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


Federal/Dub Store (Japan), 1960. New Copy
Some of the earliest recordings you'll ever hear from the legendary trombonist Rico Rodriguez – sides recorded long before his famous 60s work in ska, and his bit 70s records under his own name – done with a much rootsier groove overall! The setting here is that mode that has the early ... CD
Studio One, 1971. New Copy
A legendary meeting of talents in the Studio One studios – the wickedly-grooving Soul Defenders and the heartbreakingly soulful Freddie McKay – both coming together here on an album that was an instant Studio One classic! The Soul Defenders have a slow-stepping groove with a nice ... CD
Studio One, 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
A legendary meeting of talents in the Studio One studios – the wickedly-grooving Soul Defenders and the heartbreakingly soulful Freddie McKay – both coming together here on an album that was an instant Studio One classic! The Soul Defenders have a slow-stepping groove with a nice ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Kingston Sounds (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
A sweet set of tracks from those great years when Delroy Wilson was recording with Bunny Lee – work that features Wilson's already-impeccable voice, trained on a host of Studio One and Lee Perry productions – taken to even greater heights in the freedoms of the new reggae generation! ... LP, Vinyl record album
Kingston Sounds (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
A sweet set of tracks from those great years when Delroy Wilson was recording with Bunny Lee – work that features Wilson's already-impeccable voice, trained on a host of Studio One and Lee Perry productions – taken to even greater heights in the freedoms of the new reggae generation! ... CD
Dub Store (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy
Harmony soul from the Jamaican scene of the 60s – served up here in a host of hardcore production from the great Winston Riley! The grooves definitely show the style of Kingston, but the vocals almost echo the best of the indie soul scene in the US – that sophisticated harmony approach ... CD
Federal/Dub Store (Japan), New Copy
Some of the earliest recordings you'll ever hear from the legendary trombonist Rico Rodriguez – sides recorded long before his famous 60s work in ska, and his bit 70s records under his own name – done with a much rootsier groove overall! The setting here is that mode that has the early ... 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
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/VP, 1977. New Copy (reissue)
Second installment in Joe Gibbs' African Dub series, featuring super-heavy spaced out dubs of Gibbs' solid gold rocker's rhythms. Somehow he manages to sound just this side of gimmicky when dropping in all those weird sound effects of dogs barking and sirens, but with those chubby riddims ... LP, Vinyl record album
Go Away Dream
Pressure Sounds, 1982. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic record from the great Delroy Wilson – a set that's dubby at the core, but also has a righteous sense of soul too – almost a Jamaican extension of the hippest styles of early 70s American soul! Delroy's vocals are wonderful – very powerful, even without trying too much ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dub Store (Japan), Late 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A fantastic collection of crucial dancehall cuts from the hands of King Jammy – put together by the folks at Dub Store Records with the same sort of care they brought to their collections of rocksteady work and 60s reissues! The tag "dancehall" on a reggae collection can sometimes ... LP, Vinyl record album
On-U Sound (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 5CD
Seminal sounds from the On-U Sound label – a set of albums that 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 Brian ... 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
Joe Gibbs/17 North Parade, 1978. New Copy 2CD
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 ... CD
Lamb's Bread
17 North Parade, 1979. New Copy (reissue)
One of the deepest records of the roots reggae generation – a set that was so far ahead of its time, it never saw release until a decade after it was recorded! Sylford Walker has this very powerful way of putting over his words – part singing, part chanting – and often set to ... LP, Vinyl record album
Lamb's Bread/Ghettoman Corner
17 North Parade, 1979. New Copy
One of the deepest records of the roots reggae generation – a set that was so far ahead of its time, it never saw release until a decade after it was recorded! Sylford Walker has this very powerful way of putting over his words – part singing, part chanting – and often set to ... CD
17 North Parade, 1974. New Copy
The crowning achievement of the legendary Keith Hudson – a landmark album of instrumental dub that started out in very small circulation, but soon grew to become one of the most important albums of the genre! The sound here is spare, stark, and simple – but in the best way possible ... CD
Wa-Do-Dem
Greensleeves, 1981. New Copy (reissue)
Eek-A-Mouse's early 80s classic – and the benchmark meeting between the wildly unique deejay and vocalist with producer Henry Junjo Lawes! The Mouse is out front of stellar rootsy backing by The Roots Radics Band. Titles Include "Ganja Smuggling", "Long Time Ago", "O ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated August 20, 2017


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