The Skatalites - Rolling Steady The 1983 Music Mountain Sessions

  • Artist: The Skatalites
  • Category: Reggae
  • Name: Rolling Steady The 1983 Music Mountain Sessions
  • Size: 1988mb
  • Quality: FLAC, MP3

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 We Nah Sleep
2 Contention
3 Big Trombone
Vocals [Uncredited] – Lord Tanamo
4 Away From Home
5 Idler's Rest
6 Rolling Steady
7 Devil's Triangle
8 The Master's Call
9 Absent Without Leave


  • Bass [Acoustic Bass, Uncredited] – Lloyd Brevett
  • Drums [Uncredited] – Lloyd Knibbs
  • Guitar [Uncredited] – Jah Jerry Haynes
  • Piano [Uncredited] – Jackie Mittoo
  • Saxophone [Uncredited] – Lester Sterling, Roland Alphonso, Tommy McCook
  • Trombone [Uncredited] – Calvin "Bubbles" Cameron
  • Trumpet [Uncredited] – Johnny Moore


In 1983 the original Skatalites (minus trombonist Don Drummond) re-formed to appear at Jamaica’s Sunsplash Festival. While
preparing for the show, they recorded 11 tracks at the newly opened Music Mountain studio. It's not entirely clear what happened
at those sessions, but it seems that after 5 days of recording the band members fell out.

By then 9 tracks had been more-or-less completed, and on the remaining 2 no horn parts were recorded. This album contains the 9 completed tracks that are previously unreleased. All credits are taken from the Motion Records website.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5024034002224

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
FASTLP 019 The Skatalites Rolling Steady The 1983 Music Mountain Sessions ‎(LP, Album, Blu) Motion Records FASTLP 019 UK 2007