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


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
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/Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP
Soul Jazz gets the royal treatment, or should we say gives us the royal treatment! The royal court is in session with a fine, fine batch of today's sound today, another regal dip into the Studio One vaults, showcasing the top male vocal stars in Coxsone Dodd's stable! The set includes both ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP
Sweet Jamaican harmony! Harmony groups form a major piece of the Jamaican music tapestry, and Soul Jazz casts their Studio One-centered spotlight on one of the finest batches of Jamaican ensemble soul around! Covering everything from the rocksteady years on up through the late roots era, the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz/Studio One (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP
Another essential batch of Studio One Soul, every bit as great as the first! 18 more astoundingly great Jamaican renditions of soul and R&B numbers from the hands of Coxsone Dodd and his extraordinary stable of artists, some deeply soulful, and others with a more rootsy, raw grain to them. ... LP, Vinyl record album
Studio One/Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP
Classic Studio instrumentals from the hottest house band in the history of Jamaican music! Alongside the Skatalites the Sound Dimension were responsible for crafting the tunes and rhythms that emanated from Coxsone Dodd's Studio One label from the very dawning of the reggae age, and what better ... LP, Vinyl record album
RAS/Sanctuary/Clocktower, 1981. New Copy
A pair of classics from the mighty Lee Perry! First up is Scratch & Company Chapter 1 – pivotal Black Ark material from Lee Perry – with brilliantly tripped out echoey dub production – and scorching instrumentation laid down by the mighty Upsetters! Split roughly in half ... CD
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
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs
A fantastic overview of sounds from the Jamaican scene in the years before rocksteady and ska really took off – most of them from the hands of groundbreaking producer Clement "Coxone" Dodd – later the driving force behind Studio One! In these early years, Dodd already had ... CD
Satisfaction
Radiation Roots, 1979. New Copy
The soulful Johnny Clarke is in some wonderful company here – working with backing from a version of The Agrovators that features Sly & Robbie on some very modern rhythms, plus lead guitar from Chinna Smith and organ from Winston Wright! The group have a laidback, bad-stepping vibe that ... CD
Dub Store (Japan), Late 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Seminal sounds from King Jammy – a reggae maestro who really made his mark during the dancehall generation with work like this! The set's the third in this excellent series from Dub Store, but has all the freshness of the first two – a great testament to the never-ending genius that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dub Store (Japan), 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
King Jammy may have come to the reggae party a bit later than some of his famous predecessors – but the man's ears and studio talents helped provide a great way for the whole scene to move forward strongly – as you'll hear from these crucial productions from the key dancehall hears! ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dub Store (Japan), Late 80s. New Copy
Seminal sounds from King Jammy – a reggae maestro who really made his mark during the dancehall generation with work like this! The set's the third in this excellent series from Dub Store, but has all the freshness of the first two – a great testament to the never-ending genius that ... CD
Pre-Release Dub
Bond Export, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)
A dub album so mysterious, copies of the set were actually found stuffed inside the wrong record sleeves – which might well testify to the pretty stripped-down packaging of this version of the album! Yet don't judge the book by its cover – as the album's filled with well-crafted dub ... LP, Vinyl record album
People Decision
Radiation Roots, 1977. New Copy
Late 70s material from Derrick Morgan – a singer who first rose to fame during the early ska years of the 60s – but who continued to add his talents to plenty of fine records in the following decade! This set has Morgan working with Bunny Lee – in a mode that's a bit of an update ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jamaican Recordings (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
A great look at one of the most important instrumental groups on the Jamaican scene at the end of the 70s – the mighty Roots Radics, formed around the core of drummer Style Scott, guitarist Bingi Bunny Lamont, and bassist Errol Flabba Holt – a group that came together after the ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP
A fantastic collection that looks at the relationship between American soul and reggae in a very unique way – not the early crossovers of soul and rocksteady in the 60s, but a big wave of disco-inspired sounds in the 70s! The set brings together some great Jamaican and British versions of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP
Great early work from the legendary Studio One – and some important sounds that really show the link between Jamaican reggae and American soul! The grooves at this point draw heavily from the US soul and R&B that had been hitting Jamaican shores via radio broadcasts from up north – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dub Store (Japan), Late 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A great collection of work from King Jammy's studios – all cuts recorded at the end of the 80s, with a definite digital feel – but a sound that's still a lot warmer and more soulful than bigger mainstream work of the time! As the title promises, there's plenty of dancehall in the mix ... LP, Vinyl record album
Far & Distant
Federal/Dub Store (Japan), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
Wicked guitar work from Willie Lindo – spun out here over an all-instrumental set that almost feels more like Jamaican records of the late 60s than you'd guess from the mid 70s date of the album! The grooves are definitely more 70s – certainly with a strong reggae current – but ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated May 23, 2017


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