Ken Boothe has been busy recording a new collection of tunes. Hard at work recording at his Kingston home studio, the album, titled “Jpurney” is. according to Boothe, a statement on his life and career. He stretches his mainly Rocksteady and Soul catalog by trying a little dancehall, the Observer [...]
Trojan Records has been hard at work at creating releases that speak to the hardcore vinyl Reggae collector with their limited edition heavy weight singles and box set collections like the Lucky Sevens set.
They recently made a deal with Duke Reid’s estate to release Treasure Isle [...]
The next in the Trojan Records 7 inch vinyl series has been announced. It will be released on the Duke Reid label which I think it one of the all time great designs of any they’ve released. I just love the clean simple yet distinctive look.
For four decades, Hopeton Lewis’ “Live [...]
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 [...]
The Echoes of Kingston Concert Series kicks off next week and a big part of it is Queen P of Ocean 11 fame singing the Treasure Isle Songbook. It’s a tribute to an over-looked but highly productive period of Jamaican popular music.
To highlight this style the wonderful blog Dancecrasher has gone [...]
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