Long-lost material from one of the coolest groups on the UK scene in the post-punk years – a wealth of unreleased tracks from the mighty African Head Charge – a group whose sound perfectly defined the legendary On-U Sound record label! The tunes are often quite spare and stripped-down ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second record from British roots act Aswad, with the same sort of approach as their classic debut – a solid sophomore effort keeping the roots tradition alive at the twilight of the era! The group underwent a minor lineup change from their first album to this one, but at this point they'r ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Grove Music pressing with Kev etch, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a vintage price sticker.)
Genre defiant post modern dancehall from Duppy Gun Productions – the project spearheaded by Sun Araw and M. Geddes Gengras – collaborating with different adventurous Jamaican players after their initial, much acclaimed earlier collab with The Congos! "Press Bookfa Press" pairs ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Eight tracks, including " A Little Bit More:, "Tribulation", Love Light", "Rocking Time", "Little Village", and "Hold On To What You've Got". The musicians include Robbie Shakespeare, Sly Dunbar, Dean Fraser, Ansel Collins, and Robert Lyn. LP, Vinyl record album
A sweet 70s classic from the Congos – billed here as just Congo on the cover, but working with that warm trio groove that made them so great in the first place! The instrumentation is smooth, without ever being uptight – nice undercurrents of soul that bubble in the mix, and work well ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A later effort from the harmony trio Culture, with some solid production courtesy of the great Joe Gibbs. The group's stellar earlier work paves the way nice here, with plenty of nice tracks, especially those contributed by the great Erroll Thompson, such as "Callie Weed Song" and "W ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing with KK Mastering etch, titled "Culture". Cover has some surface wear, splitting in the bottom seam, and a Beverleys sticker.)
Culture featuring Joseph Hill —
Lion Rock ... LP Sonic Sounds (Jamaica), 1982. Very Good+ ...
The Dub Organiser cuts loose on the mic in his six million dollar style over a set of tasty Hookim riddims, laid nicely at Chennel One in the mid 70s. 10 tracks in all: "Bionic Dread", "King Of The Road", "Invisible Dread", "Forward Commandments", "Ragn ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Noel Ellis —
Noel Ellis ... LP Light In The Attic, 1983. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Light In The Attic keep it rocking with another bad and bold installment in their reissue series highlighting the music of the West Indian-Candian diaspora! Noel Ellis is the sun of Studio One crooner Alton Ellis, and he carries on the family tradition in fine, soulful style with this north of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Legendary Toots & The Maytals singer Toots Hibbert meets legendary Memphis producer Jim Dickinson – and the best session players that city has to offer! Toots was always reverent of greatest southern soul, so this effort is anything but forced. Toots tackles material by Otis Redding, Al ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Cool Ruler helps you get busy with a nice batch of his signature lover's rock on his own African Museum imprint, with help from the Roots Radics and Sly & Robbie. 10 tracks in all: "Confirm Reservation", "Front Door", "Permanent Lover", "Hush ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US Mango pressing. Cover has clear tape on the spine.)
Superb harmony numbers from the tail end of the roots era. Sylvan Morris, Gladstone Anderson, Bingy Bunny, Bo Peep, Flabba Holt, RobbieShakespeare, Style Scott, Sly Dunbar, Bongo Herman, SkyJuice, Scully, Tommy McCook, Deadly Headly Bennet, and Bobby Ellis all lend a helping hand. 10 numbers in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
If there's one artist who's name is synonymous with dub, it's the master himself, King Tubby! And while his name has been pasted onto more than a few dodgy compilations over the years, this 2 LP set's no joke. 21 bottom heavy tracks, with Tubby's inimitable touch on the mixing console and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bob Marley & The Wailers —
Kaya ... LP Island, 1977. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
Sweet grooves from the great Bob Marley – a set cut at a time when Marley was really riding his international fame – and able to create the kind of music that reached out way more than conventional reggae! The Kingston roots of the sound are still very firmly in place – but there' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Island pressing with Sterling stamp. Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)
A righteous classic from the legendary Bob Marley – and a set that really pushed the roots reggae sound strongly into the mainstream – almost making the mode the defining global understanding of Jamaican music, thanks to the power and presence of the album! All the Marley Tuff Gong ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album