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Ken ParkerHere Comes Ken Parker (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Treasure Isle/Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 20.99
A classic collection of work from Ken Parker – maybe not the biggest name in Jamaican music, but a singer who really struck gold with this collection of cuts recorded for Treasure Isle! The original album came out in the mid 70s, but the music's got more of the rocksteady groove you'd expect from the label – a slower-stepping midtempo mode that really lets Ken open up with his amazing vocals – a soulful style that we'd rank right up there with classic work by Sam Cooke, or early Marvin Gaye at Motown – but set here to a very different sort of early reggae rhythms! Titles include "Jimmy Brown", "Mother's Eyes", "I Can't Hide", "Sincerely", "I Should Have Known", "True True True", and "I Catch Myself Crying". CD features a massive related 21 bonus cuts – Ken Parker tunes that include "Guilty Inside" and "Grooving In Style" – plus lots more cuts recorded for Treasure Isle by Hopeton Lewis, including some duets with Phyllis Dillon and Dennis Alcapone! CD

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PioneersGreetings From The Pioneers (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Amalgamated/Doctor Bird (UK), 1968. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
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 these mellow-stepping grooves that seem to encourage them to stretch things out even more with the rhythms – all in a mode that's lean, lovely, and overflowing with the soulful currents that made this era in Jamaican music so great! Titles include "Me Naw Go A Believe", "You'll Never Get Away", "Shake It Up", "Whip Them", "No Dope Me Pony", "Sweet Dreams", "Jackpot", and "Give Me A Little Loving" – plus two tracks by the Righteous Flames too. PLUS, this 2CD package features a huge amount of bonus tracks – 42 more tracks that feature many other Joe Gibbs rocksteady work – lots more tracks by The Pioneers, plus more from Errol Dunkley, The Mellotones, Jackie Robinson, Lyn Taitt & The Jets, The Spanishites, Neville Hinds, The Royals, Invaders, and many more. CD

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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 Kingston step forward at the end of the 60s! In the rocksteady years, Treasure Isle was every bit as important as Studio One – maybe even more so – and the quality of the cuts here is a huge testament to the choice of artists and top-shelf handling that Reid brought to his work. In the UK scene of the late 70s, a series of Hottest Hits collections re-introduced the reggae audience to the Treasure Isle sounds from a few years before – and six of those collections are brought together here, for a whopping package of 84 tracks. Reid was especially great at working with groups and duets, and there's plenty of those here – in a selection of work from The Sensations, Melodians, Paragons, Alton Ellis, Techniques, John Holt, Phyllis Dillon, Claudette Miller, Joya Landis, Ken Parker, Tennors, Rosalyn Sweat, Three Tops, Jamaicans, Justin Hinds & The Dominoes, and many others. 3CD set features the rare Hottest Hits 3, which has alternate versions of all the tracks – and package also comes with 13 more bonus tracks too! CD

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VariousIn A Rocking Mood – Beverley's Rocksteady 1966 to 1968 ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A much-needed look at the farther reaches of the legendary 60s Jamaican imprint Beverley's – headed by important producer Leslie Kong, and a launching pad for some of the bigger names in Jamaican music in the years to come! Yet here, the focus is on a less-exposed side of Kong's imprint – great rocksteady material from the underground of the scene – with a huge amount of material that we'd never heard before, including a number of cuts that appear here on CD for the first time ever! The Doctor Bird label does a fantastic job with sets like this – adding in detailed notes to its focus on Beverley's tracks from the years 1966 to 1968 – on recordings by The Rio Grandes, Spanishtonians, Winston & George, Norman Grant, George Dekker, Austin Faithful, Freddie McKay, Glen Adams, and other singers. PLUS, the second CD in the set focuses on the great instrumental rocksteady on the label – almost a standalone record of tracks by legendary Jamaican saxophonist Roland Alphonso – on 18 more titles that include "Song For My Father", "Nothing Is Nothing", "Sock It To Me", "The Cat", "Sausage", "Middle East", "On The Move", "Jungle Bit", "Stream Of Life", "Soul Finger", and "Women Of The World". CD

