Ken Boothe Freedom Street LP

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Ken Boothe Is “Mr. Rock Steady,” Probably the Most Soulful Jamaican Singer of the ‘60s

His Mid-‘60s Sides for Clement “Coxsone” Dodd’s Studio One Imprint Are Treasured by Rocksteady Fans

Boothe Then Moved to Leslie Kong’s Beverley’s Imprint for the Classic 1970 Album Freedom Street

Freedom Street Continued Boothe’s String of Hits with the Songs “Why Baby Why,” “Now I Know,” and the Title Track

Newly Remastered to Sound Better Than Any Previous Release

First-Ever Vinyl Reissue

Grey “Asphalt” Vinyl Edition Limited to 700 Copies

First-ever vinyl reissue of the classic 1970 album from Mr. Rock Steady! Ken Boothe was the most soulful singer of the rocksteady era, often likened to a Jamaican Wilson Pickett, and his mid-‘60s recordings for Clement “Coxsone” Dodd’s Studio One label were and are among the genre’s most coveted sides. In 1970, he moved to Leslie Kong’s Beverley’s imprint for this album, which continued his string of hits with the songs “Why Baby Why,” “Now I Know,” and the title tune, “Freedom Street.” We’ve remastered this landmark reggae/rocksteady release to make it sound better than it ever has, and pressed it up in a grey “asphalt” vinyl edition limited to 700 copies!

Side 1

1. Freedom Street

2. Why Baby Why

3. Mr. Wind

4. It's Gonna Take a Miracle

5. Love and Unity

Side 2

1. Drums of Freedom

2. Now I Know

3. In the Summertime

4. Get Close to You

5. Satisfaction

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