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✨✧ African Head ChargeDrastic Season ... CD
On-U Sound (UK), 1998. Used ... $9.99
A record so cool, it's practically a genre unto itself – and a set that's a key part of the On-U Sound approach of the 80s! The group draw initial influence from 70s Jamaican dub, but never hold to just the roots of that music – and instead explode into a huge range of odd sounds and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Tony Aiken & FutureLiberation ... CD
Boom Shot, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99
You might remember Tony Aiken for his classic funk album Unity, from the 70s – and here, he's back again – after nearly 40 years away from the studio! The album's got a style that's a lot more reggae-influenced than before – maybe not totally a reggae record, given the other ... (Soul, Reggae) read more CD

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Laurel Aitken & OthersSkinhead Train – Complete Singles Collection 1969/1970 (5CD set) ... CD
Pressure Drop (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 5CD set ... $32.99
An insanely huge amount of work from British rocksteady legend Laurel Aitken – especially when you consider that this set of 138 tracks was issued in the short space of just two years! In truth, Laurel's not the lead artist on all the cuts, but he had something to do with all of them – ... read more CD

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ArchivesCarry Me Home – A Reggae Tribute To Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson ... CD
Monsterrat House, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A record that comes as a real surprise – a concept that might not work if you were to just read the title – but one that opens up beautifully on the album! Part of the record's success might be the fact that The Archives are a group from the same Washington DC scene that once was home ... read more CD

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ArrowKnock Dem Dead ... CD
Mango, 1988. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Errol Brown & The SupersonicsTreasure Dub Albums Collection (Treasure Dub Vols 1 & 2/Pleasure Dub/bonus tracks) ... CD
Treasure Isle/Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
A really wonderful collection of dub tracks built on older grooves from the Treasure Isle label – better known as a hotbed of ska and rocksteady at the end of the 60s! The set features three unusual albums that were created by producer Errol Brown after the initial Treasure Isle label had ... read more CD

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Burning SpearMarcus Garvey/Garvey's Ghost ... CD
Mango/Island (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $9.99
An absolute classic! If you can own only one reggae LP, this one's in the front running – it's as if the words crucial and conscious were created to define the sound Winston Rodney, Burning Spear & the Black Disciples capture on this landmark roots LP. Though this is the Island version ... read more CD

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✨✧ Junior BylesBeat Down Babylon (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
Tremendous work from Junior Byles – a singer with a sweet voice that would have been right at home in the rocksteady years, but which is maybe even more powerful here in a roots session produced by Lee Scratch Perry! That special Perry magic really helps balance things out with Junior's ... read more CD

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Susan CadoganGirl Who Cried ... CD
Grover (UK), 2018. Used ... $3.99
A great return to form for one of the greatest female singers of the 70s reggae scene – the lovely Susan Cadogan, who works here in a format that really lets her hit all the right sort of vibes! Rhythms are full, but laidback – and Susan's voice is beautifully upfront, maybe a bit ... read more CD

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Mikey DreadSWALK/Rocker's Vibration ... CD
Heartbeat, 1980s. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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Don DrummondDon Cosmic ... CD
Studio One, Late 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
An incredible collection of work from one of the coolest musicians on the Jamaican scene in the 60s – the legendary Don Drummond – an artist who was schooled in jazz trombone, then went on to use the instrument as a surprisingly powerful force in ska, rocksteady, and reggae! This ... read more CD

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Clancy Eccles/The DynamitesFreedom/Fire Corner (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1969. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A pair of gems from the early years of reggae – stacked back to back in a 2CD set, along with a huge amount of bonus tracks too! First up is the legendary Freedom album from Clancy Eccles – one of the first great talents to emerge in the Jamaican scene of the 60s – a singer whose ... read more CD

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Frighty & Colonel MiteLife ... CD
Profile, 1990. Used ... $2.99
Includes "Life (Is What You Make It)", "Ragamuffin Girl", "My Baby Just Cares For Me", "Realize", "Can You Handle It", "Maximum", "I Know You Know", "Don't Go" and "Jah Put It Deh". CD
(Out of print.)

