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Reggae — Recently Added

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


Greensleeves/Dub Mir, 1982. New Copy (reissue)
A stone classic from Scientist – part of his magical run of records in the early 80s – each with a cool cartoony cover, and unparalleled selection of dubs! The work on this set is so heady, there's not even titles for most tracks – billed simply as "Ten Dangerous ... LP, Vinyl record album
Greensleeves/Dub Mir, 1982. New Copy (reissue)
Pac Man has never looked so menacing before – but the cover image might be fitting, given the way that Scientist rips into the cuts and chomps them down to their barest essence – before building up massive dubs with the help of the Roots Radics band! The album's a key illustration of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
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

Upsetters

Rhythm Shower
Get On Down, 1973. New Copy
Seminal early dub work from Lee Scratch Perry – an album recorded in the same stretch as Blackboard Jungle Dub and Cloak & Dagger – but a record that's much more obscure than those two classics! That obscurity is no reflection on quality, though – as Rhythm Shower is superb, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Toots & The Maytals

In The Dark
Dragon/Get On Down, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
A classic by one of Jamaica's most soulful groups – an excellent early set from Toots & The Maytals. Issued right around the same time as the Funky Kingston LP, but actually with a bit more of a funky twist to it! While the In The Dark does indeed have a funky edge to it, we're making ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP
A stunner! High Plains Drifter collects material from the mighty Lee Perry during the crucially creative and fertile period between 1968 & 1973 – in which he founded the Upsetter imprint and had some chart success. It was such a productive period, resulting in hundreds of singles and a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pressure Drop (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 5CD set
An insanely huge amount of work from British rocksteady legend Laurel Aitken – especially when you consider that this set of 138 tracks was issued in the short space of just two years! In truth, Laurel's not the lead artist on all the cuts, but he had something to do with all of them – ... CD
Dub Store (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A second set of crucial solo work from Bunny Wailer – material that comes from the time when Bob Marley was hitting huge global success on his own, then passed away too early, and left Bunny as one of the key forces to carry on the original ideas of the Wailers trio! And actually, by that ... LP, Vinyl record album

Y-Bayani & Baby Naa & Their Band Of Enlightenment

Nsie Nsie
Philophon (UK), 2020. New Copy
Sweetly stepping sounds from Y-Bayani and Baby Naa – a duo who work together in a style that's almost like a dubbier take on the territory of lovers rock! The tunes are midtempo and laidback – most have both voices singing together, in this male/female blend that's really great and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Treasure Isle/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
A great late 60s Treasure Isle LP of some the early period Jamaican ska recordings by The Skatalites – featuirng the Don Drummond, Tommy McCook and Roland Alfonso line-up! Includes a couple of soulful numbers with Stranger Cole, but primarily built on those benchmark Skatalites instrumentals ... 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

Hubert Porter with The Jamaican Calypsonians

Calypsos From Jamaica
Dub Store (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy
A great mix of modes from Hubert Porter – tunes that are definitely the calypsos promised in the title, but which also have some unique elements that mark them as Jamaican, too – touches of mento, nice jazzy elements in the music, and that bubbling up of the new island modes that would ... LP, Vinyl record album

Augustus Pablo

Rising Sun
Message/Greensleeves, 1986. New Copy (reissue)
Fantastic work from Augustus Pablo – and a great demonstration of the way that the best of the classic 70s Jamaican artists were able to shift their styles slightly during the 80s, but still come up with a sound that was every bit as great! There's more digital elements here than before ... LP, Vinyl record album

Clancy Eccles & Others

Top Of The Ladder (with bonus tracks)
Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs
A stunning selection of gems from the hands of Clancy Eccles – a mix of tracks that features material with Clancy as the lead artist, or at the production helm with some of the choicest cats on the Kingston scene – both singers and instrumentalists, the latter of whom get a great chance ... CD

Augustus Pablo

El Rockers
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1973. New Copy
Essential! One wonders why when the original King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown album is so heavy, that you'd want another dub version, but one spin of this special reissue package and you'll be convinced. Altogether different dubs and versions of many of the same rhythm cuts as that watershed dub ... CD

Rico & His Band

Get Up Your Foot
Grover (UK), 2001. New Copy
Great later work from one of the strongest instrumental voices on the Jamaican scene – trombonist Rico Rodriguez, whose horn was showcased on countless classic sessions with different singers – and on a few key albums of his own! The approach here is great – kind of back to ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
A pair of dub classics from Errol Brown – back to back on a single CD! Dubb Everlasting is a record that might mis-spell the name of its genre, but it's also a set that strips things right down to the core, then adds a very unique touch! Errol Brown works here in the Treasure Isle studios ... CD

