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.

Freedom Street [1970]
  • 1. Freedom Street (2:51)
  • 2. Why Baby Why (2:19)
  • 3. Mr. Wind (2:13)
  • 4. It's Gonna Take a Miracle (2:28)
  • 5. Love and Unity (2:22)
  • 6. Drums of Freedom (2:52)
  • 7. Now I Know (2:30)
  • 8. In The Summertime (2:33)
  • 9. Get Close To You (2:25)
  • 10. Satisfaction (1:55)
  • 11. I Wish It Could Be Peaceful (3:48)
  • 12. Version (3:49)
  • 13. Your Feeling and Mine (2:27)
  • 14. Version (3:49)