Today is Lee Scratch Perry’s birthday, and we just want to wish him a happy Earthstrong.
Here is the classic scene of the black ark studio from the Jeremy Marre documentary Roots Rock Reggae
Rhygin Records has released a new 12″ Disco 45 piece of vinyl in a really high quality old school tip-on jacket with chipboard inner and die cut label cutout.
This one features two Studio One musicians, Judah Eskender Tafari on vocals and Cedric “Im” Brooks on horns.
Today it was learned that longtime Jamaican vocalist and recording artist Junior Murvin has died. Known for his falsetto singing style on such famous tunes as Police and Thieves which was later covered by the Clash. Murvin worked very closely with Scratch and was one of his go to singers during the time of the Black Ark. He will be greatly missed but always remembered.
Check it out!
Tonight Jimmy Cliff will be on The Late Show with David Letterman with members of The Sandollar Sound ( Rhygin Records recording artists ) and other friends of the label. If you get the opportunity check them out tonight at 11:35 PM local time on your CBS station.
Jimmy Cliff is currently on the US leg of his world tour with these fine musicians, catch them in your area this summer in the US and Europe. http://www.jimmycliff.com/ for more info
You can listen to the “soundtrack” complete stream for the film.
Listen to a new Congos track here, sounds interesting.