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Sly & RobbieDub Sessions 1978 to 1985 ... CD
Jamaican Recordings (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
Righteous dub from one of the most important rhythm duos to ever work the Jamaican scene – drummer Sly Dunbar and bassist Robbie Shakespeare – a pair who've appeared on countless records for other folks over the years, and a handful of their own – really stepping out on a very dubby space in this collection of tracks from the late 70s and early 80s! The music has a nicely raw vibe – not unpolished, but just not as commercial as some of the 80s records issued under the name of Sly & Robbie – just core instrumentation with a wicked bassy vibe – played along with Chinna Smith on guitar, Tommy McCook on tenor, Bobby Ellis on trumpet, Jackie Mitoo on piano, and Winston Wright on organ. Titles include "African Roots Dub", "Top Ranking Style Dub", "Sly & Robbie The Kings Of Dub", "Burial Dub", "Jah Jah Dub", "Peace Dub", and "Liquidation Dub". CD features 3 bonus tracks too! CD

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✨✧ Sly & Robbie with FriendsCrucial Reggae – Driven By Sly & Robbie ... LP
Mango, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Sly & RobbieRhythm Killers ... LP
Island, 1987. Used ... Out Of Stock
We love Sly & Robbie – really we do. And while they were responsible for many of the toughest rhythms ever laid to wax, they did cut their share of material that hits nice and hard, but may not be as sublime as their finest and fattest. While on paper this Bill Laswell produced session that finds the Rhythm Twins meeting up with an all star cast including Rammellzee, Bernie Worrell, Henry Threadgill and D. St. among others, it somehow manages to result in a sum that's that's less than the combination of all the dope parts. But you could do a lot worse, and we're guessing if you heard any of these 6 tracks in a different context, you might well consider it the heat: "Fire", "Boops (Here to Go)", "Let's Rock", "Yes We Can Can", "Rhythm Killer" and "Bank Job". LP, Vinyl record album
(Record club pressing.)
 
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Black UhuruDub Factor ... LP
Mango, 1983. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of our top 10 dub albums of all time! This LP bridges the gap between the the low-fi, down and dirty excursions of the 70's dub era, and the later high tech dub revolution brought on by On-U, Mad Professor and Jah Shaka. The rhythms here are all first rate, drawn mostly from their Chill Out LP with a few from Red, fueled by Sly and Robbie and a cast of regulars from the Island/Mango stable. Sly & Robbie also handle the production duties, and there's no shortage of fat grooves and unrelenting rhythms, then taken to the next level with deep space echo drops and 21st century sound effects and tape edits. Includes "Ion Storm", "Big Spliff", "Boof'N'Baff'N'Biff", "Puffed Out" and "Android Rebellion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a fair amount of stuck-on paper and peeled spots, mostly on back.)

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Desmond DekkerBlack & Dekker – The Complete Stiff Recordings 1980 to 1983 (Black & Dekker/Compass Point/bonus tracks) ... CD
Stiff/Pressure Drop (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
The complete Stiff Records work of Desmond Dekker – served up here on two albums, plus bonus tracks too! First up is Black & Dekker – surprisingly great later work from the legendary Desmond Dekker – a set that should have been a sloppy cash-in during the ska revival, but material that shows Desmond still very much at the top of his game! The production and backings show a bit of a late 70s British touch, but Dekker's vocals are still very much his own – and the tunes really faithfully stay in the groove that made him so great in the first place. Titles include "Israelites", "Lickin' Stick", "It Mek", "Please Don't Bend", "Many Rivers To Cross", "Hippo", "Juliet", "007", "Work It Out", "Problems", "Rude Boy Train", "Pickney Gal" and "Why Fight". On the Compass Point album, Desmond Dekker gets a bit of a contemporary groove – working at the Compass Point studios, in a mode that inflects his early ska roots with some hip early 80s production touches too! The approach still has all the charm of Dekker's classic recordings, but brings in some of the more offbeat elements of the Sly & Robbie generation – in a Compass Point mode that's never too trippy or self-indulgent, but which definitely adds just the right bits to keep things interesting. Titles include "Isabella", "Hurts So Bad", "We Can & Shall", "Big Headed", and "That's My Woman". CD features bonus tracks "Workout (groove version)", "Hot City", "Book Of Rules", and "That's My Woman (rmx)". CD

