Bass Festival

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I am very loosely (by way of Al Newman) contributing to this exhibit in Birmingham, UK with A tiny write-up about Limonious and a few pictures and scans from my collection.

Wish I could be there, but big ups to the UK for celebrating JA’s 50 right.

Check the whole festival’s brochure here

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RIP King Stitt

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I am a little late with this news, but reggae vet King Stitt has sadly passed.

More info can be found here.

RIP

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Rest In Peace

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This week marks the anniversary of Wilfred Limonious‘ death.

My respects and blessings to his entire family and all his friends.

Back cover for M. E. Spencer’s “Jesus will carry you through” album

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Back from JA.

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Back from Jamaica. I had a total blast. Respect to everyone that I met with and stayed with. The Limonious uncoverings were a bit lighter this time around, but the trip was well worth it. Hope to be back real soon.

Here is one cool find:

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Glove and Jamaica revisited!

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Big news: I return to Jamaica in a weeks time to do some more Limonious digging. Really looking forward to tying up some loose ends and meeting with more of Wilfred’s fam.

I aslo wanted to share with you some glorious photos of a baseball glove that was customized to look like a Limonious album cover (Horace Martin’s Watermelon Man, to be specific). The paint job was done by my man Jonny O, who is a wonderful artist without much internet presence (edit: not true). Here is a link to his old band though, one of the finest punk bands to come out of the prairies.

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Back in Business

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Been a bit slow over here with posts. I’ve been keeping really busy with some exciting things and some other not so exciting things.

Anyways, on to a post:

I recently met up with Limonious’ younger brother in Scarbourough Town Centre Mall where, among other things, we chatted about Wilfred’s artistic influence in the reggae jacket world. “Lotta people used to imitate him. A lot of artists would imitate him”, he told me.

Now, Limonious wasn’t the first reggae graphic designer to use cartoons as jacket covers, but he is definitely one of the more influential. This is a jacket from the Toronto-based King Culture label designed by Ashley that makes some serious ‘Limonious-moves’. Most notably, the mice. Ohhh the mice.

My convo with Wilfred’s brother also reminded me of a this jacket that I found at last year’s WFMU record fair. A pretty blatant imitation (read: rip off) of a specific Limonious cover by a man called R. Saunders. The Limonious original follows

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Reggae Rambo

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A while back I posted about a strange looking Canadian record that Limonious designed. Everything about the album screamed 80’s reggae, from the artist’s name (Reggae Rambo) to the anti-drug LP title (No Drugs Please). The only thing that did not sound reggae about this album was the music.

Here in all its badly ripped, possibly only in one channel glory, I present to you the No Drugs Please album by Ontario Canada’s own Reggae Rambo.

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