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


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Burning Sounds (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
A UK reggae classic from Revelation – a London group who can come on with the smooth soul of a lover's rock lineup, yet still hit some of the righteous social currents of the roots years – a blend that some of their contemporaries would soon take to much wider fame! Yet after the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Guerilla Dub
Burning Sounds (UK), 1978. New Copy
A dub album as powerful as the image on its cover – mixed to perfection by Ossie Hibbert, with a nearly sci-fi blend of darkness and electricity! The core tracks were laid down by the Aggrovators and Revolutionaries at King Tubby's studio in Kingston – but it really seems to be Hibbert ... CD
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Lonely Man
Burning Sounds (UK), 1978. New Copy
Hard to imagine Pat Kelly being a lonely man at all – given how great his vocals are on this set! Pat's almost as much a soul singer as he is a reggae one – bringing an older style of Jamaican soul into play with hipper 70s rhythms – all in a mode that's part lovers rock, but ... CD
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Rock Steady Greatest Hits
Merritone/Dub Store (Japan), 1968. New Copy
The notes on the back proclaim the set as a real party record – and from the sounds within, we can certainly agree – given that the whole thing has a grooving approach that's not that different from American soul instrumental albums of the 60s! Guitarist Lynn Taitt is right out front ... CD
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Shalom Dub
Jamaican Recordings (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
The dub LP from King Tubby & The Aggrovators – 1975's Shalom Dub, mixed at King Tubby's and produced by Bunny Striker Lee. A bit of an overlooked set of dubs, generally not highly regarded or really even acknowledged on the same level as other Tubby dub sets of the era, but the hazy ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A great set of purely classic level Studio One material – great stuff from the early 60s onward to around 1980 – and unfailingly amazing all the way through! Studio One opened up in the fall of '63, and soon after, the best of the best of Jamaican music greats of the time were wanting ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Dug Out (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)
A record that will definitely send you to the promised land – thanks to its wonderful use of dub-style production, which creates waves and waves of heavenly sound! The tracks are long and open-ended – much more so than some of the shorter dubs of the time – served up in these ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Burning Sounds (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
Hard to imagine Pat Kelly being a lonely man at all – given how great his vocals are on this set! Pat's almost as much a soul singer as he is a reggae one – bringing an older style of Jamaican soul into play with hipper 70s rhythms – all in a mode that's part lovers rock, but ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mod Mod Ranglin
Dub Store/Federal (Japan), 1966. New Copy (reissue)
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One of those key 60s records that reminds us why Ernest Ranglin's always been one of the most unique talents on the electric guitar – partly a jazzman, and partly a formative force in the early sound of rocksteady and reggae on the Jamaican scene – as you'll hear on this sweet ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mod Mod Ranglin
Dub Store/Federal (Japan), 1966. New Copy (reissue)
LP...$21.99 22.98 (CD)
One of those key 60s records that reminds us why Ernest Ranglin's always been one of the most unique talents on the electric guitar – partly a jazzman, and partly a formative force in the early sound of rocksteady and reggae on the Jamaican scene – as you'll hear on this sweet ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soul Jazz (UK), Early 60s. New Copy 3CD
An incredible set of music – the roots of so many sounds to come in Jamaica, all pulled from the early pre-Studio One recordings of the legendary Clement Dodd! The music here is much more strongly tied to American styles – and in fact, some cuts could easily pass for soul and R&B ... CD
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Soul Jazz (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Way way more than just the usual roots reggae collection – a stunning set that documents the growth of Rastafari ideals in Jamaican music – with examples that range from years before the birth of reggae, through that style's bit growth in the 70s! The set includes this very large ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Universal Sound/Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP
Killer funky organ – and 100% Dynamite! Jackie Mittoo is one of the all-time great organists – as essential to Jamaica as Booker T was to Memphis, or Jimmy McGriff was to New York. He's legendary these days as the player who completely transformed the Hammond sound with his unique ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Man From Higher Heights (with bonus download)
Soul Jazz (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)
A lost spiritual reggae set from Count Ossie – recorded after his classic Tales Of Mozambique album, but not issued until many years after his death in 1976! The album's shrouded in mystery – released without much in the way of notes, and unclear how much the sounds had transformed ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s. New Copy
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One of the most mysterious Studio One compilations we've ever heard – and one of the grooviest, too! The cuts here are all lost dub tracks from the Studio One vaults – instrumental numbers served up by the likes of Sound Dimension, Brentford All Stars, Soul Defenders, New Establishment ... CD
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Crystal/Dub Store (Japan), 1967. New Copy
A Jamaican soul classic from Derrick Harriot – and a set that really points the way towards reggae sounds to come in the 70s! There's a spare, stripped-down brilliance here that's undeniable – a real focus on Derrick's amazing vocals on the key cuts, plus some contributions from other ... CD
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Guerilla Dub (180 gram pressing)
Burning Sounds (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
A dub album as powerful as the image on its cover – mixed to perfection by Ossie Hibbert, with a nearly sci-fi blend of darkness and electricity! The core tracks were laid down by the Aggrovators and Revolutionaries at King Tubby's studio in Kingston – but it really seems to be Hibbert ... LP, Vinyl record album
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On-U Sound (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)
Seminal sounds from the On-U Sound label – and a record that perhaps provides one of the most lasting illustration of the label's genius! African Head Charge work in this unique blend of Jamaican dub, British post-punk electronics, and some earthier textures that might be more at home in ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Llans Plays It All
SOUL/Dub Store (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Burning Sounds (UK), 1979. New Copy 2 CDs
A pair of albums from Revelation – back to back in a single set! First up is Book Of Revelation – a UK reggae classic from Revelation – a London group who can come on with the smooth soul of a lover's rock lineup, yet still hit some of the righteous social currents of the roots ... CD
 
Updated August 24, 2016


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