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XClassic sounds from Kingston and beyond -- roots, rocksteady, dub, dancehall, ska, and more!


Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari

Grounation
New Dimension/Soul Jazz (UK), 1972. New Copy 2CD
An amazing record, and one of the most spiritual, righteous sets to ever come from Jamaica in the 70s – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given that scene at the time! The vibe here is really rootsy, and almost more spiritual jazz than reggae – with lots of spare percussion from Count ... CD
New Dimension/Soul Jazz (UK), 1972. New Copy 3LP
An amazing record, and one of the most spiritual, righteous sets to ever come from Jamaica in the 70s – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given that scene at the time! The vibe here is really rootsy, and almost more spiritual jazz than reggae – with lots of spare percussion from Count ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD
A great look at a really magical moment in Jamaican music – one in which the influence of the big UK audience was felt in styles back home – and also in which some shifting modes in American soul also helped create some new modes of expression! Lovers Rock is a mellower, gentler ... CD

Yabby You

Conquering Lion
Micron/Pressure Sounds (UK), 1976. New Copy 2LP
A roots reggae classic from the 70s – a much more obscure set than the giants of the generation by Bob Marley and Black Uhuru, but a set that's got a similar sort of righteous power – maybe even more so, given that Yabby You has the freedom of an indie label setting to get his message ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP
Another incredible collection of rock steady from Pressure Sounds – some of the rarest singles ever from the Caltone & John Tom labels! It's very nice, very groovy stuff – mellow little rockers with sweet production by Phill Pratt, with vocalists that include a young Horace Andy, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stix (France), 2007. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
The first full-length set from The Dynamics – a cool little combo who've been getting attention for their funky 45s, most of which are reggae covers of soul, funk, and pop tunes from the 60s and 70s! That same approach is used here to great effect – kind of a rocksteady remake of ... LP, Vinyl record album

Errol Brown & The Revolutionaries

Culture Dub/Medley Dub (with bonus tracks)
Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD
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 ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Early 60s. New Copy 2CD
Really early work from the legendary Derrick Morgan, and a set that was one of the earliest full length sets in the Island Records catalog – the start of a legendary run of Jamaican music, with proof that Morgan was one of the originators who was there at the start! As you might guess from ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1970. New Copy
A stunning example of the way that the harmony trio had developed in late 60s Jamaica – a short but fantastic evolution of a mode that began in American soul, yet quickly expanded into something else entirely during the rocksteady years – to the point where it became the global calling ... CD
Joe Gibbs/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD
A great overview of DJs from the Jamaican scene of the late 70s – not the big names of international fame, but some of the more underground figures who were really keeping the scene fresh with their lyrical magic! The real star here might well be Joe Gibbs – who produced the whole ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Some of the most righteous sounds ever recorded at the legendary Studio One label in Jamaica – 70s music that marks a time when the company was moving into some of the more thoughtful, meaningful lyrics that rose to prominence during the rasta generation! The shift is no surprise, given that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Studio One (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
This might be the first time we've ever heard the phrase "Music Lab" attached to the legendary Kingston powerhouse Studio One – but the name definitely fits, as they company was always a hotbed of new musical experimentation! And while some of the company's most famous ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan, Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A set of tracks brought together in celebration of 60s years of independence for the nation of Jamaica – music from a key moment when the new sounds of the scene were really starting to take off – the formative years for so much that we came to know in rocksteady, reggae, and beyond! ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP
Pressure Sounds does it again, with another fine collection of mighty, mighty dub! A much needed Blackbeard retrospective collecting 16 hard to get cuts from British dubmeister Dennis Bovell, rare dubs and instrumentals, plus a couple of outstanding vocal tracks from the man at the epicenter of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Studio One (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
This might be the first time we've ever heard the phrase "Music Lab" attached to the legendary Kingston powerhouse Studio One – but the name definitely fits, as they company was always a hotbed of new musical experimentation! And while some of the company's most famous ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan, Mid 60s. New Copy 2CDs
A set of tracks brought together in celebration of 60s years of independence for the nation of Jamaica – music from a key moment when the new sounds of the scene were really starting to take off – the formative years for so much that we came to know in rocksteady, reggae, and beyond! ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD
A massive amount of early ska, from one of the first big labels of the genre – presented here with a huge double-length set list, and over 20 tracks that appear on CD for the first time ever! If you've never heard work from the Treasure Isle label before, you're in for a treat – and ... CD
Treasure Isle/Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD
Overflowing greatness from one of the first key labels on the Jamaican scene – the mighty Treasure Isle, a hotbed of new innovation during the ska generation – presented here in a package that goes way past the hits and obvious cuts! As with other Doctor Bird collections, the dig here ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD
A massive collection of genius from producer Joe Gibbs – work recorded in just over the pace of a year in the studio – served up here in a double-length collection of 48 tracks in all, 33 of which appear on CD for the first time ever! Joe Gibbs is a figure who hardly needs any sort of ... CD
RCA/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy
Mellow-stepping reggae from Tradition – a record that's maybe got the group at their most soulful overall, and working in this fantastic blend of Jamaican rhythms and other inspirations borrowed from the American group soul scene on the east coast! The music is definitely reggae, and ... CD
Venture/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy
If you had to imagine what Captain Ganja & The Space Control might sound like, you'd probably get it right from the very first try – especially if you were looking at the cover of the album at the time! The set's a very spacey take on dub modes of the 70s – often augmented by lots ... CD
Mercury, 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
An incredible lost slice of music from the young Bob Marley – an unissued set of recordings done at the Capitol Studios in LA, at a time when the Wailers were just beginning to rise in global power! The session came at an unusual moment for the group – they had come to the US to tour ... LP, Vinyl record album