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Gwen GuthrieIt Should Have Been You/Getting Hot ... 12-inch
Island, 1982. Very Good ... $7.99
A stunner from Gwen – one of her catchiest club tunes from the early years! "It Should Have Been You" bounces along on a tight bassline, with riffing guitar, and sweet washes of keys that really set the scene for the strong lead vocal. And if that's not enough, Larry Levan mixed – giving the Sly & Robbie production and even better sound! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a plain jacket. Label has marker on one side.)

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Gregory IsaacsSlum In Dub ... CD
Burning Sounds/Secret (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $10.99 16.99
Gregory Isaacs' name is on the cover – but the dub component here means that there's maybe a bit less vocals in the mix – as the album's the dub companion to Gregory's late 70s classic Cool Ruler! This set is much more focused on the excellent instrumental work – laid down by the Revolutionaries, with rhythms from Sly & Robbie, and keyboards from Ansel Collins – all mixed beautifully by a young Prince Jammy, at King Tubby's studio! The use of echo and odd electric bits at the edges is completely sublime – and titles include "Slum", "Reform Institution", "Tam Tam", "Leaving", "Public Eyes", and "Leggo Beast". CD

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King Tubby & Roots RadicsDangerous Dub ... LP
Greensleeves (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
As Sly & Robbie and many of reggae's first instrumental visionaries moved on, younger groups like the Roots Radics stepped to the fore, though this line up featured both younger talent like Style Scott and Bingy Bunny and stalwarts like Flabba Holt and Gladdie Anderson. And while we love the work that Roots Radics would do with Scientist, this effort's no slouch either, with 10 hard hitting dubs, including ""Country Gal Dub", "Loud Mouth Rock", "Up Town Special"{, "London Bridge Special", "Earthquake Shake" and "Knife & Fork Dubwise". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ijahman LeviWe Are A Warrior/Haile I Hymn ... CD
Island (Japan), 1978/1979. New Copy ... $23.99
2 great lost roots albums from the underrated Ijahman Levi! At the cusp of the 80s he appeared poised to achieve the level of dominance over the Jamaican scene like Burning Spear held in the early 70s, only to leave us with these 2 monumental recordings and labor quietly for the rest of his career. Contrary to the style of most reggae LPs, both of the albums in this set feature longer tracks – extended devotional roots numbers, crisply produced by Ijahman and Geoffrey Chung, tracked at Joe Gibbs' with Errol Thompson on board, and featuring a crack band loaded with heavies like Willie & Earl Wire Lindo, Ossie Hibbert, Lloyd Parks, Sly & Robbie, and percussive help from the Sons Of Negus. 9 numbers in all: "Are We A Warrior", "Moulding", "The Church", "Miss Beverly", "Two Sides Of Love", "Jah Heavy Load", "Jah Is No Secret", "Zion Hut" and "I'm A Levi". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Tommy McCookReggae In Jazz ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Masterful reggae instrumentals from the great Tommy McCook! Reggae In Jazz does indeed have some jazz-steeped solos augmenting the vibe quite nicely, but it's perhaps not the full on reggae/jazz hybrid the title suggests – which is a good thing, actually! The rhythms are strongly rooted in classic Dynamic and Channel One reggae instro territory, but the vibe is enhanced a bit by soul jazzy organ, guitar and more on the solo tip – and a bit of funk, too! Produced by Buster Riley, with Sly Dunbar, Santa Davos. Robbie Shakespeare, Chinna Smith, Ansel Collins, Jackie Mitoo and other legends on the session. Titles include "Grass Root", "Caution", "Sin", "Wild Bunch", "Bam-Bam", "Collin '1'", "Collin '2'", "Bad Man", "Good Bye". "Black-Out", "Rock Away" and "War". CD version includes the bonus "Beirut" and "Beirut (Version)". CD

