Tag : King Jammy

Lloyd ‘King Jammy’ James Honored at Reggae Sumfest 2023

One of Jamaica’s most noted and established music producers, Lloyd ‘King Jammy’ James, was honored by producers of Reggae Sumfest for his 60 plus years in the music business.  Prior to his honoring, the music pioneer performed dub live alongside his son Jam 2. Included in the tribute to King Jammy were selections of riddims and songs produced by the musical legend; some of the performances came from Aza Lineage,…

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New Music From the King Jammy Vault

VP Records celebrates the deep 80s dancehall catalog of producer Lloyd “King Jammy” James with three summer 2023 releases. The late 80s represent a robust but controversial period in the Jamaican recording industry, as DJs were on the rise with new lyrical approaches, and digital production ruled the day. In the center of the storm was Lloyd James, better known as King Jammy, who is credited for revolutionizing digital production…

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From The Vault of King Jammy

VP has teamed up with King Jammy once again. This time dipping back into the early years of his catalog to resurface two sought-after 7-inch singles. Lacksley Castell’s “What A Great Day” was recorded in 1979 when Lloyd James was known as Prince Jammy. Castell was a barely known singer at the time, but his friendship with Hugh Mundell brought him into then Prince Jammy’s orbit. “What A Great Day”…

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Peer to Peer with Aza Lineage

(Pictured:  Aza Lineage – Photo Credit:  Lisa Ramacher)   Aza Lineage’s voice and energy is a refreshing addition to the Reggae landscape at home and abroad.  The rising star is firmly rooted on the roots side of Dancehall and is currently working with King Jammy on a new album. VP:  For those of our readers who have not yet come across your work, please can you introduce yourself?  AL:  Blessed…

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King Jammy ‘Destroys’ the Virus with Dub

Music and the coronavirus have one thing in common: both can traverse international borders without a visa or a passport. And, as legendary producer and sound man King Jammy says, music can subdue the virus. With that belief, he has prepared his latest album, a dub offering titled King Jammy Destroys the Virus with Dub. “Dub is an exciting thing and a dub album have to be exciting,” the dub pioneer…

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Images Through The Lens of David Corio

Some of the most memorable images of Reggae artists and industry players has been captured through the lens of David Corio. As we close Reggae month, we spoke to David about his iconic photography. VP: How did you get your start in the business? DC: My first regular experience of hearing reggae was listening to John Peel’s late-night radio show. After leaving school and going to art college in Gloucester…

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