Greensleeves Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
- Vinyl LP (0054645523110)
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Reissue of Linval Thompson's 1982 album Look How Me Sexy. Thompson is notable for being one of the earliest reggae singers of his generations to produce his own tracks, and mentored the incredibly influential Henry ‘Junjo’ Lawes. The album's title track was produced by Lawes, using a riddim that has been used by the likes of Don Carlos, Yellowman and Frankie Paul.
- Vinyl LP (0601811003312)
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Sometimes, a wink is enough to communicate a thousand words. Sometimes, you can do with a nod. Other times, all you need is a “ya man.” Such is the wisdom spread by the Rasta Communication in Dub, Keith Hudson’s newest thesis on the subtleties of expression in the world of bass and reverb.
King Tubby meets Roots Radics
Another excellent outing from King Tubby, this time working with Roots Radicals. Dangerous Dub gets nice and deep, echoes and reverb sending the instrumentals to some wild places. You know you can count on Tubby. First released in 1981, these ten tracks are reissued on vinyl by the Greensleeves label.
Greensleeves are reissuing Linval Thompson presents Dub Landing Vol. 1 -- the only authorised reissue of this classic dub album in fact -- originally put out by Starlight Records in 1981. It's now presented with a second disc of original vocal versions, including previously unreleased tracks from Junior Reid at Channel One, mixed by Scientist. Double vinyl LP includes a large fold-out colour poster of the cover art: check it out, futuristic or what.
- Vinyl Double LP (0054645705219)
The evergreen Greensleeves repackage this essential 1981 LP from Linval Thompson. While the original dubs retain all the experimental energy of Jamaica’s 70s and 80s dub explosion, the real treats here are bonus vocal versions mixed by Scientist and Prince Jammy. The likes of Barrington Levy, Freddie McKay and Papa Tullo come through with verses.
- Vinyl Double LP (0054645705318)
A pair of highly sought-after Prince Jammy / Channel One productions, finally available together on a single 12” alongside their dub versions. Love You Tonight is upbeat and dissonant, with an oddly wiry, almost post-punk rhythm guitar line. Purify Your Heart is a more laidback rhythm with righteously preachy lyrics. Osbourne is smoothly commanding in both modes. Comes in a Greensleeves branded sleeve.
- Vinyl 12" (0601811085615)
Augustus Pablo was one of the real roots and dub reggae originals, both as a producer and as the pioneer of the melodica within reggae. His 1977 album Africa Must Be Free… By 1983 is a profound classic of dub music, here remastered and reissued (in facsimile packaging) for the fortieth anniversary of the Greensleeves label
Led by Addis Pablo and Ras Jammy, The Suns Of Dub are a group producers and performers that mix the live instrumentation and produced worlds together. On Riddimentary they have been given full access to the Greensleeves and VP archives. Featuring picks from Linval Thompson, Eek a Mouse, Dillinger, and Prince Far I. CD contains mixed version, LP has full individual tracks.
This right here is a 1988 compilation of Sylford Walker’s roots reggae recordings from the 1970’s. The material here was recorded in various studios (including Studio One and Harry J’s!) and mixed by the legendary dub-lord King Tubby. All the ingredients for top-tier reggae. Lamb’s Bread is now getting reissued to CD and LP by the Greensleeves label.
Four strong tracks from Augustus Pablo, reissued from their original 1980 outing. El Rockers Chapters I to IV skanks around the soundfield using dubwise technology. Pablo’s Rasta lyricisms are joined by melodica and clavinet as well as the essential rhythm crew. Reissued by the Greensleeves label.
Junior Delgado’s tight 1979 number Away With You Fussing And Fighting has somehow been around this whole time without ever being granted the honour of a a 7” vinyl release! Most odd. But that wrong has now been righted by the Greensleeves label, getting this essential slice of reggae out on the shelves.
UK reggae of the highest order, hailing from 1982 with a roots sound that could fairly be described as classic. Capital Letters best known album was probably this one, Vinyard, so here it is reissued with a smattering of outtakes and a typically high-grade Peel Session. CD or LP formats, out on Greensleeves.
Produced by one of the reggae scenes most influential and prolific artists Henry 'Junjo' Lawes, this is a classic roots reggae album by vocalist Michael Prophet, best known for his “crying” vocal style. Produced at the legendary Jamaican Channel One studios with the unstoppable Roots Radics band, this record features classic sound system hits such as 'Gunman' and ‘Love And Unity’ and was engineered by King Tubby protege, Scientist.
In 1979, the Revolutionaries were all up about that revolution stuff, especially revolving records. Straying away from their late 18th century France roots, these guys opened up a whole can of humanist worms when they set out to create the illest dub conceived by man. Aged like a good wine, Norman Records is honored to present to you this Gold Mine Dub.
A reissue from the classic reggae/dub label Greensleeves, Kingdom Rise, Kingdom Fall by Wailing Souls rumbles along on a Lee Scratch Perry style, deep echoing drum beat for 10 minutes of classic, chill-out dub grooves. It’s got a bit of everything - deep bass, echoing vocals backed by some trill female vocals and some jangling percussion. It’s backed with A Day Will Come.
Festivities and jovial tidings from Eek-A-Mouse. This repress of Christmas-A-Come is a stark reminder of the poverty all over the place, especially in Eek's home town of Kingston. This reggae roast has Mr Mouse toasting over a down-tempo groove in his archetypal melodious verbalisations. Out on 12" vinyl from Greensleeves.
Keith Hudson's records are unique in the reggae canon, mainly due to the strength of his personality and his unflinching examination of darker themes- hence his reputation as the 'dark prince of raggae'. While this has made him a slightly marginal figure in a genre mostly celebrated for its relaxed, sunny vibes- Hudson's albums have always been especially revered as some of the deepest and most uncompromising to be found in Jamaican roots music- gaining new audience appreciation with reissues of key records on the ubercool Basic Replay imprint. This reissiue of his 1978 classic 'Rasta Communication' features some of his most memorable songs.
Oh my god, Sleng Teng! Under Mi Sleng Teng by Wayne Smith is one of those tunes that you know inside out, even if you don’t know that you know it. As a sample it has turned up in countless contexts: frankly it is part of the DNA of all reggae / dub derived musics. Original Greensleeves 12” re-pressed for your pleasure.
Reissue of important 80’s dancehall on Greensleeves. Rather than anything to do with We Are Scientists, Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt is sterling material from Jamaican original Yellowman. The title track is especially great, you pretty much need it. And how could you not want that cover starting out at you from your mantelpiece?
Papa Michigan & General Smiley
Some music is just plain cheerful, happy, without pretensions. Papa Michigan and General Smiley deliver a reggae-dub-pop hybrid that will make you smile. Downpression oozes with the sweltering heat of anything mastered by the Scientist himself, and drips with unworried joy. Recommended if you live in the Caribbean, would like to live there, or want to switch your brain off and smile for a bit.
Declaiming tall tales of victory, defeat and oppression, Michael Prophet talks of the shape of reggae yet to come. Predicting righteousness for all, the reissue of Righteous Are the Conqueror confirms its own prophecy: the just will endure. Highly recommended for all you dubby reggae heads out there.
Here’s another vintage reggae record for all you rasta heads (not a requirement) out there. The Wailing Souls’s classic 1981 full length is here for your pleasure! Honestly, we’re pretty strict about not pushing drugs over here at Norman Records and the record definitely stands its own, but we’re also not telling you not to light a nice little doob while listening to Fire House Rock.