"Its strange that people mention these mysterious selectors of truly rare and sought after tunes, can somebody please drop some names of these holy grail selectors?!"
King Floyd, Winston bionic, obediah, asherg, duke Neville, tinyt, febus, massa, sugar merchant, crazy Joe, rootikalist, Archie,aba shaka, Steve rice, massa, tommy, terrible twins, gladdy, etc etc plus many orig sounds from 60s onwards like v rocket, Quaker etc who didn't sell out the music (or loose it thro jail, sticky fingers etc)
if you advertise represses on a discussion board prepare for it to be discussed, without taking offence, getting personal or making up offensive irrelevant justification to ridicule collectors.
There is no way that forces tune would have got repressed if it hadn't been fetching big money on the internet. I doubt rb would admit it tho, he'd rather insult collectors.Personally, not my kind of tune..I don't care about 1st press or orig labels so much...and I dont think its the value on popsike that counts, but the value as a piece of music in a soundmans amunition box.I like to hear none everyday tunes on sound systems...I realise there's a new generation discovering old music and home listeners who may not know much of sound system tradition on this forum.The history of the competitive element of selecting is well documented.
There's a serious amount of money to made out of represses, do the maths..then multiply it by big tune after big tune...nothing clever...wherever money is involved, and public auctions reveal the collectors tunes...then money minded people will be attracted. releasing someone else's music after seeing it on eBay don't make you better than no one or entitle you to abuse collectors. Anyone can do reissue music...no specialist knowlege or talent is required.
As for spending wisely, how do you guard against a tune attracting the attention of newly formed repress companies when many records are sold by international public auction? Some tunes I thought were out of the way have been put on street.we need to protect remaining hidden gems..deep selector lock your box!When most of the good tunes are reissued, will many people still pay to come into a dance to hear the original coming trough the speaker boxes?
After all thats what these tunes are made for...sound system. Would anyone say foundation sounds like coxsone and duke reid were "selfish collectors" to scrub out the titles on their 45sto protect the identity?
I doubt anything will change and reggae will continue to attract speculators, the traditions are dying away (its now acceptable for many sounds to not even own any music and to select from pirate cds!!) and a new generation are collecting (which is a good thing)..... would be nice if some manners were used when communicating to others tho.
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