November 12, 2012, at 9:43 pm
Reggae, grime and dubstep magazine Woofah folded a couple of years ago after only four issues. An fifth edition was planned but sadly never made it as far as the printers. There was plenty of material prepared for inclusion though, not least articles and interviews carried out by it’s founding editor and the man [...]
October 10, 2012, at 10:03 am
Back in 1995 STP (Skinhead Times Publishing) published Boss Sounds: Classic Skinhead Reggae by Marc Griffiths. This was a time before the internet and unlimited access to ebay, youtube and reggae forums, indeed it was a time when there was very few books about reggae. Boss Sounds rapidly became the bible for lovers of [...]
June 16, 2012, at 8:23 am
Out now as a PDF document on a data DVD, Keith Hudson: An Illustrated Discography.
Around 350 A4 size pages detailing every single, 12″ and LP release in Jamaica, the US and the UK including illustrations of nearly every different label variation and LP sleeve, details of rhythms, artist illustrations etc. There is [...]
April 20, 2012, at 9:58 am
As a rule I don’t feature press releases here – what’s the point in rehashing stuff you can read in a dozen other places? But this is an exception – just too good not too mention…
A Gift to Jamaica: Beth Lesser’s new book to be available as a free Download Rub-a-Dub Style: The Roots [...]
November 5, 2011, at 10:09 am
When I first heard that Soul Jazz were going to do a book of Studio One album covers I was quite excited. To get a full colour coffee table size book with dozens of large illustrations of Studio One LP covers is surely the stuff of dreams? No one would be mad enough to do [...]
August 22, 2011, at 10:46 pm
When Trojan announced they were producing a “The Story Of Trojan Records” box set I’d have to say I was just a little underwhelmed, after all Trojan have been producing Trojan Story compilations since 1971, what would be different this time?
First things first. This set totals 123 tracks over five CD’s. It’s packaged in [...]
April 12, 2011, at 12:31 am
Beth Lessers latest book published by Small Axe/Muzik Tree celebrates the life of Sugar Minott who died in July of last year. Like her previous book; King Jammy’s, this latest volume shows that Beth can present a story in a way that many other reggae authors can’t, from the perspective of someone who was there [...]
August 21, 2010, at 12:59 am
Lee Perry has long been one of the few Jamaican artists that will sell to a cross over audience with no great difficulty. This month has seen the release of a book, Lee Scratch Perry – Kiss Me Neck, and a double CD, Lee Perry – The Black Ark Years, that celebrate his works.
August 14, 2010, at 10:25 pm
I’ve only ever been an occasional reader of the bi-monthly French reggae magazine Natty Dread, but when ever I have got hold of a copy I’ve always been really impressed. The only negative is that it’s all written in French meaning that looking at the pictures and listening to the free CD that came with [...]
July 11, 2010, at 10:35 am
The French reggae magazine Natty Dread celebrates it’s tenth anniversary with a photo magazine featuring high quality copies of dozens of the photographs they have taken in Jamaica over the last ten years.
With a weighty 80 pages in full colour this is a nice mixture of photographs of artists and less well known [...]