Tag : King Jammy

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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Reggae and Dancehall Icon King Jammy to perform at Coney Island Reggae On The Boardwalk in Brooklyn NY, Sunday Sept. 9 2018

New York, NY– Producer, soundman, and Jamaican music hall-of-famer King Jammy (Lloyd James) will perform at the final 2018 edition of Coney Island Reggae On The Boardwalk on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 3 p.m., on the Coney Island Boardwalk at West 20th Street, Brooklyn, NYC. The Brooklyn Arts Council and VP Records are sponsors of the free event. King Jammy is on a promotional tour to support Dennis Brown…

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King Jammy Presents: Dennis Brown Tracks Of Life

Photo by Olivier Chastan New York, NY– King Jammy Presents: Dennis Brown Tracks of Life, out September 14th on VP/Greensleeves Records, brings contemporary voices to build on the work of two reggae icons – Dennis Brown and King Jammy. The album is a 21st century testament to the enduring power of reggae and dancehall across generations. Producer King Jammy is celebrated as a transitional figure in music production, who, after helping…

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