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Classic sounds from Kingston and beyond -- with plenty of roots, rocksteady, dub, and more!


On-U Sound (UK), 1992. Very Good
An early Adrian Sherwood produced dub excursion, featuring the sort of rotating lineup that was the hallmark of this period of the Dub Syndicate, before it became a vehicle for Style Scott's rhythm excursions. The sound is at times denser, and at others more open, with a more experimental and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Love In Exile
Ice (Germany), 1980. Near Mint-
LP, Vinyl record album
Greatest Hits
Rohit, 1980s. Near Mint-
LP, Vinyl record album
Boxing/Run A Round
Joe Gibbs, 1981. Very Good+ (reissue)
7-inch, Vinyl record
Natty Dread
Island/Tuff Gong, 1974. Used
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, ... CD
Hot Milk (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
Rare work from Barry Brown – all material arranged and produced by Linval Thompson – including singles, dubs, and unreleased album tracks! There's a really unified feel to the work, despite the space of a few years – given that the Roots Radics handled backings at the Channel One ... CD
Studio One Dub
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy
Another round of Studio One butter from the folks at Soul Jazz! By this point you're well informed about the status of Coxsone Dodd's Studio One operation as the cornerstone of so much Jamaican music, and Soul Jazz has approached the catalog from just about every angle, covering nearly all the ... CD
Studio One Funk
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy
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 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
Great early work from the legendary Studio One – and some important sounds that really show the link between Jamaican reggae and American soul! The grooves at this point draw heavily from the US soul and R&B that had been hitting Jamaican shores via radio broadcasts from up north – ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
Sweet Jamaican harmony! Harmony groups form a major piece of the Jamaican music tapestry, and Soul Jazz casts their Studio One-centered spotlight on one of the finest batches of Jamaican ensemble soul around! Covering everything from the rocksteady years on up through the late roots era, the ... CD
Soul Jazz/Studio One (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy
Another blinding compilation of fantastic Studio One material from Soul Jazz! It seems more than redundant to say that at this point, as we're certain you're well aware of the quality of the material collected here, which is just as great as every other set in this long running series. This ... CD
Voice Of Jamaica (UK), Early 60s. New Copy
Killer ska from the earliest days of the genre – not the remakes or revivals that have happened heavily since the late 70s onwards – but all the best bits from the early scene in Jamaica! The collection features some great gritty numbers that mix American R&B with the nascent ... LP, Vinyl record album
Voice Of Jamaica (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
Some of the greatest grooves from late 60s Jamaica – a special set of early rocksteady numbers with an especially soulful vibe! Most numbers here are from groups or single singers getting some great backup from either other vocalists or some heavy echo in the production – which creates ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Universal Sound/Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP
Killer funky organ – and 100% Dynamite! Jackie Mittoo is one of the all-time great organists – as essential to Jamaica as Booker T was to Memphis, or Jimmy McGriff was to New York. He's legendary these days as the player who completely transformed the Hammond sound with his unique ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold
Forget everything you know about ska music from recent years – no Mighty Mighty cliches, no retro-styled clunkers, no two-toned sounds at all – just the real deal, the roots of the style, served up here in classic recordings that go right to the source! These are the cuts that started ... LP, Vinyl record album
Different Style
MCA, 1983. Sealed
LP, Vinyl record album
Going For Broke
Portrait, 1984. Sealed
LP, Vinyl record album
Youth Of Today
MCA, 1982. Sealed
A novelty group if there ever was one, but they still had their day with the big hit "Pass the Dutchie", not that any of them were even old enough to know what they were singing about, or should have been. Beyond that track there's not a whole lot that's remarkable about their commercial ... LP, Vinyl record album
East Of The River Nile
Shanachie, 1978. New Copy (reissue)
One of Augustus Pablo's most classic records – from the title, to the cover, to the melodica-laden grooves within – prime Pablo with that ethereal sound that few other players could match on the instrument! The backings are warm and dubby – a perfect complement to the moody lead ... LP, Vinyl record album
Roots Of Dub
Clocktower/Jamaican Recordings (UK), 1974. New Copy
The Roots Of Dub from The Dub Master – the one-and-only King Tubby. That's pretty much all you need to hear to know that this album rumbles with floor shaking bass, thunderous reverb drops and chattering echo, nicing up the heavy duty rhythms laid down by the Aggrovators. Hail to the King! ... CD
Man From Bozrah
Kingston Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Seminal work from Tapper Zukie – a record that not only helped define a new chapter in reggae, but also went onto have an influence on the punk generation as well! The rhythms are awash in heavy dub, and Zukie speaks as much as he sings – swirling out in the echoey space with a quality ... LP, Vinyl record album
Reggae Archives (UK), 1985. New Copy
Unreleased material from Capital Letters – one of the better British reggae acts of the 80s, heard here in a set of tracks that have lain in the studio for decades! The record mixes core tracks and dubs up nicely – creating a relaxed vibe that really lets the rhythms sink in, and echo ... CD
Mango, 1982. Near Mint-
12-inch, Vinyl record
Trouble Town/Trouble Rockers
Harry J, 1977. Very Good+
12-inch, Vinyl record
Beloved, 1990s. Used
CD
Reggae Party
Polygram, 1999. Used
CD
Dubmission
