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Horace AndyIn The Light Dub ... LP
Hungry Town/17 North Parade, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 16.98
One of those rare 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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Cornell Campbell/Spragga BenzRope In/Jump Up And Swear (voc, version) ... 12-inch
Stone Love, 1993. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Labels have some marker.)

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Toots HibbertToots In Memphis ... CD
Mango, 1988. Used ... $3.99
Legendary Toots & The Maytals singer Toots Hibbert meets legendary Memphis producer Jim Dickinson – and the best session players that city has to offer! Toots was always reverent of greatest southern soul, so this effort is anything but forced. Toots tackles material by Otis Redding, Al Green, James Carr and others for on this sweet set – played with admirable restraint by a group of musicians who could really accomplish anything. 10 tracks in all: "I've Got To Remember", "Knock On Wood", "Love And Happiness", "Love Attack", "Hard To Handle", "Love The Rain", "It's A Shame", "Precious, Precious", "Freedom Train" and "See It My Way". CD
(Original pressing.)

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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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Dr AlimantadoBest Dressed Chicken In Town ... LP
Greensleeves (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... About March 15, 2016 (delayed)
In a perfect world, this album would need no introduction from us. Granted, most of you out there are hip to this, but for those that aren't, let the good Doctor and Scratch Perry get you open on this classic, classic 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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✨✧ African Head ChargeMy Life In A Hole In The Ground (with download) ... LP
On-U Sound (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Seminal sounds from the On-U Sound label – and a record that perhaps 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 Eno's "fourth world" series – a masterful blend handled by producer Adrian Sherwood, who's still at the height of his power here – and works with percussion from Bonjo I, melodica from Doctor Pablo, saxes from Deadly Headly, and some nice echoey drums from Mus'come and AV Scott. Lizard provides the heavy bass – and cuts include "Elastic Dance", "Stone Charge", "Hole in the Roof", and "Crocodile Shoes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
 
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Trevor AfricanMy Dream Girl (voc, version) ... 12-inch
Good Things In Life, 1990s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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Laurel AitkenLive At Club Ska ... CD
Trojan, 2002. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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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
Get Wise ... CD 11.99

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Horace AndyGet Wise ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1975. Used ... $11.99
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". CD
(Includes original slipcase.)
Also available
Get Wise ... CD 14.99
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
Get Wise ... CD 11.99

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India Arie & Supercat/Beenie ManVideo (Remix) (album, inst, acapella)/Bad Man Bizness (album, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Fubu, 2001. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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African Head ChargeDrastic Season (with bonus download) ... LP
On-U Sound (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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 ChargeOff The Beaten Track (with download) ... LP
On-U Sound (UK), 1986. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ Dennis AlcaponeForever Version ... LP
Studio One (Jamaica), 1971. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Seminal dee jay work from Dennis Alcapone, bragging, toasting and boasting over a choice batch of Brentford Road rhythms rendered by Coxsone Dodd and his Studio One crew! These early cuts helped put dee jaying on the map alongside the work of other earlier microphone fiends, with Alcapone's rough and ready approach leading the way for generations to come! Unstoppably rocking cuts, including 'Run Run", "Riddle I This", "Baby Version", "Version I Can Feel", "Baby Wy Version", "Dancing Version", "Sweet Talking Version", and "Version You To The Ball". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing with black text and KK Mastering etch.)

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✨✧ VariousReggae Sunsplash 81 – A Tribute To Bob Marley ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1982. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A mighty mighty tribute to the great Bob Marley – served up here by a host of former associates, family members, and Jamaican contemporaries – all in some lively concert performances that really open things up! The double-length set was a great seller at the time, and continues to be a spirited document of this key moment of reggae explosion on the global scene – and titles include "Sound System" and "Ku Klux Klan" by Steep Pulse, "Plastic Smile" and "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" by Black Uhuru, "The Bed's Too Big Without You" by Sheila Hylton, "Soon Forward" by Gregory Isaacs, "1865" by Third World, "Right Time" by Mighty Diamonds, "If I Had The World" by Dennis Brown, "Belly Full" by Rita Marley & The I-Threes, and "Sugar Pie" by Melody Makers & The Wailers. CD

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✨✧ VariousSka From The Vaults Of Wirl Records ... CD
Kingston Sounds (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Early ska material from a time when the genre was still really coming into its own – still unique, still soulful, and still free from so many of the cliches that would mar the style in later years! The music here is primal Jamaican ska – that first great step forward on the Kingston scene, after years of absorbing influences from American soul and R&B – as Jamaican musicians really found their own groove, and a way of mixing in some wonderfully jazzy instrumentation as well! Most cuts are instrumental – and sparkle from the contributions of Roland Alphonso and Tommy McCook on tenor, John Dizzy Moore on trumpet, Don Drummond on trombone, and Lester Sterling on alto – and the rhythms bubble up brilliantly from the bottom, with tight piano from Jackie Mittoo and guitar from Jerome Hines. Titles include "Chinatown", "The Reburial", "Live Wire", and "A Shot In The Dark" by The Skatalites – plus "VC 10" and "Determination" by Roland Alphonso, "Love In The Afternoon" by Don Drummond, and "South China Sea" by Johnny Moore. CD

