Limited edition 7" vinyl. After a 7 year hiatus Pama International are back with a brand new Single that anticipates their much awaited new album Love & Austerity which is expected to land on Record Kicks in Spring 2017. The first single, is a rework of Martha Reeves & The Vandella's soul classic Heatwaveand and stars the beautiful lead vocal harmonies of Jewels Vass and Anna Uhuru. The result is a splendid Rock Steady-Soul cut that has already been supported amongst the other by Reggae ambassadors Don Letts and David Rodigan and Funk&Soul minister Craig Charles on their radio shows. On the flipside of this ltd edition 45 the beautiful Soul cut "Skies Are Blue".
In their first 10 years Pama Int'l recorded 9 albums, 3 BBCRadio 1 Maida Vale sessions, won the Rebel playlist on BBC6, and became the first new act to sign to Trojan Records in 30 years. Their collective nature saw them work with members of The Specials, Madness, Steel Pulse, Style Council, Galliano, Kasabian, Billy Bragg, Mad Professor, Michie One, Wrongtom and Jamaican legends, Derrick Morgan, Dave & Ansel Collins, Dawn Penn, Dennis Alcapone and Rico Rodriguez. Constant touring saw them gig with Madness, The Specials, Toots & The Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, Prince Buster, Mick Jones (The Clash), Third World, Lee Perry, Max Romeo, Janet Kay and Caroll Thompson to name a few.
2 Skyes Are Blue Available from 20.01.2017