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Reggae — Recently Added

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


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
Treasure Isle/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD
Incredible work from the mighty Alton Ellis – one of the first soul singers to emerge in Jamaica during the 60s – presented here on a famous greatest hits album, which is then expanded with the addition of 37 more bonus tracks! Alton Ellis was a key figure in the shift towards more ... CD

Vulcans/Colonel Elliott & The Lunatics

Star Trek (maroon vinyl pressing)
Trojan/Real Gone, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
One of the strangest albums ever issued on Trojan Records – a moogy reggae set that's all instrumental, and which is almost a Kingston answer to the music of Perry & Kingsley, and other synth pop experimenters of the time! The set's actually got more Arp than moog, but still follows the ... 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
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

Tennors & Friends

Reggae Girl
Trojan/Grover (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
A smoking slice of work from The Tennors – plus some great cuts by other "friends" on the Jamaican scene of the late 60s! The group really shine on their own singles, then step aside to let some other artists come in too – almost all with a similar mix of soul and rocksteady ... CD
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
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
Dub Store (Japan), Late 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Sweet digital dancehall – served up here in a collection that does a great job of looking at the deeper side of the scene in the late 80s! All tracks here appeared on the Redman International label, and there's definitely a number of versions handled by the Redman himself – but only ... 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
17 North Parade, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP
Raw and soulful Jamaican rocksteady – first class in quality and first class stylistically – strongly representative of the brief, but pivotal rocksteady sound that presaged the reggae revolution to come! The sound essentially stripped some of the bigger arrangements of Jamaican ska ... LP, Vinyl record album

Dandy (Dandy Livingstone)

Dandy Returns (orange vinyl pressing)
Trojan/Real Gone, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
Dandy Livingstone steps off the plane on the cover – but the music inside is a key example of the work he was doing overseas – as Dandy produced the whole set of recordings in the late 60s London scene, where he was serving as a key bridge between that city and Kingston – as part ... LP, Vinyl record album
Treasure Isle/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1968. New Copy (reissue)
Seminal Duke Reid productions from the key rocksteady years – and a set that shows just how much the rhythm was changing things on the Jamaican scene, both at a vocal and instrumental level! There's a slow-loping vibe to most of these tracks – an approach that really sets the scene for ... LP, Vinyl record album
Grover (UK), 2018. New Copy
A great return to form for one of the greatest female singers of the 70s reggae scene – the lovely Susan Cadogan, who works here in a format that really lets her hit all the right sort of vibes! Rhythms are full, but laidback – and Susan's voice is beautifully upfront, maybe a bit ... LP, Vinyl record album
Greensleeves (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Full strength roots from Dr Aminatado! In a perfect world, this album would need no introduction from us – it's classic caliber to say the least! For those yet to visit the doctor, this is the perfect perscription –in which Dr Alimantado and Lee Scratch Perry lead you through a top ... LP, Vinyl record album

Lee Scratch Perry

Return Of Pipecock Jackson
Black Star Liner/Honest Jons (UK), 1979. New Copy
One of the ultimate moments from the legendary Lee Scratch Perry – the set of recordings that shut down the Black Ark studios – and which helped build a bridge to the European scene that would help keep Perry's music alive for the next few decades! The sound of the album is even more ... LP, Vinyl record album

Lee Perry & The Upsetters

Double Seven
Trojan/Antarctica Starts Here, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
Brilliant early work from Lee Perry & The Upsetters – and an album that already shows that Perry's got a fantastic production style firmly in place! The rhythms are great – the kind of laidback, bad-stepping grooves you'd expect from The Upsetters – but there's also a special ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
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 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
The first collection we've ever seen to do justice to the Brown Sugar trio from the UK reggae scene of the late 70s – a group who do a fantastic job of merging older sweet soul styles with a new lovers' vibe, all in a mode that's completely sublime! The group's noteworthy as the starting ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1982. New Copy
A fantastic set from a very righteous group – one whose name means "unity" in Swahili, and who definitely work here with such a groove! The album's got a perfect blend of rockers energy and deeper dubby sensibilities – very complex in construction, but coming across with this ... LP, Vinyl record album
Studio One/Soul Jazz (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
Some of the most righteous music ever recorded at Studio One – tracks that rival the most progressive American soul music of the 70s in terms of political message and cultural empowerment! Studio One always worked at levels that drew strongly from American soul – but here, the sounds ... CD
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
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

Alborosie & The Wailers

Alborosie Meets Roots Radics
VP, 2019. New Copy
Italian-born, Kingston-based, legit Rastafari and reggae to his very soul Alborosie doing what he seems to do best these days – collaborating with Jamaican icons, this time the legendary Roots Radics – delivering a surprisingly wonderful dub here with classic level rhythms and spacey ... 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 ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD
A trio of classic albums produced by Linval Thompson – with lots of bonus tracks too! First up is Linval's I Love Marijuana record – an album with a striking title – and a set that really marked the full promise of Linval Thompson in the 70s – a dubby classic that's every ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), 1966. New Copy 2CD
One of the most unusual albums on the legendary Treasure Isle label – issued here with 46 bonus tracks too! Independence Jump Up Calypso is one of the most unusual records Duke Reid ever released – a set of mento, not rocksteady or ska – not entirely calypso, but with a similar ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD
Killer Jamaican grooves from one of the hippest, most unusual producers on the Kingston scene of the 60s – the legendary Sonia Pottinger, one of the few female forces working in ska and rocksteady at the time! Sonia had a great ear that was very close to the ground – able to pick up on ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy 2CD
Two early classics from Lee Perry & The Upsetters – back to back in a single set, with an insane number of bonus tracks too! Clint Eastwood is a record that furthers the idea of the outlaw in reggae – as Lee Perry takes the Upsetters past the safer territory of ska and rocksteady, ... CD

