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Dub Vendor News & Forthcoming Releases

01/02/2017: Coming soon:

Publishing date 2nd March.  
The first 20 copies we will have for sale will be signed by the author Mr Rodigan himself!


 

Rodigan: My Life in Reggae by David Rodigan (Little Brown)

The memoir of David Rodigan, the man who has taught the world about reggae.

This is the unlikely story of David Rodigan: an Army sergeant's son from the English countryside who has become the man who has taught the world about Reggae. As the sound of Jamaica has morphed over five decades through a succession of different genres - from Ska and Rock Steady, to Dub, Roots and Dancehall - Rodigan has remained its constant champion, winning the respect of generation after generation of Reggae followers across the globe.

Today, at the age of 63, he is a headline performer at almost all the UK's big music festivals, as well as events across the world. Young people revere him and he is a leading presenter on the BBC's youth network 1Xtra as well as a regular fixture at leading nightclubs such as London's Fabric and at student unions throughout the land. And he continues to go into the heartlands of Reggae, to the downtown dancehalls of Kingston and Montego Bay in Jamaica to compete in tournaments against the greatest sound systems.

And yet, for all of this, David Rodigan is the antithesis of the stereotype of an international dance music DJ. 'I look like an accountant or a dentist,' he admitted to The Independent a decade ago. A man of impeccable manners, Rodigan prepares for a big sound clash by retiring to his hotel bed with a Thomas Hardy novel before taking a nap and then a cup of espresso before heading to the club.

Rodigan is the inside story of this apparent paradox. It tells how a boy from Kidlington has become an admired international ambassador for a music form that remains as proud as ever of its African roots, a sound that emanates from and fiercely represents the ghetto poor. He now reaches across the age groups, from teens through to those of his own vintage. At the pinnacle of his career, Rodigan has become the DJ for all generations.

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Spirit Of ’69: The Boss Reggae Sevens Collection: Trojan Records

Picking up where Trojan's widely acclaimed skinhead reggae set, Haunted House  left off a decade ago, Spirit Of ‘69 was compiled and annotated by the late Michael de Koningh , and comprises faithful reproductions of eight of the most collectable Trojan 7" singles from the golden age of boss reggae .

Presented in a handsomely designed box, all of the records are housed in a card sleeve that replicates the classic design of the late sixties and early seventies, while the set also includes a stylish card insert, featuring eye-catching imagery and a fascinating essay on the original ‘boss reggae’ sound and each of the singles.

With original copies of all eight discs in the collection now exchanging hands for three figure sums, Spirit of '69  at last provides fans of the boss reggae sound the opportunity to possess some of the finest and rarest 45s of the era without needing to break the bank!

The full track-listing is as follows:

Disc 1: Duke, DU-5

A. Cuss Cuss - Lloyd RobinsonB. Lavender Blue – Lloyd Robinson

Disc 2: Trojan, TR-638

A. Dulcemania – Drumbago & The DynamitesB. Chinaman – Clancy Eccles

Disc 3: Big Shot, BI-511

A. Another Lonely Night – Derrick Harriott / B. Been So Long – Derrick Harriott

Disc 3: Duke, DU-19

A. Freedom Sound– Lloyd Charmers as The Afrotones / B. Easy Sound – The J Boys

Disc 5: Trojan, TR-661

A. Ali Baba - John HoltB. I’m Your Man - John Holt

Disc 6: Duke DU-37

A. Everybody Bawling – Vincent Gordon as Don Drummond JuniorB. Come Look Here (Girls Expose) – The Silvertones aka The Gold Tones

Disc 7: Trojan, TR-677

A. If This World Were Mine – Tyrone EvansB. You Done Me Wrong – Tyrone Evans & The Slickers

Disc 8: Amalgamated, AMG-846

A. Apollo 11 – The Hippy Boys as The Moon BoysB. Love Love Everyday – The Pioneers

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NEW FROM PRESSURE SOUNDS Release date: 28 /02/2017
Diggory Kenrick & Jah Wobble
A side: Ascension / Ascension in Dub
B side: Ascencion Chapter 3 / Ascension Part 4
Pressure Sounds 4 track 10' Vinyl Ep
four new tracks from Diggory Kenrick and Jah Wobble. A side has the flute business plus a dub and there is an alternate cut on the b side that has a lush Xylophone workout. A moody Pablo influenced cut titled ‘Chapter 3’ watch out for that one it's a monster. Wobbles bass comes up from the cellar and Digs melodies are inspired. A 4 track 10’ 45rpm to kick off the new year. Mixed by Diggory Kenrick at Foggy Road studios.

Joe Higgs
Reward for me / version
Pressure Sounds Format; 7” vinyl 45
Reward is one of Joe Higgs finest songs. Evocative of the Trenchtown ghetto where evenings were spent rehearsing and song writing in Joe’s informal ‘yard’ sessions. It has the added bonus of Eric Gales jazz guitar licks that accompany Joes rhythm guitar. In particular on the B side that is a tasteful instrumental rather than a heavy dub. Absolute classic song long been unavailable on forty five and come in a hand stamped bag. Essential.

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Dub Store Records New Releases
Release Date: Friday 10th February 2017
Various Artists - King Jammys Dancehall 1: Digital Revolution 1985-1989 (2 LP)
Track listing:

1. Dennis Brown - The Exit
2. Wayne Smith - My Lord My God
3. Little Kirk - Don't Touch The Crack
4. Junior Murvin - Jack Slick
5. Anthony Johnson - Dance Hall Vibes
6. Wayne Smith - In Thing
7. Wayne Smith - Ickey All Over
8. Tonto Irie - Life Story
9. Chaka Demus - Original Kuff
10. Chuck Turner - We Rule The Dancehall
11. Johnny Osbourne - In The Area (What A La La)
12. Nitty Gritty - Good Morning Teacher
13. Wayne Smith - E20
14. Conroy Smith - Love Affair
15. Eccleton Jarrett - Rock Them One By One
16. Prince Jammy - In The Area (What A La La) Version
17. King Jammy - Jack Slick Version
18. Prince Jammy - Don't Touch The Crack Version
19. Prince Jammy - Original Kuff Version
20. Prince Jammy - We Rule The Dancehall Version

Also available on CD

MORE GAY FEET REISSUES ON 7”:
Ronald Downer & Count Ossie, Lennie Hibbert - Ethiopian Kingdom / Ronald Downer & Count Ossie, Lennie Hibbert - Ethiopian Kingdom (Alternative Take)

Joe Higgs - Don't Come To My House No More / The Conquerors - Listen To Me Baby

Delano Stewart - Tell Me Baby / Delano Stewart - That's Life

 

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