October 18, 2012, at 11:40 pm
Both Pressure Sounds and Sunspot have visited the Lee Perry catalogue this month.
Sunspot Records have reissued the five track Full Experience 12″ by Aura Lewis, this was originally issued on the Blue Moon label in France in 1990. The recordings date back to around 1978 but were not issued at the time due [...]
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 [...]
February 6, 2012, at 9:40 pm
Pressure Sounds do Lee Perry much better than most, not for them the standard collections of hits from 1969 or the same old classics from the Black Ark days, when they do the Upsetter they mean business. Hot off the press is a CD/double LP featuring obscurities from the period 1968 to 1973 which proves [...]
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 [...]
March 12, 2011, at 9:49 pm
Due out on the 26th April is a second release of Lee Perry dubplates and assorted obscurities from Pressue Sounds titled The Return Of Sound System Scratch. Pressure Sounds will be rightly applauded for digging a lot deeper than many other reissue companies are prepared to these days and whilst this has produced a release [...]
September 7, 2010, at 7:10 pm
I don’t usually worry too much about LP’s but an original copy of Blackboard Jungle Dub on ebay last week caught my interest. This is an extremely rare album and I wasn’t completely surprised to see it made a heafty Â£482 ($745.50). This is a serious wedge for any LP but doubly so for an [...]
August 15, 2010, at 3:53 pm
It’s kind of surprising to see tunes on the UK Cactus label to go for big money but a couple that do are Hold Up Your Head and Ram Goat And Malish Water, both Rupie Edwards productions by Errol Carter. The latter reached the princely sum of Â£105 ($165) for an EX copy last week [...]
April 17, 2010, at 8:35 am
A few years ago when Sanctuary were at the helm you couldn’t move for new Trojan product with three or four re-issue CD’s coming out every month. Since Universal took control of the label new re-issues have slowed down to a trickle and whilst what has come out has been well selected and presented it [...]
April 24, 2009, at 2:26 pm
I mentioned the impending release of the Dub Echoes film on DVD by Soul Jazz last November. Well it’s been a bit delayed but it finally gets released on the 11 May.
Alongside the DVD there will be a double CD/triple vinyl release of accompanying tunes. I know little of the new fangled styles like [...]