Marcia Griffiths

Naturally/Steppin
Sky Note/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
A pair of albums from Marcia Griffiths – the well-titled queen of reggae at the end of the 70s! First up is Naturally, a fantastic album from Marcia Griffiths – very much the kind of material that made her one of the best female singers on the Jamaican scene in the 70s! The set's got ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1982. New Copy 2 CDs
CD...$8.99 18.98
A mighty mighty tribute to the great Bob Marley – served up here by a host of former associates, family members, and Jamaican contemporaries – all in some lively concert performances that really open things up! The double-length set was a great seller at the time, and continues to be a ... CD

Lee Scratch Perry & The Upsetters

Scratch & Company Chapter 1 (LP sleeve edition)
Clocktower/Get On Down, Mid 70s. New Copy
CD...$6.99 14.98
Pivotal Black Ark material from Lee Perry – with brilliantly tripped out echoey dub production – and scorching instrumentation laid down by the mighty Upsetters! Split roughly in half between Perry's nicely gritty instrumental moodcraft and hazy vocals, this collection features some ... CD
Greensleeves/Dub Mir, 1981. New Copy (reissue)
Scientist spins out on a dub-driven power boat – scanning the swamps to drive out the vampires and a host of other ghouls too – all while reinventing Jamaican music in the process! The record's filled with lots of cool electric elements – those weird production effects and ... LP, Vinyl record album

Scientist

Scientific Dub
Clocktower, 1980. New Copy (reissue)
Benchmark Scientist dub – great stuff recorded and mixed at King Tubby's near the end of the 70s – and it's some of tightest, heaviest dubs of the period! Scientist works over some of the heftiest Aggrovator sides on this legendary set – one of favorite dub records, period! One ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
Four Trojan Records albums, all produced by Linval Thompson – and featuring some bonus tracks too! First up is Poor Man Style – a gem of a record from Barrington Levy – done in that laidback, easy-stepping style that always worked perfectly for the singer's vocals! Linval ... CD

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
Treasure Isle/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD
A record that's brimming over with pride for the new musical grooves coming out of Kingston – and a rare compilation on the legendary Treasure Isle record from producer Duke Reid! The tunes here are great and gritty – almost as if Reid was finding a way to capture the energy of a sound ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
A pair of unusual Lee Perry projects from the mid 70s – both of which feature a female singer in the lead, and give us a whole new side of Perry's talents! The first half of the set features material from an album issued under the title Lee Scratch Perry Presents Candy McKenzie – a set ... CD
Treasure Isle/Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
A fantastic debut from The Techniques – and a set that also features a fair bit of work from Jamaican trumpet legend Baba Brooks! The vocal quartet have a great sound that's even more soulful and sharp than some of their contemporaries – maybe the difference that four voices make ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP
Rare and unreleased Lee Perry dubplate mixes – brilliant productions from the creatively fruitful, boundary busting 70s years – with the mighty Upsetters and numbers featuring Junior Murvin, Candy Mackenzie, Leo Graham, Jimmy Riley, George Faith, Jack Lord and The Silvertones! This is ... LP, Vinyl record album

Augustus Pablo

In Fine Style
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP
Tripped-out greatness from the mighty Augustus Pablo – maybe one of the few cats in the world who could make the melodica sound like a cool instrument! This package digs deeper than some of the straight album reissues on the market – as the Pressure Sounds team have really unearthed ... LP, Vinyl record album

Phil Pratt

War Is On Dub Style
Pressure Sounds (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)
A killer album of dub from producer Phil Pratt – and one with a real transatlantic pedigree too! The set was mixed in London, at the legendary Easy Street Studios – but features sounds recorded in Kingston – mostly from songs by Ronnie Davis, and with rhythms that include work ... LP, Vinyl record album

Phillip Fullwood

Words In Dub
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)
A spare spinoff from the Imojah album Rockers From The Land Of Reggae – served up here with some fantastic studio touches from Phillip Fullwood of that group! The album's even headier and dubbier than its core inspiration – almost as if Fullwood's going back in the laboratory, and ... LP, Vinyl record album

