Nighthawk Records sells its catalogue

Source: Nighthawk Records flies again | Jamaica Observer

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL – Observer senior writer

A Photo of The Ethiopians from Nighthawk Records
The Ethiopians

AN American company that specialises in roots music has purchased the catalogue of Nighthawk Records, one of the first independent labels to distribute reggae in the United States.

According to,

Omnivore Recordings recently bought the formidable Nighthawk catalogue which includes titles by The Gladiators, The Ethiopians, Culture, The Itals and The Wailing Souls.

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The Nighthawk Records produced a an impressive classic catalog of roots reggae albums.and various artists compilations. “Knotty Vision”, “Wiser Dread” and “Calling Rastafari” as well as individual works by the Itals, Justin Hinds & the Dominoes, the Gladiators, Leonard Dillon aka Ethiopian, Junior Byles and Winston Jarrett were some of its accomplishments.

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