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 1985.
This series is a remarkable undertaking in that it has included productions from all the major players; Coxsone, … continue reading…
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 one will be complaining.
Gaylettes – Silent River Runs Deep / I Like Your World Don Henry – As Long … continue reading…
February 24, 2010, at 9:47 am
Pressure Sounds records will re-issue two seven inches on 21 March:
Attaras – Brimstone And Fire c/w Cool Fire Version (Joe Higgs production) Freddy McKay – Rock A Bye Woman c/w Rock A Bye Version (Freddy McKay production)
Both are in demand 70’s tunes and will come with picture sleeves etc etc. Rock A Bye Woman has been released on several CD’s by Trojan over the years but this looks like the first time the … continue reading…
December 31, 2008, at 2:40 pm
Another Dancecrasher mix is rescued from the obscurity of Podomatic, this time Studio One style. Enjoy.
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You’ll Want To Come Back – The Ethiopians (Studio One 7″) People Keep Quarrelling – Alton Ellis (Grooving With Bamboo LP) Sunday Coming – Alton Ellis (Studio One 7″) Sunday Version – Karl Bryan (Studio One 7″) A Get It – The Lyrics (UK Coxsone 7″) Change Of Plan – Joe Higgs … continue reading…
April 11, 2008, at 11:41 am
Another new release that sounds like it could be a winner is Every Mouth Must Be Fed a various producers set of singles originally released on the Micron label in the early to mid 70’s. Due out on Pressure Sounds on 16 June this set should be well worth checking.
Track Listing: 1. Conference At Waterhouse – Jah Stitch 2. Conference Version 3. Lorna Banana – Junior Byles 4. Revolution Is For The Chinaman – … continue reading…
November 27, 2007, at 1:43 pm
Pressure Sounds Records are re-issuing Joe Higgs’s seminal Life of Contradiction set on CD and vinyl on 18 February 2008. Track list:
Come On Home Got To Make A Way Wake Up And Live Life Of Contradiction Who Brought Down The Curtains Thereâ€™s A Reward Hard Times Donâ€™t Bother Me My Baby Still Loves Me She Was The One Song My Enemy Sings Bonus track for CD only: Let Us Do Something Bonus track for … continue reading…