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New SoulJazz Studio 1: Ska Fever

Postby Varese » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:27 pm

For thems that haven't heard:

New Release on Soul Jazz Records: 30th September 2013

Artist (including any featured guests of note):
Title: Soul Jazz Records presents Studio One Ska Fever! More Ska Sounds from Sir Coxsone's Downbeat 1962-1965

Format 1 – Catalogue Number – Barcode
CD SJRCD271 5026328 102719 Price £8.40
Format 2 – Catalogue Number – Barcode
2xLP SJRLP271 5026328 002712 Price : £11.40

Tracklisting:

STUDIO ONE SKA FEVER!
(SJRCD271)

1. Hugh Godfrey - Mad World
2. Johnny Moore - Skauling Johnny
3. Bongo Man - Where's Garvey
4. The Clarendonians - Rudie Bam Bam
5. Jackie Opel: Old Rocking Chair
6. The Wailers - Climb The Ladder
7. Jackie Mittoo - Jump For Joy
8. Lee Perry - Gumma
9. Soul Brothers - Freedom Sounds
10. The Clarendonians - You Won't See Me
11. Roland Alphonso - Cleopatra
12. The Gaylads - Don't Try To Reach Me
13. The Skatalites - Ska Parisienne
14. Joe Higgs & Roy Wilson - There's A Reward
15. The Skatalites - Timothy
16. Ethiopians - Live Good
17. Don Drummond - Green Island
18. The Wailers - Mr Talkative

SJRLP271

VINYL

A

1. Hugh Godfrey - Mad World
2. Johnny Moore - Skavling Johnny
3. Bongo Man & The Skatalites - Marcus Garvey
4. The Clarendonians - Rudie Bam Bam
5. Jackie Opel - Old Rocking Chair

B


1. The Wailers - Climb The Ladder
2. Jackie Mittoo - Jump For Joy
3. Lee Perry - Gumma
4. Soul Brothers - Freedom Sounds

C


1. The Clarendonians - You Won't See Me
2. Roland Alphonso and the Studio One Orchestra - Cleopatra
3. The Gaylads - Don't Try To Reach Me
4. The Skatalites - Ska Parisienne

D


1. Joe Higgs & Roy Wilson - There's A Reward
2. The Skatalites - Timothy
3. The Ethiopians - Live good
4. Don Drummond - Green Island
5. The Wailers - Mr Talkative

Sales Points:

A blistering collection of ska tunes from Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd's legendary Studio One Records, Jamaica's foundation label of reggae music. Featuring classic cuts from the originators of Ska - The Skatalites, The Wailers, Lee Perry - alongside a heavy dose of superb rarities from the might vaults of 13 Brentford Road - pure Ska Fever !

Soul Jazz Records new Studio One Ska Fever returns back to the early 1960s when Ska was the soundtrack to Jamaica's Independence and Sir Coxsone ruled the land and The Skatalites and Studio One were creating history on a daily basis with an endless stream of blistering, scorching classic tunes.

This album includes an incredible line-up of only the finest artists in reggae music, including Roland Alphonso, The Gaylads, The Ethiopians, Don Drummond, Jackie Opel and many more. An all-star cast from Studio One, as Chris Blackwell famously noted, the 'University of Reggae'.

The accompanying booklet contains extensive sleeve-notes from Studio One historian Rob Chapman (author of Never Grow Old and Downbeat Special), with information on musicians, tracks, label scans and more.

Soul Jazz Records' Studio One Ska Fever is released in CD- jewel case, 24-page booklet with card slipcase, as well as a heavyweight double-vinyl edition in deluxe strong gatefold sleeve (with full sleeve notes).
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Re: New SoulJazz Studio 1: Ska Fever

Postby informer » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:01 am

total nonsense.

most of the souljazz s1 releases have good sound quality.

for worst sound quality check lps released by the studio one label itself.
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Re: New SoulJazz Studio 1: Ska Fever

Postby skunkride » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:45 am

Their releases have a very 'modern' sound - heavily compressed & very loud. Sometimes it works quite nice, sometimes not. Have quite a few of their releases (Scorcher, Roots, DJ) & most of them are really fantastic & sounds good on a big system. Sound quality is very different from the original 45s which sometimes can be a good thing if dealing with poorly mastered S1 7"s...however on some other tunes (especially those who sound good to begin with) they just ruin the sound of the original tune.
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Re: New SoulJazz Studio 1: Ska Fever

Postby Mark T » Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:31 am

They advertise a lot of their releases as 'super loud for dj's' so they definitely have an idea of what they want. I think most of them sound pretty decent. I found some of the Heartbeat stuff to be quite flat (I know neutral is the goal in high fidelity) but I prefer the more dynamic sound.
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Re: New SoulJazz Studio 1: Ska Fever

Postby Jack Johnson » Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:02 am

Hmmm..i sit on the fence on the soul jazz debate - they have released some unreleased things, which i'm grateful for, and the sound IS better than most ja reissues of s1 - but this LP is a yawner for me - loads of those tunes have recently been reissued on 45 by either s1 or the japanese, and the only standout is mad world - on a Twitcher's point, I'll eat my hat if that tune is '65 or earlier (67 i reckon unless he invented rocksteady 2 years early!) - the usual soul jazz commitment to detail, not! It's not ska at all...
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Re: New SoulJazz Studio 1: Ska Fever

Postby Vital Sounds Hi Fi » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:12 am

Original Studio One presses are some of the worse, and best of sound quality. We all know how bad they can be. But at the other end of the scale they can sound beautifully open and detailed with a great blight sound, better than any Soul Jazz release...
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