October 25, 2017, at 10:55 pm

Hot Shots and Dub

Doctor Bird continue to build an impressive catalogue of vintage Jamaican music, they have two new CD’s out on November 10th.

Various Artists – Hot Shots Of Reggae

A quality selection of Lesley Kong productions first released in 1970 on Trojan in the UK and on Kong’s own Beverley’s imprint (as Original Reggae Hot Shots) in Jamaica. This edition collects the original 12 tracks and adds another 13 Lesley Kong productions from the same … 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…

August 22, 2011, at 10:46 pm

The Story Of Trojan Records – again?

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 a smart box and comes complete with a 50 page book, four reproduction print/cards and a window sticker. Now the … continue reading…

September 14, 2010, at 12:05 am

Bunny Lee's Rumours

Pressure Sounds are on a bit of a roll at the moment. No sooner have they finalised plans for a CD of rocksteady classics by the Uniques than they announce that their next project is three 7″ singles featuring Bunny Lee cuts of the Rumours rhythm from 1988.

PSS 037 Mr. Cop – Cornell Campbell/Version PSS 038 Ease Up – Delroy Wilson/Version PSS 039 Roots Of Zion – Vin Gordon/Lion Of Zion – Tony Asha

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August 8, 2010, at 10:42 pm

7 days on ebay

I thought it would be interesting to have a quick look at what’s been selling on ebay this last week. What was cheap, what definitely wasn’t and who got ripped off. It would be impossible to monitor every sale so if anything of note was missed then leave a comment.

First up over recent months Bob Brooks of the legendary and much missed Reggae Revive store has been working with reggae author and former main … continue reading…

July 26, 2009, at 9:40 pm

Sir Collins in Session Part 2.

Following on from the last post featuring the interview with Sir Collins I thought I’d ressurect the mix of Sir Collins music that went on the DanceCrasher podomatic site around three years ago. This was one of the most popular DanceCrasher mixes on podomatic.

If you check the comments on the previous post you’ll see Gary Collins has left the following message:

stay blessed chapter 1 will be released this month check out my space … continue reading…

July 17, 2009, at 2:13 pm

Double Pressure

Pressure Sounds have got two more reissues slated for the late summer and early autumn of 2009.

First up on 8 August is a Delroy Wilson LP called Dub Plate Style that was originally issued as 20 Golden Greats on the Third World label in the UK. The tunes are Bunny Lee productions but the mix was done specifically for the LP by Prince Jammy at Tubby’s.

There are 20 tunes on the re-issue that … continue reading…

May 27, 2009, at 8:05 am

Pressure Sounds 7

Pressure Sounds have announced that there next release will be a seven inch coupling two classic but rare early reggae tunes.

Foey Man – George Dekker has been a sought after tune by many and prices have often gone through the roof on ebay as a result. Whilst Foey Man may be a solid tune with great appeal the other side, This Life Makes Me Wonder by Delroy Wilson is the real gem and the … continue reading…

December 31, 2008, at 2:40 pm

Psycho Rhythmic, a Studio One download

Another Dancecrasher mix is rescued from the obscurity of Podomatic, this time Studio One style. Enjoy.


You’ll Want To Come Back – The Ethiopians (Studio One 7″) People Keep Quarrelling – Alton Ellis (Grooving With Bamboo LP) Sunday Coming – Alton Ellis (Studio One 7″) Sunday Version – Karl Bryan (Studio One 7″) A Get It – The Lyrics (UK Coxsone 7″) Change Of Plan – Joe Higgs (UK Studio One 7″) In Cold … continue reading…