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VINYL DIARY #10: New Zion

New Zion W. Cyro ‎– Sunshine Seas RareNoise Records ‎– RNR065LP 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, 180g, Gatefold Released: 29 Apr 2016 First spin. The morning routine consists of getting down my first words over a coffee and a smoke, then choosing the first lp to soundtrack the day. New Zion is brother Jamie Saft’s […]

George Danquah
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George Danquah – Hot and Jumpy

George Danquah – Hot and Jumpy 197?, QuaMi Records (Reissued by Secret Stash, 2011) By Grant Austin “Who the hell is this guy?” A common utterance upon first hearing the one and only solo LP from George Danquah, ‘Hot and Jumpy’. That such a masterful artist could materialize out of the ether and vanish was hard for long […]

News, Vinyl 101

Reggae 101: The Dirty Dozen

Reggae 101: The Dirty Dozen  12 Slabs of Reggae Vinyl to Begin Your Record Collection For Vinyl 101’s Dirty Dozen, here’s a list of excellent reggae LPs to seek out. This is by no means an exhaustive list – just a few personal favorites that are readily available as reissues. Local record shops should be able […]

Reggae 101: The Record Labels
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Reggae 101: The Record Labels

First things first, some of the best reggae is NOT easy to find. Outside of big names like Marley, Tosh, Toots or Jimmy Cliff, finding quality reggae titles can be a challenge. A recent interest in 60’s and 70’s reggae has spawned some reissues of classics, but this really only scratches the surface of what […]