Nascente are releasing 'Bass Culture' on 30th July - compiled by Jim Layne and sleeve-notes from the highly respected roots author Lloyd Bradley. This eight-disc compendium takes you on a sonic journey from the early reggae days in Jamaica through to the birth of dancehall...
Coming in the same year as the fiftieth anniversary of Jamaican Independence, Nascente proudly present ”ËBass Culture', a booming new reggae series. From the ska explosion of the early 1960s through rocksteady, 1970s roots reggae and on to 1980s dancehall, the first four volumes of ”ËBass Culture' delve deep into some of the most fertile periods in not just Jamaican but international music.
Each volume features a mix of tracks considered pivotal to each genre, along with less obvious material and tracks that haven't appeared on many compilations, including underground club/sound system hits, rarities and tracks that are becoming increasingly difficult and/or expensive to find on CD. The series also features several tracks that are being made available on CD for the first time ever. Each volume contains a 10,000 word essay from Lloyd Bradley, the author of ”ËBass Culture: when reggae was king', widely seen as the definitive history of contemporary Jamaican popular music.
'Bass Culture' offers an intoxicating mix of much-loved classics, andÃÂ tracks considered pivotal to the genre plus tracks that haven't appeared on many compilations, underground sound system hits and tracks that are becoming increasingly difficult and/or expensive to find on CD.
Whilst the biggest names in Jamaican music are representedÃÂ Nascente haveÃÂ often opted for less-exposed material, such as b-sides, album tracks or 45s that were only ever released in Jamaica, all of which have then been mastered from the best quality masters available, mixing-up styles, tempos and artists, and issued with 16 page bookletÃÂ comprising of aÃÂ 10,000 wordÃÂ essay telling the full story full.
Rarities: Big Youth ”â Love We A Deal With, I Roy ”â Fire In A Wire, Roy Shirley ”â Israelites Leave Babylon, African Brothers ”â Father Lead Us, Freddie McKay ”â I'm A Free Man, Cornell Campbell ”â Give Me Love, Max Romeo ”â Tacko, Sweeny & The Wailers Band ”â It Won't Come Easy, Winston & Ansel ”â Zion I, Peter Tosh ”â Get Up, Stand Up (acoustic version).
Producers featured: Duke Reid, Randy's, Bunny Lee, Joe Gibbs, Lloyd “Matador”Â Daley, Winston Riley. Sir JJ, Leslie Kong, Lee Perry, Karl “Sir JJ”Â Johnson.
We are delighted to be able to offer one of these wonderful box sets as a competition prize; to get your hands on this mighty volume all you need to do is answer this question.
Q. Jamacia gained a new Prime Minister on the 5th January 2012 - what is the PM's full name?
Send your answer along with your name and address to feverp(at)btinternet(dot)com - Subject line MUST read BASS CULTURE
Multiple entries will be disqualified. The prize will be dispatched direct from the label - no cash alternative is offerred, and the Editors decision is final. Closing date Wednesday 1st August 2012.
The winner will be notified by email and there name posted on the LTW website