2022

Tyrone Downie, The Wailers' fantastic keyboardist, is gone

What would “Three Little Birds” – Bob Marley & The Wailers’ timeless anthem, be without Tyrone Downie’s melodious notes? ........Read more

DELROY WILSON'S SON GOES GOLD

RAPPER Konan (real name Karl Wilson), son of the late Jamaican rocksteady singer Delroy Wilson, earned a gold certification from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) on Friday for I Spy.....Read more

The Vilma Whyte-Ellington Scholarship Fund 2022

The Vinyl Record Collectors Association (VRCA), in honour of the great stalwart Vilma Whyte-Ellington, presented two scholarships to the Chetolah Mel Nathan Educational Centre in Hanna Town, Kingston.....Read more

Israel Vibration's 'Skelly' Spence dies at 69 years old

Cecil "Skelly" Spence, co-founder of roots-reggae group Israel Vibration, died August 26 at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.....Read more

Lamont Dozier: Motown hitmaker dies aged 81

Motown hitmaker Lamont Dozier, who penned songs for The Supremes, The Four Tops and The Isley Brothers, as well as Marvin Gaye and Martha and the Vandellas, has died aged 81.....Read more

Guitarist Chris Meredith is dead

Christopher Meredith, the prolific bass guitarist who played on multiple Grammy-winning albums and numerous hit songs, died in South Florida on July 27......Read more

Fidelity Announces California-Based Record Pressing Facility Will Start Vinyl LP Production in Q1 2023

This is some most welcome pressing news indeed. To wit: Fidelity Record Pressing (Fidelity) has just announced a state-of-the-art record-pressing facility is being constructed from the ground up in Oxnard (Ventura County), California, and it will launch in Q1 2023.....Read more

Hawaii's vinyl album sales are booming in numbers not seen in 30+ years

Vinyl sales have grown rapidly for more than a decade on the mainland -- as well as here in Hawaii. 2021 was the biggest year since 1986 for vinyl record sales, with more than a billion dollars worth of records sold last year.....Read more

Reggae in Canada-Johnny Osbourne among acts being celebrated in docuseries

“Well, he is absolutely one of the legends of reggae music but specifically for this series of documentary shorts that we are doing with the National Film Board of Canada,.....Read more

The enigmatic Duke Reid the Trojan

Described on the Trojan Records website as an “enigmatic character”, Arthur ‘Duke’ Reid owned one of the biggest sound systems of the 1950s.....Read more

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