Repress of the original 1989 disc pressed on turquoise vinyl
This Maxi SIngle is not only optically a real eye-catcher and therefore a real collector's item, but also contains 2 brilliant tracks by the band from New York. Equally important and passionate, equally important and lively messages, these two songs underline how special this band is, and shed light on the groove they're in when it comes to laying new tracks
Maxi Single Roots Regae and Dub
There is not a single weak note in "Smoke". It is perhaps the best fusion of reggae and jazz of the more recent era. To be more precise, it is actually ska and "samba rock", a very jazzy form of Brazilian pop music from the 1960s. This dictates the structure: Ska-Offbeats lay the steady basis for jazz groves that float freely over it, for swearing-in wind melodies and funky organ playing. The contrast between the stiff beat on the one hand and the free play of the melody instruments on the other hand makes the incomparable appeal. Everything is of course crystal clear produced and virtuosically mixed. (Source: review dubblog.de).
MAD BUTCHER presents a new edition of the LP for its Classics series. At the same time, this album is the last with the founding members Dave Bateman (guitar), Mark Hambly (bass) and Shane Baldwin (drums). Lia does her thing exceptionally well and also ensures a real rock tube feeling with the THE SWEET cover "Teenage Rampage". Otherwise, the songs are rockier, but also more varied than on their debut. Lia sings more multifaceted to Beki and the band has arranged really good songs with songs like "New blood", "Take it or leave it", "Rebels&Kings", which go powerfully into the ear and represent a significant increase to the earlier songs, because they are just more sophisticated, but no less straight and melodic. (Source:underdog-fanzine.de)
An international sampler with current bands, but they play exclusively Jamaican dance music of the sixties and early seventies. Say: Ska, Rocksteady, Early Reggae.
The fourth edition of the compilation with all very danceable Northern Soul Tracks. Put your dancing Shoes on!
White Vinyl, incl Sticker
Forty years have passed since Oi - The Album was released. To celebrate his Ruby Anniversary, Garry Bushell has teamed up with Pirates Press to create Oi! 40 Years Untamed to publish! This collection contains exclusive, unheard songs from the Oi pioneers and original tracks from younger, emerging bands from around the world. There are brand new and never heard songs from Cock Sparrer, Bishops Green, Noi! Se and The Business, among others.
Compilation of Lee 'Scratch' Perry productions, all from original 7 "singles from 1973-79. All selections were recorded at The Black Ark Studio, Kingston Jamaica. Due to the destruction of the original tapes, all clips were removed Vinyl rips won and extensively restored by See Why Audio from London.
Brilliant Ska/Reggae compilation with various Czech bands.
Northern Soul Compilation
Federal Records was the first domestic Jamaican studio. It opened its doors in 1961 owned by Ken Khouri, who first licensed American records to Jamaica before cutting his own songs, which were some of the earliest Jamaican RnB and Ska singles. In 1981 Ken Khouri sold the complex to Bob Marley, who renamed the premises Tuff Gong Studios and whose legacy continues to this day. Here are some of the best ska tracks to emerge from the Federal Vaults, featuring some of the best artists, musicians of the time. The great Lord Tanomo, Don Drummond, Rico Rodriguez, Roland Alphonso and some lesser known artists.
Live album on 2 LP's the cult UK Punk /Oi! Band as the title says in Holland Recorded in 1986
The Two Tone Club is made up of former members of the Gangsters All Stars. Dedicated entirely to the universe of the ska, garnished with a dash of reggae and irresistible rhythms, the 9 gentlemen met in 1999 and have not been slowed down in their club activities ever since. Numerous appearances in France and neighbouring countries followed. The Two Tone Club knows with its mixture of classic ska, in the sense of the Skatalites, Laurel Aitkens or Prince Busters, and later influences, such as The Specials, Selecter or The Beat, mood and have since shared the stage with many of these greats and enchanted the audience.
