Jimpys International Records
Year of Release: Unknown
A tune has been intriguing me for some time now, it’s called ‘Me A No Gunman’ on the B-side of a Jimpy’s International Records 12″, which features Yellowman on the A-side. The lyrics form a tough street anthem by Midnight Riders.
It is a tune that has very little information available about it, all I could find was that it was recorded in Jamaica around the mid-80s by Errol ‘ET’ Thompson. It is a deadly discomix that is a classic example of the early-to-mid 80s roots and rub-a-dub period. (more…)
Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Conviction Roots began with an interest in Asian underground and drum n bass, which naturally led him to reggae. (more…)
A potent piece of late 70s UK roots, “How Long Jah” is the reverse side of the first release from Misty In Roots’ own People Unite label, “See Them Come.” (more…)
In the life and times of a record collector, you sometimes end up with these strange anomalies which have nothing to do with you looking for records, but that end up with you bagging a serious tune from out of the blue!
Recently, in what started off as a random conversation the wife was having with a friend about childcare, ended up with her coming home with some records! One of them was Midnight Blue by Joanna Law.
There is a lot of good, well-produced reggae around at the moment, and the reggae coming out of the U.K. is no exception.
Here we have a track produced by Curtis Lynch Jnr for his Necessary Mayhem label. Curtis has released nuff big tunes for nuff big artists, but what I like about him is the knack he has of taking the old-school and giving it a nu-school twist via his unique production technique. (more…)