Never can have enough retro soca threads. I'm going to start with one of my favorite bands, Charlies Roots. I missed all of these gems the first time around, but thanks to record collections of older relatives and, of course, the net I can still enjoy dem.
Never heard this version by Roots before. Even with Rudder on vocals, i still prefer the Imagination Brass take.
Some conscious soca by Blue Boy
Blue Boy with a soca love jam
Queen Rose. Vintage soca, brass blazing, plenty percussion and nuff iron. I first heard this tune on an old tape my father had. Years later, I borrowed the Lp from a Trini neighbor and digitized it. Soca at its best. This is an example of why soca was considered the ultimate party music.
Kalyan- Actually, I've only heard this band's music on the radio. I was looking for their version of "tan tan," but found this remake of Eddy Grant's tune instead.