April 29, 2012, at 6:16 pm

Roots On Bond Export

Four singles reissued now on Bond Export three with production credits going to Clive Chin and Randy’s and one to Harry Mudie.

EW1974 – Freddie McKay – Won’t Get Away/Version (Impact! label) Produced by Clive Chin and Eddie Wong and originally released on Eddie Wong’s Downtown label this is the next cut to Foot Of The Mountain by Dennis Brown. This has been reissued on a plain black and white Impact! label in recent years, … continue reading…

October 29, 2011, at 2:09 pm

Recorded at Studio One

Out now on 7″ from Ace’s Records two sides produced by Al Barry (AKA Barry Howard) at Studio One between 1968 and 1970.

Freddie McKay – A Little Bit Will Do (AKA Just A Little Bit/Little Bit More) [audio:http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/11-10/alittlebitmore.mp3] Joe White – Ain’t Misbehaving [audio:http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/11-10/aintmisbehaving.mp3]

Freddie McKay voiced Just A Little Bit a number of times, this cut isn’t the best known but it is the first piece. The rhythm used is the same as … continue reading…

October 3, 2011, at 11:47 pm

Soul Jazz back with Studio One

It’s been over three years but finally some more Studio One from Soul Jazz. Coming soon is a single CD/double vinyl compilation called The Legendary Studio One Records: Original Classic Recordings 1963-80. As the name implies it’s something of a sampler and even though there are no ultra rare label spotters delights here there are plenty of killer tunes including many that are a lot more than the usual compilation fodder.

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May 18, 2011, at 9:15 am

An earthquake from Freddie McKay

There is a new kid on the block in New York; Bond Export say they are the official distributors for the always busy DKR and the recently quiet Gold Shop, but are also licencing tunes in their own right. And what a way to start, three late 70’s tunes from Freddie McKay on seven inch including the killer in demand Nuh Mek It Look Suh (titled Nah Mek It Look So Bad on this release).

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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…

February 24, 2010, at 9:47 am

Pressure on seven

Pressure Sounds records will re-issue two seven inches on 21 March:

Attaras – Brimstone And Fire c/w Cool Fire Version (Joe Higgs production) Freddy McKay – Rock A Bye Woman c/w Rock A Bye Version (Freddy McKay production)

Both are in demand 70’s tunes and will come with picture sleeves etc etc. Rock A Bye Woman has been released on several CD’s by Trojan over the years but this looks like the first time the … continue reading…