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✨✧ Laurel AitkenGodfather Of Ska Anthology ... CD
Pressure Drop (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 2CD ... $6.99 13.99
A far ranging anthology of material from the British reggae and ska pioneer Laurel Aitken – 2CDs featuring early material from the late 50s to late 60s – and a second disc featuring material from '69 to 89! The first disc features numbers that start with kind of mento or Caribbean ... read more CD

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Laurel AitkenOriginal Albums Collection (Ska With Laurel/Says Fire/Scandal In A Brixton Market/High Priest Of Reggae/Skinhead Train) (5CD set) ... CD
Pressure Drop (UK), 1965/1966/1968/1969/1970. New Copy 5 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A sweet package of vintage ska from one of the originators – a set that includes five albums from Laurel Aitken, each in their original sleeves, packaged in one nicely-priced slipcover collection! The music includes rare albums from the Rio and Pama labels – most originally issued in ... read more CD

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Nat BirchallSounds Almighty (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tradition Disc (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $15.99
A very different album than usual from the great tenorist Nat Birchall – a set that's no less soulful than his other records, but in a completely different way! The album's a collaboration with producer Al Breadwinner – and has this approach that feels like a lost Jamaican instrumental ... (Jazz, Reggae) read more CD
Also available Sounds Almighty ... LP 32.99

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Alpha BlondyJerusalem ... CD
Shanachie, 1986. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Dennis BrownJust Dennis/Deep Down (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
A pair of albums from the great Dennis Brown – issued here along with 20 bonus tracks too! First up is Just Dennis – a hell of a debut from Dennis Brown – his first album as "just Dennis", and a soulful classic that really stands out from the pack! Just the first few ... read more CD

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Errol Brown & The RevolutionariesCulture Dub/Medley Dub (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
Two classic albums of dub from Erroll Brown – both maybe a bit more obscure than his classics of the time, but which also show the real depths of his talents! Culture Dub is a batch of instrumental dubs of songs from Culture – who were then riding high after their Two Sevens Clash ... read more CD

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Brown SugarI'm In Love With A Dreadlocks – Brown Sugar & The Birth Of Lovers Rock 1977 to 1980 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
The first collection we've ever seen to do justice to the Brown Sugar trio from the UK reggae scene of the late 70s – a group who do a fantastic job of merging older sweet soul styles with a new lovers' vibe, all in a mode that's completely sublime! The group's noteworthy as the starting ... read more CD

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Burning SpearFreeman ... CD
Burning Spear, 2003. Used ... $6.99
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Susan CadoganGirl Who Cried ... CD
Grover (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
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
Also available Girl Who Cried (colored vinyl pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Jimmy Cliff & OthersHarder They Come ... CD
Island, 1972. Used ... $3.99
A record that's not only a landmark in Jamaican music – but also a set that was to reggae what Curtis Mayfield's Superfly was to 70s soul! In other words, the set not only raised the bar for all the competition, it also ended up in a lot more record collections than most of them too – ... read more CD
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Harder They Come ... LP 24.99
Harder They Come (2CD Deluxe Edition) ... CD 18.99

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Jimmy Cliff & OthersHarder They Come (2CD Deluxe Edition) ... CD
Island, 1972. Used 2CD ... $18.99
A record that's not only a landmark in Jamaican music – but also a set that was to reggae what Curtis Mayfield's Superfly was to 70s soul! In other words, the set not only raised the bar for all the competition, it also ended up in a lot more record collections than most of them too – ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
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Harder They Come ... LP 24.99
Harder They Come ... CD 3.99

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Dave & Ansell CollinsDouble Barrel (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
Fantastic work from the team of Dave Baker and Ansel Collins – one a soulful singer from the Jamaican rocksteady scene, the other a hip keyboardist whose organ lines really make the album shimmer! The pair scored a huge international hit with this album – and the whole thing was a key ... read more CD

