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Crate Diggers

Crate Diggers series on Fuse! Hella dope! Loving the commentary throughout and laughed at being able to relate to some of the obsessions they mention as well as being a fiend for vibrations. While mine has largely been in formats other than vinyl (the ol’ crates of wax haven’t seen any additions since moving to…

Yabby You – Deeper Roots: Dubplates and Rarities 1976-78

My jaw-dropped when the Pressure Sounds page loaded and this gem appeared. Yabby You and brethren serve up a set full of gems including Deep Roots obscurities and alternate mixes of some of his better-known material. My goodness! Grooves of pure gold! Here’s to hoping there’s more out there to be unearthed! ———————————————————————————— I actually…

Linotype: The Film

Linotype: The Film is a feature-length documentary centered around the Linotype type casting machine. Called the “Eighth Wonder of the World” by Thomas Edison, it revolutionized printing and society. The film tells the charming and emotional story of the people connected to the Linotype and how it impacted the world. The Linotype (pronounced “line-o-type”) completely…

Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith & Leebert ‘Gibby’ Morrison – Guitars On Top

Legendary Jamaican guitarist, Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith, from the mighty Soul Syndicate, teamed up with fellow guitarist Leebert ‘Gibby’ Morrison to record an instrumental tribute to the Heptones On Top LP, a bona fide classic form the Rocksteady era and one of my favorite records of all-time. Carl ‘Bridge’ Ayton and Uziah ‘Sticky’ Thompson serve up…

Darrell Banks

Two tremendous albums featuring superb Deep Soul and dramatic, Gospel-tinged wailing from Darrell Banks. His 1967 Darrell Banks is Here LP contains his first four Revilot and Atco singles, timeless Northern Soul and Deep Funk gems, as well as “Open the Door to Your Heart”, his #2 R&B hit, among other tunes. He followed up his…

CTI Records – The Cool Revolution

Remastered for the first time using the original two-track analog tapes, this 4-disc set celebrates the vintage years of CTI, when a distinctive style and sound were born. Each disc represents an aspect of CTI’s artistic personality; “Straight-up Jazz”, “Deep Grooves/Big Hits”, “The Brazilian Influence” and “Cool and Classic”. Over 5 hours of music showcase…

Word, Sound and Power

Stunned to learn that this incredible piece of footage exists! I had no idea until I came across it by chance yesterday. Word, Sound and Power features interviews and live performances from the Soul Syndicate, arguably the greatest session band from Kingston, Jamaica. Their legacy, starting in the early 70s, contains endless reels of incredible…

The Souljazz Orchestra – Solidarity

Solidarity is an eclectic, collaborative album featuring a range of unique artists from Canada’s vibrant underground scene, including Senegalese-Canadian artist Élage M’baye, Brazilian-Canadian singer-songwriter Rômmel Teixeira Ribeiro, and Jamaican-Canadian vocalist Slim Moore, better known for his work with the Mar-Kays. Rooted in rhythmically rich musical traditions of the past, the Souljazz Orchestra have kept their…

All I Can / The Art of Flight

I’ve had these two skiing/snowboarding documentaries for a while, but watched them again last week. Simply stunning visuals on both! Highly recommended! —————————————————————————————— All I Can unites spectacular cinematography with creative cinematic language to fuse the passion for skiing with the potential to help the environment. In bringing the planet to life and drawing parallels…

Cheikh Lô

Cheikh Lô‘s music is a blend of Latin, Reggae, African Funk, Mbalax and the vibes of Burkina Faso, Mali, Congo and Senegal. Read more about his life here and enjoy the refreshing, laid-back feeling and unmistakable sound of his records! Cheikh Lô – Né La Thiass; Nonesuch, 1997 Cheikh Lô – Bambay Gueej; Nonesuch, 2000…

Viva Joe Strummer

The sudden death in December 2002 of Joe Strummer, frontman of the legendary ’70s punk band The Clash, robbed the world of rock and roll music of one of its unique talents. This year marks the 60th birthday anniversary of Joe Strummer. Viva Joe Strummer features performance footage along with commentary from those closest to…

If A Tree Falls: The Story of the Earth Liberation Front

In December 2005, Daniel McGowan was arrested by Federal agents in a nationwide sweep of radical environmentalists involved with the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) – a group the FBI has called America’s “number one domestic terrorism threat.” For years, the ELF—operating in separate anonymous cells without any central leadership—had launched spectacular arsons against dozens of…