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Ken Boothe “Thinking (So Nice) (Aquarius Pre-) 1971

A classic lovers rock production by the great Herman Chin-Loy with the unmistakable vocals of a young Ken Boothe.  Aquarius pre-release 1971. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/99901486″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]  
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Robert French ‘Mr. French’ Showcase

HIGH QUALITY VINYL TRANSFER Here is a great early 80s dancehall album that I can almost guarantee you haven’t heard.  How do I know this?  Because I had to go on safari to find this record.  Recorded and mixed at the legendary Aquarius studio with backing from a...
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Augustus Pablo “City of David,” “Iggy Iggy,” “Soul Vibration” and more

Here are some crucial cuts from Augustus Pablo.  From the ‘Earth Rightful Ruler’ LP we have “City of David” and from the ‘Red Sea’ album we have “Iggy, Iggy” and “Soul Vibration.” [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/96113233″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/96150408″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]...
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Dennis Brown “Songs My Mother Used To Sing” (Aquarius)

It’s nearly impossible to pick a favorite Dennis Brown tune, but this one might be it.  This mix especially.  Dennis sings this wonderful tune over a classic Herman Lin Choy-produced riddim from Aquarius.  Later versions of the tune were more slickly produced, with the amplified vocal laid over...
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