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 [...]
October 3, 2011, at 11:47 pm
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 [...]
August 22, 2011, at 10:46 pm
When Trojan announced they were producing a “The Story Of Trojan Records” box set I’d have to say I was just a little underwhelmed, after all Trojan have been producing Trojan Story compilations since 1971, what would be different this time?
First things first. This set totals 123 tracks over five CD’s. It’s packaged in [...]
April 17, 2011, at 11:43 am
Yesterday was Record Store Day and as part of the day Trojan released another of their limited edition 7″ singles, this was to be sold only in records shops participating in Record Store Day but it sounds like copies may be more widely available so wait a while to see if you can pick this [...]
June 15, 2010, at 1:53 pm
Three more re-issues on a facsimilie UK Pyramid label have just appeared. When I mentioned the first lot of these in January I said they were Jamaican pressings which was wrong, these actually originated in the UK.
The Maytals – Pee Pee Cluck Cluck/Beverley’s All Stars – The Monster The A side was previously only [...]
September 16, 2008, at 12:00 pm
To celebrate 50 years since the start of Randy’s VP records are releasing a special 2 CD retrospective with a 40 minute DVD. The CD’s are split down the middle, the first one featuring Ska to early Reggae and the second 70′s sounds. The release has it’s fair share of fairly obvious tunes as [...]