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Reggae — New Arrivals ✈

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

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✨✧ VariousThis Is Reggae Music ... LP
Mango, 1970s. Very Good ... $5.99
Another volume of this "loss leader" type collection, bringing together some of the more memorable tunes from the Island catalog of the 70s : "This Is Reggae Music" by Zap Pow, "I Shot The Sheriff" & "Concrete Jungle" by the Wailers, "The World Is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Canadian pressing.)

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✨✧ Bob MarleyBob Marley – The Capitol Session 1973 ... CD
Mercury, 1973. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
An incredible lost slice of music from the young Bob Marley – an unissued set of recordings done at the Capitol Studios in LA, at a time when the Wailers were just beginning to rise in global power! The session came at an unusual moment for the group – they had come to the US to tour ... read more CD
Also available Bob Marley – The Capitol Session 1973 (CD/DVD set) ... CD 22.99

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersBabylon By Bus (half speed master) ... LP
Island, 1978. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $43.99 48.99
A classic double live album from Bob Marley & The Wailers – presented and packaged at a level that's really a cut above the usual set of that nature from the time! The group's in excellent form in a concert setting – and there's more than enough magic here to warrant the extended ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Half speed master – done at Abbey Road! Includes the cool die-cut cover style too.)

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✨✧ Bob MarleyLegend (half speed master) ... LP
Island, 1970s. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99 38.99
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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Half speed master – done at Abbey Road!)
Also available Legend – The Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersUprising ... LP
Island, 1980. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
The last studio album issued by Bob Marley during his too-short lifetime – and the kind of record that continued to keep him at the top of the global scene – not just a reggae star, but a worldwide superstar who would have kept the fire burning for decades! The group is rock-solid ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Italian pressing. Cover has a few tiny ink spots.)

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✨✧ VariousReggae Africa – Roots & Culture 1972 to 1981 ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $24.99
A really cool little package, and one that looks at the rise of reggae on the African scene of the 70s – including many tracks that mark a moment before that big 80s wave of African-based superstars that rose up to larger global fame! The cuts here are maybe a bit more homegrown and unusual ... (Global Grooves, Reggae) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousHottest Hits – Treasure Isle Presents 84 Classic Rocksteady & Reggae Sounds From The Vaults (3CD set) ... CD
Treasure Isle/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99 29.99
These may not be the hottest hits in pop music, but the set is a stunning collection of early reggae and rocksteady treasures from the vaults of the Treasure Isle label – that famous Jamaican imprint that was the home of producer Duke Reid – a force who really helped the sounds of ... read more CD

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✨✧ Bob AndyLots Of Love & I (with bonus tracks) ... CD
High Note/Doctor Bird (UK), 1977. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Bob Andy's come a long way here from his earlier work with Marcia Griffiths – taking on some new righteous rasta energy, as you might guess from the title – and singing in an even headier style than before – in a way that makes this record as important to the roots generation as ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousDerrick Harriott Presents Earthly Sounds ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A killer collection of work from Jamaican producer Derrick Harriott – a double length set that features 20 tracks on CD for the first time ever, plus lots of rare nuggets – all from a time when Harriott was completely on fire! Harriott was not only a producer, but also a performer, and ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousDifferent Fashion – The High Note Dancehall Collection ... CD
High Note/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
Pivotal early dancehall work from the Kingston scene – all of it produced by the legendary Sonia Pottinger, almost all of it issued on her short-lived Dance Hall label! The music here shares some of the qualities of the emerging mode at other labels – but unlike, say, Studio one – ... read more CD

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✨✧ Chosen FewTrojan Albums Collection (Hit After Hit/Everybody Plays The Fool/Chosen Few In Miami/bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
A trio of albums from this fantastic group – plus bonus tracks too! First up is Hit After Hit – a tremendous album that has The Chosen Few stepping out to match some of the best American harmony soul groups of the early 70s – vocals you might hear from The Moments or Delfonics, ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousHits Of 77 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
High Note/Doctor Bird (UK), 1977. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
The hits of 77 here aren't the big American chart hits of 1977 – but instead are some key cuts from the Jamaican scene in Kingston – served up here in versions produced by the legendary Sonia Pottinger! And in fact, it might be a stretch to call all these cuts hits – but that's ... read more CD
Also available Hits Of 77 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Sly & RobbieSilent Assassin ... CD
Island, 1989. Used ... $2.99
Featuring production (and vocals on one number) by KRS One, and vocals by Willie D, Young MC, Queen Latifah and Shah of Brooklyn. With "Rebel", 'Adventures Of A Bullet", 'Woman For The Job", "Man On A Mission", "Steppin'", "Under Arrest", "Danc ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousIf I Had A Pair Of Wings – Jamaican Doo Wop Vol 3 ... LP
Death Is Not The End (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
A third healthy dose of music from the early years of the Jamaican scene – work that's a direct precursor to the trio group soul mode of the rocksteady years, and which provides a great bridge into the way that American soul music went on to have such a strong influence on reggae! The "d ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Philip James & The Blues Busters/The MaytalsWide Awake In A Dream/Tell Me The Reason ... 7-inch
Island (UK), 1965. Very Good ... $79.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Push-out center is still intact.)

