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


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Stones Throw, 2016. New Copy 2CD
Tippa Lee's a Jamaican talent from the old school, one whose biggest fame was in the 80s – but he steps out here in a great setting that's maybe even more retro than his original work – served up in a roots reggae mode that feels like some lost Kingston classic from the 70s! The lyrics ... CD
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Greensleeves, 1980. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
It's easy to be the Dub Champion when you've got grooves this good – wonderful work brewed up at Channel One by the Roots Radics band, then reworked King Tubby's studio – plus a bonus LP with the original Barrington Levy vocal cuts! The talents here are all the best in the Jamaican ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Wailing Wailers
Studio One (UK), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Landmark work from The Wailers – the early trio version of the group, with a legendary lineup that includes Peter Tosh and Bob Marley! The style here is different than both Tosh and Marley's music to come, but the sound is already totally top-shelf – a wickedly soulful blend of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Wailing Wailers
Studio One (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
Landmark work from The Wailers – the early trio version of the group, with a legendary lineup that includes Peter Tosh and Bob Marley! The style here is different than both Tosh and Marley's music to come, but the sound is already totally top-shelf – a wickedly soulful blend of ... CD
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Boss Reggae
Dub Store, 1969. New Copy
Boss reggae, but with a strong current of jazz, too – thanks to great guitar lines from the legendary Ernest Ranglin! Ranglin's gone on to do so much wonderful work in different styles in the decades since this early set – but even at the start, he's totally amazing – a musician ... CD
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Island (Japan), 1978/1979. New Copy
2 great lost roots albums from the underrated Ijahman Levi! At the cusp of the 80s he appeared poised to achieve the level of dominance over the Jamaican scene like Burning Spear held in the early 70s, only to leave us with these 2 monumental recordings and labor quietly for the rest of his career. ... CD
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Greensleeves, 1980. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
Scientist and Prince Jammy go head to head here – each mixing five dubs apiece, both with core elements supplied by the Roots Radics Band! Henry Junjo Lawes arranges the core group, and comes up with excellent bottom-heavy sounds that are a perfect base for either mixologist – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Stones Throw, 2016. New Copy
Tippa Lee's a Jamaican talent from the old school, one whose biggest fame was in the 80s – but he steps out here in a great setting that's maybe even more retro than his original work – served up in a roots reggae mode that feels like some lost Kingston classic from the 70s! The lyrics ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Stones Throw, 2016. New Copy
A sweet dub version of Tippa Lee's Cultural Ambassador album – one that takes the musical elements far from their roots – in a swirling blend of dubby rhythms and echo! Lee's vocals are still in the mix somewhere – echoing some of the lyrical themes of the core album – but ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sounds Rock Steady
Federal/Dub Store (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy
Early rocksteady instrumentals from the great Lynn Taitt – 60s Jamaican sounds that step along in a sweet, soulful midtempo groove – with lots of nice guitar solo lines over the top! The style's kind of a Kingston reworking of material that's partly American soul instrumental, and ... CD
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Kingston Sounds (UK), 1976. New Copy
Stunning soul from the great John Holt – the Jamaican singer who first rose to fame in the Paragons, then cut his "volts" series of albums in the early 70s – and was still going strong by the time of this great set! Holt brings an older style of Jamaican soul – one ... CD
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Greensleeves, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)
All the "extra time" tracks from the Scientist Wins The World Cup album – brought together here in a wonderfully dubby setting! The album's a classic – as Scientist makes magic with the Roots Radics band – which features some especially great saxophone work from Deadly ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Jamaican Recordings (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
Righteous dub from one of the most important rhythm duos to ever work the Jamaican scene – drummer Sly Dunbar and bassist Robbie Shakespeare – a pair who've appeared on countless records for other folks over the years, and a handful of their own – really stepping out on a very ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Shanachie, 1983. New Copy (reissue)
A righteous classic from Hugh Mundell – maybe the singer's greatest record, and a definite slice of power and knowledge from the roots reggae generation! Hugh arranged the set with Augustus Pablo, and the record's got some of that kicked-back rhythm of Pablo's own records – that style ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mr Perry I Presume
Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP
A wealth of unreleased tracks and unreleased mixes from the studios of the mighty Lee Scratch Perry – material that was mostly recorded during a very fruitful time in the mid 70s, when Lee was turning out a fair bit of tracks that were only issued on one-off dub plates, to be spun by only the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ninja Mi Ninja
Dub Store (Japan), 1987. New Copy (reissue)
Don't worry about these ninjas surprising you in a dark alleyway – because the rhythms are so heavy and dubby, you'll be able to hear them coming a mile away! The set takes core rhythms by the Firehouse Crew, and opens them up with lots of digital dubwork from King Tubby – all to make ... 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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Black Ark Years – The Jamaican 7 Inches
Trojan (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2 CDs
Some of the greatest work ever recorded by the mighty Lee Perry – a searing selection of 44 seven inch singles – all of which were well-tuned to boom out of Kingston sound systems back in the day! There's a sense of focus here that's wonderful – still all the odd, dubby twists ... CD
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Greensleeves, Early 70s. New Copy
The first-ever album appearance of a set of wonderful tracks from Glen Brown's Pantomine label – an overlooked early 70s imprint from the Kingston scene – smart enough to record some really great music at the grass roots, but unable to get gems like this out to a wider global audience! ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Greensleeves, Early 70s. New Copy
Some of the sharpest dee jay work you'll ever hear from the Jamaican scene of the early 70s – cutting edge MCs from Kingston, all set to massive rhythms from Glen Browns Pantomine label – on tracks that were originally issued in small runs of a few hundred copies! Yet that small ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated May 28, 2016


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