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✨✧ RootsDo You Want More? ... LP
Geffen, 1994. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $31.99 34.99
The classic critical breakthrough from The Roots – the one that really cemented their legacy as one great hip hop live bands ever, and help paving the way for many fascinating records to come! Do You Want More is a modern hip hop essential, chainging the way we looked at hip hop, and certainly one of the most successful efforts at bridging live band playing, sample based beats and smart rhymes. Titles include: "Proceed", "Distortion To Static", "Lazy Afternoon", "Mellow My Man", "I Remain Calm", "Datskat", "What Goes On Pt. 7", "Silent Treatment", "You Ain't Fly", "Do You Want More?!!!??!", "The Lesson Part 2" and "The Unlocking". LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownRoots Of Revolution – Classic Federal Recordings 1956 to 1960 ... LP
Southern Routes, Late 50s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 24.99
The "revolution" in the title is certainly well-placed – because right from the start, James Brown was out to forever change the face of music in America! If you only know James from his later funk recordings, or even his big 60s hits, you'll find plenty to be amazed at here – as these early King/Federal recordings have a really raw sound that blends together 50s R&B styles with all those unique vocal, instrumental, and rhythmic twists that James was experimenting with at the time – sometimes with backing vocals from The Famous Flames, sometimes just with the Godfather out front on his own! The collection brings together a few dozen titles from these great early years – with titles that include "No No No No", "Hold My Baby's Hand", "Begging Begging", "I Want You So Bad", "Got To Cry", "Good Good Lovin", "I Know It's True", "I'll Go Crazy", "You've Got The Power", "Wonder When You're Coming Home", "That Dood It", "I Walked Alone", "Love Or A Game", "Chonnie On Chon", "Just Won't Do Right", and the classics "Think" and "Please Please Please". LP, Vinyl record album

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Curtis MayfieldRoots ... LP
Curtom, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $14.99
One of our favorite Curtis Mayfield albums ever – a massive early 70s effort that's filled with wonderful songs all the way through, and quite possibly one of the most perfect realization of the righteous vibe of the early 70s Curtom years! Curtis is in fine form throughout – as a singer, composer, and producer – but he's also got some excellent Chicago soul help from arrangers Riley Hampton and Johnny Pate – both key talents on the 60s Windy City scene, still able to come up with a deeply soulful groove here – and both able to blend together strings and funk in the way that Curtis was going for at the time. Titles include the massive "We Got to Have Peace" – a tune that never gets old – plus "Underground", "Keep On Keepin On", "Now You're Gone", "Get Down", "Love To Keep You In Mind", and "Beautiful Brother of Mine". LP, Vinyl record album

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Yabby You & BretherenDeeper Roots – Dub Plates & Rarities 1976 to 1978 ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $16.99 24.98
Rarities from the mighty Yabby You – with some remarkably strong, though little heard rootsy dub from Yabby and his extended brethren – including some recently discovered bits! The title Deeper Roots works on dual fronts. It's got pretty rare material, discovered by the always deep diggers at Pressure Sounds – but the material has deeper spiritual resonance, too – with a nice Rasta vibe running throughout! Yabby is joined by King Tubby, Barrington Spence, the rarely recorded Prince Pampidoo, King Manuel, The Prophets and others. Includes "Valley Of Joeasaphat" and "Joeasaphat Rock" with Smith & The Prophets, "Don't Touch I Dread" with Barington Spence", "Tutch Dub" with Prophet All Stars, "Dip Them Bedward" with Prince Pampidoo, "Dub Them Bedward" with Prophet All Stars, "Forward On The Track" with King Miguel, "Caymamas Rock" with King Miguel & The Prophets, "Cleo's Dub" with Hot City Allstars and more. Also includes some exclusive dub plate mixes with King Tubby – featuring Tommy McCook, The Prophets and others! 19 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRoots Of Salsa Vol 1 – Classic Latin Tunes Become Salsa Hits ... LP
Grossoi (Spain), New Copy ... About October 25, 2017 (delayed)
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VariousSoul Of A Nation – Afro-Centric Visions In The Age Of Black Power – Underground Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap 1968 to 1979 (with b ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
