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


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Horace AndyFeel Good All Over – Anthology 1970-1976 ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
Okay. . .okay, there may be a few other singers we like to hold up as our favorite (like Jimmy Cliff), but for real, Horace Andy's at the top of the heap. Maybe it's because we're from Chicago and have a soft spot for sweet falsetto a la Eugene Record or Curtis Mayfield, though we'd never claim ... read more CD

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Horace AndyGet Wise ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
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 more CD
Also available Get Wise ... LP 16.99

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Jimmy CliffHigher & Higher (with bonus track) ... CD
Island (Japan), 1996. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A mid 90s comeback effort from the mighty Jimmy Cliff – not that he ever reallly left us for long – but a comeback in that it's is first in decades for Island Records, home to his most legendary records of the late 60s and 70s! It's got a handful of covers and new versions of past ... read more CD
Also available Higher & Higher (with bonus track) ... CD 6.99

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Count OssieTales Of Mozambique (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dynamic Sounds/Soul Jazz (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
One of the hippest sets ever issued during the roots reggae wave of the 70s – and one of the most spiritual, too! The album's got a very special acoustic vibe at the core – earthy drumming that goes back to a pan-African tradition, these beautiful acoustic basslines that link the music ... read more CD
Also available Tales Of Mozambique (with bonus tracks & download) ... LP 26.99

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Desmond DekkerBlack & Dekker – The Complete Stiff Recordings 1980 to 1983 (Black & Dekker/Compass Point/bonus tracks) ... CD
Stiff/Pressure Drop (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $8.99
The complete Stiff Records work of Desmond Dekker – served up here on two albums, plus bonus tracks too! First up is Black & Dekker – surprisingly great later work from the legendary Desmond Dekker – a set that should have been a sloppy cash-in during the ska revival, but ... read more CD

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Dillinger Vs TrinityClash ... CD
Burning Sounds (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A classic album in the "clash" style of the late 70s – in which two different reggae artists go head to head from track to track on a record – yet a set that also feels a lot more unified than the rest, almost as if Trinity and Dillinger support each other strongly, and only ... read more CD

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EthiopiansEngine 54 ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $7.99
A rocksteady classic from The Ethiopians – but a set that also has plenty more going on as well! The duo work here as a Jamaican counterpart to American soul groups – one of the first and best to hit the Kingston scene – but they also open themselves up to lots of other ideas in ... read more CD

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Marcia GriffithsPlay Me Sweet & Nice (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
The first solo set from Jamaica's first lady of song, who had a storied career long before this set dropped, both at Studio One and as one half of the dynamic duo of Bob & Marcia. Pure soulful sweetness meets easy rocking niceness on this fab set of lover's rock produced by Lloyd Charmers, and ... read more CD

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Jerry HarrisI'm For You – I'm For Me ... CD
Wackie's/Deeper Knowledge, 1982. New Copy ... $8.99
One of the hippest records on the early 80s run from Wackie's – a righteous set that's got plenty of bass stepping at the bottom, and lots of weird instrumental touches on the top! The album's got a head-nodding sort of spirit – very relaxed, but never in a sloppy way – with a ... read more CD
Also available I'm For You – I'm For Me ... LP 18.99

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Harry J All StarsLiquidator ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $9.99
One of our favorite Trojan Records albums of all time – a sweet set of Hammond-heavy instrumentals from the Harry J All-Stars – with a great groove that links the sound of Kingston with the soul styles of Booker T & The MGs! The organ is wonderful throughout – maybe like the ... read more CD

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HeptonesNight Food (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Island (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $15.99
Seminal sounds from The Heptones – and a record that really helped the older trio style of Jamaican music find a new home in the 70s roots reggae years! The vocals here are every bit as much in harmony heaven as reggae trios from a few years before – but there's also a tighter, more ... read more CD

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HeptonesNight Food/Party Time ... CD
Island (Japan), 1976/1977. New Copy ... $9.99
CD set combining the classic 70s Heptones sides Night Food and Party Time, two of the band's strongest records! The first set was cut at Harry J's, and is a bit more produced than some of their earlier sides, but has some great vocal harmonies and updates of awesome Studio One rhythms, which ... read more CD

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Justin Hines & The DominoesJezebel/Just In Time ... CD
Island (Japan), 1976/1978. New Copy ... $9.99
A nice heavy platter from former Treasure Isle star Justin Hinds and his backing group the Dominos, with a double helping of rootsy goodness! Both of the albums on this set feature production by Jack Ruby and the backing of the Black Disciples band – with Robbie Shakespeare, Horsemouth ... read more CD

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✨✧ John HoltBefore The Next Tear Drop (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Kingston Sounds (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Stunning soul from the great John Holt – the Jamaican singer who first rose to fame in the Paragons, then cut his "volts" series of albums in the early 70s – and was still going strong by the time of this great set! Holt brings an older style of Jamaican soul – one ... read more CD

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Icebreakers & The Mighty DiamondsPlanet Mars Dub ... CD
Virgin/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $9.99
A Mighty Diamonds album at the core, but one that often pushes the group's vocals off to the side – to allow for plenty of dubby interplay in the instrumentation! The real stars of the set are a Compass Point lineup with drums by Sly Dunbar and horns by Tommie McCook – all mixed and ... read more CD

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IjahmanAre We A Warrior/Haile I Hymn ... CD
Island (Japan), 1978/1979. New Copy ... $9.99
2 great lost roots albums from the underrated Ijahman Levi! At the cusp of the 80s he appeared poised to achieve the level of dominance over the Jamaican scene like Burning Spear held in the early 70s, only to leave us with these 2 monumental recordings and labor quietly for the rest of his career. ... read more CD

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In CrowdMan From New Guinea ... CD
Mango (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the lesser-known Jamaican acts to record for Island Records during their big reggae years of the 70s – but a great one too, and well worth discovering through this overlooked gem! The album's the group's second (of two) – and has this great laidback approach to roots – ... read more CD

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Gregory IsaacsSlum In Dub ... CD
Burning Sounds/Secret (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99
Gregory Isaacs' name is on the cover – but the dub component here means that there's maybe a bit less vocals in the mix – as the album's the dub companion to Gregory's late 70s classic Cool Ruler! This set is much more focused on the excellent instrumental work – laid down by the ... read more CD

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Kiddus IRockers – Graduation In Zion 1978 to 1980 ... CD
Dub Store (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
A much-needed collection of work from singer Kiddus I – best known to global audiences for his performance at the start of the film Rockers – but an artist well worth discovering at a deeper level! Kiddus is a hell of a vocalist – one with a sharper tone than most reggae singers ... read more CD

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Bunny Lee & FriendsNext Cut – Dub Plates, Rare Sides, & Unreleased Cuts ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $9.99 16.98
A wealth of rare tracks from the archives of Jamaican producer Bunny "Striker" Lee – tracks pulled from one-off dubplates mixed direct from the studio, and other unreleased tracks pulled from never-heard master tapes too! The music here definitely lives up to Lee's production ... read more CD

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