June 13, 2011, at 10:28 am

Enter Keith Hudson

There were two sides to Keith Hudson’s musical career, his producing and his singing. Production wise he was top flight and he enjoyed considerable success from the late sixties well into the 70’s. As a singer he was at best an aquired taste and it’s no great surprise that he recorded only for himself and no other producer employed him for this “talent”.

[audio:http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/11-06/enteringthedragon.mp3] Entering The Dragon

As such Entering The Dragon out on vinyl … continue reading…

June 12, 2011, at 5:52 pm

In Danger in dub

Another dubplate – this one isn’t in great condition but is a killer so it’s worth checking anyway. A dub of In Danger by Ken Bob, a Roy Cousins production.

May 18, 2011, at 9:15 am

An earthquake from Freddie McKay

There is a new kid on the block in New York; Bond Export say they are the official distributors for the always busy DKR and the recently quiet Gold Shop, but are also licencing tunes in their own right. And what a way to start, three late 70’s tunes from Freddie McKay on seven inch including the killer in demand Nuh Mek It Look Suh (titled Nah Mek It Look So Bad on this release).

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April 5, 2011, at 10:30 pm

The Best of Big Youth

Admittedly I Roy ran him close, very very close in fact, but to me the greatest Jamaican deejay has always been Big Youth. And the finest ever deejay LP is his very first, for the great Gussie Clarke, Screaming Target.

Screaming Target should be everyones record collection and for that reason alone I was happy to see a new pressing from the new kid on the block in the world or reggae reissues; Sunspot. The … continue reading…

November 7, 2010, at 11:30 pm

Ebay Tales: dubplate dupes?

An almost regular look at the last seven days of reggae vinyl sales on ebay.

How to make money on ebay – lesson 1. Buy a copy of 7 Inch Auction, an LP released by Peckings in 2004. Take Ska Diap by Glen Brown from the LP, cut it onto a 7″ dubplate for around £20, then sell it on ebay and get £106 ($170) for it.

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The seller soundof67 says that this tune … continue reading…

November 6, 2010, at 5:25 pm

A Dub Irator and some Leggo Sounds

Digikiller have come through wth a mixed bag of vinyl re-issues.

First up is a double side 12″ on the Dub Irator label from Hyman “Jah Life” Wright, pairing a 1991 Scion Success cut with a mid 80’s Jug Head tune:

DKR027 – Scion Success – Jah Is My Hero/Dub B/W Jug Head – Joyce Gone / Dub

Scion Success Jug Head

Also out now are a couple of 7″s and a 12″s on … continue reading…

October 26, 2010, at 12:17 am

West Country Reggae

With a significant 50’s Windrush era West Indian community, the St Paul’s riot in 1980 and it’s earlier history as a port central to the 18th Century transatlantic slave trade, Bristol has been something of a microcosm of the trials and tribulations of the black community in the UK. As such it’s hardly surprising that in the 70’s and beyond the city should have had a thriving reggae scene.

[audio:http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/10-10/africaisourland.mp3] Joshua Moses – Africa Is … continue reading…

October 24, 2010, at 9:27 pm

70's pictures

Check IT Dread for some amazing pictures from Jamaica circa ’78. The photographer, a Norwegian, published a book with many of these in 1979 in her home country. This seems to be the first time these have been seen since then. Many thanks to Staxawax on the Pama forum for the heads up on these.

Right: I Roy at Channel One.

October 8, 2010, at 11:05 pm

Solomonic Sevens

The Japanese Dub Store crew have just re-issued another four Bunny Wailer 7″ singles (all are on the Solomonic label unless indicated):

Wailers – Pass It On / Trod On Wailers – Arabs Oil Weapon / Dubd – Version Bob Marley & The Wailers – This Train / Wailers – Reincarnated Souls (Wail N Soul M label) Wailers – Life Line / Big Youth – Black On Black

Dub Store don’t skip on the quality … continue reading…

September 21, 2010, at 12:23 am

Ebay Watching (10 from 7)

An almost regular look at the last seven days of reggae vinyl sales on ebay.

Though reggae music is absolutely not about who has the most money to pay for tunes I thought it would be interesting to look strictly at some of the heighest selling prices in the last week.

Wayne Marshall And The Offbeat Posse – Give Me The Mix / Mike In My Hand The list starts with an ultra rare digi … continue reading…