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


Kingston Sounds (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
A great set of classic rude boy numbers from the early years of the ska and rocksteady scene! "Rude Boy" is a term that's been really watered down over the years – especially through its overuse in American ska, and all the posers that adopted it – but back at the roots, the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Kingston Sounds (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
A great set of classic rude boy numbers from the early years of the ska and rocksteady scene! "Rude Boy" is a term that's been really watered down over the years – especially through its overuse in American ska, and all the posers that adopted it – but back at the roots, the ... CD
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
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
Studio One/Soul Jazz (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Some of the most righteous music ever recorded at Studio One – tracks that rival the most progressive American soul music of the 70s in terms of political message and cultural empowerment! Studio One always worked at levels that drew strongly from American soul – but here, the sounds ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
Fantastic harmony work from The Heptones – one of the few Jamaican groups of the early 70s that we'd easily rank right up there with American harmony giants like The Impressions or Moments! The groove here is different, obviously – a cool Kingston early reggae mode – never ... LP, Vinyl record album
Naturally/Steppin
Sky Note/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
A pair of albums from Marcia Griffiths – the well-titled queen of reggae at the end of the 70s! First up is Naturally, a fantastic album from Marcia Griffiths – very much the kind of material that made her one of the best female singers on the Jamaican scene in the 70s! The set's got ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
An album that definitely earns its title – as it marks the renewed strength of the Studio One label in the late 70s – an era when much of the reggae mainstream had moved to the major labels, but the tiny Jamaican indie was well-poised to stand supreme in the new wave of dancehall sides ... CD
2 Tone/Chrysalis, 1984. New Copy 2CD
A big big crossover album from the UK ska scene of the early 80s – built upon the ashes of the older Specials group, but still with plenty of the dark edges we'd come to expect in Jerry Dammers work! There's a bit more electric instrumentation at the bottom of the tracks, but the sound is ... CD
Trojan/Real Gone, 1970. New Copy
There's never been anyone like Desmond Dekker – not back in the day, when he was one of the biggest ambassadors for the Jamaican scene – nor for many years later, when his unique blend of soul and reggae were still the most go-to sounds for folks around the globe! Desmond's got a voice ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
The classic full length debut of I Roy on record – although by this point, his reputation on the Kingston scene had already been set! Heavyweight producer Gussie Clarke decided to make a move into the Dee Jay realm in the early 70s and recruited microphone fiend I Roy to chat up some of his ... LP, Vinyl record album
Psychedelic Train (with bonus tracks)
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
A stunningly soulful set from Derrick Harriott – who works here as a one-man powerhouse on vocals, arrangements, and production! The set's definitely got some of the psychedelic elements promised on the cover – almost to rocksteady what the late 60s Norman Whitfield productions were to ... CD
Island, 1975. New Copy 2CD
A great global showcase for the growing power of Bob Marley – an excellent live set recorded in London in 1975, and a date that shows Bob and The Wailers working with the crowd in this really universal spirit! The group's almost got a funkier current here than on some of their studio record ... CD
Drum Talk
Dug Out (UK), 1975. New Copy
The drum talks on the record, but so do the basslines – which get lots of work to set the scene for the wonderful percussion work of Leroy Mabrak Mattis! The record's one of the most unusual to come out of the Kingston scene in the 70s – a bit in the rootsy territory of work by the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Black Ash Dub (180 gram orange vinyl pressing)
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)
The mighty Sly Dunbar, working here on drums, in some very heady company – a wicked dub-heavy group that includes longtime partner Robbie Shakespear on bass – plus Gladdy Anderson on piano, Ansel Collins on organ, and Bingy Bunny and Bo Peep on guitars! The music is raw and stripped-dow ... 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
Prisoner Of Love (180 gram orange vinyl pressing)
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
An album with one of the most classic Trojan Records covers from the early days – and some of the greatest music on the label as well! Soulful singer Dave Barker gets backing here from Lee Perry's Upsetters – all on a nicely stripped-down album that features Scratch himself on ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated November 21, 2017


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