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African Head ChargeEnvironmental Holes & Drastic Tracks – 1981 to 1986 (My Life In A Hole In The Ground/Environmental Studies/Drastic Season/Off The Beaten Tr ... CD
On-U Sound (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 5CD ... $32.99 34.99
Seminal sounds from the On-U Sound label – a set of albums that provides one of the most lasting illustration of the label's genius! African Head Charge work in this unique blend of Jamaican dub, British post-punk electronics, and some earthier textures that might be more at home in Brian ... read more CD

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Tony Aiken & FutureLiberation ... CD
Boom Shot, 2016. New Copy ... $14.99
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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Laurel AitkenFantastic Laurel Aitken ... CD
Pressure Drop (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
Another batch of Aitken, and of all the issues by the Pressure Drop imprint, the most stylistically diverse! Like the others, this set is a reissue of a great LP, The Fantastic Laurel Aitken, which itself was a collection of singles – but having been compiled a little later than the other ... read more CD

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Gladstone Anderson/Roots RadicsGladstone Anderson Sings Songs For Today & Tomorrow/Radical Dub Session ... CD
Glad Sound/DKR, Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $13.99 21.98
The legendary Jamaican keyboards and piano groover – a pivotal player in classic ska, rocksteady and reggae – divering a surprisingly wonderful vocal album in the early 80s! Being a longtime vital player by this point, we know Gladdy was wise enough that he wouldn't of done this if he ... read more CD

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✨✧ Horace AndyIn The Light (plus In The Light Dub) ... CD
Hungry Town/17 North Parade, 1977. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Horace Andy's holding an acoustic guitar on the cover, but the record's got some searing electric lines in the mix – really bringing this sharp edge to the already-great rhythms behind Andy's famous vocals! Horace is one of the few cats who can sing in the higher end of the vocal register, ... 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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Ken BootheBest Of Ken Boothe ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99
One of the most soulful voices in Jamaican music – presented here in a wonderful collection that includes some of Ken Boothe's early rocksteady material, then runs through his bigger famous cuts of the 70s! Ken wasn't nearly as big a hit over here as artists like Jimmy Cliff or Bob Marley, ... read more CD

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Dennis BovellMek It Run ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
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 more CD
Also available Mek It Run ... LP 23.99

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Leslie Butler Plus 3We've Only Just Begun (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Federal/Dub Store (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A sweet piano album with a very groovy feel – one cut by Jamaican pianist Leslie Butler, but in a mode that's got this free-floating approach to jazz! The album features a small group – just Butler's quartet, with flute and tenor from Carlton Samuels – but there's this slightly ... (Jazz, Reggae) read more CD

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Earth & StoneKool Roots ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Great duo vocals from the team of Albert Bailey and Clifton Howell – recording here with some excellent rhythms from Sly & Robbie and the rest of the Channel One crew! The music is mostly mellow, with a stepping groove that works great for the harmonies of the pair – and there's a ... read more CD

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✨✧ FrightnrsNothing More To Say ... CD
Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
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 CD

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Eric GrantCool At The Casa Montego ... CD
Federal/Dub Store, 1960. New Copy ... $11.99 18.98
Not the usual sort of reggae or rocksteady you might expect from the Jamaican scene in the 60s – but instead a brilliant set of jazz work that shows the roots of so many styles to come! The work here isn't straight jazz – as in an American mode – but the group does have a sextet ... read more CD

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Derrick HarriottDerrick Harriott's Rock Steady Party ... CD
Crystal/Dub Store (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
A Jamaican soul classic from Derrick Harriot – and a set that really points the way towards reggae sounds to come in the 70s! There's a spare, stripped-down brilliance here that's undeniable – a real focus on Derrick's amazing vocals on the key cuts, plus some contributions from other ... read more CD
Also available Derrick Harriott's Rock Steady Party ... LP 16.99

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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
Also available Moonlight Party ... LP 21.99

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Joe HiggsLife Of Contradiction ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
The striking debut album from one of the architects of reggae, a musician who cut precious few solo records in his lengthy tenure as the godfather of Jamaican music! A key figure behind the careers of reggae's mega stars like Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff, Higgs issued few albums and singles under ... read more CD

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Joe HiggsUnity Is Power (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elevation/Pressure Sounds (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
One of the best records ever by Joe Higgs! Higgs is one of classic reggae's best songwriters and one of it's most distinctive voices – having written for, performed with or simply influenced some of the biggest names in the game – but his own great records didn't really crossover to ... read more CD

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John HoltBest Of John Holt ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99
One of the greatest soul singers of the Jamaican scene – presented here in a 40 track set that covers nearly every one of his classics! John Holt got his start in a group soul mode – with The Paragons, who are featured on some of these cuts – where he really learned to open up ... read more CD

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✨✧ Keith HudsonPick A Dub (expanded edition) ... CD
17 North Parade, 1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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Keith HudsonTuff Gong Encounter/Jammys Dub Encounter ... CD
17 North Parade, 1984. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Never-heard work from the legendary Keith Hudson – material recorded with the Wailers Band at Tuff Gong studios shortly before his too-early death – finally seeing the light of day after all these years! The set features 6 core tracks that were recorded by Hudson, and very much in the ... read more CD
Also available Tuff Gong Encounter ... LP 14.99
 
 



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