A fantastic look at the righteous current of energy that swept through American music at the end of the 60s – that huge wave of knowledge and political inspiration that still stands as one of our favorite moments in jazz and soul! The Civil Rights generation had gotten some things accomplished, but not everything – and a new wave of action arose in various scenes of the underground – not just pushing the musical formats past anything that had happened before, but also doing so with a strong message of pride and empowerment! This collection surveys some of the best tracks of that moment – and also provides a great batch of historical notes to put the whole thing in context – done in collaboration with the book of the same name, but equally great as a soundtrack and document on its own. The package is overflowing with Dusty Groove classics – and titles include "Sweet Songs" by Sarah Webster Fabio, "Surtal Ihklas" by Doug Carn, "Vibes From The Tribe" by Phil Ranelin, "Desert Fairy Princess" by Horace Tapscott & The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, "Sounds From The Bush" by The Mandingo Griot Society with Don Cherry, "Is It Too Late" by Duke Edwards & The Young Ones, "Strong Men" by David McKnight, "Black Narcissus" by Joe Henderson, "Malcolm X" by Phil Cohran & The Artistic Heritage Ensemble, "Mother Of The Future" by Carlos Garnett, "Red Black & Green" by Roy Ayers, "African Rhythms" by Oneness Of Juju, and "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" by Gil Scott-Heron. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ VariousChristians Catch Hell – TK Gospel Roots ... LP
Gospel Roots/Honest Jons (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really really beautiful little compilation – one with a sound that's every bit as powerful as the image on its cover! The music here all comes from the Gospel Roots label of Miami soul powerhouse TK Records – a key force in mainstream soul in the 70s, but also a company who issued some excellent spiritual material at the time! The work here isn't rootsy gospel – and instead reflects all the hip, righteous changes that were coming into the music during the 70s – bits of blacksploitation funk in the rhythms, powerful lead singers upfront, and an impeccable production style that often mixed deep soul vocals with modern soul presentation. This side of the TK legacy has been crucially ignored over the years – but this wonderful package more than corrects that fault – by offering up some of the key tracks from the Gospel Roots label, alongside a lavish booklet that's filled with notes, photos, and record images – all recounting the overdue tale of this great music. Not all artists are southern – there's a number from up north, and even a few from Chicago – and titles include "Tell Me" by The Fantastic Family Aires, "After The Rain" by Pastor TL Barrett, "Will You Save Me" by The Jordan Singers, "Never Say What You Want" by The Phillipians, "Help Me To Carry On" by The Fabulous Luckett Brothers, "I've Got To Make A Change" by Bright Clouds, "Wake Up Everybody" by The O'Neal Twins, "On Jesus Program" by The Original Sunset Travelers, "Blessed Be The Name Of God" by The Brooklyn All Stars, and "Christians Catch Hell" by Reverend Edna Isaac & The Greene Sisters. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MaytalsFrom The Roots ... LP
Trojan/Get On Down, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Stunning early work from one of our favorite reggae groups ever – the might Toots & The Maytals, a key link between the soul styles of the Jamaican scene of the 60s, and the righteous years to come! There's a groove to the Maytals music that nobody else seems to get this right – or this tight – a fantastic criss-crossing of rhythms that's often nicely stripped-down, and which seems to set fire to the vocal interplay between Toots and the rest of the group – in a way that's as vocally explosive as the instrumentation at the core! Sure, these guys can harmonize as well as the rest of their contemporaries – but they've also got an even greater talent for trading back and forth, which seems to make every one of their tunes an instant groove. Titles include "Pee Pee Cluck Cluck", "Loving Spirit", "Dr Lester", "Gola Silver", "Koo Koo", "Revival Reggae", "Thy Kingdom Come", "One Eyed Enos", "A Time To Love", "9 O'Clock", "Know Me Good", "Got To Feel", "Feel So Good", and "Give Peace A Chance". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Johnny ClarkeEnter Into His Gates With Praise ... LP
Attack/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
