2017 will see the historic reunion of some of the most celebrated musicians in Jamaica, a stellar line up from the era when reggae first emerged into the global consciousness.
The Kingston All Stars are Sly Dunbar, Ansel Collins, Mikey “Mao” Chung, Linford “Hux” Brown, Jackie Jackson, Robbie Lyn, Everton & Everald Gayle. Under the artistic direction of Moss “ Mossman “ Raxlen, a multi-faceted musician, producer, engineer and writer, the KAS will be releasing a new recording and embarking on a world tour.
These are the musicians and session men who recorded at a variety of Jamaica’s legendary studios, and created so many of the classic rhythms from the 1960’s and ‘70’s – a countless number which have since become staples in a wide variety of today’s musical genres from hip hop to dancehall to dubstep and techno.
In various carnations, members of the group have been part of or recorded with Bob Marley’s Wailers Band, Studio One’s Sound Dimension and Soul Vendors Band, Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Upsetters, Peter Tosh’s Word Sound and Power Band, Toots and the Maytals, Now Generation and many more.
Internationally, beyond Jamaica, many of the musicians in the Kingston All-Stars have worked with the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, James Brown, Grace Jones, No Doubt, Paul Simon, Serge Gainsbourg, Paul McCartney, Herbie Hancock and many other rock, pop and jazz greats.
In 2017, The Kingston All-Stars will shine a light on some of Reggae’s hit sounds and rhythms of the past 40 years.
 

Kingston Jamaica's reggae legends

 

 

The entire Merritone record collection is now for sale - please be aware that if interested you will need to buy the bulk of the collection not just a 100 records.... if interested in flying to Kingston to look at the collection please send an e-mail. PS sorry to say but sadly most of the rare Jamaican music ( and dub-plates ) got stolen out of Winston Blake's house while he was sick so most of what's left is soul, funk, jazz, pop, disco, rap, soca, calypso and dancehall. The money made from the sale will go to buy music instruments for students and fund school music programs in Kingston. ... See MoreSee Less

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Beres, Sly & Stranger! ... See MoreSee Less

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Guess who...resident bassie at Treasure Isle during the golden era as rocksteady and reggae were born. He can be heard on countless recordings from Pottinger, Beverly's, Joe Gibbs, Randy's and the list goes on and on and on! One of the best bass men to ever walk the island! #KingstonAllStars ... See MoreSee Less

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Mikey and Prince Alla hanging out in Mikey's yard ... See MoreSee Less

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New riddims taking shape ... See MoreSee Less

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Jamaican singer & rastaman Allen "Jahsana" is currently sick in the hospital and not doing very well. Please say a prayer for him and keep him in your heart as he fights to get better! ... See MoreSee Less

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Foundation! Mikey Chung, Robbie Lyn & Jahsana in the studio working on new tunes! ... See MoreSee Less

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Prince Alla, Sly Dunbar and the story of recording " Stone "!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Carol Brown in Toronto this past summer for Canada's 150th anniversary! ... See MoreSee Less

Kingston All Stars Monday night with some reggae legends!

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Very nice album review in the new issue of Record Collector Magazine - available in news stands worldwide today!! ... See MoreSee Less

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