Reggae — Recently Added

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


Berris/Dub Store (Japan), 1982. New Copy (reissue)
A Jamaican dee jay album at the crossroads – one that's got some of the righteous ideals of the roots generation, mixed with the growing sounds of the dancehall scene to come! The sound is still nicely rootsy and laidback, but there's also a different quality here than earlier work of its ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dubbing In The Back Yard/Go Away Dream (plus bonus tracks)
Pressure Sounds, Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
Extremely hypnotic dub from King Tubbys & The Agrovators – and a record with a sound that's every bit as stripped-down and laidback as you might guess from the image on the cover! The approach here gets right to the core of instrumental dub – and tunes are very stark and spare ... CD
Return Of Django/Eastwood Rides Again
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
Two killer Trojan albums from Lee Perry & The Upsetters – back to back on a single CD! First up is Return Of Django – an early moment of genius from the legendary Lee Perry – and a set that uses Django imagery from Italian westerns to serve up a "bad boy" version of ... CD
Harder They Come (180 gram vinyl)
Island, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A record that's not only a landmark in Jamaican music – but also a set that was to reggae what Curtis Mayfield's Superfly was to 70s soul! In other words, the set not only raised the bar for all the competition, it also ended up in a lot more record collections than most of them too – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan/Dub Store (Japan), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
A classic early reggae collection on Trojan Records – so early, the back cover notes refer to the sounds as "West Indian popular music" – instead of by any sort of specific genre or style! There's a strongly unified vibe to the set – as all tracks are late 60s ... 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
Return Of Pipecock Jackson
Black Star Liner/Honest Jons (UK), 1979. New Copy
One of the ultimate moments from the legendary Lee Scratch Perry – the set of recordings that shut down the Black Ark studios – and which helped build a bridge to the European scene that would help keep Perry's music alive for the next few decades! The sound of the album is even more ... LP, Vinyl record album
Peace & Love
Dug Out (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
Hypnotic, spiritually resonant music from Rastafarian singer & hand drummer Ras Michael's Dadawah – with these organic, echoey, atmospheric drums, bass and trippy bits of keyboards – providing a strong, spacious backdrop for the freedom-seeking lyricism! It's very unique stuff, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Greensleeves, 1982. New Copy 2CD
A dub landing of massive proportions – served up here on some classic early 80s work by Scientist, who's really making magic in the studio with the sounds of the Roots Radics Band! The tunes are stark, sharp, and very focused – and at some level, the mixologist is maybe keeping himself ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP
A fantastic collection that looks at the relationship between American soul and reggae in a very unique way – not the early crossovers of soul and rocksteady in the 60s, but a big wave of disco-inspired sounds in the 70s! The set brings together some great Jamaican and British versions of ... 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
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/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
VP, 2018. New Copy
DJ Spooky offers up his take on the dancehall sound –w orking with help from Walshy Fire and Sanjay – on titles that include "Phantom In The Dancehall", "Music Of The Time", "Showtime", "Jah Dub", "No Return", "Dash It In The ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan, Late 60s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
The first-ever 7" single on Trojan Records! "Judge Sympathy" is a cool heavy rocksteady number – one with the same sort of "judge" gimmick that was being used in American soul tunes in the late 60s – but a groove that's strongly Jamaican overall! Roland ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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
Dubb Everlasting (180 gram pressing)
High Note/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
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 with massive rhythms from The Revolutionaries – but in a session that ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Mango/4 Men With Beards, 1977. New Copy (reissue)
The all time classic from Junior Murvin – as essential as any late 70s reggae! Production-wise, Police And Thieves is among Scratch's finest moments, from the most monumental period in Perry's career, during the height of the Black Ark. The title track needs no introduction from us, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dub Store (Japan), Late 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A great collection of work from King Jammy's studios – all cuts recorded at the end of the 80s, with a definite digital feel – but a sound that's still a lot warmer and more soulful than bigger mainstream work of the time! As the title promises, there's plenty of dancehall in the mix ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dub Store (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dub Store (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The title certainly gets it right – as Derrick Harriott serves up a wonderful mix of sounds that owes plenty to American funk and soul of the early 70s – some cool Kingston covers of famous US tunes, and some other originals that are equally groovy overall! The set's one of the best ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1977. New Copy
A rare moment from the hazy final days of the Black Ark – deeply dark grooves from Native, and a set that's got a surprisingly strong story too – as told in the detailed liner notes! Lee Scratch Perry works his mystical magic on the then largely unknown Wayne Jobson's Native – ... CD
VP, Early 90s. New Copy 2LP
A much-needed look at the mighty talents of one of the key forces of the dancehall explosion at the end of the 80s – producer Bobby Digital, whose work in the studio helped Jamaican music find a whole new audience in the decade to come! Bobby's ear for rhythms and basslines is fantastic ... LP, Vinyl record album