Lee Perry & Friends

Black Art From The Black Ark
Pressure Sounds, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP
A host of rare gems from the early years of Lee Perry's legendary Black Ark studios – material recorded by Scratch himself, on some cuts featuring The Upsetters, others some close contemporaries – but all nicely unified here by contributions from Lee at just about every level! As with ... LP, Vinyl record album

Bunny Lee/Prince Jammy/The Aggrovators

Dubbing In The Front Yard/Conflict Dub (with bonus tracks)
Pressure Sounds, 1977/1982. New Copy 2LP
A pair of masterful collaborations between Bunny Striker Lee and Prince Jammy – fantastic dubs based upon rhythms by The Aggrovators! The set brings together two full albums – one from the late 70s, one from the early 80s – and while there's some slight shifts in production and ... LP, Vinyl record album

Joe Higgs

Unity Is Power
Elevation/Pressure Sounds (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
One of the best records ever by Joe Higgs! Higgs is one of classic reggae's best songwriters and one of it's most distinctive voices – having written for, performed with or simply influenced some of the biggest names in the game – but his own great records didn't really crossover to ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs
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 ... CD
High Note/Doctor Bird (UK), 1977. New Copy 2CD
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 ... CD
Treasure Isle/Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD
A really great look at the final years of the Treasure Isle label – a Jamaican imprint that was as important in the 60s as Studio One, and headed by the groundbreaking producer Duke Reid – a force maybe best known for ska and rocksteady, but still very much at the top of his game here! ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD
Late work from the legendary Treasure Isle label – an imprint maybe best known for some killer ska and rocksteady in the 60s, but one that kept on going strongly well into the 70s! The cuts here are all the handiwork of the great Duke Reid – and as you might guess from the title, there' ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1973. New Copy
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 ... CD
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Mid 70s. New Copy 3LP (reissue)
Groundbreaking 70s work from Lee Scratch Perry – served up here with both work from The Upsetters, and a long list of "friends" – different singers who take the lead on some of the productions, which are then presented back to back with dub versions of the tracks that overflow ... LP, Vinyl record album

Cynthia Schloss

Ready & Waiting
TSG/P-Vine (Japan), 1976. New Copy
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, ... LP, Vinyl record album
17 North Parade (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A classic compilation – and we can't get enough of Horace Andy's sweet falsetto keening over these chugging, fat rhythms! A tremendous set of sides Andy cut in the mid-70s, packaged together with a few of the cuts in dub versions – all from a period when Horace was really hitting new ... LP, Vinyl record album
Island, 1970s. New Copy (reissue)
One of the best-selling albums ever from Bob Marley – a classic collection of work from his all-too-short career – and one that's gone onto become as famous as Marley's individual records themselves! The collection really allows all the classics to resonate strongly, in a track order ... LP, Vinyl record album