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✨✧ Desmond DekkerDouble Dekker (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $12.99
A killer double-length set of work from Desmond Dekker – one that's put together by Trojan Records to feature all the lesser-known and unreleased tracks that Desmond recorded during the years of his initial hits! As such, the album's a treasure trove of work that goes way past the oft-issued ... read more CD

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Desmond DekkerOriginal Rude Boy – The Best Of Desmond Dekker ... CD
Music Collection International (UK), Late 60s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $4.99
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Desmond Dekker & The AcesAction/Intensified (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Beverley's/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99
A pair of early albums from Desmond Dekker & The Aces – both done right before the Jamaican group exploded with global fame – and were completely at the top of their powers! Actually, Dekker never seemed to falter at all – and right from the start, he's tremendous – ... read more CD

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Chaka Demus & PliersAll She Wrote ... CD
Mango, 1993. Used ... $5.99
One of the early 90s taxi productions that showed Sly & Robbie could still top the charts, with the huge hit "Murder She Wrote", plu s"Bam Bam", "Nuh Betta Nuh Deh", "I Wanna Be Your Man", "One Nation Under A Groove" and 8 more. . . CD
(Out of print.)

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Early BHistory Of Jamaica – Early B At Midnight Rock ... CD
Midnight Rock/Roots (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
A set that brings together the first two albums from one of the great, if less-remembered talents of the 80s DJ scene in Jamaican music – an artist with a raw, biting approach to his words – which are laid out in an almost-languid sort of way that really fits the digital beats and ... read more CD

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✨✧ Clancy Eccles & The DynamitesFreedom/Fire Corner ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
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✨✧ Alton & Hortense EllisAlton & Hortense Ellis ... CD
Heartbeat, 1960s/1970s. Used ... $14.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Alton EllisMr Soul Of Jamaica – Alton Ellis Greatest Hits (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Treasure Isle/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
Incredible work from the mighty Alton Ellis – one of the first soul singers to emerge in Jamaica during the 60s – presented here on a famous greatest hits album, which is then expanded with the addition of 37 more bonus tracks! Alton Ellis was a key figure in the shift towards more ... read more CD

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GayladsFire & Rain (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $12.99
The title track is the big hit by James Taylor – but don't hold that against The Gaylads, as the trio make the tune very much their own – as they do with all the fantastic material in this set! The group work here with superb production from Leslie Kong – slow-burning rocksteady ... read more CD

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Joe Gibbs & OthersScorchers From The Mighty Two ... CD
17 North Parade/VP, 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
Joe Gibbs and Errol Thompson moe than live up to their title as the Mighty Two just as this heavy compilation more than lives up to the title of nothing but scorchers! Gibbs and ET showcase their mastery of all styles here, veering from hard and heavy roots to sweet lover's numbers and even a few ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Marcia GriffithsNaturally/Steppin ... CD
Sky Note/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A pair of albums from Marcia Griffiths – the well-titled queen of reggae at the end of the 70s! First up is Naturally, a fantastic album from Marcia Griffiths – very much the kind of material that made her one of the best female singers on the Jamaican scene in the 70s! The set's got ... read more CD

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Derrick Harriott & The CrystalitesPsychedelic Train (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A stunningly soulful set from Derrick Harriott – who works here as a one-man powerhouse on vocals, arrangements, and production! The set's definitely got some of the psychedelic elements promised on the cover – almost to rocksteady what the late 60s Norman Whitfield productions were to ... read more CD

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Justin Hinds & The DominoesTravel With Love ... CD
Nighthawk, 1984. Used ... $11.99
A later classic from the legendary Justin Hinds – reunited here with his Dominoes group, in a musical legacy that stretches back to the early 60s! Despite the date of the set, the production is very classic and nicely understated – no attempt to make Hinds a contemporary superstar, but ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Impact All StarsJava Java Java Java ... CD
Get On Down, 1972. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Pivotal early dub! Depending upon whose history of the Jamaican recording industry you subscribe to, this is can be considered by many to be the first dub LP – and whether that's proveable or not, it's certain among the first! History aside, it's a mighty set with some raw early dub style ... read more CD
Also available Java Java Java Java ... CD 6.99

