Category : VP Records

FREDDIE McGREGOR SETS SAIL ON HIS LATEST MUSICAL VOYAGE

With his deep reggae catalogue spanning almost five decades, Freddie McGregor is one of the few first-generation reggae icons here today who has blazed a path through virtually every stage of the genre – from ska, rock steady to early and modern day reggae. Tomorrow on January 29, 2013, he takes the reigns once again with ‘Di Captain’ (VP Records/Big Ship), his brand new studio album after four years in…

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NYC’S TREND-SETTING VARIETY SHOP & RESTAURANT JOINS FORCES WITH VP RECORDS TO LAUNCH NEW REGGAE SERIES

Known for serving up Jamaica’s freshest beats and top-notch cuisine in downtown Manhattan,Miss Lily’s has become a social and cultural hub for all things Caribbean. There is a sense of community at Miss Lily’s. The island aesthetic is reflected throughout the swanky decor of their restaurant, bakery, juice bar and variety shop – which serves as a record store, gallery space and home to Internet broadcast station, Radio Lily. On…

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BERES HAMMOND’S LATEST ALBUM ONE LOVE, ONE LIFE LANDS #1 SPOT ON BILLBOARD’S REGGAE CHART THIS WEEK

Beres Hammond’s new album One Love, One Life reaches  #1 on U.S. Billboard Reggae Chart after five weeks in the market. One Love, One Life (VP/Harmony House Records) has been Top 5 on the Reggae albums chart since its November 13th release, with sales climbing the past two weeks. This success comes off the heels of his recent U.S. concert performances at Brooklyn’s Barclays Arena on December 12 and Hard…

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17 North Parade Compiles 40 Timeless Songs From Reggae Icon’s Early Years

17 North Parade, VP Records vintage imprint, digs through its vault to reveal their latest Reggae Anthology: Barrington Levy “Sweet Reggae Music” (1979-84) on December 18, 2012.  Filled with certified classics from beginning to end, this 40-track double disc collection covers the early years of Barrington Levy’s astonishing career in chronological order. In addition to this timeless musical selection, the set’s liner notes give an in-depth look of the living legend’s journey…

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MUSIC AND POLITICS COLLIDE ON 4CD BOX SET CURATED BY FORMER JAMAICAN PRIME MINISTER EDWARD SEAGA IN STORES NEXT WEEK

Reggae Golden Jubilee – Origins of Jamaican Music Includes Deluxe Packaging Resembling Hardcover Book, Extensive Liner Notes and 100 of the Island’s Most Celebrated Hits From Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley, Yellowman, Shaggy, Buju Banton, Sean Paul and many more. Music has significantly shaped the political, social and economic DNA of Jamaica. As 2012 marks the island’s 50th year of independence, VP Records offers arguably one of the most…

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MORGAN HERITAGE’S 4-SONG EP THE RETURN IS AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE IN U.S.

The legendary 5-piece reggae group Morgan Heritage release their brand new digital EP The Return today, September 25. After various solo projects, Morgan Heritage is also preparing for their first new studio album in four years, slated to drop at the top of 2013. The 4-song EP, produced by Shane Brown, gives fans a taste of whats to come and is on the heels of the group’s massively successful Europe…

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