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✨✧ Aggrovators & RevolutionariesGuerilla Dub ... CD
Burning Sounds (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
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 ... read more CD
Also available Guerilla Dub (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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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

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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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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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Eric GrantCool At The Casa Montego ... CD
Federal/Dub Store, 1960. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
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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Derrick HarriottDerrick Harriott's Rock Steady Party ... CD
Crystal/Dub Store (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A Jamaican soul classic from Derrick Harriot – and a set that really points the way towards reggae sounds to come in the 70s! There's a spare, stripped-down brilliance here that's undeniable – a real focus on Derrick's amazing vocals on the key cuts, plus some contributions from other ... read more CD

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✨✧ Derrick Harriott & OthersDerrick Harriott – Reggae, Funk, & Soul 1969 To 1975 ... CD
Dub Store (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The title certainly gets it right – as Derrick Harriott serves up a wonderful mix of sounds that owes plenty to American funk and soul of the early 70s – some cool Kingston covers of famous US tunes, and some other originals that are equally groovy overall! The set's one of the best ... 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 HoltBest Of John Holt ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
One of the greatest soul singers of the Jamaican scene – presented here in a 40 track set that covers nearly every one of his classics! John Holt got his start in a group soul mode – with The Paragons, who are featured on some of these cuts – where he really learned to open up ... 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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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
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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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Pat KellyBetter Get Ready (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jamaican Sound (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the sweetest voices in Jamaican music during the 70s – served up here in a mellow-stepping set of classics that Pat Kelly recorded with producer Bunny Lee! Pat's clearly got a strong influence from American sweet soul, but also comes across at a level that's maybe a bit more righteous ... read more CD
Also available Better Get Ready ... LP 15.99

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✨✧ Pat KellyLonely Man ... CD
Burning Sounds (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
Hard to imagine Pat Kelly being a lonely man at all – given how great his vocals are on this set! Pat's almost as much a soul singer as he is a reggae one – bringing an older style of Jamaican soul into play with hipper 70s rhythms – all in a mode that's part lovers rock, but ... read more CD
Also available Lonely Man (180 gram pressing) ... LP 21.99
 
 



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