Limited Edition,Special Coloured VinylStudio One Women is in the series of Studio One compilations released by Soul Jazz Records. Ska, rocksteady, funky reggae, roots, dub mixes, disco mixes, they're all here from the queens of the Jamaican music scene. Studio One Women features a wide mix of classics and obscurities from the finest female voices in reggae. Until now most of these tracks have only ever been available as extremely hard to find Jamaican 7 inch and 12 inch singles and even if you were lucky enough to find them they'd cost you a small fortune! Marcia Griffiths and Rita Marley (here with her first group The Soulettes) are two of Jamaica's most famous female singers hugely popular today. Both these artists became internationally famous as The I – Threes (along with Judy Mowatt), Bob Marley's backing singers alongside The Wailers. Also featured are Hortense Ellis, sister of Alton who cut many smash hit on the island and Jennifer Lara, a lady who had a long career with Studio One, singing on countless sides until she sadly passed away earlier this year. Studio One is the greatest label in the history of reggae and is the foundation of all reggae music. It's where virtually every world renowned Jamaican superstar started out, Bob Marley and The Wailers included. Under the guidance of the legendary Clement "Coxsone" Dodd the musicians at Studio One recorded hundreds of instrumental rhythms which still provide the backbone for many of the records made in Jamaica today.
12 revolutionary recordings that mashed down apartheid in South Africa finally 25 years ago with the elections in 1994 which were the first in which citizens of all races were allowed to take part! "Reggae Mandela" is more than a tribute and features a strong line-up of top artists - singers and harmony vocal groups - Johnny Osbourne, Junior Delgado, Sugar Minott, Barrington Levy, Half Pint, The Mighty Diamonds, the Mighty Travellers and more. Released as LP-Vinyl with close to all tracks being are in demand with collectors!
Das Duo gehört seit 1977 zu den gefragtesten Rhythm Sections des UK, das Legenden wie Bunny Lee, Fat Man, Sugar Minott, Gregory Isaacs und General Levy produziert (und u.a. Janet Jackson geremixt hat). Sämtliche Tracks wurden von den Originalinterpreten neu eingesungen oder enthalten teils sogar die Original-70er-Vocals. Das Konzept bewährte sich bereits mit Mafia & Fluxys Albumreihe "Reggae Heights", in der Protagonisten wie Johnny Clarke, Barry Brown, Gregory Isaacs und John Holt Klassiker zu modernen Mafia & Fluxy Rhythmen neu interpretierten.
"Dubble Attack" is the ultimate Deejay selection for producer legend Glen Brown including U Roy's King Tubby sound system special "Number One In The World", Big Youth's instant rewind "Opportunity Rock", three of I Roy's hardest and hardest to get tunes along with a trio of killers from Prince Jazzbo and many more, released in 1972 to 1974 on Glen Brown's jamaican label Pantomime. In total 14 tracks of highly desirable recordings from the most collectable label of them all, engineered by King Tubby. Remastered with expanded sleeve notes "Dubble Attack" is the must have Deejay round-up no serious reggae fan can be without. Available as CD (Digipak) and LP-vinyl with new lacquers cut by Kevin Metcalfe at Soundmasters
This is the sound of independence, righteous and hot jump-up sounds from the 1950s and 60s, an exciting period of endless new musical styles that would travel across the world – Mento, the Jamaican precursor to reggae; mambos and descargas from Cuba, Dominican merengue, Haitian compas – and more.
This collection of Jamaican doo wop from the late 1950s through to the early 1960s represents a period in which sound systems had begun to dominate the island, and were starting to step up their rivalry by beginning to record and release their own platters rather than rely on imported records to gain the competitive edge.
With the uniquely Jamaican ska explosion yet to completely catch hold, these tracks are largely imitative of the doo wop and R&B sound that had been reaching the island from American shores & radiowaves, albeit peppered with hints of what was to come ~ some of the future stars of ska, rocksteady and reggae are starting to cut their teeth on these tracks, providing a great view into the fledgling record industry on the island.