Mit ‘Tero Kaski’ getaggte Beiträge

A while ago I’ve posted about the book “Volcano Revisited” from finish reggae enthusiats Tero Kaski & Pekka Vuorinen.

Now Roger Reggae from the berlin-based Reggae-Blog “House of Reggae” did an interview with Pekka.

How did you get into reggae and dancehall in a country that must be the complete opposite of Jamaica?

Cool runnings! We were at Cröna Lund in Stockholm when Bob Marley and the Wailers had their concert there. Capacity of the place is about 20.000 and there was over 40.000 enthusiastic Bob Marley fans! Tero had already one of the best reggae record shops in the World – but the business was slow. Coming back home from the concert we decided to educate the Finnish massive and to start a magazine.

We were cool guys from the North, so „Cool Runnings“ was the best choice for a name. Tero was a copy machine expert and knew the best ways to print a good quality fanzine. We had all Finnish reggae lovers writing to the magazine. They – Juha Vaahtera and Tapsa Piirainen for instance – were soon the best Studio One experts of the time. We had around 300 subcribers. Don’t know if they got any wiser but at least we did, the editors and the contributors.

Enjoy the whole interview via House of Reggae.

via Al Fingers.

Hot off the press comes “Volcano Revisited”, an updated version of Pekka Vuorinen and the late Tero Kaski’s seminal and long-out-of-print “Reggae Inna Dancehall Style” (Black Star, 1984). Expanded from 96 to 206 pages, the new version is published by eronen (Helsinki) and has been completely redesigned in full colour with previously unseen interviews and photos as well as reproductions of twelve of Sassa’s stunning hand-drawn dancehall posters.

The original book came about following a trip to Kingston by Vuorinen and Kaski in August/September 1983, when modern dancehall was in its infancy and Henry “Junjo” Lawes, one of the genre’s pioneering fathers, was challenging sounds like Gemini and Black Scorpio with his recently built Volcano soundsystem. Don’t be misled by the title though – this book doesn’t just focus on Volcano, also containing interviews with many of Jamaica’s music legends. The list of featured artists that is impressive to say the least: Henry “Junjo” Lawes, Burro Banton, Josey Wales, Barrington Levy, Little John & Ranking Toyan, El Fego Bacca, Shadowman, Billy Boyo & Little Harry, Charlie Chaplin, Peter Metro, Robert Ffrench, Tony Tuff, Jah Thomas, Hopeton Lindo, Horace Andy, Al Campbell, Earl Sixteen, Johnny Clarke, Singie Singie, Frankie Jones, Roland Burrell, Jah Stitch, Lady Ann, Soljie, Prince Far I, Reggae George, Sylvan Morris, Roy Cousins, King Tubby, Devon Russell, Pablove Black, Bagga Walker, Jackie Mittoo, Rappa Robert, Bongo Herman, Brent Dowe, and Sassa(fras).

“Volcano Revisited” is available direct from eronen, priced at €24 plus postage. To get your copy, email Eronen here.