August 11, 2012, at 5:14 pm

Live & Learn and Jahmusic from Bond Export

New York based record distributors and reissue specialists Bond Export return this month with a selection of 7″ and 12″ vinyl re-releases from Delroy Wright and Clive Chin/Family Man.

Delroy Wright, brother of Hyman “Jah Life” Wright ran his Live & Learn imprint in New York in the 80’s. Bond Export have initiated a reissue program for his catalogue with a 7″ and two 12″s:

Winston Hussey – Ghetto Man Problem/Version 7″

Junior … continue reading…

December 25, 2009, at 8:59 am

Volcano Eruption

Due out in the new year from VP Records is a two CD and DVD retrospective of Junjo Lawes productions called Volcano Eruption. The tracklist doesn’t seem to have been published yet but the advert mentions the likes of Barrington Levy – Prison Oval Rock and Wailing Souls – Firehouse Rock so expect plenty of solid gold classics from the era.

If you already have all the tunes you still might be tempted by the … continue reading…

October 3, 2009, at 8:54 am

Barrington a Run Come Ya!

A pretty obscure Barrington Levy showcase LP from 1981, Run Come Ya was re-issued on the Puff label though JungleX last year. Later this month they are releasing two tracks from the LP on seven inch singles; I’m Not In Love and Run Come Ya Man, both sevens come complete with the dubs and feature the Root’s Radics backing Barrington with mix duties by Scientist. Not bad at all.

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August 1, 2009, at 7:55 am

Shaka does Greensleeves

The undisputed king of UK roots sounds Jah Shaka has compiled a CD of best shots from the Greensleeves vaults which sees release in mid September. Titled Jah Shaka Presents The Positive Message there are 15 tunes on the release, unsurprisingly Shaka has gone for tunes from the earlier years of Greensleeves, there are plenty of classics here and this looks to be a fine release.

Keith Hudson – Felt We Felt The Strain Earl … continue reading…

October 14, 2008, at 10:15 pm

The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture…the album

To conincide with the publishing of the book of the same name by Beth Lesser Soul Jazz are releasing a double CD or 2 x double LP dancehall compilation on the 10th November.

For seasoned fans this isn’t offering a huge amount, the press release boasts “…100% stone-cold Dancehall classics. An A-Z of some of Dancehall’s finest moments.” Which kind of speaks for itself but for people exploring the genre or those who’d like … continue reading…

January 13, 2008, at 11:25 pm

Waxpoetic with Barrington Levy

We were a bit late to spot this but there is a very nice feature with Barrington Levy in the latest issue of Waxpoetics magazine. Written by David Katz and spread across 7 pages, including some superb photos mostly in colour, this is a really nice overview of his career from it’s beginnings in the late 70’s up to the present day. It’s issue No 26 (Dec 07/Jan 08) of the magazine and is far … continue reading…