Ken Boothe



Ken Boothe

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1958
Born
March 22, 1948 in Denham Town
Location
Kingston, Jamaica
Biography
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. The song, written by David Gates, was given a sympathetic light reggae feel and found instant favour in the West Indies and in the U.K.

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Inna de Yard

Inna de Yard

Ken Boothe November 10, 2017

11 Tracks

Reggae Hits

Reggae Hits

Ken Boothe May 4, 2017

18 Tracks

Everything I Own: The Lloyd Charmers Sessions 1971 to 1976

Everything I Own: The Lloyd Charmers Sessions 1971 to 1976

Ken Boothe February 19, 2016

47 Tracks

Ken Boothe 50 Greatest Hits (Platinum Edition)

Ken Boothe 50 Greatest Hits (Platinum Edition)

Ken Boothe September 27, 2015

50 Tracks

Playlist Ken Boothe Sings Studio 1 Hits and More

Playlist Ken Boothe Sings Studio 1 Hits and More

Ken Boothe December 9, 2014

17 Tracks

Ken Boothe Playlist

Ken Boothe Playlist

Ken Boothe October 27, 2014

50 Tracks

The Best of Horace, Ken & Dennis Playlist

The Best of Horace, Ken & Dennis Playlist

Ken Boothe October 27, 2014

50 Tracks

Ken Boothe Meets Aggrovators and King Tubby

Ken Boothe Meets Aggrovators and King Tubby

Ken Boothe July 30, 2014

14 Tracks

Rock on Love

Rock on Love

Ken Boothe July 11, 2014

16 Tracks

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