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


Jah Life, Late 70s. New Copy
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Classic level Scientist dubs from the end of the 70s/dawn of the 80s – cut at Channel 1 with backing by the Roots Radics Band – and Jah Life sitting on the production and arrangements! We don't know why anyone wouldn't want you to hear it, but The Dub Album They Didn't Want You To Hear ... CD
Clocktower/Get On Down, 1975. New Copy
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Essential dub material from the legendary King Tubby – a set that's one of the best of the genre during the classic years – and which stands as a true testament to how great the format can be when handled right! The watchword here is simplicity – as the key elements are almost ... CD
17 North Parade, 1974. New Copy
The crowning achievement of the legendary Keith Hudson – a landmark album of instrumental dub that started out in very small circulation, but soon grew to become one of the most important albums of the genre! The sound here is spare, stark, and simple – but in the best way possible ... CD
Lamb's Bread/Ghettoman Corner
17 North Parade, 1979. New Copy
One of the deepest records of the roots reggae generation – a set that was so far ahead of its time, it never saw release until a decade after it was recorded! Sylford Walker has this very powerful way of putting over his words – part singing, part chanting – and often set to ... CD
17 North Parade, 1974. New Copy
The crowning achievement of the legendary Keith Hudson – a landmark album of instrumental dub that started out in very small circulation, but soon grew to become one of the most important albums of the genre! The sound here is spare, stark, and simple – but in the best way possible ... CD
Time A Go Dread
Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
The first full-length collection we've ever seen to focus on the work of Lloyd Parks – one of the hipper, more righteous artists on the Kingston scene of the 70s – a singer responsible for some mighty hip singles at the time! Lloyd previously sang as part of the Termites duo, and also ... CD
Skatalites & Friends At Randy's
VP, Early 60s. New Copy
Excellent work from the earliest years of The Skatalites – a time when the group were one of the sharpest things going in Jamaican music, and also added musical support to a number of singers as well! This killer collection brings together the hippest singles from the combo – work that' ... CD
Jump Up, 2016. New Copy
A nice little Jamaican ska inspired tribute to Bob Marley & The Wailers! EP includes Akasha w/ Charley Organaire "One Cup Of Coffee", the legendary Skatalites & Doreen Shaffer doing "Nice Time", Pressure Tenants doing "Judge Not" and Calypso Joe taking on ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Jump Up, New Copy
A 2-Tone inspired tribute to Bob Marley & The Wailers on Jump Up! EP includes The Crombies doing “Hooligans”, The Equators' “Pimper’s Paradise” The Skapones (UK) doing “Midnight Ravers” and Annabella Lwin of Bow Wow Wow doing “Cheer Up” 7-inch, Vinyl record
Get On Down, 1972. New Copy
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 ... CD
Musical Dub Attack
Channel One/Deeper Knowledge, Mid 70s. New Copy
A record that really lives up to its title – as it comes on with a sound so strong, so fierce, it can certainly be called an "attack"! The dub here isn't just the lazy-stepping, head-nodding variety – but very much on point and on the money – with the studio used almost ... CD
Wa-Do-Dem
Greensleeves, 1981. New Copy (reissue)
Eek-A-Mouse's early 80s classic – and the benchmark meeting between the wildly unique deejay and vocalist with producer Henry Junjo Lawes! The Mouse is out front of stellar rootsy backing by The Roots Radics Band. Titles Include "Ganja Smuggling", "Long Time Ago", "O ... LP, Vinyl record album
VP, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
VP reissue of this classic slice of Jamaican roots music. No collection of Lee Perry's work is complete without this chapter, which was hard to get for many years, but reissued here in it's original format, with the origial cover art. Recorded at the Black Ark in 1976, Cedric Mytton teams up with ... LP, Vinyl record album
17 North Parade/VP, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 7X7" (reissue)
Raw and soulful Jamaican rocksteady – first class in quality and first class stylistically – strongly representative of the brief, but pivotal rocksteady sound that presaged the reggae revolution to come! The sound essentially stripped some of the bigger arrangements of Jamaican ska ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Greensleeves (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
This is sort of a Prince Jammy riff on the format of the popular Junjo Lawes-produced Scientist dub series. Nonetheless, he steps up to bat, and indeed defeats the evil planet munchers, with the able help of the Roots Radics rhytnm section. Recorded at Channel One and mixed at Tubby's – and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Grounation (3LP set)
Dub Store (Japan), 1972. New Copy 3LP Gatefold (reissue)
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
On-U Sound (UK), Early 80s. New Copy
Long-lost material from one of the coolest groups on the UK scene in the post-punk years – a wealth of unreleased tracks from the mighty African Head Charge – a group whose sound perfectly defined the legendary On-U Sound record label! The tunes are often quite spare and stripped-down ... LP, Vinyl record album
Island, 1975. New Copy 3LP (reissue)
A great global showcase for the growing power of Bob Marley – an excellent live set recorded in London in 1975, and a date that shows Bob and The Wailers working with the crowd in this really universal spirit! The group's almost got a funkier current here than on some of their studio record ... LP, Vinyl record album
Babylon By Bus (180 gram pressing)
Island, 1978. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
A classic double live album from Bob Marley & The Wailers – presented and packaged at a level that's really a cut above the usual set of that nature from the time! The group's in excellent form in a concert setting – and there's more than enough magic here to warrant the extended ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated January 24, 2017


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