We are excited to announce the release of our newest album, Push the Fire! This record is the result of a collaboration between The Silvertones and the West Kensingtons. Recorded in Philadelphia at the Compound Studios and in Kingston, Jamaica at SoundWave and mixed at Kingston Studios in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The result is a 10 song record that has something for everyone whether you prefer Ska, Rocksteady, Soul or Dirty Reggae, this record has it all! Check out the video from the first single “Them a Grumble”. Visit https://thecompoundrecords.bandcamp.com/ to Download or purchase a CD or Vinyl (preorder).
The Silvertones emerged from Kingston, Jamaica in 1965 recording several hit singles for Duke Reid on the Dr. Bird label (True Confession) and Treasure Isle Records (Midnight Hour), from here they moved on to Studio One before working with Lee Perry (Silver Bullets) and King Tubby, releasing music on Black Arc as well as Trojan Records. Their success was far from over as some of their greatest hits (Smile, Stop Crying) awaited their collaboration with Clement “Coxsone” Dodd.
The West Kensington emerged almost 50 years after the Silvertones from Philadelphia, USA. While the band was new, the players are established veterans of the Reggae, Ska and Soul scenes. The band came together in the tradition of the great JA rhythm sections that backed so many great records, built to be agile and responsive to interesting collaborations. In 2016 the groups were approached about doing a record together, the incredible vocals of The Silvertones backed by the reggae and soul sounds of the West Kensingtons.