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Horace AndyIn The Light (plus In The Light Dub) ... CD
Hungry Town/17 North Parade, 1977. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Horace Andy's holding an acoustic guitar on the cover, but the record's got some searing electric lines in the mix – really bringing this sharp edge to the already-great rhythms behind Andy's famous vocals! Horace is one of the few cats who can sing in the higher end of the vocal register, yet still come across with a totally badass vibe – thanks partly to the righteous message in his lyrics, and the hip-tripping grooves on the tracks – which could make just about any element sound great, and only reinforce the greatness of the Horace Andy style! The album's a stone classic, and for good reason – and titles include "Leave Rasta", "Do You Love My Music", "Hey There Woman", "Government Land", "Problems", "In The Light", and "Collie Herb". CD also includes the seminal In The Light Dub – one of those cases where a dub album contains all the brilliance of the original set around which it was based – yet comes across with a completely different sound altogether! The original record was focused strongly on the soulful currents of Horace Andy's voice – but the dub set is predominantly instrumental, which buries a bit of the political message in the lyrics – yet seems to paint the same sort of social pictures with the power of its sounds – a rich palette of rhythms, electronics, and effects – often with a darkness that's unspeakable in words, but incredibly powerful at a sonic level. Titles include "Dub There", "Government Dub", "Rasta Dub", "Fever Dub", "Dub The Light", "Dub Down Rome", and "I & I". CD

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Burning SpearLive In Paris – Zenith 88 ... LP
Slash, 1988. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Dr AlimantadoBest Dressed Chicken In Town ... LP
Greensleeves (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
Full strength roots from Dr Aminatado! In a perfect world, this album would need no introduction from us – it's classic caliber to say the least! For those yet to visit the doctor, this is the perfect perscription –in which Dr Alimantado and Lee Scratch Perry lead you through a top tier side of funky Black Ark reggae with the heavy murky Perry touch and some mad Dee Jay stylings from the best dressed chicken in town. 10 cuts, including the awesome title track, plus "Just The Other Day", "Gimme Mi Gun", "I Killed The Barber", "Unitone Skank", "Can't Conquer Natty Dreadlocks", "Ride On", "I Shall Fear No Evil". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Noel EllisNoel Ellis ... LP
Light In The Attic, 1983. Near Mint- Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99
Light In The Attic keep it rocking with another bad and bold installment in their reissue series highlighting the music of the West Indian-Candian diaspora! Noel Ellis is the sun of Studio One crooner Alton Ellis, and he carries on the family tradition in fine, soulful style with this north of the border batch of mighty, mighty roots. The album's production is stark and spare, with a group that featured Jamaican heavies like Johnny Osbourne, Jackie Mittoo and Willi Williams alongside some tight locals, complementing Ellis' vocals perfectly on lengthy numbers that finish out with just the right kiss of dubby touches. 6 numbers in all, including "To Hail Salassie", "Stop Your Fighting", "Rocking Universally", "Marcus Garvey","Dance With Me", and "Memories". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ VariousTriple Spin 3 ... LP
VP, 1998. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker.)

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Aggrovators & RevolutionariesGuerilla Dub (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Burning Sounds (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 19.99
A dub album as powerful as the image on its cover – mixed to perfection by Ossie Hibbert, with a nearly sci-fi blend of darkness and electricity! The core tracks were laid down by the Aggrovators and Revolutionaries at King Tubby's studio in Kingston – but it really seems to be Hibbert who makes the real magic here – knowing just when to let the right sounds space out, then cut them off before they take over the groove – which leaves the whole thing able to bad-step around in a sublime blend of bass, drums, guitar, and horns! Titles include "Ethiopian Dub", "Guerilla Dub", "Swapo Dub", "Garvey Dub", "Malcolm X Dub", "Martin Luther Dub", "Paul Bogle Dub", and "PLA Dub". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousRandy's Studio 17 Sessions 1969 to 1976 ... CD
Voice Of Jamaica (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A killer collection of cuts recorded at the legendary Randy's Studio 17 – located at 17 North Parade in Kingston – an address you might recognize from its recent use for a great series of reissues! This set goes right back to the heart of the Randy's sound – and brings together fantastic cuts from a point when the Jamaican scene was really brimming over with soul – great vocalists shaking off the styles of ska and rocksteady, really hitting their stride as the international attention for reggae was starting to bloom. The vocals are great – still very much influenced by American soul, but really finding a power that's all their own – a deeper current of righteousness than you would have heard in Jamaican music a few years before. Most cuts were recorded and arranged by Bunny Striker Lee – sometimes pulled together as a criss-crossing of work from different sessions – and backings are by Lynn Taitt & The Jets, The Aggrovators, or Bobby Aitkin & The Carib Beats. Titles include "I'm Still Waiting" by Delroy Wilson, "Candida" by Owen Grey, "When A Boy Is In Love" by Pat Kelly, "The Tide Is High" by John Holt, "Mr Chatterbox" by Bob Marley, "You Send Me" by Pat Kelly, "Sunny Side Of The Sea" by Slim Smith, "Do It My Way" by Eric Morris, "Let The Power Fall On I" by Max Romeo, "Got To Come Back" by Ronnie Davis, "Walk Through This World" by Doreen Schaeffer, and "You Have Caught Me Baby" by Johnny Clarke. CD features 2 bonus tracks too! CD

