November 7, 2013, at 11:18 pm


Just out on 17 North Parade/VP a two CD anthology of Eek A Mouse. This features 34 audio tracks plus a DVD of his appearance at Reggae Sunsplash in 1982.


Alongside the big tunes for Junjo Lawes, Joe Gibbs and others from the early dancehall era this collection notably features the superb Creation, My Father’s Land and No Wicked Can’t Reign three tunes that were originally released under his real name Ripton Hilton … continue reading…

November 2, 2013, at 9:01 am

Monty Morris Boss Shot

Boss Shots records were established as part of the Universal group following their sale of Trojan records to BMG earlier this year. Boss Shots have continued the Trojan program of releasing limited edition 7″ and 10″ vinyl featuring both in demand and previously unreleased sides.

Out for a few weeks now their most recent single release is on a replica Island label and features a couple of rocksteady era Monty Morris tracks; Terrible Mistake and … continue reading…

October 8, 2013, at 9:32 pm

Soul Jazz Studio One 12”s

Out now on Soul Jazz a selection of five Studio One 12″ singles in very limited editions of just 200 copies. All of these have previously been released on 12″ by Soul Jazz before except one which was issued on a 10″. These retail at £9.99 each and are only available direct from Soul Jazz.

Tommy McCook Orchestra — Sampson/Jackie Mittoo — El Bang Bang This pairing were previously released on a 10″ by Soul … continue reading…

October 8, 2013, at 12:01 am

More Deeper Knowldge Vinyl

A new selection of tunes have just been put out by Deeper Knowledge/Digikiller – two Channel One ten inches and a couple of singles on the Tesfa and Leggo Sounds labels.

Channel One 10″ – Barry Brown – Forward On /Revolutionaries – Forward In Dub //Clarence Parks – So Jah Mean /Revolutionaries – Skylarking Dubplate Style Four tracks on the Skylarking rhythm; the Barry Brown cut was originally released on his Far East LP, … continue reading…

October 5, 2013, at 8:39 am

Sevens From Studio One

For many years Studio One was pretty much inactive with very little appearing in the way of reissues. Even when they were busy in the 90’s the most interesting re-releases were put out on CD/LP by Heartbeat in the US and Soul Jazz in the UK. When reissue singles did appear these tended to be the same old tunes over and over again, often badly pressed using worn out old stampers and with cheap … continue reading…

August 27, 2013, at 10:33 pm

A Blue Beat Explosion with Laurel

Sunrise Records have hit the early Blue Beat catalogue with a vengeance over the last few years with six double CD “Story Of Blue Beat” collections, a Blue Beat Explosion compilation concentrating on the early productions of Prince Buster and “The Jamaican Chart Hits” collections for 1958/59, 1960 and 1961.

Regular visitors to DanceCrasher will know that all of this has been possible due to the 50 year copyright rule, and if you’ve … continue reading…

July 15, 2013, at 9:22 pm

Boss Man’s Dub

Released on Hot Milk records on September 29th Boss Man’s Dub is a collection of Linval Thompson produced dub tracks from the tale end of the 70’s. The word is this was pressed up in tiny numbers circa 1980 as a white label promo but never saw a proper release, this reissue gathers together the original nine cuts and two bonus tracks.

Babylonian Dub

Thompson was issuing some excellent music during this … continue reading…

July 10, 2013, at 11:17 pm

Bullwackie Basement Sessions

Deeper Knowledge have just put out another four Wackies 7″ vinyl reissues. All are presented of great looking copies of original Wackies labels. Great stuff as always from one of New York’s finest.

Joe Morgan – Basement Session/Reckless Breed – Basement Scrub (Basement Session Dub)[Bullwackie label]

Leroy Sibbles – Now You’re Gone/Soul Syndicate – Now You’re Gone Dub [Wackie’s label]

Junior Peterkin & The Idrins – Babylon Take I Down/Junior Peterkin & … continue reading…

June 26, 2013, at 10:47 pm

Three Busters

Out now, three brand new Prince Buster 7″ reissues from Rock A Shacka in Japan. Rock A Shacka have put out some superb Prince Buster 7″ reissues in the past but these are the first for a while.

All singles come on top quality reproductions of Buster’s original labels, plenty of reissue labels do this these days but Rocka A Shacka always do the very the best. The singles are apparently dubbed from … continue reading…

June 13, 2013, at 9:28 pm

Sir Collins meets Deeper Knowledge Records

It’s official – Deeper Knowledge/Digi Killer are the best vinyl reissue label in the world! Just out and continuing their series of massive reissues are three Sir Collins (AKA Collins Downbeat) produced 7″ singles.

Sir Collins is probably best know for his late 60’s Collins Downbeat rocksteady 7″s and for the series of Sir Collins Music Wheel labeled and blank singles that for the most part had very limited presses in the early … continue reading…