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Full Experience/Candy McKenzie/AuraLee Scratch Perry Presents The Full Experience (Lee Scratch Perry Presents Candy McKenzie/Full Experience/bonus track) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A pair of unusual Lee Perry projects from the mid 70s – both of which feature a female singer in the lead, and give us a whole new side of Perry's talents! The first half of the set features material from an album issued under the title Lee Scratch Perry Presents Candy McKenzie – a set ... read more CD

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Joe Gibbs & OthersJoe Gibbs Productions – Roots, Culture, DJs & Dub – Classic Joe Gibbs Productions 1975 to 1982 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s. Used ... $14.99
At last! After featuring a number of burning Joe Gibbs productions on their Dynamite! series of reggae compilations, Soul Jazz gets down to business with this excellent set dedicated to some of his finest output. All flavors get represented here: Dee Jay numbers, mellow harmony cuts, earth ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Vin GordonAfrican Shores ... CD
Tradition Disc (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
Fantastic work from Vin Gordon – who may well be one of the greatest reggae trombonists since the legendary Rico – working here in a very classic style that features plenty of contributions from saxophonist Nat Birchall! Nat's very much in the space of his previous collaboration with ... read more CD

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Aswah GreggoriFools & Rebels ... CD
Aswah Greggori, 1998. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Aswah GreggoriLove To Love ... CD
Zoe Jah, 2002. Used ... $4.99
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Beres HammondFull Attention ... CD
VP, 1993. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Derrick Harriott & The CrystalitesUndertaker (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1970. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A massive package – the full rare Undertaker album from Derrick Harriott & The Crystalites, plus an insane amount of bonus tracks too! The core album is instrumental – a wicked set of rhythms from The Crystalites, a group who have a vibe that's right up there with the best of the ... read more CD

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Gregory Isaacs/Ossie All StarsMr Isaacs (2CD deluxe edition – Leggo Dub plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Earthquake/17 North Parade, 1977. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 16.99
Fantastic early material from Gregory Isaacs – captured here early in his career, and working in a deep roots reggae mode – recording at Channel One with great direction from Ossie Hibbert! The set's laidback and righteous, in ways that let all the soulful qualities of Isaac's vocals ... read more CD

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Bunny LeeFull Up – Early Reggae Productions 1968 to 1972 ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
Mindblowing sounds from the great Bunny Lee – and exactly the kind of collection that makes us love the Pressure Sounds label so much! The track selection is wonderful – and most numbers are balanced in a unique space between reggae and rocksteady, and often have some crucial ... read more CD

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Bunny Lee & FriendsNext Cut – Dub Plates, Rare Sides, & Unreleased Cuts ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
A wealth of rare tracks from the archives of Jamaican producer Bunny "Striker" Lee – tracks pulled from one-off dubplates mixed direct from the studio, and other unreleased tracks pulled from never-heard master tapes too! The music here definitely lives up to Lee's production ... read more CD

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Bunny Lee & FriendsTape Rolling ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Rare gems from the vaults of Jamaican production genius Bunny Lee – material cut mostly at his home studio, in the company of some very good friends and musical associates – hence the artist listing on the set! Some of the cuts here are from rare dubplates or acetates, others are ... read more CD

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Bunny Lee & OthersDreads Enter The Gates With Praise – The Mighty Striker Shoots The Hits ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.98
A fantastic tribute to the studio genius of Bunny Lee – and a set that's filled with the kind of tracks that may well knock Lee Scratch Perry right out of the spotlight! Bunny already had a long and varied career in Jamaican music by the time of these tracks – hustling things up right ... read more CD

