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AbbyssiniansSatta (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
VP, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
An essential roots album! A mid 70s landmark of harmony roots, the Abyssinians' Satta is hard to beat for hardcore, spiritual roots delivered over hypnotically pulsing rhythms. Robbie Shakespeare, plus Horsemouth, Boo Richards, Micky Chung, Chinna Smith and Clive Hunt and Geoffrey Chung are among ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(On red vinyl!)

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Horace AndyGood Vibes (with bonus tracks) ... LP
17 North Parade (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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Nat BirchallTradition Disc In Dub – Nat Birchall Meets Al Breadwinner ... LP
Ancient Archive Of Sound (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $36.99 49.99
A fantastic album in the new dub tradition that UK saxophonist Nat Birchall has been exploring – recorded modes that are very different than his spiritual jazz albums, but equally cool overall! The vibe here is maybe like some lost date recorded at King Tubby's – but with more of a ... (Jazz, Reggae) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dennis BovellDecibel – More Cuts And Dubs 1976-1983 ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99 28.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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Dennis BrownCrown Prince Of Reggae ... LP
17 North Parade, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99 23.98
A stellar collection of singles by one of the great voices of Jamaican music – Dennis Brown, The Crown Prince Of Reggae – singles from the early 70s to mid 80s! The vinyl version features 12 standout tracks – with backing by The Taxi Gang, The Professionals, Derrick Harriott & ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Glen Brown & OthersCheck The Winner – The Original Pantomine Instrumental Collection 1970 to 1974 ... LP
VP, Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99 23.98
Glen Brown's often the producer here – helming the decks on a host of classic cuts from the early 70s – but he also emerges as the main character too, at times when he steps to the mic and adds in a bit of encouragement to the proceedings! Brown's not really working in deejay mode ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Cornell CampbellI Man A The Stal-A-Watt ... LP
Third World/17 North Parade, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Cornell Campbell's essentially saying that he's a stalwart – something we can completely agree with, given his strong legacy in Jamaican music – and the sublime sound of a 70s classic like this! Cornell's got a higher range than some of his contemporaries, but never in a way that makes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny ClarkeCreation Rebel ... LP
17 North Parade, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99 39.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny ClarkeRockers Time Now ... LP
Frontline/Get On Down, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 20.98
A great moment for Jamaican singer Johnny Clarke – who really got a chance to shine in the mainstream with this classic album for Virgin – a record that should have given Clarke the same kind of international fame as some of his contemporaries on Island Records! All the element here ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dave & Ansell CollinsDouble Barrel (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Early 70s. New Copy ... $28.99 29.98
Fantastic work from the team of Dave Baker and Ansel Collins – one a soulful singer from the Jamaican rocksteady scene, the other a hip keyboardist whose organ lines really make the album shimmer! The pair scored a huge international hit with this album – and the whole thing was a key ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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CongosHeart Of The Congos (40th anniversary 3LP edition) ... LP
17 North Parade/VP, 1976. New Copy 3LP (reissue)... $46.99 49.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Heart Of The Congos (40th anniversary 3CD edition) ... CD 23.99

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CultureTwo Sevens Clash (3LPs – 40th anniversary edition) ... LP
Joe Gibbs/17 North Parade, 1978. New Copy 3LP ... $46.99 49.98
Essential! The mighty debut album from African disciples Culture pairing up with the Mighty Two, Joe Gibbs and Errol Thompson is one of the landmark sets of roots reggae, a defining moment of the genre dropped during the year when two sevens clashed. And though the apocalypse didn't rain down ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Desmond Dekker & The SpecialsKing Of Kings (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1993. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 29.99
A really great pairing of talents – the vocals of the legendary Desmond Dekker and the talents of UK revivalists The Specials – coming together in a set that really brings out the best of both acts at the same time! The Specials are really back to 2Tone basics here – but maybe ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dr AlimantadoBest Dressed Chicken In Town ... LP
Greensleeves (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Full strength roots from Dr Aminatado! In a perfect world, this album would need no introduction from us – it's classic caliber to say the least! For those yet to visit the doctor, this is the perfect perscription –in which Dr Alimantado and Lee Scratch Perry lead you through a top ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Don DrummondDon Cosmic ... LP
Studio One, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Don Cosmic ... CD 18.99

