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 15, 2011, at 6:02 am
Hot on the heels of the four 7″ released recently featuring late 80′s/early 90′s Jammy’s specials, Japan’s Dub Store Records are back with three more of the same.
I haven’t changed my view that releasing old 10″ dubplates on 7″ format is a curious strategy but that said it can’t be denied that it’s great [...]
October 2, 2011, at 9:18 pm
It’s been over a year since Gold Shop put out any new reissues and it was beginning to look like they’d called it a day. Fortunately that’s not the case and they are back on the scene with a couple of new 12″ re-issues on the King Kustom label.
Sluggy – Ghetto Youth // Version [...]
September 30, 2011, at 12:05 am
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 – [...]
March 22, 2011, at 1:25 pm
This blog doesn’t really favour late 80′s sounds over 60′s or 70′s music but it just so happens that the amount of quality late 80′s dancehall and digital stuff coming out these days is just phenomenal. So forgive me if that’s a common preoccupation at the moment.
Here comes Dug Out records with another mighty [...]
April 28, 2010, at 11:42 pm
Two mid eighties Nitty Gritty tunes produced by Eric Bubbles AKA Derrick Howard are the latest seven inch reissues from the Gold Shop camp out of New York on the Progressive imprint:
Morning Train/Version Got To Make It/Version
Morning Train is nice but Got To Make It is a storming cut on the Tonight rhythm, [...]
April 10, 2010, at 11:21 pm
I’m kind of slow of the blocks with these releases but thought they were worth a mention anyway because they’re fine. Gold Shop out of New York have re-released another five tunes on seven inch from the Witty catalogue. These are all on one rhythm called Rough Wine:
Sluggy Ranks – Rough Wine / Version [...]
July 17, 2008, at 12:37 pm