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

Sutro Park, Late 60s. New Copy
LP...$6.99 22.99
A heavy helping of work from this excellent Jamaican trio – one of the best soulful groups of the rocksteady years, stepping out here in a mode that's similar to early material from The Wailers! The Tennors really shine here in a great blend of harmony vocals and tight Kingston rhythms ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
American grooves go Kingston – as the set features a wonderful assortment of funk and soul classics, all delivered here in reggae-styled versions! The approach is similar to the material featured in the older Reggae Disco collection from Soul Jazz – but the mix of modes here is much ... CD
Rockashacka (Japan), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy
A killer collection of reggae remakes of famous soul and funk tunes – all served up from a later generation of the scene, which makes a nice change from some of the more ska and rocksteady collections of this nature! It's no secret that Jamaican music was initially given a strong inspiration ... CD

Augustus Pablo

Roots, Rockers & Dub
Nature Sounds, Late 70s. New Copy
A well-done collection of cuts originally issued on the small Rockers label headed by Augustus Pablo – groundbreaking dub material that really transformed reggae at the time, and which still stands head and shoulders above so many other work from the period! The set features rare numbers, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Prince Far I

Under Heavy Manners
Joe Gibbs/VP, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
A dark and murky classic from Prince Far I – a set that has his words of wisdom brewing up amidst a whole host of dubby productions from Joe Gibbs! The Prince takes dub production to fresh territory here – toasting over the tracks, but in a way that's very different than some of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD
Really cool work from the UK reggae scene of the early 70s – a set of obscure early albums from the hands of British producer Dennis Bovell – issued in a series of unassuming packages that were done to appear as obscure Jamaican imports – from the stripped-down packaging to the ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CDs
Seminal work from Dandy – one of the key figures in the Jamaican musical community in London during the second half of the 60s, and an artist who was really important in helping the UK forge its own version of music from Kingston! The set begins with Dandy's classic album for the Giant label ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CDs
Crucial work from Dennis Brown – one of the most soulful voices in reggae at the end of the 70, and an artist who achieved some great global fame – but who is also represented here on a host of the more obscure 7" singles issued by Joe Gibbs back home in Kingston! The set is ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1975. New Copy 2LP
Live material from Bob Marley & The Wailers – recorded in an obscure nightclub in our hometown of Chicago during the 70s, and quite a nice change from some of the bigger label releases of the time! The band has a loose, very spontaneous vibe – and there's a nice flow to the longer ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP
An incredible set of low rolling, hypnotic dub genius from true reggae Revolutionaries – a batch of amazing tunes centered around the amazing drums of Sly Dunbar – cut in the mid-to-late 70s height of the Channel One groove! This might be the strongest collection of dubs that Pressure ... LP, Vinyl record album

Bob Marley & The Wailers

Welcome To Dubrock 2
P-Vine (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy
A second set of super-rare tracks from the Bob Marley side of the universe – not material that was issued by Island Records as part of his run of hit albums in the 70s – but instead some very obscure dubs that were taken from acetates that were initially only circulated through Jamaican ... LP, Vinyl record album

Barry Brown

Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP
An incredible set, and one that will definitely have you heaping praises on Barry Brown – as the singer was one of the most inventive of the late roots reggae years in Jamaica – and maybe gets his best presentation ever on the tracks on the set! There's a splashy brilliance to the way ... LP, Vinyl record album

Prince Far I & The Arabs

Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter 1
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
Of all the Prince Far I dub encounters, this one's the most essential – a modern dub classic! A young Adrian Sherwood mans the desk over Far I's driving rhythms with a helping hand from British reggae great Dennis Bovell. Though this doesn't get as way out as some of the spaciest ON-U dubs ... LP, Vinyl record album
Freedom Sounds/Patate (Italy), 1984. New Copy (reissue)
Righteous roots work from the 80s scene – a set that's done with a warmly bubbling vibe that's mighty nice – maybe a bit more old school than so many other productions of the time, and given a really spacious mixing job, thanks to work from Prince Jammy and Scientist! Yet neither of ... LP, Vinyl record album

Neville King & Friends

Lovers Rock Revisited Vol 1
Rockashacka (Japan), Early 80s. New Copy
Great work from one of the undisputed UK maestros of lovers rock during the 80s – producer Neville King, who serves up this totally sweet batch of overlooked gems from the time! The groove is nice and mellow – that fantastic blend of contemporary soul and reggae rhythms that really ... LP, Vinyl record album

Bob Marley & The Wailers

Catch A Fire (3CD set)
Island, 1973. New Copy 3CD
The first Bob Marley album on Island Records – and the start of a really legendary run that would not only transform reggae in the 70s, but the rest of popular music as well! Chris Blackwell's partially at the helm on production, but the album was mostly recorded in classic Kingston studios ... CD
Rockashacka (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy
Glen Brown rhythms, King Tubby mixing, and a set of really wonderful dubs – all pulled from unreleased tapes from the vaults – and served up with a superb sound throughout! These aren't throwaway cuts – as the core elements are from the roots years of Brown's music – with ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rockashacka (Japan), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy
A killer collection of reggae remakes of famous soul and funk tunes – all served up from a later generation of the scene, which makes a nice change from some of the more ska and rocksteady collections of this nature! It's no secret that Jamaican music was initially given a strong inspiration ... LP, Vinyl record album

