Posts tagged "Clive Chin"

Clive Hunt Pays Tribute to Bobby Ellis

Clive Hunt Pays Tribute to Bobby Ellis

Legendary Producer Remembers Jamaica’s Late Great Hornsman

One of Jamaica’s most accomplished musicians, trumpet master Bobby Ellis, died on Tuesday at the University Hospital of the West Indies. The Jamaica Observer reports that he was admitted in late September suffering from pneumonia. During his 84 years on earth, Bobby Ellis and his trusty horn made a mighty legacy. A graduate of the famed Alpha Boys School, he often played alongside fellow alumni Tommy McCook, “Deadly” Headley Bennett, and the immortal tromphonist Don Drummond, and was awarded the Order of Distinction in 2014 for his outstanding contributions to Jamaican culture. His session works are too numerous to mention, from Boby Andy’s “I’ve Got To Go Back Home”  to Burning Spear’s classic Marcus Garvey album. Mr. Ellis arranged the horns for Jack Ruby’s stellar Black Disciples band and toured extensively with Spear over the years. He also collaborated with the noted jazz artist Herbie Mann. As news of Ellis’s passing has spread, numerous tributes have appeared on social media, but few more moving than that of legendary producer Clive “Uglyman” Hunt. Story Continues After The Jump… Read more »

Subatomic Sound Presents: Dub Champions Festival 2013

Subatomic Sound Presents: Dub Champions Festival 2013

3 Cities, 9 Events, 30+ Artists

North America’s premier dub festival kicks off tonight Sept 19 with Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System in DC at the Howard Theater and Deadly Dragon & Reggae Rajahs in NYC at the Delancey. Live performances, educational workshops, and a glimpse into the creation of dub music runs until Monday Sept 23rd. This is the third year the festival is being run and if you missed the last two we suggest you clear your calendar and make it to at least one of the nine events. Full Schedule And Ticket Info After The Jump…

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Johnny Osbourne & Tarrus Riley Rock Miss Lily’s Variety Anniversary Bash

Last Night Come In Like A Stage Show

Last night Miss Lily’s Variety and Melvin’s Juice Box celebrated its first anniversary in fine style with an all-day party that was broadcast live on RadioLily.com. The place was packed with reggae royalty from early out. Dean Fraser and Tarrus Riley mingled with Clive Chin and Carol Dodd, who blessed the place with some amazing never-before-heard Studio One rarities (including “In My Fathers House” and “Ungodly King” by Dennis Brown, a new version of “Gorgon” by Cornell Campbell, “Mix It Up” by J.D. Smoothe, and the original “Shank-I-Sheck” instrumental by Roy Burroughs). Noel Alphonso, son of the late great Roland Alphonso (whose birthday was also last night) was in the place along with the whole Miss Lily’s family to enjoy one-of-a-kind live performances by the one and only Johnny Osbourne and Tarrus Riley—up close and personal with DJ Max Glazer at the controls. Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Clive Chin, Carol Dodd & Screechy Dan Celebrate Jamaica 50 Pon Radio Lily

Strictly Boomshots Marks The Jamaican Jubilee By Reasoning About Studio One and Randy’s Records

If you can’t make it to Jamaica, what better place to mark Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary than at Miss Lily’s Variety taking in the Strictly Boomshots Show? Read more »

Unreleased Treasures From The Randy’s Studio 17 Archives Debut On BBC Radio4

Reshma B Joined Clive Chin For a Transfer Session Of Original Master Tapes From The Randy’s Vaults

Boomshots UK Correspondent Reshma B appeared yesterday on “Front Row,” BBC Radio 4’s flagship arts show, to talk about the legacy of Randy’s Studio 17. She also premiered never-before-heard snippets of unreleased tracks from the Randy’s archives. You can listen to the broadcast here. But of course half the story has never been told. Read more »

Interview: Reasoning With Clive Chin

 Remembering Randy’s Records, Bob Marley, And Playing Rhythms On A Cheese Grater

Tonight in Brooklyn NYC, legendary reggae producer Clive Chin will premiere some exclusive scorchers from deep inside the vaults of Randy’s Records that have scarcely been heard since they were first laid down inside the studio at 17 North Parade in Kingston, Jamaica. “I unraveled around pretty close to 600 odd tapes that were buried in the studio during the exodus coming to New York back in 1977—So hold tight, whole heap of good tunes. When I say good tunes, solid tunes, authentic tunes. Some of them have never been released. Tunes from Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Max Romeo. A couple Wailers too. Just to let you know that there is plenty arsenal in the Randy’s vaults—Ha-ha-ha-ha!” Read more »

HEAR THIS: Clive Chin’s Pure Scorcher Mix

Rinsing Randy’s Rarities At The Radio Lily Launch January 28, 2012

The very first night Radio Lily began broadcasting the people’s music from Miss Lily’s Variety at the corner of Houston and Sullivan Streets in New York City, we had to come with something special. So we sent for the inimitable Mr. Clive Chin of Randy’s Records fame. The same one who designed the Impact! records logo. He showed up on a cold January night with a dapper tweed jacket and a briefcase full of dubplates and 45s. He promised to play one hour of “pure scorcher” but he ended up staying for 2 and a half hours, flinging down selections that ran the gamut from ska to rock steady to roots, rock, reggae, dubwise and otherwise. We’re talking rare and unreleased cuts from the likes of the Skatalites, Randy’s All-Stars, The Wailers Band, and Al & The Vibrators not to mention Delroy Wilson, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Errol Dunkley, I-Roy, Augustus Pablo, The Heptones and so much more. (He even previewed some new rock steady songs sung in Cantonese that he recorded during a recent trip to China.) Read more »