The Steady Ups are a six-piece group from Sacramento, California that plays a heavy Jamaican set ranging from Rocksteady, Early Reggae and Dancehall. Formed in 1994, the Steady Ups have constantly toured the West Coast delivering heavy rhythms, sweet female vocals and dominating, yet soulful male vocals. They have shared the stage with legendary reggae vocalists and the best newcomers incluing After Hours, See Spot, Rhythm Doctors, Aggrolites, and Debonaires. In early 2002, the Steady Ups relased a split CD with The Speakeasies from Connecticut that generated a cult following across the world, especially within “skinhead reggae” scenes. They have appeared on countless compilations in the USA and Germany, most notably SMASH YOUR RADIO 2 on JUMP UP and 2003’s monster 4xCD American Ska anthology “STILL STANDING”, which has sold over 5000 copies to date. Their debut album “Soul Of The City” delivers 20 tracks of sheer reggae brilliance, capturing the sounds of late 60’s / early 70’s Jamaica made famous by The UPSETTERS, DERRICK MORGAN, SYMARIP, THE PIONEERS, RUDIES, HARRY J ALL STARS…and labels like PAMA & TROJAN. The album also features guest vocal appearances by one man ska gurus Mike Mowry & Chris Murray. What more can we say…the American traditional ska/reggae scene is alive and well and the STEADY UPS are part of the West Coast movement that’s keeping the ORIGINAL sounds strong and true.
Edited by baldyreggae on 12 Jan 2009, 22:56
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