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Classic sounds from Kingston and beyond -- with plenty of roots, rocksteady, dub, and more!


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Ken Tone/Dub Store (Japan), 1965. New Copy
A night in Jamaica, circa 1965 – but a record that's got more than enough Latin touches to be titled A Night In Havana, too! Pianist Cecil Lloyd steps away from more familiar Jamaican styles of the time, to work with small combo backing that's much more in the mode of the best Latin pianists ... CD
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Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. New Copy
Booming dubs from Lee Perry and his Upsetters – masters and dub plates from the Black Ark archives – prime unreleased material put together by Pressure Sounds! Roaring Lion has 16 tracks, 11 of which are from one mastertape full of top shelf dubs, and the other 5 are heretofore ... CD
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Island (Japan), 1978/1979. New Copy
2 great lost roots albums from the underrated Ijahman Levi! At the cusp of the 80s he appeared poised to achieve the level of dominance over the Jamaican scene like Burning Spear held in the early 70s, only to leave us with these 2 monumental recordings and labor quietly for the rest of his career. ... CD
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Jah Life In Dub
Deeper Knowledge, Early 80s. New Copy
A never-issued record from Jah Life – and one that stands with the best dub efforts from the time! The set features wicked rhythms from the Roots Radics band, recorded at Channel One – then mixed into sublime echoey territory by Scientist, with a style that's every bit as his own great ... CD
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Mango, 1970s. Near Mint-
Another volume of this "loss leader" type collection, bringing together some of the more memorable tunes from the Island catalog of the 70s : "This Is Reggae Music" by Zap Pow, "I Shot The Sheriff" & "Concrete Jungle" by the Wailers, "The World Is ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Buffalo Soldiers/Buffalo Dub
Tuff Gong, 1983. Very Good+ (pic cover)
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Legend
Island, 1970s. Near Mint- Gatefold
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
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Glad Sounds
Merritone/Dub Store (Japan), 1968. New Copy (reissue)
Sweet instrumental sounds from pianist Gladdy Anderson – working here with superb backings from Lynn Taitt & The Jets – who step back a bit to let the piano take the lead on most numbers! The style is rocksteady, but a nicely laidback version of the groove, too – so that ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Llans Plays It All
SOUL/Dub Store (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
An excellent combo from 60s Jamaica – a group who are equally well skilled at soul, jazz, and a number of other styles too! The groove is less rocksteady than you might expect – although there's plenty of that in the rhythms – and at some level, these guys feel more like some ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Federal/Dub Store (Japan), 1968. New Copy
Some of the grooviest sounds you'll ever hope to hear at a Hilton hotel – a batch of cool 60s tracks by the combo of trumpeter Winston Turner – not just in the Jamaican modes you'd expect from the title, but a mix of jazz, bossa, and other styles too! In fact, the record's got more of ... CD
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Kingston Sounds (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
The title certainly gets it right – as the set's a perfect illustration of that "flying cymbals" sound that made the dubs of Bunny Lee so great – that kind of "splash" in sound that went on to have a huge influence in so many other styles in the decades to come! The ... CD
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Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Attack/Jamaican Recordings (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
The attack is sharp here, but the decay is what really moves us – that slow fade and spacey sound that makes classic dubs like this so great! The package pulls together lots of rare tracks from the Attack label of Bunny Lee – most with music by The Aggrovators, and a whole extra level ... LP, Vinyl record album
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EMI/Capitol/Parlophone, Mid 70s/1980s. Very Good+
A great slice of the latter part of Peter Tosh's career, militant hard roots rock as the title suggests. Production is by Tosh with Robbie Shakespeare for the most part, with 11 numbers in all, including "Coming In Hot", "Don't Look Back", "Pick Myself Up", "Cryst ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Congo Ashanti
VP, 1979. New Copy (reissue)
A sweet 70s classic from the Congos – billed here as just Congo on the cover, but working with that warm trio groove that made them so great in the first place! The instrumentation is smooth, without ever being uptight – nice undercurrents of soul that bubble in the mix, and work well ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Greensleeves/Dub Mir, 1981. New Copy (reissue)
A wicked little record, and one that lives up to its Space Invaders theme right from the start – thanks to a host of sweet electronic touches from Scientist, over a set of killer head-nodding dubs from Roots Radics! The group themselves are in totally top form – massive bass from ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Greensleeves/Dub Mir, 1982. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Greensleeves/Dub Mir, 1980. New Copy (reissue)
Scientist and Prince Jammy go head to head here – each mixing five dubs apiece, both with core elements supplied by the Roots Radics Band! Henry Junjo Lawes arranges the core group, and comes up with excellent bottom-heavy sounds that are a perfect base for either mixologist – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Greensleeves/Dub Mir, 1980. New Copy (reissue)
It's easy to be the Dub Champion when you've got grooves this good – wonderful work brewed up at Channel One by the Roots Radics band, then reworked entirely by the mighty Scientist at the helm of King Tubby's studio! The talents here are all the best in the Jamaican underground of the time ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
 
Updated August 30, 2015


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