Thursday, July 30, 2009

Revival Fever This Friday & Saturday Night!

Reggae hit the town inna fine style this weekend!
Three sessions for the S.F. Massive
On Friday its Music Like Dirt! Weekly Revival Reggae Happy Hour Party from 7:30-10:30 at Skylark Bar

100% Vintage Jamaican Sounds!

Original Ska, Rocksteady, Early Reggae Roots, & UK Lovers Rock Selections!
With Resident Selectors:
Dukey & Tip Top Sounds alongside Bryan Martin
Skylark Bar
3089 16th Street
San Francisco

Saturday night promises to be a scorcher with TWO SESSIONS!
In the Lower Haight its WAKE THE TOWN!
at The Mad Dog in The Fog
Haight & Fillmore
San Francisco
Ska, Rocksteady, & Early Reggae Selections with:
Shawn Atkinson, Mr. Ryha, & Bryan Martin

Across town in The Tenderloin
Adam & Revival Sound System will be runnin' pure Revives inna fine style at FIRE CORNER
held at KoKo Cocktails
1060 Geary
San Francsico
With Resident Selector Adam & Revival Sound System alongside special guests:
The Selector DJ Kirk
DJ Brandon
Dr. Scott
Two Epic Sessions not to be missed!

The S.F. Vintage Reggae Society is dedicated to presenting REAL Foundation Sounds and providing the Massive with a musical experience filled with SOUL, MEANING, & LOVE!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Rocksteady Sound Clash Footage

Some classic Revival Reggae soundclash footage of selectors Tiny T (Allstars) Vs. Feebus (Tippertone) courtesy of PAMA Forum member Maharashi Hi-Fi. This is from the Rocksteady part of the clash - tune for tune - wotcha!

Photos From Pressure Drop! July 23rd

Photos from Pressure Drop last night at The Missouri Lounge. It was an evening of great Revive selections all night long! Special thanks to our Special Guest Selector Mini for passing thru with some wicked selections! And thanks to all of you who came out - we'll see you next month!

Friday, July 24, 2009

RJR Chart - August 1969

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tonight Revive Sessions Inna S.F. & Berkeley!

Tonight, July 23rd The S.F. Vintage Reggae Society will be holding down two sessions - YES massive! TWO SESSIONS!
In Berkeley at The Missouri Lounge we bring to you:
PRESSURE DROP! The Original 45 RPM Hitsound of Young Jamaica! Original Ska, Rocksteady. and Early Reggae Selections! Rarities, Classics, & Anthems!
With Resident Selectors: Dukey & Tip Top Sounds, Mr. Ryha, Dr. Scott alongside Bryan Martin

Special Guest Selections by Mini!
The Missouri Lounge
2600 San Pablo Avenue

Berkeley, CA


Over In San Francisco Adam & Revival Sound System alongside selectors DJ Vanessa & Shawn will be holding it down at VERSION EXCURSION at The Makeout Room
Don't miss a special live performance by The Titan Ups at 7:30!
The Makeout Room
3225 22nd Street

AND do not forget to tune into Adam's radio show on KUSF 90.3 FM!
Original Revival Selections from 10:00-11:00pm

click the play button to hear last week's show:

"Bringing Niceness Back to The Dancehall"

Sunday, July 19, 2009

S.F. Vintage Reggae Society is Now on True Skool Network

Be sure to check our True Skool page for event listings, photos, free chunes and more!
"Bringing Niceness Back to The Dancehall"
My Page - True Skool Network

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Thursday, July 16, 2009


Tune in to Revival Sound System's weekly radio program thursday nights @ 10pm for a full hour of 60’s and early ’70s Rocksteady and Early Reggae! 90.3fm KUSF or online @ Also available on Itunes radio under the "Public" section.