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✨✧ VariousIf I Had A Pair Of Wings – Jamaican Doo Wop Vol 2 ... LP
Death Is Not The End (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
Rare work from the Jamaican scene – music recorded in the years before ska, rocksteady, and reggae – and which shows an even stronger influence from American music than some of those later styles! The sound is every bit the doo wop that the title promises – songs that feature ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousIf I Had A Pair Of Wings – Jamaican Doo Wop Vol 1 ... LP
Death Is Not The End, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
Very early work from the Jamaican scene – a set that includes cuts by artists who'd later record classic tracks in the rocksteady years, but who here are working in a much different mode! The title is plenty apt, but only gets at part of the sound – as this isn't straight doo wop as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lloyd Parks & We The PeopleMeet The People ... LP
Parks/Pressure Sounds (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 18.99
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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Black UhuruLiberation – The Island Anthology ... CD
Mango, Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Features 28 tracks, including some 10" and 12" mixes. CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing. Slipcase has some edgewear but the set's in overall great condition.)

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✨✧ Lee Perry & The UpsettersReturn Of Sound System Scratch – More Lee Perry Dub Plate Mixes & Rarities 1973 to 1979 ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Rare and unreleased Lee Perry dubplate mixes – brilliant productions from the creatively fruitful, boundary busting 70s years – with the mighty Upsetters and numbers featuring Junior Murvin, Candy Mackenzie, Leo Graham, Jimmy Riley, George Faith, Jack Lord and The Silvertones! This is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ RevolutionariesDrum Sound – More Gems From The Channel One Dub Room – 1974 to1980 ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
An incredible set of low rolling, hypnotic dub genius from true reggae Revolutionaries – a batch of amazing tunes centered around the amazing drums of Sly Dunbar – cut in the mid-to-late 70s height of the Channel One groove! This might be the strongest collection of dubs that Pressure ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousDancehall 101 Volume 2 ... CD
VP, 1980s/1990s. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
Wicked burning Dancehall collection of hot tracks and fierce rhythms, from VP. 17 massive numbers: Johnny Osbourne "No Ice Cream Sound", Super Beagle "Dust Out A Sound Bwoy", Sister Nancy "Bam Bam", Super Cat "Boops", Pinchers "Bandelero", Shelly ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Dennis BovellDecibel – More Cuts And Dubs 1976-1983 ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99 28.99
Pressure Sounds does it again, with another fine collection of mighty, mighty dub! A much needed Blackbeard retrospective collecting 16 hard to get cuts from British dubmeister Dennis Bovell, rare dubs and instrumentals, plus a couple of outstanding vocal tracks from the man at the epicenter of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Steel PulseTrue Democracy ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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(Spine has a small center split on the spine and some light wear.)

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersRastaman Vibration ... LP
Island, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A righteous classic from the legendary Bob Marley – and a set that really pushed the roots reggae sound strongly into the mainstream – almost making the mode the defining global understanding of Jamaican music, thanks to the power and presence of the album! All the Marley Tuff Gong ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with Sterling stamp. Gatefold cover is in great shape!)

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✨✧ English BeatWha'ppen ... LP
Sire, 1981. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of best ever albums by The English Beat – one that cemented their status as one of the most creative groups to come out of the ska revival scene! Wha'ppen has lots of fresh instrumentation and experimentation – but that's in service of some tight, insistent songcraft – and ... (Rock, Reggae) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Byron Lee & The DragonairesCarnival Experience ... LP
Dynamic Sounds, 1979. Very Good+ ... $16.99
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(Orange label Jamaican pressing. Cover has a bit of light wear, but looks great overall!)

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✨✧ I RoyWelding (voc, version) ... 7-inch
Giant, 1975. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Augustus PabloKing Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown ... CD
Shanachie, 1975. Used ... $7.99
Essential dub material from the legendary King Tubby – a set that's one of the best of the genre during the classic years – and which stands as a true testament to how great the format can be when handled right! The watchword here is simplicity – as the key elements are almost ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Levy & DukiePretty Blue Eyes(voc, dub) ... 7-inch
Impact, 1975. Very Good- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(US pressing with plain Impact labels, no artist/title listed. Plays with some surface noise. Label on the vocal side has a doodle in pencil.)

