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Bob AndyLots Of Love & I (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
High Note/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Bob Andy's come a long way here from his earlier work with Marcia Griffiths – taking on some new rasta energy, as you might guess from the title – and singing in an even headier style than before! The set was recorded at Treasure Isle, with bad-stepping rhythms from Sly & Robbie, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 750 – on orange vinyl!)

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Nat BirchallSounds Almighty ... LP
Tradition Disc (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $32.99
A very different album than usual from the great tenorist Nat Birchall – a set that's no less soulful than his other records, but in a completely different way! The album's a collaboration with producer Al Breadwinner – and has this approach that feels like a lost Jamaican instrumental ... (Jazz, Reggae) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Released by Birchall himself – and limited to 200 copies!)
Also available Sounds Almighty (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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Dennis BrownCrown Prince Of Reggae ... LP
17 North Parade, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
A stellar collection of singles by one of the great voices of Jamaican music – Dennis Brown, The Crown Prince Of Reggae – singles from the early 70s to mid 80s! The vinyl version features 12 standout tracks – with backing by The Taxi Gang, The Professionals, Derrick Harriott & ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Susan CadoganGirl Who Cried (colored vinyl pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP
Grover (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
A great return to form for one of the greatest female singers of the 70s reggae scene – the lovely Susan Cadogan, who works here in a format that really lets her hit all the right sort of vibes! Rhythms are full, but laidback – and Susan's voice is beautifully upfront, maybe a bit ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 250 – on red vinyl and with bonus CD!)
Also available Girl Who Cried ... CD 8.99

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Count OssieTales Of Mozambique (with bonus tracks & download) ... LP
Dynamic Sounds/Soul Jazz (UK), 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
One of the hippest sets ever issued during the roots reggae wave of the 70s – and one of the most spiritual, too! The album's got a very special acoustic vibe at the core – earthy drumming that goes back to a pan-African tradition, these beautiful acoustic basslines that link the music ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Don DrummondMemorial Album (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A mighty tribute to the great Don Drummond – the trombonist whose tone and timing really helped the 60s Jamaican scene find its groove! Don played on countless vocal and instrumental sessions before he left this planet all too soon – and this smoking memorial album is a mighty ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 750 – on heavyweight orange vinyl!)

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EthiopiansEngine 54 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A rocksteady classic from The Ethiopians – but a set that also has plenty more going on as well! The duo work here as a Jamaican counterpart to American soul groups – one of the first and best to hit the Kingston scene – but they also open themselves up to lots of other ideas in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Engine 54 (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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FrightnrsNothing More To Say (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
The Frightnrs have plenty more to say here – and they say it in a really sharp-edged approximation of older rocksteady modes! The group are contemporary, but like the best acts on Daptone, they've got an instantly classic feel – thanks to instrumentation and production that take us ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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ImojahRockers From The Land Of Reggae ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
A fantastic set from a very righteous group – one whose name means "unity" in Swahili, and who definitely work here with such a groove! The album's got a perfect blend of rockers energy and deeper dubby sensibilities – very complex in construction, but coming across with this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gregory IsaacsMr Isaacs ... LP
Earthquake/17 North Parade, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 17.99
Fantastic early material from Gregory Isaacs – captured here early in his career, and working in a deep roots reggae mode – recording at Channel One with great direction from Ossie Hibbert! The set's laidback and righteous, in ways that let all the soulful qualities of Isaac's vocals ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MabrakDrum Talk ... LP
Dug Out (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $19.99
The drum talks on the record, but so do the basslines – which get lots of work to set the scene for the wonderful percussion work of Leroy Mabrak Mattis! The record's one of the most unusual to come out of the Kingston scene in the 70s – a bit in the rootsy territory of work by the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bob Marley & The WailersSoul Rebels ... LP
Trojan/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A key part of the Bob Marley story – especially in the years before greater fame on the Island label – as the early Trojan Records release brought together a host of key sides recorded by the group that included Bob and Peter Tosh – all produced by a young Lee Perry with some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Soul Rebels ... CD 15.99

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Mighty SparrowSlave (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
National/Modern Harmonic, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
A great 60s record from Mighty Sparrow – and the kind of set that shows just how different calypso music could sound when you got away from Harry Belafonte and the hits! The music here is every bit as political and socially conscious as earlier recordings of the genre – but you can ... (Global Grooves, Reggae) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Slave ... CD 13.99

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Junior MurvinPolice & Thieves (180 gram blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mango/4 Men With Beards, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The all time classic from Junior Murvin – as essential as any late 70s reggae! Production-wise, Police And Thieves is among Scratch's finest moments, from the most monumental period in Perry's career, during the height of the Black Ark. The title track needs no introduction from us, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing!)

