Archive for the Reggae Category
The Gladiators created some of Reggaes most enduring songs. Albert Griffiths sensibilities as a songwriter and singer, complemented perfectly by the sweetness of Clinton Fearons voice and Gallimore Sutherlands harmony made for one of the genres greatest vocal trios. Despite their later success, it was their output for Studio One […]
The legendary gig that Joe Strummer, singer from the punk rock band The Clash, attended and inspired his writing their classic “White Man In Hammersmith Palais” took place on the June 5th,1977. At the Hammersmith Palais venue on Shepherd’s Bush Road W6, London during the height of punk mania. The […]
This 1976 rare dub album consists of robust Techniques rhythms dismantled and reconstructed by King Tubby to its perfection. Long-expected reissue of one of the most sought after dub albums.
Japanese Reggae / Dub duo based in Nagano, Japan & Brooklyn, NY. Mater (Bass) & Yony (Drums) recorded on cassette & 1/4″ tapes back in 2011 at Studio b.p.m. Brooklyn. Digital album was release from Bill Laswell’s label MOD and finally on vinyl.
Tetrack’s 1978 classic Let’s Get Started album produced by Augustus Pablo and featuring such gems as Only Jah Jah Know, Isn’t It Time, Let’s Get Together and the sparkling title track.
Morwell Unlimited aka The Morwells was a reggae group formed in 1973 by Maurice ‘Blacka’ Wellington. After releasing some successful singles in both Jamaica and the United Kingdom they recorded new songs for their 1980 album ‘A1 Dub’.
The Jamaican Sonia Pottinger was once called “The most important Jamaican woman involved in music business”. Dancing Down Orange Street is a collection of some of her famous productions for different artists. The album captures the moment when Rocksteady transformed into Reggae by speeding up a little and moving towards […]
Hot Shots Of Reggae is an recording on which a bunch of popular reggae songs are brought together. The album was originally released in the autumn of 1970 and compiled by the legendary Chinese-Jamaican producer Leslie Kong. He had enjoyed many hits in in Europe and selected some of the […]
First time vinyl reissue for “Super Star Disco Rockers”, a strong showcase for Tommy McCook’s meditational style of playing. Originally released on Dynamic Sounds’ Weed Beat label in 1977, the album was overdubbed and mixed at King Tubby’s Studio. Featuring, among others: Sly & Robbie, Earl “Chinna” Smith, Tony Chin, […]
Long out of print, Dubb Everlasting is a highly rated Dub album by noted sound engineer Errol Brown. Duke Reid’s nephew Errol Brown got his start as a junior sound engineer at his uncle’s legendary Treasure Isle studio. There he made his first tentative steps in production and 1975’s Dubb […]
Radiation Roots present a reissue of Jah Stitch’s Watch Your Step Youthman, originally released in 1977. After a disjointed childhood that saw him raised largely by two aunts between eastern Kingston and rural St Mary, Melbourne James became the toaster Jah Stitch after running away from home and linking with […]
As the only album ever released by the leading female singer of the entire rocksteady movement, One Life to Live is a crucial document of the era and genre; that it also happens to be a fantastic record is just gravy! Dillon spent her entire career recording for Duke Reid’s […]
First-ever vinyl reissue of the classic 1970 album from Mr. Rock Steady! Ken Boothe was the most soulful singer of the rocksteady era, often likened to a Jamaican Wilson Pickett, and his mid-‘60s recordings for Clement “Coxsone” Dodd’s Studio One label were and are among the genre’s most coveted sides. […]
“Meet The People” brings a mixture of reality tunes and songs that deal with affairs of the heart, all of them being great to hear over and over again. Huge opening with the sufferers tunes “Reality” and “Life Ain’t Easy”, both speaking about things in the ghetto, where people struggle […]
Digital B became the ruling production house in the musical revolution that swept through Jamaica from the mid-80’s onwards with a le-thal selection of dancehall weapons and chartbusting reggae hits. X-Tra Wicked gathers many of his best-ever productions from those heady times when specialist stores were awash with 7″ singles, freshly arrived […]
Originally released in 1975, “None A Jah Jah Children” joins two classic albums “Rastafari” and “Kibir-Am-Lak” together. Produced by Tommy Cowan in the 1970’s, the two-disc 2018 release includes bonus vocal tracks and four dubs re-mastered by Kevin Metcalfe. Including title track “None a Jah Jah Children’, Birds in the […]
Kingston Sounds present a reissue of Knowledge’s debut album Hail Dread, originally released in 1978. The group Knowledge and Tapper Zukie’s stories are intertwined through their location in the Rema area of Kingston. Tapper Zukie took the band under his wing and helped get this classic album Hail Dread a […]
“180 gram reissue of Al Campbell’s No More Running from 1978. Produced by Phil Pratt (Star Wars Dub) and featuring Sly and Robbie, Tommy McCook, Vin Gordon and more.”
Self-composed, produced and financed by Alex Robertson aka I Benjahman, Fraction Of Jah Action, originally a 7 track album, and the handful of 12” singles that preceded were graced by the hands of some of the highest reggae royalty and courtiers. Alpha Boys School alumni trombonist and The Specials affiliated […]
A former student of Jamaica’s famed Alpha Boys’ school, Rico Rodriguez served his musical apprenticeship playing trombone in some of the island’s most celebrated orchestras and bands. A spell at Count Ossie’s camp in Wareika Hills introduced him to the Rasta faith and a new approach to music, which he […]
1978 rare reggae album from Ken Boothe repressed on vinyl. Produced by Phil Pratt and featuring Sly and Robbie, this is one of the best lovers rock releases of the ’70s.