Sunday, March 25, 2012

‘Fashion In Fine Style: Significant Hits Volume One’

Fashion Records was a UK reggae record label founded in the summer of 1980 by John MacGillivray and Chris Lane and was essentially a spin-off from MacGillivray's Clapham based Dub Vendor record store. The label was one of the more successful labels of this kind and even breached the UK national charts when cheeky cockney MC Smiley Culture scored a #12 hit with ‘Police Officer’ in 1984. As well as UK artists they went on to record with many top Jamaican vocalists who came over to the UK including Junior Delgado, Frankie Paul, Glen Brown, Alton Ellis and Johnnie Clarke among others. In the ‘90s the success continued with a string of successful releases in Jamaica and the US from artists such as Peter Hunnigale, Sanchez, General Degree, Cutty Ranks and Janet Lee Davis, but come the end of that decade the label became inactive and has been that way until now with the announcement of re-launching their formidable back catalogue digitally.

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