vWe teamed up with Hotta Riddims a to present Lone Ranger a while ago. It’s great to see them collaborating with another beautiful Soundsystem from town for their next Rub-a-Dub dance. Although this is not an oldies event we highly recommend this party as the vibes are just great and the selectors Hotta Henne and Boogoo Yagga Dub Disco (who you might know from Sweet Sensation as an oldies selector) are known for playing quite some heavyweight vintage 80s tunes and riddims. George Palmer, Tonto Addi, Likkle Ferguson and Yugo will deliver lyrics in fine style. Check out the facebook-event for more information on the artists.

30.6.2018, 23:50, Hangar49
Holzmarktstr. 15-18, 10179 Berlin

Jamaican Ska, Rock Steady and Original Reggae

This month’s special guest is Boss Bread, one half of the Old Fashioned Rudeboys. His playout box is usually packed with a lot of Boss Reggae, lately you will also find some 70s tunes in his selection. He’ll have company by the hosts of this free night happening monthly for more than 10 years: Smart Soul, Rudewoi and The Rhythm Ruler.

31.5. 21:00
Schreinerstr. 47, 10247 Berlin

Find some music that was played last month here:

 

bamboo boss 20Ebay seller crazybeat sold some nice reggae chart posters from 1969 and 1970 in their last auction. Some collectors rate these pieces of reggae history in the UK as high as records, most of the posters fetched more than 100 GBP. Here are the top three of Trojan Records from November 21st, 1969 with no big surprise in them:

Jimmy Cliff – Wonderful World, Beautiful People
Upsetters – Return of Django
Harry J. Allstars  – Liquidator

Quite surprisingly Pama Records sold more copies of Baff Boom by the Tennors in the week of October 3rd, 1969 than Max Romeos’ Wet Dream. If you want to get hold of a chart poster yourself check the current auctions of crazybeat, they have some Pama Charts from 1970 on auction until the 3rd of June.

Edit: Pama-Forum member PortOJam was so kind to point to an archive on the Dancecrasher Website where you can find some of the Record Company Chart/Release sheets.

This is by far the greates reggae-related project we have seen in the world wide web for quite a while. A website full of labelscans, short stories and information on the pressing quality of the different releases over the years. If you share the love of Studio One you should check out A Guide to Djing Studio One Records at House Parties. But be warned: You may get lost there for hours…

© Morgan Nixon

Artwork © 2017 Morgan Nixon. The Long Road Society.