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


Dub Store (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy
Harmony soul from the Jamaican scene of the 60s – served up here in a host of hardcore production from the great Winston Riley! The grooves definitely show the style of Kingston, but the vocals almost echo the best of the indie soul scene in the US – that sophisticated harmony approach ... CD
Studio One, 1971. New Copy
A legendary meeting of talents in the Studio One studios – the wickedly-grooving Soul Defenders and the heartbreakingly soulful Freddie McKay – both coming together here on an album that was an instant Studio One classic! The Soul Defenders have a slow-stepping groove with a nice ... CD
Dub Store (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy
Harmony soul from the Jamaican scene of the 60s – served up here in a host of hardcore production from the great Winston Riley! The grooves definitely show the style of Kingston, but the vocals almost echo the best of the indie soul scene in the US – that sophisticated harmony approach ... CD
Crown Prince Of Reggae
17 North Parade, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
A stellar collection of singles by one of the great voices of Jamaican music – Dennis Brown, The Crown Prince Of Reggae – singles from the early 70s to mid 80s! The vinyl version features 12 standout tracks – with backing by The Taxi Gang, The Professionals, Derrick Harriott & ... LP, Vinyl record album
Federal/Dub Store (Japan), New Copy
Some of the earliest recordings you'll ever hear from the legendary trombonist Rico Rodriguez – sides recorded long before his famous 60s work in ska, and his bit 70s records under his own name – done with a much rootsier groove overall! The setting here is that mode that has the early ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dub Store (Japan), 1966/1967. 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
Dub Store (Japan), 1966/1967. 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
Boss Reggae
Dub Store, 1969. New Copy
Boss reggae, but with a strong current of jazz, too – thanks to great guitar lines from the legendary Ernest Ranglin! Ranglin's gone on to do so much wonderful work in different styles in the decades since this early set – but even at the start, he's totally amazing – a musician ... CD
Joe Gibbs/VP, 1977. New Copy (reissue)
Second installment in Joe Gibbs' African Dub series, featuring super-heavy spaced out dubs of Gibbs' solid gold rocker's rhythms. Somehow he manages to sound just this side of gimmicky when dropping in all those weird sound effects of dogs barking and sirens, but with those chubby riddims ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
An early gem from The Pioneers, and one of the first records on the Trojan label too – the kind of head-nodding, late rocksteady sounds that made the imprint a key bridge between the scenes in Kingston and London at the end of the 60s! The Pioneers have a bit more complex vocal interplay ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Dance In A Greenwich Farm
Radiation Roots (Italy), 1975. New Copy
Sublime soul from Cornell Campbell – a Jamaican singer, but one who lists Sam Cooke, Curtis Mayfield, and Bobby Womack as his strongest inspirations! You can definitely hear that trio of heavyweights on Cornell's vocals here – which are wonderful, and filled with inflections from 60s ... CD
Dub Store (Japan), Late 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A fantastic collection of crucial dancehall cuts from the hands of King Jammy – put together by the folks at Dub Store Records with the same sort of care they brought to their collections of rocksteady work and 60s reissues! The tag "dancehall" on a reggae collection can sometimes ... 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
Dub Store (Japan), 1966/1967. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Liquidator, 1969. New Copy (reissue)
Vintage soulful Jamaican groovers circa '69 by Roy Panton – produced by Boris Gardiner at Federal with nice, laidback style. "Endless Memory" is the mellower of the two, but that's strongly service of the soulful vocal and steady rhythm. The flip "Tell Me" has a more ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Liquidator, 1964. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
The rare, and reportedly first ever recordings by Roy Ellis – with a Ernest Ranglin, Georgie Fame, and producer Sonny Burke on the sessions! Includes a great little soulful ska instrumental "Mr. Wang" and the vocal number "Another Man" on the other side. 7-inch, Vinyl record
Don Cosmic
Studio One, Late 60s. New Copy
An incredible collection of work from one of the coolest musicians on the Jamaican scene in the 60s – the legendary Don Drummond – an artist who was schooled in jazz trombone, then went on to use the instrument as a surprisingly powerful force in ska, rocksteady, and reggae! This ... CD
Joe Gibbs/17 North Parade, 1978. New Copy 2CD
Essential! The mighty debut album from African disciples Culture pairing up with the Mighty Two, Joe Gibbs and Errol Thompson is one of the landmark sets of roots reggae, a defining moment of the genre dropped during the year when two sevens clashed. And though the apocalypse didn't rain down ... CD
Lamb's Bread
17 North Parade, 1979. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated August 17, 2017


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