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noun

the style of vocalized Jamaican popular music that succeeded ska and preceded reggae in the 1960s, influenced by American soul music and having a more upbeat tempo with emphasis on electric bass and guitar rather than on horns.

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Origin of rock steady

First recorded in 1965–70
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rock steady

noun

a type of slow Jamaican dance music of the 1960s
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