An essential roots album! A mid 70s landmark of harmony roots, the Abyssinians' Satta is hard to beat for hardcore, spiritual roots delivered over hypnotically pulsing rhythms. Robbie Shakespeare, plus Horsemouth, Boo Richards, Micky Chung, Chinna Smith and Clive Hunt and Geoffrey Chung are among ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gladstone Gladdy Anderson —
Glad Sounds ... LP Merritone/Dub Store (Japan), 1968. New Copy (reissue)...
Sweet instrumental sounds from pianist Gladdy Anderson – working here with superb backings from Lynn Taitt & The Jets – who step back a bit to let the piano take the lead on most numbers! The style is rocksteady, but a nicely laidback version of the groove, too – so that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet 70s classic from the Congos – billed here as just Congo on the cover, but working with that warm trio groove that made them so great in the first place! The instrumentation is smooth, without ever being uptight – nice undercurrents of soul that bubble in the mix, and work well ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic slice of Jamaican roots! No collection of Lee Perry's work is complete without this chapter, which has been hard to get in spite of being reissued in a number of different formats. This version features a slight twist on the original cover art, but is an expanded double LP set with a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mid 80s classic from Eek-A-Mouse! The Mouse's creative peak really hit a high point just a couple years in the decade – and it kept going for quite while – including this steller record from '84. It's among Eek-A-Mouse's best albums ever – featuring the masterful backing of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wa-Do-Dem ... LP Greensleeves, 1981. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
Eek-A-Mouse's early 80s classic – and the benchmark meeting between the wildly unique deejay and vocalist with producer Henry Junjo Lawes! The Mouse is out front of stellar rootsy backing by The Roots Radics Band. Titles Include "Ganja Smuggling", "Long Time Ago", "O ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Linton Kwesi Johnson —
In Concert ... LP Shanachie, 1984. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
Wild dubs from the legendary King Tubby – not really a proper live record, but rather an amazing batch of studio extrapolations that Tubby let loose at a famous concert with The Wailers – reworked beautifully in the studio with some really incredible sounds! Heavy, hypnotic rhythms ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mindblowing sounds from the great Bunny Lee – and exactly the kind of collection that makes us love the Pressure Sounds label so much! The track selection is wonderful – and most numbers are balanced in a unique space between reggae and rocksteady, and often have some crucial ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Rare and unreleased Augustus Pablo material from Gussie's vaults, unearthed by 17 North Parade! Includes the great Dub Vendor 12" and 7" versions of "Classical Illusion",2 versions of the Horace Andy classic "Skylarking", "Origan Style", "Stardum", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lee Scratch Perry's funky reggae party, put together at the Black Ark, with Boris Gardner, Mickey Boo, Sly Dunbar & Winston Wright. A nice batch of skanking Jamaica funk, with the requisite Black Ark smoke blowing throughout. Includes a bunch of classic Perry-isms, with Scratch dropping ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It's easy to be the Dub Champion when you've got grooves this good – wonderful work brewed up at Channel One by the Roots Radics band, then reworked entirely by the mighty Scientist at the helm of King Tubby's studio! The talents here are all the best in the Jamaican underground of the time ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pac Man has never looked so menacing before – but the cover image might be fitting, given the way that Scientist rips into the cuts and chomps them down to their barest essence – before building up massive dubs with the help of the Roots Radics band! The album's a key illustration of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wicked little record, and one that lives up to its Space Invaders theme right from the start – thanks to a host of sweet electronic touches from Scientist, over a set of killer head-nodding dubs from Roots Radics! The group themselves are in totally top form – massive bass from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Scientist and Prince Jammy go head to head here – each mixing five dubs apiece, both with core elements supplied by the Roots Radics Band! Henry Junjo Lawes arranges the core group, and comes up with excellent bottom-heavy sounds that are a perfect base for either mixologist – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
While there's a couple of tracks produced by Jam Master Jay, it was "Know How Fe Chat" and "Who The Cap Fits" that were cut with the Roots Radics that crossed over to the hip hop crowd. There's also a few numbers produced by Steelie & Clevie. 10 cuts in all, including ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and two factory stickers on the front.)
Llans Thelwell & The Celestials —
Llans Plays It All ... LP SOUL/Dub Store (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)...
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 first LP from a group that would go on to become one of the most well known Jamaican artists, largely due to their crisply produced crossover sound that appealed to fans of modern soul. The sound here's a shade rootsier than the album's that would garner them wider appeal, with 8 numbers in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great slice of the latter part of Peter Tosh's career, militant hard roots rock as the title suggests. Production is by Tosh with Robbie Shakespeare for the most part, with 11 numbers in all, including "Coming In Hot", "Don't Look Back", "Pick Myself Up", "Cryst ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic mid 80s dancehall from Yellowman! Production by Henry Junjo Lawes, backing by Roots Radics and rhythms laid down at Channel One – often the recipe for greatness – and that's on the menu here. Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt came at an inarguable peak for Yellowman, with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The attack is sharp here, but the decay is what really moves us – that slow fade and spacey sound that makes classic dubs like this so great! The package pulls together lots of rare tracks from the Attack label of Bunny Lee – most with music by The Aggrovators, and a whole extra level ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album