Bristol Reggae Explosion Live
For the past three years, Bristol Archive Records have shone the spotlight on the City's musical legacy, particularly reggae. Last year a who's who of Bristol reggae artists gathered together for The Bristol Reggae Explosion Live. With many of the artists coming from St. Paul's and with most of them having been involved in past carnivals, it seemed obvious to turn this celebration of Bristol and St. Paul's musical legacy performed by the elders and filmed by the youths into something that could benefit the community and the next generation of performers. Knowing of the yearly struggle to raise funds for St. Paul's Carnival, Bristol Archive Records will be releasing "The Bristol Reggae Explosion Live 2012" as a CD/DVD package with profits donated to The St. Paul's Carnival. the DVD contains eleven performances from Lord John Hutchinson, Bunny Marrett, Dennis McCalla aka Dallas, Popsy Curious, Glen Crookes, Dan Ratchet, Jashwha Moses and the mighty Talisman, who also provide backing for the other acts. The accompanying CD contains 17 studio recordings from the acts involved and as well as those featured on the DVD, we get to enjoy the talents of Winston Minott, Veronica Morrison aka Veereal, Vibes and Cool Runnings with several tracks previously unreleased.