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Laurel AitkenFantastic Laurel Aitken ... CD
Pressure Drop (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
Another batch of Aitken, and of all the issues by the Pressure Drop imprint, the most stylistically diverse! Like the others, this set is a reissue of a great LP, The Fantastic Laurel Aitken, which itself was a collection of singles – but having been compiled a little later than the other ... read more CD

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✨✧ Gladstone Anderson/Roots RadicsGladstone Anderson Sings Songs For Today & Tomorrow/Radical Dub Session ... CD
Glad Sound/DKR, Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99 21.98
The legendary Jamaican keyboards and piano groover – a pivotal player in classic ska, rocksteady and reggae – divering a surprisingly wonderful vocal album in the early 80s! Being a longtime vital player by this point, we know Gladdy was wise enough that he wouldn't of done this if he ... read more CD

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Horace AndyGet Wise ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $9.99 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
Also available Get Wise ... LP 17.99

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Ken BootheBest Of Ken Boothe ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99
One of the most soulful voices in Jamaican music – presented here in a wonderful collection that includes some of Ken Boothe's early rocksteady material, then runs through his bigger famous cuts of the 70s! Ken wasn't nearly as big a hit over here as artists like Jimmy Cliff or Bob Marley, ... read more CD

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Lloyd Charmers & OthersBest Of Lloyd Charmers – 50 Top Reggae Tunes ... CD
Trojan (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99
Tremendous work from Lloyd Charmers – a one-man powerhouse in early reggae – singer, musician, and producer too – with an undeniable ear for the hippest, most soulful sounds around! In fact, Charmers was one of the few to strongly hold onto an American soul influence, even as the ... 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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Desmond DekkerBlack & Dekker – The Complete Stiff Recordings 1980 to 1983 (Black & Dekker/Compass Point/bonus tracks) ... CD
Stiff/Pressure Drop (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
The complete Stiff Records work of Desmond Dekker – served up here on two albums, plus bonus tracks too! First up is Black & Dekker – surprisingly great later work from the legendary Desmond Dekker – a set that should have been a sloppy cash-in during the ska revival, but ... read more CD

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John Holt1000 Volts Of Holt ... CD
Trojan, 1973. New Copy ... $8.99 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 Holt4000 Volts Of Holt – The Classic Albums Collection (Further You Look/1000 Volts Of Holt/Dusty Roads/2000 Volts Of Holt) ... CD
Trojan (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99
Some volts of John Holt, and some other records too – served up in a wonderful package that brings together an excellent run of music from this legendary Jamaican singer! Holt has roots in rocksteady, thanks to his early work in The Paragons – but by the time of these recordings, he'd ... 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 ... $18.99 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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Keith HudsonTuff Gong Encounter/Jammys Dub Encounter ... CD
17 North Parade, 1984. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Never-heard work from the legendary Keith Hudson – material recorded with the Wailers Band at Tuff Gong studios shortly before his too-early death – finally seeing the light of day after all these years! The set features 6 core tracks that were recorded by Hudson, and very much in the ... read more CD
Also available Tuff Gong Encounter ... LP 14.99

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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 ... $10.99 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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✨✧ MatoHollywood Dub ... CD
Stix (France), 2016. New Copy ... $16.99
Maybe the coolest record we've ever heard from Mato – one that really moves past some of the dubby hip hop styles of his previous albums, by taking on a whole host of classic film scores from the 70s! The music builds beautifully from songs you'd know from action films, blacksploitation ... (New Grooves, Reggae) read more CD

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Tommy McCookSannic Sounds Of Tommy McCook ... CD
Dub Store (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Brilliant 70s work from reedman Tommy McCook – a player who first rose to fame during the ska and rocksteady years in the Jamaican scene of the 60s, but who takes on a whole new sound here in a dub setting handled by Glen Brown! The album's got an easygoing groove right from the start – ... read more CD

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Jacob MillerWho Say Jah No Dread ... CD
Greensleeves/VP, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Beautiful sounds from the mighty Jacob Miller – material recorded with Augustus Pablo in the years before Miller went onto greater fame in Inner Circle – and with a rootsy vibe that's still extremely powerful all these many years later! Pablo's at the height of his talents here – ... read more CD

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