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Basement 51965 to 1980 ... LP
Island (UK), 1980. Near Mint- ... $16.99
UK West Indian ex-pats in vaguely sci-fi looking outfits team up with Martin Hannett for a blistering set of post punk guitar slashing that sadly seems to have become mostly a side bar in the history of the 80s UK scene – although sometime singer Don Letts did start Big Audio Dynamite later. ... (Rock, Reggae) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has some aging, a few bent corners and a cut corner.)

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Burning SpearHarder Than The Best ... CD
Island/Mango, 1970s. Used ... $8.99
Aptly titled collection of many of Winston Rodney's finest moments from the mid 70s. Collected from the Marcus Garvey, Man In The Hills, Dry & Heavy, Live and Social Living sets, you know these are some mighty, mighty roots tracks. 11 tracks, all essential : "Marcus Garvey", "D ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy Cliff & OthersHarder They Come ... LP
Island, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
A record that's not only a landmark in Jamaican music – but also a set that was to reggae what Curtis Mayfield's Superfly was to 70s soul! In other words, the set not only raised the bar for all the competition, it also ended up in a lot more record collections than most of them too – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mango/Island pressing. Cover has light wear, some aging and a small sticker remnant.)
Also available Harder They Come (2CD Deluxe Edition) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Jimmy Cliff & OthersHarder They Come (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Island, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A record that's not only a landmark in Jamaican music – but also a set that was to reggae what Curtis Mayfield's Superfly was to 70s soul! In other words, the set not only raised the bar for all the competition, it also ended up in a lot more record collections than most of them too – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Harder They Come ... LP 24.99
Harder They Come (2CD Deluxe Edition) ... CD 14.99

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Jimmy Cliff & OthersHarder They Come (2CD Deluxe Edition) ... CD
Island, 1972. Used 2CD ... $14.99
A record that's not only a landmark in Jamaican music – but also a set that was to reggae what Curtis Mayfield's Superfly was to 70s soul! In other words, the set not only raised the bar for all the competition, it also ended up in a lot more record collections than most of them too – ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes slipcover.)
Also available Harder They Come ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ DillingerUltimate Collection ... CD
Island/Hip-O, 1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Dean FraserPumpin' Air ... LP
Island (UK), 1984. Very Good ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has unglued seams, a torn portion at the opening, and some creases in the front panel.)

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✨✧ HeptonesNight Food ... CD
Mango/Island, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal sounds from The Heptones – and a record that really helped the older trio style of Jamaican music find a new home in the 70s roots reggae years! The vocals here are every bit as much in harmony heaven as reggae trios from a few years before – but there's also a tighter, more ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ HeptonesNight Food (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Seminal sounds from The Heptones – and a record that really helped the older trio style of Jamaican music find a new home in the 70s roots reggae years! The vocals here are every bit as much in harmony heaven as reggae trios from a few years before – but there's also a tighter, more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ini KamozeIni Kamoze ... LP
Island, 1983. Very Good+ ... $34.99
Early EP from the hot steppa, with Sly & Robbie's Taxi gang production. 6 tracks: "Trouble You A Trouble Me", "World A Music", "Them Thing Deh", "Genereal", "Wings With Me" & "Hal Mi Idrin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original UK pressing!)

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✨✧ Bob MarleyExodus ... CD
Island, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the best place to start if you're looking to dive into the short but incredible legacy of music left behind by Bob Marley – as the album marked a real global turning point for the singer, and includes a number of tracks that are still his standout classics after all these years! The ... read more CD

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Bob MarleyExodus (Original Master Recording – gold CD pressing) ... CD
Island/Mobile Fidelity, 1977. Used ... $42.99
Maybe the best place to start if you're looking to dive into the short but incredible legacy of music left behind by Bob Marley – as the album marked a real global turning point for the singer, and includes a number of tracks that are still his standout classics after all these years! The ... read more CD
(Out of print Gold CD pressing – on Mobile Fidelity!)

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✨✧ Bob MarleyLegend ... LP
Island, 1970s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s black label pressing.)

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✨✧ Bob MarleyLegend – The Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers ... CD
Island, 1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
While we're not big on career retrospective best of's, especially artists like Marley, whose been collected over & over, this is actually a respectable set, and the vinyl's pretty darn hard to get ahold of anymore. Includes 14 classics, like "Get Up Stand Up", "Exodus", ... read more CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Bob MarleyLegend (30th Anniversary Tri Color Edition) ... LP
Island, 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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 more LP, Vinyl record album
(Very cool limited version – on red, yellow, and green vinyl!)

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersBabylon By Bus ... CD
Island/Tuff Gong, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic double live album from Bob Marley & The Wailers – presented and packaged at a level that's really a cut above the usual set of that nature from the time! The group's in excellent form in a concert setting – and there's more than enough magic here to warrant the extended ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersBob Marley & The Wailers – Live (with bonus track) ... CD
Island/Tuff Gong, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great global showcase for the growing power of Bob Marley – an excellent live set recorded in London in 1975, and a date that shows Bob and The Wailers working with the crowd in this really universal spirit! The group's almost got a funkier current here than on some of their studio record ... read more CD

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Bob Marley & The WailersBurnin' ... LP
Island, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $18.99
Quite possibly THE Bob Marley album – or at least the record that really exploded the man from the Jamaican scene into huge global fame – thanks to a universally soulful sound that moved the record way past the barriers that were holding the rest of Kingston sounds back from the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Island pressing.)

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersCatch A Fire ... LP
Island, 1973. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, in the regular cover with Bob smoking a "Marley". Cover has an unglued top seam.)

