Here’s another great find from Lawless over at DancinMood.com.
I’m sure many of you are familiar with the vintage Jamaican label, Randy’s. Familiar or not, this 40 minute doc is sure to school you on a few things you might not know. I especially enjoyed the segmants where they discussed Lord Creator- and why the Chin’s chose a calypso as their Jamaican Independance release.
Lord Creator is a great old Calypsonian, who was a tremendous influence on Dr. Ring-Ding and many others. And this documentary also features Ken Boothe, Johnny Moore, Clive Chin and many others.
There are a lot of Ska/Reggae documentaries coming out this next year- most of them on DVD. I imagine most of those will contain an obligitory history of the various branches of JA music. The Randy’s doc skims over many of the details of what Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae are, and focuses more on the label’s involvement in those movements. Very well done.