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


Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)
The birth of the rocksteady sound in late 60s Jamaica – all presented here in a selection of tracks that came from one of the men who made the whole thing happen! Producer Duke Reid had an especially strong ear for more soulful sounds on the Kingston scene – and this set is one of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Don Cosmic
Studio One, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
An incredible collection of work from one of the coolest musicians on the Jamaican scene in the 60s – the legendary Don Drummond – an artist who was schooled in jazz trombone, then went on to use the instrument as a surprisingly powerful force in ska, rocksteady, and reggae! This ... LP, Vinyl record album
Don Cosmic
Studio One, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
An incredible collection of work from one of the coolest musicians on the Jamaican scene in the 60s – the legendary Don Drummond – an artist who was schooled in jazz trombone, then went on to use the instrument as a surprisingly powerful force in ska, rocksteady, and reggae! This ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
An early gem from The Pioneers, and one of the first records on the Trojan label too – the kind of head-nodding, late rocksteady sounds that made the imprint a key bridge between the scenes in Kingston and London at the end of the 60s! The Pioneers have a bit more complex vocal interplay ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dub Store (Japan), 1966/1967. New Copy
Fantastic sounds from the rocksteady years in Jamaica – tracks that are a fair bit more rare and obscure than some of the bigger singles that circulated at the time – even though they feature a fair bit of the same artists and musicians! The work here all came from the studios of ... CD
Dub Store (Japan), 1966/1967. New Copy
Fantastic sounds from the rocksteady years in Jamaica – tracks that are a fair bit more rare and obscure than some of the bigger singles that circulated at the time – even though they feature a fair bit of the same artists and musicians! The work here all came from the studios of ... 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
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
Natty Rebel
TR/Get On Down, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
U-Roy still riding high on the follow-up to Dread Inna Babylon – delivering another stone classic with Natty Rebel! Deep, steady rhythms courtesy Sly Dunbar & Lloyd Parks, background singers Barrington Spence and Flip Wilson bringing such a depth of aching, emotive soul, and U-Roy at his ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stiff/Pressure Drop (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs
The complete Stiff Records work of Desmond Dekker – served up here on two albums, plus bonus tracks too! First up is Black & Dekker – surprisingly great later work from the legendary Desmond Dekker – a set that should have been a sloppy cash-in during the ska revival, but ... CD
Studio One, Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP
Foundation is right, in more than one sense of the word! The Brentford Avenue stalwarts are showcased here on a nice double album compilation of classic and groundbreaking early ska and rocksteady tracks that would become the template for so much Jamaican music to follow. The team of Coxsone Dodd ... LP, Vinyl record album
Joe Gibbs/17 North Parade, 1978. New Copy 3LP
Essential! The mighty debut album from African disciples Culture pairing up with the Mighty Two, Joe Gibbs and Errol Thompson is one of the landmark sets of roots reggae, a defining moment of the genre dropped during the year when two sevens clashed. And though the apocalypse didn't rain down ... LP, Vinyl record album
Island, 1977. New Copy 4LP & 2 x 7 inch sin
LP...$108.99 124.99
Maybe the best place to start if you're looking to dive into the short but incredible legacy of music left behind by Bob Marley – as the album marked a real global turning point for the singer, and includes a number of tracks that are still his standout classics after all these years! The ... LP, Vinyl record album
17 North Parade/VP, 1976. New Copy 3LP (reissue)
A classic slice of Jamaican roots – and an essential record from the godlike hands of Lee Perry! The set was produced by Perry at Black Ark – and instantly became the stuff of legend, even though the initial version of the album got very limited exposure – which has led to years ... LP, Vinyl record album
Love To Share
Third World/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Shalom Dub
Radiation Roots, 1975. New Copy
Shalom means "peace" no matter what the setting – but it's especially apt here, in a righteous set of dubs from King Tubby and The Aggrovators! The album's got a laidback vibe that really reflects the personal inner spirit that was taking hold of the Jamaican scene at the time ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dub Factor
Mango/Island, 1983. New Copy
CD...$4.99 11.98
One of our top 10 dub albums of all time! This album bridges the gap between the the low-fi, down and dirty excursions of the 70's dub era, and the later high tech dub revolution brought on by On-U, Mad Professor and Jah Shaka. The rhythms here are all first rate, drawn mostly from their Chill Out ... CD
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
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
Ropin
Third World/Radiation Roots, 1980. New Copy
Fantastic sounds from Cornell Campbell – a higher-voiced singer who could take on the best of the American sweet soul generation – and one who also does a great job here serving up his own takes on US soul tunes too! The album's almost a bit out of time – given the date of ... CD
 
Updated July 22, 2017


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