rock-steady

rock steady

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.

Origin:
1965–70

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rock steady
 
n
a type of slow Jamaican dance music of the 1960s

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