Brand new and good for you: January 2019

Those looking for authentic roots sound have their chance here. Maestro Roberto Sanchez’s production, the premiere album of veteran singer Clive Matthews is surely one of the best releases of the last years. With a release of “Jah Live” Roberto and the Lone Ark riddim force set the standard of today’s roots reggae music. Latest release on French Hornin’ Sounds is a great addition to any record collection. A disc called “King Step Roots Showcase” by the UK band Rastafari Syndicate is revealed to the world for the first time. A top class release in every way. Recorded in the early 80’s and pressed in 2018.

Not to be missed by digital sound lovers! The very first release on Hidden Treasures imprint, and what a treasure this is… Danny Coxson’s self-produced killer called “Come Back Yah So” brings us some good computer sound so often missed nowadays.

National and international bass speaker testers:

Dixie Peach with “Stand Firm”, produced by Kai Dub; Jah Massive featuring Joseph Lalibela – a piece called “Holy Zion” plus Don Fe’s flute cut and four more versions; Dub Kazman’s “Inna West” in a Disciples-influenced style with beautiful label artwork; Ras Teo’s sought after “Entah” now pressed once again for everyone’s pleasure.

Reissue section is poor for fillers and rich for killers!

Junior Reid’s “Sufferation” brought back by Archive Records; Desi Roots with his hit “Go Deh Right” as reissued by Gaffa Blue; Beautiful Fabienne Miranda’s “Prophecy” on Tribesman; The Chosen Brothers’ crucial Wackie’s anthem “March Down Babylon” reissued in ultra quality with previously unreleased versions.

And of course murderous Jah Fingers / Supertone selection: Mighty Trees – Rasta Business; Peter Broggs – Jah Golden Throne; Earl Zero – Please Officer.

To complement these, we have two superb compilations: “Midnight Rock At King Tubby’s”, a set of one and only Jah Thomas’ productions mixed at the legendary studio; “Studio One Lovers” – probably, one of the sweetest Soul Jazz compilations of everlasting Studio 1 musical heritage.

And of course our second hand section is here with Joe Gibbs, Bunny Lee The Striker, some Dennis Brown, a bit of Studio 1… take your time and have a look.

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