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✨✧ VariousStudio One Classics ... LP
Soul Jazz/Studio One (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
It just doesn't stop! The heavyweight selectors at Soul Jazz brew up another chubby batch of blazing Studio One jams, delivering nothing but the classics this go 'round, just like the title says! Another chapter from Coxsone Dodd and crew showcasing the label and studio that laid the foundation for a huge swath of Jamaican music for generations to come, this set delivers 18 mighty, mighty reggae jams of all flavors, including the Skatalites "El Pussycat Ska", Sound Dimension "Rockfort Rock", the Heptones "Pretty Looks Isn't All", Lone Ranger "Automatic", Horace Andy "Fever", Burning Spear "Rocking time", Alton Ellis "I'm Just A Guy", Don Drummond "Confucious", Michigan & Smiley "Rub A Dub Style" and Johnny Osbourne "Sing Jay Stylee". 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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ VariousTrojan Presents Mod Ska – 40 Original Ska Anthems 1962 to 1967 ... CD
Trojan (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Not pop ska, not revial ska, but the real deal from the start of the genre – a whopping 40 Jamaican tracks from the mid 60s – including 17 that appear on CD here for the first time ever! The collection really shows that special quality of ska music at the start – not just the Jamaican reinterpretation of soul styles from America, but also a groove that went onto have a huge impact on the post-colonial years in London – when new immigrants from the West Indies were helping turn the city onto a whole new groove. The package is great – loads of music for the price – and titles include "Stagger Lee" by Jackie Edwards, "Two Roads" by Roy & Yvonne, "When I Call Your Name" by Stranger & Patsy, "Suzie" by Top Grant, "Wayward African" by The Afro Enchanters, "Blazing Fire" by Derrick Morgan, "But I Do" by Tony Washington & The DCs, "Mount Zion" by Desmond Dekker & The Aces, "Jo Ann" by The Movers, "Rudy Girl" by Sonny Burke, and "Let's Do Rock Steady" by Dandy. CD

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✨✧ VariousTrojan Presents The Producers – 40 Jamaican Classics 1960 to 1984 ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A great little set that looks at the important role of the producer in Jamaican music – quite crucial, given that in reggae, rocksteady, and dub – the studio almost stands as another instrument contributing to the tune! And the package doesn't just focus on key producers, but also includes some more obscure tracks too – which means that 26 of the 40 titles on the set are appearing on CD for the first time ever! Work spans the early years of reggae up to the birth of dancehall – and the set includes production work by Leslie Kong, Alvin Ranglin, Clancy Eccles, Duke Reid, Derrick Harriott, Lee Perry, and many others – even Chris Blackwell. Titles include "Mash It (part 1)" by Owen Gray, "Teacher Teacher" by Dennis Alcapone, "Dunce Cap" by Herman The Teacher, "Jah Fire" by Niney, "Only Jah Love For I" by Mystic Eyes, "Black Beauty" by The Mindbenders, "Run Joe" by Lloyd Charmers, "Principle" by Charlie Chaplin, "How Can I Love You" by Ken Lazarus & The Soulettes, and "Who Cause It" by The Lyrics. CD

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✨✧ Bunny Lee & FriendsNext Cut – Dub Plates, Rare Sides, & Unreleased Cuts ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wealth of rare tracks from the archives of Jamaican producer Bunny "Striker" Lee – tracks pulled from one-off dubplates mixed direct from the studio, and other unreleased tracks pulled from never-heard master tapes too! The music here definitely lives up to Lee's production legend – and, as explained in the notes, these dubs have an extra added dimension than some of his contemporaries' work – as they're mixed from 4 track tapes, instead of 2 – which creates this much deeper sound, and even lot more room for echo! Yet there's also a core compressed competence to the cuts that we really love – rock-solid instrumentation from top-shelf Kingston studio legends, on rare dubs of "Enforcement" by Vin Gordon, "Blood Of Babylon" by Barrington Spence, "Down In A Babylon" by Johnny Clarke, "Ethiopian Girl" by Linval Thompson, "A Friend Indeed Dub" by The Aggrovators, "Crucial Dub" by Prince Jammy, "Satta Dread" by Wayne Jarrett, and "The Gorgon" by Cornell Campbell. CD features two bonus tracks too. CD
 
 
 



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