Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Father Peckings: Your Legacy is Safe!

Most collectors know by now that the Peckings label, along with the brilliant Manila Jeepney label, is one of the handful of labels that is releasing quality reggae the way it was meant to be. Take a look at the new Peckings 45 release from Courtney John called "Lucky Man":

George 'Peckings' Price was a longtime friend of Coxsone Dodd and served as Dodd's main UK distributor after moving to England in the 1960's. In 1974 he opened his famous record store at 81 Askew Rd. in London's Shepherd Bush neighborhood. Sadly George Price passed away in 1994, but his legacy has been kept alive by his son Chris who runs the Peckings label and has scored hits with Bitty Mclean, and Lady Lex while utilizing original rocksteady and reggae riddims cut by Duke Reid.


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