A real moment of righteous power from Lee Scratch Perry – as you might expect from the image on the cover – clearly indicating a strong sense of pride and identity that also tracks with the 70s shift in Jamaican music too! Lee's the producer here, but also extends full creative control ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Includes selections by Ronnie McIntosh, Krosfyah, Super Blue, Nigel Lewis, Poser, Osha, Onyan, Square One, Iwer George, Chinese Laundry, Bud, Allison Hinds, Beenie Man, and Technic Band. LP, Vinyl record album
Skin Flesh & Bones —
Dub In Blood ... CD Sunshot/Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ...
A real dub rarity – a set that was originally issued in two different versions, both with different tracks – both in very small pressings! This excellent version from Pressure Sounds combines all the cuts from both discs – in a superb package of stripped-down dubs built around ... read moreCD
(Plays with some crackles on "This Is A Lovely Way", still a lovely copy with super clean labels.)
Don Drummond —
Don Cosmic ... LP Studio One, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
An incredible collection of work from one of the coolest musicians on the Jamaican scene in the 60s – the legendary Don Drummond – an artist who was schooled in jazz trombone, then went on to use the instrument as a surprisingly powerful force in ska, rocksteady, and reggae! This ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic record from the early days of the dee jay scene in Jamaica – a set from David Scotty Scott, who'd previously been a singer – and who does a really great job here hanging between two different modes! Many tracks feature Scotty rapping along with the laidback grooves – ... read moreCD
The rare first album from a heavenly Jamaican vocal group – the wonderful Pioneers, who have a rock-solid quality here that sounds even better with production from Joe Gibbs! The trio have a way of criss-crossing their vocals in the harmonies that's wonderful – bumping around with all ... read moreCD
A classic moment from Frederick "Toots" Hibbert – a set that's maybe his equivalent to some of the key Island Records albums of the 70s from Bob Marley & The Wailers! Like those, the production here is top-shelf – handled partly by Joe Boyd, who brings a very respectful ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Nigerian Island pressing. NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition. Cover is stained and missing the photos on front and back, with some writing in marker on front, split seams, some flaking, and tape remnants at the edges.)
Like much of Tosh's work after leaving the Wailers, this album is a bit uneven, but still has a couple of nuggets of fiery roots rock. There's a crack band behind him on these self-produced tunes, with Sly & Robbie, Mikey Chung and Skully Sims. Includes "Nothing But Love", "The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Nigerian pressing on EMI. Cover has heavy wear at the spine, light stains and smudges, and some torn portions at the opening.)