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.

Blood Brothers
  • 1. Walk Away From Love (3:46)
  • 2. No Womean No Cry (3:05)
  • 3. Freedom Day (3:30)
  • 4. Everything I Own (3:24)
  • 5. Mammy Blue (5:43)
  • 6. Love Don't Love Nobody (3:51)
  • 7. I'm Singing Home (3:59)
  • 8. I Shot The Sherriff (4:24)
  • 9. Sliver Words (3:46)
  • 10. I Don't Want To See You Cry (4:12)
  • 11. Blood Brothers (4:28)