This week’s special in studio guest DJ from the band "The Titan Ups":

Mikel Davenport

click the play button to hear last thursday night's radio show:

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Nun Who Fostered Ska, Rocksteady & Reggae

The history of Jamaican music is loaded with examples and stories from singers, musicians, producers, and promoters who never recieved the popular recognition that they desereved. This is especially true for women in Jamaican music, as they rarely receive the widespread notoriety that males in Jamaican music receive. One example of this phenomena is in the story of Sister Mary Ignatius Davies (1921-2003), who ran the music program at Alpha School for wayward boys in Kingston. The names of the alumni who have passed through Alpha and Sister Mary's music program reads like a list of all-time Reggae and Jazz masters from Jamaica including Joe Harriott, Lennie Hibbert, Bertie King, Tony Gregory, Owen Gray, David Madden, Lester Sterling, Wilton "Bogey" Gaynair, Leroy Smart, Don Drummond, Tommy McCook, Leslie Thompson who conducted the London Symphony Orchestra, Cedric "Im" Brooks, Rico Rodriguez, Joseph "Jo-Jo" Bennett, Eddie "Tan-Tan" Thornton, Tony Greene, "Deadly" Headly Bennett, "Dizzy" Johnny Moore, Reuben Delgado, Oscar Clarke trumpeter who toured with Louis Armstong's Band, Johnny Osbourne, Floyd Lloyd, Bobby Ellis, Eddie Thornton, "Sparrow" Martin who now teaches at the school, Vin Gordon, Harold Mcnair, Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, and the audacious Winston Foster AKA Yellowman.
Unfortunately, her name is only known to Jamaicans and the expatriate community, as well as to hardcore reggae enthusiasts and collectors. This is tragic since her nam
e and story should be as well known as Bob Marley's or Dennis Brown's.
Back in 2007, BBC Caribbean put together an excellent oral history of Sister Iggy, her sound system dances, and the young men that she inspired. Take a listen below and he
ar the story that has rarely been told outside of Jamaica. Honor & Respect to Sister Mary Ignatius Davies for enriching our lives!
Sister Mary Ignatius Oral History Part I
Sister Mary Ignatius Oral History Part II

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Rudy Mills!

Alive and well and living in Montreal. Nice guy, too.

Video from Rocksteady in Montreal now up!

I've uploaded seven videos from the "Rocksteady: the Roots of Reggae" concert at the recent Montreal Jazz Festival. This was a rocksteady (and ska and reggae) reunion with original session players to celebrate the launch of the film by the same name. Check the footage out in the video bar on the lower right. You can also see them here:

CONCRETE JUNGLE - One Year Anniversary

CONCRETE JUNGLE celebrates it's one year anniversary tonight at The Knockout in S.F.
FREE compilation CD's for the first 20 people in the door!
With resident DJ's: The Selector DJ Kirk & Prince Omar alongside special guests Adam from Revival Sound System & KUSF & Dr. Scott!
The Knockout
3223 Mission St.
$5.00 cover

Friday, July 10, 2009

MUSIC LIKE DIRT! Revival Reggae Happy Hour Tonight

Sweet harmony tonight at MUSIC LIKE DIRT! Revival Reggae Happy Hour!
Another Happy Hour session filled with musical gems from Young Jamaica & The U.K.
Music with Love, Meaning, and SOUL!
Vintage Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, & Oldschool U.K. Lovers Rock
With your resident selectors Dukey & Tip Top Sounds alongside Bryan Martin
FREE!! Nuff Drink Specials Too!
Tonight 7:30-10:30 at

Saturday, July 4, 2009

They love Monty Morris in Brazil

Apparently this (Sao Paolo) is where Mike Turner will be spinning soon. I wasn't able to copy the embed code so you'll have to click on the link. MTV does not cover this shit here!

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Tune in to Revival Sound System's weekly radio program tonight (and every thursday night) @ 10pm for a full hour of 60’s and early ’70s Rocksteady and Early Reggae! 90.3fm KUSF or online @ Also available on Itunes radio under the "Public" section.

Click the play button to listen to last Thursday night's show:

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