Vinyl and I think now tapes have been pressed from it.
Tom boogizm is a good lad, he's been around a while and played a good set at the White Hotel after Black mecha, which was a bit of an unfollowable slot, cos fortress crookedjaw did a proper back to the audience, washing machine drum set. But then Tom bug gets on and drops some fat quite cheesy breaks and it was the exactly right thing to do after that onslaught of noise.
Dub Specialist was a series of dub LP releases on Studio One throughout the 70s created by Clement "Coxsone" Dodd. These limited releases were mixed by various engineers over the decade, including Syd Bucknor, Sylvan Morris & Overton "Scientist" Brown. This hour long session takes a deeper look at the back catalogue.
Compiled & mixed by Estelle Birch.
STUDIO ONE - BEST HARMONIES & BACKING VOCALS
Studio One is one of Jamaica's most prominent and acclaimed recording studio and record label. This mix explores a selection of the best backing vocals & harmonies from the catalogue, compiled & mixed by Estelle Birch.
A few favourites in there, though it must be said that S1 didn't hold a monopoly on this particular brand of beauty. Decent selection of some amazing music though and some of the most important riddims too.
If you wanna touch the stars listen to this one. Incredible on every level.
Well, Coxsone had a pretty good team & Sylvan Morris would have been in the driving seat for at least some of those tunes. The whole era is distinguished by an incredible mix of near perfect songwriting, musicianship, harmony and production.
Doo Wop harmony has a very particular (and simple) musical formula, so while I dont think there's much of a formal musical influence there, there's definitely a strong aesthetic link, and of course a lot of the other music that influenced reggae was also influenced by doo wop and was heavy on vocal harmony. There was also a doo wop scene in jamaica that preceded reggae and also involved people like Coxsone. https://deathisnot.bandcamp.com/album/if-i-had-a-pair-of-wings-jamaican-doo-wop-vol-2
I actually had a bit of an existential crisis there a few years back when I couldnt decide if doo wop had taken rocksteady's crown as best music of all time.