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Barrington Levy/Scientist & Prince Jammy/Viceroys/Tristan PalmaLinval Thompson Trojan Dancehall Albums Collection (Poor Man Style/Scientist & Jammy Strike Back/We Must Unite/Settle Down Girl) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
Four Trojan Records albums, all produced by Linval Thompson – and featuring some bonus tracks too! First up is Poor Man Style – a gem of a record from Barrington Levy – done in that laidback, easy-stepping style that always worked perfectly for the singer's vocals! Linval ... read more CD

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Link 'N' ChainNew Day ... CD
RAS, 1990. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Jimmy LondonBridge Over Troubled Waters (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A beautiful collection – a full album and rare tracks from sweet-voiced reggae singer Jimmy London, plus a whole bonus disc of other material produced at Randy's too! The core album, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, is wonderful – recorded by a singer who maybe didn't hit the heights of ... read more CD

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersAfrican Herbsman (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan, 1973. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Great early work by Bob Marley & The Wailers – some of it produced by the legendary Lee Perry, too! Some of the tunes are early takes on later famous versions – but in a way, they're actually more definitive – in that they tie Marley back to the rich Kingston culture, instead ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersKaya (with bonus track) ... CD
Island, 1977. Used ... $4.99
Sweet grooves from the great Bob Marley – a set cut at a time when Marley was really riding his international fame – and able to create the kind of music that reached out way more than conventional reggae! The Kingston roots of the sound are still very firmly in place – but there' ... read more CD
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Also available Kaya (half speed master) ... LP 36.99

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersLive Forever – The Stanley Theater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 23, 1980 (2CD set) ... CD
Island, 1980. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
The last officially recorded live concert from Bob Marley & The Wailers – captured in Pittsburgh in September of 1980 on the Uprising tour – released here for the first time ever! It's a very well documented set – it's the sound quality is excellent – and the set ... read more CD

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Bob Marley & The WailersNatty Dread (with bonus track) ... CD
Island/Tuff Gong, 1974. Used ... $2.99
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 CD
(2001 Island Remasters pressing. Cutout hole through case and tray card.)

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Bob Marley & The WailersTalkin' Blues ... CD
Tuff Gong/Island, 1973/1975/1991. Used ... $3.99
One of many, many posthumous compilations, but one with some nice rare bits. Comprised mostly of live recordings fromteh Wailers prime early 70s years, plus a few nice studio outtakes, and interspersed with snippets from a radio interview with Marley. Inlcudes "Talkin' Blues", "Burn ... read more CD

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MaytonesLover Man ... CD
GG's/Rhino, 1970s. Used ... $9.99
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Freddie McGregorBobby Bobylon (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Heartbeat, 1979. Used ... $11.99
A key moment in the career of the legendary Freddie McGregor – easily one of the best-known voices in reggae in the post-Marley years! The set captures Freddie at his youthful best – coming off of time doing vocal group work, but really shining strongly as a lead singer on his own ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Michigan & SmileyBack In The Biz ... CD
VP, 1990. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mighty SparrowSalvation ... CD
BLS, 1998. Used ... $3.99
(Global Grooves, Reggae) CD
(Out of print, booklet has a few small tears.)

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Mighty SparrowSlave ... CD
National/Modern Harmonic, 1963. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A great 60s record from Mighty Sparrow – and the kind of set that shows just how different calypso music could sound when you got away from Harry Belafonte and the hits! The music here is every bit as political and socially conscious as earlier recordings of the genre – but you can ... (Global Grooves, Reggae) read more CD

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Carlos MorganFeelin' Alright ... CD
D Tone (Canada), 1996. Used ... $2.99
(Soul, Reggae) CD
(Out of print.)