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Errol DunkleyDarling Ooh (brown vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Trojan/Real Gone, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 23.99
Slinky, soulful, and completely seductive sounds from the great Erroll Dunkley – not the person pictured on the cover, but a wonderful Jamaican singer who works here alongside superb production from Sonia Pottinger! The tunes are all laidback, but never sleepy – that perfect early ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on "root beer" vinyl – which is all cool and swirly!)
Also available Darling Ooh (with bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99

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Clancy EcclesFreedom (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
The legendary Freedom album from Clancy Eccles – one of the first great talents to emerge in the Jamaican scene of the 60s – a singer whose recorded history even predates rocksteady and ska, and who had an undeniable impact on the early sound of reggae! Eccles is a genius – a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 750 – on heavyweight orange vinyl!)

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Joe GibbsAfrican Dub All Mighty – Chapter 2 ... LP
Joe Gibbs/VP, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Second installment in Joe Gibbs' African Dub series, featuring super-heavy spaced out dubs of Gibbs' solid gold rocker's rhythms. Somehow he manages to sound just this side of gimmicky when dropping in all those weird sound effects of dogs barking and sirens, but with those chubby riddims ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(40th Anniversary remaster!)

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Gold ConnectionGold Connection ... LP
Federal/Dub Store (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 22.98
An obscure little record, but a soulful one too – a rare 70s Federal Records session that mixes together reggae and soul – with vocals by a trio of female singers that includes a young Marcia Griffiths and Cynthia Schloss! Lots of tracks take a disco inspiration, but slow the pace down ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Keith HudsonEntering The Dragon (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Secret (UK), 1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Heavy sounds from the great Keith Hudson – a set that may well be one of his best of the 70s, thanks in part to some excellent rhythms from the Soul Syndicate crew! Keith doesn't have the most soulful voice in Jamaican music – but he's a heck of a producer, and really brings plenty of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Keith HudsonFlesh Of My Skin Blood Of My Blood with bonus tracks) ... LP
Mamba/VP, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
One of the crowning achievements of the legendary Keith Hudson – a record that was originally issued on his own tiny label, with very little circulation at the time – but a set that's gone on to become the stuff of legend, thanks to Hudson's revolutionary work in the studio! The record ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Remaster of the original Mamba pressing and longer titled version of the classic Flesh Of My Skin Blood Of My Blood – with three bonus tracks and new liner notes.)

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Keith HudsonJammy's Dub Encounter ... LP
17 North Parade, 1984. New Copy ... $19.99 23.98
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! This set features dub tracks from the sessions, with studio work from King Jammy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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I RoyObserver Book Of I Roy ... LP
17 North Parade, 1976/1977. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 23.98
The uber-classic Observer Book Of I-Roy – the masterful collection of mid 70s material, which collected, add up to some of the very finest recordings that great Jamaican deejay I-Roy recorded with writer, arranger, producer Niney The Observer! The album is essential a top notch round-up of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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IjahmanAre We A Warrior (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mango/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 28.98
A lost roots classic from the under-discovered I Jah Man Levi – a fantastically righteous artist, working here on a set that even stands apart from some of the best of the Island Records scene at the time! The production is great – handled by Ijahman and Geoffrey Chung – a bit ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Impact All StarsJava Java Java Java ... LP
Get On Down, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 20.98
Pivotal early dub! Depending upon whose history of the Jamaican recording industry you subscribe to, this is can be considered by many to be the first dub LP – and whether that's proveable or not, it's certain among the first! History aside, it's a mighty set with some raw early dub style ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Jah LionColombia Colly (180 gram pressing – with bonus track) ... LP
Mango/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 29.99
One of the greatest mainstream 70s efforts from Lee Scratch Perry – a wonderful collaboration with Jah Lion – who serves up rhymes of knowledge and wisdom over some dubby genius from Scratch himself! The album skews towards the roots side of the spectrum, but has a looser, more open ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Linton Kwesi JohnsonMaking History (yellow vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Mango/Universal (Netherlands), 1984. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $41.99
A seminal set from Linton Kwesi Johnson – the kind of well-done early 80s set that had the UK scene showing the Jamaican one how to take some of its best elements and move forward – as the words and knowledge of Linton come into play with heady backings from Dennis Bovell and The Dub ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition yellow vinyl pressing – with three bonus tracks!)

