Reggae — Recently Added

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


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Ridd'm Live
One Love, 1980. Very Good+
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Shanachie, 1984. Good+
Classic mid 80s dancehall from Yellowman! Production by Henry Junjo Lawes, backing by Roots Radics and rhythms laid down at Channel One – often the recipe for greatness – and that's on the menu here. Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt came at an inarguable peak for Yellowman, with ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Hot Milk (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy 2CD
Heavy club mixes from Linval Thompson – key work from that time when the 12" single really opened up the sonic possibilities of reggae! The work here is either by Thompson, or some of his frequent collaborators on his Strong Like Sampson label – and titles include mixes of "Mr ... CD
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Point Of View
EMI, 1979. Very Good
Second LP from this British reggae band, one of the first of their kind. Matumbi paved the way for groups like Steel Pulse & Aswad, before there really was a native British reggae scene. Although the group included the great Dennis Bovell –who was the man behind most of the important ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Reggae Greatest Hits
FRM, 1970. Very Good-
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Mango, 1970s. Near Mint-
A decent collection of some of the bigger tunes from the Island catalog of the 70s – including "Police & Thieves" by Junior Murvin, "Roast Fish & Cornbread" by Lee Perry, "War Ina Babylon" by Max Romeo, "Natty Takeover" by Justin Hines, "Col ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Clappers, 1983. Very Good+
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Guidance, 2002. Used
No description available. CD
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Babylon By Bus
Island, 1978. Very Good 2LP
In the mold of so many large labels during the 70s, Island attempted to capitalize on Marley's popularity and the trend of the day by issuing a double live album. If the Wailers weren't such a powerful live act, this would have been totally unjustified trend hopping, but as with the earlier Live ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Trojan, Mid 70s. New Copy
A dub collection, done the Trojan way – not throwaway tracks from unused studio sessions, or dusty dub plates – but the kind of cuts that made Trojan such a great label back in the day – and a continuing influence on later styles from punk, to indie rock, to dubstep! The bottom ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Jamaican Storm
Accord, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A collection of crucial pre-Island Records material from Bob Marley – work that really helped shape the sound of Jamaican music in the 70s – and a surprisingly strong document of the artist at his early best! There's a bit less polish here – and maybe a bit less majesty, too ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Studio One Soul
Soul Jazz/Studio One (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP
Fantastic! This set features reggae and rocksteady versions of American soul and funk tracks from the late 60s and early 70s – quite fitting, considering how much of Jamaican reggae began as an attempt to copy American hits for the local market. The set may well be the best-ever in the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soul Jazz (UK), Early 60s. New Copy
The early 60s roots of the Studio One sound – tight Jamaican R&B, nascent ska and killer tunes galore – on one of the greatest Soul Jazz forays into the Studio One archives in years! All of the tracks on Studio One Jump Up were recorded in the first half of the 60s, and the ... CD
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Soul Jazz/Studio One (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP
Ahh yes!! Not only is this latest installment in the unstoppable Studio One series on Soul Jazz up to par with the earlier sets, it pushes the whole vibe up a notch with one of the most distinctive collections of material yet! You may not imagine that with the women theme, but the breadth of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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Soul Jazz/Studio One (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP
An excellent dip into the rootsier material from the Studio One catalog – the kind of reggae classics that have forever made the label one of the best Jamaican companies! The package is every bit as sublime as Soul Jazz's other reggae compilations – and it features a selection of tunes ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Studio One DJs
Soul Jazz/Studio One (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP
Another great Studio One collection from the folks at Soul Jazz, this time highlighting the DeeJays! While heavyweights like Big Youth & U Roy never voiced tracks for the groundbreaking label, there's no shortage of first class toasting on this selection, and it's Studio One, so you know the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Dub Selector
Quango, 2001. Used
No description available. CD
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Easy Skanking In Boston 78
Island, 1978. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A never-issued live performance from Bob Marley – and a much-needed addition to his classic 70s catalog! The set captures Marley in his prime – working before an enthusiastic venue, but with a sound that's as sharp as any of his studio recordings – from the rhythms right on up to ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Trojan, Late 60s. New Copy
A mountain of great tracks from the legendary Trojan Records – a special collection that focuses on the sorts of ska and rocksteady cuts that have always been big with the rude boy scene! The package features a dozen cuts in all – and titles include "Wet Dream" by Max Romeo, ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated May 26, 2015


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