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✨✧ Roland AlphonsoABC Rocksteady (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gay Feet/Doctor Bird (UK), 1968. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
A great showcase for the instrumental talents of Jamaican saxophonist Roland Alphonso – one of the key players who helped transform the sound of the scene in the 60s! But despite Roland's name on the front, the album's more of a group affair overall – directed by Boris Gardinier, and ... read more CD

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Horace AndyGood Vibes (with bonus tracks) ... CD
17 North Parade (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
A classic compilation – and we can't get enough of Horace Andy's sweet falsetto keening over these chugging, fat rhythms! A tremendous set of sides Andy cut in the mid-70s, packaged together with a few of the cuts in dub versions – all from a period when Horace was really hitting new ... read more CD

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✨✧ Nat BirchallSounds Almighty (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tradition Disc (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $15.99
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 CD
Also available Sounds Almighty ... LP 32.99

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Dennis BrownJust Dennis/Deep Down (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
A pair of albums from the great Dennis Brown – issued here along with 20 bonus tracks too! First up is Just Dennis – a hell of a debut from Dennis Brown – his first album as "just Dennis", and a soulful classic that really stands out from the pack! Just the first few ... read more CD

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Errol BrownDubb Everlasting/Dub Expression ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A pair of dub classics from Errol Brown – back to back on a single CD! Dubb Everlasting is a record that might mis-spell the name of its genre, but it's also a set that strips things right down to the core, then adds a very unique touch! Errol Brown works here in the Treasure Isle studios ... read more CD

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Susan CadoganGirl Who Cried ... CD
Grover (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
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 CD
Also available Girl Who Cried (colored vinyl pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP 22.99

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Johnny ClarkeCreation Rebel ... CD
17 North Parade, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 21.98
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 more CD
Also available Creation Rebel ... LP 31.99

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✨✧ Count Ossie & Mystic Revelation Of RastafariGrounation ... CD
Dub Store (Japan), 1972. New Copy 2 CDs ... $20.99 24.98
An amazing record, and one of the most spiritual, righteous sets to ever come from Jamaica in the 70s – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given that scene at the time! The vibe here is really rootsy, and almost more spiritual jazz than reggae – with lots of spare percussion from Count ... read more CD

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EthiopiansEngine 54 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $12.99
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 CD
Also available Engine 54 (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ GayladsFire & Rain (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $12.99
The title track is the big hit by James Taylor – but don't hold that against The Gaylads, as the trio make the tune very much their own – as they do with all the fantastic material in this set! The group work here with superb production from Leslie Kong – slow-burning rocksteady ... read more CD

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GladiatorsPresenting The Gladiators (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Studio One, Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
Essential work from The Gladiators – exactly the kind of group that did so well in the early Studio One approach! The group are in a familiar mode – a Jamaican soul trio with a strong lead, and warm harmony backup – but there's also maybe a bit more of an edge going on here ... read more CD

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Harry J All StarsLiquidator (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $12.99
One of our favorite Trojan Records albums of all time – a sweet set of Hammond-heavy instrumentals from the Harry J All-Stars – with a great groove that links the sound of Kingston with the soul styles of Booker T & The MGs! The organ is wonderful throughout – maybe like the ... read more CD

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John HoltLike A Bolt (aka Fabulous John Holt) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $12.99
One of the tightest, deepest albums ever from Jamaican singer John Holt – even if it has a slightly strange history, due to repackagings and retitling over the years! Holt had been making music for over a decade by the time of this set – and while he still works with some of the bad-ste ... read more CD

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Imojah/Phillip FullwoodRockers From The Land Of Reggae/Words In Dub (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1982. New Copy 2CDs ... $18.99
A pair of near-lost albums – back to back, with bonus tracks too! The core album Rockers From The Land Of Reggae is a fantastic set from a very righteous group – Imojah, whose name means "unity" in Swahili, and who definitely work here with such a groove! The album's got a ... read more CD
Also available Rockers From The Land Of Reggae ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ King TubbyConcrete Jungle Dub ... CD
Dub Store (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A 70s dub masterpiece – and one of the records that really set the standard for the genre! Producer Winston Riley first rose to reggae fame in the Techniques, but here he's a master of the instrumental mode – working with a group of all-star musicians at Harry J's and King Tubby's ... read more CD

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Lancelot LayneBlow Way ... CD
Cree (Germany), 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99 39.99
The first-ever collection we've seen to focus on the mighty talents of Lancelot Layne – an important talent on the Trinidad scene of the 70s – and an artist who really helped forge a unique hybrid of soul at the time! The music here isn't the usual Caribbean club groove – ... (Global Grooves, Reggae) read more CD

