Archive for November, 2016

Dennis Brown & Superstar Friends – Reggae Legends

Posted in Coxsone Dodd, Dennis Brown, Studio One with tags , , on November 19, 2016 by 1960s: Days of Rage

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“Dennis Brown, born 1st February 1957, was a child star in Jamaica after recording the Van Dykes song ‘No Man Is An Island’ for Studio One in 1970. Besides recording albums for Coxsone Dodd he worked with numerous producers who all acknowledged his incredible talent. Joe Gibbs and Niney the Observer recorded extensive and highly successful material with the vocalist, Sly & Robbie & Derrick Harriott amongst others also benefited from his talents and vice versa. He established his own DEB label in 1978 and (self-)produced various roots classics before the label folded in 1979. For his impressive voice, countless hits and widely acknowledged credibility he was nicknamed the Crown Prince of Reggae. After dancehall music became more popular than roots reggae he also scored hits during the eighties. In the mid 90’s his health got worse due to a drug addiction, his shining moments got more sparse and in 1999 he died because of a collapsed longue. His legacy is one of the biggest catalogues in reggae history. …”
Reggae Vibes
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YouTube: DENNIS BROWN & SUPERSTAR FRIENDS (REGGAE LEGENDS) 1:30:45

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Keith Hudson – Brand (1979)

Posted in Adrian Sherwood, Dub, Keith Hudson, Pressure Sounds with tags , , , on November 4, 2016 by 1960s: Days of Rage

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“Another amazing chunk of dub, Brand is the dub version of Keith Hudson’s Rasta Communication. And if you think Pick a Dub was tough to find, Brand was assumed to have fallen into a crack in the universe. Only available at outrageous collector’s prices, Brand was finally rescued by producer and dub mastermind Adrian Sherwood for his label Pressure Sounds. Exhilarating and powerful, Brand proves that Pick a Dub was no fluke and that Hudson was simultaneously writing and rewriting the book of dub. …”
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Keith Hudson the Rasta Communicator
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YouTube: Felt The Strain (Rasta Took The Blame), My Eyes Are Red Dub, National Anthem Dub 2, Image Dub, Rub Dub (Rasta Communication – King Saul), Barrabas Dub