Tag: reggae

BBC Four does reggae

February sounds an interesting month on BBC Four, headed up by shows on reggae on Friday 11th and Friday 18th February. Two new documentaries will show, Reggae Britannia and Toots And The Maytals – Reggae Got Soul, along with a specially filmed Reggae Britannia At The Barbican concert and Reggae […]

The Skatalites live in London

Once described by Rolling Stone magazine as 'Jamaica's answer to the Motown house band and Booker T. and the MG's combined', The Skatalites are playing live in London for one night only – Wednesday 24th November. It's the band's first London date for two years, this time with a line-up […]

Everybody Ska night in Manchester

If ska is your thing and you happen to be in the north west, you might want to check out Everybody Ska, which takes place on Saturday 18th September 2010. Described as 'a club night of original reggae, rocksteady, ska, early roots and Two Tone', the selectors are Me Mass […]

Mind Yuh Business – October

Still a bit of time before the event, but you might want to make a note in your diary for the upcoming Mind Yuh Business. The date is Saturday October 16th, with the night being a double header with leading London ska club Set The Tone 67. So expect two […]

The Reggae Train returns to London

For those of you who have missed it, The Reggae Train returns to London on Saturday 14th of August and monthly thereafter. That means Original Reggae, Ska & Rocksteady, taking place at The Rhum Jungle, 70 Exmouth Market, London EC1 with Jom Cox and guests. The night runs from 8 […]

Laurel Aitken – Voodoo Woman CD

Big thanks to Doug for pointing us in the direction of this interesting forthcoming release – Voodoo Woman by Laurel Aitken. Subtitled Music for Mods, Soul & Ska Sounds from the Sixties, that pretty much sums up what you get, tunes that proved popular across the mod scene during the […]

Trojan Ska-ing West! CD

Another of the Trojan / Spectrum reissues that might be of interest – Trojan Ska-ing West!. The CD is promising to be a rarity goldmine, again for not a lot of cash. According to the label, this set of early to mid-60s sounds of 40 tracks from the Island and […]

Sounds & Pressure: Mod Reggae CD

Trojan seems to be undergoing a reissue series via budget label Spectrum, with a few CD hitting the shelves today, including Sounds & Pressure: Mod Reggae. That very familiar packaging contains what's described as an 'eclectic' mix of 40 vintage tracks, some of which are making their debut on CD. […]