May 12, 2013, at 11:02 pm
Over the last few years the Sunrise label, a subsidiary of Secret Records, has been busy issuing a series of CD’s featuring all of the 7″ singles from the very earliest years of the legendary Blue Beat label. There was one double CD for 1960, two for 1962 and now three for 1963. Unfortunately [...]
December 15, 2012, at 8:51 am
Bassist Desmond Miles, leading member of the Mighty Vikings band and the Desmond Miles Seven, responsible for many great recordings from the ska and rocksteady era died of a heart attack earlier this week.
Our condolences to his family and friends. RIP Desmond.
The photograph on the right shows Desmond Miles on stage [...]
July 6, 2012, at 5:08 am
A few months after their first selection of Derrick Harriot produced 7″ reissues Dub Store are back with another five. Given the inclusion of a number or unreleased, or first time on single recordings, this batch are even more exciting than the first. All are issued on facsimile Crystal labels unless noted.
Derrick Harriott [...]
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 31, 2010, at 1:44 pm
Do I Worry – Derrick Harriott (Derrick Harriott Production)
Derrick Harriott proves once again that he was a fine singer as well as a top notch producer. Do I Worry was originally by the Ink Spots, their version (released in 1940) was fine but Derrick’s is masterful and proves once again that a cover version [...]
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 [...]
April 14, 2009, at 6:33 pm
Another old DanceCrasher mix is given a new lease of life. More rocksteady business with no general theme this time, just great tunes.
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Carl Dawkins – Baby I Love You (UK Rio) JJ All Stars – Cabbage Leaf (Blank) Larry Marshall – The First Time I Met You [...]