Archive for March 2011

DJ Greedy G’s London Intl Ska Festival podcast special

DJ Greedy G, who appears at Day 2 of The London Intl Ska Festival, has put together a beautiful podcast for us. Focusing on the old school JA sounds it includes sublime cuts from Owen Grey, Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths, Bob Andy, Ansel Collins and Dave Barker, all of who appear at the ska fest.

You can download the podcast now at

Midnight Train – Owen Grey (Bluebeat)
Artibella – Ken Boothe & Stranger Cole (Studio 1)
Poor Me – Owen Grey (Matador)
My Time – Bob Andy (Supreme)
Truly – Marcia Griffiths (Studio 1)
For Your Love – Ken Boothe (Coxsone)
Your Love’s A Game – Dave Barker (Techniques)
Don’t Let Me Down – Marcia Griffiths (Harry J)
Night Flight – Ansel Collins (Beverleys)
Sun Shines For Me – Bob Andy (FRM)
The Heart Of A Man – Dave Barker (blank)
Working To The Top – Marcia Griffiths (Trojan)
The Way I Feel – Bob Andy (Success)
Why Baby Why – Ken Boothe (Beverleys)
Some Sympathy – Dave Barker (Upsetter)
Nuclear Weapon – Ansel Collins (Trojan)
Blazing Fire – Owen Gray (Trojan)
Too Proud To Beg – Bob Andy (I Anka)
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Marcia Griffiths (Wildflower)
Get Close To You – Ken Boothe (Beverleys)

Big thanks to Greedy G for putting this together.

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The legendary Owen Grey added to the Ska Festival

We are delighted to announce the legendary OWEN GREY has been added to the London Intl Ska Festival. One of Jamaica’s true ‘Foundation’ singers and Alpha Boys school graduate his work spans the R&B, ska, rocksteady & reggae eras of Jamaican music. He recorded for many of the greats: Prince Buster, Duke Reid, Leslie Kong, Clancy Eccles & Bunny Lee and was one of the first artists to be released on Studio One & Island Rcds. Undeniably a true legend and pioneer of Jamaican music.