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

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✨✧ Specials, Selecter, Madness, English Beat, etcDance Craze (40th Anniversary half-speed master – 180 gram pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
2 Tone, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A big moment for the British ska scene – and the soundtrack to a film that featured live work by nearly all of the big names at the time! The album features live work by artists who owed a lot to 2 Tone, but who'd even moved onto bigger fame by the film – but who are working here in a nice back-to-basics mode – and titles include live versions of "Concrete Jungle", "Man At C&A", and "Nite Klub" by The Specials; "Mirror In The Bathroom", "Big Shot", and "Ranking Full Stop" by The English Beat; "Inner London Violence" and "Lip Up Fatty" by Bad Manners; "Easy Life" by The Bodysnatchers; and "Razor Blade Alley" and "One Step Beyond" by Madness. (Rock, Reggae) LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – 180 gram vinyl, half-speed master!)

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✨✧ VariousHustle – Reggae Disco – Kingston London New York (expanded 3LP edition – with download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... $32.99 39.98
A fantastic collection that looks at the relationship between American soul and reggae in a very unique way – not the early crossovers of soul and rocksteady in the 60s, but a big wave of disco-inspired sounds in the 70s! The set brings together some great Jamaican and British versions of American club tracks from the late 70s and early 80s, plus some soul cuts from earlier years – often done with rhythms that are slower and more bad-stepping, in a true reggae mode – but with songs and lyrics that are lifted right from bit hits by artists like Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, and others! The mix of modes is wonderful – and maybe comes across even better than on some of the Afro disco records of the period – thanks to a great track selection, in the usual Soul Jazz standard. Titles include "I'm Every Woman" by Latisha, "In The Rain" by rRnest Ranglin, "Reggae Beat Goes On" by Family Choice, "Ring My Bell" by Blood Sisters, "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough" by Derrick Laro & Trinity, "Do It Nice & Easy" by Chariot Riders, "Don't Let It Go To Your Head" by Black Harmony, "Upside Down" by Carol Cool, "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" by Sharon Forrester, "Rappers Delight" by Xanadu & Sweet Lady, "Ain't No Stopping Us Now" by Risco Connection, "Am I The Same Girl" by Charmaine Burnette, and "Be Thankful For What You Got" by One Blood. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! New expanded edition – with more material than the previous version!)
 
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✨✧ Peter ToshBush Doctor (180 gram red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Parlophone/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A big crossover moment for Peter Tosh – a set that was issued on the Rolling Stones own label, with a bit of help from Keith and Mick themselves! But if that makes you worry about some clunky effort that tries to blend rock and reggae, you can put all your fears aside – as the set's got all the soulful charm that made Tosh one of the true giants of the 70s – potentially as influential as Bob Marley, especially at the time – and working with rock-solid help from Sly and Robbie on rhythms, and Mao Chung on lead guitar, Fender Rhodes, and even a bit of moog! Tracks include "You Gotta Walk Don't Look Back", "Pick Myself Up", "Soon Come", "Moses The Prophet", "Stand Firm", "Dem Ha Fe Get A Beatin", and "Creation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition pressing – on heavyweight red vinyl!)

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✨✧ VariousSir JJ Special – JJ Johnson's Ska & Rock Steady Productions 1966 to 1968 ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of pre-reggae work from the Kingston scene – all of it from the hands of music entrepreneur JJ Johnson – figure with a well-trained ear for a special sort of single, given his years of experience in record retailing and the jukebox business! Johnson's not as well-known as some of the bigger names getting their start at the time – like Clement Dodd or Duke Reid, but for a short stretch, he did an equally great job of pulling together up-and-coming talent – including a young Lee Perry, and some especially great vocal groups! This 2CD package is done in the best style of the other Doctor Bird titles – copious notes, and a huge amount of tracks – including a big number that appear on CD for the first time. 56 titles in all – with work by Lee Perry, The Rulers, The Uniques, Earl Lowden & The Fugitives, Val Bennett & The Carib Beats, Carl Dawkins, The Viceroys, Inspirations, Raymond Harper, The Inspirations, Primo & Hopeton, The Soul Leaders, Lyn Taitt & The Jets, Ossie & The Kilowatts, The West Indians, Erroll Brown, and many more! CD

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VariousSka After Ska After Ska ... CD
Treasure Isle/Heartbeat, 1960s. Used ... $6.99
Mad ska from the King of Soul & Blues, proprietor of the heavy, heavy Trojan Sound System – after which the famous UK label would name themselves – Duke Reid! While Coxsone Dodd's Studio One has dominated the reissue scene for decades, back in the day he was the underdog compared to Duke Reid's Treasure Isle, home to some of the biggest ska and rocksteady numbers ever to rock Kingston! Heartbeat collects 21 scorching Treasure Isle ska jams on this outstanding set, for a non stop set of full blast gems, including "Thoroughfare" and "Street Corner" by Don Drummond & The Skatalites, "Magnificent Ska" by Lynn Taitt & The Baba Brooks Band, "It's Real" and "True Confession" by the Silvertones, 'When You Are Wrong" by the Techniques, "Rough & Tough" by Stranger Cole, "Only Suffering" by Funny Man & The Boys, "Get Your Feet Moving" by Eric Monty Morris, "Burial" by Duke Reid & His Group, "Storm Warning" by Lynn Taitt & His Comets, "Nuclear Weapon" by the Baba Brooks Band, "Carry go, Bring Home" by Justin Hinds & The Dominoes and "Alley Cat Ska" by the Treasure Isle All Stars. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)
 
 
 



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