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VariousIrie Greatest Hits – Featuring Joe Gibbs & The Professionals (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99 About July 15, 2022
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VariousNeverending Songs Of Love – Hits & Rarities From The Treasure Isle Vaults 1973 to 1975 ... CD
Treasure Isle/Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A really great look at the final years of the Treasure Isle label – a Jamaican imprint that was as important in the 60s as Studio One, and headed by the groundbreaking producer Duke Reid – a force maybe best known for ska and rocksteady, but still very much at the top of his game here! These years of the label don't get nearly as much exposure as others – and almost all the cuts here have never appeared on CD before – making the whole thing a real revelation to all us many folks who never got our hands on the 7" singles – especially as the collection is put together with the same level of care and detailed notes we've come to love from the Doctor Bird label! Plus, the set is divided in a great way – so that the first CD features vocal tracks, and the second features even more obscure dubs – a format not usually associated with Duke Reid, but carried off beautifully here by the Treasure Isle All Stars. 42 tracks in all – with work from The Mello Lads, Patrick Allen, Tinga Steward, The Chantells, Pat Kelly, The Saints, Sly Roker, Smokey 007, Murvin Brooks, Claudette Miller, Lloyd Robinson, The Africans, and The Black Brothers. CD

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VariousSka La Rama – Treasure Isle Ska 1965/1966 ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99 About June 10, 2022
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VariousStraight To The Head – Joe Gibbs Presents Knockout Sounds ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 20.99
Fantastic work from legendary producer Joe Gibbs – a key force in helping Jamaican music find the darker side of its groove at the end of the 60s, thanks to some groundbreaking work in the dee jay mode, and some other styles that are definitely an earlier precursor to dub! The set brings together 27 tracks that Gibbs recorded right at the tail end of the decade – many issued on the Amalgamated and Pressure Beat labels, including 9 tracks that appear on CD for the first time ever! But even the rest are pretty rare singles, most out of print for years – and as with other Doctor Bird collections, they're brought together here at a level that really makes sense, and illuminates the genius that's present in all of the individual cuts. Titles include "Niney Special" by Niney & The Destroyers, "Straight To The Head" and "Nevada Joe" by Johnny Lover & The Destroyers, "Echo" by The Now Generation, "Ghost Walk" and "Seeing Is Believing" by Carlton Gibbs, "Still Water Runs Deep" by Lizzy, "Jack Of My Trade" by Lord Comic, "Pussy Catch A Fire" by Two Soul Brothers, "News Flash Version" and "Rock The Clock (version 2)" by The Destroyers, "Perfect Born Ya" by The Immortals, "Honey No Money" by Niney & Slim Smith, and "Ghost Capturer" by Joe Gibbs All Stars. CD

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VariousSuper Bad – Hits & Rarities From The Treasure Isle Vaults 1971 to 1973 ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
Late work from the legendary Treasure Isle label – an imprint maybe best known for some killer ska and rocksteady in the 60s, but one that kept on going strongly well into the 70s! The cuts here are all the handiwork of the great Duke Reid – and as you might guess from the title, there's some definite nods towards some of the new styles that were bubbling up in 70s soul – although much of the work still has that classic Kingston vibe that made Duke's music so great! These later Treasure Isle tracks aren't always given their due – and 33 of the 50 tracks on the set make their first-ever appearance on CD – remastered beautifully from the original singles. Features work by Jeff Dixon, The Ethiopians, Duke Reid's All Stars, Cynthia Richards, Eddie Ford, Vincent Hinds & The Supersonics, Brent Dowe, Eddie Ford, Justin Hinds & The Dominoes, Tommy McCook, Toots & The New Generation Band, The Saints, Errol Dunkley, The Melodians, Albert Tulloch, The Willows, and others! CD

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VariousUnited Dreadlocks Vols 1 & 2 – Joe Gibbs Roots Reggae 1976/1977 ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99 About June 10, 2022
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✨✧ Dennis Alcapone & LizzySoul To Soul – DJ's Choice (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic classic early dee jay set from the Jamaican scene – a record that not only showcase the burgeoning talents of the young Dennis Alcapone, but also features a fair bit of duets with Lizzy (Delroy Petgrave) – all at a level that really helps move the style forward! At times, there's plenty of echoes of older rocksteady soul in the rhythms, but the presentation is definitely more 70s overall – especially in the edge that Dennis brings to his vocals, which reflect some of the changing times on the scene. Titles include "DJ's Choice", "The Funky Tang", "Picture On The Wall", "Engine Engine Number Nine", and "Wake Up Jamaica" by Dennis Alcapone – plus "Cry Tough", "The Right Song", and "Ba Ba Ri Ba Skank" by Lizzy & Dennis. CD also features 16 more bonus tracks, 5 of which are new to CD – tracks by Dennis, Lizzy, and others by Hopeton Lewis, Tommy McCook, Earl Lindo, and The Now Generation. CD

