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Reggae — Recently Added

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


Bunny Lee & Friends

Tape Rolling
Pressure Sounds (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
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 ... CD
Soul Jazz/Studio One (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP
An excellent compilation that's very much in the spirit of the 100% Dynamite sets on Soul Jazz! This time, Soul Jazz dig through the vaults of the legendary Studio One catalog – some of the most important reggae and rocksteady ever recorded, virtually all of it produced under the tutelage of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Studio One/Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
Rocksteady's got plenty of soul – so much so that the Jamaican style of the late 60s was also a huge influence on the sound of London as well! The music here is from a fantastic moment when Studio One was able to capture some of the best changing sounds in Kingston – older modes ... CD

Derrick Harriott & The Crystalites

Undertaker (with bonus tracks)
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1970. New Copy 2CD
A massive package – the full rare Undertaker album from Derrick Harriott & The Crystalites, plus an insane amount of bonus tracks too! The core album is instrumental – a wicked set of rhythms from The Crystalites, a group who have a vibe that's right up there with the best of the ... CD

Augustus Pablo

Dubbing In A Africa
Abraham/Get On Down, Late 70s. New Copy
CD...$6.99 14.98
Uber-classic dub from Augustus Pablo! Dubbing In A Africa was produced by Pablo and features a rhythm section of Bingy Bunny, Sly & Robbie and Gladdy. Here they deliver a nice, tight set of tunes which like many of Pablo's other classics, veer closer to rhythm workouts than deep space dub ... CD

Bob Marley & The Wailers

Kaya (half speed master)
Island, 1977. New Copy (reissue)
Sweet grooves from the great Bob Marley – a set cut at a time when Marley was really riding his international fame – and able to create the kind of music that reached out way more than conventional reggae! The Kingston roots of the sound are still very firmly in place – but there' ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mango/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy (reissue)
It's the early 80s, but Toots Hibbert still has lots of older rocksteady modes in his music – maybe warmed up a bit by some of the wider reach that was allowed by the Island Records placement of albums like this! Yet despite any temptation to make things sound a bit more crossover, the ... 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
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1968. New Copy (reissue)
A classic album from the late 60s run of Trojan producer Dandy – working here under the guise of Brother Dan All-Stars – with a lineup that features some secret help from the rest of the Trojan scene! The groove is mostly rocksteady, with the strongly soulful current that Dandy brought ... LP, Vinyl record album
Numero, 1980s/1990s. New Copy
A unique mix of 80s era digital reggae and electro soul from Miami singer Dhaima – definitely one of the cooler, more uncategorizable Numero discoveries in their post-1970s oeuvre! Love Lasts Forever has 5 long-ish jams that kicks off with "Reggae On Sunset" – starting strong ... LP, Vinyl record album

Clancy Eccles/The Dynamites

Freedom/Fire Corner (plus bonus tracks)
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1969. New Copy 2CD
A pair of gems from the early years of reggae – stacked back to back in a 2CD set, along with a huge amount of bonus tracks too! First up is the legendary Freedom album from Clancy Eccles – one of the first great talents to emerge in the Jamaican scene of the 60s – a singer whose ... CD
Earthquake/17 North Parade, 1977. New Copy 2CD
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 ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. New Copy
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 ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Mindblowing sounds from the great Bunny Lee – and exactly the kind of collection that makes us love the Pressure Sounds label so much! The track selection is wonderful – and most numbers are balanced in a unique space between reggae and rocksteady, and often have some crucial ... CD

Don Drummond

Don Cosmic
Studio One, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Skin Flesh & Bones

Dub In Blood
Sunshot/Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
A real dub rarity – a set that was originally issued in two different versions, both with different tracks – both in very small pressings! This excellent version from Pressure Sounds combines all the cuts from both discs – in a superb package of stripped-down dubs built around ... 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
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
Fashion/Soul Jazz (UK), 1980s/1990s. New Copy 2 CDs
An overdue look at London's Fashion Records label – an important reggae imprint that was to the British scene of the late 20th Century what Trojan was in the 70s! But Fashion also had a quality that did them one better – they recorded and issued work that originated in the UK – ... CD
Island, 1977. New Copy (reissue)
Maybe the best place to start if you're looking to dive into the short but incredible legacy of music left behind by Bob Marley – as the album marked a real global turning point for the singer, and includes a number of tracks that are still his standout classics after all these years! The ... LP, Vinyl record album
EMI/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy (reissue)
One of the most righteous albums ever recorded by Peter Tosh – as you might guess from the title and cover! Tosh could be great on other themes – but this set has him picking up even more politics than usual – maybe a bit late in the roots game, but able to find a way to bring ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mango/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
One of the greatest mainstream 70s efforts from Lee Scratch Perry – a wonderful collaboration with Jah Lion – who serves up rhymes of knowledge and wisdom over some dubby genius from Scratch himself! The album skews towards the roots side of the spectrum, but has a looser, more open ... LP, Vinyl record album
High Note/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
Pivotal early dancehall work from the Kingston scene – all of it produced by the legendary Sonia Pottinger, almost all of it issued on her short-lived Dance Hall label! The music here shares some of the qualities of the emerging mode at other labels – but unlike, say, Studio one – ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD
Tremendous work from Junior Byles – a singer with a sweet voice that would have been right at home in the rocksteady years, but which is maybe even more powerful here in a roots session produced by Lee Scratch Perry! That special Perry magic really helps balance things out with Junior's ... CD
Island, 1970s. New Copy (reissue)
One of the best-selling albums ever from Bob Marley – a classic collection of work from his all-too-short career – and one that's gone onto become as famous as Marley's individual records themselves! The collection really allows all the classics to resonate strongly, in a track order ... LP, Vinyl record album