Bob Marley & The Wailers

Soul Rebels
Trojan/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1970. New Copy
A record that's got maybe the cheesiest cover of any album by Bob Marley – and a set that's a bit notorious, too – as producer Lee Perry never shared money with the Wailers for the first few years of release! Still, the package is a key part of the Bob Marley story – especially ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD
A treasure trove of reggae, rocksteady, and blue beat work from the late 60s – all of it originally released under the guidance of producer Dandy – also a reggae artists of his own, with roots in Kingston, and working here with a big impact on the UK scene! The albums here were all ... CD
Treasure Isle/Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2 CDs
Four albums' worth of vintage ska from the Jamaican scene – presented here with a heck of a lot of bonus tracks too! These tracks are the real deal – some of the earliest tracks to be circulated under the name of the new style – and the sorts of songs that just about everyone ... CD

Desmond Dekker & The Aces

Action/Intensified (with bonus tracks)
Beverley's/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2 CDs
A pair of early albums from Desmond Dekker & The Aces – both done right before the Jamaican group exploded with global fame – and were completely at the top of their powers! Actually, Dekker never seemed to falter at all – and right from the start, he's tremendous – ... CD

Eek-A-Mouse

Wa-Do-Dem
Greensleeves, 1981. New Copy (reissue)
Eek-A-Mouse's early 80s classic – and the benchmark meeting between the wildly unique deejay and vocalist with producer Henry Junjo Lawes! The Mouse is out front of stellar rootsy backing by The Roots Radics Band. Titles Include "Ganja Smuggling", "Long Time Ago", "O ... LP, Vinyl record album

Bunny Wailer

Dubd'sco Vol 1
Solomonic/Dub Store (Japan), 1978. New Copy
A fantastic underground gem from Bunny Wailer – one of the rare albums issued on his heady Solomonic label – an imprint that featured some of his most righteous material on record! As you'd guess from the title and the somewhat unprepossessing cover, the style here is heavily dubby ... CD
Federal/Dub Store (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy
Killer work from a time when the Jamaican music scene was really coming into its own – served up here from the vaults of Federal Records, who were one of the key imprints helping capture the new Kingston sounds of the 60s! Federal already had roots in Jamaican jazz and other styles, which ... CD

Augustus Pablo & King Tubby

Messenger
Griffiths (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
Never-issued work from the legendary Agusutus Pablo – one of the few cats in the world who could ever make a melodica sound like a super-trippy instrument! Here, Pablo's working with King Tubby at the controls – a magical pairing that sounds every bit as wonderful here as it did on a ... CD
Midnight Rock/Roots (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)
A set that brings together the first two albums from one of the great, if less-remembered talents of the 80s DJ scene in Jamaican music – an artist with a raw, biting approach to his words – which are laid out in an almost-languid sort of way that really fits the digital beats and ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), 1969. New Copy
The title track is the big hit by James Taylor – but don't hold that against The Gaylads, as the trio make the tune very much their own – as they do with all the fantastic material in this set! The group work here with superb production from Leslie Kong – slow-burning rocksteady ... CD

Tennors & Friends

Another Scorcher
Grover (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
A definite scorcher from The Tennors – a set that's overflowing with soulful harmonies from the rocksteady trio – and which also includes a few cuts by choice contemporaries as well! The rhythms here are in the best late 60s Kingston modes – plenty of pre-reggae soulful sounds ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1973. New Copy
A killer double-length set of work from Desmond Dekker – one that's put together by Trojan Records to feature all the lesser-known and unreleased tracks that Desmond recorded during the years of his initial hits! As such, the album's a treasure trove of work that goes way past the oft-issued ... CD

Lee Scratch Perry & The Upsetters

Upsetter/Scratch The Upsetter Again
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy
A pair of classic Lee Scratch Perry albums – back to back on a single CD! First up is the legendary Upsetter record – revolutionary at the time, still great today – and done with a spare sound that displays the roots of his unique approach! These early tracks don't have the ... CD

Dave & Ansell Collins

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

Derrick Harriott & The Crystalites

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

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
Trojan/Be With (UK), 1974. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
Fantastic work from Marcia Griffiths – the Jamaican singer who first rose to fame in the duo of Bob & Marcia – but who already sounds very much her own woman on this classic set from the 70s! The groove is as much funky soul as it is reggae – in fact maybe more the former ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mango/Get On Down, 1976. New Copy
A Dee Jay classic from the Dub Organiser! One of the first LPs to break large on the international scene, and certainly one of the first Dee Jay records to do so, this Channel One Hoo Kim production features the Ragnam Piza toasting mightily over some fat rhythms provided Benbow & Sly, Family ... 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
 
Updated April 04, 2020


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