A few days ago I received a mail from Mr. Olivier Chastan of
‘Greensleeves Records and Publishing’.
He kindly asked me to remove 13 of my dearest reggae-albums.
As a collector of reggae and many other kinds of music,
I am very grateful for ‘Greensleeves’ to issue such great music.
Without them I wouldn’t have been able to learn so much about it.
Although I regret removing this fantastic music, I must be honest
and do so as I promised.
Groovers, go to the recordshop and ask for Greensleeves Records,
they release the coolest reggae on earth.
I hope you understand that I am just a collector,
the only goal is to let the world hear how great
all this music is. Ofcourse we don’t want to harm
Promotion of artists and labels is the idea,
I don’t know about you, but if I download an
album and I learn about artists that I didn’t know yet,
I go to the stores and try to find out more.
You should do so too !
Mr. Chastan’s letter is added below;
” Good morning –
I love your blog which brings a lot of rare and out of print titles
out of the dustbin of music’s history. However, I would appreciate
it if you could remove the following releases which are all readily
available at major record stores, on all digital platforms for
download and via Amazon. I spend a lot of money each year getting
these titles remastered from the original tapes, repackaged and
with expanded track selections, and of course marketing them. I
find it hard to understand why you post these titles when they
are easy to purchase. They are also available on vinyl if you like.
Thank you for your understanding.
Barrington Levy – Englishman
Lee Perry – Roast Fish, Collie Weed & Corn Bread (via our affiliate VP Records)
Linval Thompson – Stay A Little Bit Longer (will be reissued next year)
Yellowman & Fathead – Supermix (will be reissued later next year)
Hugh Mundell – Blackman’s Foundation
Barrington Levy – Teach Me Culture
Yellowman – Operation Radication (available on Reggae Anthology and other titles)
Dr. Alimantado – Best Dressed Chicken (it’s the first album in our catalog and one of our top seller – and you mispelled Alimantando)
Sister Nancy – One, Two
Scientist – Rids The World Of The Evil Curse (we are reissuing
all of Scientist’s albums in February 2009 and spent a LOT of money on those)
Scientist Encounters Pac-man
Augustus Pablo – Original Rockers
I am sorry, but you also misspelled Alimantado…