Without mentioning Half Pint, the true story about the Jammys label can never be told. King Jammy adopted a classic song, 'Open The Gate', and versioned the rhythm digitally. The young Half Pint claims this wild world is 'One Big Ghetto'. On the flip side, Tonto Irie showcases his skillful and edgy lyrical flow on the same rhythm.
Dub Store Records is the Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae and Dancehall reissue label run by the eponymous Tokyo based record store. The label aims at accurately covering the 50-plus years of Jamaican music, and pass on many rare and magnificent recordings, which are non-commercial and highly artistic. Carefully handing down the tradition of reggae music, Dub Store Records has so far issued recordings from labels and artists such as Studio One, Federal Records (Federal, Kentone, Merritone), Jammys, Bunny Wailer's Solomonic, Derrick Harriott, Kiddus I, Redman International, King Tubby’s Firehouse, Fam's, BMN and much more to come.
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