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersSoul Rebels ... CD
Trojan/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A record that's got maybe the cheesiest cover of any album by Bob Marley – and a set that's a bit notorious, too – as producer Lee Perry never shared money with the Wailers for the first few years of release! Still, the package is a key part of the Bob Marley story – especially ... read more CD
Also available Soul Rebels ... LP 20.99

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Mighty DiamondsPlanet Earth/Planet Mars Dub ... CD
Hot Milk (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
A mighty cool little package – one that features both the full Planet Earth album, and the Planet Mars Dub version of the record – presented in a great style that features the albums intertwined, so that each regular track followed by the dub version! The Mighty Diamonds' vocals are ... read more CD

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Sugar MinottSugar Minott At Studio One ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Seminal sounds from the mighty Sugar Minott – a singer who's sweet-voiced style was perfect for the changes going on at Studio One in the late 70s! Sugar grew up on the soulful styles of the rocksteady years – and here, as Studio One begins to step into some dancehall modes, his vocals ... read more CD

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Derrick MorganMoon Hop/Derrick Morgan In London (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pama/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
The complete Pama recordings of Derrick Morgan – served up here on two full albums, plus a heck of a lot of bonus tracks too! First up is the classic Moon Hop album – a set titled after one of Morgan's biggest singles, and one that has a bit of a different groove too! The album was ... read more CD

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Native (Wayne Jobson)Rockstone – Native's Adventures With Lee Perry At The Black Ark – September 1977 ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A rare moment from the hazy final days of the Black Ark – deeply dark grooves from Native, and a set that's got a surprisingly strong story too – as told in the detailed liner notes! Lee Scratch Perry works his mystical magic on the then largely unknown Wayne Jobson's Native – ... read more CD

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Lee Perry & OthersMr Perry I Presume ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A wealth of unreleased tracks and unreleased mixes from the studios of the mighty Lee Scratch Perry – material that was mostly recorded during a very fruitful time in the mid 70s, when Lee was turning out a fair bit of tracks that were only issued on one-off dub plates, to be spun by only the ... read more CD

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Lee Scratch Perry & The UpsettersUpsetter/Scratch The Upsetter Again ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy ... $12.99
A pair of classic Lee Scratch Perry albums – back to back on a single CD! First up is the legendary Upsetter record – revolutionary at the time, still great today – and done with a spare sound that displays the roots of his unique approach! These early tracks don't have the ... read more CD

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Ras Michael & The Sons Of NegusNone A Jah Jah Children (with bonus tracks) ... CD
17 North Parade, Mid 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 21.99
Righteous sounds from Ras Michael and The Sons Of Negus – easily one of the most powerful groups of the rastafari years in reggae! The album's got a very deep feel right from the start – not just because the lyrics and vocals are very powerful, but also because the group features a ... read more CD

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Cynthia SchlossReady & Waiting (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
TSG/P-Vine (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
The debut album from Cynthia Schloss – a reggae singer who'd go on to bring a whole new level of soul to Jamaican music! In fact, the album's maybe half reggae, and half soul – delivered by Cynthia with a range that would have been right at home in American soul in the early 70s, ... read more CD
(Part of the excellent Groove-Diggers series!)

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Tennors & FriendsReggae Girl ... CD
Trojan/Grover (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
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 CD
Also available Reggae Girl (with bonus CD) ... LP 19.99

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Jr Thomas & The VolcanosRockstone ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $10.99 13.98
A sweet second album from Jr Thomas & The Volcanos – a contemporary group, but one who get the sound of late 60s Kingston just right! These guys are to reggae and rocksteady what the Dap-Kings are to classic funk – younger modern artists who are completely devoted to finding the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Bunny WailerDubd'sco Vol 1 ... CD
Solomonic/Dub Store (Japan), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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 CD
Also available Dubd'sco Vol 1 ... LP 20.99

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VariousDoing Our Thing – More Soul From Jamdown 1972 to 1982 ... CD
Cree (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 24.98
A long-overdue second volume of the Soul From Jamdown series – issued 15 years after the first one, and maybe even more incredible overall! As before, the focus here is on Jamaican music that draws very direct inspiration from American soul – sometimes as cover versions of famous ... (Funky Compilations, Reggae) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousDown Town Albums Collection (Red Red Wine Vols 1 & 2/Blow Your Horn/Your Musical Doctor/bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
A treasure trove of reggae, rocksteady, and blue beat work from the late 60s – all of it originally released under the guidance of producer Dandy – also a reggae artists of his own, with roots in Kingston, and working here with a big impact on the UK scene! The albums here were all ... read more CD

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VariousFashion Records – Style & Fashion – A-Class Top Notch Hi Fi Sounds In Fine Style ... CD
Fashion/Soul Jazz (UK), 1980s/1990s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 22.99
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 CD
Also available Fashion Records – Style & Fashion – A-Class Top Notch Hi Fi Sounds In Fine Style (3LP set) ... LP 29.99

