Don Drummond Memorial Album LP on 180g orange coloured vinyl. Don Drummond became famous as one of the original members of the instrumental ska band The Skatalites. He composed most of their tunes and recorded different tunes in the ‘50s and ‘60s. He was an excellent trombonist and the famous producer Duke Reid remixed a couple of his tracks years after his death. The instrumentals which are blended together searching for the famous ska sound. The different musicians, who never seem to be out of the Jamaican Hit Parade, bring you 12 numbers packed with the infectious West Indian beat which will make you want to dance and keep on dancing. The so-called Memorial Album illustrated how Drummond’s talent would change the future of Trojan. Don Drummond was convicted for murdering his girlfriend in 1965. He was imprisoned inKingston, where he died four years later. The official cause of death is still unknown, but different theories saying that he was killed or poisoned. Memorial Album is available as a limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies on orange coloured vinyl. Music On Vinyl / Trojan Records LP
Lyn Taitt & The Jets Batman A two track rocksteady single version of the Batman theme tune, ace! Dub Store Records 7"
Sister Nancy / King Tubby Bam Bam A 2 track single from Sister Nancy, released by Techniques and Dub Store Records. Technique / Dub Store Records 7" Back in Stock!
The Upsetters Return Of Django LP on 180g 'orange' coloured vinyl. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters’ classic Return of Django. Lee Perry had already been rattling around the Jamaican music scene for about a decade before Return To Django hit the UK charts in 1969. Soon after, Trojan released a hugely popular collection of the producer’s most popular instrumental releases to date, suitably titled after the best-selling single. Annotated by Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry biographer, David Katz, this is a must for all fans of both the producer and vintage reggae sounds. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry was a pioneer in the 1970’s development of dub music and worked together with artists such as Bob Marley and the Wailers, The Clash and The Beastie Boys. Nowadays he’s still performing and recording music. Return of Django is available as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on orange vinyl. Music On Vinyl / Trojan Records LP Pre-Order
The Skatalites The Skatalite LP on 180g 'orange' coloured vinyl. The 12-track Skatalites album do make for a tidy sampler of some of the best sides the group cut for producer Duke Reid during the last days of Jamaican R&B and the early ska period. While by no means a definitive collection, Skatalite collates some choice cuts like ‘Eastern Standard Time’, ‘Don-De-Lion’ and ‘Yard Broom’ featuring the classic line-up on fine form, with Don Drummond on trombone, Jackie Mittoo’s piano and trumpeter Jonny “Dizzy” Moore laying down some foundational rhythms. Available as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on orange vinyl. Music On Vinyl / Trojan Records LP Pre-Order
Dreadzone Once Upon A Time Following the release of Dreadzone’s dance-floor infused 4th album ‘Sound’ in 2001 the need to take the album live would see a change of line-up. New man Ben Balafonic took on touring duties and moved his mixing desk into the Dread Central studio in West London to start a brand new partnership. Along with new live MC Spee and Greg Dread’s brother Steve a team was building that would go on to create a tougher more MC driven skanking spin on the bass heavy dread sound. Earl 16 also became a big part of an album that evolved slowly in between other projects and remixing during the next 3 years from 2002 to 2005. Without a live show Greg, Ben and Spee took the Dreadzone Sound System to a new level on the road resulting in a DJ mix album on the Functional Label. To build on that, Dreadzone’s 5th artist album ‘Once Upon A Time’ was finally released in 2005 also on Functional and the band’s fearsome live reputation stepped up a notch with the return of Leo Williams. The following year of touring took in many dynamic shows resulting in the live album ‘Live at Sunrise’. Sadly the tour for that record never took place. In 2006 Ben left and Steve Roberts tragically passed away effectively drawing a line under this particular period of Dreadzone. Once Upon a Time has now been remastered and is being re-released in 2020, and this time released on vinyl too. Dubwiser Records CD | LP
Bunny Wailer Protest LP on 180g black vinyl. Bunny Wailer is not only known as an original member of reggae group The Wailers, but also because of his fantastic solo career. His second album Protest is full of solid reggae rhythms and conscious lyrics. It’s subtle with a lot of slowly growing repetitions and the great Peter Tosh appears on the guitar. As the title suggests, it is more of a social commentary, Bunny protests against vanity and rally’s for human rights. All over this one needs to be in everybody’s Reggae collection. Music On Vinyl LP Pre-Order
Toots and The Maytals Reggae Got Soul LP on 180g black vinyl. The Jamaican musical group Toots & the Maytals can be considered as one of the best known and most important ska and rocksteady groups of all time. Their tenth album, Reggae Got Soul, has so much energy in it, created by soulful sounds and the warmth of Toots’ voice. The album peaked at 157 in the Billboard 200, but deserves so much more attention than that. The wonderful horn section and the top rate line-up constructed this wonderful album, which is one of those albums that you can push the repeat button and just let it rip three or four times in a row. It’s definitely one of the best records from their impressive career. Music On Vinyl LP Pre-Order