Black Uhuru —
Anthem ... LP Mango, 1982. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
The cream of the crop of early 80s reggae. Fusing militant, political lyrics with the excellent harmony vocal arrangements of Puma Jones, Duckie Simpson and Michael Rose and the unrelenting electrified rhythms of Sly & Robbie, Black Uhuru represented the zenith of the modern Roots era. This ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stellar collection of singles by one of the great voices of Jamaican music – Dennis Brown, The Crown Prince Of Reggae – singles from the early 70s to mid 80s! The vinyl version features 12 standout tracks – with backing by The Taxi Gang, The Professionals, Derrick Harriott & ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jimmy Cliff —
Unlimited ... LP Warner, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A great self produced album from Jimmy Cliff – very soulful, but with a rootsy political edge you might not expect from a pop reggae star like Cliff. Recorded in Jamaica at Dynamic Sounds, with a great lineup that includes the Heptones on backing vocals, and issued in the US by Warner as ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo sticker and some wear.)
Surprisingly great later work from the legendary Desmond Dekker – a set that should have been a sloppy cash-in during the ska revival, but material that shows Desmond still very much at the top of his game! The production and backings show a bit of a late 70s British touch, but Dekker's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the early 90s taxi productions that showed Sly & Robbie could still top the charts, with the huge hit "Murder She Wrote", plu s"Bam Bam", "Nuh Betta Nuh Deh", "I Wanna Be Your Man", "One Nation Under A Groove" and 8 more. . . LP, Vinyl record album
Fabulous Five Inc —
Yu Safe ... LP Stage (Jamaica), 1985. Very Good ...
Legendary Toots & The Maytals singer Toots Hibbert meets legendary Memphis producer Jim Dickinson – and the best session players that city has to offer! Toots was always reverent of greatest southern soul, so this effort is anything but forced. Toots tackles material by Otis Redding, Al ... 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
It's the late 80s and the Rhythm Twins are working here with Fatis Burrell, peddling grooves very much in the Taxi Gang vein, with Sly contributing some snapping beats on his syn drums that echoed the digital revolution taking place in the dancehall. 8 fat tracks in all, including "All ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Third World get in on the reggae soundtrack action with this set – mostly tracks from other albums. Features their seminal soul hit "Now That We've Found Love", plus "Third World Man", "African Woman", "Street Fighting", "96 In The Shade", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, a cut corner, and an unglued top seam.)
Another mighty batch of dubness from Pressure Sounds! Oiginally issued as 20 Golden Hits, this fat batch of dubs takes some of Delroy Wilson's smoothest easy rocking numbers produced by Striker Lee, and hands them over to Prince Jammy at Tubby's for a clean spare dub reading, aimed straight for ... 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