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Impact All StarsJava Java Java Java ... CD
Get On Down, 1972. Used ... $6.99
Pivotal early dub! Depending upon whose history of the Jamaican recording industry you subscribe to, this is can be considered by many to be the first dub LP – and whether that's proveable or not, it's certain among the first! History aside, it's a mighty set with some raw early dub style ... read more CD
Also available Java Java Java Java ... CD 12.99

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Tippa IrieMr Versatile – A Best Of Collection ... CD
Down To Jam (UK), Late 80s/1990s. Used ... $0.99
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(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Gregory IsaacsExtra Classic (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan, 1970s. Used ... $19.99
Extra classic is right, with this burning batch of roots and lover's numbers backed up by the Aggrovators, Soul Syndicate, Revolutionaries and the Upsetters, 12 tracks in all: "Mr Cop", "Rasta Business", "Black Against Black", "Extra Classic", "My ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Gregory IsaacsWarning ... CD
Method, 2006. Used ... $6.99
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Jamal SkiRoughneck Reality ... CD
Columbia, 1993. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Mostly produced by Parker Lee, with Jamal Ski, Jazzy Nice and Todd Ray. Includes "Jump, Spread Out", "Hangin' Tree", "Poom Poom", "Jah Jah Vibes", "Put It On (Pure Braggadap)" and "Terrible Man". (Hip Hop, Reggae) CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Judge RoughneckRude One's Money Making Scheme ... CD
Sleeping Brother Holding Co., 1997. Used ... $0.99
(Rock, Reggae) CD
(Out of print.)

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King TubbyConcrete Jungle Dub ... CD
Dub Store (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A 70s dub masterpiece – and one of the records that really set the standard for the genre! Producer Winston Riley first rose to reggae fame in the Techniques, but here he's a master of the instrumental mode – working with a group of all-star musicians at Harry J's and King Tubby's ... read more CD

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✨✧ King TubbyHometown Hi Fi Dubplate Specials 1975 to 1979 ... CD
Jamaican Recordings (UK), Late 70s. Used ... $9.99
Dubplate specials from King Tubby's Hometown Hi Fi Sound System in the mid to late 70s! Mainly cut over Bunny "Striker" Lee rhythms – and rocked the sound systems before finding their way on to vinyl back in the day. Features dub versions of originals by Johnny Clarke, Ronnie ... 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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✨✧ Carlos Malcolm & his Afro Jamaican RhythmsRoyal Ska – Original Recordings 63 to 65 ... CD
Jamaican Gold (Portugal), 1963/1964/1965. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bob MarleyAt His Best ... CD
Special Music, 1970s. Used ... $1.99
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Bob MarleyExodus (Original Master Recording – gold CD pressing) ... CD
Island/Mobile Fidelity, 1977. Used ... $42.99
Maybe the best place to start if you're looking to dive into the short but incredible legacy of music left behind by Bob Marley – as the album marked a real global turning point for the singer, and includes a number of tracks that are still his standout classics after all these years! The ... read more CD
(Out of print Gold CD pressing – on Mobile Fidelity!)

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✨✧ Bob MarleyLegend – The Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers ... CD
Island, 1970s. Used ... $2.99
While we're not big on career retrospective best of's, especially artists like Marley, whose been collected over & over, this is actually a respectable set, and the vinyl's pretty darn hard to get ahold of anymore. Includes tons of classics, like "Get Up Stand Up", "Exodus", ... read more CD

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Bob MarleyNatural Mystic ... CD
Retro (Canada), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $1.99
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Bob MarleySoul Rebel ... CD
St Clair (Canada), 1970s. Used ... $0.99
10 tracks. CD
(Out of print.)

