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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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✨✧ Glen BrownCheck The Winner – The Original Pantomine Instrumental Collection 1970 to 1974 ... CD
Greensleeves/Shanachie, Early 70s. Used ... $18.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Burning SpearCreation Rebel ... CD
Heartbeat/Studio One, 1960s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
If you're like us, you've probably been frustrated over the years at trying to find nicely remastered copies of many Studio One classics, which have been kicking around in one form or another for years and years, often seemingly out of print or available only on poor quality pressings. So we ... read more CD
(Out of print. Does not include the slipcase from the image.)

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Jimmy CliffHigher & Higher (with bonus track) ... CD
Island (Japan), 1996. Used ... $6.99
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
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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 DekkerBest Of Desmond Dekker ... CD
Trojan, 1960s/1970s. Used 2CD ... $14.99
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(Out of print.)

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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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✨✧ Clancy EcclesFreedom – The Anthology 1967 to 1973 ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
Choice late 60s and early 70s Jamaican soul from one of the originators of reggae! When Clancy Eccles decided to drop out of the music scene in the late 70s, Jamaican music lost one of its greatest performers and producers, but this compilation focuses on his earlier career, collecting loads of ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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 GriffithsCarousel ... CD
Mango, 1990. Used ... $0.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Derrick HarriottRiding The Roots Chariot ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of our favorites in the colossal reissue and compilation series put together by Pressure Sounds. Deep soulful roots cuts, all produced by Derrick Harriott, one of the finest producers of Jamaican music, with a feel that is at times reminiscent of some of the best soul cuts coming out of Motown ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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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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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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Jah CureCure ... CD
VP, 2015. Used ... $2.99
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(Barcode has some marker.)

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Jah LifeJah Life In Dub ... CD
Deeper Knowledge, Early 80s. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
A never-issued record from Jah Life – and one that stands with the best dub efforts from the time! The set features wicked rhythms from the Roots Radics band, recorded at Channel One – then mixed into sublime echoey territory by Scientist, with a style that's every bit as his own great ... read more CD
 
 



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