Delroy Witter & Friends

Lovers Rock Revisited Vol 2
Rockashacka (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
Delroy Witter's the producer, a key underground talent on the London scene during those big years of homecrafted reggae records – and he gets help here from a range of wonderful singers who really bring out the most soulful currents of the lovers rock promised in the title! The set's a well-d ... LP, Vinyl record album
Count Shelly/VP (Czech Republic), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
A super-rare set from Max Romeo – material done with Bunny Lee before his better-known late 70s sides for Lee Perry – and music that's maybe even grittier in the grooves overall! There's a raw, early roots vibe going on here – although some of the song themes are maybe more ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
One of those great "mystery" projects from Dennis Bovell – a record that was originally designed to look like some obscure import from Kingston, but which was actually Bovell and crew working in a top shelf UK answer to righteous roots modes of the 70s! Tracks are full of righteous ... LP, Vinyl record album
Empire/Lantern (Italy), 1984. New Copy (reissue)
There's a nicely punctuated vibe to this sweet set of later tracks from Delroy Wilson – instrumentation that's moved into the digital age, but which still has that slow funky crackle at the bottom that seems to work so well with Delroy's vocals! The approach seems to work especially well at ... LP, Vinyl record album

Bob Marley & The Wailers

Welcome To Dubrock
P-Vine (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy
Bob Marley material that goes way past the obvious – not the big hits of the Island Records years, but instead a whole host of much more obscure recordings from the 70s – tunes that were either rare Jamaican-only singles, or titles that were created only as dubplates for use in sound ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hornin Sounds (France), Early 80s. New Copy
There's plenty of dub procedure going on here – as Al Breadwinner takes tapes from the original Right Procedure album by Soul Power & Sound, and mixes them out into a wicked set of extended dubby takes on the tunes! If you know the Breadwinner touch, you'll know the special sort of magic ... LP, Vinyl record album

Fazal Prendergast & The High Times Players

High Music Showcase
Hornin Sounds (France), 1982. New Copy
A set that's filled with fantastic work from guitarist Fazal Prendergast – working here in a laidback setting with lean backing from the High Times Players, a group that features some sweet keyboard work from Augustus Pablo! The tunes were recorded at Channel One and Aquarius, and mixed at ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pablo International (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
A set that's maybe even better than you might expect from the title – as it not only features never-heard music from the great Augustus Pablo, it also includes killer material from a time when he was burning with a tremendously righteous fire! Backings on most tracks are by the Rockers All ... LP, Vinyl record album

Gregory Isaacs

Mr Isaacs
Earthquake/17 North Parade, 1977. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
King Jammys/VP, Mid 80s. New Copy
Righteous roots reggae from the digital generation – a whole host of tracks produced by the legendary King Jammy – a force who was really able to keep the spiritual fires of the 70s burning well into the following decade! The selection of cuts here is great – and if anything, the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Clocktower/Onlyroots (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Blacka T

Good Musicians
Rockers International/Onlyroots (France), 1988. New Copy
A digital set from the second half of the 80s, but one that keeps a very righteous, rootsy vibe at times – thanks to production from Augustus Pablo, and plenty of spiritual guidance from co-producer Haile Selassie! Pablo adds in plenty of melodica and keyboard lines next to the tightly ... LP, Vinyl record album

Clint Eastwood & General Saint

Stop That Train
Greensleeves (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)
There's no stopping the double-dee jay power of Clint Eastwood and General Saint – as they pair together here on a classic album that's every bit as great as their Two Bad DJ set! The mix of voices trading back and forth is wonderful, especially over the laidback rhythms of the set – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
Soul power 1968, but Kingston-style too – served up here in a host of gems from the vaults of Jamaican producer Duke Reid! The material is from a perfect moment in Reid's career – a time when he was changing his well-crafted Treasure Isle groove from ska to rocksteady – bringing ... LP, Vinyl record album
VP, 1976. New Copy
Lee Scratch Perry's funky reggae party, put together at the Black Ark, with Boris Gardner, Mickey Boo, Sly Dunbar & Winston Wright. A nice batch of crackling Jamaican funk, with the requisite Black Ark smoke blowing throughout. Includes a bunch of classic Perry-isms, with Scratch dropping ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP
A wealth of rare work from Jamaican studio genius Bunny Striker Lee – unusual cuts and unreleased material – all of it a further testament to his legendary ear for a mindblowing sound! These aren't half-baked cuts, or material that deserved to fall to the cutting room floor – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rockers International/Onlyroots (France), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
A lean and spooky little set from the Rockers All Stars – put together with killer production from Augustus Pablo and Everton Da Silva! The vibe here is in the moodiest territory that Pablo might explore on albums under his own name – and although the father is providing help, it's ... LP, Vinyl record album
GG's/Onlyroots (France), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
A set that's nicely different than the "best of" you might expect – as the record features all new material – both songs that appear here for the first time, and new recordings of older gems – which all come together with the laidback, easygoing vibe that makes Gregory ... LP, Vinyl record album
GG's/Onlyroots (France), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
Gregory Isaacs kicks back with a spliff on the front cover – earning himself some well-earned relaxation after turning out this tasty set of tracks from the 70s! The record's not a collection of earlier singles, and instead features new recordings all arranged by Alvin Ranglin – with ... LP, Vinyl record album