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Morwell Unlimited/Prince Far I & The ArabsA1 Dub/Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter IV (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird/Trojan (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A pair of rare dub albums – back to back in a single set, with bonus tracks too! On A1 Dub, Blacka Morwell serves up some massive dub – working at Channel 1, for an obscure album on Trojan Records – but maybe coming across with some of the richness of the Island Records ... read more CD

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Niney & FriendsBlood & Fire – Hit Sounds From The Observer Station 1970 to 1978 ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1970s. Used 2CD ... $32.99
50 heavy cuts of pure niceness from Niney the Observer! Like Lee Perry and Bunny Lee, Niney Holness had the magic touch for coming up with enduring roots reggae and delivering timeless classics from the producer's chair, as this burning 2 disc set covering a nice swath of the man's career shows. ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Augustus PabloDubbing In A Africa ... CD
Abraham/Get On Down, Late 70s. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
Uber-classic dub from Augustus Pablo! Dubbing In A Africa was produced by Pablo and features a rhythm section of Bingy Bunny, Sly & Robbie and Gladdy. Here they deliver a nice, tight set of tunes which like many of Pablo's other classics, veer closer to rhythm workouts than deep space dub ... read more CD

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Lee Perry & The UpsettersHigh Plains Drifter – Jamaican 45's 1968 to 1973 ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 17.98
A stunner! High Plains Drifter collects material from the mighty Lee Perry during the crucially creative and fertile period between 1968 & 1973 – in which he founded the Upsetter imprint and had some chart success. It was such a productive period, resulting in hundreds of singles and a ... read more CD

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Lee Scratch Perry & The UpsettersScratch & Company Chapter 1 (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Clocktower/Get On Down, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
Pivotal Black Ark material from Lee Perry – with brilliantly tripped out echoey dub production – and scorching instrumentation laid down by the mighty Upsetters! Split roughly in half between Perry's nicely gritty instrumental moodcraft and hazy vocals, this collection features some ... read more CD
(In a very cool Japanese-styled, LP-like cardboard sleeve cover!)

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Prince Far ITrojan Albums Collection (Free From Sin/Jamaican Heroes/Voice Of Thunder/Musical History) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
Four fantastic albums from the legendary Prince Far I! The set begins with the classic Free From Sin – Great early work from Prince Far I – a stunning mix of reggae and dub, with a righteous quality that really gives the prince his title amongst 70s Jamaican royalty! Backing is by a ... read more CD

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Ernest RanglinMemories Of Barber Mack ... CD
Island Jamaica Jazz, 1997. Used ... $6.99
A wonderful later album from legendary Jamaican guitarist Ernest Ranglin – a lean, funky little set that marks a tremendous return to form for his talents! The album's dedicated to a famous saxophonist, mentioned in the title – but the spare setting has Ranglin's guitar fully in the ... (Jazz, Reggae) read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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Reggae StringsReggae Strings/Reggae Strings Vol 2 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99 24.99
A great pair of records – plus a huge amount of bonus tracks too! First up is the debut Reggae Strings album – one of the most unique albums on the Trojan label during the 70s – and a surprising hit for the company too! The approach here is very unusual – as the cuts here ... read more CD

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✨✧ Max RomeoOpen The Iron Gate 1973 to 1977 ... CD
Blood & Fire (UK), Mid 70s. Used ... $22.99
An augmented reissue of the classic Revelation Time LP, by this roots singer who got his start singing lover's tunes and novelty cuts for the sound systems. By the time he'd begun recording the tracks that were to make up this recording though, he had become fully ensconced in Socialist ideology ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Roots Radics/General Echo12 Inches Of Dub/12 Inches Of Pleasure ... CD
VP/17 North Parade, Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 16.98
A pair of classic dub and vocal albums – tied together beautifully in this set! First up is the instrumental 12 Inches Of Dub – a massive set of rhythms from the legendary Roots Radics – one that's definitely got the dubby elements you'd expect from the title, but which also ... read more CD

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Sea LionsFree The People ... CD
Jet (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
An unusual album from the West African scene of the 70s – a set that brings together that area's styles with touches of reggae and maybe a slight current of soul – all of which makes for a very distinct approach to rhythm, which is also echoed in the vocals and instrumentation! There's ... (Global Grooves, Reggae) read more CD
Also available Free The People ... LP 28.99

