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.)
Early Black Uhuru sides, in between the Black Sounds OF Freedom LP they cut with Prince Jammy and their later LPs for Island, these are the first recordings they did with Sly & Robbie, a team with whom they'd go on to much greater success with later. Still, we find ourselves coming back to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Jamaican Taxi pressing with red print labels. Cover has some wear and aging.)
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
(US pressing. Cover has a lighty bent corner.)
Dennis Bovell —
Mek It Run ... LP Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Near Mint- 2LP ...
Fresh dubs of rare tracks by Dennis Bovell – all redone recently, but with a vibe that's right up there with the best of classic Kingston! The package has a fascinating origin – in that Bovell had a recent medical ban on playing the bass, so decided to turn the clock back, dig up some ... 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
(Mango/Island pressing. Cover has an unglued bottom seam and some light wear.)
Full strength roots from Dr Aminatado! In a perfect world, this album would need no introduction from us – it's classic caliber to say the least! For those yet to visit the doctor, this is the perfect perscription –in which Dr Alimantado and Lee Scratch Perry lead you through a top ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(32nd Anniversary edition on Keyman. Cover has a cutout notch.)
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
(Jamaican pressing with Soundwave stamp. Cover has light wear and a small sticker.)
(Includes the insert. Label on Side 1 has some peeled spots.)
Bob Marley —
Exodus ... LP Island, 1977. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
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
Early, early Coxsone Dodd produced sides of groovy rocksteady, voiced by a young Bob Marley with Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. While we don't find this material nearly as compelling as his later work produced by Lee Perry and then his huge international hits, it's great Studio One rocksteady and an ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)
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
Some of the deepest, trippiest sounds from the Jamaican scene in the 70s – a classic collection of dubbed-up cuts from Agustus Pablo – who throws in loads of sweet melodica lines to the rhythms, at least in between hits of the pipe he's smoking on the cover! Pablo took the laidback ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Jamaican pressing. Label has a Hopeton Lewis stamp.)
Ras Michael —
Know Now ... LP Shanachie, 1989. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
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
(Cover has a cut corner.)
Orthodox ... LP Universal Life Church, 1981. Very Good ...
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(Cover has a split top seam, half split bottom seam, and light surface wear.)
A big big crossover album from the UK ska scene of the early 80s – built upon the ashes of the older Specials group, but still with plenty of the dark edges we'd come to expect in Jerry Dammers work! There's a bit more electric instrumentation at the bottom of the tracks, but the sound is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has light wear and a Free Nelson Mandela sticker.)
A great collection of some of the great soulful reggae Toots and The Maytals licensed to Island in the mid 70s, with all the enduring hits: "54-46 That's My Number", "Reggae Got Soul", "Funky Kingston", "Sweet & Dandy", "Time Tough" and "Pr ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A real classic in mainstream reggae – the first full length set from Peter Tosh after his earlier singles with The Wailers! The record's still one of Tosh's greatest on record – composed, arranged, and produced by Peter himself – with tracks that include "Legalize It", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Like much of Tosh's work after leaving the Wailers, this album is a bit uneven, but still has a couple of nuggets of fiery roots rock. There's a crack band behind him on these self-produced tunes, with Sly & Robbie, Mikey Chung and Skully Sims. Includes "Nothing But Love", "The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Jamaican pressing on Intel Diplo. Cover has a partially unglued bottom seam.)
A stone classic from Tapper Zukie – working here in a mixture of sung vocals and spoken parts that virtually defines the dee jay style of reggae in the 70s! Tapper's got this righteous power that's undeniable – this quality of confidence without arrogance, at a level that some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label with silver print. Both vinyl and cover in fantastic shape!)
The pioneering reggae compilation series from Trojan – documenting the great singles that were busting boundaries and paving the way for the worldwide love of Jamaican music! The second volume in the Reggae Chartbusters series features a fantastic collection of singles from 1969 and 1970 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing in the foil cover, with some edge wear and sticker remnants on one corner.)
Hard-wailing classics from a key year in the Trojan Records catalog – 1969, a time when the British company was really building a bridge to bring the music of Jamaica over to the London scene – where it would have an undeniable impact for years to come! This set features a great mix of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the first great sounds to come from the legendary Studio One Records – an assortment of early rocksteady singles, including a fair bit of rare gems we've never heard before! These rocksteady tracks are the precursor to later reggae work from Jamaica – and show a strong ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album