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


Kingston Sounds (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
LP (CD)
Wonderful work from Bunny Lee's famous Agro Sounds studios – one of the smaller forces on the Kingston scene at the end of the 60s, but one of the most powerful as well! Bunny borrowed a fair bit of influence from the UK scene, and brought it back home to Jamaica – where he fused a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rockers At King Tubby's
Jamaican Recordings (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
Sublime instrumental sounds from the legendary Augustus Pablo – a musician unlike anyone else who ever came from Jamaica – or the rest of the world for that matter too! Pablo's chosen instrument is the melodica – that cool keyboard that you blow and play at the same time – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
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
Shalom Dub
Jamaican Recordings (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
The dub LP from King Tubby & The Aggrovators – 1975's Shalom Dub, mixed at King Tubby's and produced by Bunny Striker Lee. A bit of an overlooked set of dubs, generally not highly regarded or really even acknowledged on the same level as other Tubby dub sets of the era, but the hazy ... 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
Mango, 1982. Near Mint-
12-inch, Vinyl record
Strip Tease
VP, 2004. Used
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
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
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), 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 Rebels
Trojan, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
Shanachie, 1975. Used
Truly one of the most essential reggae albums of all time, and without a doubt one of our top dub albums. While we may be known for our hyperbolic comments on LPs here at Dusty, this album is very much deserving of the praise, and if you don't own it, you need to. Basically a collection of dubs ... CD
VP, 1980s. Used 2CD
Who would have imagined the Casio could sound so great! Lloyd Jammy James showcases his right to the throne established by King Tubby, his mentor, on this massive collection of the sound of modern reggae that he pioneered in the early 80s. 20 groundbreaking numbers that ushered in the digital age ... CD
Sanctuary (UK), 1970s. Used
CD
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
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
Beloved, 1990s. Used
CD
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
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
Trouble Town/Trouble Rockers
Harry J, 1977. Very Good+
12-inch, Vinyl record
Babylon The Bandit
Elektra, 1985. Very Good+
Titles include "Sugar Daddy", "Don't Be Afraid", "Love Walks Out", "Blessed Is The Man", "Kick That Habit", and "Save Black Music". ... LP, Vinyl record album
Living In The Flood
Melankolic, 2002. Used
A more recent effort from Horace Andy, with his delicate voice couched in some heavy tracks, that have the punch of modern production values with an eye towards the sound of classic roots. While many vocalists have suffered in attempts to update their sound, Andy sounds great in this setting, and ... CD
Virgin (France), 1970s/1980s/1990s. Very Good 2LP
A tasty little set that combines classic tracks from the golden years of reggae with some of the strongest and most soulful newer material of the past few years! There's a total of 20 tracks in all, and titles include "Be Thankful" by Bunny Rugs, "Acid" by Royal Fam with Mighty ... LP, Vinyl record album
Only A Woman
Shanachie (Canada), 1982. Near Mint-
LP, Vinyl record album
Explorer, 2004. Very Good
7-inch, Vinyl record
Reggae Party
Polygram, 1999. 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
Roadrunner, 1996. Used
CD
Dubmission
Island/Quango, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used
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
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
 
Updated April 21, 2014


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