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.
Limited Edition of 750 Orange Copies
Showcasing the very best of Duke Reid's Treasure Isle late rock steady and early reggae productions, Moonlight Groover is today regarded as an essential requirement for all serious fans of late Sixties Jamaican sounds. A best seller for Trojan in 1970.
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.
Keeling Beckford is one of the unsung heroes of the Jamaican reggae music scene, his productions were often at the front of the queue for any serious selectah but as yet he just hasn't become a household name. This excellent series aims to set that straight - if only a little! Featuring some very well known names in the world of reggae and rock-steady; Gregory Isaacs, I-Roy, Delroy Wilson and others, get ready for a rock steady dance-party!
A comprehensive show of the best that Swiss punk has to offer, this 17-song Swiss punk sampler includes punk classics pulled by 7inch such as TNT's "Züri brännt" (1978) and Negative's "Glitter Hair Cream"(1982) alongside other Swiss punk anthems and unreleased material. Songs from, among others, TNT, Bellevue, exhaust gas, Crash Course, Negative, Kie 13, Forward and SIDA. Comes with extensive insert feat. Photos and texts that tell the stories of the bands and put the Swiss punk scene in context. Brilliant selection of Swiss underground punk gems from 1979 to 1984. A throwback to the time when the Swiss Confederation almost went up in flames. Most of the tracks have now been re-released for the first time.
Live album on 2 LP's the cult UK Punk /Oi! Band as the title says in Holland Recorded in 1986
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)
Always more incentive than demand, more liberation than limitation, Turnstile reach out their hand again in 2018 with »Time & Space«. Recorded with producer Will Yip at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, "Time & Space" marks Turnstile's Roadrunner debut and features a band with a tremendous amount of heart that doesn't shy away from hardcore's biggest tropes.
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.