setlists

August 19, 2005: Ken Boothe


Ken Boothe is yet another of the great foundation singers of Jamaica. He got his start as many other did in the ska and rocksteady days creating a sound modeled on some of the great soul singers from the US. In his early days he worked together with Stranger Cole as Ken & Stranger. As with many others, he earned his chops with the legendary Studio One, working with Coxsone's crew until 1970. Along the way he also recorded a few singles for Sonia Pottinger, before moving to Leslie Kong and other producers such as Bunny Lee, B.B. Seaton, Keith Hudson, the Chin brothers, Phil Pratt, Niney and Lloyd Charmers.

For this show, I start off with the incredible song "Peace Time" recorded for Jack Ruby. After that, its into another classic, "Artibella" that he did originally with Stranger Cole, before rerecording it with Phil Pratt. We continue on with more from the Coxsone days, with tracks like "Feel Good", "Set Me Free" and others.

So enjoy what this man is putting on, the sounds of Mr. Ken Boothe...


SongArtistAlbumRiddimProducer
1Intro(none)
2Peace TimeKen BootheJack Rubys Hi Fi Showcase
3Khomeni SkankThe In Crowd & Jah StitchJack Rubys Hi Fi Showcase
4ArtibellaKen Boothe & Stranger ColeRespect To Studio One
5ArtibellaKen BootheCrying Over YouArtibella: Ken BoothePhil Pratt
6Keep Your DreadBig YouthRaw Roots Vol. 2Artibella: Ken BoothePhil Pratt
7Natty CultureSunshot BandRaw Roots Vol. 2Artibella: Ken BoothePhil Pratt
8Artibella VersionBobby KalphatRaw Roots Vol. 2Artibella: Ken BoothePhil Pratt
9Rasta TimeAl CampbellRoots Vol 2Artibella: Ken BootheHarold Butler (Phil Pratt riddim)
10Roots RawSunshot BandPhil Pratt ThingArtibella: Ken BoothePhil Pratt
11Hold ThemRoy ShirleyExplosive Rock Steady: Joe Gibbs Amalgamated Label 1967-1973Hold Them: Roy Shirley / Feel Good: Ken BootheJoe Gibbs
12Feel Good (Hold Them)Ken BootheGroove To The BeatHold Them: Roy Shirley / Feel Good: Ken BootheCoxsone Dodd
13Feel This DubDub SpecialistHi Fashion Dub Top TenHold Them: Roy Shirley / Feel Good: Ken BootheCoxsone Dodd
14Buck And The PreacherI RoyDont Check Me With No Lightweight StuffHold Them: Roy Shirley / Feel Good: Ken Boothe
15Just Another GirlKen BootheMore of Ken BootheJust Another Girl: Ken BootheCoxsone Dodd
16Bitter BloodSound DimensionStudio One Archives Vol. 16Just Another Girl: Ken BootheCoxsone Dodd
17Just Another DubImpact All StarsForward the BassJust Another Girl: Ken BootheClive Chin
18Upbeat VersionImpact All StarsForward the BassJust Another Girl: Ken BootheClive Chin
19Just Another GirlLinval ThompsonI Love MarijuanaJust Another Girl: Ken BootheLinval Thompson
20Runaway GirlU RoyXtras
21Set Me FreeKen BootheStudio One SoulKeep Me Hanging On: Supremes / Wilson Pickett / Ken BootheCoxsone Dodd
22Set Me Free Version (Part 1)Sound DimensionStudio One Discomixes Vol. 19Keep Me Hanging On: Supremes / Wilson Pickett / Ken BootheCoxsone Dodd
23Love Comes TumblingKen BoothePapa Daves Killer 7 in Vol. 04Love Comes Tumbling: Ken Boothe
24Love Comes Tumbling VersionKen BoothePapa Daves Killer 7 in Vol. 04Love Comes Tumbling: Ken Boothe
25Oh Babe (Sick And Tired)Ewan & Jerry & The Carib-BeatsTrojan Mod Reggae Box Set
26Sick And TiredNeville GrantGive Me PowerSick and Tired: Chris Kenner ('58)Lee Perry
27Oh Babe (Aka Sick And Tired)Ken Boothe & Delroy WilsonA Man And His HitsOh Babe: Ken Boothe & Delroy WilsonCoxsone Dodd
28Your Feeling And MineKen BootheCrying Over YouYour Feeling And Mine: Ken Boothe / Black Talk: I Roy
29Black TalkI RoyDont Check Me With No Lightweight StuffYour Feeling And Mine: Ken Boothe
30SherryKen BootheMore of Ken BootheSherry: Ken Boothe / Open The Gate: EthiopianCoxsone Dodd
