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New AswadDon't Turn Around – The Best Of Aswad ... CD
Island (UK), Late 70s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the biggest singles by British reggae giants Aswad! Don't Turn Around his pretty heavy with material from the mid-to-late 80s period – when they were at a commercial peak – blending Lovers Rock and were crossing over in a major way. Breezy, easygoing stuff – plus some ... read more CD

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AswadHulet (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Island (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Around December 17, 2014
The second LP from British roots act Aswad, with the same sort of approach as their nice debut – a solid sophomore effort keeping the roots tradition alive at the twilight of the era! The group underwent a minor lineup change from their first LP to this one, but at this point they're still ... read more CD

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AswadShowcase (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Island (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Around December 17, 2014
A great compilation from Aswad – issued the same year as their mighty, mighty New Chapter set! Showcase collects Aswad's early singles and documents their formative years very nicely. The sound of these tracks has all the militancy that would fall away in their later pop dancehall years ... read more CD

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New Buju BantonTil Shiloh ... CD
Loose Cannon/Island, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
11 tracks in all, including "Shiloh", "Only Man","What You Gonna Do?" with Wayne Wonder, "Chuck It So" and "Hush Baby Hush". CD

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Burning SpearMan In The Hills/Dry & Heavy ... CD
Island (Japan), 1976/1977. New Copy ... Around December 17, 2014
Nice 2-fer that collects 2 great Burning Spear sides, cut as he began his career away from Studio One. The first album of the set is the follow up to the crucial Marcus Garvey set, and the second collaboration between Burning Spear and producer Jack Ruby. While the earlier Studio One sides are ... read more CD

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Burning SpearMarcus Garvey ... LP
Mango/Island, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
An absolute classic! Burning Spear's Marcus Garvey is truly one of the greatest reggae albums of its time, one where the words are crucial and conscious, and the overall vibe is strongly defined by the arrangements of Winston Rodney. A landmark roots effort and an easy choice for our list of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy CliffHigher & Higher ... CD
Island (Japan), 1996. New Copy ... Around December 17, 2014
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Jimmy CliffStruggling Man ... CD
Island/Universal (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Around December 17, 2014
Great mid 70s work from Jimmy Cliff, who should have been an international superstar, if Island hadn't put all their money and effort behind Bob Marley instead. Recorded not long after his landmark Harder They Come LP, this one's got the same soulful sound that put that album over the top. 10 ... read more CD

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Jimmy Cliff & OthersHarder They Come ... LP
Island, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ... $14.99
A landmark in Jamaican soul and one of the albums that helped break reggae onto the world stage. A nice, nice selection of early '70's reggae, mostly performed by Jimmy Cliff, but with a few equally wonderful numbers by the Maytals & Desmond Dekker, too. Includes classics like the Maytals' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mango/Island pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Harder They Come (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 11.99

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Jimmy Cliff & OthersHarder They Come (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Island (Japan), 1972. Used ... $11.99
A landmark in Jamaican soul and one of the albums that helped break reggae onto the world stage. A nice, nice selection of early '70's reggae, mostly performed by Jimmy Cliff, but with a few equally wonderful numbers by the Maytals & Desmond Dekker, too. Includes classics like the Maytals' ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Harder They Come ... LP 14.99

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DillingerUltimate Collection ... CD
Island/Hip-O, 1970s. Used ... $8.99
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Keith & EnidKeith & Enid Sing ... LP
Island (UK), 1963. Very Good- ... $24.99
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(Heavy black label pressing.)

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New Bob MarleyExodus ... LP
Island, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite Wailers LPs – as solid a statement as Marley had made, and to our ears, the finest moment of his later career. The album features classics like "Natural Mystic", "Three Little Birds", "One Love/People Get Ready" and the excellent, driving ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing with barcode, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear, light stains, a creased corner, small sticker, and peeled spot.)

