October 1, 2017, at 7:18 pm

A Box Of Treasure

Treasure Isle Ska Rarities: The 7″ Vinyl Box Set They like a good box set down at Trojan Records and whilst not cheap (it’s currently advertised at £43.50 on the Pledge Music site) this one is good enough and will be well worth a look when it is issued at the end of this month.

Ten 7″ vinyl singles with reproduction Treasure Isle or Dutchess labels and card Treasure Isle sleeves housed in an attractive … continue reading…

September 5, 2012, at 9:19 pm

Pressure Sounds meet Bunny Lee

Out now on Pressure Sounds four 7″ singles featuring Bunny Lee productions, three from the early 70’s and a single 60’s rocksteady double sider. They all come on impressive replica labels and with printed die cut sleeves.

Slim Smith – Turning Point/The Aggrovators – Version (Lee’s) One of two Slim Smith sides in this batch of releases, this was first issued in 1972 on the Jackpot label. A great tune that demonstrates (in case … continue reading…

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…

October 5, 2010, at 8:18 pm

Unique Pressure Sounds

When I first heard that Pressure Sounds were putting out a compilation of material from the Uniques I was a little dubious as they had already released a CD of the group around a dozen years ago called Watch This Sound. As I noted when first mentioning this release there was little to worry about as the compilation trod very different ground to the previous release.

Let’s get the pedantry over at the beginning, not … continue reading…

September 21, 2010, at 12:23 am

Ebay Watching (10 from 7)

An almost regular look at the last seven days of reggae vinyl sales on ebay.

Though reggae music is absolutely not about who has the most money to pay for tunes I thought it would be interesting to look strictly at some of the heighest selling prices in the last week.

Wayne Marshall And The Offbeat Posse – Give Me The Mix / Mike In My Hand The list starts with an ultra rare digi … 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…

March 5, 2009, at 11:38 pm

Watch These Sounds at Tighten Up

To celebrate the return of Tighten Up this Saturday I thought I’d put up one of the most popular mixes I previously featured on the podomatic site. Enjoy.

Watch These Sounds – a third Rocksteady mix Rocksteady turns Reggae circa 1968

Watch These Sounds by Tim Dancecrasher on Mixcloud

Uniques – Beatitude (UK Island) John Holt – I’ve Been Admiring You (UK … continue reading…

January 26, 2008, at 3:14 am

Peter Tosh sevens box

Clive Chin is putting together a box set of late 60’s Peter Tosh singles with help from UK record dealer Bob Brooks from Reggae Revive. All will be Randy’s productions except record 2 which is a Lee Perry production. The release date is slated for early March.

Record 1 A. You Can’t Fool Me Again (RANDY’S PRE DYNA RANDY 414-1 (1969) JA (a Tosh vocal on an uptempo early Reggae rhythm, this was reissued on … continue reading…