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ShadowMania 1 ... CD
VP, 1995. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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SpecialsSpecials (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
2 Tone/EMI (Japan), 1980. Used ... $24.99
One of the most important albums on the mighty 2 Tone label – and part of a huge ska revival on the British scene that would send ripples through modern music for years to come! And sure, the words "ska" and "revival" in the same sentence can often make most folks wince ... (Rock, Reggae) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Jah StitchOriginal Ragga Muffin ... CD
Blood & Fire (UK), Mid 70s. Used ... $9.99
Jah Stitch takes a page from Big Youth's book, and chants some lyrically conscious knowledge over some bottom heavy rhythms cut by Tubby and produced by Striker Lee. 14 massive DJ numbers, that prove Stitch's claim as the original raggamufifn wasn't unfounded: "African People", "Ragg ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Lord Tanamo & FriendsFestival Jump Up (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gaydisc/Doctor Bird (UK), 1965. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A seminal album in Jamaican music from Lord Tanamo – a singer with roots in calypso, but a sound that really paves the way for ska and rocksteady to come! The record's a full length set from the Gaydisc label of important early producer Sonia Pottinger – and like some of Pottinger's ... read more CD

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TechniquesLittle Did You Know (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Treasure Isle/Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $12.99
A fantastic debut from The Techniques – and a set that also features a fair bit of work from Jamaican trumpet legend Baba Brooks! The vocal quartet have a great sound that's even more soulful and sharp than some of their contemporaries – maybe the difference that four voices make ... read more CD

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Tennors & FriendsReggae Girl ... CD
Trojan/Grover (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A smoking slice of work from The Tennors – plus some great cuts by other "friends" on the Jamaican scene of the late 60s! The group really shine on their own singles, then step aside to let some other artists come in too – almost all with a similar mix of soul and rocksteady ... read more CD

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✨✧ Linval Thompson/Big Joe/TrinityTrojan Roots Collection (I Love Marijuana/African Princess/Rock In The Ghetto/bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
A trio of classic albums produced by Linval Thompson – with lots of bonus tracks too! First up is Linval's I Love Marijuana record – an album with a striking title – and a set that really marked the full promise of Linval Thompson in the 70s – a dubby classic that's every ... read more CD

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Toots & The MaytalsToots Live ... CD
Island (UK), 1980. Used ... $14.99
A triumphant live performance from Toots Hibbert and The Maytals – recorded in London at a time when the group was really riding high – able to serve up their music with a sense of majesty that really fit the spirit of the larger arena! The tunes are mostly classics, but they've got a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Toots Live (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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Peter ToshLive At The One Love Peace Concert 1978 ... CD
Koch/JAD, 1978. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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Undivided RootsUndivided Roots ... CD
Mango, 1990. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ UpsettersBlackboard Jungle Dub (jungle cover version) ... CD
Clocktower (Canada), 1973. Used ... $8.99
You could go 'round and 'round with music historians arguing whether or not this album, or Java Java Java or Aquarius Dub was the first full length dub LP, but it makes no difference to us, this is one mighty set of Perryisms, wrought in the pre-Black Ark era. There's a dozen of the Upsetter's ... read more CD
(Front insert has a small tear from one of the plastic tabs – very minor.)

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UpsettersUpsetters A Go Go ... CD
Heartbeat, 1970s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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VariousAll Aboard The CN Express – Rocksteady & Boss Reggae Sounds 1967/1968 ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... $12.99
Killer early work from producer Clancy Eccles – a special set that focuses on rocksteady and early reggae productions – most compiled here for the first time ever! The work here is great – raw, soulful, and grooving in ways that move from midtempo to a slightly quicker pace ... read more CD

