Last November King Duncan from the DC band The Shifters wanted to do something really special for his birthday. So he got the idea to fly Queen P from LA so he could see her perform. Naturally his band would back her up and he would get a chance to sing with one of his [...]
There’s a new collection about to hit stores presenting the best of early Ska from the label that came to best represent it in the UK and around the world – Bluebeat. The release features a chronological collection of A and B sides on the label starting with the first release from [...]
YES! The Laurel Aitken Re-issues will be getting some US distribution as Dusty Groove has them listed as Mid May releases. OH YEAH and there will be re-issues of “Scandal In A Brixton Market” and “The High Priest Of Reggae”. AMAZING NEWS INDEED!
So that means more Laurel Goodness!
FYI: Amazon has “High [...]
All the Millie Smalls talk last week and I didn’t post the cover by 2 Tone act Bad Manners that was an 80′s hit. Here’s the video below from Buster and crew giving their take on the 1964 hit “My Boy Lollipop”. Classic – Enjoy!
Seems we’re on a Millie Small kick lately. To further illustrate the point that Millie wasn’t a one hit wonder here is a video with her playing Wembly Stadium in 1970 with a powerfully proactive political song “Enoch Power” coming out against Mr. Powell. This was before the real positive roots reggae took [...]
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