My first Ernie B's Purchase

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Postby PapaStalawatt » Thu Jan 20, 2005 7:58 pm

gordon wrote:Have you been in that Alt.Vinyl place off of Westgate Road?

Big time rip off merchants - £15 for JA reissue LPs etc...

Haven't actually been in - posts here put me off :wink:

Will pay them a visit on Saturday - but only to drop some flyers off :lol:

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Postby PapaStalawatt » Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:01 pm

jb welda wrote:be sure to order shaggys stand up for your rights from ernie, though, im not kidding. commercial as he might be, he releases great stuff on 7" from my experience.

I second Jah Bill's recommendation. Wicked, wicked tune that.

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Postby so nice » Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:09 pm

i was under the impression that lou's, like amoeba, was essentially a retail outlet for ernies catalog. that is, they get 99% of their stuff from ernie.

that is more the case now than what used to be.

the "studio one dave" mentioned above was set up and importing JA records into San Diego before Lou's even existed, and was an early partner in the store if i remember correctly. anyway he remained the buyer for years, which is how and why Lou's was a real reggae powerhouse for so long.

dave was always very cool to me and after i moved out of SD i'd call ahead to see when he'd be there.. i'd go through tons of wax and wait for him for a walk down to the corner store/burrito run, etc.. he told some killer stories like being literally escorted thru kingston by King Stitt one late night...

concidentally, dave was the long time holder of the coveted record at Ras Rojah archive for most hours recorded onto tape in a single weekend... until my brother and good friend went there and busted it.. but it took two to do it!

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Postby ulua-bob » Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:43 pm

zoki wrote:So you lost your virginity with Ernie B's?

I was tempted to start the post with that title, and lo and behold it's Zoki, I've only been reading the boards daily for about six weeks ( little slow in the tech dept.) but it seems as though you have quite the reputation here. Cheers

With regards to Lou's, it was a great shop to start a collection at, being able to work one's way through seventy odd Lee Perry discs is not all that unpleasant of a task, when one considers what else they could be doing.
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Postby Angel Gabriel » Fri Jan 21, 2005 12:19 am


Studio One Dave used to own Strictly Reggae Records in downtown San Diego in the mid to late 70s..he eventually sold the shop to Chris Martinez (Christafari). It closed down shortly after the purchase by Chris. I use to drive to downtown to buy records from Chris and Dave when I was 16 - 17 years old. Dave eventually surfaced as a buyer/worker at a store in Mission hills and followed the owner to the store near Horton Plaza in downtown. ( I forget the name of the store but it had a lot of jazz and reggae records- the guy that owned it was an Asian guy..very nice)

Dave went to Lou's and was there for years... I lost touch with Dave after I left for grad school. However, I use to spend a lot of time with Dave taping and talking about reggae and studio one. Hell, I met Leroy Smart through Dave!!

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