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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 – lots of slow-stepping rhythms, and instrumentation that's every bit as top-shelf as the bigger Island acts of the time – but with a more open, loose vibe in the approach to songwriting. There's a slight jazzy current in the music – very slight, but somewhere in the phrasing, which gives the music a warmly soulful vibe that's really wonderful – but all without ever being commercial at all. Titles include "Marcus Garvey's Back in Town", "Man From New Guinea", "His Majesty Is Coming", "Back A Yard", "We Play Reggae", and "Little Dread". 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 Revolutionaries, with rhythms from Sly & Robbie, and keyboards from Ansel Collins – all mixed beautifully by a young Prince Jammy, at King Tubby's studio! The use of echo and odd electric bits at the edges is completely sublime – and titles include "Slum", "Reform Institution", "Tam Tam", "Leaving", "Public Eyes", and "Leggo Beast". CD

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Itals/YellowmanIn A Dis Ya Time/Operation Eradication/Harbour View Rock (inst) ... 12-inch
VP, Early 80s/Late 80s. New Copy ... $2.99 6.98
A lengendary, melodic rootsy original number by Itals – with a masterful riddim used to brilliant effect by Yellowman on the flip! "In A Dis Ya Time" by Itals is a killer tune with achingly soulful vocals, and rhythm that's taking to a deeper level by unforgettable little bit of piano in the opening seconds. Beautiful stuff – and it makes for a choice backdrop for Yellowman on the classic "Operation Eradication". This great 12" also includes the "Harbour Vew Rock" instrumental as a closer. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Horace AndyIn The Light ... CD
17 North Parade, 1977. New Copy ... About February 15, 2016
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Horace AndyIn The Light ... LP
17 North Parade, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... About February 15, 2016
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Horace AndyIn The Light Dub ... LP
17 North Parade, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... About February 15, 2016
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African Head ChargeOff The Beaten Track (with download) ... LP
On-U Sound (UK), 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
The title and cover definitely get the vibe of the record right – as African Head Charge continue to go off the beaten track with their unique blend of sounds! In the generation before downtempo, these guys were pretty darn unique – and key forerunners in blending together rootsy elements, dubby production, and some very sweet electronics and effects, too – all in a mode that's inspired by Jamaican originals, but taken to much headier territory in the hands of Adrian Sherwood. Titles include "Off The Beaten Track", "Some Bizarre", "Belinda", "Language & Mentality", "Throw It Away", "Conspiring", "Release The Doctor", "Down Under Again", and "Over The Sky". LP, Vinyl record album
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Gladstone Gladdy AndersonGlad Sounds ... LP
Merritone/Dub Store (Japan), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 26.99
Sweet instrumental sounds from pianist Gladdy Anderson – working here with superb backings from Lynn Taitt & The Jets – who step back a bit to let the piano take the lead on most numbers! The style is rocksteady, but a nicely laidback version of the groove, too – so that Anderson's work on the keys tinkles beautifully over the top, while Taitt underscores some of the better elements with his deeper guitar lines – all recorded with a sense of pacing and use of echo that makes the whole album nice and trippy throughout! Titles include "Intensified 68", "Chances", "If I Only Had Time", "ABC Rocksteady", "Love Me Forever", and "Ride Me Donkey". LP, Vinyl record album

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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 Andy hasn't got his own thing going on. In any case, his sweet soulful vocals bless a lot of wonderful tracks on this 2CD anthology of his earlier years . You get awhopping 46 tracks on this 2CD compilation focusing on 1970-1976, produced by Phil Pratt, Bunny Lee and others. Includes "I Feel Good All Over", "Lonely Woman", "You Are My Angel", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Rain From The Skys", "Dream Lover", "Riding For A Fall", "Can I Change Your Mind", "My Guiding Star", "Psalm 68", "The Love Of A Woman", "Nice And Easy", "Get Wise", "True Love Shines Bright" and many 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 interesting male soul vocalists of the east coast scene of the time – particularly those at the higher end of the spectrum. Horace lilts up and down beautifully – over grooves recorded at Channel One, Black Ark, Dynamic Sound, and Randys – on titles that include "Roots Of All Evil", "Sexy Jean", "Let Your Teardrops Fall", "Get Wise", "Today Youth", "Feel Good", "Eighty Percent Badness", and "I Don't Want To Be Outside". CD
Also available Get Wise ... LP 16.99

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Horace AndyGet Wise ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 17.98
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 interesting male soul vocalists of the east coast scene of the time – particularly those at the higher end of the spectrum. Horace lilts up and down beautifully – over grooves recorded at Channel One, Black Ark, Dynamic Sound, and Randys – on titles that include "Roots Of All Evil", "Sexy Jean", "Let Your Teardrops Fall", "Get Wise", "Today Youth", "Feel Good", "Eighty Percent Badness", and "I Don't Want To Be Outside". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Get Wise ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ VariousStudio One Roots Vol 2 ... LP
Soul Jazz/Studio One (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
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 follow up to the first Studio One Roots set digs up a fiery batch of rootical knowledge, delivered by the cream of the Studio One crop, and includes loads of hard to get numbers, including a few that have been previously unreleased. And as usual, packaging and annotation are first class. 19 numbers in all, including Willie Williams & the Soul Dimension "Jah Righteous Plan", Cedric Im Brooks "Satta" and "Full Time", Ken Boothe & Joe Higgs "A Message Of Old", Devon Russell "Jah Hold The Key", Vin Gordon "Babylon Rock", the Gladiators "Talawah", Prince Lincoln "True Experience", Joseph Hill "Behold The Land", Winston Matthews "Sun IS Shining", Count Ossie & The Zion All Stars "Holy Mount Zion" and Tommy McCook & The Discosonics "Tenor On The Call". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousStudio One Women ... LP
Soul Jazz/Studio One (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Ahh yes!! Not only is this latest installment in the unstoppable Studio One series on Soul Jazz up to par with the earlier sets, it pushes the whole vibe up a notch with one of the most distinctive collections of material yet! You may not imagine that with the women theme, but the breadth of material here is matched by its depth and overall badness. Whether it's smoldering rocksteady cuts, heavy roots era material or more modern jams, this collection digs up the finest and fattest numbers voiced by women for Coxsone Dodd. 16 numbers in all, including "A Deh Pon Dem" and "King Street" by the Soulettes, "My Man" and "I Am In Love" by Jennifer Lara, "Tell Me Now" by Marcia Griffiths, "Give Love Another Try" by Claudette McLean, "Dream Land" by Della Humphrey, "War No Right" by Denise Darlington, "I'm Just A Girl" by Hortense Ellis, and "You A Fool Boy" and "No Bother With No Fuss" by Angela Prince. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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