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


Studio One, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
Essential work from The Gladiators – exactly the kind of group that did so well in the early Studio One approach! The group are in a familiar mode – a Jamaican soul trio with a strong lead, and warm harmony backup – but there's also maybe a bit more of an edge going on here ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 6CD/4LP/2x7 inch sin
LP...$138.99 149.99
A massive package – one that you could almost use to start a reggae soundsystem of your own! The box looks like a small amplifier – and is as big as one, too – and contains a huge amount of work from the 50 years of Trojan Records – one of the most important reggae labels ... LP, Vinyl record album
Creation Rebel
17 North Parade, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Fantastic work from Johnny Clarke – one of the younger Jamaican vocalists to emerge in the 70s – given that he started recording at a time when the music had already crossed the Atlantic and was making some big global waves – leaving it to singers like Johnny to bring the whole ... LP, Vinyl record album
Voice Of Thunder
Get On Down/Trojan, 1981. New Copy (reissue)
A classic from Prince Far I – Voice Of Thunder couldn't be a more appropriate album title or moniker! Recorded at Channel One in 1981 with incredible analog dub production, it fully carries the grit, murk, heavy and heady soul of the 70s into the new decade –even if the sound is ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jah Fire
17 North Parade, 1981. New Copy (reissue)
Classic early 80s roots headlined by the soothingly soulful voice of Hugh Mundell – not too terribly long before his tragic early departure from our world! Hugh gets top billing, despite their being a couple more tracks on the sides sung by Lacksley Castell – but it's all wonderful ... LP, Vinyl record album
Double Barrel (with bonus tracks)
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
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 ... CD
Liquidator (with bonus tracks)
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1969. New Copy
One of our favorite Trojan Records albums of all time – a sweet set of Hammond-heavy instrumentals from the Harry J All-Stars – with a great groove that links the sound of Kingston with the soul styles of Booker T & The MGs! The organ is wonderful throughout – maybe like the ... CD
Harder They Come (180 gram vinyl)
Island, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
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 – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1970. New Copy
There's never been anyone like Desmond Dekker – not back in the day, when he was one of the biggest ambassadors for the Jamaican scene – nor for many years later, when his unique blend of soul and reggae were still the most go-to sounds for folks around the globe! Desmond's got a voice ... CD
Prison Oval Rock
Volcano/VP, 1984. New Copy (reissue)
Barrington Levy in incredibly fine form in the mid 80s – the yearning soulfulness of his voice and peak level – and Junjo's production is great, too! There's this lean, buzzing and positively electric sound here that works so well, courtesy of longtime producer and collaborator Junjo ... LP, Vinyl record album
War Ina Babylon (red vinyl pressing)
Island/4 Men With Beards, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
Essential stuff, whether you're a fan of roots reggae, Jamaican soul or the otherworldly antics of the Upsetter! Though you might not know it from some of the bitter rebukes Scratch later laid to wax against him, Romeo was clearly his favorite son when it came to vocalists, and got the prodigal ... LP, Vinyl record album
Island/4 Men With Beards, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
The legendary solo debut of Bunny Wailer – a set that maybe marks him as the most righteous member of The Wailers! The style here is heavy on the roots tip, but there's also a special sort of vibe going on too – these warm currents that are laced with occasional touches of jazz, amidst ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A classic Trojan Records compilation from the end of the 60s – way more than just a collection of early rocksteady and reggae – as the set list is surprisingly special, and includes some obscurities from Trojan, and well as singles that only got circulation in small Jamaican pressings ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD
Don't think "disco" as in the New York scene at Studio 54 – as these cuts are much deeper and dubbier – served up under the supervision of Bunny Lee by studio maestros Barnabas and Pat Kelly! Instrumentation is by the Aggrovators, but the magic comes equally from the ... CD
Jammy's/VP, 1977. New Copy (reissue)
We're not sure what "lion style" is, but we can definitely say that the album's heavy on dub – a darkly bubbling masterpiece with Prince Jammy at the controls – crafting his magic to grooves by a top-shelf set of Kingston musicians! Winston Wright plays lots of keyboards ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
On-U Sound (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 5CD
