The likelihood that you’ve found this site and haven’t heard of Rockers is pretty slim. Still, it’s a famous Jamaican film by Theodoros Bafaloukos, released in 1978, starring bonafide JA music stars including Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace, Gregory Isaacs, Burning Spear, Dillinger, and Jacob Miller. It’s a great way to see what life in Kingston was like during reggae’s heyday. I’m pretty sure it’s streaming on Netflix, if you haven’t seen it, and now it’s streaming on Youtube too. Via Boomshots.
Another day, another Egotripland repost! This time, we’ve got the 1964 BBC documentary, This Is Ska! Well worth watching, for the ska dance lessons alone. Also features the likes of Prince Buster, Jimmy Cliff, and The Maytals. “Let’s take a look-see, shall we?”
Nice Selector product placement in this video about two European ladies who want to move to New York. Mi A Go Foreign is their “sit(dance)com” i.e., a sitcom about dancing. More info here.
Definitely not the first ever movie about Bob Marley, and presumably not the last, but here’s the trailer for the latest flick about the man, the legend, Tuff Gong. Looks great. Via FRESHNGOOD.
Take 12min out of your day to watch The Tenor Saw Story. Gotta give thanks to Selector JD for putting me on to his music many many years ago. Via Digital Mi Digital.
Head over to Italian blog FRESHNGOOD to check more work from the Serbian photographer Boogie, back in Kingston town again.
Here’s the first preview video for the upcoming Motown Remix from Kenny Meez of Federation Sound fame. I like the old-fashioned Federation logo and the video is fun too.
Big up General Trix outta Amsterdam! Proving this reggae ting has really gone international once again…Check this new video for his single “Walk Alone” and you can download the chune on his site for free too. It’s the first single off his Green Lights LP which features production by Rough Lynx and Mungos Hi-Fi.
Deadly Dragon Sound have posted up some really cool vintage Jamaican ads from the ’50s.
Spot the Selector tee in this video interview with Protoje.