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✨✧ Errol Brown & The RevolutionariesTip Top Dub ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning double-length collection of work from dub producer Errol Brown – a massive 42 tracks in all, each of which definitely live up to the "tip top" promised in the title! The work here is from the years 1977 and 1978 – all originally issued on the High Note or Sky Note labels, at a time when Brown's talents in the studio were able to completely transform elements from contemporary tunes, and take them into all sorts of wonderful new directions with instrumentation help from The Revolutionaries! There's plenty of echo throughout, but most tunes also have a very straightforward vibe too – lean and forward-moving, without getting too bogged down in the production – just using the right elements to make everything sound super-cool throughout. The set features 25 tracks that have never been on CD amidst the total of 42 – and tracks include "Phase One Special", "Roots Man Dub", "Dancing Dub", "Wooga Man", "King Ruler", "Ital Dub", "Dub Walla", "Chapter 15", "Know Your Friend Version", "Strictly Roots"- "Lizard Version", and "Dub In Dreamland". CD

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✨✧ U-RoyVersion Galore (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Treasure Isle/Doctor Bird (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The debut of U-Roy, and an album that paves the way for countless wonderful sounds to come! The album's an early one in the toasting approach – and has U-Roy calling out the tunes in this echoey style that's wonderful – somehow more urgent than reggae records of just a few years before, and almost dismantling the tunes as he works alongside them! Rhythms are cooked up by Duke Reid – and the album's the stuff that put both him, and the role of the DJ in reggae firmly on the map! Titles include "Your Ace From Space", "On The Beach", "Version Galore", "True Confession", "Tide Is High", "Things You Love", "The Same Song", "Happy Go Lucky Girl", "Rock Away", "Wear You To The Ball", "Don't Stay Away", and "Hot Pop". Amazing 2CD edition – with 30 more bonus tracks including "Honey Come Forward", "Treasure Isle Skank", "Peace & Love", "My Girl", "Super Boss", "Do Re Mi", "Ain't That Loving You (alt)", "Nehru", "True True", "Drive Her Home (part 2)", "Way Back Home", "Tom Drunk", "Words Of Wisdom", and "Everybody Bawling". CD

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✨✧ VariousLoch Ness Monster/Funky Chicken (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), 1970. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of fantastic collections, back to back in a single set – with dozens more bonus tracks too! First up is Loch Ness Monster – One of the coolest collections ever put together by Trojan Records in the 70s – a set that's noteworthy not just for it's very cool cartoony cover and Brit Isles-located cover – but also for the weird and wild batch of music within! The tunes are a mix of late ska and rocksteady, but with a focus on some of the more unusual production styles and more offbeat lyrical modes of the period – qualities that make the whole set a delight as one track steps to the next – with playful interplay between themes and artists that makes the album way more than just a compilation fo different artists! Titles include "Man From MI5" by The Upsetters, "Loch Ness Monster" by King Horror, "Vampire" by The Upsetters, "Pussy Catch A Fire" by The Soul Mates, "Cutting Blade" by King Horror, "Barbwire" by Nora Dean, "Dracula Prince Of Darkness" by King Horror, and "African Meeting" by Girlie & Jomo. Funky Chicken is a really cool package from early 70s Trojan Records – a set that's titled after some of the big "funky animal" singles that were showing up on the US soul scene at the time – but which instead presents all sorts of soulful rocksteady cuts with a definite Jamaican groove! Titles include "Funky Chicken" by Winston Groovey, "Funky Reggae" by Dave Barker, "Funky Duck" by Dice The Boss, "Popcorn" by The Upsetters, "Open Jaw" by Tommy McCook, and "The Monster" by Beverly's All Stars. 2CD set has 56 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Marcia GriffithsNaturally/Steppin ... CD
Sky Note/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 a soulful sparkle that's undeniable – music that could have, should have (if things were right) gotten Marcia much bigger fame in the US crossover market of the time – as these songs work equally well as laidback soul numbers, even with strong reggae rhythms – thanks to the warmth and class of the vocals! A number of tracks are originals, and titles include "Dreamland", "Tell Me Now", "Melody Life", "Survival Is The Game", "Feel Like Jumping", "Mark My Word", and "Truly". Steppin features Marcia Griffiths at the height of her powers – singing wonderfully and soulfully, in a style that almost transcends her Jamaican roots! While other reggae singers of the period were maybe polishing things up a bit, to reach larger commercial fame, Griffiths seems to be stepping back more into soul, while still working with familiar Kingston rhythms – crafting this mode that's completely compelling, and which has as much personal feeling as some of the more powerful social themes of the roots era. Errol Brown recorded the tracks at Treasure Isle, and titles include "It's Impossible", "Steppin Out Of Babylon", "Where Were Why", "Why There Is No Love", "Give & You Get", and "I'm Hurting Inside". CD