31Open The GateThe EnforcersBest of Studio One Vol. 2: Full Up
32The Girl I Left BehindKen BootheMr Rock SteadyThe Girl I Left Behind: Ken BootheCoxsone Dodd
33When Will Be The EndEthiopianEverything CrashThe Girl I Left Behind: Ken BootheCoxsone Dodd
34Youre No Good (Aka Crying Over You)Ken BootheA Man And His Hits
35Youre No Good (12)Ken Boothe & Prince JammyHaul & Pull Up Selecta
36When I Fall In LoveKen BootheGroove To The BeatWhen I Fall In Love: Ken BootheCoxsone Dodd
37When I Fall In Love VersionSound DimensionStudio One Archives Vol. 36When I Fall In Love: Ken BootheCoxsone Dodd
38When I Love DubScientistDub In The Roots TraditionHopeton Overton Brown
39When I Fall In LoveJah BibleRoots Tradition From The VineyardWhen I Fall In Love: Ken BootheDon Mais
40Lime Key RockJoe Gibbs & the ProfessionalsAfrican Dub All Mighty Ch. 1 & 2When I Fall In Love: Ken Boothe / Poorer Side Of Town: Dennis BrownJoe Gibbs
41Say YouKen BootheCrying Over YouSay You: Ken Boothe / Temptations?Sonia Pottinger
42Say YouNaggo MorrisPapa Daves Killer 12 in Vol. 02Say You: Ken Boothe / Temptations?Tony Robinson
43Say YouU RoyOriginal DJSay You: Ken Boothe / Temptations?Tony Robinson
44Say You Version Pt. 1Naggo MorrisPapa Daves Killer 12 in Vol. 02Say You: Ken Boothe / Temptations?Tony Robinson
45Say You Version Pt. 2Naggo MorrisPapa Daves Killer 12 in Vol. 02Say You: Ken Boothe / Temptations?Tony Robinson
46Say YouU RoyPapa Daves Killer 12 in Vol. 02Say You: Ken Boothe / Temptations?Tony Robinson
47Moving AwayKen BootheA Man And His HitsMoving Away: Ken BootheCoxsone Dodd
48Moving DubDub SpecialistJuks Incorporation Pt. 1Moving Away: Ken BootheCoxsone Dodd
49Original SixKen BootheStudio One Archives Vol. 11Moving Away: Ken BootheCoxsone Dodd
50Ken Boothe SpecialI RoyDont Check Me With No Lightweight StuffMoving Away: Ken Boothe
51Black Star LinerJah ThomasStop Yuh LoafingMoving Away: Ken BootheJoseph Hoo Kim
52Bimbo BimboTappa ZukiePeace In The GhettoMoving Away: Ken BootheBunny 'Striker' Lee
53Scrub It In All NationTrinityBest of TrinityMoving Away: Ken Boothe
54Everything I OwnKen BootheCrying Over YouEverything I Own: Ken Boothe
55Set Me FreeI RoyDread BaldheadEverything I Own: Ken BootheBunny 'Striker' Lee
56Silver Words [Version Two]Ken BootheObservation StationSilver Words: Ken BootheNiney
57Silver BulletKing TubbyKing Tubbys SpecialSilver Words: Ken BootheBunny 'Striker' Lee
58Dub In SilverNiney & the ObserversDubplate SpecialsSilver Words: Ken BootheNiney
59My Heart Is GoneKen BootheMr Rock SteadyMy Heart Is Gone: Ken Boothe / John HoltCoxsone Dodd
60My Heart Is GoneJohn HoltA Love I Can FeelMy Heart Is Gone: Ken Boothe / John HoltCoxsone Dodd
61My Heart Is Gone -John HoltTide Is HighMy Heart Is Gone: Ken Boothe / John HoltPhil Pratt
62My Heart Is GonePhil Pratt All StarsRaw Roots Vol. 1My Heart Is Gone: Ken Boothe / John HoltPhil Pratt
63Picture Or No PictureDennis AlcaponeRaw Roots Vol. 1My Heart Is Gone: Ken Boothe / John HoltPhil Pratt
64Kung Fu Part 2Lee Perry & The UpsettersWizdomMy Heart Is Gone: Ken Boothe / John HoltLee Perry
65I Heart Is Clean/Zinc FenceCornell CampbellRoots Rasta Party
66Gate NumberClint EastwoodAttack Observer Gold Vol. 4My Heart Is Gone: Ken Boothe / I Heart Is Clean: Cornell CampbellNiney
67Midnight Sex AffairDean FrazerBlack Horn ManMy Heart Is Gone: Ken Boothe / John HoltErrol Thompson & Joe Gibbs
68Aint No SunshineKen BootheDarker Than Blue: Soul From Jamdown 1973-1980
69Aint No SunshineJah YouthThird World Disco Vol. 2Ain't No Sunshine: Bill Withers
70Thunder ClapAugustus PabloOriginal RockersAin't No Sunshine: Bill WithersAugustus Pablo
71Can?t Stop Me NowJohnny ClarkeRockers Nu CrockersAin't No Sunshine: Bill WithersLinval Thompson