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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 ... read 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 ... read more CD

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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, ... read more CD

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Dennis BrownDubbing At King Tubby's (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jamaican Recordings (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
The great Dennis Brown is one of those singers that made Jamaica proud in the 70s – but his vocals are only part of the appeal here, as part of a set of classic dubs from the mighty hands of King Tubby! Brown's lyrics drift in and out of the mix, while Tubby creates these magnificent ... read more CD

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Count OssieTales Of Mozambique (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dynamic Sounds/Soul Jazz (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
One of the hippest sets ever issued during the roots reggae wave of the 70s – and one of the most spiritual, too! The album's got a very special acoustic vibe at the core – earthy drumming that goes back to a pan-African tradition, these beautiful acoustic basslines that link the music ... read more CD
Also available Tales Of Mozambique (with bonus tracks & download) ... LP 26.99

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DadawahPeace & Love ... CD
Dug Out (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $15.99
Hypnotic, spiritually resonant music from Rastafarian singer & hand drummer Ras Michael's Dadawah – with these organic, echoey, atmospheric drums, bass and trippy bits of keyboards – providing a strong, spacious backdrop for the freedom-seeking lyricism! It's very unique stuff, ... read more CD

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EthiopiansEngine 54 ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $7.99
A rocksteady classic from The Ethiopians – but a set that also has plenty more going on as well! The duo work here as a Jamaican counterpart to American soul groups – one of the first and best to hit the Kingston scene – but they also open themselves up to lots of other ideas in ... read more CD

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Eric GrantCool At The Casa Montego ... CD
Federal/Dub Store, 1960. New Copy ... $16.99
Not the usual sort of reggae or rocksteady you might expect from the Jamaican scene in the 60s – but instead a brilliant set of jazz work that shows the roots of so many styles to come! The work here isn't straight jazz – as in an American mode – but the group does have a sextet ... read more CD

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John Holt1000 Volts Of Holt ... CD
Trojan, 1973. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A seminal set from vocalist John Holt – stepping out here on his own after an early stretch of greatness with The Paragons – and working as a bright star on his own, with a level of crossover power that should have made him huge on the global scene! The album's as much a soul record as ... read more CD

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✨✧ John HoltBefore The Next Tear Drop (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Kingston Sounds (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Stunning soul from the great John Holt – the Jamaican singer who first rose to fame in the Paragons, then cut his "volts" series of albums in the early 70s – and was still going strong by the time of this great set! Holt brings an older style of Jamaican soul – one ... read more CD

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John HoltMemories By The Score (5CD set) ... CD
17 North Parade, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 5 CDs ... $25.99 29.98
A stunning collection of work from the mighty John Holt – easily one of the most soulful singers in Jamaican music, presented here in a 5CD set that's overflowing with classic cuts from his best years! The collection features 100 tracks in all – almost all produced by Bunny Striker Lee ... read more CD

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Impact All StarsJava Java Java Java ... CD
Get On Down, 1972. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Pivotal early dub! Depending upon whose history of the Jamaican recording industry you subscribe to, this is can be considered by many to be the first dub LP – and whether that's proveable or not, it's certain among the first! History aside, it's a mighty set with some raw early dub style ... read more CD
(Limited edition!)

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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 ... read more CD

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King TubbyKing Tubby Vs Channel One – Dub Soundclash ... CD
Jamaican Recordings (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Heavy dubs from two classic sources – King Tubby's studios and Channel One – served up here in a special soundclash session from Bunny Lee and Jah Stich! The tunes here are nicely abstracted and expanded – laid out back to back in one swirling mass of heady sounds that seems ... read more CD

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✨✧ Tippa LeeCultural Embassador/Dub Them With Reality ... CD
Stones Throw, 2016. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99 13.98
Tippa Lee's a Jamaican talent from the old school, one whose biggest fame was in the 80s – but he steps out here in a great setting that's maybe even more retro than his original work – served up in a roots reggae mode that feels like some lost Kingston classic from the 70s! The lyrics ... read more CD
Also available Cultural Embassador (with download) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Ijahman LeviWe Are A Warrior/Haile I Hymn ... CD
Island (Japan), 1978/1979. New Copy ... $23.99
2 great lost roots albums from the underrated Ijahman Levi! At the cusp of the 80s he appeared poised to achieve the level of dominance over the Jamaican scene like Burning Spear held in the early 70s, only to leave us with these 2 monumental recordings and labor quietly for the rest of his career. ... read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Jah LifeJah Life In Dub ... CD
Deeper Knowledge, Early 80s. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
A never-issued record from Jah Life – and one that stands with the best dub efforts from the time! The set features wicked rhythms from the Roots Radics band, recorded at Channel One – then mixed into sublime echoey territory by Scientist, with a style that's every bit as his own great ... read more CD

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Cecil LloydNight In Jamaica With Cecil Lloyd (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Ken Tone/Dub Store (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $16.99 23.99
A night in Jamaica, circa 1965 – but a record that's got more than enough Latin touches to be titled A Night In Havana, too! Pianist Cecil Lloyd steps away from more familiar Jamaican styles of the time, to work with small combo backing that's much more in the mode of the best Latin pianists ... read more CD

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Courtney MelodyNinja Mi Ninja ... CD
Dub Store (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Don't worry about these ninjas surprising you in a dark alleyway – because the rhythms are so heavy and dubby, you'll be able to hear them coming a mile away! The set takes core rhythms by the Firehouse Crew, and opens them up with lots of digital dubwork from King Tubby – all to make ... read more CD
Also available Ninja Mi Ninja ... LP 21.99

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Augustus Pablo & OthersAugustus Pablo Presents Rockers International – Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
17 North Parade, Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 21.98
Legendary sounds from the great Augustus Pablo – the Rockers International selection of some of his best music from his too-short career – both instrumental tracks that feature his own haunting melodica solos, plus other performances with key vocal collaborators at the time! Pablo ... read more CD
 
 



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