King Jammy, Alborosie, Kabaka Pyramid to take on Black Uhuru’s ‘Love Crisis’

Legendary producer Lloyd “King Jammy” James is presently working with a number of artists on a duets version of Love Crisis, the Jammys-produced debut album by Waterhouse vocal trio Black Uhuru which was first released in 1977.  Word is that… Continue Reading


Black Sound of Ultro (Black Uhuru) “Natural Mystic” (Jammys) 1977

This Wailers-related shocker is an interesting one indeed.  “Natural Mystic” appears on Black Uhuru’s debut LP ‘Love Crisis,’ which was masterfully produced by a young Prince Jammy.  The tune featured is a high-quality transfer from the original pressing of the… Continue Reading


New Dreada Dub Mix Vol. 3! (A Midnight Raver Mix)

The dopest mix I could muster right now.  I’ll be leaving for a few days, but no worries, the blog is in great hands with our international staff of historians, collectors, DJs, and professional roots reggae heads.  Be back next… Continue Reading


Lacksley Castell “Princess Lady” (Extended) w/ version (Negus Roots)

Extended cut from the late, great Lacksley Castell titled “Princess Lady.”  Track was re-issued several years back on translucent vinyl by Negus Roots/Firehouse.  Recorded at Aquarius, JA and mixed at Ariwa, London.  Mad Professor on the mix.  A most crucial… Continue Reading



20TH CENTURY DEBWISE – DEB Music Players Produced by Dennis Brown and mixed by a young Prince Jammy at King Tubby’s studio in 1977, 20th CENTURY DEBWISE, featuring Dennis Emmanuel Brown’s Music Players, is an unparalleled adventure in dub and… Continue Reading


Album Of The Week: King Jammy in Roots (Auralux)

This week’s album pick is a great 2-LP compilation from King Jammy featuring the likes of Hugh Mundell, Johnny Osbourne, Augustus Pablo, and Lacksley Castell.  While the song selections are great (we even get extended versions of Junior Reid’s “Jailhouse”… Continue Reading


Michael Rose w/ Black Uhuru & Yabby You “Born Free”

plus 2 rare Yabby You dubplates! What a heavy, heavy tune this is!  What happens when you pair the vocal stylings of Michael Rose and Black Uhuru with the rootical sounds and vibe of Vivian Jackson AKA Yabby You, and then mix it altogether… Continue Reading


Pick of the Week: ‘Kaya Dub’ by The Aggrovators

‘Kaya Dub’ consists of some seminal instrumental dubs using the backing tracks from Bob Marley’s Kaya album, produced by Bunny Lee and mixed by Prince Jammys in the mid 70’s. Musicians used on this album were The Aggrovators, a band assembled by… Continue Reading


Junior Reid w/ Hugh Mundell “Betcha By Golly Wow” Live Volcano 1983

So I’ve been listening to a lot of Hugh Mundell lately and it pains me to think what could have been of this great talent.  All the great inspiration we are missing out on over what?  Why do they take the good and… Continue Reading