See It Ya: Four Jamaican Music Documentaries You Haven’t Seen

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July 20, 2012

Summer Sound in Canada

Toronto’s Summer Records and its proprietor Jerry Brown (formerly of vocal group the Jamaicans) is the subject of this short cinema verite piece shot in the late ’70s, and recently issued on DVD as a companion piece to Light in the Attic Records’ The Summer Records Anthology 1974-88 compilation. If you didn’t already knoew, Canada’s biggest city was on its way to becoming a key yard music outpost at the time, as evidenced by appearances from Jackie Mittoo, Willi Williams, and Johnnie Osbourne, each of whom stop by the studio in scenes blended, in Wild Style-type fashion, with re-enacted scenes from Brown’s life.