the legendary skatalites, alongside the later studio one in-house bands - the soul vendors, sound dimension, soul defenders and brentford road all stars were as much a part of the classic studio one sound as were the singers that they accompanied such as alton ellis, horace andy, marcia griffiths and bob marley and the wailers.
limitiert und remastered: fünf nachpressungen vergriffener studio one bestseller. willkommen bei studio one, der university of reggae. mit studio one scorcher, studio one groups, studio one soul 2, studio one kings und sound dimension mojo rocksteady bringt das londoner label soul jazz fünf, ursprünglich zwischen 2002 und 2007 erschienene platten neu heraus.
lovingly compiled, this album features only the finest lovers from jamaicas finest label. from blues parties in london, birmingham, bristol etc lovers rock quickly became one of the uks finest-ever musical movements. sweet harmonies, soulful reggae, love songs the key ingredients of lovers rock - were all based on the revival of many of the classic rocksteady harmony groups of the late 60s and early 70s, such as the heptones, carlton and the shoes, larry & alvin, the paragons, that clement sir coxsone dodds studio one and rival duke reids treasure isle label produced hit after hit with as they fought for dominance in the dancehalls of kingston. as well as these classic harmony groups, this album also features fine contributions from many of the reggae greats horace andy, alton ellis, bob marley and the wailers, delroy wilson all artists who became stars at the legendary studio one records which chris blackwell, founder of island records, describes as the university of reggae
soul jazz records are releasing this latest studio one compilation which features non-step 100% stone-cold classic studio one killers! spanning 40 years of the legendary label, this album is a fitting tribute to clement >sir coxsone< dodd and is a who is who of jamaicaan reggae.
100% dynamite explores the links between reggae, jazz, funk and soul. the album is jam-packed with reggae tunes that have crossed-over and become cult dancefloor hits in clubland such as >greedy g<, >rocksteady< and >granny scratch scratch<. fourteen tracks of music that show the influence that american jazz, funk and soul music has had on jamaican reggae. the proximity of the west indies to the usa meant that many jamaican musicians would continue to be influenced by american styles of music whilst at the same time continuing to define new styles of their own such as ska, rocksteady and dub.
back in print! jam-packed with reggae tunes that have crossed-over and become cult dancefloor hits in clubland such as >ring the alarm< and >funky kingston<, 200% dynamite explores the links between reggae, jazz, funk and soul. 200% dynamite is the second compilation in the series of records released on soul jazz records that focus on the history of jamaican music. carrying on perfectly from 100% dynamite, this new compilation simply features more funk - soul - rocksteady - jazz - dub and ska tracks tracing the history of jamaican reggae and the influence of american styles such as funk and jazz had on this music. 200% dynamite features some serious funk and rocksteady from the likes of the upsetters and toots and the maytals throught to long out-of-print cult club classics such as tenor saw s mighty >ring the alarm< and the skatalites much in demand funk classic >candlelight<, through to jamaican jazz from masters such as tommy mccook and byron lee as well as some serious dub from the likes of augustus pablo and jackie mittoo. whereas 100% dynamite took tracks mainly from studio one, 200% dynamite delves further into jamaica s classic labels such as treasure isle, techniques and the upsetter label. taking music primarily from the sixties and seventies, 200% dynamite takes you further into jamaica s music such as ska, rocksteady, dub etc, showing at the same time how the proximity to the usa meant that jamaican musicians were still being influenced by us styles such as funk, jazz and soul.
roots music flourished in the 1970s as rastafarianism, black consciousness and self-determinization became the most important aspects of reggae music. bolstered by the international success of bob marley and burning spear (both who began their careers at studio one), roots music became the major musical development of reggae in the 1970s. coxsone dodd and studio ones connection to rastafarianism had begun long before the arrival of >roots music< as a distinct genre that arrived at the very tail end of the 1960s. by the start of the 1960s coxsone dodd was making his way to count ossie s wareika hills rastafarian compound to hear rastafarian drummers play whilst the skatalites front-line horns tommy mccook, don drummond, johnny moore would jam alongside. similarly, count ossie would appear during sir coxsone s dancehall sessions, performing live at the height of the evening. this is the third in the series of rastafarian inspired music from studio one, and features classic foundation artists alongside some seriously rare tracks from the label. with the involvement of the crack studio house bands be it the sound dimension, the soul defenders or the brentford road all-stars as well as clement dodd and studio one seriously high quality control, these tracks are all a healthy addition to the pantheon of roots music at studio one. sleevenotes by david katz and stuart baker.
studio one women is the latest in the series of studio one compilations released by soul jazz records. ska, rocksteady, funky reggae, roots, dub mixes, disco mixes, they are 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 jamaicas most famous female singers hugely popular today. both these artists became internationally famous as the i threes (along with judy mowatt), bob marleys 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 is 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.
more classic reggae from jamaica s most important label ever! following on from studio one rockers comes studio one soul which tracks the link between american funk and soul and jamaican reggae at the legendary studio one records. curtis mayfield, aretha franklin, otis redding, the temptations, king floyd, booker t and the mgs - all these artists had a huge influence on jamaican artists and this cd contains versions of songs by all of them. featuring classic and rare reggae funk and soul cuts from the reggae giants alongside rarer cuts, studio one soul spans over 20 years of classic reggae from the rocksteady funk through to the deep roots music. following on from studio one rockers, this second journey into the vaults of studio one tells the story of the important link between american funk and soul and jamaican reggae.