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RevolutionariesBurning Dub ... CD
Burning Sounds (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Burning dub, indeed – as The Revolutionaries turn out a stellar set of instrumentals on this classic from the 70s! The album's got a totally top-shelf sound right from the start – excellent production from Junior English, who knows how to keep things clean and natural at just the right level – but add just the right studio tweaks, when needed – with a result that's maybe a bit more organic than some of the other dub albums of the time, but no less powerful in terms of the sound! Bass is by the mighty Robbie Shakespeare, who almost seems to lead the rest of the group – and drums are by Sly Dunbar, organ by Ansel Collins, piano by Glabby Anderson, and horns by Tommy McCook and Don D Junior. Titles include "Dan", "Gad & Asher", "Rueben", "Simeon & Levi", "Zebulun", "Benjamin", "Naptali", and "Issachar". CD
Also available Burning Dub (180 gram pressing) ... LP 17.99

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RevolutionariesBurning Dub (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Burning Sounds (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.99
Burning dub, indeed – as The Revolutionaries turn out a stellar set of instrumentals on this classic from the 70s! The album's got a totally top-shelf sound right from the start – excellent production from Junior English, who knows how to keep things clean and natural at just the right level – but add just the right studio tweaks, when needed – with a result that's maybe a bit more organic than some of the other dub albums of the time, but no less powerful in terms of the sound! Bass is by the mighty Robbie Shakespeare, who almost seems to lead the rest of the group – and drums are by Sly Dunbar, organ by Ansel Collins, piano by Glabby Anderson, and horns by Tommy McCook and Don D Junior. Titles include "Dan", "Gad & Asher", "Rueben", "Simeon & Levi", "Zebulun", "Benjamin", "Naptali", and "Issachar". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Burning Dub ... CD 14.99

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RevolutionariesRevolutionaries Sounds Vol 2 (2015 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Deeper Knowledge, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
The crew that not only invented the Rockers sound, but dominated the Jamaican music scene for nearly a decade should need no introduction from us, and this album showcases them at their best, going to town in fine dub form at Channel One. Sly and Robbie, Santa Davis, Ranchie McLean, Fully Fullwood, Rad Bryan, Tony Chin, Chinna Smith, Ansel Collins, Ossie Hibbert, Tarzan, Touter Harvey, Sticky, Barnabas, Sky Juice, Herman Marquis, Tommy McCook, Don D Junior and BobbyEllis are in the lineup and Ernest Hookim and Barnabas dub up the Joseph Hookim productions. 10 tracks in all, including "Tension", "Pressure", "Strain", "Severe","Rigid", "Intense", "Retribution", "Drastic", "Energy" and "Urgency". LP, Vinyl record album
(Silk screen cover with the iconic Che Guevara image!)

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Scientist/Peter Chemist1999 Dub ... LP
Heartbeat, 1984. Near Mint- ... $34.99
Sly and Robbie provide rhythms for producer Sugar Minott, who turns over one side to Peter Chemist and another to Scientist to dub up in their secret laboratories. 10 tracks in all, including 'Work To Do Dub", "Real Rock", "War & Crime", "Suffer Dub", "Star Proformer" and "Scientist Rock". LP, Vinyl record album

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Linval ThompsonStarlight ... LP
Mango, 1988. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A late 80s Taxi Gang production by Sly & Robbie with the slicker digital sound they were working in at that time, though they never lost their edge even when they got this polished. While Thompson was mostly known as a producer in the Dancehall genre, he does a fine job here singing on the Rhythm Twins' tracks. Includes "Poor Man", "Starlight", "Soon Come", "Looks Like It's Gonna Rain" and "Huff & Puff". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch & a promo stamp.)

