Produced and arranged by Ken Boothe himself – with titles that include "Time Of Decision", "No More War", "Good Woman", "I've Got To Be There", "This Love Of Ours", "King & Queen", and "Hello Sunshine". LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape.)
Blasted ... LP Pipe Music (Jamaica), 1981. Near Mint- ...
Like some of the other groups that were beginning to gain notice in the late 70s and early 80s, Chalice were not only self contained and self produced, but moved easily between a more accessible style of roots and soulful lovers rock, giving them wide appeal that oddly never really extended outside ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Jamaican pressing. Cover has lgiht wear and a Beverleys sticker.)
Mid 80s record from the great Jimmy Cliff. While he was in his prime in the early 70s, this much later commercial effort shows he's still got the skills to pay the bills, and we actually kind of like the sound of him singing over the glossy crossover-attempt tracks, which have that great 80s Sly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve, promo letter, and 8"x10" glossy photo of Jimmy Cliff with Robin Williams! Cover has a Grammy Winner sticker.)
After his huge success with The Harder They Come, Cliff made a number of LPs in the states, most self produced, some of which were more succesful than others, and many with a clear nod towards US Soul and R&B, like this one. Standout tracks include "Brother" and "No. 1 Rip Off ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has unglued seams, some wear and aging, and a name in pen on front.)
Nice, nice instrumental ska laid down by slide master Don Drummond! Don's full tone and jazzy style enriched many Studio One sides, most signifigantly those of the Skatalites, which a few of the numbers here are reminiscent of. Includes "Man In The Street", "Don Cosmic", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing with black print and deep groove. NOTE – This copy no longer has the cover, and comes in a plain sleeve.)
An early Adrian Sherwood produced dub excursion, featuring the sort of rotating lineup that was the hallmark of this period of the Dub Syndicate, before it became a vehicle for Style Scott's rhythm excursions. The sound is at times denser, and at others more open, with a more experimental and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hot ... LP Stiff (UK), 1981. Near Mint- ...
With "Rescue Me", "Age Of 5", "If You Need Me", "More Than A Person", "Rankin' Discipline", "Mr Copper", "Nightmare", "Where Did Johnny Go", "There Is Someone", "Learn My Lesson" and "Feelin' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Flo and Eddie team up with an all star crew including Earl Chinna Smith, Augustus Pablo, Leslie Professor Butler, Aston Family Man Barrett, Calton Santa Davis, and Uziah Sticky Thompson! Titles include "Prisoner Of Love", "Swing & Dine", "Party Time", "Sitting ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Reggae reeds from Dean Fraser – with some nice Fender Rhodes and keyboard too – recorded at Dynamic Sounds and Aquarius, with titles htat include "Rent A Car", "Redemption Song", "Stop Look Listen", "For The Love Of You", "I'll Always Love ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original blue label UK pressing, with inner sleeve.)
One of the greatest albums ever from General Echo – a set of raunchy lyrics from the early days of the digital age – set to some fantastic rhythms from the mighty Roots Radics! The general talks and toasts his way through the lyrics – offering up a fair bit of sensual promises in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rare Jamaican pressing! Vinyl has some press flaw bumps but plays fine.)
The purist reggae lover side of us wants to dismiss this is a largely commercial crossover record, but the electro loving side of us can't get enough of the title track, which was also covered to great effect by Rocker's Revenge. Much of the rest of the record hews closer to traditional reggae and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A later effort from the Cool Ruler, teaming him up with King Jammy. 10 tracks in all, including "Take A Look","You're Like An Angel", "Do Your Own Thing", "Kinky Lady", 'Sip Of Wine", "Curfew", "First Class Lover", "Give Love A ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Wait Until The Lights Go Down", "Oh Jah Man", "Israel Train", "Related To What", "Africa Is Rising", "She's Reggae For It", and "Ain't No Man Righteous". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo pressing, with a gold promo stamp, and tracklist sticker on the front.)
Jamaica Duke & The Mento Swingers —
Yellow Bird ... LP Dynamic Sounds (Jamaica), Early 70s. Very Good+ ...
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(Yellow label pressing.)
Hopeton Lewis —
Dynamic ... LP Dynamic (Jamaica), 1970s. Very Good ...
A nice easy rockin' slice of Jamaican soul from rock steady star Hopeton Lewis. The production is courtesy ByronLee, so it has the sort of broader appeal crossover soul influenced sound you might expect, without as much of the raw edge we look for, but a nice bit of southern R&B feel creeping ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split bottom seam, some wear, and aging.)
An unusual early set of work from Bob Marley – featuring a fair bit of Lee Perry songs, like "Stand Alone", "Brain Washing", "Keep On Moving", "Don't Rock My Boat", "Duppy Conqueror", "Soul Almighty", "Mr Brown", and "R ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed – with some light aging around the edges.)
A novelty group if there ever was one, but they still had their day with the big hit "Pass the Dutchie", not that any of them were even old enough to know what they were singing about, or should have been. Beyond that track there's not a whole lot that's remarkable about their commercial ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Unity ... LP Elektra, 1988. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
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
(White label promo, with a cutout notch and has some pen.)
Leroy Sibbles —
Now ... LP Generation, 1980. Near Mint- ...
A nice little early 80s album from Leroy Sibbles, former Heptone and Studio One stalwart. The lineup includes Santa, Horsemouth, Bopee, Bingy Bunny, Scully, Winston Wright, Gladdy, Wire Lindo and Tommy McCook, and they perform 10 tracks in all, including "Blood In The Streets", "Sing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
That's a sweet 80s cover on the front – and the record features work by Tupa Lion, Lyrical, Lady B, Patrick Z, Nada Rank, Tenor Cat, Shaba Shields, and Bengi – plus a special "French Cut Dub". LP, 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