Bob Marley & The Wailers

Survival (half speed master)
Island, 1979. New Copy (reissue)
One of the sharpest, most righteous albums from Bob Marley – in case you couldn't guess from the title, which is his response to a recent assassination attempt! The whole thing's got a very classic vibe – and the lyrics have even more of a political current than some of Marley's other ... LP, Vinyl record album

Bob Marley & The Wailers

Uprising (half speed master)
Island, 1980. New Copy (reissue)
The last studio album issued by Bob Marley during his too-short lifetime – and the kind of record that continued to keep him at the top of the global scene – not just a reggae star, but a worldwide superstar who would have kept the fire burning for decades! The group is rock-solid ... LP, Vinyl record album

Bob Marley & The Wailers

Confrontation (half speed master)
Island, 1983. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A posthumous album from the great Bob Marley – but one that's every bit as important as all the classics that were released during his too-short lifetime! The record really continues that righteous power of the later Bob Marley years on Island – that global scope in both the music's ... 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
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
Mango/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
A lost roots classic from the under-discovered I Jah Man Levi – a fantastically righteous artist, working here on a set that even stands apart from some of the best of the Island Records scene at the time! The production is great – handled by Ijahman and Geoffrey Chung – a bit ... LP, Vinyl record album

Toots & The Maytals

Toots Live (180 gram pressing)
Island/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy (reissue)
A triumphant live performance from Toots Hibbert and The Maytals – recorded in London at a time when the group was really riding high – able to serve up their music with a sense of majesty that really fit the spirit of the larger arena! The tunes are mostly classics, but they've got a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mango/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy (reissue)
A new chapter in dub from Aswad – a set that points the way towards so many shifts that would take place in the music over the next few years – including the use of digital elements, and the rise of On-U Sound as well – all coming from crucial sounds created here on an Island ... LP, Vinyl record album
Island/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 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
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
Fantastic stuff – and a record that's as much an early 70s reggae set as it is a strong bit of east coast soul – Kingston rhythms mixed with fantastic harmonies that maybe echo more of the East Coast group soul modes than some of the earlier Jamaican groups of the 60s! The choice of ... 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 Scott

To Love Somebody
Klik/Freestyle (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
Warmly wonderful early work from William Bunny Clarke – billed here under a different name, but the same singer who'd rise to great fame a few years later as Bunny Rugs in Third World! The vibe here is different than his hits with that group – more laidback and mellow, with great ... LP, Vinyl record album
Harlem Shuffle (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A heady helping of rare singles from the farther reaches of the indie scene in early reggae – labels that include Duke, Grape, Black Swan, Blue Cat, and Attack – all tiny companies that are now part of the larger Trojan Records empire! The work here is nicely varied – as many ... LP, Vinyl record album

Bobby Kalphat & The Sunshine All Stars

Zion Hill
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1977. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A fantastic album of melodica grooves – right up there with the famous work of Augustus Pablo, and done in a very similar mode! The backings are deep and dubby – heavy on bass and riffing guitar, with a brooding energy that's really contrasted by the lighter, more melodic elements of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
The classic full length debut of I Roy on record – although by this point, his reputation on the Kingston scene had already been set! Heavyweight producer Gussie Clarke decided to make a move into the Dee Jay realm in the early 70s and recruited microphone fiend I Roy to chat up some of his ... LP, Vinyl record album

Lee Scratch Perry

Heavy Rain
On-U Sound (UK), 2019. New Copy
A dubbed-up remake of Lee Scratch Perry's excellent Rainford album – done in strong partnership with producer Adrian Sherwood, and featuring guest help from a host of talents – including the legendary Brian Eno, and trombonist Vin Gordon! The sound here is right up there with the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
A fantastic tribute to the studio genius of Bunny Lee – and a set that's filled with the kind of tracks that may well knock Lee Scratch Perry right out of the spotlight! Bunny already had a long and varied career in Jamaican music by the time of these tracks – hustling things up right ... CD
Studio One/Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
A set that offers up a slightly different look at the Studio One label – and at the lovers rock style of reggae that broke big at the end of the 70s! Studio One is often known for its rough-edged early classics – but right from the start, the label had a great ear for soul – ... CD

Don Drummond

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

Delroy Wilson

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
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD
A beautiful collection – a full album and rare tracks from sweet-voiced reggae singer Jimmy London, plus a whole bonus disc of other material produced at Randy's too! The core album, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, is wonderful – recorded by a singer who maybe didn't hit the heights of ... CD
High Note/Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD
An unusual collection of mento material from Jamaica – a later document of sounds that were initially the first on the path towards rocksteady and reggae! Back in the late 50s, Bermuda had calypso and Jamaica had mento – a style that was similar, but which had a slightly different ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD
The long-overdue release of a killer collection of underground ska from the Jamaican scene of the 60s – a package put together by a small London label to feature the best production work of Kingston producer Lindon Pottinger! These cuts lie in the Trojan Records vaults for decades – ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1972. New Copy
A great pair of records – plus a huge amount of bonus tracks too! First up is the debut Reggae Strings album – one of the most unique albums on the Trojan label during the 70s – and a surprising hit for the company too! The approach here is very unusual – as the cuts here ... CD
 
Updated April 17, 2021


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