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

Black Ark Classic Songs
Ariwa, 2018. New Copy
A new set from the legendary Lee Scratch Perry – but one that does a really great job of getting his classic Black Ark sound completely right! The tunes are spare, stark, and never too overproduced – at least not in a slick or commercial way – as there's lots of dark corners, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Studio One, 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
A key moment in the career of the legendary Freddie McGregor – easily one of the best-known voices in reggae in the post-Marley years! The set captures Freddie at his youthful best – coming off of time doing vocal group work, but really shining strongly as a lead singer on his own ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan/Real Gone, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
A Trojan Records classic from the mighty Ken Boothe – an album set to just the right sort of grooves for his beautifully soulful vocals! The record's definitely got the political vibe you'd expect from the cover and title, but maybe even more compelling is the way that Ken can still sound ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dub Store (Japan), Late 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Sweet digital dancehall – served up here in a collection that does a great job of looking at the deeper side of the scene in the late 80s! All tracks here appeared on the Redman International label, and there's definitely a number of versions handled by the Redman himself – but only ... 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
Greensleeves (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Full strength roots from Dr Aminatado! In a perfect world, this album would need no introduction from us – it's classic caliber to say the least! For those yet to visit the doctor, this is the perfect perscription –in which Dr Alimantado and Lee Scratch Perry lead you through a top ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
Two classic albums by The Ethiopians – plus bonus tracks too! Reggae Power may have the name of the growing Jamaican genre in its title, but the set's still heavy on the rocksteady and ska rhythms that first provided fire for the sharp vocals of The Ethiopians – the trio's great way of ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1970. New Copy
A set that's not only a classic collection of early Jamaican gems on Trojan Records – but one that also stands as a fantastic tribute to the studio genius of early reggae producer Leslie Kong! Kong had an ear that was crucial to the rocksteady scene at the end of the 60s – and here, ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
A pair of dub classics from Errol Brown – back to back on a single CD! Dubb Everlasting is a record that might mis-spell the name of its genre, but it's also a set that strips things right down to the core, then adds a very unique touch! Errol Brown works here in the Treasure Isle studios ... CD
Treasure Isle/Get On Down, 1970s. New Copy (reissue)
The debut of U-Roy, and an album that paves the way for countless wonderful sounds to come! The album's an early one in the toasting approach – and has U-Roy calling out the tunes in this echoey style that's wonderful – somehow more urgent than reggae records of just a few years before ... LP, Vinyl record album
From The Roots
Trojan/Get On Down, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
Stunning early work from one of our favorite reggae groups ever – the might Toots & The Maytals, a key link between the soul styles of the Jamaican scene of the 60s, and the righteous years to come! There's a groove to the Maytals music that nobody else seems to get this right – or ... LP, Vinyl record album
Meet The People (with bonus tracks)
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
An incredibly righteous set from Lloyd Parks and his We The People band – a record that may well even top some of the most soulful sets of the roots reggae years! Parks is both bassist and singer on the set – and his strong tones on the bottom really define the slow-stepping rhythms ... CD
Know Jah Better
Nighthawk/Omnivore, 1992. New Copy
The legendary Justin Hinds – still going strong in the digital generation, and getting some nice classic touches here in the Nighthawk Records mode! When the label first got going, they were maybe the new kids on the block – but by the time of this set, they were more champions of an ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD
The term "copasetic" was first coined by Bill Bojangles Robinson in the 30s – but the word is a perfect one to describe the vibe here – an easygoing groove, served up in dozens of killer cuts from the early ska and rocksteady years of Trojan Records! Given the image of a ... CD
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
A stunning example of the way that the harmony trio had developed in late 60s Jamaica – a short but fantastic evolution of a mode that began in American soul, yet quickly expanded into something else entirely during the rocksteady years – to the point where it became the global calling ... LP, Vinyl record album
Keyboard King
Dynamic Sounds/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
Jackie Mittoo was definitely the keyboard king down in Jamaica – a player whose burning organ was a part of some of the best Kingston grooves in the late 60s – and one who moved into an even cooler range of keys as the 70s moved on! This wicked set has Jackie sounding every bit as hip ... LP, Vinyl record album
TSG/P-Vine (Japan), 1976. New Copy
The debut album from Cynthia Schloss – a reggae singer who'd go on to bring a whole new level of soul to Jamaican music! In fact, the album's maybe half reggae, and half soul – delivered by Cynthia with a range that would have been right at home in American soul in the early 70s, ... CD
Treasure Isle/Trojan (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 10 x 7 inch box set
A set of fantastic funky 45s from the vaults of the legendary Treasure Isle label – a company who was home to some of the hippest tracks from the early days of ska – and also did a great job of getting the music to the UK scene as well! This package goes past the familiar Treasure Isle ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Studio One, 1979. New Copy
A key moment in the career of the legendary Freddie McGregor – easily one of the best-known voices in reggae in the post-Marley years! The set captures Freddie at his youthful best – coming off of time doing vocal group work, but really shining strongly as a lead singer on his own ... CD
Trojan, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 6LP
A fantastic tribute to one of the greatest reggae labels of all time – one that features 12 sides of pure Trojan Records greatness – all packed in a very limited package, too! The set features super-heavy vinyl – actually nicer than Trojan pressings from the 70s – and the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Updated March 23, 2018

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