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Ken Boothe - Talowa Productions

Ken Boothe

Jamaica | Reggae, Rocksteady

Legendary Mr. Rocksteady!

New video - Inna de Yard "Everything i Own"

Check this out! "Everything i Own Feat. Ken Boothe"
Inna de Yard

New Video - Inna de Yard "Everything i Own"

Check this out!
"Everything i Own Feat. Ken Boothe"
Inna de Yard

New video "Love Is The Ultimate" Acoustic

Check this out! : Acoustic session with the living legend Mister KEN BOOTHE aka Mr ROCK STEADY au Sacré Coeur in PARIS : "Love Is The Ultimate"

New Video "Love Is The Ultimate" Acoustic

Check this out! : Acoustic session with the living legend Mister KEN BOOTHE aka Mr ROCK STEADY au Sacré Coeur in PARIS : "Love Is The Ultimate"

The Reggae PodClash Episode #28

The great Ken Boothe talks about his start in the music business after teaming up with Stranger Cole to do sessions for Duke Reid and then Coxsonne Dodd. Ken describes early dancehall days in the 60s, why he holds Coxsonne in very high regards, and his gratitude for the things music

The legendary Ken Boothe aka Mister Rocksteady is back in 2022 in concert halls and festivals !

One of the best-kept gems in Jamaican music, the artist has risen to the rank of living and timeless legend with the help of his intense, pure and powerful vibrato, and classics like "Speak softly Love", "Artibella", "Everything I Own" or even "Black Gold & Green" to name a few.

With the album, film and tour "Inna De Yard" concecration in 2017, Ken Boothe was back in to global public's ears and hearts.

On stage, his tuxedo and his legendary class take us right back into the Jamaican soul-reggae tradition of the 70's.

A living monument to see and listen on all occasions!


More Info

Ken Boothe is, at 73, an icon of the noblest Jamaican tradition, that of Marley and Jimmy Cliff. His first studio steps were taken in 1963, aged just 15, with his partner Stranger Cole.

From the beginning of the 60s he enjoyed success with a series of hits with the legendary Studio One (studio and label, opened in 1963), where he recorded for the famous Clement Dodd. A rare recognition for a young singer from Denham Tow, one of the popular districts of Kingston as well as the most famous Trenchtown.


From the start, Ken Boothe was as productive as he was popular. After the success of his flagship track "Artibella" at the dawn of the 1970s, love songs became his undisputed trademark and ensured his popularity among Jamaican women to this day.

If he is this historical figure of the music of the island, with several pieces at the top of the English charts in the 70s and 80s, Ken Boothe remains nonetheless imbued with the rasta culture that he claims in his most personal privacy.


It was this spiritual fervor and collective spirit that inspired him to play in the Inna de Yard collective, presenting two songs on "The Soul of Jamaica" in 2017 and to release, the same year, a solo album simply titled "Inna de Yard".

More than half a century after his first successes, he renews the magic trick and (re) presents to the public his flagship titles in their most organic and natural version, recorded Inna de Yard, in the open air on the heights of Kingston.

It's a new breath for titles like "Speak softly love", "Black gold and green" or "When I fall in love" thanks to the acoustic instruments (piano, guitar and bass) as well as to the Nyabinghis percussions specific to the groundations rastafarian.


Ken Boothe is also an incomparable stage artist singing in the Jamaican vintage soul-reggae tradition, he has traveled the world and gathered thousands of spectators around his timeless music.

With his charisma, his tuxedo and his intense and pure vibrato, he has been offering high-level performances for almost 50 years with all the class and kindness that characterize him.


Ken Boothe was one of the architects of the new styles of music birthed by Jamaica, writing both the history of his country and the history of music. His set thus awakens the hits of the golden age of Jamaican rocksteady of which he is the great craftsman, a suspended moment in the history of reggae and music, to see and to see again!


If you like Ken Boothe, you may also like Alborosie, Black Roots, Horace Andy, The Twinkle Brothers

Ken Boothe - Inna De Yard

2017
  1. Speak Softly Love
  2. I Am A Fool
  3. Black, Gold and Green
  4. Artibella
  5. I Don't Want To See You Cry
  6. African Lady
  7. Let The Water Run Dry
  8. When I'll Fall In Love
  9. You Keep Me Hangin On
  10. Just Another Girl
  11. Rastaman Chant

Ken Boothe - Journey

2013

Ken Boothe - Live In Paris

2005

Ken Boothe - Love is the Ultimate

2003

Ken Boothe - Acclaimed

1996

Ken Boothe - Natural Feeling

1995

Ken Boothe - Power of Love

1993

Ken Boothe - Don't You Know

1988

Ken Boothe - Two of a Kind

1987

Ken Boothe - Imagine

1986

Ken Boothe - Reggae for Lovers

1980

Ken Boothe - I'm Just a Man

1979

Ken Boothe - Blood Brothers

1975

Ken Boothe - Let’s Get it On

1974

Ken Boothe - Everything I Own

1974

Ken Boothe - Black, Gold and Green

1972

Ken Boothe - Freedom Street

1970

Ken Boothe - Mr Rocksteady

1968
Tour period : May + August 2022
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