a stand of berry bushes off to her left.

Many had been waiting for her name, and eyes followed her progress to the stage, noting her rocksteady demeanor.

I opened my left hand and advanced it in a protective, flinching manner across my chest and towards his rocksteady advanced right fist.

Staying to the side, gun rocksteady she took careful aim at the entrance.

He was an experienced jumper, remaining upright and rocksteady as the canopy bellied down behind him and collapsed in the long grass.

Arthur into one of the Commissionaires, who remained rocksteady at attention.

She looked like she should be twitchy and nervous, but she acted rocksteady.