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Bobby Kalphat & The Sunshine All StarsZion Hill ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1977. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 28.99
A fantastic album of melodica grooves – right up there with the famous work of Augustus Pablo, and done in a very similar mode! The backings are deep and dubby – heavy on bass and riffing guitar, with a brooding energy that's really contrasted by the lighter, more melodic elements of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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King TubbyKing Tubby Surrounded By The Dreads At The National Arena ... LP
Greensleeves, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 23.98
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 more LP, Vinyl record album

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King TubbyMajestic Dub ... LP
Jet Star/Demon (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
Heavy dub, with a mighty sharp edge – all those points and angles that King Tubby brought to the music with a special punch of his own – almost as if he's showing the scene that these sorts of dub tracks aren't the stuff of head-nodding naps, but instead have a righteous mystical power ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First-ever vinyl reissue!)

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Henry Junjo LawesJuno Presents – Evil Curse Of The Vampires (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Greensleeves, 1981. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 29.99
Scientist spins out on a dub-driven power boat – scanning the swamps to drive out the vampires and a host of other ghouls too – all while reinventing Jamaican music in the process! The record's filled with lots of cool electric elements – those weird production effects and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Juno Presents – Evil Curse Of The Vampires (2CD pressing) ... CD 23.99

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Byron Lee & The DragonairesUptown Top Ranking (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
VP, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
Some of the best work you'll ever hear from the mighty Byron Lee – not the watered-down sound of later records for the tourists, but all the sharp, soulful sounds that made him one of the hippest talents working in the Caribbean scene of the 60s! Byron's got a groove here that's heavy on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Bob MarleyLegend (half speed master) ... LP
Island, 1970s. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99 38.99
One of the best-selling albums ever from Bob Marley – a classic collection of work from his all-too-short career – and one that's gone onto become as famous as Marley's individual records themselves! The collection really allows all the classics to resonate strongly, in a track order ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Half speed master – done at Abbey Road!)
Also available Legend – The Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersBabylon By Bus (half speed master) ... LP
Island, 1978. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $43.99 48.99
A classic double live album from Bob Marley & The Wailers – presented and packaged at a level that's really a cut above the usual set of that nature from the time! The group's in excellent form in a concert setting – and there's more than enough magic here to warrant the extended ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Half speed master – done at Abbey Road! Includes the cool die-cut cover style too.)

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersCatch A Fire (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
The first Bob Marley album on Island Records – and the start of a really legendary run that would not only transform reggae in the 70s, but the rest of popular music as well! Chris Blackwell's partially at the helm on production, but the album was mostly recorded in classic Kingston studios ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bob Marley & The WailersRedemption Song (orignal/band version)/I Shot The Sheriff (live) (clear vinyl pressing) ... 12-inch
Island, 1980. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $22.99 24.99
One of the last great tracks from Bob Marley – a message of righteous power that's had lasting energy over the decades! The single presents the original acoustic version solo, which is incredibly moving, plus a full band version – and it also includes a live take on the mid 70s classic ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited clear vinyl pressing!)

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MaytalsMonkey Man (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 29.99
One of the greatest trio albums ever from the Jamaican scene – a classic set that kicked off the sound of reggae for the 70s, while still holding onto the rocksteady sound of the years before! The vocals of the Maytals are tied together tightly, but still have a rough edge that's quite ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Monkey Man ... LP 34.99

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Freddie McGregor/Jah Walton/Dennis Walks/Roots RadicsNever Run Away/Jah Walton Chant/Drifter/Drifter Version (green vinyl pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... 12-inch
VP/17 North Parade (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99
Four heavy tracks, pressed up here on a limited green vinyl single – with Jah Walton doing a great take on the groove of Freddie McGregor – and the Roots Radics offering up a version of "Drifter" by Dennis Walks! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(2021 Record Store Day UK release.)

