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Tony Aiken & FutureLiberation ... CD
Boom Shot, 2016. New Copy ... $9.99
You might remember Tony Aiken for his classic funk album Unity, from the 70s – and here, he's back again – after nearly 40 years away from the studio! The album's got a style that's a lot more reggae-influenced than before – maybe not totally a reggae record, given the other ... (Soul, Reggae) read more CD

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Dennis AlcaponeGuns Don't Argue ... CD
Trojan/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1971. New Copy ... $15.99
Guns don't argue, and neither can we – with the classic sound of this groundbreaking album from Dennis Alcapone! The record is years ahead of its time – both in the way that it takes a harder edge and more righteous vibe to the themes – but also in the way that it bubbles up with ... read more CD
Also available Guns Don't Argue ... LP 21.99

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Roland AlphonsoABC Rocksteady ... CD
Gay Feet/Dub Store (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
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 AndyGet Wise ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Prime 70s work from Horace Andy – recorded in this laidback, soul-drenched style that almost recalls the Kingston sound of a few years before! The setting is very earthy and up-close – a perfect placement for Andy's really unique vocals, which almost approximate some of the more ... read more CD

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✨✧ Black UhuruDub Factor ... CD
Mango/Island, 1983. New Copy ... $4.99 11.98
One of our top 10 dub albums of all time! This album bridges the gap between the the low-fi, down and dirty excursions of the 70's dub era, and the later high tech dub revolution brought on by On-U, Mad Professor and Jah Shaka. The rhythms here are all first rate, drawn mostly from their Chill Out ... read more CD

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Dennis BovellDecibel – More Cuts And Dubs 1976-1983 ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
Pressure Sounds does it again, with another fine collection of mighty, mighty dub! A much needed Blackbeard retrospective collecting 16 hard to get cuts from British dubmeister Dennis Bovell, rare dubs and instrumentals, plus a couple of outstanding vocal tracks from the man at the epicenter of ... read more CD
Also available Decibel – More Cuts And Dubs 1976-1983 ... LP 18.99

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Errol BrownOrthodox Dub ... CD
Dub Store (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
There's nothing orthodox about this 70s dub gem from Erroll Brown – as the album's an unusual set from start to finish – even in an era when so many dub records were being produced! There's an extra-raw sound to the whole thing – which might be hinted at by its cover image – ... read more CD

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Johnny ClarkeSatisfaction ... CD
Radiation Roots, 1979. New Copy ... $15.99
The soulful Johnny Clarke is in some wonderful company here – working with backing from a version of The Agrovators that features Sly & Robbie on some very modern rhythms, plus lead guitar from Chinna Smith and organ from Winston Wright! The group have a laidback, bad-stepping vibe that ... read more CD

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CongosHeart Of The Congos (40th anniversary 3CD edition) ... CD
17 North Parade/VP, 1976. New Copy 3CD (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
A classic slice of Jamaican roots – and an essential record from the godlike hands of Lee Perry! The set was produced by Perry at Black Ark – and instantly became the stuff of legend, even though the initial version of the album got very limited exposure – which has led to years ... read more CD

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Alton EllisLove To Share ... CD
Third World/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1979. New Copy ... $15.99
A mighty mature effort from Alton Ellis – one of the most soulful voices in Jamaican music from the 60s onward – working here on a later London session done in collaboration with the great Jackie Mittoo! The album's got a bit of a lovers rock vibe, but also hearkens back to an older ... read more CD

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Derrick Harriott & OthersDerrick Harriott Rock Steady 1966 to 1969 ... CD
Crystal/Dub Store (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
A double-length set that really digs deep into the rich array of sounds that Derrick Harriott brought to Jamaican music in the late 60s – not just cuts he recorded under his own name, but work by some of his contemporaries that were done with Derrick's help – served up here as one of ... read more CD

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Lennie HibbertMoonlight Party ... CD
Beach/Dub Store (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Sweet jazzy instrumentals from Jamaica – mellow, moonlight numbers by vibes player Lennie Hibbert and an amazing group of Carribbean players – coming together beautifully on one of his earliest records as a leader! Coming in the early 60s, there's a wonderful Afro-Carribbean jazzy soul ... read more CD

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Keith HudsonPick A Dub (expanded edition) ... CD
17 North Parade, 1974. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
The crowning achievement of the legendary Keith Hudson – a landmark album of instrumental dub that started out in very small circulation, but soon grew to become one of the most important albums of the genre! The sound here is spare, stark, and simple – but in the best way possible ... read more CD
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King Tubby, Tommy McCook & The AggrovatorsKing Tubby Meets The Aggrovators At Dub Station ... CD
Trojan/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1975. New Copy ... $15.99
A classic blend of saxophone and dub – one that shows just how much big the shift in Jamaican production styles was during the 70s! In the previous decade, reedman Tommy McCook was right on top of the mix on most of his performances – echoing the tenors of American R&B and soul ... read more CD

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✨✧ King Tubby & The AggrovatorsShalom Dub ... CD
Radiation Roots, 1975. New Copy ... $15.99
Shalom means "peace" no matter what the setting – but it's especially apt here, in a righteous set of dubs from King Tubby and The Aggrovators! The album's got a laidback vibe that really reflects the personal inner spirit that was taking hold of the Jamaican scene at the time ... read more CD

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Henry Junjo LawesJuno Presents – Big Showdown 1980 (2CD version) ... CD
Greensleeves, 1980. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 22.98
Scientist and Prince Jammy go head to head here – each mixing five dubs apiece, both with core elements supplied by the Roots Radics Band! Henry Junjo Lawes arranges the core group, and comes up with excellent bottom-heavy sounds that are a perfect base for either mixologist – ... read more CD

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Lancelot LayneBlow Way ... CD
Cree (Germany), 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $34.99 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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Tippa LeeCultural Embassador/Dub Them With Reality ... CD
Stones Throw, 2016. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 13.98
Tippa Lee's a Jamaican talent from the old school, one whose biggest fame was in the 80s – but he steps out here in a great setting that's maybe even more retro than his original work – served up in a roots reggae mode that feels like some lost Kingston classic from the 70s! The lyrics ... read more CD

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Hopeton LewisTake It Easy With The Rocksteady Beat (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Federal/Dub Store (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
A seminal set from the great Hopeton Lewis – and a record that not only firmly put the rocksteady sound on the map, but also paved the way for a rich tradition of reggae to come! The groove is nice and mellow – rhythmic on all numbers, but much more relaxed than the ska of a few years ... read more CD

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Dandy LivingstoneBest Of Dandy Livingstone ... CD
Trojan, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
Fantastic sounds from Dandy Livingstone – one of the leading lights of the UK ska scene in the 60s, and an important artist who helped England really find its own way to contribute to a Jamaican tradition! The music here is all from Dandy's important Trojan years – including key early ... read more CD
 
 



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