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✨✧ African Head ChargeEnvironmental Holes & Drastic Tracks – 1981 to 1986 (My Life In A Hole In The Ground/Environmental Studies/Drastic Season/Off The Beaten Tr ... CD
On-U Sound (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 5CD ... $32.99 34.99
Seminal sounds from the On-U Sound label – a set of albums that provides one of the most lasting illustration of the label's genius! African Head Charge work in this unique blend of Jamaican dub, British post-punk electronics, and some earthier textures that might be more at home in Brian ... read more CD

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Tony Aiken & FutureLiberation ... CD
Boom Shot, 2016. New Copy ... $14.99
You might remember Tony Aiken for his classic funk album Unity, from the 70s – and here, he's back again – after nearly 40 years away from the studio! The album's got a style that's a lot more reggae-influenced than before – maybe not totally a reggae record, given the other ... (Soul, Reggae) 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

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Black UhuruDub Factor ... CD
Mango/Island, 1983. New Copy ... $4.99 11.98
One of our top 10 dub albums of all time! This album bridges the gap between the the low-fi, down and dirty excursions of the 70's dub era, and the later high tech dub revolution brought on by On-U, Mad Professor and Jah Shaka. The rhythms here are all first rate, drawn mostly from their Chill Out ... read more CD

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Ken BootheBest Of Ken Boothe ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99
One of the most soulful voices in Jamaican music – presented here in a wonderful collection that includes some of Ken Boothe's early rocksteady material, then runs through his bigger famous cuts of the 70s! Ken wasn't nearly as big a hit over here as artists like Jimmy Cliff or Bob Marley, ... read more CD

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Dennis BovellDecibel – More Cuts And Dubs 1976-1983 ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Pressure Sounds does it again, with another fine collection of mighty, mighty dub! A much needed Blackbeard retrospective collecting 16 hard to get cuts from British dubmeister Dennis Bovell, rare dubs and instrumentals, plus a couple of outstanding vocal tracks from the man at the epicenter of ... read more CD
Also available Decibel – More Cuts And Dubs 1976-1983 ... LP 23.99

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Dennis BovellMek It Run ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Fresh dubs of rare tracks by Dennis Bovell – all redone recently, but with a vibe that's right up there with the best of classic Kingston! The package has a fascinating origin – in that Bovell had a recent medical ban on playing the bass, so decided to turn the clock back, dig up some ... read more CD
Also available Mek It Run ... LP 23.99

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Leslie Butler Plus 3We've Only Just Begun (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Federal/Dub Store (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A sweet piano album with a very groovy feel – one cut by Jamaican pianist Leslie Butler, but in a mode that's got this free-floating approach to jazz! The album features a small group – just Butler's quartet, with flute and tenor from Carlton Samuels – but there's this slightly ... (Jazz, Reggae) read more CD

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✨✧ Count Ossie & Mystic Revelation Of RastafariGrounation ... CD
Dub Store (Japan), 1972. New Copy 2 CDs ... $21.99 24.98
An amazing record, and one of the most spiritual, righteous sets to ever come from Jamaica in the 70s – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given that scene at the time! The vibe here is really rootsy, and almost more spiritual jazz than reggae – with lots of spare percussion from Count ... read more CD

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Earth & StoneKool Roots ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Great duo vocals from the team of Albert Bailey and Clifton Howell – recording here with some excellent rhythms from Sly & Robbie and the rest of the Channel One crew! The music is mostly mellow, with a stepping groove that works great for the harmonies of the pair – and there's a ... read more CD

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FrightnrsNothing More To Say ... CD
Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
The Frightnrs have plenty more to say here – and they say it in a really sharp-edged approximation of older rocksteady modes! The group are contemporary, but like the best acts on Daptone, they've got an instantly classic feel – thanks to instrumentation and production that take us ... read more CD

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✨✧ GladiatorsVirgin Collection (Trenchtown Mix Up/Proverbial Reggae/Naturality/Sweet So Till) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Caroline (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
A crowning achievement for The Gladiators – a fantastic vocal trio who spent early years working on a variety of different labels in Jamaica – then really burst forward with a tremendous sound on these four albums for Virgin Records in the late 70s! The trio were formed in the same ... read more CD

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Eric GrantCool At The Casa Montego ... CD
Federal/Dub Store, 1960. New Copy ... $11.99 18.98
Not the usual sort of reggae or rocksteady you might expect from the Jamaican scene in the 60s – but instead a brilliant set of jazz work that shows the roots of so many styles to come! The work here isn't straight jazz – as in an American mode – but the group does have a sextet ... read more CD

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Derrick HarriottDerrick Harriott's Rock Steady Party ... CD
Crystal/Dub Store (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
A Jamaican soul classic from Derrick Harriot – and a set that really points the way towards reggae sounds to come in the 70s! There's a spare, stripped-down brilliance here that's undeniable – a real focus on Derrick's amazing vocals on the key cuts, plus some contributions from other ... read more CD

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Lennie HibbertMoonlight Party ... CD
Beach/Dub Store (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Sweet jazzy instrumentals from Jamaica – mellow, moonlight numbers by vibes player Lennie Hibbert and an amazing group of Carribbean players – coming together beautifully on one of his earliest records as a leader! Coming in the early 60s, there's a wonderful Afro-Carribbean jazzy soul ... read more CD
Also available Moonlight Party ... LP 21.99

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Joe HiggsLife Of Contradiction ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
The striking debut album from one of the architects of reggae, a musician who cut precious few solo records in his lengthy tenure as the godfather of Jamaican music! A key figure behind the careers of reggae's mega stars like Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff, Higgs issued few albums and singles under ... read more CD
Also available Life Of Contradiction ... LP 17.99

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Joe HiggsUnity Is Power (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elevation/Pressure Sounds (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
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 more CD
Also available Unity Is Power ... LP 17.99

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✨✧ John HoltBest Of John Holt ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99
One of the greatest soul singers of the Jamaican scene – presented here in a 40 track set that covers nearly every one of his classics! John Holt got his start in a group soul mode – with The Paragons, who are featured on some of these cuts – where he really learned to open up ... read more CD

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Im & Dave/Jackie Mittoo/Lloyd WilliamsMoney Maker ... CD
Studio One, 1970. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
The album may not have been much of a Money Maker for Studio One Records – given that it's one of the rarest in their catalog – but it stands as a key illustration of the label's genius, and just how far away they were from most of their contemporaries! The set's a bit of a split ... read more CD

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Pat KellyBetter Get Ready (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jamaican Sound (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the sweetest voices in Jamaican music during the 70s – served up here in a mellow-stepping set of classics that Pat Kelly recorded with producer Bunny Lee! Pat's clearly got a strong influence from American sweet soul, but also comes across at a level that's maybe a bit more righteous ... read more CD
 
 



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