February 26, 2016, at 12:00 am

DanceCrasher T-shirts – discounts now…

Between now and the 2nd March all T-Shirts are 15% off at the DanceCrasher Spreadshirt shop. To take advantage of this offer just enter the discount code SPRING16 on check out.

August 23, 2013, at 9:48 pm

Prince Jazzbo fund

Deejay and producer Prince Jazzbo is currently very ill with advanced lung cancer. To help care for him at this difficult time his longtime partner has set up a funding page so people can make donations. Please help them out if you can.

May 12, 2011, at 2:00 pm

Bunny Lee speaks

Though the Reggae-Vibes website will never win any awards for design and presentation the interviews that Peter I has on there have always been nothing less than excellent.

Up just now is a recent interview he done with Bunny Lee that is both informative and entertaining (there is something of the politician in some of Bunny’s answers, see his response to the question about modern mixes of old material released by Kingston Sounds for example). … continue reading…

March 14, 2011, at 9:40 pm

Limonious: In Fine Style

Props to the man called John Eden of the mighty fine www.uncarved.org for pointing out that there is finally a well done and informative website about dancehall artist Wilfred Limonius on the web. In Fine Style is a blog style investigation into the man behind 1,000 LP sleeves (well more than 150 anyway…) that does alot more than collect together a series of badly scanned sleeves. I never knew he’d released a single or that … continue reading…

March 2, 2011, at 1:55 pm

Dancehall style

This site isn’t new but it had passed me by before so thought it worth a mention, Beth Lesser of Reggae Quarterly fame and the number one chronicler of early 80’s dancehall now has a website that showcases some of her great photo’s from Jamaica in the 80’s.

I won’t waste time telling you how great these photo’s are – go and see for yourself. www.bethlesser.com

(the picture is Beth’s superb shot of U … continue reading…

December 4, 2010, at 12:05 am

Derrick's One Stop

The Gleaner writer Mel Cooke should write a book about Reggae There aren’t many people in the music business in Jamaica that he doesn’t seem to have spoken to at one time or another and his Gleaner articles, fine as they, are often all to brief.

This latest one about Derrick Harriott and his original shop on King Street in Kingston is a case in point.

October 24, 2010, at 9:27 pm

70's pictures

Check IT Dread for some amazing pictures from Jamaica circa ’78. The photographer, a Norwegian, published a book with many of these in 1979 in her home country. This seems to be the first time these have been seen since then. Many thanks to Staxawax on the Pama forum for the heads up on these.

Right: I Roy at Channel One.

October 9, 2010, at 6:02 pm

Studio First On Ebay

An almost regular look at the last seven days of reggae vinyl sales on ebay returns after a couple of weeks off.

Studio One has always been a difficult one. Though rightly popular it’s a mine field for people chasing down original tunes due to the myriad of different Jamaican labels and the very variable sound quality. 60’s UK issues on Coxsone/Studio One are always in demand as are early 70’s Bamboo and Banana issues, … continue reading…

September 13, 2010, at 1:31 pm

Pure Entertainment

I’m a big fan of Jamaican Gleaner writer Mel Cooke’s features about specific songs, these articles really take you back to when the music was being made with info about who was there, why it happened and where it was first played. This last Sundays article about Tristan Palma and the tune Entertainment is another essential read though they should really put a sound clip up to get you in the mood, as they don’t … continue reading…

September 7, 2010, at 7:10 pm

Seven Days (in dub) on ebay

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 £482 ($745.50). This is a serious wedge for any LP but doubly so for an album that never had a sleeve, with red marker pen defacing the label and described as between G+ and VG+. … continue reading…