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


Trojan (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD
A brilliant slice of work from the legendary Lee Scratch Perry – four crucial early 70s albums, brought together in a single 2CD set! All the work here really shows Perry at the cusp – stepping strongly from the soul-influenced sounds of his early years, and working with The Upsetters ... CD
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
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
Version Dread – Dub Specialist
Studio One, Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
A heady set of tracks from the legendary Studio One – served up here in a set that include both alternate "version" takes of famous vocal tunes, originally issued as b-sides on vintage 45s – plus some of the more complicated dubs that came along once reggae production moved ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
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 ... 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
Studio One, 1971. New Copy
A legendary meeting of talents in the Studio One studios – the wickedly-grooving Soul Defenders and the heartbreakingly soulful Freddie McKay – both coming together here on an album that was an instant Studio One classic! The Soul Defenders have a slow-stepping groove with a nice ... 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
Kaya Dub
Kaya/Bond Export, 1975. New Copy
One of those 70s dub albums that's completely mysterious in terms of the cover notes and content – but which hardly needs any information at all to convey the majesty of its music! The album is reportedly one of the first dub records actually pressed in the US, with material sourced from ... LP, Vinyl record album
Federal/Dub Store (Japan), New Copy
Some of the earliest recordings you'll ever hear from the legendary trombonist Rico Rodriguez – sides recorded long before his famous 60s work in ska, and his bit 70s records under his own name – done with a much rootsier groove overall! The setting here is that mode that has the early ... LP, Vinyl record album
Love To Share
Third World/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1979. New Copy
A mighty mature effort from Alton Ellis – one of the most soulful voices in Jamaican music from the 60s onward – working here on a later London session done in collaboration with the great Jackie Mittoo! The album's got a bit of a lovers rock vibe, but also hearkens back to an older ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. New Copy
Woah! Don't get caught in the crossfire! I Roy takes on Prince Jazzbo, and luckily for us, Tubby's not taking sides, cutting mad versions and heavy dubs as the two Dee Jays trade barbs, rhymes and witty rejoinders for a battle on wax that lasted quite a few rounds! This great set by Pressure ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dub Store (Japan), 1988. New Copy
A classic album of dubplate "specials" – all put together by King Tubby, the man who claims to have invented the style at the start of the 70s! As you might know, dubplates were special acetate versions of tunes that were coveted by DJs in Kingston – tracks that were pressed ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dub Store (Japan), 1988. New Copy
A classic album of dubplate "specials" – all put together by King Tubby, the man who claims to have invented the style at the start of the 70s! As you might know, dubplates were special acetate versions of tunes that were coveted by DJs in Kingston – tracks that were pressed ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1970. New Copy
A stunning example of the way that the harmony trio had developed in late 60s Jamaica – a short but fantastic evolution of a mode that began in American soul, yet quickly expanded into something else entirely during the rocksteady years – to the point where it became the global calling ... CD
Island, 1970s. New Copy 2LP 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
Soul Jazz (UK), Early 60s. New Copy 2LP
Original ska sounds from the originators themselves – 20 incredible numbers by the Skatalites & friends – with many of their most essential recordings, and rare stunners, to boot! The period in focus here is the initial few years of The Skatalites as a bonafide band, but the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Studio One Funk
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP
Unhh!! Studio One plus funk, what more need we say?! Coxsone Dodd and company get down with the get down, and in this case, that's some pretty good company, with Sound Dimension, Cedric Brooks, Jackie Mittoo, Pablove Black, Alton Ellis, Vin Gordon and a whole mess of the baddest cats in Jamaica ... LP, Vinyl record album
Studio One Ska
Soul Jazz/Studio One (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2LP
Another chapter in the Studio One story, as told by the top notch selectors at Soul Jazz, and as with the earlier editions in their Studio One series, this one's another mighty batch of Jamaican rhythm and blues. Like so many other Coxsone Dodd productions, you can hear the foundations of many ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), Early 60s. New Copy
Original ska sounds from the originators themselves – 20 incredible numbers by the Skatalites & friends – with many of their most essential recordings, and rare stunners, to boot! The period in focus here is the initial few years of The Skatalites as a bonafide band, but the ... CD
 
Updated October 20, 2017


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