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VariousKingston Allstars Meet Downtown At King Tubbys 1972 to 1975 ... LP
Kingston Sounds (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Prime early-to-mid 70s era reggae – featuring Freddie McKay, Cornell Campbell, Horace Andy, Wayne Jarrett and fellow Kingston Allstars! Kingston, Jamaica was the great incubator for reggae at time – and the style's greatest voices and players can be heard here! On top of the aforementioned voices legendary studio players including Sly & Robbie, Tony Chin, Augustus Pablo, Winston Wright and others. Includes "Going" by Freddie McKay, ""Here Me Now Star", "Your Company" and "Give Sweet Living" by Cornell Cambell, "The Children" by Horace Andy, "No Lick No Cup" by Johnny Clarke, "Judgement Time" by Wayne Jarrett, "Tonight" by Ronnie Davis, "Living In Fear" by Jimmy Riley, "Stand Up And Fight" by Yabby U and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ScientistWorld At War ... LP
Black Ovation/Dub Mir, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... About July 22, 2016 (delayed)
An apocalyptic dub gem, featuring the Rhythm Twins teaming up with Scientist and Jimmy Riley for a world ending batch of extra heavy proportions! Scientist had solidified his position as the top contender for the heavyweight championship of dub, and he keeps up the heat with his spare dub renditions of some of Riley's finest rhythms, pushing Sly & Robbie way to the front of the mix, which gets no complaint from us! Winston Wright, Sky Juice, Skully Sims, Mikey Chung, Rad Bryan, Binkey Brice, Clive Hunt, Dean Fraser and Nambo Robinson all make appearances here and there, ducking in and out of the dubby maze of tracks, with 10 awesome numbers in all, including "Invasion Of Iraq", "Ethiopia Rock", "Zimbabwe Dub", "Dub Overation", "united Jam Dub", "Jah Instruction", "World At War", "Iran Revolution" and "Monkey Spanner". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousKingston Allstars Meet Downtown At King Tubbys 1972 to 1975 ... CD
Kingston Sounds (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... On September 1, 2016 (delayed)
Prime early-to-mid 70s era reggae – featuring Freddie McKay, Cornell Campbell, Horace Andy, Wayne Jarrett and fellow Kingston Allstars! Kingston, Jamaica was the great incubator for reggae at time – and the style's greatest voices and players can be heard here! On top of the aforementioned voices legendary studio players including Sly & Robbie, Tony Chin, Augustus Pablo, Winston Wright and others. Includes "Going" by Freddie McKay, ""Here Me Now Star", "Your Company" and "Give Sweet Living" by Cornell Cambell, "The Children" by Horace Andy, "No Lick No Cup" by Johnny Clarke, "Judgement Time" by Wayne Jarrett, "Tonight" by Ronnie Davis, "Living In Fear" by Jimmy Riley, "Stand Up And Fight" by Yabby U and more. CD
Also available Kingston Allstars Meet Downtown At King Tubbys 1972 to 1975 ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Black UhuruAnthem ... LP
Mango, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
The cream of the crop of early 80s reggae. Fusing militant, political lyrics with the excellent harmony vocal arrangements of Puma Jones, Duckie Simpson and Michael Rose and the unrelenting electrified rhythms of Sly & Robbie, Black Uhuru represented the zenith of the modern Roots era. This album is considered by many to be the group's last great one, in spite of a number of concessions that gave it further commercial appeal – and helped it win a grammy. Whatever your opinion, it's hard to argue with classic cuts like "What Is Life?", "Solidarity", "Party Next Door" and "Bull In The Pen", plus "Black Uhuru Anthem", "Try It", "Botanical Roots" and "Elements". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Peter ToshWanted Dread & Alive ... LP
Rolling Stones, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
Like much of Tosh's work after leaving the Wailers, this album is a bit uneven, but still has a couple of nuggets of fiery roots rock. There's a crack band behind him on these self-produced tunes, with Sly & Robbie, Mikey Chung and Skully Sims. Includes "Nothing But Love", "The Poor Man Feel It", "Cold Blood", "Rastafari Is", "That's What They Will Do" and "Fools Die". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ AbyssiniansSatta Massagana ... CD
Jam Sounds/Heartbeat, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
An essential reissue of an essential roots album! A mid 70s landmark of harmony roots, the Abyssinians' Satta Massagana, aka Forward To Zion, is hard to beat for hardcore, spiritual roots delivered over hypnotically pulsing rhythms, and Heartbeat ups the ante by digging deep for some excellent and essential dubs and extended mixes, plus several sweet bonus numbers. Sly and Robbie, plus Horsemouth and Boo Richards, Micky Chung, Chinna Smith, Clive Hunt and Geoffrey Chung are among their erstwhile co-conspirators on this self produced gem. 14 tracks in all, including "Declaration Of Rights", "The Good Lord", "Forward Unto Zion", "Know Jah Today", "Abendigo", "Y Mas Gan", "Black Man's Strain", "Satta Massagana", "I & I", "African Race", "Leggo beast", "Peculiar Number", "Reason Time" and "There Is No End". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Black UhuruSinsemilla ... CD
Mango/Island, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
The follow up to the burning Showcase set and second LP finding the harmony trio of Michael Rose, Puma Jones and Duckie Simpson under the heavy guidance of Sly & Robbie. While it didn't produce as many singular hits as the preceding set or the following Red LP, this album's still solid from top to bottom, with mighty, might Taxi productions grooves throughout. 10 tracks in all: "Happiness", 'World Is Africa", "Push Push", "There Is Fire", "No Loafing (Sit & Wonder)", "Sinsemilla", "Endurance" and "Vampire", plus the added bonus tracks "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (discomix)" and "Sinsemilla (discomix)", and newly remastered too! CD

