Wednesday, March 23, 2005
I thought I knew a fair bit about the whole Soul Jazz Records set-up, but it was a hell of a shock to find out - watching the Studio One Story DVD they put out - that one of the enfant terribles of the prestidigitation scene, Teller (the mute one, left) ploughed much of the profits he'd made from his trade-secret-revealing magic career into funding the label's start up. Apparently frustrated by the lack of good quality reissues, and clearly not sated by the output from Blood & Fire and Pressure Sounds et al, he got in contact with Coxsone Dodd and the people at Sounds Of The Universe and not only put up the cash, but acted as go-between between the two parties in the early days. Who'd have thought it?
Jesus, that was one FUCKING weird dream. So precise, and yet so mundane. Hmm...
posted by dubversion at 1:58 pm