Monday, March 21, 2016

Record Store Day 2016: US and UK Ska and Reggae Releases!

It's springtime again, which means that Record Store Day (Saturday, April 16) is just around the corner. While I will leave others to debate the merits of this day, I do want to highlight the US releases that may be of interest to ska and reggae fans:

African Head Charge - Super Mystic Breaks 10" EP (On-U Sound)

Bitty McLean/Bunny Rugs - Taxi Records Split EP  7" (Taxi)

Roots Radics - World Cup 12" (Greensleeves)

Joe Strummer - Gangsterville 12" (Legacy)

Sublime - Jah Won't Pay the Bills LP/cassette (UMe/Geffen)

Various Artists - First Class Rock Steady 7" singles box set (VP Records); features The Jupiters, Honey Boy Martin, Carlton Manning, The Gaylads, Val Bennet, Derrick Morgan, The Melodians, Hopeton Lewis, The Sensations, and Errol Dunkley.

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The UK Record Store Day features the following AMAZING releases not available (URGH!) in America:

Desmond Dekker - Rude Boy Ska LP (Secret Records)

Johnny Clarke - Natty Roots Session LP (Jamaican Recordings)

Max Romeo - Give Thanks 12" EP (Nu Roots)

Mungo's Hi Fi/Mungo's Hi Fi featuring Mikey Murka - "Jump in Line" b/w "Send di Water" (Scotch Bonnet)

The Ruts DC - Live On Stage 2xLP (Let Them Eat Vinyl)

The Skatalites - Independence Ska and the Far East Sound 7" box set (Soul Jazz)

The Slits - I Heard It Through the Grapevine 10" EP (UMC)

V/A - This Is Trojan 6 x double LP set (Sanctuary)

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Happy shopping...

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