Alton Ellis - Mr Soul of Jamaica

by Alton Ellis


1967's Mr. Soul of Jamaica was the first album by rocksteady star Anton Ellis, backed up by Tommy McCook and the Supersonics. As one of the innovators of this genre who was given the informal title "Godfather of Rocksteady" he wrote some original reggae hits which contains a lot of soul. A familiar mix of heated horns, fine harmonies and impressive key works filling the air. The album is packed with some wonderful, melodic songs, ones that will appeal to vintage reggae lovers as well as soul music fans. Ellis is fabulous on every song on this record, including “You Make Me So Very Happy”, “Why Birds Follow Spring” and “Ain't That Lovin' You”.

Alton Ellis was inducted into the International Reggae And World Music Awards Hall Of Fame in 2006. Two years later he died of cancer at the Hammersmith Hospital in London. He played an important role in the trajectory of dancehall, reggae and hip hop.

1x 12" LP, 180gm, Limited Edition (750 copies), orange vinyl


A1. Breaking Up
A2. Why Birds Follow Spring
A3. I Can't Stop Now
A4. Ain't That Loving You
A5. You Make Me Happy
A6. Remember That Sunday
B1. All My Tears Come Rolling
B2. Baby I Love You
B3. Chatty Chatty
B4. Willow Tree
B5. If I Could Rule the World
B6. What Does It Take


    Music On Vinyl, 2019 reissue

    Originally released 1974


    [Reggae] [Rocksteady] [Soul]