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VariousBlue Beat – The Singles Vol 1 – BB1 to BB72 (6CD set) ... CD
Reel To Reel (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 6CD ... $9.99
A huge run of music from the legendary Blue Beat label – a crucial British label that brought the sounds of Kingston to the shores of London – forever helping transform the musical culture in that city! Blue Beat got its start in the 60s, and much of this work is in the earliest ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousCan't Stop The Dread (with bonus tracks) ... CD
High Note/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
Deep Jamaican sounds from the 70s – all work produced by the legendary Sonia Pottinger, and which shows that her talents for roots music were every bit as great as her work with earlier styles too! With Pottinger, the key is almost less what she does in the studio than what she does with her ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousDifferent Fashion – The High Note Dancehall Collection ... CD
High Note/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
Pivotal early dancehall work from the Kingston scene – all of it produced by the legendary Sonia Pottinger, almost all of it issued on her short-lived Dance Hall label! The music here shares some of the qualities of the emerging mode at other labels – but unlike, say, Studio one – ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousDown In A Tenement Yard – Sufferation & Love In The Ghetto – 1973 To 1980 ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
Sufferer's choice! 2 discs worth of heavy roots, not just heavy in terms of the dark, militant rhythms, but also heavy in the message, giving the Kingston-centered take on life in the ghetto. During the height of the roots era nearly all culturally minded artists approached the subject of yard ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousDuke Reid International Disco Series – The Complete Collection (3CD set) ... CD
Treasure Isle/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99 29.99
Later work from legendary Jamaican producer Duke Reid – best known for the rocksteady classics on his Treasure Isle label in the late 60s, but still going strong here well into the 70s! The tracks here represent nearly every single 12" release issued by Reid on the many branches of ... read more CD

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VariousFoolish Fool/Herbsman Reggae (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1970. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A pair of classic Clancy Eccles-produced compilations from the start of the 70s – issued here with plenty of bonus tracks too! Foolish Fool was initially billed to Cynthia Richards, the great singer who delivers the leadoff title tune – but the real start of the set is maybe Clancy ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousHaul & Pull Up Selecta – Trojan Presents Heavyweight Dancehall 1979 to 82 ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent collection spotlighting a neglected corner in the history of Jamaican music! David Hendley pulls together a fine selection of some the heaviest jams to rock the dancehalls, when the roots movement was beginning to take a back seat to these party rocking numbers. Loads of cuts that ... read more CD

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VariousHigh Note Mento Collection ... CD
High Note/Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
An unusual collection of mento material from Jamaica – a later document of sounds that were initially the first on the path towards rocksteady and reggae! Back in the late 50s, Bermuda had calypso and Jamaica had mento – a style that was similar, but which had a slightly different ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousHits Of 77 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
High Note/Doctor Bird (UK), 1977. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
The hits of 77 here aren't the big American chart hits of 1977 – but instead are some key cuts from the Jamaican scene in Kingston – served up here in versions produced by the legendary Sonia Pottinger! And in fact, it might be a stretch to call all these cuts hits – but that's ... read more CD

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VariousI Love The Reggay – Boss Sounds From Randy's Records ... CD
Randys/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99
A searing set of early reggae tracks from the Randy's label in Kingston – all produced by the mighty Vincent Chin, and featuring 15 cuts that appear here on CD for the first time ever! Chin worked out of his legendary store – Randy's Record Mart, located at 17 North Parade (an address ... read more CD

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VariousJamaica – The Greatest Songs Ever ... CD
Petrol (Australia), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $1.99
Includes 16 tracks by The Ethiopians, The Skatalites, Lee Perry, Dennis Brown, Bob Marley, Horace Andy, Errol Dunkley, and others. CD

