These dubplate specials were recorded while Prince Jammy was making his name with his musical productions and soundsystem in the mid 80’s and later King Jammy was trying to overthrow rivalry soundsystems with these ‘Super Power’ dubplate specials.
These anthems were played against Black Scorpio, Killamanjaro, Downbeat, African Symbol and many soundsystems who try to test Jammys Super Power, at various sound clashes. Once you hear the songs, you will simply experience the atmosphere of those dancehall venues and encounter a profound culture of Jamaican music.
The releases feature killer tunes by regular artists such as Pad Anthony, Little John, Anthony Malvo, Johnny Osbourne and Thiller U who recorded their songs at King Jammys Recording Studio, as well as unreleased dubplate recordings by Junior Reid and US northern soul group, Chilites. Dub Store Records proudly presents an exclusive dubplate selection from the Jammys vault!
These special recordings simply clarify why Jammy is called ‘KING’…
All of these tracks are also available as 7" vinyls in the "Vinyls & CDs" section and at www.reggaerecord.com
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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