Studio 17: The Lost Reggae Tapes | Documentary
Studio 17 – The Lost Reggae Tapes | Documentary
“Studio 17 – The Lost Reggae Tapes” tells the compelling story of the Chin’s -The Chinese Jamaican family behind “Studio 17” or “Randy’s” as it was also known and the artists, producers and musicians who recorded there including; Bob Marley & the Wailers, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Peter Tosh, Gregory Isaacs,Dennis Brown, Alton Ellis, Carl Malcolm, Jimmy London and many more. A newly discovered treasure trove of original studio tapes reveal never heard before and unreleased recordings from the ‘golden age’ of reggae.
Studio 17 was located above Randy’s, a record and music accessories store in downtown Kingston Jamaica that was at the heart of the music revolution that began after Jamaican independence in 1962 and continued through the political turmoil of the late 1970’s when the Chin family fled Jamaica for a New life in New York where they established VP Records, now the world’s largest independent reggae distributor. Shot in Jamaica, New York and London the film includes interviews with Jimmy Cliff, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Dave Stewart, Sly Dunbar, Ali Campbell, Earnest Ranglin, Lord Creator, Bunny Lee, King Jammy, Jimmy London, Lester Sterling, Rico Rodriguez, Clive Chin, Pat Chin, Maxi Priest.