According to Studio One’s official website, while several of the compilations produced by the label have been reissued over the years, many of the label’s essential albums have been out of print for decades. But soon, fans will be able to buy new repressings of many of the label’s classics, as Yep Roc Music Group in New York has partnered with Dodd’s daughter on a series of reissues.
The first release will be the Wailers’ 1965 debut album, The Wailing Wailers. To be included on this re-release is the original ska version of One Love. Following the Wailing Wailers release will be the release of the Money Maker album, considered to be one of the rarest records in the Studio One catalogue. The compilation features songs from The Heptones, Burning Spear, and others. It is scheduled to hit the stores in August.
More releases are said to be in the works, including a Don Drummond collection compiled by Dodd himself before his passing in 2004 and a box set to celebrate more than 60 years of existence for the label.