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


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War Of Words
On-U Sound (Germany), 1981. Used
Hard-to-find early On-U offering on the great NY label 99 Records of more straight ahead roots style-ings, as opposed to the spacier productions producer Adrian Sherwood later became known for. The regulars from the On-U stable are here: Style Scott, Lizard, Doctor Pablo as well vocals by Bim ... CD
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Confrontation (with bonus track)
Island/Tuff Gong, 1983. Used
Later Marley on Island, not our favorite stuff, but it plays well with the tourist crowd. Granted, there are some nice moments here, so we shouldn't get too down on it. Includes "Chant Down Babylon", "Buffalo Soldier", "Mix Up, Mix Up", "Blackman Redemption" ... CD
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Kaya (with bonus track)
Island, 1977. Used
Sweet grooves from the great Bob Marley – a set cut at a time when Marley was really riding his international fame – and able to create the kind of music that reached out way more than conventional reggae! The Kingston roots of the sound are still very firmly in place – but there' ... CD
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Murder Tone
On-U Sound, 1980s/2002. Used
When we got to watch Style Scott perform live with the Dub Syndicate, he impressed as one of the baddest drummers we've ever seen, and this collection of tracks he recorded under the Dub Syndicate banner collaborating with Adrian Sherwood proves he was no slouch as a producer either. They pull out ... CD
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Easy Skanking In Boston 78
Island, 1978. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Virgin, 2002. Very Good+
Featuring Janet, produced by The Neptunes. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Ranglin Roots
Water Lily, 1976. Fair
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Virgin, 2004. Near Mint-
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Reflections
Dynamic, Early 70s. Very Good
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Crytuff Dub Encounter – Chapter One
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1997. Used
No description available. CD
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Blood & Fire (UK), Mid 70s. Used
Smokin' dub Randy's! Culled largely from the hard-to-find 'Randy's Dub" LP, this showcases the mighty rhythm section behind many of the sides cut at Randy's for the Impact label. Randy's, connected to the shop owned by Vincent Chin (producer Clive Chin's brother), and run by dub maestro Errol ... CD
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Babylon By Bus
Island/Tuff Gong, 1978. Used
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 ... CD
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Carib Gems (UK), Very Good
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Reggae Hit The Town
Trojan/Sanctuary, Late 60s. Used
No description available. CD
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Jah Life In Dub
Deeper Knowledge, Early 80s. New Copy
A never-issued record from Jah Life – and one that stands with the best dub efforts from the time! The set features wicked rhythms from the Roots Radics band, recorded at Channel One – then mixed into sublime echoey territory by Scientist, with a style that's every bit as his own great ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soul Rebels
Trojan, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
A nice collection of early Bob Marley & The Wailers singles – all produced by Lee Perry! The music's a great meeting of two important reggae talents – quite different than both in later years, especially Marley – as the music has a great rawness that would get glossed over in ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Hot Milk (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Legendary early 70s Upsetters instrumentals – a brilliant, soulful batch of Jamaican versions produced by Lee Scratch Perry – and unlike the Trojan release from around the same time, this one was released with Scratch's full involvement! Fantastic work that sounds great to this day, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Super Ape (with bonus poster)
Island/Get On Down, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
The King Kong of dub records, and we're not just saying that because of the freaky deaky cover image of a super ape with a belly full of roast fish, cornbread and makka stepping on a croaking lizard with a tree in one hand and a "tree" in the other! Classic Lee Perry and as essential of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Funky Kingston (Island version)
Island/Get On Down, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Masterful early 70s reggae from Toots & The Maytals – released first in 1971, and first reissued with this killer tracklist a few years later into the 70s – and flat out classic! The reggae rhythms are steeped in raw soul and R&B for truly distinctive vibe. Breezy Caribbean ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Uprising
Island, 1980. Very Good
Marley's last studio LP, this effort shows there was no letting up, either in his political stance or fiery songwriting. With the solid original rhythm section of Family Man & Carlton Barrett and the beautiful backing harmonies of the I-Three's, this set includes classic takes of "Redempti ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated March 28, 2015


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