The name of the French is still misleading: although there are special-infected 2-tone-like numbers on "Now is the time" (especially the opener "U and I" is a hit in this respect!), the overall atmosphere of the album is once again much more complex. In addition to some rocksteady and skinhead reggae tunes, there are also very relaxed, more suitable reggae for the mingling in a lounge. In stark contrast to this, a song from the 3rd Wave Ska section is just about to end. And with "Get me outta your head" one of the most beautiful rocksteady numbers of a current band. All very stylish and smart and matching a wonderfully simple designed cover.
LP first pressing on white vinyl. Exquisite album by the French band between Rocksteady and Ska, founded in Montbeliard in 1999, with confessions to the 1960s. Well balanced mix of faster numbers and psychedelic instrumentals in the dubious slow tempo for the spliff on Sunday afternoon. The wind section is allowed to ride to the fragrant and tight grooved rhythm tracks sometimes to jazz, the guitar to Morricone-Western. The singer often comes with such a British-lad-like voice and attitude and proves punk appeal in the sense of the Stranglers or The Clash on "Heaven Time". Early Skinhead Reggae is in the air and the band proves their full experience, class and knowledge on their first album in 10 years! (Source: flight13.com)
The TRANSILVANIANS from Vigo in Galicia have been successfully mixing Jamaican R&B, Ska, Rocksteady and Early Reggae with motifs often borrowed from the horror or sci-fi genre for over ten years and have been highly respected in their musical field for over ten years. “Soulful Space” appears as usual with the artwork by illustrator ROBERTO ARGÜELLES and contains eight new original compositions and three cover versions by artists as diverse as LAUREL AITKEN, COCK SPARRER and the Cuban bolero singer BENNY MORÉ! "Soulful Space" is a wonderfully varied vintage offbeat work with a strong individual touch.
Grandiose album by the Ska/ Early Reggae Band from France
The Jamaican band Toots & the Maytals can be considered one of the most famous and important ska and rocksteady groups of all time. Reggae comes in many forms and the music of the Maytals is a seamless blend of reggae and soul. Their second international album "In The Dark" is a ska / reggae classic that captures the Maytals in their heyday. The classic status of "In the Dark" is confirmed by their signature song "54-46 Was My Number".
Funky Kingston by Toots & The Maytals is a brilliant reggae album and is suitable for both beginners and experienced listeners. The album was released twice and with so much success that it entered the US Billboard 200 and was finally included in the list of the 500 greatest albums of all time by the music magazine Rolling Stone. It's a great, groovy album with sparkling reggae, soulful moments and the unmistakable reggae rhythm & blues.
Rerelease of the 1969 album by the Skatalite saxophonist.Recorded by Arthur Duke Reid at his legendary Treasure Isle Studios - named after the family-run liquor store where the studio was located on Bond Street in Kingston. The album also includes some classic vocal performances by the biggest names in ska history: Justin Hines, Stranger Cole and Millicent Patsy Todd. It is a perfect mix of skatalites instrumentals and vocals.
The Upsessions album for the 10th anniversary of the band And again the guys around Mastermind Boss" Van Trigt present a delicious potpourri of Boss Reggae, vintage Ska, Calypso and Rocksteady. I icing on the cake like the spaghetti-western instrumental "The last return of Rawhide" reminiscent of the Upsetters. It is precisely the many lovingly scattered details that make the whole thing so authentic, such as the understated melodic ame in "Samoan Revenge". And wonderful how the Dutch keep picking up on the old themes of the 60s and early 70s and continuing them, for example in "Ride on donkey", which is the continuation of Dobby Dobson's "Ride me donkey". And this applies to both the text and the sounds. Cool. (Source: Review Excerpt from moloko-plus.de)
There are really no big words to lose about the VIBRATORS: active for about 30 years, still very regularly on The Road and consistently release good albums, the band is an institution and the good conscience of the UK punk rock heritage. The vinyl version of Energize is released with a completely new cover artwork. 16 dry rocking songs between 77s UK punk, powerpop and pub rock roll. Indispensable! (Source:coretexrecords.com)