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Bob MarleySoul Shakedown ... CD
Retro (Canada), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $1.99
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Bob Marley & The WailersBest Of The Early Years ... CD
Trojan/Sanctuary, 1960s. Used ... $6.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Bob Marley & The WailersConfrontation ... CD
Island, 1983. Used ... $2.99
A posthumous album from the great Bob Marley – but one that's every bit as important as all the classics that were released during his too-short lifetime! The record really continues that righteous power of the later Bob Marley years on Island – that global scope in both the music's ... read more CD
(Punch through barcode & slight crease through traycard artwork.)

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Bob Marley & The WailersMan To Man (4 CD set) ... CD
Universal (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 4 CDs ... $39.99
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(Out of print.)

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Bob Marley & The WailersSoul Rebels ... CD
Trojan/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... $15.99
A record that's got maybe the cheesiest cover of any album by Bob Marley – and a set that's a bit notorious, too – as producer Lee Perry never shared money with the Wailers for the first few years of release! Still, the package is a key part of the Bob Marley story – especially ... read more CD

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Bob Marley & The WailersSurvival ... CD
Island/Tuff Gong, 1979. Used ... $3.99
One of the sharpest, most righteous albums from Bob Marley – in case you couldn't guess from the title, which is his response to a recent assassination attempt! The whole thing's got a very classic vibe – and the lyrics have even more of a political current than some of Marley's other ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Cedella Marley BookerAwake Zion ... CD
Roir, 1990. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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Candy McKenzieLee Scratch Perry Presents Candy McKenzie ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1977. Used ... $8.99
Rare treats from the late 70s Black Ark archive – the Lee Scratch Perry-produced recordings of soulful singer Candy McKenzie! These numbers were recorded in 1977 when Scratch and Black Ark studios were in peak form – and sure enough, the production and musicianship is top notch and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Carl MeeksJackmandora ... CD
Shanachie, 1990. Used ... $0.99
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(Out of print.)

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MelodiansRivers Of Babylon (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Beverley's/Doctor Bird (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $12.99
A seminal set from The Melodians – and a record titled after their classic single, which really helped lay the groundwork for the rise of righteous reggae in the 70s! The work here is a key bridge between the soul-inspired work of previous Jamaican trios, and some of the important roots acts ... read more CD

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Mighty SparrowSlave ... CD
National/Modern Harmonic, 1963. New Copy ... $13.99 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
Also available Slave (red vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Sugar MinottSugar Minott At Studio One ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 22.99
Seminal sounds from the mighty Sugar Minott – a singer who's sweet-voiced style was perfect for the changes going on at Studio One in the late 70s! Sugar grew up on the soulful styles of the rocksteady years – and here, as Studio One begins to step into some dancehall modes, his vocals ... read more CD

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Jackie MittooWishbone ... CD
Summus/Light In The Attic, 1971. Used ... $6.99
A sweet little set from organist Jackie Mittoo – one that has him stepping out nicely in all his best modes! Some tracks here are straight rocksteady instrumentals, but others get a bit of 70s funk in the mix – soaring out with a vibe that's almost like some of Alan Hawkshaw's organ ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Native (Wayne Jobson)Rockstone – Native's Adventures With Lee Perry At The Black Ark – September 1977 ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
A rare moment from the hazy final days of the Black Ark – deeply dark grooves from Native, and a set that's got a surprisingly strong story too – as told in the detailed liner notes! Lee Scratch Perry works his mystical magic on the then largely unknown Wayne Jobson's Native – ... read more CD

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Niney The Observer & FriendsRock On – Greatest Hits From The Observer Label ... CD
Heartbeat/Observer, 1970s/1980s. Used ... $12.99
Excellent "greatest hits" collection of some of the biggest numbers released on Winston Niney Holness' Observer label. Where other compilations have focused on some lesser known but still great numbers produced by Holness (like the excellent Microphone Attack set), this one brings the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Augustus PabloThis Is Augustus Pablo (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Get On Down, 1972. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
A stellar early 70s collection of Pablo instrumental sides, tracked between the groundbreaking Java, Java, Java and East Of The River Nile records – Landmark material from a master! Like the above mentioned classics, this one features Pablo's melodica prominently, over some nice roots rhythms ... read more CD