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✨✧ VariousJoe Gibbs Presents Freedom To The People ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
A stunning tribute to the legendary Joe Gibbs – one that doesn't just offer up a general assortment of cuts, but instead hones in on work recorded in the years 1971 and 1972 – a moment when Gibbs was really helping to transform the sound of Jamaican music! Many of these cuts show the new sort of headiness that Joe and a few key contemporaries were bringing to the scene in Kingston – and as with other Doctor Bird collections, the presentation is fantastic – with a huge amount of tracks that have never appeared on CD before, all with wonderful sound, and very detailed notes on Joe and the artists! There's a massive 54 cuts on the 2CD set – and titles include "If Ah Sa So" by The Destroyers, "New Kent Road" by Johnny Lover, "How Your Panty Get Wet" by Stranger & Jimmy, "We Love Weed" by Joe Gibbs All STars, "Rivers Of Babylon" by Prince Student, Cherry Island" by Aubrey Adams, "Peace Maker" by Max Romeo, "The Gardener" by Judy Mowatt, "Ah So" by Tommy McCook, "Rebeloution" by Winston Wright, "African Plant" by Vin Gordon, "George Headley Medley" by Dennis Alcapone, "Our Day Will Come" by The Heptones, "African Queen" by Augustus Pablo, "The Dynamic Ken Parker" by Ken Parker, "Shake Pretty Girl" by Jackie Brown, "From Africa With Love" by Rasta Man, "By The River Brown Sugar" by Cat Campbell, and lots lots more! CD

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✨✧ VariousMoney In My Pocket – Joe Gibbs Singles Collection 1972/1973 ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A massive collection of genius from producer Joe Gibbs – work recorded in just over the pace of a year in the studio – served up here in a double-length collection of 48 tracks in all, 33 of which appear on CD for the first time ever! Joe Gibbs is a figure who hardly needs any sort of introduction – a landmark force in the studio who really helped transform Jamaican music, and help it to reach some deeper, more spiritual currents that really gave the music a huge global push at the time of these recordings. And as with some of his studio contemporaries, Gibbs was a non-stop powerhouse who never seemed to run out of ideas – as testified by the huge amount of material in this set! These aren't throwaway cuts, but a deep dig into the world of Gibbs, all killer all the way through – presented with the very high standards of the Doctor Bird label – with cuts from Dennis Brown, Alton Ellis, The Heptones, Bongo Herman & Bonny, Derrick Morgan, Jackie Brown, Eddie Ford, Prince Francis, Augustus Pablo, Big Youth, The Ethiopians, Cat Campbell, Dillinger, Vin Gordon, The Senators, and even a few from Joe himself. CD

