Jimmy Cliff & Alton Ellis in New Issue of Waxpoetics

WaxPoetics 32MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL! What should you have gotten for that special black music mover on your list this year? Well I would suggest a subscription to the wonderfully produced magazine Waxpoetics. It’s a vinyl adicts dream magazine – always full of great insightful articles and wonderful pictures.

It’s not all reggae but there is usually at least one good story each issue and if not well it’s still worth the price. Magazines and publications are disappearing left and right and with it our written history. Not to get off on a tangent but if we don’t support the arts and literature then where will it all go?

Back to what I was saying – the newest issue (Issue 32) of this outstanding publication is out now and it includes a healthy well written 11 page article on Jimmy Cliff’s career by David Katz (People Funny Boy, Solid Foundation) including a collection of great images and background information.

It also includes a tribute to Alton Ellis and a piece on Randy’s studio along with many other great articles that come in each issue. The main piece in this issue is centered around Sly Stone and his musical nuggets of the last 30+ years of musical mayhem.
There are 2 different covers you can get – one with Jimmy Cliff and one with Alton Ellis (both with Sly Stone).

I've been involved in the Los Angeles music scene since at least 1995 going to shows, promoting, spinning records and running labels. Ska and Early Reggae are my passion among other things of course.