Posts Tagged ‘Studio One’

Reggae legends Dandy Livingstone & Dawn Penn added to festival line up

We are delighted to announce the latest addition to next years ska fest are the legendary Jamaican singers Dandy Livingstone and Dawn Penn.

Best known for his singing, writing & producing Dandy Livingstone (aka Robert Thompson) released some all-time classic reggae tracks including the original Rudy A Message To You (later to become a phenomenal hit for The Specials), Reggae In Your Jeggae, People Get Ready, Raining In My Heart, Dr.Sure Shot and UK chart hits Suzanne Beware of The Devil and Big City.

As a producer & artist he helped establish Trojan Records, producing many acts; Rico Rodriguez, The Cimarons, The Marvels, Nicky Thomas and Tony Tribe, including his classic version of Red Red Wine. Dandy is a Jamaican music legend and we are truly honoured that he has decided to play his comeback show (first in some 40 years) at The London Intl Ska Festival 2012. Not to be missed under any circumstances!!

Dawn Penn was still at school when she recorded her first tracks for Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd’s Studio One label in 1967. Amongst those early recording was ‘No, No, No, (You Don’t Love Me) backed by Tommy McCook & The Skatalites, which although it was an island hit it wasn’t until Steely & Clevie’s 1991 verstion that the song became a global hit and won Dawn a Grammy nomination. Those early days also saw Dawn work with Prince Buster, Bunny Lee, Johnny Nash (yes, that’s her on bvs of Cupid) and Eddy Lovette to name a few. Dawn still continues to tour the world and record to this day and has just published her auto-biography.

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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.

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2020 SKA FESTIVAL LINE UP
Easter weekend
9th - 12th April 2020

LIVE ACTS:

THE PIONEERS
FREDDIE NOTES
DENNIS ALCAPONE
ALTON ELLIS TRIBUTE starring
CHRISTOPHER ELLIS
HOLLIE COOK
DAVE BARKER
SUSAN CADOGAN
RODDY RADIATION
& THE SKABILLY REBELS
THE HEMPOLICS
PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS
ARTHUR KAY & THE ORIGIANALS
KING ZEPHA
ZEN BASEBALL BAT
CARTOON VIOLENCE
THE MAGNETICS (Italy)
THE DOWNSETTERS
JUNIOR BILL
SKATA TONES
LEVI
EASYDREAD
More to be announced

Sound Systems:

PHIL BUSH all-valve
SOUNDS & PRESSURE LO-FI

DJs:

MISTAH BROWN (Tighten Up/Trojan)
TIM P (Tighten Up)
GRACE OF SPADES (USA)
TEXAS RANGER
NAOKO THE ROCK
TIME TUNNEL ft;
LIAM CURTIN, SEAN BRIGHT,
BOY ABOUT TOWN & NANKER PHELGE
FUNKDUB ft; GENTLEMAN KUSH & 3DJ
GIO ONE STOP
MISS GEMINI (USA)
PAUL DIXON (Son of a Gun)
More to be announced

Films:

To be announced

Free Family Day

tba
+ many more tba!