Ken Boothe

Ken Boothe

reggae, rocksteady, roots reggae, jamaica, roots

Ken Boothe's (born 1948 in Kingston, Jamaica) is known as "Mr Rocksteady" for his prominence during the musical period 1966-1974 and was a major idol for the to-be members of UB40. Boothe started by recording a version of Sandie Shaw's "Puppet on a String" in 1967. Later the same year, Boothe and Alton Ellis had a successful U.K. tour with the group The Soul Vendors. Under new direction from record producer Lloyd Chalmers, the song "Everything I Own" surprisingly was Number One in the UK in 1974.

Black, Gold & Green [1972]
  • 1. Out Of Love (3:31)
  • 2. Missing You (3:08)
  • 3. Look What You Have Done to Me (3:38)
  • 4. Ain't No Sunshine (2:15)
  • 5. Hallelujah (2:42)
  • 6. Train / I Don't Want to See You Cry the Girl I Left Behind (2:53)
  • 7. Thinking [Remake] (2:22)
  • 8. Second Chance (3:26)
  • 9. Have I Sinned (3:13)
  • 10. Black, Gold & Green (3:09)
  • 11. Suzie (2:33)
  • 12. Your Feeling and Mine (2:32)