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✨✧ Bob AndyLots Of Love & I (with bonus tracks) ... CD
High Note/Doctor Bird (UK), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 his earlier sides were to early reggae! The set was recorded at Treasure Isle, with bad-stepping rhythms from Sly & Robbie, and a nice current of dub on the production – all of which really sets the stage for Bob's richly soulful vocals on tunes that include "Troubled Woman", "Lots Of Love & I", "Unchain Me", "Stepping Free", "Revelation", "The Ghetto Stays In My Mind", and "You Lied". CD features bonus tracks too – including "The Ghetto Stays In My Mind", "Slow Down", "Set Me Free", and "Movements". 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 ... Out Of Stock
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, but tuned towards rhythms that are much more Kingston than New Jersey or Philly! Yet there's also a few funky moments too – a rare element that really shows how the group could change things up from some of their Jamaican contemporaries, on titles that include a version of the "Shaft" theme, plus "You're A Big Girl Now", "Everybody Plays The Fool", "Melting Pot", "Ebony Eyes", "Do Your Thing", "People Make The World Go Round", and "I'm Sorry". Everybody Plays The Fool is a record that's as much an early 70s reggae set as it is a strong bit of east coast soul – Kingston rhythms mixed with fantastic harmonies that maybe echo more of the East Coast group soul modes than some of the earlier Jamaican groups of the 60s! The choice of material also echoes that quality too – as The Chosen Few take on older soul classics, remade for a reggae market – mixed with a few original tracks of their own. Titles include "My Thing", "Reggae Stuff", "I Second That Emotion", "Make Way For The Young Folks", "La La At The End", and "Tears Of A Clown". Chosen Few In Miami is legendary soul from The Chosen Few – a group who were as much a 70s soul outfit as they were a reggae group! This album's the group's greatest – recorded in Miami with classic TK funky production from King Sporty, who also seems to be backing them up on most of the set. There's certainly a reggae feel to the album at times, but the group's harmonies are much more in an American soul vein – and Sporty's super-dope backings use plenty of wah-wah guitar, electric keys, and that burning, bubbling Miami soul groove that made so many of the TK albums from the time so great! Titles include the stone funky classic "Funky Buttercup", plus "Wandering", "Candy I'm So Doggone Mixed Up", "Why Can't We Live", "Drift Away", "I Am A Man", and "Hit Me With Music". 2CD set also features 11 more bonus tracks – including related work by Lloyd Charmers Selection! CD

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✨✧ Brent Dowe & The MelodiansBuild Me Up/Pre-Meditation (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Two soulful reggae classics – issued here back to back in a single set, along with 26 bonus tracks, and a total of 32 titles that appear here on CD for the first time ever! First up is the solo album Build Me Up by Brent Dowe – a sometime member of The Melodians, but one who sounds great here as a lead artist on his own – although many of the cuts follow the similar slow-stepping vibe of his earlier work with the group, and often have a bit of harmony vocals behind Brent's lead. Titles include "I'm Gonna Love You", "Without Me", "Ungrateful Baby", "Heartbreaking Love", "Something You Don't Have", "Don't Give Up", and "Build Me Up". Next up is the album Pre-Meditation – The Melodians really sparking on a set of tunes that were issued on the Sky Note label in 1978, but which really recall the earlier spirit of the group – music that's surprisingly stripped down, and almost with more of a rocksteady groove than you might expect for the time – although there are some roots reggae themes in the mix too. Sonia Pottinger handled production – and titles include "Swing & Dine", "Little Nut Tree", "Don't Get Weary", "Dry Up Yuh Tears", "I'm Gonna Fall In Love", and "Survival Is The Game". 2CD set features both albums, along with all the above-mentioned bonus tracks – lots more Melodians tracks that include "Little Blue Bird", "The News Is Out", "No Sweeter Way", "Share The Good Times", "Two Sides To Every Story", "No Nola", "Heartaches", "Black Man Kingdom Come", "Melodians In Medley", "Your Destiny", "Sweet City Woman", and lots lots more! CD

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✨✧ EthiopiansEngine 54 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rocksteady classic from The Ethiopians – but a set that also has plenty more going on as well! The duo work here as a Jamaican counterpart to American soul groups – one of the first and best to hit the Kingston scene – but they also open themselves up to lots of other ideas in the process, and sometimes lay back vocally to just let the album open up and groove! Harmonies are The Ethiopians' strongest calling card – but they're often first directed by the rhythms, then slide in to warm things up and give a larger presence to the slow-stepping, midtempo grooves – all delivered with a classic Kingston head-nodding approach. The album's a key genre-building moment in Jamaican music – and titles include the classic "Train To Skaville", plus "Engine 54", "My Love", "You Got The Dough", "Woman's World", "Long Time Now", and "Unchanged Love". This CD comes with an insane amount of bonus tracks – 17 more titles that include "Do It Sweet", "The Whip", "You Didn't Answer", "In The Park", "Fire A Muss Muss Tail", "You Are The Girl", and "I'm A King". CD

