October 4, 2012, at 11:00 pm
The latest releases from Deeper Knowledge/Digikiller are out now and as usual they are hard to resist; a couple of serious Channel One 10″ offerings and a classic roots 7″ from Lloyd Tyrell/Charmers.
Oneil Dyer – Apartment/Dub Originally issued on a US press blank label Hitbound 10″ in ’82 but a seriously rare one.
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 [...]
April 12, 2011, at 12:31 am
Beth Lessers latest book published by Small Axe/Muzik Tree celebrates the life of Sugar Minott who died in July of last year. Like her previous book; King Jammy’s, this latest volume shows that Beth can present a story in a way that many other reggae authors can’t, from the perspective of someone who was there [...]
March 21, 2011, at 12:03 am
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
January 31, 2011, at 2:06 pm
It looks like there are some heavy duty releases coming on Dug Out soon. They’ve gone back to the Black Victory label and will be putting out the 12″ of Sugar Minott’s Sheriff John Brown and the indemand Tempo Explosion LP that features tracks by Sugar Minott, Chris Wayne, Willie Williams, Ras Menilik Dacosta and [...]
August 14, 2010, at 10:25 pm
I’ve only ever been an occasional reader of the bi-monthly French reggae magazine Natty Dread, but when ever I have got hold of a copy I’ve always been really impressed. The only negative is that it’s all written in French meaning that looking at the pictures and listening to the free CD that came with [...]
July 13, 2010, at 8:02 pm
Long before the late great Lincoln Sugar Minott struck out as a solo artist he started his recording career in the early 70′s as a member of the vocal trio the African Brothers alongside Derrick Howard (AKA Eric Bubbles) and Tony Tuff.
Now with consummate good timing (and clearly no suggestion of a cash in) [...]
July 11, 2010, at 8:30 am
Dancehall Mobi are reporting that Sugar Minott passed away a few hours ago, they are usually very reliable so it seems this must be true. Condolences to Sugar’s family. Rest In Peace star.
Sugar at Reggae Sunsplash 1983.
May 3, 2010, at 7:09 pm
Loud Disturbance Records have just released a new cut on the Heavenless/Entertainment rhythm which they’ve named 50 Pounds. Heavenless started life at Studio One circa 1968 with the horns cut by Vin Gordon (though it’s sometimes incorrectly credited to Don Drummond).
Like so many classic Studio One rhythms it was ressurrected with great success in [...]
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 [...]