rsd 2018 title - 22 hits from bunny striker lee, made between 1967 - 1976, when reggae went international....to celebrate the 50th anniversary of top flight reggae producer and icon bunny striker lee’s involvement in the reggae business and producing one of its biggest catalogues, we are releasing his greatest hits package ‘reggae going international’ as a limited record store only release of 175 copies each on heavy weight red,green and gold vinyl in a deluxe gatefold sleeve.
2014 kicks off with the pressure sounds highlight produced by phil pratt! the *get wise* album was only ever pressed in very limited quantities in 1975 in jamaica. it was never released outside of jamaica. various 45s have been available from the album over the years but this will be the first time its been available as a full album on vinyl. horace andy has one of the most distinctive voices in reggae music and its no accident that he has remained popular for the last 40 years both in the roots reggae market and in the more mainstream market. the album comes with the original artwork sleevenotes and has been fully re-mastered from the original vinyl album.
welcome to the dj style ! sound of jamaica. the dj phenomenon started way back in the ska era in the late 1950s with the likes of count machuki and sir lord comic who could be found shouting introductions to the big tunes of the day. this would grow to almost question and answer sessions over the original vocals. this deejay jive talk so popular in the dancehalls and sound system gatherings transferred to vinyl and became another chapter in the evolving sound of reggae. so sit back and listen keenly to some musical biscuits, to the kings of the dj sound.
to celebrate jamaicas 50 years of independance 1962-2012 we have put together a set of releases that cover the musical styles that reggae mutated into through its history, ska, rocksteady, rootsreggae, dub, djstyle & dancehall ... so listen up! and enjoy!
two of the great chapters in reggae?s history were the dj phenomenon that conquered the sound systems in the 1970?s. features the cream of the 70?s dj circuit, u roy, i roy, jah stitch, u brown, dillinja, prince jazzbo, dennis alcapone and the vastly underrated shorty the president
bunny -striker- lee begann seine musikkarriere, indem er fuer verschiedene labels wie duke reids treasure isle oder coxsone dodds studio one als plugger arbeitete. mit dem aufkommen von rocksteady fing der 1941 auf jamaika geborene produzent an, eigene stuecke zu produzieren. mit großem erfolg: max romeos -wet dream- bescherte lee 1969 den ersten großen charterfolg, zwischen 1969 und 1972 wurde er als jamaikas topproduzent geehrt, die erste goldene schallplatte der insel erhielt er 1971 fuer eric donaldsons -cherry oh baby-. dann kam dub, und -striker- lee arbeitete mit king tubby und erfand zusammen mit dem soul-syndicate-schlagzeuger einen an den philly-sound angelegten rhythm, den sogenannten -flying cymbals--sound, mit dem er bis 1975 erfolge feierte. das best-of-album -reggae going international 1967 - 1976 enthaelt einige der groeßten internationalen hits der jamaika-legende.