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Excellent sounds from Axis Sounds and Jambeater at the Brickyard venue at 14 Fisher Street Carlisle on the 23rd of May. Should be a top session so get down and support the people!!!
A 4 track 10' dubplate will be released in late June. Comes in a re-cycled card sleeve. Four previously un-released tracks all dub versions produced by Bunny Lee.
We have just added 6 excellent new forty fives from Dub Store Japan to our website. All are the usual high quality pressings and come in lovingly remade sleeves with the relevant labels. Top notch.
TIGHTEN UP presents:
THREE THE HARD WAY... AGAIN!!!
(in association with Tuff Scout/Out On The Floor Records)
Saturday 2nd May
5 Station Place
FREE B4 10pm / £3 til 11pm / £4 after
Music Policy: Hot Ska, Cool Rocksteady, Boss Reggae, Raw Roots, Vital Dub and beyond...
TIGHTEN UP CREW
Expect the hottest SKA, coolest ROCKSTEADY, ruffest REGGAE, tuffest ROOTS and the hardest DUB on offer in The Big Smoke as Silver Bullet hosts a very special evening indeed!
Our THREE THE HARD WAY sessions deliver exactly what it says on the label: THREE top revival selectors going toe-to-toe, tune-for-tune, rewind-for-rewind - drawing the HARDEST riddims from their respective dub baskets - all in a spirit of musical unity!
SELECTOR LINKS, RITCHIE RICH & ARCHIE DEE are three of the vintage vinyl scene's most dynamic players. Each hails from a proper Sound System background and each has an impeccable reputation for flinging down selection of the very highest quality! So expect another action-packed, ALL-KILLER-NO-FILLER revival session to rock Finsbury Park to it's foundations!
You COULD ask for more - but that would just greedy!
Deep mystical Wackie's production from Jah Joe (aka Joe Axumite) in chanting deejay mode, one of the best 45's on Aires
Second cut on the rhythm first used for "Untamed", much much of a straight mix employed here, with a pure drum & bass dub version
The mysterious Elijah cut this mellow and heartfelt 2-part single for Sir Collins, then apparently disappeared from the recording scene. But the tune made quite a mark in New York, where it was released on the very rare Bronx-based WARICKA label, enough to have been covered a few years later by KC White (we also reissued his cut, still available, see here!) The tune is also remembered fondly as a New York sound system favorite in the 1970s by those active back then. It was also released on the Ackee label in the UK, memorable roots reggae for sure.
Another Invaders 45, "Story of Love" backed with its deejay version, "Holy Mountain." Another tune only released on a blank label originally, and thus the identity of the artists has long been speculated, but the mastertape revealed the mysterious Invaders again! "Story of Love" is an excellent early '70s tune, with great harmonies and organ, the flipside "Holy Mountain" being a deejay version on the same rhythm, with the vocalist chatting thanks and praises in Amharic, roots indeed.
The mighty Delroy Wilson, one of Jamaica's biggest artists. "Give Me Your Love" was released on a Delroy LP again on the WARICKA label, which was mostly sold as a blank label pre-release with no cover, although copies with labels and/or a silk-screened cover also exist. This is a phenomenal cut on the mournful and heavy 'Artibella' rhythm, with a killer organ sound that we just love. This tune is backed by a dub cut with horns and bongos, lifted from an extremely rare blank-label Sir Collins compilation LP.