None A Jah Jah Children (with bonus tracks)
17 North Parade, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD
Righteous sounds from Ras Michael and The Sons Of Negus – easily one of the most powerful groups of the rastafari years in reggae! The album's got a very deep feel right from the start – not just because the lyrics and vocals are very powerful, but also because the group features a ... CD
Joe Gibbs/17 North Parade, 1978. New Copy (reissue)
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
Disco Devil (12" mix, 7" mix)
Trojan/Get On Down, 1977. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
A legendary track from the mighty Lee Perry – one that's his answer to the disco craze of the 70s! This tune's hardly disco at all – just comments on a "disco devil" as a badass cat – while Lee and some female singers present the lyrics over these very cool bubbling ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Studio One Funk
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP
Unhh!! Studio One plus funk, what more need we say?! Coxsone Dodd and company get down with the get down, and in this case, that's some pretty good company, with Sound Dimension, Cedric Brooks, Jackie Mittoo, Pablove Black, Alton Ellis, Vin Gordon and a whole mess of the baddest cats in Jamaica ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
Soulful sounds from the legendary Studio One – music from a time when the Jamaican scene was taking some strong cues from the American soul scene of the 60s, but coming up with a unique groove of their own! As proof of that fact, some of the work here is based on original American soul tunes ... CD
Time A Go Dread
Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
The first full-length collection we've ever seen to focus on the work of Lloyd Parks – one of the hipper, more righteous artists on the Kingston scene of the 70s – a singer responsible for some mighty hip singles at the time! Lloyd previously sang as part of the Termites duo, and also ... CD
Doctor Bird/Dub Store (Japan), 1966. New Copy (reissue)
Raw grooves from the Jamaican scene of the pre-reggae years – served up here in a blend of early ska, jump up soul, and other jazzy styles of the time – all handled by Sonia Pottinger, who was the first female producer on the Kingston scene! There's a nice mix of modes going on here, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
Raw grooves from the Jamaican scene of the pre-reggae years – served up here in a blend of early ska, jump up soul, and other jazzy styles of the time – all handled by Sonia Pottinger, who was the first female producer on the Kingston scene! There's a nice mix of modes going on here, ... CD
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
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
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
Another great set from Pressure Sounds! They really got us open when they pulled together their first set by the Royals, Pick Up The Pieces, and this dub and Dee Jay outing makes a perfect companion set. Excellent dubs rendered by the heaviest of the heavy mixologists: Tubby, Jammy, Scientist, ... CD
Island/4 Men With Beards, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
The legendary solo debut of Bunny Wailer – a set that maybe marks him as the most righteous member of The Wailers! The style here is heavy on the roots tip, but there's also a special sort of vibe going on too – these warm currents that are laced with occasional touches of jazz, amidst ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dub Expression (180 gram pressing)
High Note/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
The mighty Errol Brown is at the controls in Treasure Isle – reworking some wicked rhythms played by The Revolutionaries – all with the stripped-down vibe of the best underground dub from Kingston in the 70s! Echo is heavy on the bottom-end of the sound – which makes the grooves ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A classic early album from Rico – the legendary Jamaican trombonist who's gotta be one of the few people who can pose with his instrument and still look pretty badass overall! That quality also comes through in Rico's music – a famous lead trombone sound on countless Jamaican ... 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
Treasure Isle/Real Gone, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic record from one of the first great female voices in Jamaican music – the completely righteous Phyllis Dillon, a singer who set a whole new standard for the genre! The tunes here are beautiful rocksteady numbers – a number of which just have bass, drums, and organ stepping ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mod Mod Ranglin
Federal/Dub Store (Japan), 1966. New Copy
One of those key 60s records that reminds us why Ernest Ranglin's always been one of the most unique talents on the electric guitar – partly a jazzman, and partly a formative force in the early sound of rocksteady and reggae on the Jamaican scene – as you'll hear on this sweet ... CD
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 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 ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
A pair of Trojan Records compilations – back to back on a single CD! Both of these sets are way more than just collections of early rocksteady and reggae – as the set list of both records was surprisingly special – and often included some obscurities from Trojan, and well as ... 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
VP, Mid 90s. New Copy 2CD & DVD
A much-needed look at the mighty talents of one of the key forces of the dancehall explosion at the end of the 80s – producer Bobby Digital, whose work in the studio helped Jamaican music find a whole new audience in the decade to come! Bobby's ear for rhythms and basslines is fantastic ... CD
Hungry Town/17 North Parade, 1977. New Copy
Horace Andy's holding an acoustic guitar on the cover, but the record's got some searing electric lines in the mix – really bringing this sharp edge to the already-great rhythms behind Andy's famous vocals! Horace is one of the few cats who can sing in the higher end of the vocal register, ... CD
Studio One, Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
A mighty collection of gems from the Studio One vaults – with really rare material that goes way past the obvious! Titles include "Love" by Bop & The Beltones, "Stand For I" by Roy Tomlinson, "Guess What" by Im & The Sound Dimension, "Dub ... CD
 
Updated May 25, 2018


⇑ Top