Prince Far I & The Arabs

Dub To Africa
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1979. New Copy
The first in many great reissues by the fine folks at Pressure Sounds to document the great talent of Prince Far I both behind the mic, or in this case, the board as producer. Originally this set was a limited edition white label pressed up around the time of Cry Tuff Chapter 2, though instead of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A really well-done collection of the many DJ talents who recorded for Studio One over the years – one that gets past the obvious hits to include a stunning array of really varied voices! As you might know, in Jamaican music, the term "DJ" refers not just to someone spinning records ... 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
Island/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
A classic moment from Frederick "Toots" Hibbert – a set that's maybe his equivalent to some of the key Island Records albums of the 70s from Bob Marley & The Wailers! Like those, the production here is top-shelf – handled partly by Joe Boyd, who brings a very respectful ... LP, Vinyl record album
Island/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
Late 70s solo effort from this founding member of the Wailers, self-produced on his own Solomonic label and then licensed to Island for worldwide distribution. A solid roots effort from one of the most significant moments in Jamaican music history, this album maintains Livingston's nicely crafted ... LP, Vinyl record album
Treasure Isle/Music On Vinyl (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
A record that's brimming over with pride for the new musical grooves coming out of Kingston – and a rare compilation on the legendary Treasure Isle record from producer Duke Reid! The tunes here are great and gritty – almost as if Reid was finding a way to capture the energy of a sound ... LP, Vinyl record album
Beverley's/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
A seminal set from The Melodians – and a record titled after their classic single, which really helped lay the groundwork for the rise of righteous reggae in the 70s! The work here is a key bridge between the soul-inspired work of previous Jamaican trios, and some of the important roots acts ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
There's a bunch of young British skinheads pictured on the cover – but the legendary Symarip are a group of West Indian descent, and created the kind of rocksteady grooves that really drove the London scene wild at the end of the 60s! The group were one of the first to fully rise up from ... LP, Vinyl record album

Justin Hines & The Dominos

Jezebel (180 gram pressing)
Island/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
A nice heavy platter from former Treasure Isle star Justin Hines and his backing group the Dominos, featuring production by Jack Ruby and the backing of the Black Disciples band, the team that helped Burning Spear craft some of his best roots albums. While Hinds had a rawer, less polished approach ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
One of the tightest, deepest albums ever from Jamaican singer John Holt – even if it has a slightly strange history, due to repackagings and retitling over the years! Holt had been making music for over a decade by the time of this set – and while he still works with some of the bad-ste ... LP, Vinyl record album

Bunny Lee & Friends

Tape Rolling
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP
Rare gems from the vaults of Jamaican production genius Bunny Lee – material cut mostly at his home studio, in the company of some very good friends and musical associates – hence the artist listing on the set! Some of the cuts here are from rare dubplates or acetates, others are ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP
Rare work from Jimmy Riley – a 70s singer who never fully got his due, but who rubbed shoulders with all the best on the Kingston scene, and made some mighty great music in the process! Jimmy's the father of Taurus Riley – the contemporary vocalist – but may well be a more ... LP, Vinyl record album
Basic Replay (Germany), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
A lost gem, finally reissued! Hudson's voice as a producer remains one of the most unique and idiosyncratic of his era, and this first LP issued under his own name stands as a shining document of his genius. Cut very near the time of his classic dub side Pick A Dub, this album shares the haunting ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan/Antarctica Starts Here, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
Bad-stepping sounds from The Uniques – a really hip Jamaican vocal group, and one who sing with an edge that's maybe even sharper than some of their contemporaries! At first listen, the warmth of their harmonies is as sweet as you might expect – but as the music moves on, they open up ... LP, Vinyl record album

Kingstonians

Sufferer
Trojan/Antarctica Starts Here, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Studio One, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A heavy package of treasures from the vaults of Studio One – tracks from the early days of the label that really illustrate the special touch that Studio One had right from the start! The work here is some of the most soulful from the early years of reggae – Jamaican music that's ... CD

Lloyd Parks & We The People

Meet The People
Parks/Pressure Sounds (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
An incredibly righteous set from Lloyd Parks and his We The People band – a record that may well even top some of the most soulful sets of the roots reggae years! Parks is both bassist and singer on the set – and his strong tones on the bottom really define the slow-stepping rhythms ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dub Store (Japan), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
An incredible first chapter of the solo career of Bunny Wailer – material recorded during the same time as the rise of the larger Wailers trio, but which has a special sort of vibe overall – a quality that maybe even predates some of the righteous sounds that Bob Marley would give the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dub Store (Japan), Late 60s. 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
 
Updated August 11, 2020


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