Delroy Wilson

Go Away Dream
Pressure Sounds, 1982. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic record from the great Delroy Wilson – a set that's dubby at the core, but also has a righteous sense of soul too – almost a Jamaican extension of the hippest styles of early 70s American soul! Delroy's vocals are wonderful – very powerful, even without trying too much ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP
A seminal look at the sound of harmony soul in Jamaican music – the special way that a label like Studio One could take an American vocal approach, then find new life when pairing the style with the hippest sounds in Kingston! The collection follows the initial rise of group vocals in the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Studio One/Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Maybe one of the best reggae collections the Soul Jazz label has ever given us – a really rich collection of tracks from the Studio One collection, all with female singers in the lead – a good number of which have never been reissued before! Soul Jazz has been covering the Studio One ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A great look at a really magical moment in Jamaican music – one in which the influence of the big UK audience was felt in styles back home – and also in which some shifting modes in American soul also helped create some new modes of expression! Lovers Rock is a mellower, gentler ... LP, Vinyl record album

Horace Andy

King Tubby Tapes
Jet Star/Demon (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
A double dose of Horace Andy – a set that first features some of his great vocal recordings with King Tubby – the follows up with a second disc that offers up all sorts of dub versions by Tubby himself! Andy's vocals are wonderful – soulfully crafted in the early years of reggae, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Bob Andy & Marcia Griffiths

Young Gifted & Black (red vinyl pressing)
Trojan (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
An incredible duo, and one who look more like an American soul team on the front cover – and manage to deliver a similar vibe in the grooves! The style is definitely reggae, but as you'd guess from the Nina Simone cover in the title track, Bob Andy and Marcia Griffiths are also reaching out ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
Landmark work from Desmond Dekker – one of the first Jamaican artists to break bigger on the global scene at the end of the 60s – thanks to soulful sets like this! The music is still very much in a rocksteady mode, but has some currents of ska that's kept it on turntables for years ... LP, Vinyl record album

Lee Perry & The Upsetters

Return Of Django (180 gram pressing)
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1969. New Copy Gatefold
An early moment of genius from the legendary Lee Perry – and a set that uses Django imagery from Italian westerns to serve up a "bad boy" version of Jamaican music for the late 60s! Even at this early point, the sounds are mindblowing – rocksteady brought through a really ... LP, Vinyl record album

Desmond Dekker & The Aces

007 Shanty Town (180 gram pressing)
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1967. New Copy (reissue)
The legendary debut LP from Desmond Dekker & The Aces – trailblazing recordings that are masterfully laid the groundwork for the international ska scene, popularizing the rude boy style and paving the way for coming reggae phenomenon that was still years down the road! Desmond Dekker's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A record 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 bit as strong on the vocal side of Thompson's skills, as it is the production side! The album was recorded at Tubby's with the Revolutionaries ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
Stunning early work from one of our favorite reggae groups ever – the mighty Toots & The Maytals, a key link between the soul styles of the Jamaican scene of the 60s, and the righteous years to come! There's a groove to the Maytals music that nobody else seems to get this right – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Reggae Power may have the name of the growing Jamaican genre in its title, but the set's still heavy on the rocksteady and ska rhythms that first provided fire for the sharp vocals of The Ethiopians – the trio's great way of trading vocals back and forth, at a level that seems perfectly ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dread At The Controls/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy (reissue)
A legendary bit of apocalyptic reggae from the great Mikey Dread – a set issued on his own label, and at a time when he was very much at the top of his game as both a lead artist and producer! There's a leaner style here than Jamaican work of a few years before – a quality that maybe ... LP, Vinyl record album
Island/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
A real gem from the glory days of Island Records reggae – a set of righteous roots material from the Wailing Souls, and the kind of record that should have been as big for the label as their hits by Bob Marley! Winston Matthews and Lloyd McDonald trade lead vocals, and the whole group ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mango/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
One of the greatest mainstream 70s efforts from Lee Scratch Perry – a wonderful collaboration with Jah Lion – who serves up rhymes of knowledge and wisdom over some dubby genius from Scratch himself! The album skews towards the roots side of the spectrum, but has a looser, more open ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated October 01, 2022


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