It’s been relatively well known for sometime that Dubstore in Japan had licenced material from Ken Khouri of Federal Records fame. Finally there are some really exciting vinyl releases as a result of this agreement. Five 7″ singles on replica Kentone labels, all either stupidly rare on original vinyl or previously unreleased:
- Ernest Ranglin & Selected Group – Free Form/Skalvouvia
Free Form is a killer tune that goes for stupid money on ebay.
- Sharks – You Made Me Warm/You Made Me Warm
The A side is a previously unreleased accoustic version.
You Made Me Warm (accoustic)
- Eric Monty Morris – Blackman Ska/Eric Monty Morris – A Spot In My Heart For You
Both sides unreleased, serious subject matter from Eric Morris.
- Monarchs & Drumbago All Stars – All Of Me/Sneer Towners – You Say Me Say
The B sides is apparently previously unreleased.
All Of Me
- Stranger & Patsy (Backed by The Skatalites) – Word Is Wind/Dobby Dobson – Cry Another Cry
Both tracks were previously released/re-released on the Jamaican Skarama LP
Word Is Wind
Dubstore releases tend to be a little expensive but they are beautifully presented and top quality in every way, no poor quality pressings or worn out masters here. As it’s a case of you get what you pay for you’d better start saving – next month see’s the reissue of a whole heap of Merritone rocksteady sevens, a total of 40 are promised!