Hot Shots of Reggae, Dancing Down Orange Street, Standup '69 and Lawless
Dancing on the Hot Shots of Reggae
This week's focus is on some impressive Reggae albums we are proud to have, they combine some of the best classic tracks from the late 60's. But we also got the debut album of the Dutch rock sensation Standup '69. And last but not least we've got the soundtrack of Lawless, with songs by Nick Cave and Mark Lanegan among others.
Let start this week with the reggae compilation Hot Shots of Reggae.
The legendary Chinese-Jamaican producer Leslie Kong collected some of the true pearls from his catalogue. You'll find The Maytals' hit "Monkey Man" and the sparkling "So Much Love" by Joe White on the album. Other classics from the early reggae days are Ken Boothe's "Freedom Street" and The Gaylads "There's A Fire". Just listen and you'll hear the fine rhythms and groovy structures of this music. Hot Shots of Reggae
is now available as a limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies on orange vinyl.
Put on your shoes and join us to come Dancing Down Orange Street.
The Jamaican Sonia Pottinger compiled some of her famous productions for this fantastic album. It captures the moment when Rocksteady transformed into Reggae by speeding up a little and moving towards a more jerky and less smooth musical palette. On the album you'll find multiple songs from Delano Stewart and Ken Boothe, but also some songs by the vocal trio The Melodians. Even centuries after its original release (1969) the compilation remains a treasure of showcasing some of the finest songs produced by Sonia. The album is available as a limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies on orange vinyl.
Founded back in 2010 and finally releasing their debut album Communicate
, it's Standup '69.
With the first single of the album, called "Communicate with Me", they're stepping into a new musical direction. The poppy sounds creates the way for their indie rock with a twist of psychedelica and electronica. The trio that makes up the band is ready to spread their wings out to new territories. Communicate
is available as a limited edition of 500 individually numbered copies pressed on black & transparent blue mixed vinyl.
Soundtrack addicts get their shot with the smokin' vinyl edition of Lawless
. It's an excellent combination of songs covers and original compositions by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. They formed the core of The Bootleggers, a country and bluegrass ensemble that welcome a string of guests artist like Emmylou Harris, Ralph Stanley and Mark Lanegan. With the exciting covers of songs like The Velvet Underground's "White Light/White Heat" and Grandaddy's "So You'll Aim For the Sky" they're truly focusing on their own capabilities. Another star shines in the new originals "Cosmonaut" and "Fire in the Blood", performed by Emmylou Harris. The album is available as a limited edition of 666 individually numbered copies and is pressed on white vinyl.