April 1, 2012, at 10:08 pm
Hopeton Lewis’s Live It Up has been pretty much the stuff of legends for many years. A next piece on the rhythm of John Holt’s classic Ali Baba that was arguably even better than the original, first issued on a blank only and in tiny quantities. So rare was this that even many seasoned reggae [...]
February 23, 2012, at 10:14 pm
They’ve been over six months in coming but the fifth instalment of the Merritone label 7″ reissue program from Japan’s Dub Store has just been released.
There are five singles in total including a couple of classics from Hopeton Lewis and one from the Tartans, the other two, by The Minstrels and The Dynamites are [...]
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 [...]
August 6, 2011, at 10:08 am
The fourth instalment of Merritone 7″ reissues from Dub Store are released on 22 August and unsurprisingly there are some more fine tunes on offer.
The Paragons – We Were Meant To Be/(Acappella) The Untouchables – I Do Love You/Mackie Mackie Roland Alphonso – Stranger For Durango/Sounds Of Silence The Termites – We Gonna Make [...]
July 13, 2011, at 10:28 pm
The third selection of Merritone 7″ reissues from Dubstore have just been announced and once again there are some real gems here. There is nothing previously unreleased in this bunch but with hard to find classics like Joe Higgs – You Hurt My Soul and Don Henry – As Long As I Live included no [...]
May 9, 2010, at 1:09 pm
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, [...]
March 5, 2009, at 11:38 pm
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.
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Watch These Sounds – a third Rocksteady mix Rocksteady turns Reggae circa 1968
Uniques – Beatitude (UK Island) John Holt [...]