One of our favorite labels of the past 30 years has been PORK PIE in Germany. European SKA history has much of it’s roots here – Napoleon Solo, No Sports, Skaos, The Braces, The Frits, El Bosso & Die Ping Pongs and more!! Add to the list the brand new album from Germany’s punky reggae/ska act JOHNNY REGGAE RUB FOUNDATION. A powerful and catchy act that instantly brings to mind a style made popular by THE AGGROLITES when they backed TIM ARMSTRONG on his “A POET’S LIFE” album. High energy players and a faster reggae style – as the cover says “hard groovin’ kick ass ska and reggae”. LP vinyl comes with a download code. Compact Disc available too! Continue reading PORK PIE Germany: JOHNNY REGGAE RUB FOUNDATION “No Bam Bam” LP / CD + SLIPMAT
We’ve got some exciting new CDs in stock! PHOENIX CITY ALL STARS are an all-star UK group that release fantastic tribute albums – the latest one pays homage to the DEXY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS debut 80s soul masterpiece “SEARCHING FOR THE YOUNG SOUL REBELS”. A very English selection but HIGHLY recommended…DEXY’s was SO good before their huge mid-80’s success with “COME ON EILEEN”. We also restocked the band’s excellent ROLLING STONES cover album “SKATISFACTION”. Not to be outdone, PAMA INTERNATIONAL’s “Trojan Sessions” has finally been reissued! Originally released in 2006, this classic features DERRICK MORGAN, DENNIS ALCAPONE, DAWN PENN, RICO RODRIGUEZ, DAVE & ANSIL COLLINS, and WINSTON FRANCIS.
Fresh of a big UK show the Specialized charity, our boys The Crombies brought back some signed CDs from KING HAMMOND that the man himself wanted to make available to US fans! All these CDs are super limited editions of 100, so act quick! These three CDs show the range of KING HAMMOND, from the old skool 60’s British Blue Beat style of “THE BEAT IS BLUE” (which is also on LP vinyl from JUMP UP), to the skinhead reggae homage of “21st CENTURY SCORCHERS” and the deejay version excursions of “DJ SPECIAL”. Email us your choices if you only want 1-2, but we recommend that you get all three and save some mega-bucks! (only 10 sets available). FYI: “Beat Is Blue” will be a part of the 2018 SKA CD OF THE MONTH club