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✨✧ Jackie MittooWishbone ... LP
Summus/Light In The Attic, 1971. Very Good+ (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A sweet little set from organist Jackie Mittoo – one that has him stepping out nicely in all his best modes! Some tracks here are straight rocksteady instrumentals, but others get a bit of 70s funk in the mix – soaring out with a vibe that's almost like some of Alan Hawkshaw's organ work from the same time – in a groove that really makes this album stand out from some of Jackie's other ones! The production isn't as rough and ready as on the Studio One years – and there's a cleanly compressed sound that makes the funky tracks sound especially nice. Titles include "Groovy Spirit", "Wishbone", "Grand Funk", "Dry Wine", "Love Of Life", "Soul Bird", "Mother Funk", and "Right Track". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ VariousProud To Be Black – Rare Roots & Culture From Tapper Zukie's Stars Label 1976-1988 ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1970s/1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great set collecting excellent roots numbers produced by Tappa Zukie for his Stars imprint. While the Tappa's best known for his Dee Jay stylings, this awesome set casts some much needed light on his fat productions, voiced by the finest singers over rhythms laid down by the heaviest of the heavy. 18 tracks in all, including Ronnie Davis "Weak Heart", Horace Andy "(Stop Your) Brutality" and "Love Me Baby", the Palmer Brothers "Bow Down Babylon", Frankie Jones "Proud To Be Black", Cornell Campbell "Press Along Natty", Massive Dread "No More To Roar", the Vibes Tone "Leaders Of Black Country", the Mighty Diamonds "Morgan The Pirate" and Dennis Brown "Death Before Dishonour". CD
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase.)

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✨✧ VariousReal Authentic Reggae Volume 1 – Compiled By David Rodigan ... CD
BBE (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A breath of fresh air from top notch selector Dave Rodigan! BBE have never been slouches when recruiting compilers for their collections and mixes, and they keep up the pressure with this dynamite batch of reggae! Unlike so many of the other compilations you may have come across, this set goes the extra mile to pull together some tracks you don't have on half a dozen other discs, but all solid shots from start to finish, from heavy roots era numbers to bouncing modern sounds and easy, easy lovers jams! 20 choice cuts in all, including "Truth & Rights" by Ernest Wilson, "Keep That Light" by the Tamlins, "Deep InThe Dark" by Barrington Levy, "Ten Times Sweeter" by Winston Francis, "Turning Point" by Slim Smith, "My Girl" by Ini Kamoze, "Ghetto Man" by Roy Cousins & The Royals, "Stages In Life" by Dennis Brown, "Smile Orange Reggae" by the Crystalites, "Smile" by Suzanne Couch, "Let Them Talk" by Bitty McLean, "Chasing You" by Ronnie Davis, 'Love You Too Much" by ayne Wade and "Lead Us Father" by the African Brothers. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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CongosHeart Of The Congos (2LP deluxe edition) ... LP
17 North Parade/VP, 1976. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99
A classic slice of Jamaican roots! No collection of Lee Perry's work is complete without this chapter, which has been hard to get in spite of being reissued in a number of different formats. This version features a slight twist on the original cover art, but is an expanded double LP set with a bonus disc of later self-produced material. On the original album, recorded at the Black Ark in 1976, Cedric Mytton teams up with Roy Johnson on harmony vocals, with Lee Perry steering the Ark with a heavyweight supporting crew, for a true milestone in Jamaican music, and a classic of universal proportions. The second LP features material from 4 different sessions, all great, with tracks from the 1979 LPs Cvongo Ashanti and Image of Africa, the 1981 LP Face The Music and a couple of tracks from 1999. 22 tracks in all, including "Fisherman", "Congoman", "Open Up The Gate", "Children Crying", "La La Bam-Bam", "Can't Come In", "Sodom & Gomorrow", "The Wrong Thing", "ArkOf Covenant", "Don't Blame On I", "Solid Foundation", "Days Chasing Days", "Youth Man", "Only Jah Know", "Music Maker", "Stay Alive (ext)", "Problems", "Face The Music", "Enemy & Spy (ext)" and "Aaron & Moses (ext)". LP, Vinyl record album