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Mighty DiamondsPass The Knowledge – Reggae Anthology ... LP
17 North Parade, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99 23.98
The Mighty Diamonds pass the knowledge – but they also pass the kouchie on the first track on the record – an indication of the way these guys can serve up wisdom with a laidback vibe that makes their message so wonderfully down to earth! The Mighty Diamonds are kind of a second ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Pass The Knowledge – Reggae Anthology (2 CD & DVD) ... CD 23.99

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Sugar MinottSugar Minott At Studio One ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $38.99 42.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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New Age SteppersAction Battlefield ... LP
On-U Sound (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.99
The seminal second album from New Age Steppers – a set that does key work in building a bridge between Jamaican roots and the growing UK underground! Sure, there had been plenty of other experiments during the early punk years – but here, Adrian Sherwood's really finding his groove ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Age SteppersAvant Gardening ... LP
On-U Sound (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.99
A fantastic collection of unreleased material from the early years of New Age Steppers – sounds that are even darker and dubbier than the tracks on their first few albums! The studio genius of Adrian Sherwood is in full effect here – as most tunes are full of all the weird and wild ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Age SteppersLove Forever ... LP
On-U Sound (UK), 2012. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.99
Later work from New Age Steppers, but a set that's very much got the spirit of the group at the core – given that it's essentially a collaboration between Ari Up and producer Adrian Sherwood – who were the key forces behind the group's sound at the start! In fact, the feel here is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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Augustus PabloBlowing With The Wind ... LP
Rockers/Greensleeves, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 23.98
Seminal 80s work from Augustus Pablo – a set that's maybe got a bit more digital and electronic touches in the mix, but which still maintains that fantastic mix of dub and melodica that made the man so unique! The tunes have very righteous rhythms at the core, and a bit of keyboards mixed in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Augustus PabloBorn To Dub You ... LP
17 North Parade, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $19.99 23.98
There's few folks more born to dub you than the great Augustus Pablo – an artist whose laidback work helped introduce dub music to a whole new generation in the 70s, then continued to remain at the top of the stack as the years went on! And although these cuts are rare material, not Pablo's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Augustus PabloRising Sun ... LP
Message/Greensleeves, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 23.98
Fantastic work from Augustus Pablo – and a great demonstration of the way that the best of the classic 70s Jamaican artists were able to shift their styles slightly during the 80s, but still come up with a sound that was every bit as great! There's more digital elements here than before ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Augustus PabloRockers Come East ... LP
Greensleeves, 1987. New Copy ... $19.99 23.98
A sweet digital set from Augustus Pablo – a mid 80s set that has him mixing his melodica with other keyboard work on Casio and Yamaha – both instruments that are used with the otherworldly, snakey groove that makes Pablo so great! The rhythms are maybe slightly more 80s, too, but still ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lloyd Parks & We The PeopleMeet The People ... LP
Parks/Pressure Sounds (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 18.99
An incredibly righteous set from Lloyd Parks and his We The People band – a record that may well even top some of the most soulful sets of the roots reggae years! Parks is both bassist and singer on the set – and his strong tones on the bottom really define the slow-stepping rhythms ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee PerryCloak & Dagger (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Justice League/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 29.98
Sweet! One of the harder Scratch efforts to track down over the years, one we're always glad to come across! Recorded in the late 70s, when his wigged out follies at the Black Ark had reached their peak –though there's a bit of debate over whether these tracks were actually recorded at the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee PerryReturn Of The Super Ape ... LP
VP, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 23.98
Mostly instrumental, but not quite dub, though some cuts do have Perry's vocals on top. Slow rolling and a bit murky, this set bears no relation to the Super Ape set, other than the freaky cover, but is still infused with Perry's unique vison. 10 tracks in all, including the title track, "Bir ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee PerryUpsetter Presents Roast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread ... LP
VP, 1976. New Copy ... $19.99
Lee Scratch Perry's funky reggae party, put together at the Black Ark, with Boris Gardner, Mickey Boo, Sly Dunbar & Winston Wright. A nice batch of crackling Jamaican funk, with the requisite Black Ark smoke blowing throughout. Includes a bunch of classic Perry-isms, with Scratch dropping ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee Perry & The BLack Ark PlayersGuidance (picture disc) ... 12-inch
Greensleeves (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(2020 UK Record Store Day Release.)

