Sunday, May 1, 2011


The proprietor of the mobile record shack, Swing A Ling, has passed away. Charlie Ace (real name Valden Dixon) had a simple idea, bring reggae music to the people in the ghetto, so he converted a car into a mobile record shack. If you're into reggae, you've probably seen photos of his getup a zillion times. Per square foot, it's probably the most famous record store ever. And it was a fantastic idea, it's amazing that more people didn't copy it. (Jack White did, with his fancy-ass Third Man Records record truck. Link below.)

Related links:
Third Man Records mobile record truck
Swing-A-Ling car model
Other posts about reggae

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Under-rated genius. A lot like Lee Perry. I got "Shock, Shimmy, and Shake" onna a cassette, offa da radio. Best thing I ever did, next to getting saved by Jesus.