A killer 70s set from Johnny Clarke – a set that's as spiritual as it is bad-stepping – thanks to righteous lyrics from Clarke, and some superdope rhythms from The Aggrovators! The album's got a laidback vibe that provides a subtle slide for the message in the music – very different than American work of the time – but that's also the genius of the roots reggae era, and the new directions that Jamaican music was really finding for itself. Production is wonderful – handled by Bunny Lee, and nicely understated too – and titles include "Enter In To His Gates With Praise", "None Shall Escape The Judgement", "Jah Jah We Are Waiting Upon You", "If You Should Lose Me", "Left With A Broken Heart", "You Are My Woman", "True Believer In Love", "Please Don't Go", and "In Paradise". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Enter Into His Gates With Praise ... CD 15.99

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Alton EllisLove To Share ... LP
Third World/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
A mighty mature effort from Alton Ellis – one of the most soulful voices in Jamaican music from the 60s onward – working here on a later London session done in collaboration with the great Jackie Mittoo! The album's got a bit of a lovers rock vibe, but also hearkens back to an older era of Jamaican soul, too – with presentation that's relatively understated, and which lets Alton's vocals flow wonderfully – almost as if he's kind of the reggae version of Marvin Gaye in the mid 70s! Fantastic throughout – with tracks that include "Never Before", "Moments Of Sadness", "Let Him Try", "You I Adore", "I Love You True", "Pain In My Heart", and "Give Me Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Love To Share ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Jackie MittooKeyboard King ... LP
Dynamic Sounds/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
Jackie Mittoo was definitely the keyboard king down in Jamaica – a player whose burning organ was a part of some of the best Kingston grooves in the late 60s – and one who moved into an even cooler range of keys as the 70s moved on! This wicked set has Jackie sounding every bit as hip as he looks on the cover in his badass outfit – handling more than a few keyboards at once, as pictured in the photo – and working with dubby rhythms that make his electric piano, organ, and other instruments sound mighty nice in the mix! The album's got a great trippy take on a Lou Rawls Philly hit – an instrumental titled "You'll Never Find" – and other tracks include "The Thriller", "A Rocking Sensation", "World Of Love", "The Avenger", "The Penetrator", "Mediator", "A Standing Ovation", and "Jah Rock Style". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Pastor TL BarrettDo Not Pass Me By ... LP
Gospel Roots, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A stone classic from this famous Chicago spiritual leader of the 70s – and an album that's got a nice balance between intimate soul numbers and larger tracks that have the whole Mount Zion Baptist Church along for support! The set's definitely got the strongly soulful vibe of Barrett's Like A Ship album – a strong ear for the best secular elements of the time, which are used liberally in the instrumental backing – to really send home the message in the music! Most tunes really soft-pedal the religion, and instead go for an overall feel that really crosses over to regular soul music – a fact we can attest to, given how many times we turn this up in older collections of 70s soul records. Titles include "Do Not Pass Me By", "So Many Years", "Oh What A Day", "I Want To Be In Love With You", "These Are The Words", and "After The Rain". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ AggrovatorsRasta Dub 76 ... LP
Grounation/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
It's hard to get better than this when it comes to dub – core sounds from the mighty Agrovators, working with production from Bunny Lee, and sweet mixdown at King Tubbys! The instrumentation is fantastic – more than great enough without even the larger studio processes that really send it soaring – bass from Robbie Shakespear, drums from Santa Davis and Clarton Barrett, guitar from Chinna Smith, organ from Ossie Bongo, and piano from Bernard Harvey – all wrapped together beautifully in these effortless, easygoing grooves! Titles include "None Shall Escape Dub", "Fatty Boom Boom Dub", "Dread Locks Bald Head Dub", "Two Face Rasta Dub", "Ja Ja In De Dub", "Ites Gold Green Dub", "No Woman No Cry Dub", "Small Axe Dub", and "If You Should Loose Me Dub". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dennis AlcaponeGuns Don't Argue ... LP
Trojan/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Guns don't argue, and neither can we – with the classic sound of this groundbreaking album from Dennis Alcapone! The record is years ahead of its time – both in the way that it takes a harder edge and more righteous vibe to the themes – but also in the way that it bubbles up with some rhythm currents that almost seem to hint at later dub – still with some elements of rocksteady at the core, but also served up in a loopier, more abstract way – which really fits the spirit of Dennis' delivery of the lyrics! Titles include "Teacher Teacher", "Alcapone Guns Don't Argune", "It Must Come", "If It Don't Work Out", "Everybody Needs Love", and "World Wide Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cornell CampbellDance In A Greenwich Farm ... LP
