11 tracks in all: "In My Father's House", "Rebel", "54-46 (Was My Number)", "Just A Little Herb", "Rainfall, Sunshine", "Mercy Mercy Me", "You Can't Show Me", "Gave You My Love", "I Asked the Question", " ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has few spots of tape, light wear, and an unglued bottom seam.)
8 tracks in all "I Am The Living", "Another Summer", "All The Strength We Got", "It's The Beginning Of An End", "Gone Clear", "Love Again", "Satan's Kingdom" and "Morning Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a name in marker on back.)
One of best ever albums by The English Beat – one that cemented their status as one of the most creative groups to come out of the ska revival scene! Wha'ppen has lots of fresh instrumentation and experimentation – but that's in service of some tight, insistent songcraft – and ... (Rock, Reggae)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some marker on back.)
In our sightly slanted view, the Cool Ruler's best side. Sweet and sultry lover's rock with a mad groove laid down by the Roots Radics band, and Gregory crooning away over top. Includes the classic title track, "Hot Stepper", "Cool Down The Pace", "Objection Overuled" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wild dubs from the legendary King Tubby – not really a proper live record, but rather an amazing batch of studio extrapolations that Tubby let loose at a famous concert with The Wailers – reworked beautifully in the studio with some really incredible sounds! Heavy, hypnotic rhythms ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
King Tubby & The Aggrovators —
Shalom Dub ... LP Jamaican Recordings (UK), 1975. Very Good- (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a partially unglued bottom seam.)
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great global showcase for the growing power of Bob Marley – an excellent live set recorded in London in 1975, and a date that shows Bob and The Wailers working with the crowd in this really universal spirit! The group's almost got a funkier current here than on some of their studio record ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has some red marker in the bottom right corner.)
One of many issues of the early Lee Perry/Bob Marley collaborations, this set presents many Marley classics in their early raw forms. Though Marley and Perry would both go on to greater success, these early sides are some fo their finest moments. 28 tracks in all, with 14 vocal versions, and then ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bob Marley & The Wailers —
Uprising ... LP Island, 1980. Very Good+ ...
Marley's last studio LP, this effort shows there was no letting up, either in his political stance or fiery songwriting. With the solid original rhythm section of Family Man & Carlton Barrett and the beautiful backing harmonies of the I-Three's, this set includes classic takes of "Redempti ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pablo Moses —
Song ... LP Mango, 1980. Very Good ...
A wonderful roots record from Pablo Moses, who came on the scene a little too late for his own good, as he came up during an era when the focus was beginning to shift away from roots and more towards the dancehall. This sophomore LP finds his bright vocal style still sounding solid over excellent ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Key Mystic Revealers from the 80s onward – and the title speaks truth – they're vital and crucial! The soulful vocals carry the tunes beautifully – with lead singer Anthony Wilmot burning brightly over solid tunes and rhythms laid down by legends and younger Jamaican players ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A perfect platter of digital era productions from Augustus Pablo – one of the greatest reggae instrumentalists ever – a pivotal figure from the 70s onward who modernized and digitized in the mid 80s along with the rest of the industry, balancing it with roots and acoustic elements in a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
While Romeo's finest moments were recorded under the aegis of Lee Perry, this self produced album, made not too long after the awesome War Ina Babylon set is still a solid set of roots rock. Backed by some of the finest session men in JA, including Boris Gardiner, Boo Richards, Earl Wire Lindo, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)
Compilation of tracks produced by Sly & Robbie just as they were getting the Taxi gang started and stepping out as producers in their own right, at the dawn of the Dancehall era. The rhythm tracks are top notc –, and in a lot of ways, this is our favorite period for these 2 reggae greats. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second great set from The Specials – music once billed as "revival ska" – but which has arguably gone onto have a bigger impact than the first wave of the genre! There's a rough edged quality to the music that's totally great – a rude boy aesthetic filtered through ... (Rock, Reggae)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)
Pac Man has never looked so menacing before – but the cover image might be fitting, given the way the dub versions here rips into the cuts and chomps them down to their barest essence – with the help of the Roots Radics band! The album's a key illustration of that new generation of dub ... 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
A stone classic early 80s set from dancehall heavyweight Josey Wales! Outlaw Josey Wales is an essential Greensleeves effort from 1983 – produced by Henry Junjo Lawes and backed by the mighty Roots Radics crew. Includes " It A Fi Burn", "Love I Want", "Beg You Come ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Production by Bobby Konders, Salaam Remi and Philip Burrell. 11 tracks in all, counting the intro, including "Ghetto Red Hot" by Supercat, "Boom Wa Dis" by Burro Banton, "Dem A Fight" by Red Foxx, "Mattress Jockey" by Shaggy, "Bop Scuchie" by ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
20 burning tracks in this 31st volume in the unstoppable series that's been VP's flagship dancehall compilation collection for years: Beenie Man "Dude", Elephant Man "All Out" and "Head Gone/Genie Dance" Sean Paul "Clap Your Hands Now (Get Busy rmx)" and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Another round of Studio One butter from the folks at Soul Jazz! By this point you're well informed about the status of Coxsone Dodd's Studio One operation as the cornerstone of so much Jamaican music, and Soul Jazz has approached the catalog from just about every angle, covering nearly all the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album