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✨✧ Lee Perry & The UpsettersReturn Of Sound System Scratch – More Lee Perry Dub Plate Mixes & Rarities 1973 to 1979 ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Rare and unreleased Lee Perry dubplate mixes – brilliant productions from the creatively fruitful, boundary busting 70s years – with the mighty Upsetters and numbers featuring Junior Murvin, Candy Mackenzie, Leo Graham, Jimmy Riley, George Faith, Jack Lord and The Silvertones! This is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee Perry & The UpsettersSuper Ape ... LP
Island/Get On Down, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
The King Kong of dub records, and we're not just saying that because of the freaky deaky cover image of a super ape with a belly full of roast fish, cornbread and makka stepping on a croaking lizard with a tree in one hand and a "tree" in the other! Classic Lee Perry and as essential of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee Scratch PerryBlack Ark In Dub Vol 1 ... LP
VP/17 North Parade, Late 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
An unusual album, and one that features a host of recordings done by Lee Perry right before his Pipecock Jackson implosion in the late 70s – but presented by former partner Pauline Morrison, who deserves a lot of credit for putting together a host of great dub tracks that might have been lost ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Black Ark In Dub (plus Black Ark Vol 2) ... CD 16.99

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Lee Scratch PerryBlack Ark Vol 2 ... LP
VP, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A record that's a bit different than the usual Lee Scratch Perry album of the 70s – more of a various artists collection, put together by Pauline Morrison, with material rescued from the Black Ark studios before their implosion – all mixed by Lee Perry with his amazing mid 70s ear for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee Scratch PerryReturn Of Pipecock Jackxon ... LP
Black Star Liner/Honest Jons (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $24.99
One of the ultimate moments from the legendary Lee Scratch Perry – the set of recordings that shut down the Black Ark studios – and which helped build a bridge to the European scene that would help keep Perry's music alive for the next few decades! The sound of the album is even more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lee Scratch Perry & The UpsettersBattle Of Armagideon (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 29.99
A really striking mid 80s effort from the legendary Lee Scratch Perry – done at a time when his name and reputation had risen strongly on the global scene – which also seems to come through in the music as well! There's a wider range of styles going on here than before – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Prince JammyCrucial In Dub ... LP
Greensleeves (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99 23.98
Unreleased work from the great Prince Jammy – an assortment of never-heard dubs, all of which bristle with a sharpness that marks the start of the digital generation! There's a spareness here that's wonderful – Jammy's way of making a key element be just enough out front of some slow-st ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Michael ProphetGunman ... LP
Greensleeves, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Melodic and soulful early 80s material from Michael Prophet – produced by Henry Junjo Lawes at Channel One and backed by the Roots Radics! Prophet's vocals are passionate and soulful, never too pretty, and more about conveying genuine feeling, and there's a melodic sensibility to these ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ras Michael & The Sons Of NegusNone A Jah Jah Children ... LP
17 North Parade, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $26.99 29.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ RevolutionariesDrum Sound – More Gems From The Channel One Dub Room – 1974 to1980 ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
An incredible set of low rolling, hypnotic dub genius from true reggae Revolutionaries – a batch of amazing tunes centered around the amazing drums of Sly Dunbar – cut in the mid-to-late 70s height of the Channel One groove! This might be the strongest collection of dubs that Pressure ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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RicoJama Rico (180 gram pressing) ... LP
2 Tone/Chrysalis (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.98
An early 80s gem from Rico – one of a few records he did for the 2 Tone label, but in a voice that's every bit as strong as his work in the 70s! 2 Tone was mostly known for its crossover ska releases – albums by The Selecter or Specials – but the label let Rico keep on moving in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(40th Anniversary Edition pressing!)