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Bob MarleyLegend – The Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers ... CD
Island, 1970s. Used ... $2.99
While we're not big on career retrospective best of's, especially artists like Marley, whose been collected over & over, this is actually a respectable set, and the vinyl's pretty darn hard to get ahold of anymore. Includes 14 classics, like "Get Up Stand Up", "Exodus", ... read more CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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New Bob MarleyLegend – The Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers ... CD
Island, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
While we're not big on career retrospective best of's, especially artists like Marley, whose been collected over & over, this is actually a respectable set, and the vinyl's pretty darn hard to get ahold of anymore. Includes tons of classics, like "Get Up Stand Up", "Exodus", ... read more CD
Also available Legend – The Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers ... CD 2.99

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New Bob MarleyLegend – The Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Island, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
While we're not big on career retrospective best of's, especially artists like Marley, whose been collected over & over, this is actually a respectable set, and the vinyl's pretty darn hard to get ahold of anymore. Includes tons of classics, like "Get Up Stand Up", "Exodus", ... read more CD
Also available Legend – The Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers ... CD 2.99

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New Bob MarleyLegend (30th Anniversary CD/Blu Ray Audio Edition) ... CD
Island, 1970s. New Copy CD & Blu Ray Audio ... Out Of Stock
One of the best-selling albums ever from Bob Marley – a classic collection of work from his all-too-short career – and one that's gone onto become as famous as Marley's individual records themselves! The collection really allows all the classics to resonate strongly, in a track order ... read more CD
(All Region disc.)

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New Bob MarleyLegend (30th Anniversary Tri Color Edition) ... LP
Island, 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the best-selling albums ever from Bob Marley – a classic collection of work from his all-too-short career – and one that's gone onto become as famous as Marley's individual records themselves! The collection really allows all the classics to resonate strongly, in a track order ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Very cool limited version – on red, yellow, and green vinyl!)

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Bob Marley & OthersLegend Remixed ... CD
Island, 1970s/2013. Used ... $7.99
Ballsy, yet perfectly respectful remixes of essential Bob Marley And The Wailers treasures – numbers from the quintessential Legend compilation and a couple more – done by a diverse roster that includes Thievery Corporation, Jim James, Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Photek, Z-Trip, ... read more CD

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New Bob Marley & The WailersLive! ... LP
Island, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A smoking live set from '75, recorded not too long after the I-three's replaced Peter Tosh & Bunny Wailer. Totally burning versions of "Trenchtown Rock", "Burnin & Lootin", "Them Belly Full", "Lively Up Yourself", "No Woman, No Cry", "I ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Bob Marley & The WailersNatty Dread ... CD
Island/Tuff Gong, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Essential – probably Marley's most well known work. This is his breakthrough 3rd album, just after Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh left the group, replaced by the female harmony group the I-Threes. Not nearly as slick as some of his other Island recordings, this one was still recorded in Jamaica, ... read more CD

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New Bob Marley & The WailersNatty Dread ... LP
Island, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Essential – probably Marley's most well known work. This is his breakthrough 3rd album, just after Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh left the group, replaced by the female harmony group the I-Threes. Not nearly as slick as some of his other Island recordings, this one was still recorded in Jamaica, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Bob Marley & The WailersUprising ... LP
Island, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Marley's last studio LP, this effort shows there was no letting up, either in his political stance or fiery songwriting. With the solid original rhythm section of Family Man & Carlton Barrett and the beautiful backing harmonies of the I-Three's, this set includes classic takes of "Redempti ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Lee PerryFrom The Secret Laboratory ... CD
Island (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... Around December 17, 2014
A later effort, and one that features Adrian Sherwood at the production helm, finally getting a chance to show Lee just how much he stole from him! Tracks include "African Hitchhiker", "Vibrate On", "Inspector Gadget", and "African Headcharge In The Hackney ... read more CD

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New Lee Perry & The UpsettersSuper Ape (with bonus poster) ... LP
Island/Get On Down, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The King Kong of dub records, and we're not just saying that because of the freaky deaky cover image of a super ape with a belly full of roast fish, cornbread and makka stepping on a croaking lizard with a tree in one hand and a "tree" in the other! Classic Lee Perry and as essential of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes 22" X 22" poster!)

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RicoMan From Wareika ... CD
Island (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Around December 17, 2014
A major outing from Rico Rodrigues – one of the great Trombonists of the pre-ska era, who continued to lead the way with his horn throughout all the periods Jamaican music would morph through, but maintained a sound rooted in jazz. The group is pretty large, sort of a Jamaican all stars, ... read more CD

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New RicoWareika Dub (aka Warrika Dub) ... LP
Island, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A sweet, classic dub companion to Rico's excellent Man From Wareika set. The original record was an instrumental affair to begin with, so this set reworks the mixes with the parts ducking in and out with a few tasteful dub effects added here and there to add a new dimension to the jazzed up reggae ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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RicoWarrika Dub – Ghetto Rockers ... CD
Island (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Around December 17, 2014
Sweet! A dub companion to Rico's excellent Man From Wareika set. The original LP was an instrumental affair to begin with, so this set reworks the mixes with the parts ducking in and out with a few tasteful dub effects added here and there to add a new dimension to the jazzed up reggae numbers. ... read more CD