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✨✧ VariousCan't Stop The Dread (with bonus tracks) ... CD
High Note/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Deep Jamaican sounds from the 70s – all work produced by the legendary Sonia Pottinger, and which shows that her talents for roots music were every bit as great as her work with earlier styles too! With Pottinger, the key is almost less what she does in the studio than what she does with her ear – as her ability to identify key talent at the right moment is something that really graces most of her recordings – definitely the case here, in an overstuffed 2CD set that features rare singles from the High Note label, most appearing on CD for the first time ever, 8 of which are previously unissued! As with other releases on the Doctor Bird label, the choice of cuts are as great as the overall presentation – which includes very detailed notes – to support a set list of 35 tracks that includes "Winey Winey (12" version)" by The Kingstonians, "King Of Kings" by Mind Body & Soul, "Babylon A Run Come" by The Mellows, "Sufferer's Child" by Delroy Denton & The Silvertones, "Lonesome I" by The Roots Defenders, "Trouble & Strife" by The Africans, "Whole Lot Of Feeling (12" version)" by Justin Hinds & The Dominoes, "See It Deh (12" version)" by Enos McLeod, "World World" by Joseph Burke & Tribute, and "Love & Inity" by Ras Miller. 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 ... Out Of Stock
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 – which built new tracks on older rhythms – Pottinger works here with new grooves, mostly by The Revolutionaries – mostly slow-tripping, at a level that takes off from the roots years – topped with a mix of singers and DJs that get some really great dubby production touches! This isn't the digital work of a few years to come, but warm, well-crafted material that caps off the last moment before reggae took on some more electronic styles in the following decade – all served up with the usual great notes and attention to detail we love from the Doctor Bird label. The package features 34 tracks in all – some unreleased – and titles include "Tan Turdy" by Errol Scorcher, "Stormy Weather (12" mix)" by Bobby Ellis, "Different Fashion" by Lee Van Cleef, "A Little Bit Of Love" by Jah Thomas, "Whole Lot Of Loving" by The Enchanters, "Oppressor" by Tony Tuff, "Financial Problem" by Zara, "Annie Palmer (12" mix)" by Papa Ritchie, "Mr Landlord (12" mix)" by Michael Palmer, "Road Block" by Carl & Gibby, "General" by Ranking Joe, and "It's My Home (12" mix)" by Lorna Bennett. CD

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✨✧ VariousDuke Reid International Disco Series – The Complete Collection (3CD set) ... CD
Treasure Isle/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
Later work from legendary Jamaican producer Duke Reid – best known for the rocksteady classics on his Treasure Isle label in the late 60s, but still going strong here well into the 70s! The tracks here represent nearly every single 12" release issued by Reid on the many branches of Treasure Isle in the late 70s – music that takes full advantage of the extended length and the wider dynamic range offered by a 12" single over a 7" release – which means that the bottoms are even deeper, and the vocals seem to soar even higher – as Duke and his crew continue to perfect their talents in the studio. The set features a total of 38 tracks, all nice and long, 4 of which are from the vaults and appear here for the first time – supported by the usual fantastic Doctor Bird notes and details – with work by Phyllis Dillon, The Techniques, The Paragons, Alton Ellis, The Sensations & Jah Stone, Joya Landis, Ken Parker, John Holt, Alton Ellis & Papa Ritchie, Carly Bryan & The Supersonics, The Techniques & Ranking Trevor, The Jamaicans, and The Melodians. CD