Radiation Roots (Italy), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Sublime soul from Cornell Campbell – a Jamaican singer, but one who lists Sam Cooke, Curtis Mayfield, and Bobby Womack as his strongest inspirations! You can definitely hear that trio of heavyweights on Cornell's vocals here – which are wonderful, and filled with inflections from 60s soul – sliding slinkily over rhythms provided by The Agrovators, and produced with a very rich sound by the great Bunny Lee! The album's a great 70s evolution of the rocksteady soul of the previous decade – with almost a sweet soul current in the mix – and titles include "Conquering Gorgon", "Girl Of My Dreams", "Natural Facts", "Lost In A Dream", "Somebody Has Stolen My Girl", "Why Did You Leave Me", and "Watch This Sound". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cornell CampbellRopin ... LP
Third World/Radiation Roots, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Fantastic sounds from Cornell Campbell – a higher-voiced singer who could take on the best of the American sweet soul generation – and one who also does a great job here serving up his own takes on US soul tunes too! The album's almost a bit out of time – given the date of recording, which is almost maybe just referenced by the trippier, more echoey production – and less by the warmly soulful presentation of Cornell – which maybe takes us back more to Jamaican music from a decade before! There's definitely some more righteous currents that show a nod to the roots generation – and titles include "Talk About My Baby", "Just My Imagination", "Mash You Down", "A Solid Foundation", "Aware Of Love", "Young Love", "Soul & Inspiration", and "Free Up The Sensimilla". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ King Tubby & The AggrovatorsShalom Dub ... LP
Radiation Roots, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Shalom means "peace" no matter what the setting – but it's especially apt here, in a righteous set of dubs from King Tubby and The Aggrovators! The album's got a laidback vibe that really reflects the personal inner spirit that was taking hold of the Jamaican scene at the time – a mode that's more understated than on some of the big lyrical anthems of the time, but which comes through beautifully in the way that Tubby and crew are able to center themselves instrumentally. Bunny Lee produced, and dubs are of tracks by Cornell Campbell, Derrick Morgan, Mighty Diamonds, Johnny Clarke, and others – on titles that include "Natty Dub", "Lee's Dub", "I'm Gone Dub", "Rasta Train Dub", "Feel Lost Dub", "Dawn Dub", "Move Out Of Babylon Dub", "Country Boy Dub", "True Believer Dub", and "When Will I Find My Way Dub". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ I RoyCan't Conquer Rasta ... LP
Justice/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A classic set that shows the tremendous combination of powers that was taking place in the mid 70s Kingston scene – a pulling together of forces that meant that a record like this just couldn't miss! I Roy's great in his lead role as a toaster – singing/speaking his way through a half dozen tunes that are filled with enough righteous message to live up to the title – but the whole record's definitely a collaborative effort – from the wicked rhythms of The Agrovators to the massive production of Bunny Lee, to the final mixing of Prince Jammy – which really explodes on the second half of the set, which features dubs of all the tracks on the first half! Titles include "Big Eel", "Jamaican Colley", "Them Can't Conquer Rasta", "It Rough Down Ya", "Rasta Love Universally", and "Wise Man A Rasta Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Derrick MorganPeople Decision ... LP
Radiation Roots, 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Late 70s material from Derrick Morgan – a singer who first rose to fame during the early ska years of the 60s – but who continued to add his talents to plenty of fine records in the following decade! This set has Morgan working with Bunny Lee – in a mode that's a bit of an update of older rocksteady modes, with maybe some of the dubby currents of Lee's more contemporary material of the time – balanced in a great way with Morgan's soulful exclamations! The song titles here indicate some of the increased social agenda of the material – and tracks include "Natty Dread Forward Out Of Babylon", "People's Decision", "Let's Build A Better Jamaica", "Ital Man", "In The Public's Interest", and "Rough Grinder". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available People Decision ... CD 10.99
 
 
 



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