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.

I Am Just a Man [1994]
No cover
  • 1. I Am Just a Man (3:47)
  • 2. Not for Sale Girl (3:45)
  • 3. Ain't That Loving You (3:36)
  • 4. It's Gonna Take a Miracle (3:11)
  • 5. Ain't No Love (3:36)
  • 6. The Train is Coming (3:37)
  • 7. Artibella (2:12)
  • 8. Memories By the Score (3:54)
  • 9. Duke of Earl (3:44)
  • 10. Now You Come Running Back (4:03)
  • 11. My Heart Is Like an Open Book (2:48)
  • 12. Sad and Lonely (2:46)
  • 13. Evil Girl (3:24)
  • 14. Come Lay Some Loving on Me (3:15)