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RevolutionariesDub Out Her Blouse & Skirt Vol 1 ... CD
Bond Export, 1979. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Late 70s dub from producer Donovan Germain – served up through a wicked batch of instrumentals from The Revolutionaries – who play here at their tripped-out best! The tunes have an offbeat feel that's different from more conventional dub – very little ties to any sort of initial song roots, with keyboard lines, moogy electronics, and other weird sounds that fly all over the place – while the rhythms are very deep, tight, and in the pocket – slow-stepping in heavy sonic space, with lots of nice splash around the drums! The original album was issued through Brooklyn's Keith Records – quite rare – and titles include "Ready To Dub", "Juliet's Delight", "Wisdom Dub", "So Much Dub", "Craven Park Dub", and "Don't Break This Dub". CD
Also available Dub Out Her Blouse & Skirt Vol 1 ... LP 18.99

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RevolutionariesDub Out Her Blouse & Skirt Vol 1 ... LP
Bond Export, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 20.98
Late 70s dub from producer Donovan Germain – served up through a wicked batch of instrumentals from The Revolutionaries – who play here at their tripped-out best! The tunes have an offbeat feel that's different from more conventional dub – very little ties to any sort of initial song roots, with keyboard lines, moogy electronics, and other weird sounds that fly all over the place – while the rhythms are very deep, tight, and in the pocket – slow-stepping in heavy sonic space, with lots of nice splash around the drums! The original album was issued through Brooklyn's Keith Records – quite rare – and titles include "Ready To Dub", "Juliet's Delight", "Wisdom Dub", "So Much Dub", "Craven Park Dub", and "Don't Break This Dub". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dub Out Her Blouse & Skirt Vol 1 ... CD 12.99

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VariousGlory, Dominion, Power, Majesty: Half Moon Productions ... LP
PK/Half Moon (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $25.99
The folks at Honest Jon's and PK have done it again! Scoring another reggae reissue coup by digging a little deeper and coming up with the goods: a batch of nice tracks from the 70s and early 80s heyday of the Toronto-based reggae label Half Moon Productions, when it played host to stars like Augustus Pablo, Stranger Cole, Johnny Osbourne and Leroy Sibbles, as well as a handful of lesser known local ringers, too. Producer Oswald Creary and the Super 8 Corporation house band may not exactly be household names to even the most die-hard fan, but then we never really were about household names here at Dusty, and neither are the selectors over at Honest Jon's. Like his contemporary Lloyd Bullwackie Barnes, Creary and crew crafted a batch of heavy, deep modern roots, with the cream collected here, 17 tracks in all: Joe Higgs "Creation", Stranger Cole "Freedom, Justice & Equality", Super 8 Corporation "Freedom Version" and "Free Version", Louis O'Connor "Lonely & Black", Pluggy Satchmo "What Rasta Say" and "23rd Psalm", Rothadam "Sampson", OJ "Things Felt Right", The Blenders "Why Did You Run Away?", Dill Smith "Set Me Free", Stranger Cole & Jah Levi "I'm Living", Bongo Ossie & The Moonlights "Black Society", Johnny Osbourne "Danger In Your Eyes", Bingi Kicks & G.Campbell "Sky Jack", Leroy Sibbles & The Otravis Band "Skyjacking Version" and Carl Dawkins "Luv Is Needed". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPunky Reggae Party – New Wave Jamaica 1975-1980 ... CD
Trojan, Mid 70s-Early 80s. Used ... $16.99
It seems the international impact of reggae ebbs and flows, and when young British punk rocker's latched onto the militant message coming from the island's roots movement, it picked up for a time. This compilation highlights some of the numbers that went over big with that generation, and makes a great set, even if you ignore the overriding theme. Two CDs filled with solid, solid roots, rock and reggae including Scratch's "White Belly Rat" and "City Too Hot", John Holt's "Up Park Camp", Marley's "Natural Mystic", The Heptones "Cool Rasta", Junior Delgado "Sons Of Slaves", Prince Far I "Under Heavy Manners", Althea & Donna "Uptown Ranking", Linval Thompson "I Love Marijuana", Mikey Dread "Barber Saloon", Bim Sherman "Lightning & Thunder", Vin Gordon "Liquid Horns", Prince Jammy "Throne Of Blood" and Dennis Brown "Money In My Pocket". CD
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase.)

