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


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Jamaican Recordings (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
Classic cuts, followed by their dub versions – all served up in a set that shows the mighty powers of Jamaican singer Johnny Clarke! The tracks here were all recorded with Bunny Lee, then dubbed up at King Tubby's studio – and the record has each core vocal version followed by a dub ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Greensleeves (UK), 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Some of the deepest, trippiest sounds from the Jamaican scene in the 70s – a classic collection of dubbed-up cuts from Agustus Pablo – who throws in loads of sweet melodica lines to the rhythms, at least in between hits of the pipe he's smoking on the cover! Pablo took the laidback ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Still Cool
Uprising/Bond Export, 1978. New Copy
A great mix of harmony soul and 70s reggae from Still Cool – a group with a vocal approach to rival the early Jamaican harmony groups of the rocksteady years, but a vibe that's a lot more roots-oriented overall! This sweet debut set was recorded at Harry J's, with a stepping midtempo groove ... LP, Vinyl record album
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VP, 1976. New Copy
Lee Scratch Perry's funky reggae party, put together at the Black Ark, with Boris Gardner, Mickey Boo, Sly Dunbar & Winston Wright. A nice batch of skanking Jamaica funk, with the requisite Black Ark smoke blowing throughout. Includes a bunch of classic Perry-isms, with Scratch dropping ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Tuff Gong Encounter
17 North Parade, 1984. New Copy
Never-heard work from the legendary Keith Hudson – material recorded with the Wailers Band at Tuff Gong studios shortly before his too-early death – finally seeing the light of day after all these years! The set features 6 core tracks that were recorded by Hudson, and very much in the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Still Cool
Uprising/Bond Export, 1978. New Copy
A great mix of harmony soul and 70s reggae from Still Cool – a group with a vocal approach to rival the early Jamaican harmony groups of the rocksteady years, but a vibe that's a lot more roots-oriented overall! This sweet debut set was recorded at Harry J's, with a stepping midtempo groove ... CD
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17 North Parade/VP, 1976. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
A classic slice of Jamaican roots! No collection of Lee Perry's work is complete without this chapter, which has been hard to get in spite of being reissued in a number of different formats. This version features a slight twist on the original cover art, but is an expanded double LP set with a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Greensleeves (UK), 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Some of the deepest, trippiest sounds from the Jamaican scene in the 70s – a classic collection of dubbed-up cuts from Agustus Pablo – who throws in loads of sweet melodica lines to the rhythms, at least in between hits of the pipe he's smoking on the cover! Pablo took the laidback ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Jammy's Dub Encounter
17 North Parade, 1984. New Copy
Never-heard work from the legendary Keith Hudson – material recorded with the Wailers Band at Tuff Gong studios shortly before his too-early death – finally seeing the light of day after all these years! This set features dub tracks from the sessions, with studio work from King Jammy ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Who Say Jah No Dread
Greensleeves/VP, Mid 70s. New Copy
Beautiful sounds from the mighty Jacob Miller – material recorded with Augustus Pablo in the years before Miller went onto greater fame in Inner Circle – and with a rootsy vibe that's still extremely powerful all these many years later! Pablo's at the height of his talents here – ... CD
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Dangerous Dub
Greensleeves (UK), 1981. New Copy
As Sly & Robbie and many of reggae's first instrumental visionaries moved on, younger groups like the Roots Radics stepped to the fore, though this line up featured both younger talent like Style Scott and Bingy Bunny and stalwarts like Flabba Holt and Gladdie Anderson. And while we love the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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VP, Late 60s. New Copy
Some of the best work you'll ever hear from the mighty Byron Lee – not the watered-down sound of later records for the tourists, but all the sharp, soulful sounds that made him one of the hippest talents working in the Caribbean scene of the 60s! Byron's got a groove here that's heavy on ... CD
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Dub Serial
Joe Gibbs/Greensleeves (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Joe Gibbs' great and rare dub set Dub Serial – with JG handling production of the heavyweight rhythms – purportedly the very first Joe Gibbs dub LP and it's a great one! Spare, heavy bass lines that are as hypnotic as on any dub record of the time – tripped out just enough via ... LP, Vinyl record album
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17 North Parade, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)
The late night lover gets on the African Roots wagon and heads deep into Rasta territory with Joe Gibbs at the helm on this mid 70s gem! Dennis Brown was well established as a leading Lovers Rock and Jamaican soul singer by the time he cut this excellent roots effort for Joe Gibbs in the mid 70s, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Words Of Wisdom
Joe Gibbs/17 North Parade, 1979. New Copy (reissue)
A late 70s gem from Dennis Brown – and a great mix of material – with some standout Lover's Rock style hams, plus some more strident and spiritually resonant numbers! It's really nice set of numbers with Joe Gibbs, but before taking bigger step in the dancehall era to come in the 80s. ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Leaving/Duppy Gun, 2014. New Copy
Genre defiant post modern dancehall from Duppy Gun Productions – the project spearheaded by Sun Araw and M. Geddes Gengras – collaborating with different adventurous Jamaican players after their initial, much acclaimed earlier collab with The Congos! "Press Bookfa Press" pairs ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Ken Tone/Dub Store (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Strong sounds from the ska years in Jamaica – that great early moment when the style was a key stepping stone from American soul to Kingston rocksteady! As a result, these vintage tracks are maybe recorded with a lot more brashness and brilliance than the music ever had in later years – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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17 North Parade/VP, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 7X7" (reissue)
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Bond Export, 1981. New Copy (reissue)
The third album of fierce, funky dub from The Revolutionaries – music that's great enough on its own, even without its promise of undressing your dance partner! The work here is in the best territory of classic dub – clear, clean rhythms that have a power in their starkness – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Burning Sounds (UK), 1978. New Copy
A pair of Jimmy Riley albums back to back – both of similar vintage, and both similarly great! First up is Showcase – a real solo high point for Jimmy Riley – the singer who first hit fame as a member of The Uniques, but also did some great records like this on his own! The set's ... CD
 
Updated May 01, 2016


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