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SkatalitesReturn Of The Big Guns ... CD
Island (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... Around December 17, 2014
Another reunion recording for the enduring Skatalites – why didn't they just stay reunited? Whatever the reason this is another great set from the masters, despite the very late recording date. The trademark horn lines punctuated some nice rolling reggae rhythms, but still with some great ... read more CD

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Sly & RobbieLanguage Barrier ... CD
Island (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... Around December 17, 2014
We go back and forth on how we feel about Laswell's production, but we never doubt Sly & Robbie, so in the grand scheme of things, this album still boils down to a winner. Like a lot of mid 80s Material productions, this one pulls in an all star cast to lend a hand to the Rhythm Twins, ... read more CD

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New Sly & RobbieLanguage Barrier ... LP
Island, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
We go back and forth on how we feel about Laswell's production, but we never doubt Sly & Robbie, so in the grand scheme of things, this album still boils down to a winner. Like a lot of mid 80s Material productions, this one pulls in an all star cast to lend a hand to the Rhythm Twins, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve. Cover has a factory sticker, a promo stamp, some light wear, and a light stain on the back.)

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Sly & RobbieRhythm Killers ... CD
Island (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... Around December 17, 2014
We love Sly & Robbie – really we do. And while they were responsible for many of the toughest rhythms ever laid to wax, they did cut their share of material that hits nice and hard, but may not be as sublime as their finest and fattest. While on paper this Bill Laswell produced session ... read more CD

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Third World96 Degrees In The Shade ... CD
Island (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Around December 17, 2014
The second LP from Third World, the one that helped break them out to the widespread success that they'd enjoy for years with their crisp, tight brand of modern reggae that fused roots vibes with slick commercial production values and rock and funk touches. "1865 (96 Degrees In The ... read more CD

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Third WorldJourney To Addis ... CD
Island, 1978. Used ... $5.99
It may be pop reggae or whatever you want to call it – but the strength of the group's version of "Now That We Found Love" really pushed them over the top! That track's the real winner here – a smooth modern soul number with just a slight hint of Kingston, grooving away in a ... read more CD

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New Third WorldJourney To Addis ... LP
Island, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It may be pop reggae or whatever you want to call it – but the strength of the group's version of "Now That We Found Love" really pushed them over the top! That track's the real winner here – a smooth modern soul number with just a slight hint of Kingston, grooving away in a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)
Also available Journey To Addis ... CD 5.99

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New Third WorldThird World ... CD
Island, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
The first LP from a group that would go on to become one of the most well known Jamaican artists, largely due to their crisply produced crossover sound that appealed to fans of modern soul. The sound here's a shade rootsier than the album's that would garner them wider appeal, with 8 numbers in ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Toots & The MaytalsFunky Kingston (Island version) ... LP
Island/Get On Down, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Masterful early 70s reggae from Toots & The Maytals – released first in 1971, and first reissued with this killer tracklist a few years later into the 70s – and flat out classic! The reggae rhythms are steeped in raw soul and R&B for truly distinctive vibe. Breezy Caribbean ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Toots & The MaytalsReggae Got Soul ... CD
Island, 1976. Used ... $6.99
While many Jamaican singers were clearly influenced by American soul & R&B, Toots Hibbert was always one of our favorite Jamaican soul singers. This isn't quite as funky as In The Dark or Funky Kingston, but more than lives up to it's title, with loads of nice Jamaican soul numbers, like ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Bunny WailerBlackheart Man (Remastered Edition) ... CD
Island, 1976. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Bunny Wailer's debut solo LP, recorded a few years after he left Marley. Backed by the Wailers band with Peter Tosh also on board, this is absolutely crucial roots rock, loaded with righteous, conscious lyrics over the hardcore Jamaican sound that Marley would later abandon under the production of ... read more CD

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Bunny WailerProtest ... LP
Island, 1977. Very Good ... $9.99
Late 70s solo effort from this founding member of the Wailers, self-produced on his own Solomonic label and then licensed to Island for worldwide distribution. A solid roots effort from one of the most significant moments in Jamaican music history, this album maintains Livingston's nicely crafted ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Mango. Cover has some wear. Spine has a small spot of tape.)

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VariousTougher Than Tough – The Story Of Jamaican Music (4CD set) ... CD
Island/Mango (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used 4CD ... $34.99
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(Out of print. Numbered, limited edition.)
 
 



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