Long-lost material from one of the coolest groups on the UK scene in the post-punk years – a wealth of unreleased tracks from the mighty African Head Charge – a group whose sound perfectly defined the legendary On-U Sound record label! The tunes are often quite spare and stripped-down ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download!)
Roland Alphonso —
ABC Rocksteady ... LP Gay Feet/Dub Store (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)...
A great showcase for the instrumental talents of Jamaican saxophonist Roland Alphonso – one of the key players who helped transform the sound of the scene in the 60s! But despite Roland's name on the front, the album's more of a group affair overall – directed by Boris Gardinier, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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Clint Eastwood & General Saint —
Two Bad DJ ... LP Greensleeves (UK), 1988. Very Good ...
Just like the title says, two bad, bad Dee Jays plying their trade over niced up rhythms from Junjo Lawes with all star backing that includes Flabba Holt, Sly & Robbie, Style Scott, Santa Davis, Sowell, Chinna Smith, Bo Pee, Bingy Bunny, Gladstone Anderson, Ansel Collins, Steelie, Winston ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great global showcase for the growing power of Bob Marley – an excellent live set recorded in London in 1975, and a date that shows Bob and The Wailers working with the crowd in this really universal spirit! The group's almost got a funkier current here than on some of their studio record ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Essential dub material from the legendary King Tubby – a set that's one of the best of the genre during the classic years – and which stands as a true testament to how great the format can be when handled right! The watchword here is simplicity – as the key elements are almost ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A strong later effort from Lee Scratch Perry – working here with unabashedly Scratch-inspired producer Adrian Sherwood at the helm, who's clearly thrilled to be working with king! It's one of those cases in which a distinctive legend gets to work his magic with a strong connection to his own ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Essential stuff, whether you're a fan of roots reggae, Jamaican soul or the otherworldly antics of the Upsetter! Though you might not know it from some of the bitter rebukes Scratch later laid to wax against him, Romeo was clearly his favorite son when it came to vocalists, and got the prodigal ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nice loss leader type collection of reggae sides released by or licensed by Isalnd, from the mid 70s through the early 80s. Some of these numbers had some commercial success, but they're still great roots rock, and this compilation makes a nice primer or just a great LP to throw on and have a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
After the success of The Harder They Come, everyone was ready for films about Jamaica with a heavy leaning towards the music scene to be the next big thing, and the film Rockers tried to capitalize on that. The film never matched the former's success, though it does have some choice footage with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Mango pressing, missing inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)