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Reggae — Vinyl

XClassic sounds from Kingston and beyond -- roots, rocksteady, dub, dancehall, ska, and more!

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Clarence Aird/Errol DunkleyRude Girl/Give Me Reggae Music ... 12-inch
Bomb, 1980. Very Good ... $11.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Jimmy CliffHouse Of Exile (aka Music Maker) ... LP
EMI (UK), 1974. Very Good- ... $9.99
After his huge success with The Harder They Come, Cliff made a number of LPs in the states, most self produced, some of which were more succesful than others, and many with a clear nod towards US Soul and R&B, like this one. Standout tracks include "Brother" and "No. 1 Rip Off Man", and of course Cliff's vocals still sound wonderful. Also includes "Long Time No See", "Look What You've Done To My Life, Devil Woman" and "Money Won't Save You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Inner CircleNew Age Music ... LP
Top Ranking (Jamaica), 1980. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Brother Dan All StarsLet's Catch The Beat (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A classic album from the late 60s run of Trojan producer Dandy – working here under the guise of Brother Dan All-Stars – with a lineup that features some secret help from the rest of the Trojan scene! The groove is mostly rocksteady, with the strongly soulful current that Dandy brought to his own records too – and there's a few points in which the rhythms actually crackle with a slight current of funk – in a way that shows the Transatlantic appeal of the work that Dan was doing at the time! Titles include "The Bunk", "Freedom", "Dream", "Lee's Farewell", "One More Dance", "Mello Music", "Life Can Be Beautiful", "Everybody Feel Good", and "Since I Met You Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numered limited edition of 750 – on heavyweight orange vinyl!)

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ChaliceBlasted ... LP
Pipe Music (Jamaica), 1981. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Like some of the other groups that were beginning to gain notice in the late 70s and early 80s, Chalice were not only self contained and self produced, but moved easily between a more accessible style of roots and soulful lovers rock, giving them wide appeal that oddly never really extended outside of Jamaica. 9 tracks of Sunsplash style jams, including "Good To Be There", "Night Fever", "Youthman (On The Corner)", "Loosen Up", "Are We Loving", "Marie", "A Song", "I Still Love You", and "Praise Him". LP, Vinyl record album

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ChaliceStandard Procedure ... LP
Pipe Music (Jamaica), 1983. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Mikey DreadAfrican Anthem – The Mikey Dread Show Dubwise (180 gram blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Dread At The Controls/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
Great lost dubs from Mikey Dread, whose radio show delivered the Jamaican roots message to both the initiated and those yet to be converted for years. Mighty dubs under Dread's direction, with an all star cast featuring Sly Dunbar, Horsemouth Wallace, Santa Davis, Ranchie McLean, Robbie Shakespeare, Sticky, Skully, Chinna Smith, Bo Peep, Augustus Pablo, Ansel Collins, Bubblers Waul, Gladdy Anderson, Vin Gordon and Deadly Headly Bennet providing the foundation for King Tubby, Prince Jammy and Dread himself to go nuts on, and they do! 9 tracks in all,including "Saturday Night Style", "Industrial Spy", "Mikey Dread In Action", "Technical Selection", "Operations Choice", "Headline News", "Comic Strip" and "Pre-dawn Dub". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition pressing – on translucent blue vinyl!)

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Lee PerryCloak & Dagger (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Justice League/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
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 Black Ark – this is one of the first albums issued after the studio burned to the ground. Whichever side of the argument you fall on, you can't argue with the tracks on this one: spare instrumental Perry-isms with jaunty guitar, loping syncopated drums and bouncing bass, plus Tommy McCook's horn. Titles include "Cloak & Dagger", "Hail Stone", "Musical Transplant", "Liquid Serenade", "Iron Claw", "Rude Walking", "Cave Man Skank", "Pe We Special" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 1000 – on heavyweight orange vinyl!)

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Lee Perry & The UpsettersReturn Of Django (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
An early moment of genius from the legendary Lee Perry – and a set that uses Django imagery from Italian westerns to serve up a "bad boy" version of Jamaican music for the late 60s! Even at this early point, the sounds are mindblowing – rocksteady brought through a really weird sort of filter – so that lots of familiar instruments are turned inside out, and used to create these incredibly far-out sounds – especially the keyboards, which get really weird tunings and timings – and the reed passages, which sometimes have surprisingly exotic touches. Production is a big part of this approach, yet is surprisingly understated too – especially in comparison to later Perry productions – and titles include "Cold Sweat", "Live Injection", "Ten To Twelve", "One Punch", "Touch Of Fire", "Night Doctor", and the classic "Man From MI5". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange vinyl pressing – limited to 1000 copies!)

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Lee Scratch Perry & The UpsettersBattle Of Armagideon (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
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 Scratch is more upfront, less hidden behind his own production – feeling that sense of mission as a messenger for madness that he seemed to take up at the time – a quality that comes through both in his lyrics and vocals, and in the nicely mish-mashed production as well! The set is credited to The Upsetters, but not the classic lineup – more a cast of characters behind much of the classic Black Ark material, though in good command of Scratch's brand of funky reggae. Titles include "Introducing Myself", "Time Marches On", "The Joker", "All Things Are Possible", "Grooving", "Drum Song", "I Am A Madman", "Show Me That River", and "Sexy Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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