Ossie Thomas joins host David Katz for a night of vintage roots reggae and foundation dancehall, presented original vinyl style. Ossie got his start in the music business as a teenage record salesman in 1970s Kingston, working for Bunny 'Striker' Lee, Niney the Observer, and Sonia Pottinger, distributing records on a bicycle. At the end of the '70s, Ossie was living in the ghetto of Delamere Avenue, close to where the Soul Syndicate band rehearsed; where he officially launched the Black Solidarity label. Soon Ossie was producing the hottest dancehall of the day, but late-'70s to mid-'80s, was when Black Solidarity really ruled supreme. The label was undoubtedly one of the most important entities in the shift from late roots to early dancehall in Jamaica, and Ossie Thomas excelled as a producer with both forms.
Which exclusives will Ossie pull out his bag at Dub Me Always? There's only one way to find out…we expect another total roadblock for this session, so reach early to avoid disappointment!