Hi guys it’s been a while, but I’m here again with a few more indulgences vinyl to thrill you all. There was a bit of dried shit quality records for purchase in the last year or so, perhaps the source of these beautiful objects dries. Old people are dying and leaving their copies of Jim Reeves in the local charity shops, and the old people quickly dissappearing to release their grip on the sound of privileged young people with better taste. However, I found a few, I hope you enjoy them.
Just out from Soul Jazz, most recent purveyors of all that is Studio One related in the UK (music and otherwise) comes this coffee table booky wook, collecting some of the covers from Studio One’s catalogue for your viewing pleasure, though if you collect the Lps, you’ll have a significant amount of the artwork already.
No surprise there then?
It’s nice to have and there are a few you may not have seen before, such as the Tabernacle Gospel Lp covers or the Sri Chimnoy Lp (now legendary as a rarity) but there isn’t a lot here to stun an enthusiast for the label. Frankly that’s been the case with most of Soul Jazz’s output of Studio One material musically and so it is visually, also.
They (SJ) I think have missed a complete trick, in that on occasion they mention the sleeve notes and quote from them, they could have included many more, for the quirky nature of them are well-known and often amusing or enlightening. Including the cover of the Lp Pirates Choice (which has never it seems been reproduced as anything but a muddy turdish greeny brown of a poorly registered example of what NOT to do if you are a Litho printer) seems odd too. There are more Lps they could have chosen from, with more to offer the viewer, casual or otherwise.
I hoped for more
There is no logic or rhyme to the choices made and to the inclusion of some of the more recent Lp covers, which have little or no individually distinctive style whatsoever.
The forward by Steve Barrow is little more than yet another introductory level run through of Jamaican music history, though generally accurate for all that and still an engaging read for the newly converted. Though it should be mentioned that no Mento was ever to my knowledge released by Tewari on Down-Beat, only on sister label Caribou.
Hello everyones, I, Bogumil and I was lucky to have met so many great Lps shitty this time on a big spending spree for the purchase of Bexhill On Sea, East Sussex England. Every year, my wife has her mustache and plan your vacation around a visit to the European center of excellence for the record collection and turn this summer sexy city in England, where old people go to die and leave an ugly record. Fucking so unique.
Here they are, to reflect and reach orgasm.
Here they is:
And that my friends as they say in showbiz, is all the fat lady sings today. Thank you for watching another Bogumil, more come soon.