New Rhygin Showcase LP July 26th

On July 3, 2011, in Reggae, by E

Check out a couple of tunes from the new Rhygin Records LP “Rhygin Showcase” here before it becomes available on vinyl and digital on July 26th.

Now accepting pre-orders at the Rhygin Records site

Rhygin Showcase July 26th

Q&A with Lee Scratch Perry

On June 4, 2011, in leeperry, by E

“Before I was a human being, I used to be a kingfish”

Scratch will always describe to you that he is a fish, and he relates to fish because he is Piscean, meaning his astrological sign is Pisces. If you know how Scratch speaks, he is very easy to understand and quite lucid. If he does not like you, he will shut you down and seem confusing.

Read the interview here

This interview is from Today June 4

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Listen to the story on The Record over at NPR
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Here is a link to Susan Cadogan’s blog on MySpace where she gives her excellent story to you first hand about working with Scratch and how the album came about. Thanks goes out to Werner at Bloodandfire message board for the link/find.

“A Candle loses nothing by lighting another Candle”
A true freedom fighter, may he rest in peace. In his death, 10,000 more journalists will follow and take up his cause.

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Major Lazer and Lee Scratch Perry

Credit to Nof-Nof for the link on FB, big ups!

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This older video still makes some great points and will for a long time to come until people start learning how to play instruments again.

From the Trojan Records site

Here is the first paragraph from the announcement.

After recording a number of blistering Ska sides for Beverley’s Records producer, Leslie Kong united vocal outfit, the Four Aces with established singer, Desmond Dekker. Over the years that immediately followed, the union produced a series of hit singles, before singer and group finally went their separate ways at the close of the Sixties – by which time the Aces consisted of just two of its original members, Carl Blake and Barrington Howard (aka Al Barry).

Members of The Aces (Desmond Dekker’s players) with The Sound Dimension at Studio One, yet another example of how neglected the master tapes of the Trojan vaults are, mainly due to the fact that nobody there bothers to do the research on what is on those tapes other than what has already been re-released time and again.

There is a disconnect at the major labels that bought up the masters, between what they released and what is actually on tape. In the age of digital crap, it’s time to bust out the ferrite heads and do some real musicology over there and at whatever is left of Islands vault.

Ok maybe I was a bit harsh on Trojan after reading this tweet.

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Looking forward to a day in the archives to search for more long-lost master tapes and with hundreds of tapes still unlabelled, who knows!

Keep it coming Trojan, on vinyl! and call your counterparts at Island and ask them to start curating those tapes!