8 tracks in all "I Am The Living", "Another Summer", "All The Strength We Got", "It's The Beginning Of An End", "Gone Clear", "Love Again", "Satan's Kingdom" and "Morning Train". LP, Vinyl record album
A landmark in Jamaican soul and one of the albums that helped break reggae onto the world stage. A nice, nice selection of early '70's reggae, mostly performed by Jimmy Cliff, but with a few equally wonderful numbers by the Maytals & Desmond Dekker, too. Includes classics like the Maytals' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Includes "Fast Talk Man" which was co-produced by a young Grand Puba, plus "Funky Reggae", "DJ Imitators", "Spanish Fly", "Let's Dance", "Young, Gifted & Black", "Mike Chanter", "Western Style", "The Girl's ... (Hip Hop, Reggae)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Production by Lee Perry, Joe Hookim, Bunny Lee and others. Rhythms by Sly and Santa, Robbie and Family Man, Ansel Collins, China Smith and others. Voiced by the inimitable I Roy. 10 tracks in all: "Natty Down De", "Dread In The West", "Message From The Top", "T ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice bit of rocksteady material by Byron Lee & The Dragonaires, touted on the cover as "Carribean's Number One Band". The cover goes onto say "It's Oily! Oily! And Sweet!" – and it's right! This stuff has a nice raw feel, with a stone cold 60s reggae groove, and a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Many Loves Ska-Jazz —
Dreamlike ... LP Cinedelic (Italy), 2014. Near Mint- ...
Bob Marley —
Legend ... LP Island, 1970s. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
One of the best-selling albums ever from Bob Marley – a classic collection of work from his all-too-short career – and one that's gone onto become as famous as Marley's individual records themselves! The collection really allows all the classics to resonate strongly, in a track order ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bob Marley —
Marley ... LP Phoenix10, Early 70s. Very Good+ ...
Bob Marley & The Wailers —
Kaya ... LP Island, 1977. Very Good+ ...
Sweet grooves from the great Bob Marley – a set cut at a time when Marley was really riding his international fame – and able to create the kind of music that reached out way more than conventional reggae! The Kingston roots of the sound are still very firmly in place – but there' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A righteous classic from the legendary Bob Marley – and a set that really pushed the roots reggae sound strongly into the mainstream – almost making the mode the defining global understanding of Jamaican music, thanks to the power and presence of the album! All the Marley Tuff Gong ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jackie Mittoo —
Wishbone ... LP Summus/Light In The Attic, 1971. Very Good+ (reissue)...
A sweet little set from organist Jackie Mittoo – one that has him stepping out nicely in all his best modes! Some tracks here are straight rocksteady instrumentals, but others get a bit of 70s funk in the mix – soaring out with a vibe that's almost like some of Alan Hawkshaw's organ ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second great set from The Specials – music once billed as "revival ska" – but which has arguably gone onto have a bigger impact than the first wave of the genre! There's a rough edged quality to the music that's totally great – a rude boy aesthetic filtered through ... (Rock, Reggae)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent combo from 60s Jamaica – a group who are equally well skilled at soul, jazz, and a number of other styles too! The groove is less rocksteady than you might expect – although there's plenty of that in the rhythms – and at some level, these guys feel more like some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album from Third World – and the one that really helped break them out to the widespread success that they'd enjoy for years with their crisp, tight brand of modern reggae – fusing roots vibes with top notch production values and some rock and funk touches! Includes "186 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A late 80s Taxi Gang production by Sly & Robbie with the slicker digital sound they were working in at that time, though they never lost their edge even when they got this polished. While Thompson was mostly known as a producer in the Dancehall genre, he does a fine job here singing on the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second in this long running series of compilations from Adrian Sherwood's groundbreaking On-U imprint. This early volume collects a number of tracks that are difficult to find in any format, with 9 nice numbers in all: "Train To Doomsville" by Lee Perry & The Dub Syndicate, ... (Rock, Reggae)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An odd compilation pulled together by Columbia in the 80s, not because the assortment of tracks is especially out of place or without continuity, but because the set seems mostly to be pulled together to capitalize on reggae's popularity, though it was assembled well after most major labels had ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album