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SUGAR MINOTT & TREVOR CASTELL in REGGAE INTERNATIONAL LP (Kibwe, Washington, DC) 1988

Kibwe was a late 80’s label based in Washington D.C., USA. It was run by Ras Jesse who also was the label’s producer. The label recorded and produced Tinga Stewart, Sugar Minott, Eric Monte Morris and Trevor Castell along with… Continue Reading

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I Got 7s and 12s!

Several selections from the bass-ment… The Congos’ “Music Maker” from the Congo Ashanti album.  Pressed here on the Congo Ashanty label with a slightly different mix… [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/111380248″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Very rare cut from Horace Andy… Continue Reading

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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

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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

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Raver’s Album Pick of the Week!

Hugh Mundell’s ‘Jah Fire’ feat. Lacksley Castell (Arawak) Recorded in 1980 when Mundell was only 18 years of age, ‘Jah Fire’ is an album that spoke to me the very first time I heard it, and it has been a… Continue Reading

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Raver’s 5 favorite reggae albums of all time (includes mix!)

We are now into our “millenial” week where we will mark the fact that we will reach Post # 1000 before week’s end.  There will be some fantastic shares this week, a few interviews, and a few surprises.  I kicked… Continue Reading

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Lacksley Castell ‘Morning Glory + Dub Tracks’ (Negus Roots, 1982)

Repost:  This is a re-post from November 2, 2012.  This album is so good that I must share it here at least twice per year.  Better yet, I did a mix of the album which features the hard-to-find dub tracks… Continue Reading