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VariousGay Jamaica Independence Time (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Treasure Isle/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
A record that's brimming over with pride for the new musical grooves coming out of Kingston – and a rare compilation on the legendary Treasure Isle record from producer Duke Reid! The tunes here are great and gritty – almost as if Reid was finding a way to capture the energy of a sound ... read more CD

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VariousJamaica Jazz 1931 to 1962 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99 29.99
A huge vision of Jamaican music in the pre-reggae years – a wealth of jazz recordings from the 40s and 50s, including some key sides of Jamaican musicians who emigrated to London! The set features way more than just some early instrumental moments in the years before ska and rocksteady ... (Jazz, Reggae) read more CD

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VariousJamaican Jazz From Federal Records – Carib Roots, Jazz, Mento, Latin, Merengue, & Rhumba 1960 to 1968 ... CD
Dub Store (Japan), 1960s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Fantastic sounds from the years before reggae became the international sound of Jamaica – music from the island nation's jazz scene, which was at the crossroads of so many different styles of music – jazz from the north, Latin rhythms from Cuba and Puerto Rico, and a fair bit of other ... read more CD

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VariousKing Size Reggae (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $12.99
A classic Trojan Records compilation – of the same sort as their famous Tighten Up albums, but a lot more obscure! As with those gems, the approach here is to present the overseas listener with some of the coolest, most cutting tracks from the Kingston scene – numbers that probably saw ... read more CD

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VariousNo More Heartaches/What Am I To Do ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99
A pair of Trojan Records compilations – back to back on a single CD! Both of these sets are way more than just collections of early rocksteady and reggae – as the set list of both records was surprisingly special – and often included some obscurities from Trojan, and well as ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousPut On Your Best Dress – Sonia Pottinger Ska & Rocksteady 1966/1967 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
Killer Jamaican grooves from one of the hippest, most unusual producers on the Kingston scene of the 60s – the legendary Sonia Pottinger, one of the few female forces working in ska and rocksteady at the time! Sonia had a great ear that was very close to the ground – able to pick up on ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousRare & Unreleased Ska Recordings From Federal Records Vaults 1964/1965 ... CD
Federal/Dub Store (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Killer work from a time when the Jamaican music scene was really coming into its own – served up here from the vaults of Federal Records, who were one of the key imprints helping capture the new Kingston sounds of the 60s! Federal already had roots in Jamaican jazz and other styles, which ... read more CD

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VariousSoul Of Jamaica/Here Comes The Duke (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
A pair of early compilations on Trojan Records – both of which focus on the legendary Treasure Isle productions of Duke Reid! Soul Of Jamaica is a set that definitely lives up to its name – as producer Duke Reid was right at the height of his talents – taking all the previous ... read more CD

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VariousStep Forward Youth – Roots Masters From The Punky Reggae Party ... CD
VP, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 18.98
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 CD

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VariousStudio One – Black Man's Pride 2 – Righteous Are The Sons & Daughters Of Jah ... CD
Studio One/Soul Jazz (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
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 CD
Also available Studio One – Black Man's Pride 2 – Righteous Are The Sons & Daughters Of Jah ... LP 26.99

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VariousStudio One – Black Man's Pride 3 – None Shall Escape The Judgement Of The Almighty ... CD
Studio One/Soul Jazz (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A fantastic collection of righteous work from the 70s years of Studio One – tracks from a time when the label was giving voice to some of the deeper cultural strands of Jamaican music, including a fair bit of Rastafarian-inspired material – presented here by both bigger names at the ... read more CD
Also available Studio One – Black Man's Pride 3 – None Shall Escape The Judgement Of The Almighty (with bonus download) ... LP 26.99

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VariousStudio One Freedom Sounds – Studio One In The 60s ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
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 CD
Also available Studio One Freedom Sounds – Studio One In The 60s ... LP 26.99

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VariousSummer Records Anthology 1974 to 1988 ... CD
Summer/Light In The Attic, Mid 70s/1980s. New Copy ... $4.99
Another blistering treasure trove of Canadian reggae! You heard us right, this batch of deep and heavy roots comes all the way from Toronto, and though it may be geographically isolated from the Caribbean, the vibes are deeply rooted foundation rock, not unlike some of the other astoundingly great ... read more CD
(Dual Disc includes documentary shot in Toronto between 1979 & 1982.)

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VariousTake Us Home – Boston Roots Reggae 1979 to 1988 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/1980s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A surprisingly strong collection of reggae recorded in Boston during the 80s – or maybe not that surprising at all, given that the city had a growing Caribbean population, and a very strong college audience for the music! Still, the package is a huge discovery – strong quality work ... read more CD
Also available Take Us Home – Boston Roots Reggae 1979 to 1988 ... LP 24.99
 
 



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