Archive for the 'Reggae/Dub/Dancehall/Ska' Category

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

First off, in regards to Jamaican vintage, our summer Bomboclat series is still available – volumes 1-3, here and volume 4, here. Onwards. Soul Jazz Records continues to mine the vaults of Studio One and beyond.. In January the label released Studio One: Ironsides, an 18 track collection compiled by Stuart Baker. Dedicated to the […]

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

In 2009 Secret Stash Records dusted this collection off breathing new life into it via a vinyl-only release. From the label: ‘In the spring of 1981 a group of reggae studio musicians from Jamaica gathered in New York City under the direction of Jeremy Taylor, a music professor at NYU at that time. The result […]

Monday, August 4th, 2008

While combing through some reggae/dub for an upcoming dancehall/dub/reggae heavy AD radio show, I happened upon some demos recorded at Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Black Ark studio in 1978 – a few years prior to Marley’s death. Here are a couple of the tracks along with their dub counterparts. Previously: Bob Marley & The Wailers :: […]

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

As the vintage newspaper clipping above infers, those interested in early roots reggae most definitely need this 1975 album in their collection; it’s just a seminal and essential listen. Reissued in March by the folks at Pressure Sounds, Joe Higgs’ Life of Contradiction had, until now, been out-of-print stateside for years. In its stead an […]

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

You may be asking yourself, “hmm, do I really need yet another ’70s reggage/dancehall/ska compilation in my life?” and to be honest, no, you probably don’t, but if you do happen to have a crisp twenty and some change burning a hole in your pocket, per usual Soul Jazz Records is happy to take your […]

Monday, August 27th, 2007

As we mentioned last month, Aquarium Drunkard is excited to have teamed up with the classic reggae/dub label, Trojan Records, to help commemorate the their 40th anniversary. As any genre aficionado will tell you, when it comes to this shit, Trojan is where it’s at. What this means for A.D. readers – who are reggae/dub […]