Horace Andy —
Get Wise ... LP Pressure Sounds (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)...
Prime 70s work from Horace Andy – recorded in this laidback, soul-drenched style that almost recalls the Kingston sound of a few years before! The setting is very earthy and up-close – a perfect placement for Andy's really unique vocals, which almost approximate some of the more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great one from Black Uhuru! Sinsemilla had a lot to live up to as the follow up to the burning Showcase, but the harmony trio of Michael Rose, Puma Jones and Duckie Simpson rise to the occasion under the heavy guidance of Sly & Robbie. While it didn't produce as many singular hits as some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fine, FINE showcase for singer Barry Brown – working with Prince Jammy at the dawn of the 80s! Barry Brown is showcased here in nice, long 12-inch style numbers, with bass and drums heavy rhythms and plenty of room for Brown to demonstrate he was good and ready for a full length showcase. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A late 70s gem from Dennis Brown – and a great mix of material – with some standout Lover's Rock style hams, plus some more strident and spiritually resonant numbers! It's really nice set of numbers with Joe Gibbs, but before taking bigger step in the dancehall era to come in the 80s. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful work from the team of Dave and Ansell Collins – a key act in helping Jamaican music transition from rocksteady to reggae at the start of the 70s – and a duo who had a surprising impact in the US, thanks to their funky style of work! Ansell handles all the keyboards – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
LA dub torch carriers Dub Club deliver another winner – honoring the old school dub reggae tradition of bringing in multiple top notch vocalists and players to lay a bit of their own distinctive magic to a steady, single instrumental riddim! Meaning Of Dub features appearances by Jamaican ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Comes in a sweet, hand-printed sleeve, too! Limited to 500 copies.)
Joe Gibbs —
Dub Serial ... LP Joe Gibbs/Greensleeves (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)...
Joe Gibbs' great and rare dub set Dub Serial – with JG handling production of the heavyweight rhythms – purportedly the very first Joe Gibbs dub LP and it's a great one! Spare, heavy bass lines that are as hypnotic as on any dub record of the time – tripped out just enough via ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Joe Higgs —
Unity Is Power ... LP Elevation/Pressure Sounds (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)...
One of the best records ever by Joe Higgs! Higgs is one of classic reggae's best songwriters and one of it's most distinctive voices – having written for, performed with or simply influenced some of the biggest names in the game – but his own great records didn't really crossover to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A lost gem, finally reissued! Hudson's voice as a producer remains one of the most unique and idiosyncratic of his era, and this first LP issued under his own name stands as a shining document of his genius. Cut very near the time of his classic dub side Pick A Dub, this album shares the haunting ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The 30-piece Jazz Jamaica All Stars big band – featuring a sprawling lineup of younger and older British jazz musicians under led by double bassist Gary Crosby! Here they seek to creative a balance between Caribbean music and classic American jazz and big band – and they pull it off ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A triple vinyl set of bedrock-style dubs from King Tubby – one of the most pivotal pioneers of the sound and style – in a heavy duty box set from Clocktower Records. It's loaded with prime era dubs, including cuts from the legendary Aggrovators tracks, classics like "King Tubby ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lee, ever the entrepreneur, looks to capitalize on the huge stateside disco trend with this album, though there's little disco here, and mostly workman like reggae, that's not particularly outstanding. The sole disco effort is a take on "The Hustle", and the rest of set includes "Roc ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, 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.)
Great early work by Bob Marley & The Wailers – some of it produced by the legendary Lee Perry, too! Some of the tunes are early takes on later famous versions – but in a way, they're actually more definitive – in that they tie Marley back to the rich Kingston culture, instead ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Ultra rare Jamaican pressing, in the snakeskin textured silk screened cover!)
Bob Marley & The Wailers —
Live! ... LP Island, 1975. Very Good ...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
Bob Marley & The Wailers —
Soul Rebels ... LP Trojan, 1970. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
A nice collection of early Bob Marley & The Wailers singles – all produced by Lee Perry! The music's a great meeting of two important reggae talents – quite different than both in later years, especially Marley – as the music has a great rawness that would get glossed over in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dub version of the original follow up to the Lee Perry/Bob Marley collaboration Soul Rebels – a that set presents many Marley classics in their early raw forms – and here in tripped out dub form! Though Marley and Perry would both go on to greater success, these early sides are some of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The follow up to the Lee Perry/Bob Marley collaboration Soul Rebels, this set presents many Marley classics in their early raw forms. Though Marley and Perry would both go on to greater success, these early sides are some of their finest moments. Much, more than a a mere early glimpses of a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue colored vinyl.)
Bob Marley & The Wailers —
Uprising ... LP Island, 1980. Very Good ...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
Horace Martin —
Mix Up ... LP Redman International, Late 80s. Very Good+ ...
