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
UK West Indian ex-pats in vaguely sci-fi looking outfits team up with Martin Hannett for a blistering set of post punk guitar slashing that sadly seems to have become mostly a side bar in the history of the 80s UK scene – although sometime singer Don Letts did start Big Audio Dynamite later. ... (Rock, Reggae)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, including the printed inner sleeve, in the embossed cover, with light wear.)
The debut LP from the second lineup of Black Uhuru, with Duckie Simpson, Michael Rose and Errol Nelson. Produced by Prince Jammy, this first LP is a tremendous slice of roots rock, even if it doesn't measure up quite so well against the later version of the group with Puma Jones and Sly & ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The last of what we'd considered Black Uhuru's crucial middle period, with the Michael Rose, Puma Jones, Duckie Simpson lineup and some awesome electrified production courtesy Sly & Robbie, at the height of their game. With some heavy rhythms, dub influenced atmospherics and excellent playing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This album couldn't be more aptly titled with Michael Rose, Puma Jones and Duckie Simpson tearing it up alongside Sly & Robbie, Mikey Chung, Darryl Thompson, Keith Sterling and Skyjuice live in Europe in the early 80s. 8 blistering numbers in all: "Shine Eye Gal", "Plastic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Afro reggae Great Alpha Blondy fulfills his dream of performing with The Wailers! The best of the tracks, especially the title track, is quite wonderful – with great vocals throughout by Alpha Blondy. A few tunes have a drum machine, grounding the atmosphere of those numbers squarely in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Eight tracks, including " A Little Bit More:, "Tribulation", Love Light", "Rocking Time", "Little Village", and "Hold On To What You've Got". The musicians include Robbie Shakespeare, Sly Dunbar, Dean Fraser, Ansel Collins, and Robert Lyn. LP, Vinyl record album
A later effort from Winston Rodney, and though not quite up to the high standard he'd set in the early and mid 70s, still very solid roots rock. 9 self produced tunes, including the title track, "Image", "Education", "She's Mine", "Message" and "Jah Is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record that's not only a landmark in Jamaican music – but also a set that was to reggae what Curtis Mayfield's Superfly was to 70s soul! In other words, the set not only raised the bar for all the competition, it also ended up in a lot more record collections than most of them too – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic slice of Jamaican roots – and an essential record from the godlike hands of Lee Perry! The set was produced by Perry at Black Ark – and instantly became the stuff of legend, even though the initial version of the album got very limited exposure – which has led to years ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Pink label pressing with deep groove. NOTE – Vinyl has a press flaw that skips at the beginning of "Woman A Come", rest plays great. Cover has a tear in the opening held with clear tape, price sticker remnants, and light stains on back.)
"Walking On Sunshine" hardly needs any introduction from us, a bubbling electro-reggae crossover jam that would become huge on it's own, and then later be remade to great succes by Rocker's Revenge. 12-inch, Vinyl record
Smooth soulful reggae, from one of the few groups to successfully span both the commercial and hardcore roots worlds. The last set cut before Jacob Miller's untimely death and his final proper recording with the band, this album works the crisp and clean approach that a great deal of the reggae ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing with orange print and MM/ER etch. Label has a Record Rama stamp.)
Gregory Isaacs & Dennis Brown —
Judge Not ... LP Musicworks (Jamaica), 1984. Very Good ...
Three nice lengthy tracks each from these two reggae greats, produced by Gussie Clarke. Dennis turns in "Crazy List", "Judge Not" and "Deceiving Girl", Gregory performs "Live & Love", "Street Walker" and "Inner City Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
Bass Culture, but way more than that too – as the album is a classic kernel of wisdom from the great Linton Kwesi Johnson – done up in the mix of spoken and sung passages that always made his records so unique! Dennis Bovell handles the backing and mixing – with lots of nice ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Roots Of Dub from The Dub Master – the one-and-only King Tubby – heard here in one of a trio of crucial records he cut in the mid 70s – all of which really helped define the sound of dub at the time! The production is wonderful – and the album rumbles with floor-shaking ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Jamaican Records.)
