A record so cool, it's practically a genre unto itself – and a set that's a key part of the On-U Sound approach of the 80s! The group draw initial influence from 70s Jamaican dub, but never hold to just the roots of that music – and instead explode into a huge range of odd sounds and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant sounds from the On-U side of the universe – one of those key records that forever helped establish the production talents of Adrian Sherwood – and the unique blend of music he had to offer! The group here are a key part of the music – their blend of exotic percussion, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The cream of the crop of early 80s reggae. Fusing militant, political lyrics with the excellent harmony vocal arrangements of Puma Jones, Duckie Simpson and Michael Rose and the unrelenting electrified rhythms of Sly & Robbie, Black Uhuru represented the zenith of the modern Roots era. This ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This album couldn't be more aptly titled with Michael Rose, Puma Jones and Duckie Simpson tearing it up alongside Sly & Robbie, Mikey Chung, Darryl Thompson, Keith Sterling and Skyjuice live in Europe in the early 80s. 8 blistering number sin all: "Shine Eye Gal", "Plastic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued bottom seam and cut corner.)
An absolute classic! Burning Spear's Marcus Garvey is truly one of the greatest reggae albums of its time, one where the words are crucial and conscious, and the overall vibe is strongly defined by the arrangements of Winston Rodney. A landmark roots effort and an easy choice for our list of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Strange & sublime reggae from Jimmy Cliff, cut during his mid 70s turn with Warner Brothers. A little more than half of the record was cut in Jamaica at Channel One and Tubby's, and features a cast of Jamaican greats like Sly & Robbie, Horsemouth, Ranchie and Prince Buster, but there's a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark in Jamaican soul and one of the albums that helped break reggae onto the world stage. A nice, nice selection of early '70's reggae, mostly performed by Jimmy Cliff, but with a few equally wonderful numbers by the Maytals & Desmond Dekker, too. Includes classics like the Maytals' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A Dee Jay classic from the Dub Organiser! One of the first LPs to break large on the international scene, and certainly one of the first Dee Jay records to do so, this Channel One Hoo Kim production features the Ragnam Piza toasting mightily over some fat rhythms provided Benbow & Sly, Family ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, staining and stuck on paper along the top 4 inches due to moisture.)
Mikey Dread —
SWALK ... LP Heartbeat, 1982. Very Good ...
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(Cover is stained on the top 2 inches, with a bit of flaking on front, and stuck-on paper on back.)
Clint Eastwood & General Saint —
Two Bad DJ ... LP Greensleeves (UK), 1988. Very Good ...
Just like the title says, two bad, bad Dee Jays plying their trade over niced up rhythms from Junjo Lawes with all star backing that includes Flabba Holt, Sly & Robbie, Style Scott, Santa Davis, Sowell, Chinna Smith, Bo Pee, Bingy Bunny, Gladstone Anderson, Ansel Collins, Steelie, Winston ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Eek-A-Mouse's early 80s classic – and the benchmark meeting between the wildly unique deejay and vocalist with producer Henry Junjo Lawes! The Mouse is out front of stellar rootsy backing by The Roots Radics Band. Titles Include "Ganja Smuggling", "Long Time Ago", "O ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some staining, splitting and a peeled spot on the back.)
The purist reggae lover side of us wants to dismiss this is a largely commercial crossover record, but the electro loving side of us can't get enough of the title track, which was also covered to great effect by Rocker's Revenge. Much of the rest of the record hews closer to traditional reggae and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
While he's much better known for his lover's rock and the huge chart hits he scored with it, back in 1977 Gregory Isaacs cut this roots side, at Channel One, under Ossie Hibbert, and he does more than a respectable job with the material. The rhythms are provided by the Revolutionaries, providing a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and staining.)
Gregory Isaacs —
Out Deh ... LP African Museum (Jamaica), 1984. Near Mint- ...
An excellent batch of dancehall and lover's rock on Isaac's own African Museum imprint, with help from the Roots Radics. 8 tracks in all: "Good Morning", "Private Secretary", "Yes I Do", 'Sheila", "Out Deh", "Star", "Dieting" and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A collection of dub instrumentals and extended mixes of 11 classic tracks from The Wailers. Titles include "Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock)", "No Woman No Cry", "Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)", "Exodus", "One Love (People Get Ready)", and " ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered sleeve. Sides A & B have a few more surface marks.)
Bob Marley —
Legend ... LP Island, 1970s. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Meditations first full length LP, actually issued first in the US, then later in Jamaica. Some of the work here was initially released as singles and then collected for this release, but all of it features their strong roots harmonies. Includes "Woman Is Like A Shadow", "Do ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
Courtney Melody —
Bad Boy ... LP Techniques, 1980s. Very Good+ ...
A nice collection of Pablo Moses sides from the early 80s. To us, Moses never really achieved the stardom his talent merited, one of the finest of his era's songcrafters, typically recorded by Geoffrey Chung with a sympathetic production style, nice and spare, highlighting Moses light falsetto ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A massive showdown between two of the finest men on the mic in the early 80s – Toyan and Nicodemus. Junjo Lawes and the Root Radics keep things raw and heavy at Channel One with the Dee Jays coming fully correct for a choice dancehall set! 10 tracks in all: "Overseas Posse", " ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
First US release by this Jamaican rocksteady duo, recorded in Jamaica with Byron Lee at the helm. As you'd expect from Byron Lee, there's some moves towards a crossover sound here, with a few nods towards 70s funky bits, with the tracks "Baby, I'm Sorry", "Keep On Doing It", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album