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Lloyd Parks & We The PeopleMeet The People ... LP
Parks/Pressure Sounds (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 18.98
An incredibly righteous set from Lloyd Parks and his We The People band – a record that may well even top some of the most soulful sets of the roots reggae years! Parks is both bassist and singer on the set – and his strong tones on the bottom really define the slow-stepping rhythms ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee PerryCloak & Dagger ... LP
Get On Down, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 20.98
Sweet! One of the harder Scratch efforts to track down over the years, one we're always glad to come across! Recorded in the late 70s, when his wigged out follies at the Black Ark had reached their peak –though there's a bit of debate over whether these tracks were actually recorded at the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee Perry & FriendsLee Perry & Friends – Back To The Ark (4LP box set) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Upsetter (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 4LP ... $64.99
Lost nuggets from the legendary Blak Ark studio of Lee Scratch Perry – material recorded in the final years before the destruction of the studio – augmented here by Scratch, with help from Dennis Bovell on bass, Hughie Izachaar on guitar, Sylford Walker and Congo Ashanti Roy on vocals, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee Perry & The UpsettersScratch The Upsetter Again ... LP
Trojan/Antarctica Starts Here, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 24.98
Nice batch of early 70s cuts by Lee Perry, replete with his unique approach and the roots of the out there production and songwriting skills that Lee would use to transform Jamaican music for decades to come! Taken from the LPs Scratch The Upsetter Again and Eastwood Rides Again, filled with the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee Scratch PerryReturn Of Pipecock Jackson ... LP
Black Star Liner/Honest Jons (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the ultimate moments from the legendary Lee Scratch Perry – the set of recordings that shut down the Black Ark studios – and which helped build a bridge to the European scene that would help keep Perry's music alive for the next few decades! The sound of the album is even more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Rico & His BandGet Up Your Foot ... LP
Grover (UK), 2001. New Copy ... $14.99 24.99
Great later work from one of the strongest instrumental voices on the Jamaican scene – trombonist Rico Rodriguez, whose horn was showcased on countless classic sessions with different singers – and on a few key albums of his own! The approach here is great – kind of back to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Max Romeo & The UpsettersWar Ina Babylon (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Island/4 Men With Beards, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 23.99
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 more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited red vinyl pressing!)

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ScientistScientific Dub ... LP
Clocktower, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
Benchmark Scientist dub – great stuff recorded and mixed at King Tubby's near the end of the 70s – and it's some of tightest, heaviest dubs of the period! Scientist works over some of the heftiest Aggrovator sides on this legendary set – one of favorite dub records, period! One ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tennors & FriendsAnother Scorcher (includes bonus CD) ... LP
Grover (UK), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 22.99
A definite scorcher from The Tennors – a set that's overflowing with soulful harmonies from the rocksteady trio – and which also includes a few cuts by choice contemporaries as well! The rhythms here are in the best late 60s Kingston modes – plenty of pre-reggae soulful sounds ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Another Scorcher ... CD 12.99

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Tennors & FriendsReggae Girl (with bonus CD) ... LP
Trojan/Grover (UK), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 22.99
A smoking slice of work from The Tennors – plus some great cuts by other "friends" on the Jamaican scene of the late 60s! The group really shine on their own singles, then step aside to let some other artists come in too – almost all with a similar mix of soul and rocksteady ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Reggae Girl ... CD 12.99

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TetrackLet's Get Started ... LP
Greensleeves, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 17.99
A long overlooked roots treasure from harmony vocal trio Tetrack! Let's Get Started has top notch production by Augustus Pablo & arrangements by Horace Andy, plus the solid best of the Channel One musicians circa the late 70s – but it's singers Carlton Hines, Paul Mangaroo and Dave Harvey ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Let's Get Started ... LP 14.99

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Linval ThompsonLook How Me Sexy ... LP
Greensleeves, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 16.98
Linval Thompson is plenty sexy here – singing with that wonderfully sweet vocal style that hearkens back to the earliest reggae years in Kingston – but with a deeper instrumental vibe that has a much deeper bottom! The Roots Radics provide the backings, and they hit this great laidback ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bunny WailerDubd'sco Vol 1 ... LP
Solomonic/Dub Store (Japan), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 22.98
A fantastic underground gem from Bunny Wailer – one of the rare albums issued on his heady Solomonic label – an imprint that featured some of his most righteous material on record! As you'd guess from the title and the somewhat unprepossessing cover, the style here is heavily dubby ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dubd'sco Vol 1 ... CD 14.99