King Tubby & The Aggrovators —
Shalom Dub ... LP Klik (UK), 1975. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Shalom means "peace" no matter what the setting – but it's especially apt here, in a righteous set of dubs from King Tubby and The Aggrovators! The album's got a laidback vibe that really reflects the personal inner spirit that was taking hold of the Jamaican scene at the time ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Madness back when they were strongly in a ska vein! Titles include "One Step beyond", "Tarzan's Nuts", "Madness", "Chimunks Are Go", "Razor Blade Alley", and "Land Of Hope & Glory". (Rock, Reggae)LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Sire, includes the printed inner sleeve.)
A dozen posthumous duets: "No More Trouble" with Erykah Badu, "Rebel Music" with Krayzie Bone, "Johnny Was" with Guru, "Concrete Jungle" with Rakim, "Rastaman Chant" with Busta Rhymes & the Flipmode Squad, "Guiltiness" with the Lost ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has marker though the barcode.)
Maybe the best place to start if you're looking to dive into the short but incredible legacy of music left behind by Bob Marley – as the album marked a real global turning point for the singer, and includes a number of tracks that are still his standout classics after all these years! The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)
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
(80s black label pressing. Cover has an index label on one corner.)
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
(80s purple label pressing.)
Bob Marley & The Wailers —
Burnin' ... LP Island, 1973. Very Good- Gatefold ...
Quite possibly THE Bob Marley album – or at least the record that really exploded the man from the Jamaican scene into huge global fame – thanks to a universally soulful sound that moved the record way past the barriers that were holding the rest of Kingston sounds back from the ... 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
(Blue label pressing with Sterling stamp.)
Bob Marley & The Wailers —
Uprising ... LP Island, 1980. Very Good+ ...
Marley's last studio LP, this effort shows there was no letting up, either in his political stance or fiery songwriting. With the solid original rhythm section of Family Man & Carlton Barrett and the beautiful backing harmonies of the I-Three's, this set includes classic takes of "Redempti ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Second LP from this British reggae band, one of the first of their kind. Matumbi paved the way for groups like Steel Pulse & Aswad, before there really was a native British reggae scene. Although the group included the great Dennis Bovell –who was the man behind most of the important ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pablo Moses' excellent Revolutionary Dream set, reissued here as part of the Anthology Of Reggae Collectors. While he never achieved the notoriety he deserved, or really matched the quality of this set, Moses was one of the best of the latter day Rasta singers and songwriters. The style here has ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Second volume of sweet, soulful dubs, with Harry Mudie turning over the choicest pieces from his catalog of rhythms to the great King Tubby to dub up, and he does so in fine, fine form. Tubby's respectful but still radical reworking of these numbers is one of our favorite, though lesser known dub ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Augustus Pablo —
Ital Dub ... LP Air Jamaica/Trojan (UK), 1975. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
We're not entirely certain of the precise connection to Pablo here, as this set is credited as Augustus Pablo Presents, but it's excellent all the same – and there is some tasty knob twirling courtesy of the master King Tubby! There's some sweet melodica blowing over some rhythms that sound ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A spiritual classic from Augustus Pablo – and a set that some consider his masterpiece! The album has Pablo completely in charge – producing, arranging, and really getting a chance to make the kind of music that showcases his righteous vision – instrumentals that have his own ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue with slightly diffrent cover design.)
Heartbeat reissue of early Pablo instrumental sides, tracked between the groundbreaking Java and East Of The River Nile LPs. Like those, this album features Pablo's melodica prominently, over some nice roots rhythms laid down by an all star cast, including Carlton Barrett, Santa Davis, Familyman, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Frankie Paul —
Alesha ... LP Powerhouse (Jamaica), 1987. Near Mint- ...
Classic mid 80s dancehall from singer Frankie Paul and producer George Phang – with a vive that's rooted in soul, thanks in no small part to Frankie's sweetly emotional vocal approach – but it's done with lean, modern sound that's held up well over the years! The songs cut deep and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We prefer Ras Michael's recordings with the Sons Of Negus, but this later effort still draws froma slightly different tradition relying heavily on vamps, Nyabhingi and extended rhythm patterns than more song oriented reggae artists. With "Jah Giveth Life", "Marriage In Canaan", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album