June 8, 2011, at 12:26 am

Roy Cousins dub

A duplate featuring a dub mix of the rhythm from Earl Sixteen’s Ginal Out There plus a next piece a dub of Walk With Jah by Charlie Chaplin and Jim Kelly.

December 8, 2010, at 8:33 pm

Ali Baba

A tough mix of John Holt’s Ali Baba straight from an old Dubplate thanks to the mighty Deadly Dragon Sound. This tune has been played to death in it’s various incarnations over the years, I always think I should be tired of it but I’m not, quite the opposite infact and this dubplate cut is an extra special treat.

September 7, 2010, at 7:10 pm

Seven Days (in dub) on ebay

I don’t usually worry too much about LP’s but an original copy of Blackboard Jungle Dub on ebay last week caught my interest. This is an extremely rare album and I wasn’t completely surprised to see it made a heafty £482 ($745.50). This is a serious wedge for any LP but doubly so for an album that never had a sleeve, with red marker pen defacing the label and described as between G+ and VG+. … continue reading…

July 2, 2010, at 1:17 am

The Trojan four

Go back ten or even just five years and there was a thriving re-issue industry in the UK and further afield, companies like Blood And Fire, Soul Jazz, Heartbeat, Motion and Jamaican Gold were all busy releasing collections of vintage Jamaican music with what would now seem ridicoulous regularity. The undisputed leaders of the pack in terms of back catalogue and quantity of releases was a revitalised Trojan operating under the Sanctuary umberella. They issued … continue reading…

June 13, 2010, at 12:47 pm

Coulda come from Fiyah house…

True to form after Mel Cooke featured Junior Reid in the Gleaner earlier this week he has written a seperate feature on the artists biggest tune; One Blood. This may not be Cooke’s greatest tune feature but it still has some great insights and is well worth checking.

After the demo at his own JR Studio, Reid finished One Blood at Anchor, where Clevie played drums, Chris Meredith was on bass, Tony Asher on … continue reading…

April 26, 2010, at 10:30 am

A rocksteady style: Jump And Shout

So here is another old mix from my old podomatic site. This is called Jump And Shout. As I said in Feb 2007 when this first appeared: A Rocksteady mix focussing mainly on the later period circa 1968 just as the music was turning into Reggae.

Jump And Shout by Tim Dancecrasher on Mixcloud

Who Will She Be – Barry York (UK … continue reading…

March 10, 2010, at 11:53 pm

More from the Prince..

Just as Greensleeves/VP come out with a compilation of big sides from Jammy’s pre digital days Pressure Sounds take it to another level by re-issuing the (relatively) obscure 1981 dub LP Prince Jammy Presents: Strictly Dub.

Jammy produces and mixes with Sly & Robbie in the studio alongside the likes of Bobby Ellis, Deadly Headly Bennett and Winston Wright. The tunes are mostly classic rhythms like Shan Kai Shek, Baba Boom, Ali Baba played in … continue reading…

February 10, 2010, at 12:23 pm

All that glitters must be… Gold Shop

Alongside the growing catalogue of 80’s re-releases by Deadly Dragon and the small but great Digikiller (both of which got a mention recently). There is a third New York outfit that are currently putting out late 80’s era vinyl and are slowly but surely building an impressive catalogue of releases. Gold Shop started off early last year with some 7″ from Phillip Smart and most recently have put out some fine singles on the Witty … continue reading…

December 14, 2009, at 9:31 pm

Dalton "Screwdriver" Lindo

Screwdriver is still around, a nice update in the Jamaica Observer from the weekend.

September 3, 2009, at 9:14 pm

Tubby on a postcard

If you buy their latest release, Sound System International, direct from the Pressure Sounds website they’ll send you these three postcards of King Tubby free and gratis.

The images come courtesy of Tubby’s estate and date from the late 60’s. Go on, you know you want some…