August 11, 2012, at 5:14 pm

Live & Learn and Jahmusic from Bond Export

New York based record distributors and reissue specialists Bond Export return this month with a selection of 7″ and 12″ vinyl re-releases from Delroy Wright and Clive Chin/Family Man.

Delroy Wright, brother of Hyman “Jah Life” Wright ran his Live & Learn imprint in New York in the 80’s. Bond Export have initiated a reissue program for his catalogue with a 7″ and two 12″s:

Winston Hussey – Ghetto Man Problem/Version 7″

Junior … continue reading…

November 1, 2011, at 7:45 pm

Sittin' by the open fire place, In my favorite Clarks bootie…

The O’Jays may have written Brandy and had a (minor) hit with it back in 1978, but in the early 80’s Little John voiced it in a rub-a-dub style and made it his own. Brandy is out now on a 12″ on the Music Lovers imprint released by Spring Hill records, backed by yet another “connection” tune by Little John and Billy Boyo titled Houseman Connection.

The original Brandy is supposed to be about a … continue reading…

September 30, 2011, at 12:05 am

Mini Dubstore Jammy's

I’m not sure what to think about this, four 7″ singles from Dub Store in Japan featuring sound system specials as recorded for King Jammy’s Supa Power in the late 80’s/early 90’s.

Junior Reid – Puppa Jammy Nice Little John – Jammys Has Come

Little John – Jammys Rule Colin Roach and Anthony Malvo – Hey Yo

Pad Anthony – Try A Thing Nitty Gritty – Trial And Crosses

Chi-Lites – Jammys Better Pad Anthony … continue reading…

March 21, 2011, at 12:03 am

Dub Store Jammy's

Dub Store reissue another seven classic Jammy’s digital productions on 7″ at the end of May. There are some real classics coming, this series just gets better and better:

Echo Minott – I Am Back/Version

Pad Anthony – Dangerous System/Version

Admiral Tibet – Running From Reality/Version

Gregory Isaacs – The Ruler/Version

Sugar Minott – Conscious Lover/Pad Anthony – By Show Down

Conroy Smith – Sugar Me/Version … continue reading…

October 24, 2010, at 8:19 pm

Redman in the Dub Store

The Japanese Dub Store crew have announced a two part reissue programme of Redman productions on 7″ single:

Release date 25 October

Puddy Roots – When I Release/Version Wayne Palmer – Yu Nu Remeber/Version Horace Martin – Geow Now/Version Admiral Tibet – New Tactics/Version Carl Meeks – Danger/Version Dave Bailey – Concrete Jungle/Version

Release date 8 November

Dave Bailey – Runnings/Version Da Da Waps – Old Chain/Version Tony Tuff – Carless People/Version Carl Meeks – … continue reading…

August 27, 2010, at 11:32 pm

Rusty on Dug Out

Out now on Dug Out records is a tasty re-issue of a 1982 Rusty International 12″:

Little John – What You Want To Be/Little John & Billy Boyo – Discjockey//Professor & Roots Radics – Combination

Discjockey is a bit of a comedy cut with Little John and Billy Boyo getting in each others way more than once but the Little John vocal is fine and the version doesn’t pull any punches either.

The official DanceCrasher … continue reading…

February 10, 2010, at 12:23 pm

All that glitters must be… Gold Shop

Alongside the growing catalogue of 80’s re-releases by Deadly Dragon and the small but great Digikiller (both of which got a mention recently). There is a third New York outfit that are currently putting out late 80’s era vinyl and are slowly but surely building an impressive catalogue of releases. Gold Shop started off early last year with some 7″ from Phillip Smart and most recently have put out some fine singles on the Witty … continue reading…

December 20, 2009, at 4:31 pm

Trash And Ready

The Tighten Up Crew return with a new night in January showcasing 80’s dancehall and digital sounds, so expect loads of Junjo Lawes, Greensleeves 12’s, Jammy’s and Sleng Teng vibes.

Welll be at Catch (one of the best ever old Tighten Up venues) once a month on a Sunday starting on January 17th. Joining us behind the decks will by the mighty Tim “Bilko” Wells. Times are from 8pm to 1am and it’s in the … continue reading…

June 23, 2009, at 9:20 pm

Nuff Niceness: A Jammy's Mix

It’s been a while since I posted a mix so here’s another oldie from the pretty much unusable podomatic page. This time mid to late 80’s Jammys tunes, there is some great stuff here…


We No Want No Warrior – Junior Delgado (Jammy’s 7″) Clarkes Bootey – Little John (Jammy’s 7″) Police In England – Peter Metro (Greensleeves 12″) Ickie All Over – Wayne Smith (Greensleeves 12″) Life Story – Tonto Irie (Greensleeves 12″) … continue reading…

April 4, 2008, at 2:31 pm

Discomix style

Wall to wall classics are guaranteed on a forthcoming release from Greensleeves featuring Jah Thomas productions in a discomix style as originally released on 12″ single back in the day. Tracklist: 1. Triston Palmer, Jah Thomas & Toyan – Entertainment 2. Michael Palmer & Jim Brown – Ghetto Dance 3. Triston Palmer – Joker Smoker 4. Papa Bruce – Loafter Smoker 5. Anthony Johnson, Jah Thomas & Toyan – Gunshot 6. Little John & Toyan … continue reading…