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RicoThat Man Is Forward (180 gram pressing) ... LP
2 Tone/Chrysalis (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.98
A classic album from Rico Rodriguez – one of the few cuts who can handle a trombone and make it seem like a totally badass instrument! Yet that's what Rico did, and did beautifully on a string of late 70s and early 80s albums that saw him rising up from early Kingston fame to a whole new ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(40th Anniversary Edition pressing!)

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Jimmy RileyRydim Driven (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Taxi/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 28.98
Jimmy Riley's definitely rhythm-driven here – given that the set was issued on the Sly & Robbie label Taxi, and also produced by the heavy rhythm duo themselves! Yet Jimmy's also the main star too – singing here with righteous, uplifting vocals that are very much in the best Island ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(40th Anniversary pressing – on 180 gram vinyl!)

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Max RomeoRevelation Time ... LP
Black World/17 North Parade, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A really classic set from the great Max Romeo – a record that oozes with the soulful vocals he first forged back in the 60s, and sparks with some of the more righteous themes of his rasta roots work of the 70s! The production is perfect – laidback, unassuming, and very much a showcase ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Revelation Time (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Bunny ScottTo Love Somebody ... LP
Klik/Freestyle (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Warmly wonderful early work from William Bunny Clarke – billed here under a different name, but the same singer who'd rise to great fame a few years later as Bunny Rugs in Third World! The vibe here is different than his hits with that group – more laidback and mellow, with great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available To Love Somebody (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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Sea LionsFree The People ... LP
Jet (Austria), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
An unusual album from the West African scene of the 70s – a set that brings together that area's styles with touches of reggae and maybe a slight current of soul – all of which makes for a very distinct approach to rhythm, which is also echoed in the vocals and instrumentation! There's ... (Global Grooves, Reggae) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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TennorsDo The Reggay Dance ... LP
Sutro Park, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.99
A heavy helping of work from this excellent Jamaican trio – one of the best soulful groups of the rocksteady years, stepping out here in a mode that's similar to early material from The Wailers! The Tennors really shine here in a great blend of harmony vocals and tight Kingston rhythms ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Linval ThompsonDub Landing Volume 2 (2LP version – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Greensleeves, 1982. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 29.98
A dub landing of massive proportions – served up here on some classic early 80s work by Scientist, who's really making magic in the studio with the sounds of the Roots Radics Band! The tunes are stark, sharp, and very focused – and at some level, the mixologist is maybe keeping himself ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes poster!)

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Linval ThompsonEncounters Pac Man (with bonus LP and poster) ... LP
Greensleeves, 1982. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
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 more LP, Vinyl record album
(Also includes a full-sized poster!)

