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✨✧ AswadHulet (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Island (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The second record from British roots act Aswad, with the same sort of approach as their classic debut – a solid sophomore effort keeping the roots tradition alive at the twilight of the era! The group underwent a minor lineup change from their first album to this one, but at this point they'r ... read more CD

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AswadRebel Souls ... LP
Island, 1984. Very Good+ ... $6.99
11 tracks in all: "In My Father's House", "Rebel", "54-46 (Was My Number)", "Just A Little Herb", "Rainfall, Sunshine", "Mercy Mercy Me", "You Can't Show Me", "Gave You My Love", "I Asked the Question", " ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AswadShowcase (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Island (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
A great little compilation from Aswad – issued the same year as their mighty, mighty New Chapter set! Showcase collects Aswad's early singles and documents their formative years very nicely. The sound of these 6 longish tracks has all the militancy that would fall away in their later pop ... read more CD

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✨✧ Burning SpearChant Down Babylon – The Island Anthology ... CD
Island/Chronicles, Late 70s/Early 90s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Burning SpearDry & Heavy ... LP
Island, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
First full length self-produced LP from Winston Rodney, that finds him returning to the solo vocal format, unlike the harmony trio setting he'd been workng in around the time of the recording. Continuing with the same powerful roots message he laid down on his classic preceding LPs (Marcus Garvey, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Mango.)

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Burning SpearMan In The Hills/Dry & Heavy ... CD
Island (Japan), 1976/1977. New Copy ... $13.99
Nice 2-fer CD that collects 2 great Burning Spear records, cut as he began his career away from Studio One. Dry & Heavy was the first full-length self-produced LP from Winston Rodney, and finds him returning to the solo vocal format, unlike the previous harmony trio setting he'd been working ... read more CD

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✨✧ Burning SpearMarcus Garvey ... LP
Mango/Island, 1975. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
An absolute classic! Burning Spear's Marcus Garvey is truly one of the greatest reggae albums of its time, one where the words are crucial and conscious, and the overall vibe is strongly defined by the arrangements of Winston Rodney. A landmark roots effort and an easy choice for our list of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Burning SpearMarcus Garvey ... LP
Mango/Island, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An absolute classic! Burning Spear's Marcus Garvey is truly one of the greatest reggae albums of its time, one where the words are crucial and conscious, and the overall vibe is strongly defined by the arrangements of Winston Rodney. A landmark roots effort and an easy choice for our list of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy CliffHigher & Higher (with bonus track) ... CD
Island (Japan), 1996. New Copy ... $13.99
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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Jimmy CliffStruggling Man ... CD
Island/Universal (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
Great mid 70s work from Jimmy Cliff, who should have been an international superstar, if Island hadn't put so much of their resources and effort behind Bob Marley instead! Recorded not long after his landmark Harder They Come LP, this one's got the same soulful sound that put that album over the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jimmy Cliff & OthersHarder They Come ... LP
Island, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark in Jamaican soul and one of the albums that helped break reggae onto the world stage. A nice, nice selection of early '70's reggae, mostly performed by Jimmy Cliff, but with a few equally wonderful numbers by the Maytals & Desmond Dekker, too. Includes classics like the Maytals' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mango/Capitol pressing. Cover has a center split on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Bob MarleyLegend ... LP
Island, 1970s. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the best-selling albums ever from Bob Marley – a classic collection of work from his all-too-short career – and one that's gone onto become as famous as Marley's individual records themselves! The collection really allows all the classics to resonate strongly, in a track order ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bob Marley & The WailersEasy Skanking In Boston 78 ... CD
Island, 1978. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A never-issued live performance from Bob Marley – and a much-needed addition to his classic 70s catalog! The set captures Marley in his prime – working before an enthusiastic venue, but with a sound that's as sharp as any of his studio recordings – from the rhythms right on up to ... read more CD

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersEasy Skanking In Boston 78 ... LP
Island, 1978. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A never-issued live performance from Bob Marley – and a much-needed addition to his classic 70s catalog! The set captures Marley in his prime – working before an enthusiastic venue, but with a sound that's as sharp as any of his studio recordings – from the rhythms right on up to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Easy Skanking In Boston 78 ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersLive! ... LP
Island, 1975. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A smoking live set from '75, recorded not too long after the I-three's replaced Peter Tosh & Bunny Wailer. Totally burning versions of "Trenchtown Rock", "Burnin & Lootin", "Them Belly Full", "Lively Up Yourself", "No Woman, No Cry", "I ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Lee PerryFrom The Secret Laboratory ... CD
Island (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A strong later effort from Lee Scratch Perry – working here with unabashedly Scratch-inspired producer Adrian Sherwood at the helm, who's clearly thrilled to be working with king! It's one of those cases in which a distinctive legend gets to work his magic with a strong connection to his own ... read more CD

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✨✧ Lee Perry & The UpsettersSuper Ape (with bonus poster) ... LP
Island/Get On Down, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The King Kong of dub records, and we're not just saying that because of the freaky deaky cover image of a super ape with a belly full of roast fish, cornbread and makka stepping on a croaking lizard with a tree in one hand and a "tree" in the other! Classic Lee Perry and as essential of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes 22" X 22" poster!)

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✨✧ Lee Perry, Upsetters & OthersArkology (3CD set) ... CD
Island, 1970s. Used 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The mothership has landed! While attempting to make a definitive compilation of all of Scratch's productions would take well more than 3 CDs, this set does a fine job of touching on important highlights and unearthing a few hidden gems, from the fertile Black Ark period. 55 tracks in all, with a ... read more CD

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RicoMan From Wareika (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Island (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A major outing from Rico Rodriguez – one of the great Trombonists of the pre-ska era, who continued to lead the way with his horn throughout all the periods Jamaican music would morph through, but maintained a sound rooted in jazz. The group is pretty large, sort of a Jamaican all stars, ... read more CD

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✨✧ RicoWareika Dub (aka Warrika Dub) ... LP
Island, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet, classic dub companion to Rico's excellent Man From Wareika set. The original record was an instrumental affair to begin with, so this set reworks the mixes with the parts ducking in and out with a few tasteful dub effects added here and there to add a new dimension to the jazzed up reggae ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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