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Sylford WalkerLamb's Bread ... LP
17 North Parade, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
One of the deepest records of the roots reggae generation – a set that was so far ahead of its time, it never saw release until a decade after it was recorded! Sylford Walker has this very powerful way of putting over his words – part singing, part chanting – and often set to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Young Ones Of GuyanaYoung Ones Of Guyana On Tour/Reunion ... LP
BBE (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 26.98
A pair of albums from this Guyana group – both recorded overseas, and with a really unique sort of vibe! Young Ones Of Guyana On Tour was recorded in 1970, while the group was in London – at the legendary Landsdowne Studios, home to some really groundbreaking jazz at the time – a ... (Global Grooves, Reggae) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousFashion Records – Style & Fashion – A-Class Top Notch Hi Fi Sounds In Fine Style (3LP set) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), New Copy 3LP ... $29.99 31.99
An overdue look at London's Fashion Records label – an important reggae imprint that was to the British scene of the late 20th Century what Trojan was in the 70s! But Fashion also had a quality that did them one better – they recorded and issued work that originated in the UK – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousHot Shots Of Reggae (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A set that's not only a classic collection of early Jamaican gems on Trojan Records – but one that also stands as a fantastic tribute to the studio genius of early reggae producer Leslie Kong! Kong had an ear that was crucial to the rocksteady scene at the end of the 60s – and here, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered, limited edition of 1000 – on 180 gram orange vinyl!)

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VariousHustle – Reggae Disco – Kingston London New York (expanded 3LP edition – with download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... $32.99 34.98
A fantastic collection that looks at the relationship between American soul and reggae in a very unique way – not the early crossovers of soul and rocksteady in the 60s, but a big wave of disco-inspired sounds in the 70s! The set brings together some great Jamaican and British versions of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! New expanded edition – with more material than the previous version!)

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VariousKentone Ska From Federal Records – Skalvouvia 1963 to 1965 ... LP
Dub Store (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy ... $20.99 22.98
Very early ska from the Jamaican scene – served up here on a host of rare recordings from Federal Records – an important precursor to Studio One, Treasure Isle, and better-known imprints from later in the decade! While the rhythms here are often hitting the familiar mode of the style, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRedman International – Dancehall 1985 to 1989 ... LP
Dub Store (Japan), Late 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99 32.98
Sweet digital dancehall – served up here in a collection that does a great job of looking at the deeper side of the scene in the late 80s! All tracks here appeared on the Redman International label, and there's definitely a number of versions handled by the Redman himself – but only ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousStep Forward Youth – Roots Masters From The Punky Reggae Party ... LP
VP, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
A fantastic selection of tracks from a time when reggae and punk were really crossing over on the UK scene – the earliest years of the punk rock movement, when bands like The Clash, Slits, and others were bringing the sounds of Jamaica into much greater mainstream circulation! The cuts here ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousStudio One – Black Man's Pride 2 – Righteous Are The Sons & Daughters Of Jah ... LP
Studio One/Soul Jazz (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99 29.99
Deep deep sounds from a time when the Jamaican scene was taking off with a new sense of pride and power – not just the roots reggae elements that were hitting big on the global circuit, but also a much richer sense of politics and social action! The work here represents a strong change for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousStudio One Freedom Sounds – Studio One In The 60s ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
Pure gold from the earliest years of the Studio One label – great tracks that really sum up the special sort of genius that the label helped allow! As you might guess from the "freedom sounds" in the title, the late 60s marked a new period of independent action in Jamaica – a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Studio One Freedom Sounds – Studio One In The 60s ... CD 12.99

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VariousStudio One Lovers Rock ... LP
Soul Jazz/Studio One (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
A set that offers up a slightly different look at the Studio One label – and at the lovers rock style of reggae that broke big at the end of the 70s! Studio One is often known for its rough-edged early classics – but right from the start, the label had a great ear for soul – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Studio One Lovers Rock ... CD 18.99

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VariousStudio One Ska ... LP
Soul Jazz/Studio One (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 29.99
Another chapter in the Studio One story, as told by the top notch selectors at Soul Jazz, and as with the earlier editions in their Studio One series, this one's another mighty batch of Jamaican rhythm and blues. Like so many other Coxsone Dodd productions, you can hear the foundations of many ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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