Tuesday, April 12

The world’s best record shops #007: Rockers International, Kingston

"We continue our quest with Jamaica’s finest. Every week, we pick out one must-visit spot from a different city around the world with photos and a little bit of history. Think of it as a kind of 1000 places to see before you die for record shops. Our round-the-world-trip has already taken us to London, Berlin, Chicago, New Delhi, Tokyo and Paris. Next stop? Orange Street, downtown Kingston. Once alive wth record shops and music studios, Orange Street today is an abandoned ghost town, the last vestige of reggae’s golden era. Augustus Pablo’s legendary dub institution Rockers International is just one of two record shops left on the strip. ..."
The Vinyl Factory
Keep on Dubbing: Inside Jamaica’s Rockers International Record Shop
Guardian - Rockers International Records on Orange Street, Kingston: reggae playlist (Video)
Orange Street, Vestige of the Golden Age of Reggae
YouTube: Addis Pablo @ Rockers International Record Shop speaking; Java & Augustus Pablo