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Augustus Pablo & King TubbyMessenger ... CD
Griffiths (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Never-issued work from the legendary Agusutus Pablo – one of the few cats in the world who could ever make a melodica sound like a super-trippy instrument! Here, Pablo's working with King Tubby at the controls – a magical pairing that sounds every bit as wonderful here as it did on a ... read more CD

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✨✧ Lee PerryDivine Madness – Definitely ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Divine for sure, but mad – we think not! It seems like the bounty of gritty, funky reggae cuts from Perry's Black Ark vaults is endless. This collection pulls together more treasures from Scratch's most fertile period, '74-'78, and puts them together with their dub versions. The lyrics and ... read more CD
(Out of print, disc has light marks but plays fine.)

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Lee PerryRevolution Dub ... CD
Orange Street (UK), 1970s. Used ... $4.99
Like so many Perry issues, this one is pure Scratch,and by that we mean pure butter! 9 tracks in all, and though we can't pinpoint the exact source, these have that Black Ark groove running through them pretty heavily, with some nice guitar and a really spare approach to the often murky Perry tone ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lee PerryWonderman Years ... CD
Trojan, 1971. Used 2 CDs ... $24.99
In all the various personas Scratch has gone through, this is perhaps our favorite, as the black super hero Wonderman, releasing loads of hot jams on the comic book inspired Justice League imprint. This 2 disc set collects 49 tracks from that brief period, some of his best early 70s numbers, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Lee Perry & The UpsettersSuper Ape ... CD
Mango, 1976. Used ... $5.99
The King Kong of dub albums, and we're not just saying that because of the freaky deaky cover image of a super ape with a belly full of roast fish, cornbread and makka stepping on a croaking lizard with a tree in one hand and a "tree" in the other! Classic Lee Perry and an essential dub ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Lee Scratch PerryHeavy Rain ... CD
On-U Sound (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A dubbed-up remake of Lee Scratch Perry's excellent Rainford album – done in strong partnership with producer Adrian Sherwood, and featuring guest help from a host of talents – including the legendary Brian Eno, and trombonist Vin Gordon! The sound here is right up there with the ... read more CD
Also available Heavy Rain ... LP 21.99

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Lee Scratch Perry & The UpsettersClint Eastwood/Many Moods Of The Upsetters (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
Two early classics from Lee Perry & The Upsetters – back to back in a single set, with an insane number of bonus tracks too! Clint Eastwood is a record that furthers the idea of the outlaw in reggae – as Lee Perry takes the Upsetters past the safer territory of ska and rocksteady, ... 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 ... $8.99 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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Lee Scratch Perry & The UpsettersUpsetter/Scratch The Upsetter Again ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy ... $12.99
A pair of classic Lee Scratch Perry albums – back to back on a single CD! First up is the legendary Upsetter record – revolutionary at the time, still great today – and done with a spare sound that displays the roots of his unique approach! These early tracks don't have the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Ernest RanglinMod Mod Ranglin ... CD
K&K, 1966. Used ... $9.99
One of those key 60s records that reminds us why Ernest Ranglin's always been one of the most unique talents on the electric guitar – partly a jazzman, and partly a formative force in the early sound of rocksteady and reggae on the Jamaican scene – as you'll hear on this sweet ... read more CD

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Red FoxAs A Matter Of Fox ... CD
Elektra, 1993. Used ... $2.99
Titles include "Pressure Dem", "Dem A Murderer", "Dance Hall Scenario", "Ya Can't Test Me Again", "Ghetto Gospel", "Born Again Black Man", and "Hey Mr Rude Boy", with Brand Nubian. CD
(Out of print.)

