September 22, 2017, at 8:32 pm

All Aboard The Psychedelic Train

Doctor Bird Records (a division of Cherry Red) continue their skillful plundering of the Trojan archives with a couple of new CD’s out on October 13th. As usual they’ve selected a couple of classic LP’s and have put them together with a selection of bonus tracks, we get Various Artists – Gay Feet – Every Night and Derrick Harriot & the Crystalites – Psychedelic Train.

Psychedelic Train is the pick of the two here … continue reading…

September 4, 2017, at 7:51 am

Sufferer/Dancing Down Orange Street CD Releases

Another two fine CD reissues from Doctor Bird, part of the Cherry Red group. Due out on the 8 September 2017:

The Kingstonians – Sufferer The classic LP complete as first released in 1970 together with 12 additional cuts on one CD. These are either recordings by the Kingstonians or instrumental versions of tracks from their LP by the Crystalites.

This is packaged with the original sleeve, front and back on the booklet. There … continue reading…

July 6, 2012, at 5:08 am

Dub Store Crystals

A few months after their first selection of Derrick Harriot produced 7″ reissues Dub Store are back with another five. Given the inclusion of a number or unreleased, or first time on single recordings, this batch are even more exciting than the first. All are issued on facsimile Crystal labels unless noted.

Derrick Harriott – The Loser / Derrick Harriott, Bobby Ellis & The Desmond Miles Seven – Now We Know

The Loser is … continue reading…

June 2, 2010, at 12:27 am

The 100 greatest Rocksteady tunes #28

Afred Hitchcock – Bobby Ellis And The Crystalites (Derrick Harriott Production)

Yet more from Derrick Harriott, this time an instrumental. It’s hard to top a rocksteady instrumental with Derrick Harriott in the producers chair, and with Bobby Ellis at the fore with a wonderfully mournful horns lead you realy can’t go wrong…this is sublime stuff.

Bobby Ellis, a product of the Alpha Boys School, played with the Mighty Vikings in the early 60’s. This connection … continue reading…

April 26, 2010, at 10:30 am

A rocksteady style: Jump And Shout

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.

Jump And Shout by Tim Dancecrasher on Mixcloud

Who Will She Be – Barry York (UK … continue reading…

April 14, 2009, at 6:33 pm

Goodies Are The Greatest

Another old DanceCrasher mix is given a new lease of life. More rocksteady business with no general theme this time, just great tunes.

Goodies Are The Greatest by Tim Dancecrasher on Mixcloud

Carl Dawkins – Baby I Love You (UK Rio) JJ All Stars – Cabbage Leaf (Blank) Larry Marshall – The First Time I Met You Girl (Olive Blossom) Pioneers – … continue reading…