The Light in the Attic label has spent the last few years scouring Canada for reggae, dub and dancehall tracks, tracing the line that many Jamaicans made from their home country to the Great White North. Wayne McGhie's self-titled record was but the first in what is promising to be a stunning series entitled Jamaica to Toronto. Last year, the series unleashed its second collection of soul, funk and reggae, entitled appropriately enough Jamaica To Toronto: Soul Funk & Reggae 1967-1974. The Summer Records Anthology picks up a tad northwest of where that compilation left off, in Malton, Ontario, the home of Jerry Brown's Summer Sound studios. Brown's studio was called "Canada's answer to Lee Perry's Black Ark" and it's not hard to hear why: Jamaica to Toronto vet Johnnie Osbourne sounds positively lost in the ether by the end of "Love Makes The World Go Round," while Noel Ellis rides an mesmerizing, echoed beat on "Reach My Destiny."
By Andrew Parks on 08.08.14 in News
First it was Rodriguez; now Light in the Attic has managed to find the even more reclusive Randall Wulff. That'd be the blonde guy responsible for the recently reissued, instant crate digger classic L'Amour, a dream-weav...
By Andy Beta on 07.07.14 in Reviews
In 2012, Light in the Attic coined the term "country funk" to describe the strange hybrid of twangy Anglo country music and honeyed African-American soul that arose in the late 1960s and ran through the '70s. They weren'...
By Barry Walters on 06.16.14 in Reviews
Until two years ago, virtually nobody knew teenage brother act Donnie & Joe Emerson and their parent-financed LP Dreamin' Wild except for relatives, friends, and a few lucky and/or obsessive record collectors. Recorded o...
By Andrew Parks on 05.08.14 in News
As longtime supporters of Light in the Attic and Burger Records, we couldn't be more psyched about a looming collaboration between the two that also happens to tap into the 'tape revival' that started a few years back. S...