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Reggae — Recently Added

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


King Tubby

Concrete Jungle Dub
Dub Store (Japan), 1976. New Copy
A 70s dub masterpiece – and one of the records that really set the standard for the genre! Producer Winston Riley first rose to reggae fame in the Techniques, but here he's a master of the instrumental mode – working with a group of all-star musicians at Harry J's and King Tubby's ... CD
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
Lion Kingdom/Hot Milk (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
CD...$6.99 13.99
Great lost work from the UK scene of the early 80s – self-produced, self-released work from I Benjahman – an artist who was strongly inspired by the more righteous side of the Kingston scene of the decade before! Most of these tracks have a groove that's mighty lean, and beautifully ... CD
Hot Milk (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy 2CD
CD...$6.99 13.99
Heavy club mixes from Linval Thompson – key work from that time when the 12" single really opened up the sonic possibilities of reggae! The work here is either by Thompson, or some of his frequent collaborators on his Strong Like Sampson label – and titles include mixes of "Mr ... CD
Pressure Drop (UK), 1965/1966/1968/1969/1970. New Copy 5 CDs
CD...$6.99 13.99
A sweet package of vintage ska from one of the originators – a set that includes five albums from Laurel Aitken, each in their original sleeves, packaged in one nicely-priced slipcover collection! The music includes rare albums from the Rio and Pama labels – most originally issued in ... CD
Hot Milk (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
CD...$6.99 13.99
Legendary early 70s Upsetters instrumentals – a brilliant, soulful batch of Jamaican versions produced by Lee Scratch Perry – and unlike the Trojan release from around the same time, this one was released with Scratch's full involvement! Fantastic work that sounds great to this day, ... CD
Hot Milk (UK), 1978. New Copy
CD...$6.99 13.99
A mighty cool little package – one that features both the full Planet Earth album, and the Planet Mars Dub version of the record – presented in a great style that features the albums intertwined, so that each regular track followed by the dub version! The Mighty Diamonds' vocals are ... CD
Pressure Drop (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 2CD
CD...$6.99 13.99
A far ranging anthology of material from the British reggae and ska pioneer Laurel Aitken – 2CDs featuring early material from the late 50s to late 60s – and a second disc featuring material from '69 to 89! The first disc features numbers that start with kind of mento or Caribbean ... CD
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

Lee Perry & The Upsetters

Scratch The Upsetter Again
Trojan/Antarctica Starts Here, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
Nice batch of early 70s cuts by Lee Perry, replete with his unique approach and the roots of the out there production and songwriting skills that Lee would use to transform Jamaican music for decades to come! Taken from the LPs Scratch The Upsetter Again and Eastwood Rides Again, filled with the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
Pure gold from the earliest years of the Studio One label – great tracks that really sum up the special sort of genius that the label helped allow! As you might guess from the "freedom sounds" in the title, the late 60s marked a new period of independent action in Jamaica – a ... 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
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/1980s. New Copy
A surprisingly strong collection of reggae recorded in Boston during the 80s – or maybe not that surprising at all, given that the city had a growing Caribbean population, and a very strong college audience for the music! Still, the package is a huge discovery – strong quality work ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1968. New Copy
A rocksteady classic from The Ethiopians – but a set that also has plenty more going on as well! The duo work here as a Jamaican counterpart to American soul groups – one of the first and best to hit the Kingston scene – but they also open themselves up to lots of other ideas in ... 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

Susan Cadogan

Girl Who Cried
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 ... CD
Trojan/Get On Down, 1969. New Copy (reissue)
Fantastic early material from Lee Scratch Perry! "Return Of Django" references the Italian western theme in the title, but the sound is pure Kingston, pre-Black Ark – with a wicked organ line bubbling and dipping throughout the instrumental – while a tenor gets all crazy and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Upsetter (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 4LP
Lost nuggets from the legendary Blak Ark studio of Lee Scratch Perry – material recorded in the final years before the destruction of the studio – augmented here by Scratch, with help from Dennis Bovell on bass, Hughie Izachaar on guitar, Sylford Walker and Congo Ashanti Roy on vocals, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2LP
A surprisingly strong collection of reggae recorded in Boston during the 80s – or maybe not that surprising at all, given that the city had a growing Caribbean population, and a very strong college audience for the music! Still, the package is a huge discovery – strong quality work ... LP, Vinyl record album
High Note/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
Bob Andy's come a long way here from his earlier work with Marcia Griffiths – taking on some new rasta energy, as you might guess from the title – and singing in an even headier style than before! The set was recorded at Treasure Isle, with bad-stepping rhythms from Sly & Robbie, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sonic Sounds/Acid Jazz (UK), 1984. New Copy (reissue)
A really great album 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 echoey basslines! Early B's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Get On Down, 1969. New Copy (reissue)
A killer cut from one of the most strangely-named acts to ever record for Trojan Records – a tune aimed specifically at the growing market of young Brits listening to reggae at the end of the 60s – with a fantastic groove that effortlessly blends soul and rocksteady with some very ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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