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✨✧ King TubbyDub From The Roots ... LP
Clocktower, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Wicked dub from mighty King Tubby – a set of reworked sounds from cuts by Jackie Edwards, Johnny Clarke, John Holt, Horace Andy, and others – all given some heavy-bottomed touches by Tubby! The tracks are all instrumentals, with plenty of bass bubbling in an echoey pit – mixed with organ, drums, and especially nice guitar that often glides out highest in the mix – with a slightly cleaner feel than other instrumentation. Titles include "Double Cross", "African Roots", "Iyahta", "Dub From The Roots", "Hijack The Barber", "Invasion", and "Dub Of A Woman". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ScientistDub Album They Didn't Want You To Hear ... CD
Jah Life, Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Classic level Scientist dubs from the end of the 70s/dawn of the 80s – cut at Channel 1 with backing by the Roots Radics Band – and Jah Life sitting on the production and arrangements! We don't know why anyone wouldn't want you to hear it, but The Dub Album They Didn't Want You To Hear was cut as a dub companion Flick Wilson's School Days LP, and it's really strong stuff – hard to believe that languished unreleased for the next couple of decades. There's a raw, wollopling clap on the percussion tip, and the rhythmic sensibility is pretty heavy in general – balanced nicely by lightly vamping guitars, keyboards that range from soulful to spacey, and an echoey atmosphere that's tripped out just enough. Includes "Jah Turn The Dub", "My Lady's Dub", "Yallas Dub", "Slave Master Dub", "Where Wicked Gonna Dub", "Facts Of Dub", "I Don't Mind Dub", "Don't Give Up Your Culture Dub", "Rockers Dub" and "School Days Dub". CD

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✨✧ ScientistDub Album They Didn't Want You To Hear ... LP
Jah Life, Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Classic level Scientist dubs from the end of the 70s/dawn of the 80s – cut at Channel 1 with backing by the Roots Radics Band – and Jah Life sitting on the production and arrangements! We don't know why anyone wouldn't want you to hear it, but The Dub Album They Didn't Want You To Hear was cut as a dub companion Flick Wilson's School Days LP, and it's really strong stuff – hard to believe that languished unreleased for the next couple of decades. There's a raw, wollopling clap on the percussion tip, and the rhythmic sensibility is pretty heavy in general – balanced nicely by lightly vamping guitars, keyboards that range from soulful to spacey, and an echoey atmosphere that's tripped out just enough. Includes "Jah Turn The Dub", "My Lady's Dub", "Yallas Dub", "Slave Master Dub", "Where Wicked Gonna Dub", "Facts Of Dub", "I Don't Mind Dub", "Don't Give Up Your Culture Dub", "Rockers Dub" and "School Days Dub". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousStudio One DJs ... LP
Soul Jazz/Studio One (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Another great Studio One collection from the folks at Soul Jazz, this time highlighting the DeeJays! While heavyweights like Big Youth & U Roy never voiced tracks for the groundbreaking label, there's no shortage of first class toasting on this selection, and it's Studio One, so you know the rhythms are hot! Dennis Alcapone, Dillinger and Prince Jazzbo all come hard with tracks like "Power Version" and "Natty Kung Fu", and there's a few sweet numbers by less well known names like Prince Francis & Jah Jesco, plus a nice slice of history with Count Machuki's "More Scorcha". 16 burning tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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