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



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Bounty KillerPaint Brush (edit, raw) ... 7-inch
First Name (Jamaica), 2003. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Errol Brown & The RevolutionariesDubb Everlasting (180 gram pressing) ... LP
High Note/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
Dubb Everlasting is a record that might mis-spell the name of its genre, but it's also a set that strips things right down to the core, then adds a very unique touch! Errol Brown works here in the Treasure Isle studios with massive rhythms from The Revolutionaries – but in a session that also includes a mysterious harmonica player too – who uses the instrument to carve out unusual riffs that are sometimes jazz, sometimes bluesy – almost making it feel like War's Lee Oskar is sitting in for a session down in Kingston! The instrument is quite different here than when melodica is used in dub – and titles include "Eva A Dub", "Marigunna Affair", "Babylon Dubbing", "Escape Affair", "Biblical Dub", and "Easy Locks". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition pressing of 750 – on 180 gram orange vinyl!)

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Count OssieTales Of Mozambique (with bonus tracks & download) ... LP
Dynamic Sounds/Soul Jazz (UK), 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
One of the hippest sets ever issued during the roots reggae wave of the 70s – and one of the most spiritual, too! The album's got a very special acoustic vibe at the core – earthy drumming that goes back to a pan-African tradition, these beautiful acoustic basslines that link the music strongly with underground jazz, and even some wicked sax and reed passages that make that link even stronger – especially when tied to the more message-oriented lyrics of the vocals! The album's hardly a straight roots album – and instead goes deep into the more spiritual side of Rastafari, with a personal, acoustic style that's instantly captivating – and which also has strong appeal to fans of other global sounds, and 70s spiritual jazz as well. A stunning classic – with tracks that include "Lock Stock & Barrel", "Selam Nna Wadada", "Tales Of Mozambique", "Let Freedom Reign", "Nigerian Reggae" and "Run One Mile". Features two bonus tracks too – "Rasta Reggae" and "Samia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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EthiopiansReggae Power/Woman Capture Man (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
Two classic albums by The Ethiopians – plus bonus tracks too! Reggae Power may have the name of the growing Jamaican genre in its title, but the set's still heavy on the rocksteady and ska rhythms that first provided fire for the sharp vocals of The Ethiopians – the trio's great way of trading vocals back and forth, at a level that seems perfectly suited for the grooves! There's certainly some harmonies in the mix, but the approach here really shows the different way that some of the Jamaican groups were setting themselves apart at the time – not just through the rhythms, but in the way their vocals interacted with the music. Titles include "What A Fire", "Everything Crash", "Women Capture Man", "One Dollar Of Soul", "Gun Man", and "Feel The Spirit". Woman Capture Man represents a nice tightening up of The Ethiopians – a new rise in their vocal approach, which makes them sound even more heavenly than before! There's a fair bit of message in the music, too – in ways that almost hint at a coming roots reggae generation, but with more old school styled grooves. Titles include "I'll Never Get Burn", "So You Look On It", "Joy Joy", "Things A Get Bad To Worse", and "Opportunity". CD features 7 bonus tracks – including "Buss Your Mouth", "Mek You Go On So", "She's My Girl", "Well Read", and "Everyday Talking". CD

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Jackie MittooJackie Mittoo – The Keyboard King At Studio One ... LP
Universal Sound/Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 29.99
Killer funky organ – and 100% Dynamite! Jackie Mittoo is one of the all-time great organists – as essential to Jamaica as Booker T was to Memphis, or Jimmy McGriff was to New York. He's legendary these days as the player who completely transformed the Hammond sound with his unique Jamaican instrumental style during his early years with the Skatalites, and on his later solo recordings for Studio One. This set's probably the first time Mittoo's work has been properly packaged and remastered – and the folks at Soul Jazz have done an amazing job of selecting just the right tracks for such a project. The whole thing wails along with a stone rocksteady groove – with plenty of nice drum parts and funky rhythm bits underneath Jackie's soulful organ. If you dug the label's 100% Dynamite series, you'll really dig this one – and the whole thing's very much in the same vein. Tracks include "Drum Song", "Reggae Rock", "Hot Tamale", "Killer Diller", "Black Organ", "Stereo Freeze", "Wall Street", "Darker Shade Of Black", "Juice Box", and "Killer Diller". LP, Vinyl record album

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Alpha BlondyApartheid Is Nazism ... LP
Pathe (France), 1985. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A soaring set from Afro reggae trailblazer Alpha Blondy – and one of his best! The blend of Jamaican influlences and African heritage combine as passionately as ever on a batch of songs that includes "Afriki", "Jah Houphouet", "Apartheid Is Nazism", "Idjidja", "Kiti", "Sahel", "Come Back Jesus", "Djinamory" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Shanachie.)

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4th Movement4th Movement ... Cassette
Drag City, 1980. New Copy ... On June 22, 2018
Detroit proto-punk legends Death – starting the 80s with a new sound and a new name! (Cassettes, Reggae) Cassette

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Byron Lee & The DragonairesSoca Greatest Hits ... CD
Dynamic Sounds (Jamaica), 1991. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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