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All Hail Reggae’s First Lady!

It’s 1961 in downtown Kingston, Jamaica. Inside the disused Charlie Moo’s restaurant on 17 North Parade, an eight-by-ten foot space throngs with punters and musicians, here to buy records imported from America alongside the obscure new sounds beginning to emerge from the island. This is Randy’s Record Mart. Sound clashers pluck turntable needles from the walls, American wholesalers stop by for patty and soup that bubbles on the stove, barefoot…

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VP Records Retail Stores To Merge Facebook Pages

Retail customers of VP Records retail stores in Jamaica, NY and Miramar, FL will soon be able to interact with the company on a singular platform page. The merged Facebook page gives consumers a single point to ask questions about products, and to order products directly. The combined Facebook page will be a touchpoint for news of special events and happenings at the two locations as well as a streaming…

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Rude Girl Rocks: Meet The 83-year-old Reggae Matriarch Who Brought Jamaican Music to the World!

From The independent.co.uk When it comes to Jamaican music, Patricia Chin has heard it all. The 83-year-old, known as “Miss Pat”, has been a fixture of the island’s music industry for over 60 years. Today she runs VP Records, the world’s largest reggae music and distribution company, making her a crucial music mogul for the island’s music. DJ Kool Herc, who along with his sister Cindy Campbell is considered the…

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SPOTIFY LAUNCHES VP RECORDS LABEL STORY

Top streaming service Spotify celebrates the history of VP Records with a Label Story feature, which has been promoted across their social media. This also included the video being pinned as a highlight on their Instagram page (5.2 million followers). The label story features photos and text on the story of VP Records narrated by label co-founder “Miss Pat” while putting the focus on VP Records biggest playlist, Reggae Gold,…

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DOWN IN JAMAICA BOX SET TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 25TH- The Official Product for VP Records 40th Anniversary

  First three photos courtesy of VP Records Last Photo by Ajamu Myrie Down In Jamaica: 40 Years Of VP Records is the definitive anthology of the company that helped bring reggae and dancehall to the world New York, NY– Available October 25, 2019, Down In Jamaica: 40 Years of VP Records is a 94-track, multi-format limited edition (2,000 run) box set with a 24-page booklet and art cards detailing…

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VP RECORDS HOSTS STANDING ROOM ONLY CELEBRATION FOR ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT AT SUMMERSTAGE- Elephant Man, Junior Reid, Estelle and Raging Fyah Rock Central Park

All five boroughs were represented at VP Records’ 40th anniversary concert at Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage. The 5,500-capacity crowd was treated to what is being called the best reggae concert of summer 2019, even generating a viral video of Elephant Man on popular blog The Shaderoom.   “This event was about the fans who have supported VP Records through the years, purchasing and streaming the music. said company…

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