Augustus Pablo

East Of The River Nile
Shanachie/Onlyroots (France), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
One of Augustus Pablo's most classic records – from the title, to the cover, to the melodica-laden grooves within – prime Pablo with that ethereal sound that few other players could match on the instrument! The backings are warm and dubby – a perfect complement to the moody lead ... LP, Vinyl record album
Superior Viaduct, 1980. New Copy (reissue)
Benchmark dub by Scientist – and introduction to a truly pivotal figure! Introducing Scientist is certainly one of his best records – and if it doesn't fully live up to the subtitle boast ("the best dub album in the world"), it really does come pretty darn close! Mixed at ... LP, Vinyl record album


Roots Man Dub
GG's/Onlyroots (France), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
The Revolutionaries are in fantastic formation on this rare dub set for GG's Records – serving up all sorts of deep, dark rhythms that get wonderfully transformed by the heady production from Alvin Ranglin! Ranglin's a real master of understatement here – and the album's definitely got ... LP, Vinyl record album

Augustus Pablo

Earth's Rightful Ruler
Message/Onlyroots (France), 1983. New Copy (reissue)
A righteous roots reggae set from the great Augustus Pablo – a record that's definitely filled with the sense of spiritual guidance he brought to some of his best albums at the time! The man himself plays all sorts of cool melodica solos, and also handles piano and organ too – with ... LP, Vinyl record album

Al Brown & Inner Force

Dub Cuts – Paolo Baldini Dub Files
Pressure Sounds (UK), Early 80s/2023. New Copy
Never-issued work from Jamaican singer Al Brown – tapes that were thought to be lost for years, then were recently rediscovered and brought back to life by the talents of Paolo "Dub Files" Baldini! The work has a righteous quality at the core – very soulful vocals from Al, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Robert Ffrench

Blue Mountain/333 (UK), 1985. New Copy (reissue)
A sweetly soulful set from Robert Ffrench – a completely self-produced set, which seems to give the whole thing a very down to earth vibe – especially given its release in the middle of the digital dancehall generation! There's certainly elements in the music that link it to that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Studio One, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Crucial early work from Bob Andy – a run of solo tracks recorded for Studio One after Bob split with The Paragons – collected together here as a single set that really brings a new soulful standard to Jamaican music in the second half of the 60s! There's a great mix of modes going on ... LP, Vinyl record album


Freedom Sounds
Studio One, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A set with a familiar title – similar to a Soul Jazz compilation of vintage work from Studio One – but a package that's nicely different, and which digs even deeper into the legendary catalog of the famous reggae label! The style here is nicely open – there's vocal and ... LP, Vinyl record album


Stars On Parade
Coxsone/Rockashacka (Japan), 1961. New Copy
The very first album from Coxone Dodd – the start of a huge legacy that ran into classic Studio One Records productions of the 60s and 70s, and which started with this initial album of early Jamaican grooves! There's plenty of jazz in the mix here – freer-flowing solos than you'd hear ... CD
Groove Master/Rockashacka (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy
Stunning harmony soul from the Jamaican scene – served up here by The Chosen Few, a group we'd rank right up there with some of the best American harmony soul acts from the Philly and New Jersey scenes at the start of the 70s! The rhythms, as you might guess, have a bit more reggae influence ... CD
Studio One/Rockashacka (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A long-overdue second volume to the original Pirate's Choice collection from Studio One – which itself was a bit of a stab at Duke Reid and his Treasure Isle label! Legendary Jamaican producer Clement Dodd serves up a host of lost gems from the Studio One catalog – not hits, but some ... CD
Rockashacka (Japan), Early 80s. New Copy
Great work from one of the undisputed UK maestros of lovers rock during the 80s – producer Neville King, who serves up this totally sweet batch of overlooked gems from the time! The groove is nice and mellow – that fantastic blend of contemporary soul and reggae rhythms that really ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
Soul stirring rocksteady and deeply moving melodies from unfailingly great singer Slim Smith and the Uniques – just a beautiful compilation of late 60s material that's provides ample evidence for those of us that contend that Slim Smith and the Uniques are among the greatest and most soulful ... LP, Vinyl record album
Updated December 06, 2023

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