Reggae For The Global Vinyl Holiday!

(repost from Vision Newspaper)

Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1,400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally.

VP Records has participated annually since 2015 at its flagship retail store in Jamaica, New York at its Miramar, Florida branch. The company has produced special catalog releases and limited-edition packages, this year including remastered editions of Lee Perry’s Roast Fish, Collie Weed, and Corn Bread; Wailing Souls’ Wailing; and Freddie McGregor’s “Never Run Away backed with Dennis Walks’ “Drifter.”

This year on June 12th (Drop 1 of 2), VP’s renovated retail space at 170-19 Jamaica Avenue in Queens, NY will be open to the public to browse hundreds of vinyl titles. Next door at the new exhibition space at 170-21 Jamaica Avenue, visitors can get a copy of Miss Pat’s My Reggae Music Journey autographed from 1-3 p.m., hosted by the V&P Foundation. Pretty Possie Sound will be live in the parking lot and Jah Wise from Jamaica’s iconic Tipper Tone sound will select from 3-5 p.m. Jah Wise’s paintings will be on display in the exhibition space at 170-21 Jamaica Avenue, as well as the work of illustrator Costantinos Pissourios, highlighting the history of the Jamaican soundsystem. In addition to being a storied reggae selector, Jah Wise made a cameo in the 1978 cult classic film Rockers, painting the Lion of Judah on drummer Horsemouth Wallace’s motorbike.

Details on VP and Greensleeves special Record Store Day 2021 vinyl special releases are as follows:

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