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.

Natural Feeling [1995]
  • 1. Freedom Day (3:17)
  • 2. Love Me Forever (4:16)
  • 3. Out Of Love (3:31)
  • 4. Leaving You (3:04)
  • 5. Ain't No Sunshine (2:17)
  • 6. Down By The River (3:12)
  • 7. My Love (2:59)
  • 8. I Want to Know (3:55)
  • 9. Namibia (3:48)
  • 10. Do You Feel It (4:35)