February 16, 2013, at 9:47 pm
A double helping of Duke Reid productions from Trojan this month with a 10″ and a 7″. A total of six tunes all apparently previously unreleased.
Tommy McCook & The Supersonics – Michelle/The Teacher Man – The Lesson (Trojan 7″)
Tommy McCook blows the melody of Michelle by The Beatles over a late rocksteady [...]
June 17, 2012, at 6:20 pm
Out now on Trojan an eight single box set showcasing some great ska sides from Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle Studio.
A few months back Trojan/Universal signed a deal with the controllers of the Duke Reid catalogue, the first output of this deal was the release of the superb Live It Up by Hopeton [...]
April 2, 2012, at 7:42 pm
Few would argue that there are many better re-issue companies than Pressure Sounds these days. For vinyl only you can talk about Deeper Knowledge/Digikiller and Dubstore, for CD and vinyl Universal/Trojan maybe run them close but Pressure Sounds continue to lead the way with quality CD’s/LP’s alongside vinyl singles all put together with a style [...]
November 19, 2011, at 5:30 pm
Four quality rocksteady 7″ reissues are available from Pressure Sounds right now. These releases of Phil Pratt produced sides on repro Caltone labels were announced several months ago but were hit by production problems and have only just become available. It was well worth the wait though, the music is superb, the presentation excellent and [...]
May 9, 2010, at 1:09 pm
Trojan records have announced that four double CD compilations will be released at the end of the month. These appear to be a bit of a departure from other recent releases as they seem to cater to some extent to the collectors market with a higher proportion of obscure tunes. The four releases are Dub, [...]
April 26, 2010, at 10:30 am
So here is another old mix from my old podomatic site. This is called Jump And Shout. As I said in Feb 2007 when this first appeared: A Rocksteady mix focussing mainly on the later period circa 1968 just as the music was turning into Reggae.
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Who Will [...]
April 27, 2009, at 9:07 am
Next up from Pressure Sounds is a re-issue of the classic dub set Pleasure Dub. This was the third in the trilogy of Dub LP’s of Treasure Isle Rocksteady classics originally recorded by Tommy McCook and the Supersonics and then mixed/dubbed by Errol Brown. Unlike the other two LP’s Treasure Dub Vol 1 and 2 [...]
November 14, 2008, at 9:54 am
The Dancecrasher mixes and downloads on podomatic are rarely available as the bandwidth available for free accounts is so limited. Eventually the podomatic account will be closed down but before all the mixes dissapear for good they will be made available for one more time here.
Starting off with a mix of Rupie Edwards productions. [...]
May 7, 2008, at 11:12 pm
After listening to Ska-Nick’s Duke Reid Ska selection recently (see below) I was inspired to dig out a few old Ska tunes, the result was the first Dancecrasher podcast in a long time.
You can check it here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] or stick it on your itunes by clicking here.
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 [...]