Rocksteady People

JDI'S Supreme 13 Hits

Various Artists


























rocksteady people JDI's supreme 13 hits cd cover
  1.  Rock Steady People - Lloyd Williams & Chorus with The Diamonds Band
  2.  Beware Rudie - Roy Panton with Los Caballeros Orchestra
  3.  Make Yourself Comfortable - Los Caballeros Orchestra
  4.  Hot Nosh - Los Caballeros Orchestra  
  5.  Rigmarole - Los Caballeros Orchestra
  6.  Rude Boy’s Prayer - Desmond Tucker with Los Caballeros Orchestra  
  7.  Control Your Temper - Roy Panton with Los Caballeros Orchestra
  8.  Press On - Desmond Tucker with Los Caballeros Orchestra 
  9. Expo ’67 (Silhouette) - The Diamonds
  10. Look Away - The Diamonds  
  11.  James Bond - Los Caballeros Orchestra  
  12.  Keino Ska (Tribute to Kenya’s Keino) - Los Caballeros Orchestra
  13.  Danger Man (Climb Every Mountain) - Desmond Tucker & Los Caballeros Orchestra

This is the first compilation of JDI material on CD, a rare label treasured by collectors. The label JDI ran for almost 3 years between 1965 to 1967 during the Ska and Rock Steady period. JDI productions had a unique hi-fashion style, different from the likes of Studio One and Duke Reid productions. The two JDI bands - The Diamonds and Los Caballeros were house band residents at the Johnson’s Drive Inn premises owned by the man himself Copley Freeman Johnson with tip top singers like Lloyd Williams and Roy Panton on vocal. Two of the tracks are very rare Rock Steady People / Lloyd Williams and the instrumentals Expo ’67 (Silhouette) / Look Away The Diamonds. Having been sold for over £100 and £1,000 for original 45's on the CDI record label. When you listen to the JDI releases, you can actually feel the vibes of the JDI night club at that present time! The JDI band members included a young Karl "Cannonball” Bryan, Sammy Ismay, (brother of well know keyboardist Leslie Butler) and Lloyd Delpratt on organ. Booklet by Brian Keyo provides liner notes in both English & Japanese. Issued on Rock A Shacka RSCD - 002 Japan.