The second domestically released album from King Sunny Ade and His African Beats, with the wonderful Ju Ju sound ringing throughout every piece, from the up tempo numbers to the more mellow grooves. Interlocking, chirping guitar parts are layered over nicely percolating rhythms, 9 tracks in all: ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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. A dozen tracks, all essential and all pretty hard to get on ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An absolute classic! Burning Spear's Marcus Garvey is truly one of the greatest reggae albums of its time, one where the words are crucial and conscious, and the overall vibe is strongly defined by the arrangements of Winston Rodney. A landmark roots effort and an easy choice for our list of the ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
11 classic tracks from Jimmy – pure Jamaican soul all the way through! Part of the very nice Reggae Greats series Island put together in the 80s, with 11 tracks in all: "Vietnam", "Sitting In Limbo", "Struggling Man", "Let Your Yeah Be Yeah", "Bon ... (Reggae) read moreCD
Two mighty albums by the famous Dub Organiser – back to back on a single CD! CB 200 is a straight up classic – one of his first LPs to break large on the international scene, and certainly one of the first Dee Jay records to do so! Channel One Hoo Kim production features the Ragnam ... (Reggae) read moreCD
Legendary Toots & The Maytals singer Toots Hibbert meets legendary Memphis producer Jim Dickinson – and the best session players that city has to offer! Toots was always reverent of greatest southern soul, so this effort is anything but forced. Toots tackles material by Otis Redding, Al ... (Reggae) read moreCD
One of the lesser-known Jamaican acts to record for Island Records during their big reggae years of the 70s – but a great one too, and well worth discovering through this overlooked gem! The album's the group's second (of two) – and has this great laidback approach to roots – ... (Reggae) read moreCD
Masterful mid 70s dub from Jah Lion and Lee Scratch Perry – a legendary deejay side and probably the greatest ever roar from the mighty Jah Lion! The Lion, otherwise known (and more frequently billed) as Jah Lloyd really delivers a knockout on this early effort. The rhythms are prime, top ... (Reggae) read moreCD
Angelique Kidjo —
Fifa ... CD Mango, 1996. Used ...
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(Out of print.)
Ismael Lo —
Iso ... CD Mango, 1994. Used ...
A wonderful pair of roots record from the great Pablo Moses – who came on the scene a little too late for his own good, as he came up during an era when the focus was beginning to shift away from roots and more towards the dancehall – but regardless of shifting trends, the man is a ... (Reggae) read moreCD
A decent collection of some of the bigger tunes from the Island catalog of the 70s – including "Police & Thieves" by Junior Murvin, "Roast Fish & Cornbread" by Lee Perry, "War Ina Babylon" by Max Romeo, "Natty Takeover" by Justin Hines, "Col ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album