January 25, 2012, at 11:04 pm
Trojan have been quietly releasing a whole series of CD’s over the last year or so. Some are compilations and some are original LP’s released on CD in a no frills style with minimal notes and no extra tracks. The latest two of these come out on 30th January and are two classic LP’s from [...]
March 9, 2010, at 9:19 am
With all the talk of a Sleng Teng silver jubilee it would be easy to sideline the productions Lloyd James was responsible for prior to 1985. Well neglect at your peril – Jammy may not have been as prolific as some but in the late 70′s and early 80′s he was responsible for many truly [...]
February 24, 2010, at 12:52 am
Only yesterday I commented that it was getting difficult to keep up with the growing tide of late 80′s digital represses on vinyl. Well, thanks to the Japanese crew at Dub Store it just got pretty much impossible.
Dub Store have announced a deal with Jammy’s that will see 20 great and hard to find [...]
February 15, 2010, at 2:39 pm
A couple of articles in the Gleaner that are worth a read; a very short piece by Mel Cooke about Dennis Brown’s classic, Promised Land and a longer piece pondourously titled “Reempowering the Unsung Wailers – The importance of Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingston to Marley’s ascendancy” by Herbie Miller. The title may be long [...]
October 5, 2009, at 11:09 pm
A true classic of Jammy’s early digital productions and something of a holy grail amongst minor key digital obsessives, Dennis Brown’s classic The Exit got a re-release on seven inch recently on a red Jammy’s label. This was apparently put out by German online sellers Buyreggae.
August 1, 2009, at 7:55 am
The undisputed king of UK roots sounds Jah Shaka has compiled a CD of best shots from the Greensleeves vaults which sees release in mid September. Titled Jah Shaka Presents The Positive Message there are 15 tunes on the release, unsurprisingly Shaka has gone for tunes from the earlier years of Greensleeves, there are plenty [...]
September 16, 2008, at 12:00 pm
To celebrate 50 years since the start of Randy’s VP records are releasing a special 2 CD retrospective with a 40 minute DVD. The CD’s are split down the middle, the first one featuring Ska to early Reggae and the second 70′s sounds. The release has it’s fair share of fairly obvious tunes as [...]
December 2, 2007, at 10:12 am
The new issue of French Reggae magazine Natty Dread is out and as usual is looking great. With articles on Garnet Silk, the Folk Brothers, Tristan Palma etc and great pictures and graphics to look at even if you don’t, like us, understand French.
The free sampler CD contains 8 tracks courtesy of VIP [...]
November 27, 2007, at 9:54 am
Collecting 7″ vinyl singles in little boxes is a popular marketing gimmick for record companies these days. The latest Reggae seller to get in on the act is Greensleeves with a nice little seven single release called Rewind And Come Again.
Each single has a song on each side so sadly no dubs are [...]