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✨✧ Joe HiggsUnity Is Power ... LP
Elevation/Pressure Sounds (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the best records ever by Joe Higgs! Higgs is one of classic reggae's best songwriters and one of it's most distinctive voices – having written for, performed with or simply influenced some of the biggest names in the game – but his own great records didn't really crossover to the mainstream. While he doesn't pander to the mainstream, the strength of the songs, his soulful voice and the strains of American soul that lace the roots-ish vibe here are broadly appealing to say the least. As incredible as it is important! Includes "Devotion", "One Man Kutchie", "Unity Is Power", "Love Can't Be Wrong", "Small World", "Think Of The Moment", "Sadness is A Part Of My Heart" and "Sons Of Garvey". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Bob MarleyBob Marley – The Capitol Session 1973 (green marble vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mercury, 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible lost slice of music from the young Bob Marley – an unissued set of recordings done at the Capitol Studios in LA, at a time when the Wailers were just beginning to rise in global power! The session came at an unusual moment for the group – they had come to the US to tour with Sly & The Family Stone, and were fired because the audiences were not yet ready for their groove – leaving the group a bit astray in California. But an opportunity arose to record at Capitol, a performance that was also filmed – and the result is this amazing set of tracks that captures Bob and the group at a level that's even different than their massive Island Records sets to come. There's a current of funk running through a number of these tracks, and a lean groove that's wonderfully soul-drenched throughout – not just in Marley's vocals, but in the overall performance of the rest – a tight sextet that includes Peter Tosh, Joe Higgs, Aston Barrett, Carlton Barrett, and Earl Lindo. Titles include "Rastaman Chant", "Midnight Ravers", "Put It On", "Stop That Train", "Get Up Stand Up", "You Can't Blame The Youth", "Slave Driver", "Duppy Conqueror", and "Burnin & Lootin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition green vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ VariousMerritone Rock Steady Vol 3 – Bang Bang Rock Steady 1966-1968 ... LP
Dub Store (Japan), Late 60s. Sealed 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic sounds from the rocksteady years in Jamaica – tracks that are a fair bit more rare and obscure than some of the bigger singles that circulated at the time – even though they feature a fair bit of the same artists and musicians! The work here all came from the studios of Federal Records – one of the first indies in Kingston, headed by the visionary Ken Khouri – who put things together and learned the process as he went – which often made for a very organic approach to the music! Khouri handled a lot of other Jamaican styles in the years before these sides – but he really seems to have hit his stride with rocksteady – coming up with a perfect balance between the new rhythms, the sharp instrumentation, and the soulful styles of the singers. Volume 3 goes up to 1968 and includes a killer version of Nancy Sinatra's & Lee Hazlewood's classic "Bang Bang" by Tomorrow's Children, "We Gonna Free" by Ethiopians, "You Hurt My Soul" by Joe Higgs, "You Could Never Be True" by Henry Buckley, "Cool Collie" by Hopeton Lewis, "Why Am I Treated So Bad" by Lynn Taitt & The Jets, "I'm Coming Home" by Eddie Perkins, "Mr Hops" by The Renegades and lots more. 22 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousThis Is Reggae Music ... CD
Mango, 1970s. Used ... $9.99
Another volume of this "loss leader" type collection, bringing together some of the more memorable tunes from the Island catalog of the 70s : "This Is Reggae Music" by Zap Pow, "I Shot The Sheriff" & "Concrete Jungle" by the Wailers, "The World Is Upside Down" by Joe Higgs, "Hey Yesterday" by Jimmy Cliff, "Funky Kingston" & "Louie, Louie" by the Maytals, "Breakfast In Bed" by Lorna Bennett, "Guava Jelly" by Owen Gray and "Book Of Rules" by the Heptones. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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