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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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Roland AlphonsoABC Rocksteady ... CD
Gay Feet/Dub Store (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $10.99 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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Aquarius SoundsDubbing At Aquarius Studios 1977 to 1979 ... CD
Jamaican Recordings (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Heavy dub from the enigmatic Aquarius Studios on the Kingston scene of the late 70s – the creative center of Herman Chin-Loy – whose work on the scene not only helped shape the sound of dub music for the future, but also launched the career of Augustus Pablo! The work here is mostly ... 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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Cornell CampbellDance In A Greenwich Farm ... CD
Radiation Roots (Italy), 1975. New Copy ... $15.99
Sublime soul from Cornell Campbell – a Jamaican singer, but one who lists Sam Cooke, Curtis Mayfield, and Bobby Womack as his strongest inspirations! You can definitely hear that trio of heavyweights on Cornell's vocals here – which are wonderful, and filled with inflections from 60s ... read more CD

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Johnny ClarkeEnter Into His Gates With Praise ... CD
Attack/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1975. New Copy ... $15.99
A killer 70s set from Johnny Clarke – a set that's as spiritual as it is bad-stepping – thanks to righteous lyrics from Clarke, and some superdope rhythms from The Aggrovators! The album's got a laidback vibe that provides a subtle slide for the message in the music – very ... 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
Also available Heart Of The Congos (40th anniversary 3LP edition) ... LP 34.99

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Don DrummondDon Cosmic ... CD
Studio One, Late 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
An incredible collection of work from one of the coolest musicians on the Jamaican scene in the 60s – the legendary Don Drummond – an artist who was schooled in jazz trombone, then went on to use the instrument as a surprisingly powerful force in ska, rocksteady, and reggae! This ... read more CD
Also available Don Cosmic ... LP 28.99

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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
Also available Love To Share ... LP 21.99

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Marcia GriffithsNaturally/Steppin ... CD
Sky Note/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
A pair of albums from Marcia Griffiths – the well-titled queen of reggae at the end of the 70s! First up is Naturally, a fantastic album from Marcia Griffiths – very much the kind of material that made her one of the best female singers on the Jamaican scene in the 70s! The set's got ... read more CD

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✨✧ Derrick Harriott & The CrystalitesPsychedelic Train (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
A stunningly soulful set from Derrick Harriott – who works here as a one-man powerhouse on vocals, arrangements, and production! The set's definitely got some of the psychedelic elements promised on the cover – almost to rocksteady what the late 60s Norman Whitfield productions were to ... read more CD

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Lennie HibbertMoonlight Party ... CD
Beach/Dub Store (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 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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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 TubbyKing Tubby's Presents – Soundclash Dubplate Style ... CD
Dub Store (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
A classic album of dubplate "specials" – all put together by King Tubby, the man who claims to have invented the style at the start of the 70s! As you might know, dubplates were special acetate versions of tunes that were coveted by DJs in Kingston – tracks that were pressed ... read more CD
Also available King Tubby's Presents – Soundclash Dubplate Style ... LP 21.99

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King TubbyKing Tubby's Presents – Soundclash Dubplate Style Part 2 ... CD
Firehouse/Dub Store (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A mindblowing moment from the legendary King Tubby – a set that takes his original Soundclash album, and strips it to the core – served up in an assortment of very heavy digital dubs that are maybe even more bass-heavy that work from the analogue generation! Despite the late date of ... 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 ... $11.99
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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KingstoniansSufferer (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $11.99
A stunning example of the way that the harmony trio had developed in late 60s Jamaica – a short but fantastic evolution of a mode that began in American soul, yet quickly expanded into something else entirely during the rocksteady years – to the point where it became the global calling ... read more CD

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Henry Junjo LawesJuno Presents – Big Showdown 1980 (2CD version) ... CD
Greensleeves, 1980. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 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 ... $26.99 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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Hopeton LewisTake It Easy With The Rocksteady Beat (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Federal/Dub Store (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 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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