June’s Record Club: JUMP JAMAICA WAY

JumpJamaicaWayresizeGlossop Record Club is back on Thursday 11th June for JUMP JAMAICA WAY – a voyage through Jamaica’s golden age of music with Rick Williams.

I’m sure many of you will know Rick from his years putting on loads of memorable gigs in Glossop as part of The Lift Global Music Club, and these days can be found selling a great selection of records in the Glossop Emporium. He’s been a familar face at record club since it began, and his stints at the turntable are always brilliant.

Breaking away from our usual full albums format and equipped with two turntables, Rick will be taking us on a journey through the evolution of Jamaican music and prove that it’s more than just ska and reggae. We may even shake the foundations of the labour club (or at very least rattle the windows)!

Rick outside Coxsone Dodd's legendary Studio One in Kingston, Jamaica.

Rick outside Studio One in Kingston, Jamaica.

“I’ve been a passionate reggae fan since first hearing The Wailers’ Burnin’ album in 1973. During my years as a Youth Worker in Hulme and Moss Side, my increased fascination with the origins of reggae music and its development led me to become an avid vinyl collector. Working with young Sound Systems and reggae bands became not just a feature of my work but also of my leisure.

Establishing The Lift Global Music Club in Glossop (which ran for 15 years) enabled me bring great reggae artists to the town including Desmond Dekker and The Aces, Iration Steppas, Vibronics and Zion Train.

I’m really looking forward to sharing some of my vinyl favourites at Glossop Record Club so expect ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub and dancehall.”

A voyage through Jamaica’s golden age of music
Thursday 11th June, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT

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