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.

Everything I Own [1974]
  • 1. Everything I Own (3:34)
  • 2. Evil Girl (3:25)
  • 3. Crying Over You (3:28)
  • 4. Sad and Lonely (2:46)
  • 5. My Heart Is Like A Open Book (2:47)
  • 6. Impossible Dream (2:47)
  • 7. Godfather (2:58)
  • 8. My Kid (3:34)
  • 9. Sandie (3:18)
  • 10. Lay Something (3:18)
  • 11. You Will Reach Your Goal (3:14)
  • 12. Time Passage (4:58)