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AggrovatorsDubbing At King Tubby's – Classics From The Golden Age Of Dub ... CD
17 North Parade, 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99 25.98
An incredible compilation of classic era dub work from King Tubby's – played by producer Bunny Lee's legendary Aggrovators band and showcasing the mixing skills of Tubby, Prince Jammy, Scientist and others! This is prime era hypnotic dub of the finest caliber – originally issued on ... read more CD
Also available Dubbing At King Tubby's Vol 2 – More Classics From The Golden Age Of Dub ... LP 24.99

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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

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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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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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FrightnrsNothing More To Say ... CD
Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
The Frightnrs have plenty more to say here – and they say it in a really sharp-edged approximation of older rocksteady modes! The group are contemporary, but like the best acts on Daptone, they've got an instantly classic feel – thanks to instrumentation and production that take us ... 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
Also available Derrick Harriott's Rock Steady Party ... LP 21.99

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Derrick Harriott & OthersDerrick Harriott Rock Steady 1966 to 1969 ... CD
Crystal/Dub Store (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
A double-length set that really digs deep into the rich array of sounds that Derrick Harriott brought to Jamaican music in the late 60s – not just cuts he recorded under his own name, but work by some of his contemporaries that were done with Derrick's help – served up here as one of ... read more CD

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Joe HiggsUnity Is Power (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elevation/Pressure Sounds (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
One of the best records ever by Joe Higgs! Higgs is one of classic reggae's best songwriters and one of it's most distinctive voices – having written for, performed with or simply influenced some of the biggest names in the game – but his own great records didn't really crossover to ... 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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✨✧ Im & Dave/Jackie Mittoo/Lloyd WilliamsMoney Maker ... CD
Studio One, 1970. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
The album may not have been much of a Money Maker for Studio One Records – given that it's one of the rarest in their catalog – but it stands as a key illustration of the label's genius, and just how far away they were from most of their contemporaries! The set's a bit of a split ... 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

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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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Bunny Lee & FriendsTape Rolling ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Rare gems from the vaults of Jamaican production genius Bunny Lee – material cut mostly at his home studio, in the company of some very good friends and musical associates – hence the artist listing on the set! Some of the cuts here are from rare dubplates or acetates, others are ... read more CD
Also available Tape Rolling ... LP 23.99

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Byron Lee & The DragonairesUptown Top Ranking ... CD
VP, Late 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Some of the best work you'll ever hear from the mighty Byron Lee – not the watered-down sound of later records for the tourists, but all the sharp, soulful sounds that made him one of the hippest talents working in the Caribbean scene of the 60s! Byron's got a groove here that's heavy on ... 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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