October 26, 2010, at 12:17 am

West Country Reggae

With a significant 50’s Windrush era West Indian community, the St Paul’s riot in 1980 and it’s earlier history as a port central to the 18th Century transatlantic slave trade, Bristol has been something of a microcosm of the trials and tribulations of the black community in the UK. As such it’s hardly surprising that in the 70’s and beyond the city should have had a thriving reggae scene.

[audio:http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/10-10/africaisourland.mp3] Joshua Moses – Africa Is … continue reading…

October 18, 2009, at 10:04 pm

RIP Louisa Mark

July 28, 2009, at 9:01 am

Alton And Hortense vinyl on Rock-A-Shacka

Following the release of the Soul Train Is Coming CD featuring Alton Ellis productions Rock-A-Shacka have released a 7″ and 12″ of Alton Ellis material.

12″ (DB004) Alton Ellis – Love To Share/Let Him Try, a lovers tune and a soulful ballad do-over of his Studio One classic respectively. 7″ (DB003) Alton Ellis – Again/Hortense Ellis – Love Is The Key. Two early 70’s reggae tunes.

These have been out for a while already, they … continue reading…