for this studio one release we return to the roots of reggae music-the soundsystem. throughout the late 1950s and 1960s soundsystems played throughout the city of kingston, jamaica. as well as sir coxsone s downbeat soundsystem other famous soundsystem operators included duke reid (the trojan), prince buster, tom the great and king edwards. these soundystems were the birthplace of much of jamaica s musical culture soundclashes, dancehall and the idea of the toaster who sang over records- thedj. as ever clement >sir coxsone< dodd led the field and so for this release the focus is on dj s at studio one and features legendary toasters such as denis alcapone, dillinger and prince far i as well as a host of rare material by lesser known artists.
tumba francesa la caridad de oriente is a 140-year old institution in cuba. the music of tumba francesa is a unique combination of african drums and french patois vocals alive in cuba today. this is the first in a series of albums reflecting afro-cuban culture newly recorded by soul jazz records in cuba.
mit -harmony, melody and style- begibt sich das londoner label soul jazz records auf die spuren des lovers rock. eine spielart des reggaes, die im england der 1970er-jahre entstand. einer zeit, in der sich die zahl der einwanderer aus der karibik staendig vergroeßert hatte und es folglich in london auch eine menge eingewanderter reggae-produzenten und -kuenstler gab, die zum ersten mal einen eigenstaendigen britischen reggae-sound kreierten. lovers rock vermischte us-soul mit jamaikanischem reggae und wurde von den britischen neubuergern als gegenentwicklung zu dem zeitgleich von der karibikinsel kommenden politisch gefaerbten roots-sound gesehen. -harmony, melody and style- erzaehlt die entwicklung dieser geschichte, von ihren anfaengen in den soundsystems ueber den kommerziellen durchbruch zu beginn der 80er bis zum fortleben im underground im folgenden jahrzehnt.
VOGUING AND THE HOUSE BALLROOM SCENE ON NYC 1976-96 (3XCD)
3x cd UK14.02.12
limited edition 3cd box set comes with exclusive bonus junior vasquez voguing mix cd as well as set of unique collectible postcards by photographer chantal regnault. also comes in limited edition super loud two volumes of double vinyl (volume one of vinyl also contains free junior vasquez mix cd). the music on this 3cd/2 volumes of two volumes of 2xlp features tracks that were the soundtrack to voguing, the dance style that erupted in new york city between 19881995. voguing dancers choreographed poses from fashion magazines such as vogue. voguing first emerged around 1988 in the extraordinary house ball community of harlem, new york. here african-american and latino gay and transgender men competed against one another at drag balls for the realness of their drag, their ability to walk on a fashion runway like a model - and for their dancing skills out of which came voguing. as voguing entered into the mainstream, the house ball scene came downtown mixing with the fashion crowd of manhattan. with this shift, voguing was first seen outside the ball scene at legendary dance clubs such as larry levans paradise garage and junior vasquezs sound factory. here the music evolved from the pertinent classic disco tracks of the 1970s into a harder house sound as artists such as masters at work, armand van helden and junior vazquez. the album comes with extensive sleevenotes by tim lawrence, author of love saves the day: a history of american dance music culture, 1970-79 and hold on to your dreams: arthur russell and the downtown music scene, 1973-92.
BOSSA JAZZ: THE BIRTH OF HARD BOSSA, SAMBA JAZZ AND THE EVOLUTION OF BRAZILIAN FUSION 1962-73 (2XCD + BOOKLET)
2x cd UK29.12.11
2011 two cd compilation that explores the brazilian jazz groups and artists at the center of the bossa nova explosion of the early 1960s, known as samba jazz or hard bossa. groups such as the sergio mendes trio, tamba trio, quarteto novo, bossa tres, zimbo trio feature alongside the greatest instrumentalists of the era in brazil - dom um romao, raul de souza, baden powell, edson machado, joao donato and others. at the end of the 1960s, many brazilian artists left brazil for the united states leading to an explosion in fusion where brazilian music met jazz and this album includes the work of the most successful of these artists such as airto moreira (who played in miles davis group) and deodato. the album comes with extensive sleevenotes contextualizing the music in its political and social context within both brazil and the united states.
uk collection of classic reggae tracks from the legendary label. this album is a lightning roller coaster musical journey through the music of studio one, the most important record company in the history of jamaican reggae music. ska and rock steady feature from the greatest names in reggae: the skatalites, the maytals, marcia griffiths and the heptones alongside vocal and roots styles from horace andy, willie williams and wailing souls: dj and dancehall styles from michigan and smiley, prince jazzbo and lone ranger: plus some wicked instrumental and dub. its all here! 100% essential foundation style. original classic recordings 1963 - 1980
2011 two cd collection that brings together new, exclusive and in-demand digital music by electronic futurists harmonic 313, diplo, roots manuva, south rakkas crew, the bug and others alongside a killer selection of jamaican digital and electronic scientific dub and dancehall. this set comes in limited edition heavyweight deluxe hardcover card-casing complete with a limited-edition graphic novel by italian comic book designer paolo parisi. this specially commissioned graphic novel is a science-fiction vision of the future of digital music, featuring king tubby, steely and clevie, jammy, jazzbo, complete with alien sound lord abductors, aural freedom fighters and digi-dub voyagers.