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Chin vs. Chin: VP legal battle a civil war

As reported by the New York Post on December 9, 2014, Clive Chin is suing VP Music Group for damages resulting from VP’s alleged use of songs that Chin claims to have written. The son of a late Jamaican music producer who worked with Bob Marley is suing...
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Barrow opts out on VP-Blood & Fire deal

I spoke with Steve Barrow today regarding his involvement with the new VP-Blood & Fire agreement.  He asked me to share the following statement: “After a period of negotiation, it has transpired that both parties – Steve Barrow & VP – could not reach an accord over terms....
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VP Records Relaunches Classic Reggae Label Blood and Fire

By Patricia Meschino BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Queens, New York-based reggae independent VP Records has relaunched UK reggae label Blood and Fire, known primarily for its quality reissues of Jamaican recordings from the 1970s and ’80s, many of which were overlooked upon their initial release. Founded in Manchester, England in...
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Clive Chin Productions: Rare Black Uhuru, Gladiators

Here are two rare 7″s from the Roots, Rock, Randy’s box set released in 2012 by VP Records.  The set of seven 7″s, executive produced by Clive Chin,  include rare selections from Chin’s private archive which he made available to fans for the very first time last past year. ...
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Midnight Raver’s Selection Mix: Barrington Levy

VP Records has outdone itself with Barrington Levy:  Reggae Anthology:  Sweet Reggae Music.  This 2 CD set is stock full of those heavy riddims that we cut our teeth on as reggae fans.  Familiar tunes like “Shaolin Temple,” “Mary Long Tongue,” “Poor Man Style,” and “Black Roses” showcase Levy’s unmistakeable wail...
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