October 8, 2013, at 9:32 pm

Soul Jazz Studio One 12”s

Out now on Soul Jazz a selection of five Studio One 12″ singles in very limited editions of just 200 copies. All of these have previously been released on 12″ by Soul Jazz before except one which was issued on a 10″. These retail at £9.99 each and are only available direct from Soul Jazz.

Tommy McCook Orchestra — Sampson/Jackie Mittoo — El Bang Bang This pairing were previously released on a 10″ by Soul … continue reading…

June 26, 2013, at 10:47 pm

Three Busters

Out now, three brand new Prince Buster 7″ reissues from Rock A Shacka in Japan. Rock A Shacka have put out some superb Prince Buster 7″ reissues in the past but these are the first for a while.

All singles come on top quality reproductions of Buster’s original labels, plenty of reissue labels do this these days but Rocka A Shacka always do the very the best. The singles are apparently dubbed from … continue reading…

October 3, 2011, at 11:47 pm

Soul Jazz back with Studio One

It’s been over three years but finally some more Studio One from Soul Jazz. Coming soon is a single CD/double vinyl compilation called The Legendary Studio One Records: Original Classic Recordings 1963-80. As the name implies it’s something of a sampler and even though there are no ultra rare label spotters delights here there are plenty of killer tunes including many that are a lot more than the usual compilation fodder.

If the track list … continue reading…

April 26, 2011, at 1:35 pm

Ska from the Dubstore

It’s been relatively well known for sometime that Dubstore in Japan had licenced material from Ken Khouri of Federal Records fame. Finally there are some really exciting vinyl releases as a result of this agreement. Five 7″ singles on replica Kentone labels, all either stupidly rare on original vinyl or previously unreleased:

Ernest Ranglin & Selected Group – Free Form/Skalvouvia Free Form is a killer tune that goes for stupid money on ebay. [audio:http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/11-04/freeform.mp3] Free … continue reading…

May 9, 2010, at 1:09 pm

What is Mod Reggae?

Trojan records have announced that four double CD compilations will be released at the end of the month. These appear to be a bit of a departure from other recent releases as they seem to cater to some extent to the collectors market with a higher proportion of obscure tunes. The four releases are Dub, Ska, Mod Reggae and a hits/rareities package called Heavy Heavy Monster Sound: The Story Of Trojan Records.

A few years … continue reading…

March 5, 2009, at 11:38 pm

Watch These Sounds at Tighten Up

To celebrate the return of Tighten Up this Saturday I thought I’d put up one of the most popular mixes I previously featured on the podomatic site. Enjoy.

Watch These Sounds – a third Rocksteady mix Rocksteady turns Reggae circa 1968

Watch These Sounds by Tim Dancecrasher on Mixcloud

Uniques – Beatitude (UK Island) John Holt – I’ve Been Admiring You (UK … continue reading…

February 28, 2008, at 9:53 pm

Tunes for sale

The sound samples on the records for sale section on this site have been updated, all records now have sound samples that play the tune (usually both sides) including a few seconds of the run in groove so you can check the condition before you buy. 99% of tunes are original issues, all are on proper 7″ vinyl.

Here’s a quick selection of some tunes currently for sale… Ernest Ranglin – Heart Beat/The Coolers – … continue reading…