On the Springline

Here’s a mightily powerful triple download album from Springline Records/Springline Jamaica under the guiding hand of producer Gibsy Rhodes. All-in-all there are 35 tracks of fine musical quality featuring, amongst others, Ras Sis Highness, Steve Steppa and Yabass who have all been reviewed at reggaemusic.org.uk in the recent past. It is a showcase for the album […]

Dubwiser Dancehall

An offshoot of Oxford’s own much-respected Dubwiser (see reggaemusic.org.uk 1st November 2011) this intriguing release features Spider J incarnated as frontman for newly constituted Dubwiser Dancehall. He has previously worked alongside Lee Perry and Horace Andy, both of whom have frequently and successfully reinvented themselves, just as reggae itself has constantly reconstructed its own musical purpose. […]

The Wailers: UK Tour September/October 2013

With Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett still providing a firm link to their glorious past, the current incarnation of the Wailers is due to tour the UK in the Autumn. Following the fashion in rock for performing classic albums live, this time round they are due to perform ‘Legend’ in its entirety so it is essentially […]

UB40: Getting Over the Storm

UB40 provoke mixed reactions. For some, their legacy of covering songs from the received reggae tradition as well as writing their own material has brought the music to a far wider audience than reggae previously enjoyed. For others, their style of reggae-lite verges on MOR drive-time background listening. Whatever assessment is offered, along the way […]