Style & Fashion (A-Class Top Notch Hi Fi Sounds In Fine Style) (3LP)

Sale price$38.50



Format: 3LP
Label: Soul Jazz Records
Year: 2019 

Media Condition: New
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New


A1 Papa Face Ft. Red Man – Dance Pon De Corner
A2 Cutty Ranks – Limb By Limb (DJ SS Remix)
A3 Dee Sharp – Let's Dub It Up
B1 General Levy – Mad Them
B2 Laurel & Hardy – You're Nicked
B3 Bunny General – Played By This Ya Sound
B4 General Levy & Hard 'N' Pure – Wikkeda!!

C1 Carlton Lewis – Small Talking
C2 Poison Chang – Shot Fe Bust (Marvellous Cain Remix)
C3 Dee Sharp – Rising To The Top
D1 Papa Face Ft. Keith Douglas – DJ Jamboree
D2 General Levy – Heat
D3 Carlton Lewis – Sweet Soul Rocking

E1 Top Cat – Ruffest Gun Ark (DJ Rap Mix)
E2 Papa San – DJ Business
E3 Papa Face & Bionic Rhona – To The Bump
F1 Cutty Ranks – As You See It
F2 Janice Walker – You'll Never Need Somebody
F3 Asher Senator – Bubble With I

From 1980 - 2000, Fashion Records released hundreds of records that successfully reflected, and indeed set, the changing styles and perspectives of reggae music in the UK – from UK dancehall and lovers rock in the 1980s through to the mighty rise of jungle in the second half of the 1990s.

While nearly all other UK reggae labels focused on releasing Jamaican music – from the early days of Island and Trojan in the 1960s, through Island and Virgin in the 1970s, and Greensleeves that came up in the 1980s – Fashion’s focus was firmly on music produced in the UK. This unique British perspective shaped both lyrical content and musical fashion. And like all the great music labels – from Studio One to Blue Note – Fashion was able to create a significant roster of its own artists.

Amazingly for a small independent label, a number of Fashion artists achieved mainstream UK chart and crossover success – including Laurel & Hardy, Smiley Culture and General Levy. But although this success was welcomed, crossing over into the mainstream was never the main focus for the label owners Chris Lane and John McGillivray (who also runs the successful Dub Vendor record shop) whose starting point was always primarily focused on producing quality music first.

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