Island/Quango, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used
CD
Repeat/Relativity, 1998. Used
An excellent late 90s dancehall compilation, that features a variety of artists and rhythms, unlike a lot of the monotonous collections that seem to make the rounds more often now. 13 tracks in all, with nice bouncing tracks by Bobby Digital, Steely & Clevie, Black Scorpio and others: Rayvon ... CD
Auralux (UK), 1979. Used
Great lost dubs from Mikey Dread, whose radio showed delivered the Jamaican roots message to both the initiated and those yet to be converted for years. Mighty dubs under Dread's direction, with an all star cast featuring Sly Dunbarm, Horsemouth Wallace, Santa Davis, Ranchie McLean, Robbie ... CD
Play On Mr Music/Dread Lion (10 inch single)
Rockashacka (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Heavy rhythms and soulful rootsy vocals from the vaults of Lee Scratch Perry – in the form of a legendary rare jam by the Upsetter Revue – featuring the Heptones, the Congos and Junior Murvin! "Play On Mr. Music" is an incredible side of Black Ark genius, circa '77, ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Man From Bozrah
Kingston Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
Seminal work from Tapper Zukie – a record that not only helped define a new chapter in reggae, but also went onto have an influence on the punk generation as well! The rhythms are awash in heavy dub, and Zukie speaks as much as he sings – swirling out in the echoey space with a quality ... CD
Words Of Wisdom
Joe Gibbs/17 North Parade, 1979. New Copy (reissue)
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. ... LP, Vinyl record album
17 North Parade, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)
The late night lover gets on the African Roots wagon and heads deep into Rasta territory with Joe Gibbs at the helm on this mid 70s gem! Dennis Brown was well established as a leading Lovers Rock and Jamaican soul singer by the time he cut this excellent roots effort for Joe Gibbs in the mid 70s, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Never Stop Fighting
Greensleeves, 1982. New Copy (reissue)
A great one from Johnny Osbourne – with Henry Junjo Lawes production and Roots Radics in the cuts – right up there with the best of their work together!! Never Stop Fighting came during a really strong period for all of the above, and it's rock solid mix of bright and breezy material, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Studio One/Rockashacka (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy
Some of the first great sounds to come from the legendary Studio One Records – an assortment of early rocksteady singles, including a fair bit of rare gems we've never heard before! These rocksteady tracks are the precursor to later reggae work from Jamaica – and show a strong ... LP, Vinyl record album
Get Wise
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1975. New Copy
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 ... CD
Get Wise
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mister Yellowman
Greensleeves, 1982. New Copy (reissue)
An early 80s dancehall classic from young Yellownman! Mister Yellowman is his first to be produced by Henry Junjo Lawes, and needless to say, it's a killer set – with Soldgie on the mix – top shelf rhythms provided by the Hi Times Band and Roots Radics. Jamaican deejay mastery: ... LP, Vinyl record album
Last Train To Skaville
Soul Jazz (UK), Mid/Late 60s. New Copy 2LP
We give up! Just when we thought the gravy train had stopped running, the last train to skaville pulls into the station with 16 jaunty numbers fusing ska and rocksteady with a healthy dose of Jamaican soul at the hands of Jackie Mittoo and the Soul Brothers under the guidance of Coxsone Dodd! ... LP, Vinyl record album
17 North Parade, 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 4 CDs
A mighty nice little box set of 80s & 90s Dennis Brown collaborative efforts – featuring the mid to late 80s Dennis Brown/Gregory Issaacs collabos Judge Not and No Contest – plus the early 90s Legit with Dennis, Freeddie McGregor & Cocoa Tea, and Hotter Flames by Dennis and ... CD
Mouseketeer
Greensleeves, 1984. New Copy (reissue)
A mid 80s classic from Eek-A-Mouse! The Mouse's creative peak really hit a high point just a couple years in the decade – and it kept going for quite while – including this steller record from '84. It's among Eek-A-Mouse's best albums ever – featuring the masterful backing of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Gee (France), 2014. New Copy
Go east of the river Nile with Soul Sugar – in a sweet instrumental that's got some very nice keyboard touches – and an overall trippy mode that takes us back to classic Agustus Pablo! The main cut is already plenty dubby – and the version really spaces out in a cool way – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Island (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs
Righteous roots music from the vaults of Island Records – a host of mid 70s killers that were arguably the style of reggae that the label did best! The vibe here is positive and progressive all the way through – and the set list mixes classics with some lesser-known gems, including a ... CD
Soul Jazz/Studio One (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP
It just doesn't stop! The heavyweight selectors at Soul Jazz brew up another chubby batch of blazing Studio One jams, delivering nothing but the classics this go 'round, just like the title says! Another chapter from Coxsone Dodd and crew showcasing the label and studio that laid the foundation ... LP, Vinyl record album
Girls Fiesta
Hot Milk (UK), 1978. New Copy
A girls fiesta that's swimming in dub – presented here by the legendary Ranking Dread – easily one of he most badass performers in reggae at the time! The record features some amazing production from Linval Thompson, who's really at the top of his game here – providing Dread with ... CD
17 North Parade, 1970s/1980s. New Copy
This one's for the ladies – The Ladies At Joe Gibbs, that is – featuring and sweet batch of classic-level numbers recorded at the legendary studios by Marcia Aitken, Althea, Christine, Dhaima and more. It's got a handful of treasures by "First Lady of Joe Gibbs" Marcia Aitken ... CD
 
Updated April 24, 2014


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