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RicoRoots To The Bone ... CD
Mango (France), Late 70s. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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Cynthia SchlossReady & Waiting (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
TSG/P-Vine (Japan), 1976. Used ... $18.99
The debut album from Cynthia Schloss – a reggae singer who'd go on to bring a whole new level of soul to Jamaican music! In fact, the album's maybe half reggae, and half soul – delivered by Cynthia with a range that would have been right at home in American soul in the early 70s, ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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Sonya Spence & OthersIn The Dark/Sings Love ... CD
High Note/Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
Two full albums from the lovely Sonya Spence – plus a bonus CD of female reggae tunes by some of her contemporaries! First up is In The Dark – a sublime reggae soul classic from Sonya Spence – a singer with a voice that's maybe a bit lighter than some of her Kingston ... read more CD

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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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Tennors & FriendsAnother Scorcher ... CD
Grover (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A definite scorcher from The Tennors – a set that's overflowing with soulful harmonies from the rocksteady trio – and which also includes a few cuts by choice contemporaries as well! The rhythms here are in the best late 60s Kingston modes – plenty of pre-reggae soulful sounds ... 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
Also available Reggae Girl (with bonus CD) ... LP 19.99

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Lincoln Thompson & The Rass-EsNatural Wild (CDr pressing) ... CD
Hammer Musik, 1980. Used ... $2.99
A later effort from Prince Lincoln and the Rass E's, a kind of forgotten footnote in the roots movement. Though this album is a seemingly odd collaboration with UKL pop star Jow Jackson (or at least he was a pop star in the 80s), it works surprisingly well, and as with his earlier efforts, ... read more CD
(On demand CDr pressing.)

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✨✧ Linval Thompson & The RevolutionariesNegrea Love Dub/Outlaw Dub ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A pair of 70s dub classics – back to back on a single CD! First up is Negrea Love Dub – an early dub set from production genius Linval Thompson – a set that was initially released with a relatively obscure cover and package, and which may or may not include some of the Jamaican ... 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 ... $15.99
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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Peter ToshI Am That I Am ... CD
Jadanansi, Mid 70s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Peter ToshLive & Dangerous – Boston 1976 ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1976. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Peter ToshLive At The One Love Peace Concert 1978 ... CD
Koch/JAD, 1978. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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TrinityGhetto Deejay Style – Best Of Trinity ... CD
Burning Bush/Fuel, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ UpsettersGood, The Bad, & The Upsetters (Jamaican edition) ... CD
Hot Milk (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Legendary early 70s Upsetters instrumentals – a brilliant, soulful batch of Jamaican versions produced by Lee Scratch Perry – and unlike the Trojan release from around the same time, this one was released with Scratch's full involvement! Fantastic work that sounds great to this day, ... read more CD
(2013 CD version from Hot Milk UK – with all new art work!)

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Bunny WailerDubd'sco Vol 1 ... CD
Solomonic/Dub Store (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A fantastic underground gem from Bunny Wailer – one of the rare albums issued on his heady Solomonic label – an imprint that featured some of his most righteous material on record! As you'd guess from the title and the somewhat unprepossessing cover, the style here is heavily dubby ... read more CD

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Glen WashingtonRight Road ... CD
Jet Star (UK), 2004. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ YellowmanKing Yellowman ... CD
Columbia, 1984. Used ... $2.99
A big crossover record for the golden guy – with cuts that include "Jamaica Nice/Take Me Home Country Roads", "Wha Dat", "Disco Reggae", "Reggae Calypso", "If You Should Lose Me/You'll Lose A Good Thing", and "Mi Believe/Summer ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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YellowmanRAS Portraits ... CD
RAS, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Young Ones Of GuyanaYoung Ones Of Guyana On Tour/Reunion ... CD
BBE (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
A pair of albums from this Guyana group – both recorded overseas, and with a really unique sort of vibe! Young Ones Of Guyana On Tour was recorded in 1970, while the group was in London – at the legendary Landsdowne Studios, home to some really groundbreaking jazz at the time – a ... (Global Grooves, Reggae) read more CD