Seminal sounds from the On-U Sound label – a set of albums that provides one of the most lasting illustration of the label's genius! African Head Charge work in this unique blend of Jamaican dub, British post-punk electronics, and some earthier textures that might be more at home in Brian ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
A pair of Trojan Records gems from this excellent duo – back to back on a single CD! First up is Young Gifted & Black – wonderful work from Bob Andy & Marcia Griffiths – an incredible duo, and one who look more like an American soul team on the front cover – and ... CD
Psychedelic Train (with bonus tracks)
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
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 ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1969. New Copy
A classic early reggae collection on Trojan Records – so early, the back cover notes refer to the sounds as "West Indian popular music" – instead of by any sort of specific genre or style! There's a strongly unified vibe to the set – as all tracks are late 60s ... 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
Trojan, Late 60s. New Copy 10 x 7 inch
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Dub Store (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy
Fantastic sounds from the rocksteady years in Jamaica – tracks that are a fair bit more rare and obscure than some of the bigger singles that circulated at the time – even though they feature a fair bit of the same artists and musicians! The work here all came from the studios of ... 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
There Stands The Glass/Version Stand Alone
Jump Up/Happy As A Lark, 2018. New Copy
Jamaican legends Derrick Morgan each adapt the classic honky tonk country jukebox standard "There Stands The Glass into an old school style ska groove! Derrick Morgan's version features Charlie Organaire on harmonica – and the flipside version features the equally legendary Dennis ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Trojan, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
The legendary Trojan Records logo has always meant the best when it comes to reggae, dub, and ska – and this time around, the logo's larger than ever – as it takes up all the space on this very limited picture disc album – a great way to celebrate 50 years of the label! The set ... LP, Vinyl record album
Studio One, Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
A mighty collection of gems from the Studio One vaults – with really rare material that goes way past the obvious! Titles include "Love" by Bop & The Beltones, "Stand For I" by Roy Tomlinson, "Guess What" by Im & The Sound Dimension, "Dub ... CD
From Jamaica With Reggae (with bonus tracks)
Treasure Isle/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
From Jamaica with reggae – and a lot of ska and rocksteady too – given that this album goes back to include some of the earliest tracks from singer Justin Hinds and the legendary Dominoes! The music here comes from singles originally issued on Treasure Isle, Pama, Island, and other ... CD
Treasure Isle/Get On Down, 1970s. New Copy (reissue)
The debut of U-Roy, and an album that paves the way for countless wonderful sounds to come! The album's an early one in the toasting approach – and has U-Roy calling out the tunes in this echoey style that's wonderful – somehow more urgent than reggae records of just a few years before ... LP, Vinyl record album
Disco Devil (12" mix, 7" mix)
Trojan/Get On Down, 1977. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
A legendary track from the mighty Lee Perry – one that's his answer to the disco craze of the 70s! This tune's hardly disco at all – just comments on a "disco devil" as a badass cat – while Lee and some female singers present the lyrics over these very cool bubbling ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Studio One, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
A selection of rare tracks that appeared on the Bongo Man label from Studio One – the company's very hip imprint in the roots reggae generation – and a package that also includes a number have never been released on LP! Titles include "Ring A Ting" by Prince Jazzbo, "Step ... LP, Vinyl record album
April/VP, 1978. New Copy (reissue)
A raw early effort from roots legends Culture! This one was recorded at Harry J's with engineer Sylvan Morris, and it ultimately stands alone as a bit of a rougher, stripped down sound compared to their work with Joe Gibbs or Sonia Pottinger in the late 70s, but they way Joseph Hill's and the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan, 1970s. New Copy 2CD
Really great work from the roots years of the 70s – a time when reggae got even deeper and more righteous than a few years before – definitely breaking its initial ties with American soul music, and finding a strong voice of its own! The period coincides with some especially strong ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Soulful sounds from the legendary Studio One – music from a time when the Jamaican scene was taking some strong cues from the American soul scene of the 60s, but coming up with a unique groove of their own! As proof of that fact, some of the work here is based on original American soul tunes ... LP, Vinyl record album
Studio One Funk
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP
