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.

Rock on Love
No cover
  • 1. I've Got the Power (2:59)
  • 2. I'M Just A Man (3:45)
  • 3. I'm Not for Sale (3:43)
  • 4. Ain't That Loving You (3:36)
  • 5. It's Gonna Take a Miracle (3:11)
  • 6. Ain't No Love (3:36)
  • 7. The Train is Coming (3:37)
  • 8. Artibella (2:42)
  • 9. Memories By the Score (3:54)
  • 10. Duke of Earl (3:44)
  • 11. Come Running Back (4:03)
  • 12. Love Is Strange (3:11)
  • 13. Just Want To Say Hello (4:05)
  • 14. You Don't Have To Tell Me (4:17)
  • 15. You're No Good (6:15)
  • 16. Puppet On a String (3:01)