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✨✧ VariousLife Goes In Circles – Sounds From The Talent Corporation 1974 to 1979 ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid/Late 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A stunner of a collection of reggae sides from 1974-1979 – records made during the creative peak of Tommy Cowan's Talent Corporation enterprise – a company engineered by the voice of late 60s rocksteady pioneers the Jamaicans to give exposure to many of the incredible artists that ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousMento Madness – Motta's Jamaican Mento 1951 to 1956 ... CD
V2, Mid 50s. Used ... $4.99
Music from Lord Composer & The Silver Seas Hotel Orchestra, Hubert Porter, Harold Richardson & The Ticklers, Monty Reynolds & The Shaw Park Calypso Quintet, Lord Fly, Baba Motta & His Jamaicans, Boysie Grant, Monty Reynolds & The Shaw Park Calypso Band & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousReggae Power (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
The first-ever full collection of work based around the production efforts of Karl JJ Johnson – maybe not the biggest name in Jamaican studio talent, but a producer with a great ear for the most soulful sounds bubbling up at the time! Johnson was known as Sir JJ – and worked most ... read more CD

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VariousReggae Sunsplash 81 – A Tribute To Bob Marley ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1982. New Copy 2 CDs ... $8.99 18.98
A mighty mighty tribute to the great Bob Marley – served up here by a host of former associates, family members, and Jamaican contemporaries – all in some lively concert performances that really open things up! The double-length set was a great seller at the time, and continues to be a ... read more CD

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VariousReggae's Greatest Hits Vol 4 ... CD
Heartbeat, 1970s. Used ... $4.99
Musdic from Hell & Fire, Ernest Wilson, Mighty Diamonds, Black Uhuru, Junior Byles, Leroy Smart, Wailing Stones, Earth & Stone, Horace Andy & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousRoots Rock Reggae (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Savannah/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A fantastic collection of roots reggae from a lesser-known source – material issued on the Big Phil label of Phil Mathias – brought together to make a superb album as a whole! There's a nice mix of artists here, and the production styles are also nicely varied – with some numbers ... read more CD

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VariousSir JJ Special – JJ Johnson's Ska & Rock Steady Productions 1966 to 1968 ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A treasure trove of pre-reggae work from the Kingston scene – all of it from the hands of music entrepreneur JJ Johnson – figure with a well-trained ear for a special sort of single, given his years of experience in record retailing and the jukebox business! Johnson's not as well-known ... read more CD

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VariousSka Down Her Way – Women Of Ska ... CD
Shanachie, 1997. Used ... $8.99
Music from Skankin' Pickle, Agent 99, the Skandalous All-Stars, the Skatalites, Agent 99, the Checkered Cabs, Mobtown, Hurtin' Buckaroos, Skahumbug, the Miggedys, Mealticket, the Jinkies, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousSka Down Jamaica Way Vol 5 ... CD
WEA (UK), 1960s. Used ... $9.99
We'll resist any temptation to make an obvious pun on "ska" and just let the tracks state the facts on this fab fifth volume in the long running Ska Down Jamaica Way reissue compilation series: the Deacons "Man Alone", Baba Brooks & The Trenton Spence Orchestra "Distant ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousSka From Jamaica (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
The long-overdue release of a killer collection of underground ska from the Jamaican scene of the 60s – a package put together by a small London label to feature the best production work of Kingston producer Lindon Pottinger! These cuts lie in the Trojan Records vaults for decades – ... read more CD

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VariousStaring At The Rude Boys – The British Ska Revival 1979 to 1989 (3CD set) ... CD
Pressure Drop (UK), 1980s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99
A deep dive into the big wave of new ska music that exploded in the UK after the early years of punk – music that had clearly been an inspiration to many of the young artists who were coming out of London with a more political vibe, created anew by British groups who helped to give ska and ... (Rock, Reggae) read more CD

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VariousStudio One Lovers Rock ... CD
Studio One/Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
A set that offers up a slightly different look at the Studio One label – and at the lovers rock style of reggae that broke big at the end of the 70s! Studio One is often known for its rough-edged early classics – but right from the start, the label had a great ear for soul – ... read more CD

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VariousThis Is Jamaica Ska ... CD
Studio One, Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Jamaican Ska, and a whole lot more – a key batch of early Studio One recordings that show just how many styles were criss-crossing in Kingston at the time! There's definitely lots of rhythms here that would make a rude boy happy, but there's also some richly soulful vocals that point the way ... read more CD
 
 



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