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersCatch A Fire – Deluxe Edition ... CD
Island, 1973. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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 more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersConfrontation ... CD
Island, 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
A posthumous album from the great Bob Marley – but one that's every bit as important as all the classics that were released during his too-short lifetime! The record really continues that righteous power of the later Bob Marley years on Island – that global scope in both the music's ... read more CD

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersConfrontation (with bonus track) ... CD
Island/Tuff Gong, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A posthumous album from the great Bob Marley – but one that's every bit as important as all the classics that were released during his too-short lifetime! The record really continues that righteous power of the later Bob Marley years on Island – that global scope in both the music's ... read more CD

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Bob Marley & The WailersJah Live/Concrete ... 7-inch
Island (UK), 1976. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Jamaican Tuff Gong pressing. Vinyl is pressed off center, with some audible warbling on "Jah Live".)

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersNatty Dread ... LP
Island, 1974. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A breakthrough album from Bob Marley – a set that was recorded equally in Kingston and London, and which has a globe-spanning vibe to match! Marley's star had already been rising by the time of this set – but this album helped cement both his lasting power, and the worldwide influence ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has some edge wear.)

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Bob Marley & The WailersRastaman Vibration ... LP
Island, 1976. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
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 more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with Sterling stamp.)

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Bob Marley & The WailersRebel Music ... CD
Island, 1970s. Used ... $4.99
One of many posthumous compilations of Marley's work with the Wailers, and not a bad one at that. Without setting out to be a greatest hits, this compilation focuses on some of Marley's more topical, political songs, including the classics "Get Up, Stand Up (live)" and "Them Belly ... read more CD

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Bob Marley & The WailersRedemption Song/I Shot The Sheriff (clear vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... 12-inch
Island, New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... On June 20, 2020
(Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Sunday, June 21. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Record Store Day. It will ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersUprising (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Island/Tuff Gong, 1980. Used ... $4.99
Marley's last studio LP, this effort shows there was no letting up, either in his political stance or fiery songwriting. With the solid original rhythm section of Family Man & Carlton Barrett and the beautiful backing harmonies of the I-Three's, this set includes classic takes of "Redempti ... read more CD

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✨✧ Max Romeo & The UpsettersWar Ina Babylon (purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
Island/4 Men With Beards, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Essential stuff, whether you're a fan of roots reggae, Jamaican soul or the otherworldly antics of the Upsetter! Though you might not know it from some of the bitter rebukes Scratch later laid to wax against him, Romeo was clearly his favorite son when it came to vocalists, and got the prodigal ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies on violet colored vinyl.)

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Sly & RobbieLanguage Barrier ... LP
Island, 1985. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Nice 80s digital dub era grooves from Sly & Robbie! For years, We'd back and forth on how we feel about Bill Laswell's slick modern production – but we've really come around on it more recent years, especially considering how influential the 80s style turned out to be in post-millennium ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Sly & RobbieMambo Taxi – Featuring Sly & Robbie & The Taxi Gang ... CD
Island, 1997. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Sly & RobbieSilent Assassin ... LP
Island, 1989. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Featuring production (and vocals on one number) by KRS One, and vocals by Willie D, Young MC, Queen Latifah and Shah of Brooklyn. With "Rebel", 'Adventures Of A Bullet", 'Woman For The Job", "Man On A Mission", "Steppin'", "Under Arrest", "Danc ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Third WorldJourney To Addis ... LP
Island, 1978. Very Good+ ... $6.99
It may be pop reggae or whatever you want to call it – but the strength of the group's version of "Now That We Found Love" really pushed them over the top! That track's the real winner here – a smooth modern soul number with just a slight hint of Kingston, grooving away in a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Third WorldThird World ... LP
Island, 1976. Very Good+ ... $6.99
The first LP from a group that would go on to become one of the most well known Jamaican artists, largely due to their crisply produced crossover sound that appealed to fans of modern soul. The sound here's a shade rootsier than the album's that would garner them wider appeal, with 8 numbers in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, a sticker spot, and light wear.)

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Toots & The MaytalsReggae Got Soul (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... About March 10, 2020 (delayed)
A classic moment from Frederick "Toots" Hibbert – a set that's maybe his equivalent to some of the key Island Records albums of the 70s from Bob Marley & The Wailers! Like those, the production here is top-shelf – handled partly by Joe Boyd, who brings a very respectful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Toots & The MaytalsToots Live ... LP
Island (UK), 1980. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(US pressing on Mango.)

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Toots & The MaytalsVery Best Of Toots & The Maytals ... CD
Trojan/Island, 1979. Used ... $4.99
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Bunny WailerBlackheart Man (Remastered Edition) ... CD
Island, 1976. Used ... $6.99
The legendary solo debut of Bunny Wailer – a set that maybe marks him as the most righteous member of The Wailers! The style here is heavy on the roots tip, but there's also a special sort of vibe going on too – these warm currents that are laced with occasional touches of jazz, amidst ... read more CD

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Bunny WailerProtest (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... About March 10, 2020 (delayed)
Late 70s solo effort from this founding member of the Wailers, self-produced on his own Solomonic label and then licensed to Island for worldwide distribution. A solid roots effort from one of the most significant moments in Jamaican music history, this album maintains Livingston's nicely crafted ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousOne Big Happy Family ... LP
Island (UK), 1979. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original UK pressing.)

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VariousReggae Box – The Routes Of Jamaican Music (4 CD box set) ... CD
Hip-O/Island, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 4 CDs ... $49.99
A great collection – filled with rare nuggets from the early days of Island Records, up through the big 70s years of Bob Marley and others – all the way up to the label's commitment to the music during the dancehall and later years! 87 tracks in all – and a nice set of notes! CD
(Out of print.)
 
 



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