Anther Red Bull Music Academy Radio gem – Fireside Chat with Clive Chin:
Doubling as a New York restaurant manager and producer Clive Chin began his monumental label Impact! in the ’70s – but this man, who recorded Augustus Pablo, Jackie Mittoo, Peter Tosh, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and The Wailers’ first album, had already been raised on a steady diet of the island’s music due to his pops being Vincent ‘Randy’ Chin. Chin Senior played a massive role in bringing the blues & shuffle into Jamaican music through his shortwave radio broadcast in Kingston, extending the family affair to the legendary Randy’s Record Store and their renowned Randy’s label.
With young Clive helping out at the controls from the age of 15 they were recording the soundtrack to Jamaica’s emerging independance from Britain and the birth of soundsystem culture, before moving to New York City to establish VP Records, now the biggest reggae label in the world.
Find the tracklist after the jump:
Bobby Gaynair, R.Rodriguez, Dizzy Johnny & Johnny Ace – Blockade – WMN
The Skatalites – Malcolm X – VP Records
Lord Creator – Independant Jamaica – VP Records
Rico Rodriguez – Rico Farewell – World Music Network
Lord Creator – Wicked Lady – VP Records
Baba Brooks – Portrait Of My Love – 17th North Parade
Augustus Pablo – Please Sunrise – Kaya Records
Impact All Stars – Sabotage In Dub – Blood & Fire
Tommy McCook – KT88 – Universal Sound
Impact All Stars – Ordinary Version Chapter Three – Blood & Fire
Impact All Stars – Wire Dub – Blood & Fire
Impact All Stars – Oh Jah Dub – Blood & Fire
Jackie Mittoo – Soul Inspiration – Universal Sound
Randy’s All Stars – Guns In The Ghetto – Universal Sound
Tyrone “Organ D” Downie – Black-Man’s World – Impact!
Crutches & Heptones – Kelly’s Place – Impact!
Impact All Stars – Last Of The Jestering – Blood & Fire
Dennis Alcapone & Augustus Pablo – Mava – impact!
Impact All Stars – Jaro – Blood & Fire
Impact All Stars – Shining Dub – Blood & Fire
The Upsetters – Nebuchannezar – Impact!