Johnny Clarke

Creation Rebel
17 North Parade, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Fantastic work from Johnny Clarke – one of the younger Jamaican vocalists to emerge in the 70s – given that he started recording at a time when the music had already crossed the Atlantic and was making some big global waves – leaving it to singers like Johnny to bring the whole ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz/Studio One (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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 – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Studio One/Soul Jazz (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Deep deep sounds from a time when the Jamaican scene was taking off with a new sense of pride and power – not just the roots reggae elements that were hitting big on the global circuit, but also a much richer sense of politics and social action! The work here represents a strong change for ... LP, Vinyl record album
Greensleeves, 1982. New Copy 2LP
A dub landing of massive proportions – served up here on some classic early 80s work by Scientist, who's really making magic in the studio with the sounds of the Roots Radics Band! The tunes are stark, sharp, and very focused – and at some level, the mixologist is maybe keeping himself ... LP, Vinyl record album

Errol Brown & The Revolutionaries

Dubb Everlasting (180 gram pressing)
High Note/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
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 with massive rhythms from The Revolutionaries – but in a session that ... 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
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

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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Dadawah

Peace & Love
Dug Out (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
Hypnotic, spiritually resonant music from Rastafarian singer & hand drummer Ras Michael's Dadawah – with these organic, echoey, atmospheric drums, bass and trippy bits of keyboards – providing a strong, spacious backdrop for the freedom-seeking lyricism! It's very unique stuff, ... 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

Bunny Wailer

Dubd'sco Vol 1
Solomonic/Dub Store (Japan), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dub Store (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy
Very early ska from the Jamaican scene – served up here on a host of rare recordings from Federal Records – an important precursor to Studio One, Treasure Isle, and better-known imprints from later in the decade! While the rhythms here are often hitting the familiar mode of the style, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Island/4 Men With Beards, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
The legendary solo debut of Bunny Wailer – a set that maybe marks him as the most righteous member of The Wailers! The style here is heavy on the roots tip, but there's also a special sort of vibe going on too – these warm currents that are laced with occasional touches of jazz, amidst ... 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
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
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1982. New Copy 2CDs
A pair of near-lost albums – back to back, with bonus tracks too! The core album Rockers From The Land Of Reggae is a fantastic set from a very righteous group – Imojah, whose name means "unity" in Swahili, and who definitely work here with such a groove! The album's got a ... CD

Heptones

Book Of Rules
Jaywax/Get On Down, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
A soulful classic from The Heptones – easily one of the greatest trios to emerge from the Jamaican scene in the late 60s – and one of the few who were really able to evolve their style as the years went on! The style here is to earlier Heptones material as the early 70s Impressions ... LP, Vinyl record album
Studio One/Soul Jazz (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
Deep deep sounds from a time when the Jamaican scene was taking off with a new sense of pride and power – not just the roots reggae elements that were hitting big on the global circuit, but also a much richer sense of politics and social action! The work here represents a strong change for ... CD

Johnny Clarke

Creation Rebel
17 North Parade, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD
Fantastic work from Johnny Clarke – one of the younger Jamaican vocalists to emerge in the 70s – given that he started recording at a time when the music had already crossed the Atlantic and was making some big global waves – leaving it to singers like Johnny to bring the whole ... CD

Ras Michael & The Sons Of Negus

None A Jah Jah Children (with bonus tracks)
17 North Parade, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD
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 ... CD

Errol Brown & The Revolutionaries

Dub Expression
High Note/Dub Store (Japan), 1978. New Copy
The mighty Errol Brown is at the controls in Treasure Isle – reworking some wicked rhythms played by The Revolutionaries – all with the stripped-down vibe of the best underground dub from Kingston in the 70s! Echo is heavy on the bottom-end of the sound – which makes the grooves ... CD
Dub Store (Japan), 1960s. New Copy
Fantastic sounds from the years before reggae became the international sound of Jamaica – music from the island nation's jazz scene, which was at the crossroads of so many different styles of music – jazz from the north, Latin rhythms from Cuba and Puerto Rico, and a fair bit of other ... CD
Treasure Isle/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD
A pair of killer albums from the rocksteady years – back to back in a single set, with a heck of a lot of bonus tracks too! First up is the compilation Greatest Jamaican Beat – also titled Rocksteady Baba Boom Time – seminal Duke Reid productions from the key rocksteady years ... CD
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), 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
 
Updated May 24, 2019


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