July 11, 2012, at 10:45 pm
Bass Culture is a series of four double CD releases covering Jamaican music from the mid 60′s to the mid 80′s. Subtitled This Town Is Too Hot! for ska and rocksteady, Boss Sounds for early reggae up to 1972, When Reggae Was King for roots and Mash You Down for early dancehall up to [...]
February 20, 2012, at 11:52 pm
I have to say I was a little surprised when this arrived through the post. When Sunrise Records put out the first part of their homage to the mighty Blue Beat label with the issue for 1960 last summer, this was released with the knowledge that UK copyright law made such recordings public domain after [...]
May 13, 2010, at 10:25 am
Following on from the recently announced “Mod Reggae” set comes details of the forthcoming ska set from Trojan. Called Ska-ing West this has lot’s of singers and not so many instrumentals, this is not usually the recipe for a classic ska compilation but there is a decent enough supply of top quality tunes here.
March 18, 2010, at 11:00 pm
January 30, 2010, at 3:26 pm
Coals to Newcastle style, three Lesley Kong titles have recently been pressed up on an exact copy of the old UK Pyramid label in Jamaica, I don’t know the source of these so I’ve no idea if they are legit or not. There is some nice Rocksteady either way, pick of the bunch being a [...]
December 12, 2008, at 1:46 pm
Pressure Sounds is really coming into it’s own in the re-issue market, the imagination and attention to detail of their reissues in the last year or so has really put the competition (or whats left of it) to shame.
Things look to get even better in 2009 with a release that chronicles the mid 70′s [...]
November 30, 2008, at 12:41 pm
With it feet firmly in a pair of Doctor Martens comes Big Shot magazine straight out of Germany. Skinhead reggae/ska magazines that have a fixation with second rate UK tunes and can’t see beyond 1972 are usually pretty tedious but this mag looks pretty interesting and I wish I could understand German and read the [...]
November 13, 2007, at 12:03 pm
There is an interesting interview with Derrick Morgan at the Reggae Vibes site. This is the latest in a long series of interviews by Peter I, check the “Articles” then “Veteran Interviews” link on the sites navigation bar for the full list.