#FYFriday I’m not a vinyl junkie or a record collector, but I am a sub-culture music fanatic, so I get excited to own records like these. | #justadded #reggae #skinheadreggae #rocksteady #rockabilly #rocknroll #garagerock #rogerrivas #rivasrecords #HEK #lilluis #wildfires #blackmambas - I’m especially excited about my very limited edition record from @reggaerog!
Desmond Dekker photo by Jiro
"These men were some of the pioneers of ska and reggae music in the late 1950s and early 1960s; the originators. As an avid 60s reggae fanatic growing up it was a dream to meet these men, let alone photograph them as they came through town.
Shot in Los Angeles around 2005-2006, half of these men have since passed away.
Regardless of their massive contributions to the creation of ska and reggae music, they mostly still maintain a status of relative obscurity outside the world of cult notoriety.”
I am really enjoying this photoset by Jiro Schneider
Side note: I remember meeting Jiro back when I partied in the 60’s Mod and Rocksteady scene (early 2000’s) … he’s tall as f*ck! He always had a camera with him. Super cool dude.
The Pyramids - Reggae Shuffle
Ansel Collins - High Voltage
If you haven’t bought or even seen this documentary, you have to. It’s one of the best documentaries I’ve ever seen about early Jamaican music and the innovations of Lee Scratch Perry. Click the link if you want to watch it online but you should add the DVD to your collection in my opinion.
Max Romeo & the Hippy Boys - Clap Clap
Let me introduce you to one of my Tumblr friends, Papa Keiffer! When I saw this video my life plans changed. I now want to be as bad ass as him when I reach his age.
This is SKA!
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Dumplins