Originally formed in 1967 by the Palmer brothers - Harry, Jeff and Carl – Pama Records was a pioneer in bringing Jamaican and UK ska, soul, rocksteady and reggae to the charts.
Born in the back of room of the brothers’ Harrow based real-estate office, Pama Records released iconic early works from some of Jamaica’s biggest names including Derrick Morgan, Alton Ellis, Max Romeo and many more.
With each artist bringing their own unique style and sound to Pama, the brothers set up a variety of sub-labels, each one tailored towards the rapidly emerging sub-genres of reggae and Caribbean music. These sub-labels included Bullet, Camel, Crab, Escort, Gas, New Beat, Nu Beat, Supreme, Punch, Success and Unity Records.
These labels were home to some of Pama Records’ biggest hits, including Derrick Morgan's ‘Moon Hop’, Max Romeo's ‘Wet Dream’ and Bob Andy and Marcia Griffiths' ‘Young, Gifted & Black’.
Pama continued releasing music until the mid 70s and is now being made digitally available for the first time, meaning all your favourite albums and b side rarities will be available to stream and download in the highest quality audio format.