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✨✧ Johnny ClarkeNo Woman No Cry (voc, version) ... 7-inch
Justice, 1975. Fair ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Yellow label pressing. NOTE – Vinyl has some noisy paint residue on both sides. Labels have some wear, writing in pen, and a peeled spot.)

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✨✧ VariousOne Big Happy Family ... LP
Island (UK), 1979. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A great collection of work from the glory days of the Island Records reggae scene! The set includes "Macka Splaff (live)" by Steel Pulse, "Roots Man" by Zap Pow, "One Big Happy Family" by Inner Circle, "Jah Is No Secret" by I Jah Man, "No Difference ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original UK pressing – a nice copy!)

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✨✧ Lee Scratch Perry & The UpsettersScratch & Company Chapter 1 (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Clocktower/Get On Down, Mid 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Pivotal Black Ark material from Lee Perry – with brilliantly tripped out echoey dub production – and scorching instrumentation laid down by the mighty Upsetters! Split roughly in half between Perry's nicely gritty instrumental moodcraft and hazy vocals, this collection features some ... read more CD
Also available Scratch & Company Chapter 1 (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Marcia GriffithsElectric Boogie (original, long version, dub 1, dub 2, dub 3) ... 12-inch
Mango, 1989. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A massive crossover hit for Marcia Griffiths – one of those cuts that signaled a moment when reggae was moving across the dancefloor into the worlds of hip hop and R&B! (Soul, Reggae) 12-inch, Vinyl record
(UK Island pressing, in a UK Island sleeve. One label has a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Cornel Campbell/Lee Van Cliff/Joe Gibbs & The ProfessionalsBoxing Around/Look How She Fat/Boxing Wild ... 12-inch
Joe Gibbs, 1981. Near Mint- ... $28.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(A beautiful copy!)

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersCatch A Fire (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
The first Bob Marley album on Island Records – and the start of a really legendary run that would not only transform reggae in the 70s, but the rest of popular music as well! Chris Blackwell's partially at the helm on production, but the album was mostly recorded in classic Kingston studios ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ RevolutionariesMusical Dub Attack ... CD
Channel One/Deeper Knowledge, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
A record that really lives up to its title – as it comes on with a sound so strong, so fierce, it can certainly be called an "attack"! The dub here isn't just the lazy-stepping, head-nodding variety – but very much on point and on the money – with the studio used almost ... read more CD

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✨✧ Johnny ClarkeRockers Time Now ... LP
Frontline/Get On Down, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 20.98
A great moment for Jamaican singer Johnny Clarke – who really got a chance to shine in the mainstream with this classic album for Virgin – a record that should have given Clarke the same kind of international fame as some of his contemporaries on Island Records! All the element here ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lee Scratch Perry & The UpsettersBattle Of Armagideon (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 29.99
A really striking mid 80s effort from the legendary Lee Scratch Perry – done at a time when his name and reputation had risen strongly on the global scene – which also seems to come through in the music as well! There's a wider range of styles going on here than before – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousTrojan Story (3CD set) ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used 3CD ... $24.99
A huge collection of work from the legendary Trojan Records label – the crucial British imprint who helped bring the sounds of Jamaica to the London scene, then helped encourage a lot of new English recordings as well! Trojan was more than a label, it was a key cultural conduit back in the ... read more CD
Also available Trojan Story (3CD set) ... CD 31.99

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✨✧ Keith HudsonFlesh Of My Skin Blood Of My Blood with bonus tracks) ... LP
Mamba/VP, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
One of the crowning achievements of the legendary Keith Hudson – a record that was originally issued on his own tiny label, with very little circulation at the time – but a set that's gone on to become the stuff of legend, thanks to Hudson's revolutionary work in the studio! The record ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Remaster of the original Mamba pressing and longer titled version of the classic Flesh Of My Skin Blood Of My Blood – with three bonus tracks and new liner notes.)

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✨✧ Keith HudsonFlesh Of My Skin Blood Of My Blood (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mamba/VP, 1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A once lost gem! Hudson's voice as a producer remains one of the most unique and idiosyncratic of his era, and this first LP issued under his own name stands as a shining document of his genius. Cut very near the time of his classic dub side Pick A Dub, this album shares the haunting mood that ... read more CD
(Remaster of the original Mamba pressing and longer titled version of the classic Flesh Of My Skin Blood Of My Blood – with three bonus tracks and new liner notes.)
Also available Flesh Of My Skin Blood Of My Blood with bonus tracks) ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Jimmy CliffGive Thankx ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1978. New Copy ... $10.99
Jimmy Cliff at the height of his 70s powers – in a mode that really moves past straight reggae, but without losing his roots at all – almost a more universal sense of soul that really fits the rising star power of Jimmy! The vibe here is different than some of the more righteous ... read more CD

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✨✧ Hortense EllisUnexpected Places/Lovers Places ... 7-inch
Hawkeye (UK), 1978. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 



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