Παρασκευή, 14 Οκτωβρίου 2011

Watch That Sound: Boulevard Soundsystem tribute to Studio One cover art & music TONIGHT (Fri,13th Oct) 21:00-22:00 @radiobubble.gr


In anticipation for Soul Jazz Records' The Cover Art of Studio One Records which comes out early next month, Boulevard Soundsystem digs deep into the crates, this time looking for original Studio One LPs and not 7" 45s that usually monopolize our all-vinyl weekly radio show @radiobubble.gr (Fridays, 21:00-22:00)

Our tribute to Studio One of course is a musical one and the idea is to show and celebrate the distinctiveness of the sound of Studio One by 'running' a little history of each genre that the legendary recording studio and publishing house introduced if not pioneered.

Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd, Master of the Royal Society of Jazz,King of Sounds and founder of Studio One, was the first black man to open a recording studio in Jamaica and that event took place in October 1963 at 13 Brentford road in Kingston 5, appropriately renamed Studio One Boulevard four days before Coxsone died in 2004. A jazz buff, drunk on early American rhythm and blues he started collecting records by making regular trips to the States, played them in dances and soon decided that it was time to blend this musical import from the US with the Caribbean backbeat thus giving rise to the first releases of Jamaican music with ska leading the way to rocksteady, roots, early dancehall, lovers, reggae disco, soul and funk and the first experiments in dub. Any genre of reggae you might think of just sounds different at Studio One and tonight's show testifies to that...

...So sit back, relax, chill out and let the story of Studio One unravel itself as the turntables turn and, who knows you might end up imagining record covers for the tunes you hear!

To catch a glimpse on the SJR book on the cover art of Studio 1 you can read John Duran's interesting article here: http://thequietus.com/articles/07168-studio-one (a much better text than the run-of-the-mill features of The Independent and The Guardian)

For an alternative aesthetic journey into Studio One you can browse through Studio One label scans here: http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/blog/record-label-scans/studio-ones-labels/studio-one-label/


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