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Toots & The MaytalsToots Live (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
A triumphant live performance from Toots Hibbert and The Maytals – recorded in London at a time when the group was really riding high – able to serve up their music with a sense of majesty that really fit the spirit of the larger arena! The tunes are mostly classics, but they've got a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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UniquesAbsolutely The Uniques ... LP
Trojan/Antarctica Starts Here, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.98
Bad-stepping sounds from The Uniques – a really hip Jamaican vocal group, and one who sing with an edge that's maybe even sharper than some of their contemporaries! At first listen, the warmth of their harmonies is as sweet as you might expect – but as the music moves on, they open up ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bunny WailerSolomonic Singles Part 2 – Rise & Shine 1977 to 1986 ... LP
Dub Store (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A second set of crucial solo work from Bunny Wailer – material that comes from the time when Bob Marley was hitting huge global success on his own, then passed away too early, and left Bunny as one of the key forces to carry on the original ideas of the Wailers trio! And actually, by that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousFire Over Babylon – Dread, Peace & Conscious Sounds At Studio One ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99 39.99
Some of the most righteous sounds ever recorded at the legendary Studio One label in Jamaica – 70s music that marks a time when the company was moving into some of the more thoughtful, meaningful lyrics that rose to prominence during the rasta generation! The shift is no surprise, given that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHot Sauce Vol 1 – Rocksteady, Boss Reggae, Dub, & Early Reggae 1965 to 1975 ... LP
Harlem Shuffle (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99 26.99
A heady helping of rare singles from the farther reaches of the indie scene in early reggae – labels that include Duke, Grape, Black Swan, Blue Cat, and Attack – all tiny companies that are now part of the larger Trojan Records empire! The work here is nicely varied – as many ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousIf I Had A Pair Of Wings – Jamaican Doo Wop Vol 1 ... LP
Death Is Not The End, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
Very early work from the Jamaican scene – a set that includes cuts by artists who'd later record classic tracks in the rocksteady years, but who here are working in a much different mode! The title is plenty apt, but only gets at part of the sound – as this isn't straight doo wop as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousIf I Had A Pair Of Wings – Jamaican Doo Wop Vol 2 ... LP
Death Is Not The End (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
Rare work from the Jamaican scene – music recorded in the years before ska, rocksteady, and reggae – and which shows an even stronger influence from American music than some of those later styles! The sound is every bit the doo wop that the title promises – songs that feature ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousIf I Had A Pair Of Wings – Jamaican Doo Wop Vol 3 ... LP
Death Is Not The End (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
A third healthy dose of music from the early years of the Jamaican scene – work that's a direct precursor to the trio group soul mode of the rocksteady years, and which provides a great bridge into the way that American soul music went on to have such a strong influence on reggae! The "d ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousJammy's From The Roots 1977 to 1985 ... LP
Greensleeves, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 29.98
Crucial work from the mighty King Jammy – nearly a decade's worth of productions involving a host of key artists on the Kingston scene – set up with a quality that really helps Jamaican move forward at the underground, after a burst of global fame in the 70s! Jammy's got this nicely ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jammy's From The Roots 1977 to 1985 ... CD 18.99

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VariousJazz In Jamaica – The Coolest Cats From The Alpha Boy's School ... LP
Honey Pie, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
Jazz in Jamaica, and a whole lot more – as the set brings together some key moments when the music was really shifting down in Kingston – still years before ska, rocksteady, and reggae, but with some definite differences in the way things come across! The Alpha Boy's School is a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMidnight Rock's Secret Tapes ... LP
Acid Jazz/Roots (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $21.99 23.98
A mysterious set of tracks from producer Jah Thomas – work from his vaults, but served up here with some new musical elements and some guest vocals too – at a level that goes a long way to bridge Thomas' roots in the 70s with his more recent work on the Roots label of Acid Jazz! There's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousReggae Africa – Roots & Culture 1972 to 1981 ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $24.99
A really cool little package, and one that looks at the rise of reggae on the African scene of the 70s – including many tracks that mark a moment before that big 80s wave of African-based superstars that rose up to larger global fame! The cuts here are maybe a bit more homegrown and unusual ... (Global Grooves, Reggae) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousReggae Anthology – The Channel One Story (3LP set) ... LP
VP, 1970s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $46.99
The name Channel One is well known to even the most neophyte aficionados of Jamaican music. One of the cornerstone studios on the Kingston scene, the birthplace of so many classic numbers, any collection is of tracks cut there is going to be heavy. This great set collects both well known hits and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousStep Forward Youth – Roots Masters From The Punky Reggae Party ... LP
VP, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousStudio One Rocksteady 2 – The Soul Of Young Jamaica – Rocksteady, Soul, & Early Reggae At Studio One ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $38.99
Soulful sounds from the legendary Studio One – music from a time when the Jamaican scene was taking some strong cues from the American soul scene of the 60s, but coming up with a unique groove of their own! As proof of that fact, some of the work here is based on original American soul tunes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousStudio One Ska Fire (5 x 7 inch single set) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Studio One/Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 5 x 7 inch set ... $46.99
A tasty set of ten cooking cuts from the early years of Studio One – done at a time when the label was cutting some of the most soul-drenched music on the Jamaican scene – work that's way better than so much later music that came to be associated with the word "ska"! Here, ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
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