May 12, 2011, at 2:00 pm
Though the Reggae-Vibes website will never win any awards for design and presentation the interviews that Peter I has on there have always been nothing less than excellent.
Up just now is a recent interview he done with Bunny Lee that is both informative and entertaining (there is something of the politician in some of [...]
March 14, 2011, at 9:40 pm
Props to the man called John Eden of the mighty fine www.uncarved.org for pointing out that there is finally a well done and informative website about dancehall artist Wilfred Limonius on the web. In Fine Style is a blog style investigation into the man behind 1,000 LP sleeves (well more than 150 anyway…) that does [...]
March 2, 2011, at 1:55 pm
This site isn’t new but it had passed me by before so thought it worth a mention, Beth Lesser of Reggae Quarterly fame and the number one chronicler of early 80′s dancehall now has a website that showcases some of her great photo’s from Jamaica in the 80′s.
I won’t waste time telling you how [...]
December 4, 2010, at 12:05 am
The Gleaner writer Mel Cooke should write a book about Reggae There aren’t many people in the music business in Jamaica that he doesn’t seem to have spoken to at one time or another and his Gleaner articles, fine as they, are often all to brief.
This latest one about Derrick Harriott and his original [...]
October 24, 2010, at 9:27 pm
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.
October 9, 2010, at 6:02 pm
An almost regular look at the last seven days of reggae vinyl sales on ebay returns after a couple of weeks off.
Studio One has always been a difficult one. Though rightly popular it’s a mine field for people chasing down original tunes due to the myriad of different Jamaican labels and the very variable [...]
September 13, 2010, at 1:31 pm
I’m a big fan of Jamaican Gleaner writer Mel Cooke’s features about specific songs, these articles really take you back to when the music was being made with info about who was there, why it happened and where it was first played. This last Sundays article about Tristan Palma and the tune Entertainment is another [...]
September 7, 2010, at 7:10 pm
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 Â£482 ($745.50). This is a serious wedge for any LP but doubly so for an [...]
August 31, 2010, at 8:58 am
The last seven days watching the goings on in the reggae vinyl sales sections on ebay.
One of the most bizarre things about the reggae auctions on ebay are the activities of fake bidders. There have been time wasters on ebay since the site first opened but the activities of one individual, a Mexican by [...]
August 16, 2010, at 1:53 pm
A while ago I made Derrick Harriot’s Solomon number 42 in the greatest 100 rocksteady tunes feature. Mel Cooke in the Gleaner does the song more justice than I ever could in a double feature based on conversations with Derrick Harriott. These tell us who wrote the tune (Junior Murvin) what tune kept it off [...]