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Various200% Dynamite! – Ska, Soul, Rocksteady, Funk, & Dub In Jamaica ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Mid 60s-Mid 70s. Used ... $13.99
Blinding! This is the second volume to Soul Jazz's much acclaimed 100% Dynamite compilation of rare Jamaican soul and rocksteady – and it's every bit as great as the first! The set's boiling over with great tracks that we'll never ever find in the original, and as usual, it's packaged with ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousDoing Our Thing – More Soul From Jamdown 1972 to 1982 ... CD
Cree (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 24.98
A long-overdue second volume of the Soul From Jamdown series – issued 15 years after the first one, and maybe even more incredible overall! As before, the focus here is on Jamaican music that draws very direct inspiration from American soul – sometimes as cover versions of famous ... (Funky Compilations, Reggae) read more CD

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VariousDown Town Albums Collection (Red Red Wine Vols 1 & 2/Blow Your Horn/Your Musical Doctor/bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
A treasure trove of reggae, rocksteady, and blue beat work from the late 60s – all of it originally released under the guidance of producer Dandy – also a reggae artists of his own, with roots in Kingston, and working here with a big impact on the UK scene! The albums here were all ... read more CD

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VariousDub Specialist – 17 Dub Shots From Studio One ... CD
Heartbeat, 1960s/1970s. Used ... $9.99
Music ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousFashion Records – Style & Fashion – A-Class Top Notch Hi Fi Sounds In Fine Style ... CD
Fashion/Soul Jazz (UK), 1980s/1990s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 22.99
An overdue look at London's Fashion Records label – an important reggae imprint that was to the British scene of the late 20th Century what Trojan was in the 70s! But Fashion also had a quality that did them one better – they recorded and issued work that originated in the UK – ... read more CD

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VariousFoundational Roots Vol 1 ... CD
Reggae Retro (UK), 1990s. Used ... $3.99
Includes tracks by Robert Lee, Aqua Levi, Tena Stelin, Martin Campbell, Menelman, Kendrick Andy, and Hi-Tech Roots Dynamic. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousGay Jamaica Independence Time (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Treasure Isle/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
A record that's brimming over with pride for the new musical grooves coming out of Kingston – and a rare compilation on the legendary Treasure Isle record from producer Duke Reid! The tunes here are great and gritty – almost as if Reid was finding a way to capture the energy of a sound ... read more CD

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VariousGreater Jamaica Moonwalk Reggae/Reggay At Its Best (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
A pair of wonderful lost albums – presented here with a huge amount of bonus tracks too! First up is Greater Jamaica Moonwalk Reggae – a set that showcases the newly tight groove of the Kingston scene, courtesy of producer Duke Reid – with an especially strong emphasis on ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousHarder Shade Of Black ... CD
Santic/Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The deep classic Harder Shade Of Black set from producer Leonard Chin – first released in 1974 – with performances by the Santic All All Stars, Horace Andy, Gregory Isaacs, Augustus Pablo and more – with numbers ranging fro sweetly soulful vocal numbers to heavy instrumentals, ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousHits Of 77 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), 1977. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
... CD

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VariousIndependence Jump Up Calypso (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), 1966. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
One of the most unusual albums on the legendary Treasure Isle label – issued here with 46 bonus tracks too! Independence Jump Up Calypso is one of the most unusual records Duke Reid ever released – a set of mento, not rocksteady or ska – not entirely calypso, but with a similar ... read more CD

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VariousLove Is All I Bring – Reggae Hits & Rarities By The Queens Of Trojan ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
The fantastic female side of Trojan Records – the legendary reggae label that formed a key bridge between Kingston and London back in the day – and helped introduce generations to the changing styles of Jamaican music in the 60s and 70s! Trojan's maybe best known for some of its big ... read more CD

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VariousMaxfield Avenue Breakdown – Channel One Dubs & Instrumentals 1974 to 79 ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. Used ... $11.99
Pressure Sounds does it again! This collection documents instrumentals and dubs cut at Channel One, run by the Hookim brothers, which was one of the centerpieces of the Jamaican music industry throughout the 70s. Countless classic sides were cut there, with the blueprint for the influential ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
 
 



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