Lyricson - Keep The Faith (Jonquet/Nocturne)
Yours truly was impatiently waiting for a new long player by this Guinean living in France. His debut album 'Born 2 Go High' was one of the surprises of 2005 and 'Keep The Faith' does not disappoint either.
J.C. Lodge - Selfish Lover (Greensleeves)
June Lodge rose to instant celebrity when she recorded 'Someone Loves You Honey' (a song that even landed her a spot in the top ten of the pop charts) for Joe Gibbs in the 1970s. 'Someone Loves You Honey' does not feature in the track list of 'Selfish Lover', but her other big hit 'Telephone Love' is featured in two different versions.
Cocoa Tea - Biological Warfare (Minor7flat5)
Yours truly is an unconditional fan of Andreas 'Brotherman' Christophersen's productions, but that piece of information aside, 'Biological Warfare' is undoubtedly the comeback album Cocoa Tea was waiting for.
Dubmatix - Atomic Subsonic (Silencio Records/Nocturne)
'Atomic Subsonic' is the excellent debut album full of steppers, dub and roots by Canadian one-man-project Dubmatix.
The Heptones - Sweet Talking (Heartbeat)
The combination Heptones-Studio 1 is just about synonymous with the best music Jamaica has ever produced.
Cocoa Tea - Tune In (Greensleeves)
Re-issue of the early 1990s album classic Cocoa Tea recorded for Fatis Burrell's Xterminator label.
Ras Shiloh - Coming Home (VP Records)
It had been a while since we last heard from Ras Shiloh. He now returns with 'Coming Home', an album produced by Bobby Digital that sounds like a logical sequel to 'From Rasta To You'.
Pretcheldave - Chai's Ready (Same Same Productions)
Reggae and dub meets Asian vibes, that's how one could summarize this debut album by Pretcheldave, a singer of Portuguese descent living in Brussels.
Natural Black - Jah Guide (Greensleeves)
'Jah Guide' is already Natural Black's second album for the Greensleeves label in as many years, and where predecessor 'Far From Reality' sounded a bit corny at times, 'Jah Guide' rather resembles Black's debut album 'Spiritual Food'.
Junior Murvin - Inna De Yard (Makasound)
We already announced this umpteenth release in Makasound's Inna De Yard series and this set by Junior Murvin by no means disappoints.
Kajeem - Positif (Heartbeat Europe/Rounder)
'Positif' is the debut album of Ivorian reggae revelation Kajeem.
Da'Ville - On My Mind (VP Records)
Just as dancehall keeps flirting with the American hip-hop scene, lovers rock releases are getting more and more r&b infused.
Capital Letters - Headline News (Greensleeves)
From its release in 1979, Capital Letters' 'Headline News' has been one of the bestselling albums in the Greensleeves catalog.
Horace Andy + Sly & Robbie - Livin' It Up (Taxi/Discograph)
For 'Livin' It Up' Horace Andy decided to join forces with the irreplaceable riddim twins Sly & Robbie.
Marcia Griffiths - Reggae Anthology: Melody Life (VP Records)
With 'Melody Life' VP Records is finally releasing a new album in their Reggae Anthology series (the previous one, Garnet Silk's 'Music Is The Rod', dating from 2004).
Yellowman - Most Wanted (Greensleeves)
For this second release in their Most Wanted series the Greensleeves label compiled the biggest hits of the king of the dancehall: Yellowman!
Lieutenant Foxy - Dub & Vocals In My Central Station (Soulbeats Records/Nocturne)
Bit of an unbalanced album, this 'Dub & Vocals In My Central Station'.
Clint Eastwood & General Saint - Stop That Train (Greensleeves)
With only three extra tracks, this re-release of the legendary album by Clint Eastwood and General Saint is a more modest effort by the Greensleeves label.
Zilverzurf - West Eastern Impressions (Lola's World)
"Reggae, but not as we know it!", that's how one could summarize 'West Eastern Impressions'.
Wailing Souls - Most Wanted: Classic Cuts 1978 - 1984 (Greensleeves)
We will repeat it until you tire of reading it: "This year the Greensleeves label celebrates its thirtieth birthday!" and of course an anniversary like that calls for the necessary re-releases! As the first installment of a new series entitled 'Most Wanted', 'Classic Cuts 1978 - 1984' is a sort of 'Best Of' compilation of the work of Wailing Souls.