Rhygin Rockers, Cedric Brooks & Disco Mix

Rhygiin Records Disco LPI’m sure regular reggae-philes and regular readers of this blog are well aware of the famed Jamaican outlaw Ivanhoe ‘Rhygin’ Martin. He was of course the inspiration for the now classic film “The Harder They Come” starring Jimmy Cliff as a loosely based Ivanhoe Martin. It was also turned into a musical last year as well!

In our continued effort to bring you information on new vinyl releases that please the vinyl junkie in all of us and new sounds in the vintage style we present Rhygin Records. They were more than inspired by this rebel of Jamaican lore. They profess to be the “Revival Sounds of Now” and to “bring you reggae and dub music in the classic style of the golden age of reggae.” They are sure right about both!

The newest sweet slice of vinyl comes courtesy of a disco style mix that Ernie B’s Reggae describes as “3 excellent dub/instrumentals. This is an amazing release. Sort of a Wackies-type sound with a tinge of Ernie Ranglin, but still this is straight up roots dubwise. Over the top packaging (Honest Jons would be proud!) You won’t believe it when you see it. Great music!”

The sleeve’s are hand silk screened and look very Jamaican. The sounds are another set of classic-in-the-making tunes from this young label. The man behind the operation is well known in the Los Angeles scene having been apart of more then a few bands including the defunct Rhythm Doctors (which begat the Aggrolites).

The stable so far includes the likes of Cedric Brooks, The Sandollar Sound, Tino Ranks and The Rhygin Rockers. There has been mention of some of the last recordings from Mikey Dread as well but nothing solid yet. All are strictly studio bands at the moment but the Sandollars have played a few times throughout the years. They are an all-star band in their own right.

logoThey have 3 45’s available and the new disco release. Check em out and get in the grooove of the new sounds today at the website: www.rhyginrecords.com. You can also add them out on Myspace.

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.