The 2012 "Bass Culture" reggae series, released on the Nascente label to co-incide with 50 years of Jamaican independence, promised to be an excellent product. Unfortunately, however, the series appears to have been cancelled.
I've contacted the Demon Music Group & they confirm that the series will no longer be released due to issues with licensing the content.
The series encompassed four double CDs:
Volume 1 - Bass Culture: This Town Is Too Hot (Ska & Rocksteady) Volume 2 - Bass Culture: Boss Sounds (Early Reggae 1968-1972) Volume 3 - Bass Culture: When Reggae Was King (Roots, Rockers, DJs & Dub 1970-1980) Volume 4 - Bass Culture: Mash You Down (The Birth of Dancehall 1978-1985)
I'm not sure if they were initially part of a limited release, available in certain regions, & then removed from sale. Thankfully I've been able to source Volume 3 & 4 from independent music sellers on the web, but have come up with nothing as far as Volumes 1 & 2.
Needless to say, if you've got any volumes of this excellent series they'll be worth a tidy sum.
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