Roy Ellis – The Beginning :: first ever recoding in 1964, new 7″

We are pleased to present a historical document, Roy Ellis ever first recordings, 50 years after being originally released, never before had been repressed in any format.

In 1964 Roy Ellis, a Jamaican teenager, released two of his first compositions backed by the best talents from Jamaican music: Ernest Ranglin on guitar, Georgie Fame on organ, Tony Washington on piano, Eddie ‘Tan Tan’ Thornton playing trumpet, Rico on trombone, Sonny Burke on sax, among some others who Roy Ellis can’t properly remember now, after half a century.

The recording was produced por Sonny Burke in 1963 and came out in 1964 under the english label Ember Records. Liquidator Music has recovered these two unique gems which has been remastered for pressing a deluxe 7” single, with previously unseen pictures and liner notes written by Roy Ellis himself.

Out on November 2nd. in all the world!


The Skinheads Dem A Come, repressed on vinyl and CD

Liquidator Music represses, nine years after it’s original release, the come back album by Roy Ellis, also known nowadays as Mr. Symarip. An album that has become a classic, featuring songs that are already anthems singalonged by his fans at the live shows as if they were 60’s Symarip classics. For this new pressing the original art has been redesigned and has been luxury packed in double LP featuring texts, photos and lyrics inside the album, as well as digipack CD with all these extras too.


Roy Ellis @ Skagate Sunday (Margate, UK)

Roy Ellis – Mr. Symarip
backed by The Moonstompers

5th July 2015, 7pm
Skagate Sunday
Margate, England

Skagate Festival celebrates the historical connection of Margate to the British Skinhead subculture and its continued relationship with the original late 50’s Jamaican music genre known as Ska. Spread across central Margate this family festival brings together the old and modern genres with Live & Dj performances, fashion, photography and film.