Solid, soulful contemporary reggae with a genuine sound – thanks to McLean's charismatic voice and the backing of true Jamaican musical legends Sly & Robbie! Bitty plays also plays organ, melodica and some percussion – and speaking of instrumental legends, Sly & & Robbie ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Masterful early 80s toasts from Papa Michigan & Gernal Smiley for Greensleeves! Legendary material, sporting Junjo production and Roots Radics rhythms – channeled at Channel One, with titles that include the classic title cut, plus "Natty Heng On In Deh", Come When Jah Call ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet set of classic Augustus Pablo dub – in a triple 10-inch box set! It includes cuts from the heart of the 70s, with completely top notch selections from records like Dubbing In Africa, with Pablo productions and the rhythm section of Bingy Bunny, Sly & Robbie and Gladdy, plus ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stellar set of surviving 70s Black Ark productions by Lee Perry – with rare and unreleased cuts plus pivotal, if long-buried sides by Junior Byles, U Roy, Delroy Butler, Tinga Stewart, The Upsetters, The Flames, The Ethiopians, Jah T and more – Perry-produced gems for Kingston's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunner! High Plains Drifter collects material from the mighty Lee Perry during the crucially creative and fertile period between 1968 & 1973 – in which he founded the Upsetter imprint and had some chart success. It was such a productive period, resulting in hundreds of singles and a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This is sort of a Prince Jammy riff on the format of the popular Junjo Lawes-produced Scientist dub series. Nonetheless, he steps up to bat, and indeed defeats the evil planet munchers, with the able help of the Roots Radics rhytnm section. Recorded at Channel One and mixed at Tubby's – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic vocal work from Slim Smith – easily one of the most soulful singers in the Jamaican scene at the end of the 60s – heard here with some lead tracks on his own, and singing with his group The Uniques – which also featured work from Ken Boothe and Derrick Morgan! All tracks ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Includes "Dance", "Girlstown", "Warning", "My Girl Josephine", "A Class Rub A Dub", "South Central", "Every N!gger Is A Star" and "Settlement". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)
Linval Thompson —
Baby Father ... LP Greensleeves (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)...
Top shelf early 80s dancehall from the mighty Linval Thompson! Recorded at Channel One with the Roots Radics backing him, with an all around deeper soul resonance than a lot of what was coming out in the early 80s nascent digital revolution period – with warm, emotionally resonant vocals by ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Long buried late 70s dub from the mighty Linval Thompson – with Revolutionaries rhythms! It's prime level dub creatively – so the 2 great mysteries behind the set are why the material as a whole languished unreleased for as long as it did – along with who exactly handled the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Mango. Cover has some wear. Spine has a small spot of tape.)
Recorded and mixed at Harry J's, with music by the Hi-Times band. Tracks include "It Have Fe Sail", "The World Is Like A Mirror", "Yu Too Greedy", "Eden A Try", "No Way No Better Than Yard", "Drug Abusing", "Jah Jah Move", " ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stone classic early 80s set from dancehall heavyweight Josey Wales! Outlaw Josey Wales is an essential Greensleeves effort from 1983 – produced by Henry Junjo Lawes and backed by the mighty Roots Radics crew. Includes " It A Fi Burn", "Love I Want", "Beg You Come ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare tracks and a fair bit of unreleased dub plates too – a deep dig into the genius of Yabby You during the 70s! There's a dark, brooding intensity to these tracks right from the start – from the deep, bassy bottoms of the dubs – to the prophetic lyrics of the tunes, which often ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic mid 80s dancehall from Yellowman! Production by Henry Junjo Lawes, backing by Roots Radics and rhythms laid down at Channel One – often the recipe for greatness – and that's on the menu here. Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt came at an inarguable peak for Yellowman, with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the top dee jay sides from the early years of the Frontline series on Virgin – a 70s classic that beautifully blends righteous politics with a smoking laidback groove! Tappa Zukie, then at the height of his career, gets busy on some of the finest rhythms of the day – courtesy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sort of an odd hip hop/reggae compilation, with 9 tracks in all: "The Pros" by Queen Latifah & Daddy O (of Stetsa), "What's Gone Wrong" by Pappa Yaie, "The Source (Of Your Divorce)" by Mikey Dread, produced by KRS-1, "Cruise Control" by Satta Blue, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic productions from the legendary Augustus "Gussie" Clarke – all work recorded at Channel One and King Tubby's – and done in this laidback, soulful groove that's completely sublime! The music here never goes too far over the top – just sweet and subtle rhythms that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very dubby dubs from the legendary Justice Records – tracks that are deeper, darker, and moodier than most mainstream iterations of the format at the time – that best take on music from dirt, served up with more than enough echo to send the instrumentation and vocals into some very ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A further delve into the King Jammy archives from VP – featuring a heavy selection of mid 80s digital revolution – with roots-era inspired gems with a crisp, period production aesthetic! All tracks produced and arranged by Lloyd "King Jammy" James – with numbers by ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz keeps up the pressure, dipping deep into the never ending well of Studio One niceness for a second set of dub goodies rendered by Coxsone Dodd's alter dub ego, The Dub Specialist. Unlike some of the other dub vendors, Dodd doesn't go too nuts with the effects and so forth, keeping ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Unhh!! Studio One plus funk, what more need we say?! Coxsone Dodd and company get down with the get down, and in this case, that's some pretty good company, with Sound Dimension, Cedric Brooks, Jackie Mittoo, Pablove Black, Alton Ellis, Vin Gordon and a whole mess of the baddest cats in Jamaica ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Aahh, sweet lover's rock, and all from Studio One no less! Whether you're looking to set the mood for a late night rub up, or just want to cool out to some mellow island vibes, this batch of easy rockin' lover's numbers cut under the supervision of Coxsone Dodd is just the ticket. You get sweet ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Here's how most of the kids in America had to get their revivalist ska during the 80s! Classic stuff nearly all the way through – with the cuts "Gangsters" by The Specials AKA, "Jungle Music" by Rico, "Madness" by Madness, "The Selecter" by Selecter, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Another volume of this "loss leader" type collection, bringing together some of the more memorable tunes from the Island catalog of the 70s : "This Is Reggae Music" by Zap Pow, "I Shot The Sheriff" & "Concrete Jungle" by the Wailers, "The World Is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A decent collection of some of the bigger tunes from the Island catalog of the 70s – including "Police & Thieves" by Junior Murvin, "Roast Fish & Cornbread" by Lee Perry, "War Ina Babylon" by Max Romeo, "Natty Takeover" by Justin Hines, "Col ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album