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✨✧ Earth & StoneKool Roots ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Great duo vocals from the team of Albert Bailey and Clifton Howell – recording here with some excellent rhythms from Sly & Robbie and the rest of the Channel One crew! The music is mostly mellow, with a stepping groove that works great for the harmonies of the pair – and there's a fair bit of roots numbers here, mixed with some warmer lovers' rock titles too. Like other great titles on Pressure Sounds, this one does a great job of giving Earth & Stone the showcase they deserve – with excellent sound, and notes on the music – and titles that include "False Ruler", "Once Bitten Twice Shy", "Black Roots", "Three Wise Men", "Holy Land Of Home", "Jail House Set Me Free", "Devil Wise", "House Of Dub", "Wiser Dub", and "Jester Not". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Duck BakerOutside ... CD
Emanem (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
We've heard Duck Baker play guitar before – and we're not necessarily the woman in the photo would be standing still if he was making music behind her – as the sound of his instrument is always pretty intense, and sometimes not for the faint of heart! Yet there's also a more personal, sometimes gentle approach here – in a great set that features 18 unissued tracks recorded by Baker in the years 1977, 1982, and 1983 – including two long duets with guitarist Eugene Chadbourne! Duck's still tremendously creative on the guitar – sometimes working the strings with melody, sometimes the whole instrument in a range of percussive passages and amazing tones – but never in a way that's showy, braggy, or crazy for crazy's sake – that special kind of performance that's maybe always linked some of Baker's work with the more outside moments of the acoustic underground that would include John Fahey and Robbie Basho. Titles include "Holding Pattern", "Klee", "Like Flies", "Tornio Improvvisazione", "Breakdown Lane", "Shovelling Snow", and "Things Sure Must Be Hoppin Tonight On Castro Street". CD

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✨✧ VariousStill Spicy Gumbo Stew – Original New Orleans R&B ... CD
AFO/Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Rare singles, unreleased tracks, and lots of gems from the New Orleans soul scene of the 60s – including a fair bit of cuts that go way past the obvious! The music here comes from the AFO collection of labels – and includes a few numbers from the Ric & Ron imprints, too – all brought together as a beautiful illustration of the rougher sound of soul that was coming from the city at the time – music that drew on the strong legacy of New Orleans R&B of the 50s, but moved into more upbeat, gritty styles for the 60s! The set features 24 numbers in all – 7 of which are previously unissued – and titles include "I Got A Feelin" by Nooky Boy, "Money" by AFO Executives with Tami Lynn, "Who Knows" by Willie Tee, "I Don't Want To Be Hurted" by Barbara George, "Shrimp Boat" by Dr John, "Heart For Sale" by Robbie Lee, "Nancy" by AFO Executives, "Soulful Woman" by Alvin Robinson, "End Of A Dream" by James Booker, "Roman-itis" by Eddie Bo, "Baby" by Tami Lynn, and "Why Couldn't It Be Me" by Turquinettes. CD
 
 
 



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