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African Head ChargeDrastic Season (with bonus download) ... LP
On-U Sound (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
A record so cool, it's practically a genre unto itself – and a set that's a key part of the On-U Sound approach of the 80s! The group draw initial influence from 70s Jamaican dub, but never hold to just the roots of that music – and instead explode into a huge range of odd sounds and styles that really mark their role in the UK post-punk scene of the time. There's loads of odd noise, weird effects, and plenty more going on here – interacting with rootsy percussion, keyboards, and plenty of heavy basslines – on titles that include "Timbuktu Express", "I Want Water", "Bazaar", "African Hedge Hog", "Depth Charge", "Fruit Market", "Snake In The Hole", and "Many Generations". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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African Head ChargeEnvironmental Studies (with download) ... LP
On-U Sound (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
Brilliant sounds from the On-U side of the universe – one of those key records that forever helped establish the production talents of Adrian Sherwood – and the unique blend of music he had to offer! The group here are a key part of the music – their blend of exotic percussion, melodica, guitar, and other sonic elements – but the record also features interesting contributions from post-punk/avant figures Steve Beresford and Nick Plytas, who come together in Sherwood's sonic blend with a beautiful mix of dark sounds, global elements, and lots of dubby echo! Titles include "Beriberi", "Snakeskin Tracksuit", "High Protein Snack", and "Breeding Space". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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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 influences that Tony brings to bear – but a style that's definitely Jamaican overall, especially in the rhythms! The project features a big number of guests – as you can probably guess from the images on the front cover – all given a soulful spirit by Tony's lead. Package lists no song titles at all – but there are 10 tracks total. (Soul, Reggae) CD

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Roland AlphonsoABC Rocksteady ... CD
Gay Feet/Dub Store (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A great showcase for the instrumental talents of Jamaican saxophonist Roland Alphonso – one of the key players who helped transform the sound of the scene in the 60s! But despite Roland's name on the front, the album's more of a group affair overall – directed by Boris Gardinier, and also featuring wicked rocksteady work from Lyn Taitt on guitar and Aubrey Adams on Hammond – both musicians who get almost as much time in the spotlight as Alphonso himself! Titles include a nice noisy take on the Booker T & The MGs tune "Hip Hug Her" – plus "Narata", "Pure Soul", "Wild & Free", "Little Nut Tree", "That's Life", "Sad Song", and "ABC Rocksteady". CD
Also available ABC Rocksteady ... LP 21.99

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Roland AlphonsoABC Rocksteady ... LP
Gay Feet/Dub Store (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
A great showcase for the instrumental talents of Jamaican saxophonist Roland Alphonso – one of the key players who helped transform the sound of the scene in the 60s! But despite Roland's name on the front, the album's more of a group affair overall – directed by Boris Gardinier, and also featuring wicked rocksteady work from Lyn Taitt on guitar and Aubrey Adams on Hammond – both musicians who get almost as much time in the spotlight as Alphonso himself! Titles include a nice noisy take on the Booker T & The MGs tune "Hip Hug Her" – plus "Narata", "Pure Soul", "Wild & Free", "Little Nut Tree", "That's Life", "Sad Song", and "ABC Rocksteady". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available ABC Rocksteady ... CD 18.99

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Bob AndyFriends ... LP
I Anka, 1983. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small peeld spot in one corner.)

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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 17.99

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✨✧ Horace AndyGet Wise ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99
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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