ASHANTI
RECORDS

 Independent Reggae label run by Junior Lincoln and Rupert Cunningham from a record shop called 'Junior's Record Spot', at 88 Stroud Green Road, London. Initially a subsidiary of Bamboo Records, Ashanti became part of the Trojan group in 1973. Oddly - and confusingly - while the company adopted a new label when they moved to Trojan they reused the Bamboo catalogue numbers. Thus both Lester Sterling's 'Iron Sound' and the Love Children's 'Ship Ahoy' appeared on ASH-409; the former in 1972, the latter in 1974. By 1975 Ashanti was manufacturing records for the Ackee label, but it doesn't seem to have survived into 1976. Distributed By Trojan / B & C Records. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

 
72 Wilson Shark Make It Reggae ASHANTI ASH 400
72 Holt John Again ASHANTI ASH 401
72 Weston Pete Pup'N Temper ASHANTI ASH 402
72 Boothe Ken Make Me Feel Alright ASHANTI ASH 403
72 Count Ossie And Mystic Revelation Rasta Reggae ASHANTI ASH 404
72 U Roy Jnr King Of The Road  ASHANTI ASH 405
72 T Errol Jamaican Born And Bred ASHANTI ASH 406
72 Shield Trevor Trevor Rough Road ASHANTI ASH 407
72 Brown James Mama Don'T Want To See You ASHANTI ASH 408
72 Sterling Lester Iron Sound ASHANTI ASH 409
72 Sterling Lester War Is Not Over ASHANTI ASH 410
72 Heptones Mood For Love ASHANTI ASH 411
72 I-Roy & Heptones Now Generation  Mood For Love  ASHANTI ASH 412
  
73 Dobson Dobbie  Endlessly  ASHANTI ASH 401
73 Brown Dennis It'S Too Late ASHANTI ASH 402
73 Forrester Sharon  Silly Wasn'T I ASHANTI ASH 403
73 Fab Five  All I Want  ASHANTI ASH 404
73 U Roy Junior  King Of The Road  ASHANTI ASH 405
73 Parkins Ed  It Comes And Goes  ASHANTI ASH 406
73 Heptones  I Miss You (Part 1)  ASHANTI ASH 407
74 Happy Junior  Sugar Dandy  ASHANTI ASH 408
74 Love Children  Ship Ahoy ASHANTI ASH 409
74 Fabulous 5 Inc  Thats The Time She Go Love You ASHANTI ASH 410
74 Forrester Sharon  Put A Little Love Away  ASHANTI ASH 411
74 I-Roy & Heptones  Mood For Love  ASHANTI ASH 412
74 Anderson Gladstone  It May Sound Silly  ASHANTI ASH 413
74 Fitz Major  Our Country Needs Love ASHANTI ASH 414
74 Francis Winston  California Dreamin'  ASHANTI ASH 415
74 Parkins Ed  It Comes And Goes ASHANTI ASH 416
74 Fabulous Five Inc. & Friends  Samba Pa'Ti ASHANTI ASH 417
74 Lawrence Diane Have A Merry Christmas ASHANTI ASH 418
74 Emjay & The Plumbers  Half The Man ASHANTI ASH 419
75 Forrester Sharon  Silly Wasn'T I ASHANTI ASH 420
75 Jimbilin  Balaclava  ASHANTI ASH 421