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Dennis Brown - Money In My Pocket
Dennis Brown
Money In My Pocket
7" | 1979 | EU | Reissue (Jamaican Recordings)
11,99 €*
Release:1979 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Finally the original Jamaican version of the 1970’s classic ‘Money In My Pocket’ gets a 7” release. The unsweetened & slightly slower cut to it’s first uk release that came on the Joe Gibbs label.
Horace Andy - Money Money
Horace Andy
Money Money
7" | 2011 | EU | Reissue (Jamaican Recordings)
11,99 €*
Release:2011 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Horace Andy’s timeless cut ‘Money Money’ even more relevent today, alongside it’s rare dub cut.

“money Money Money... THE Root OF ALL Evil”!!!
Tappa Zukie - M.P.L.A.
Tappa Zukie
M.P.L.A.
7" | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Jamaican Recordings)
11,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Tappa Zukie’s classic ‘M.P.L.A.' and it’s dub version, originally cut at Channel One studios in 1976. Still sounds as fantastic today.
V.A. - Black Solidarity Version Excursion
V.A.
Black Solidarity Version Excursion
LP | 2023 | EU | Original (Jamaican Recordings)
16,99 €*
Release:2023 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
At the beginning of the eighties reggae music became increasingly in tune with what was happening in Kingston’s dance halls… probably more so than at any time since the sound system operators had started to make their own shuffle and boogie recordings in the late fifties. The international audience and the critics were too busy looking for a new Bob Marley to appreciate what was happening downtown and failed to acknowledge that this was a return to the real, raw roots of the music. Brash, confident, young record producers who were totally in tune with the youth audience stepped forward and seized the moment…

Oswald ‘Ossie’ Thomas began his apprenticeship in the music business at the age of

fourteen and served his time as a record salesman for Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee and Winston ‘Niney The Observer’ Holness before moving on to Miss Sonia Pottinger’s Tip Top Records.

“I ended up working in three record stores on Orange Street from 1976 to 1981… Yeah man! Me deh ‘pon me bicycle till I buy my motorcycle! Them days records were coming out left, right and centre… every day!” Ossie Thomas.

It was during his time with Miss Pottinger that Ossie began to produce records for

himself and in 1979 Ossie and Phillip Morgan began the Black Solidarity label based deep in the Kingston ghetto on Delamere Avenue. Phillip initially inspired Ossie to start the label and soon Triston Palma, Phillip Frazer and “a youth named Gary Robertson” joined in although Gary later left for Canada.

The Soul Syndicate rehearsed in the Delamere Avenue area and Tony Chin gave Ossie a cut of a rhythm that he used for Triston Palma’s ‘A Class Girl’… the label’s inaugural release. The record was a sizeable success and paved the way for hit after hit after hit on Black Solidarity. Ossie worked with just about everybody who was anybody during this critical period of the music’s development including vocalists Robert Ffrench, Little John, Sugar Minott, Frankie Paul and most notably Triston Palma.

For this release we have compiled some of the version sides to those releases. Dub still being an integral part of the Reggae Sound System Sound. So sit back and listen to what Black Solidarity, one of the most important and often overlooked labels were bringing to the dance, dubwise, back in those heady 1980’s times.

With grateful thanks to: Paul Coote, Nick Hodgson & Hasse Huss
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