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
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
(Recent pressing on blue vinyl.)
Black Uhuru —
Red ... LP Mango, 1981. Near Mint- ...
One of our favorite Black Uhuru LPs, when they'd fully matured as a group under the production of Sly & Robbie, with a tight modern reggae sound that few other groups could match from that era. Heavy, heavy grooves saddled with the trios potent lyrics and harmony vocals, including the massive ... 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
(Cover has light wear.)
Dennis Brown & John Holt —
Wild Fire ... LP Tad's (UK), Mid 80s. Very Good- ...
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(White label pressing with Sterling stamp. Cover has edge wear, bent corners, unglued bottom seam held with pieces of tape, and small stickers.)
A dozen classic tracks from Burning Spear, with Winston Rodney delivering a righteous roots message over some of the most thunderous riddims cut during reggae's golden age! One of the Reggae Greats series of compilations Island put together and released in the early 80s, when many of these tracks ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic work from Johnny Clarke – one of the younger Jamaican vocalists to emerge in the 70s – given that he started recording at a time when the music had already crossed the Atlantic and was making some big global waves – leaving it to singers like Johnny to bring the whole ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Featuring backing by the Revolutionaries. 10 tracks in all: "Hypocrite", "Babylon Bridge", "Blackie Blackie", "Too Late Shall Be Your Cry", "Only Jah Knows", "Tribal Avenue", "Danger Light", "Age Of Creation", "Ja ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The third album from The English Beat and another step further away from their rougher roots – which may not have sat well with strident fans of their earlier, punchier ska revival sounds – but it stands up today as one of the most timeless leftfield pop albums of the early 80s! The ... (Rock, Reggae)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)
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
While he's much better known for his lover's rock and the huge chart hits he scored with it, back in 1977 Gregory Isaacs cut this roots side, at Channel One, under Ossie Hibbert, and he does more than a respectable job with the material. The rhythms are provided by the Revolutionaries, providing a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a vintage price sticker.)
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
A modern dub classic! Dennis Bovell had really hit his stride with many of these rhythms laid down for the great dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson's Forces of Victory & Bass Culture LPs, and they're given just the right touch of tasty dub effects here. Nice horn lines floating over thunderous ... 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
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
The first Bob Marley album on Island Records – and the start of a really legendary run that would not only transform reggae in the 70s, but the rest of popular music as well! Chris Blackwell's partially at the helm on production, but the album was mostly recorded in classic Kingston studios ... 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
A key moment in the career of the legendary Freddie McGregor – easily one of the best-known voices in reggae in the post-Marley years! The set captures Freddie at his youthful best – coming off of time doing vocal group work, but really shining strongly as a lead singer on his own ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Choice early 80s rockers from Augustus Pablo and the Rockers crew: Augustus Pablo, Junior Dan, Flabba Holt, Jah Bunny, Robbie Shakespeare, Albert Malawi, Style Scott, Santa Davis, Horsemouth Wallace, Bingy Bunny, Chinna Smith, Hugh Mundell, Delroy Williams, Norris Reid and others. Includes "Ea ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Shanachie. Cover has clear tape on the spine.)
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
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
(Recent reissue pressing.)
Lee Perry & Friends —
Black Arkives ... LP DIP/Justice League (UK), 1970s. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
Massive! An incredibly sweet, funky batch Black Ark reggae – killer cuts by Leo Graham, The Imposters, Dillinger, The Gladiators and more, most especially, the mighty Upsetters! A number of the vocal tracks have a sweet harmony sound, and while other compilations often pair dubs and vocal ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pivotal Black Ark material from Lee Perry – with brilliantly tripped out echoey dub production – and scorching instrumentation laid down by the mighty Upsetters! Split roughly in half between Perry's nicely gritty instrumental moodcraft and hazy vocals, this collection features some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing on black marbled vinyl.)
Pusher Man ... LP Pioneer International (Canada), 1978. Very Good ...
A major outing from Rico Rodrigues – one of the great Trombonists of the pre-ska era, who continued to lead the way with his horn throughout all the periods Jamaican music would morph through, but maintained a sound rooted in jazz. The group is pretty large, sort of a Jamaican all stars, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK blue rim Island pressing. Cover has a large corner cut.)
We're not entirely certain what to make of this reissue, as it seems to have some conflicting information in the notes, but we do know that's it a nice fat set of rhythms with some nice space age sound effects dropped over top, deep echo and nice reverb thunderclaps punctuating the mix at just the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Compilation of tracks produced by Sly & Robbie just as they were getting the Taxi gang started and stepping out as producers in their own right, at the dawn of the Dancehall era. The rhythm tracks are top notc –, and in a lot of ways, this is our favorite period for these 2 reggae greats. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early and mid 80s rhythms produced & played by Sly & Robbie with the Taxi Gang, this set has the sort of modern dub feel we love so much about the Black Uhuru Dub Factor LP, nice rhythms with an updated feel, but not too much of the slick, crisp edge that ruins so much of today's digidub. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We can't think of a better title for an album by the Rhythm Twins! 8 excellent bubbling rockers, with production by Joe Gibbs and Errol Thompson, crisp steppers, bouncing dancehall sounds and laid back rockers: "Syncopation", "Free Ticket To Ride", "Earthscan", " ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Funky keyboards and dubby grooves – a great little record that's as much inspired by Jamaican music as it is the longer legacy of American funky jazz! Soul Sugar first started giving us 45s about a decade ago, but their sound has really matured over the years – as leader/keyboard ... (Deep Funk, Reggae)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has some sticker remnants.)
Steely & Clevie —
When? ... LP VP, Early 90s. Near Mint- ...
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(Cover has a bit of marker.)
Keith Stewart —
Now! ... LP Federal (Jamaica), 1972. Very Good ...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Third World get in on the reggae soundtrack action with this set – mostly tracks from other albums. Features their seminal soul hit "Now That We've Found Love", plus "Third World Man", "African Woman", "Street Fighting", "96 In The Shade", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
You could go 'round and 'round with music historians arguing whether or not this album, or Java Java Java or Aquarius Dub was the first full length dub LP, but it makes no difference to us, this is one mighty set of Perryisms, wrought in the pre-Black Ark era. There's a dozen of the Upsetter's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue. Shrinkwrap is cracked a little at the opening.)
A nice collection from UA's Anthology Of Reggae Collector Series, of some of Delroy Wilson's best early work under Coxsonne Dodd for Studio One. A dozen great numbers for the prodigal star, including "Trying To Conquer Me", "Riding For A Fall", "Run Run Free", "Fe ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
No monkey business here – as the collection's an incredible document of early reggae tracks that broke big on the UK scene – embraced by the first wave of young skinheads who took the torch from earlier mods! Use of the word "skinhead" here is nothing like its later use in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Winson riley and the techniques posse take on the Jammy's crew with this nice version LP. 9 tracks: "Killer Sound" by Little Kirk, "Don't Want To Go Astray" by The Techniques, "Bad Boy Posse" by Yamie Bolo, "Rebel Style" by Dean Frazer, "Boom Shack ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
10 tracks in all: "Jah In The Hills" and "Straight To Ethiopia" by Augustus Pablo, "What A Tribulation" by Jah Bull, "One In The Spirit" by Sister Frica, "Humble Yourself" by Asher & Trimble, "Love & Unity" by Tetrack, "Away ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The third solid volume in this series of dirty, funky Jamaican breaks, beats and riddims! Like the first two, there's a handful of tracks that may be familiar to you from hip hop and dancehall samples, and some that are just stone funky jammies on their own, plus crazy Dee Jay shouts and bonus ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album