Unhh!! Studio One plus funk, what more need we say?! Coxsone Dodd and company get down with the get down, and in this case, that's some pretty good company, with Sound Dimension, Cedric Brooks, Jackie Mittoo, Pablove Black, Alton Ellis, Vin Gordon and a whole mess of the baddest cats in Jamaica ... LP, Vinyl record album
Studio One Ska
Soul Jazz/Studio One (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2LP
Another chapter in the Studio One story, as told by the top notch selectors at Soul Jazz, and as with the earlier editions in their Studio One series, this one's another mighty batch of Jamaican rhythm and blues. Like so many other Coxsone Dodd productions, you can hear the foundations of many ... LP, Vinyl record album
VP, 2018. New Copy
DJ Spooky offers up his take on the dancehall sound –w orking with help from Walshy Fire and Sanjay – on titles that include "Phantom In The Dancehall", "Music Of The Time", "Showtime", "Jah Dub", "No Return", "Dash It In The ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan/Dub Store (Japan), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
A classic early reggae collection on Trojan Records – so early, the back cover notes refer to the sounds as "West Indian popular music" – instead of by any sort of specific genre or style! There's a strongly unified vibe to the set – as all tracks are late 60s ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
Soulful sounds from the legendary Studio One – music from a time when the Jamaican scene was taking some strong cues from the American soul scene of the 60s, but coming up with a unique groove of their own! As proof of that fact, some of the work here is based on original American soul tunes ... CD
Mr Perry I Presume
Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
A wealth of unreleased tracks and unreleased mixes from the studios of the mighty Lee Scratch Perry – material that was mostly recorded during a very fruitful time in the mid 70s, when Lee was turning out a fair bit of tracks that were only issued on one-off dub plates, to be spun by only the ... CD
Derrick Harriott Rock Steady 1966 to 1969
Crystal/Dub Store (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A double-length set that really digs deep into the rich array of sounds that Derrick Harriott brought to Jamaican music in the late 60s – not just cuts he recorded under his own name, but work by some of his contemporaries that were done with Derrick's help – served up here as one of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan, Late 60s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
The first-ever 7" single on Trojan Records! "Judge Sympathy" is a cool heavy rocksteady number – one with the same sort of "judge" gimmick that was being used in American soul tunes in the late 60s – but a groove that's strongly Jamaican overall! Roland ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Greensleeves, 1982. New Copy 2LP
A dub landing of massive proportions – served up here on some classic early 80s work by Scientist, who's really making magic in the studio with the sounds of the Roots Radics Band! The tunes are stark, sharp, and very focused – and at some level, the mixologist is maybe keeping himself ... LP, Vinyl record album
Greensleeves, 1982. New Copy 2LP
A dub landing of massive proportions – served up here on some classic early 80s work by Scientist, who's really making magic in the studio with the sounds of the Roots Radics Band! The tunes are stark, sharp, and very focused – and at some level, the mixologist is maybe keeping himself ... LP, Vinyl record album
Greensleeves, 1982. New Copy 2CD
A dub landing of massive proportions – served up here on some classic early 80s work by Scientist, who's really making magic in the studio with the sounds of the Roots Radics Band! The tunes are stark, sharp, and very focused – and at some level, the mixologist is maybe keeping himself ... CD
Greensleeves, 1982. New Copy 2CD
A dub landing of massive proportions – served up here on some classic early 80s work by Scientist, who's really making magic in the studio with the sounds of the Roots Radics Band! The tunes are stark, sharp, and very focused – and at some level, the mixologist is maybe keeping himself ... CD
RAS/VP, 1978. New Copy (reissue)
The fantastic dub counterpart to the vocal album by Hugh Mundell – carved out of the same studio tapes as the original, but with even more space for amazing sounds from Augustus Pablo and the rest of the musicians on the set! Even without the message in the lyrics of the original, there's ... LP, Vinyl record album
RAS/VP, 1978. New Copy (reissue)
An incredible moment of righteous energy from the Kingston scene of the 70s – sublime production by Augustus Pablo, and very powerful lyrics from the great Hugh Mundell! Despite the laidback groove of the record, the tunes themselves have as much political energy as American work of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Drum Talk
Dug Out (UK), 1975. New Copy
The drum talks on the record, but so do the basslines – which get lots of work to set the scene for the wonderful percussion work of Leroy Mabrak Mattis! The record's one of the most unusual to come out of the Kingston scene in the 70s – a bit in the rootsy territory of work by the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Grounation
Dub Store (Japan), 1972. New Copy 2 CDs
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
 
Updated August 16, 2018


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