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Tony Aiken & FutureLiberation ... CD
Boom Shot, 2016. New Copy ... $14.99
You might remember Tony Aiken for his classic funk album Unity, from the 70s – and here, he's back again – after nearly 40 years away from the studio! The album's got a style that's a lot more reggae-influenced than before – maybe not totally a reggae record, given the other ... (Soul, Reggae) 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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Black UhuruDub Factor ... CD
Mango/Island, 1983. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of our top 10 dub albums of all time! This album bridges the gap between the the low-fi, down and dirty excursions of the 70's dub era, and the later high tech dub revolution brought on by On-U, Mad Professor and Jah Shaka. The rhythms here are all first rate, drawn mostly from their Chill Out ... read more CD

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Ken BootheBest Of Ken Boothe ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99
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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Dennis BovellDecibel – More Cuts And Dubs 1976-1983 ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Pressure Sounds does it again, with another fine collection of mighty, mighty dub! A much needed Blackbeard retrospective collecting 16 hard to get cuts from British dubmeister Dennis Bovell, rare dubs and instrumentals, plus a couple of outstanding vocal tracks from the man at the epicenter of ... read more CD
Also available Decibel – More Cuts And Dubs 1976-1983 ... LP 23.99

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Dennis BovellMek It Run ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Fresh dubs of rare tracks by Dennis Bovell – all redone recently, but with a vibe that's right up there with the best of classic Kingston! The package has a fascinating origin – in that Bovell had a recent medical ban on playing the bass, so decided to turn the clock back, dig up some ... read more CD
Also available Mek It Run ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Barry BrownI'm Still Waiting ... CD
Radiation Roots (Italy), 1983. New Copy ... $15.99
A soulful singer from the dub generation – one who's not entirely a lovers rock vocalist, although he can work that territory too – but also an artist with a nicely laidback vibe that really sinks down in the grooves – as you'll hear from this set of early 80s tracks! Some of the ... read more CD
Also available I'm Still Waiting ... LP 21.99

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Leslie Butler Plus 3We've Only Just Begun (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Federal/Dub Store (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A sweet piano album with a very groovy feel – one cut by Jamaican pianist Leslie Butler, but in a mode that's got this free-floating approach to jazz! The album features a small group – just Butler's quartet, with flute and tenor from Carlton Samuels – but there's this slightly ... (Jazz, Reggae) read more CD

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✨✧ DillingerAnswer Me Question ... CD
Radiation Roots (Italy), 1977. New Copy ... $15.99
Not the Dillinger you might know from the later global fame of his "Cocaine" hit, but a singer who's got a much earthier presence here overall – set to nicely-tripping cuts arranged and produced by Bunny Lee! The music is a laidback mix of roots rhythms and toasting – served ... read more CD

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Earth & StoneKool Roots ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Great duo vocals from the team of Albert Bailey and Clifton Howell – recording here with some excellent rhythms from Sly & Robbie and the rest of the Channel One crew! The music is mostly mellow, with a stepping groove that works great for the harmonies of the pair – and there's a ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jackie EdwardsMr Peaceful ... CD
Kingston Sounds (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Sublime sounds from one of the most soulful singers on the Jamaican scene of the 60s – a vocalist whose approach was a perfect bridge between Kingston grooves and American soul! Jackie Edwards really set the tone for countless artists to follow with the sounds on this set – music that's ... read more CD
Also available Mr Peaceful ... LP 16.99

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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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GladiatorsVirgin Collection (Trenchtown Mix Up/Proverbial Reggae/Naturality/Sweet So Till) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Caroline (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
A crowning achievement for The Gladiators – a fantastic vocal trio who spent early years working on a variety of different labels in Jamaica – then really burst forward with a tremendous sound on these four albums for Virgin Records in the late 70s! The trio were formed in the same ... read more CD

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Eric GrantCool At The Casa Montego ... CD
Federal/Dub Store, 1960. New Copy ... $11.99 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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Joe HiggsLife Of Contradiction ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
The striking debut album from one of the architects of reggae, a musician who cut precious few solo records in his lengthy tenure as the godfather of Jamaican music! A key figure behind the careers of reggae's mega stars like Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff, Higgs issued few albums and singles under ... 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
Also available Unity Is Power ... LP 17.99

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John HoltBest Of John Holt ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99
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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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
Also available Money Maker (with bonus download) ... LP 20.99

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Pat KellyLonely Man ... CD
Burning Sounds (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99 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

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✨✧ King Tubby, Tommy McCook & The AggrovatorsKing Tubby Meets The Aggrovators At Dub Station ... CD
Trojan/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1975. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A classic blend of saxophone and dub – one that shows just how much big the shift in Jamaican production styles was during the 70s! In the previous decade, reedman Tommy McCook was right on top of the mix on most of his performances – echoing the tenors of American R&B and soul ... read more CD
Also available King Tubby Meets The Aggrovators At Dub Station ... LP 21.99
 
 



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