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Ariwa, 2018. New Copy
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A new set from the legendary Lee Scratch Perry – but one that does a really great job of getting his classic Black Ark sound completely right! The tunes are spare, stark, and never too overproduced – at least not in a slick or commercial way – as there's lots of dark corners, ... CD
Studio One, 1979. New Copy
A key moment in the career of the legendary Freddie McGregor – easily one of the best-known voices in reggae in the post-Marley years! The set captures Freddie at his youthful best – coming off of time doing vocal group work, but really shining strongly as a lead singer on his own ... CD
Meet The People (with bonus tracks)
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
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 ... CD
Trojan, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 6LP
A fantastic tribute to one of the greatest reggae labels of all time – one that features 12 sides of pure Trojan Records greatness – all packed in a very limited package, too! The set features super-heavy vinyl – actually nicer than Trojan pressings from the 70s – and the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
None A Jah Jah Children
17 North Parade, Mid 70s. New Copy
Righteous sounds from Ras Michael and The Sons Of Negus – easily one of the most powerful groups of the rastafari years in reggae! The album's got a very deep feel right from the start – not just because the lyrics and vocals are very powerful, but also because the group features a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP
An album that definitely earns its title – as it marks the renewed strength of the Studio One label in the late 70s – an era when much of the reggae mainstream had moved to the major labels, but the tiny Jamaican indie was well-poised to stand supreme in the new wave of dancehall sides ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1970. New Copy
A set that's not only a classic collection of early Jamaican gems on Trojan Records – but one that also stands as a fantastic tribute to the studio genius of early reggae producer Leslie Kong! Kong had an ear that was crucial to the rocksteady scene at the end of the 60s – and here, ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
A pair of Trojan Records compilations – back to back on a single CD! Both of these sets are way more than just collections of early rocksteady and reggae – as the set list of both records was surprisingly special – and often included some obscurities from Trojan, and well as ... CD
VP, Mid 90s. New Copy 2CD & DVD
A much-needed look at the mighty talents of one of the key forces of the dancehall explosion at the end of the 80s – producer Bobby Digital, whose work in the studio helped Jamaican music find a whole new audience in the decade to come! Bobby's ear for rhythms and basslines is fantastic ... CD
VP, Early 90s. New Copy 2CD & DVD
A much-needed look at the mighty talents of one of the key forces of the dancehall explosion at the end of the 80s – producer Bobby Digital, whose work in the studio helped Jamaican music find a whole new audience in the decade to come! Bobby's ear for rhythms and basslines is fantastic ... CD
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
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
Two classic albums by The Ethiopians – plus bonus tracks too! Reggae Power may have the name of the growing Jamaican genre in its title, but the set's still heavy on the rocksteady and ska rhythms that first provided fire for the sharp vocals of The Ethiopians – the trio's great way of ... 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
Striker Showcase
17 North Parade, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD
Massive music from Hammond legend Jackie Mittoo – working here over a host of dubby rhythms recorded by Bunny Striker Lee – in a set that's overflowing with great instrumentals! Jackie plays plenty of Hammond – as you've heard on his contributions to countless other Jamaican ... 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
Joe Gibbs/17 North Parade, 1978. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
 
Updated February 24, 2018


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