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✨✧ VariousSoul Power 68 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Treasure Isle/Doctor Bird (UK), 1968. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Soul power 1968, but Kingston-style too – served up here in a host of gems from the vaults of Jamaican producer Duke Reid! The material is from a perfect moment in Reid's career – a time when he was changing his well-crafted Treasure Isle groove from ska to rocksteady – bringing in a new wave of inspiration from American soul, similar to the work at the start of the 60s that first inspired Jamaican artists to take off in some new directions of their own! The mode here is a blend of styles you might hear on Atlantic or Stax, but set to rhythms that are much more Jamaican – sometimes with soulful vocals in the lead, sometimes working as an answer to American soul instrumental singles of the time. Titles include "Come On Little Girl" by The Melodians, "Funky Beat" by Lloyd Williams, "In The Midnight Hour" by The Silvertones, "Soul Power" by Radcliff Butler, "Music Is My Occupation" by Tommy McCook & The Supersonics, "Black Power" by Winston Wright, and "What More Can I Do" by Clive & Doreen. 2CD set features a stunning 30 bonus tracks – 18 titles of which are new to CD, 3 of which appear here for the first time – material from The Sensations, Hopeton Lewis, Lloyd Tyrell, Joya Landis, The Gladiators, Yardbrooms, Phyllis Dillon, Tommy McCook, and others. 42 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Junior BylesBeat Down Babylon (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Tremendous work from Junior Byles – a singer with a sweet voice that would have been right at home in the rocksteady years, but which is maybe even more powerful here in a roots session produced by Lee Scratch Perry! That special Perry magic really helps balance things out with Junior's vocals – a raspy edge in the rhythms that reminds us of the deeper qualities of the lyrics – echoed by Byles as he uses his personal soul to enforce their ideas – following a shift in Jamaican music that's similar to the Marvin Gaye shift at the start of the 70s! Titles include "I've Got A Feeling", "Don't Know Why", "Coming Again", "Beat Down Babylon", "A Place Called Africa", and "Poor Chubby". 2CD set features an insane number of bonus tracks – 41 more numbers in all, pulled from singles and other recordings – with titles that include "Curley Locks", "Dreader Locks", "Militant Rock", "Fun & Games", "Motion Dub", "Ungrateful Skank", "Rasta No Pick Pocket", "Come Da Da", "Righteous Oily", "King Of Babylon", "Africa Stand", and "Rub Up Festival 71". CD

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✨✧ Errol DunkleyDarling Ooh (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Slinky, soulful, and completely seductive sounds from the great Erroll Dunkley – not the person pictured on the cover, but a wonderful Jamaican singer who works here alongside superb production from Sonia Pottinger! The tunes are all laidback, but never sleepy – that perfect early reggae balance of slowness and focus that can make a record like this so great – gently tripping rhythms that could sound funkier if they wanted to, but which are a masterpiece in restraint – so that all the elements are focused down into the groove, while Erroll serves up these snakey vocals over the top. Titles include "Movie Star", "Like To Be Boozed Up", "A Little Way Different", "Created By The Father", "Baby I Love You", "It Was Nice While It Lasted", and "I'm Not The Man For You". This great 2CD version features 35 bonus tracks – material from the Joy To The World compilation, and a range of other Sonia Pottinger-produced work – from Pete Weston, The Melodians, Dennis Alcapone, Jackie Brown, Judy Mowatt, Lou Sparkes, Jackie Robinson, Lennox Brown, and others – including a number of two-part singles! CD

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✨✧ InspirationsReggae Fever (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1970. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
The Inspirations were maybe not the biggest vocal group on the Jamaican scene at the start of the 70s – but man, they really tear things up in a wonderful way on this classic set with production by Joe Gibbs! As with other Gibbs' projects, there's a few numbers here by other artists too – but the main focus is the sublime vocal tunes that have the Inspirations in the lead – singing in a duo mode that's clearly inspired by 60s soul acts from the US, but with the vocals more harmonized together, instead of trading back and forth – yet at a level that still makes for a really raw edge overall! Rhythms are fantastic – nicely bubbling in a rocksteady mode – and Inspirations titles include "Wet Dreams", "Ease Up", "Samfie Man", "Why Do You Laugh At My Calamities", "Bongo Nyah", "Who You Gonna Run To", "Sweet Sensation", and "Fattie Fattie". Other tracks on the album include "Only Yesterday" by Ken Parker, plus the tracks "Liquidator", "Reggae Fever", and "Mad Rooster" by Lloyd Willis & The Destroyers. PLUS, this 2CD set features a huge amount of added material – 43 more tracks that are all contemporaneous Joe Gibbs productions – work by The Reggae Boys, Destroyers, Soul Sisters, Johnny Moore & The Supersonics, Soul Mates, Hippy Boys, Stranger Cole, Niney, Ken Parker, Ernest Williams, Ansel Collins, and even more by The Inspirations. CD

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✨✧ Jimmy LondonBridge Over Troubled Waters (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful collection – a full album and rare tracks from sweet-voiced reggae singer Jimmy London, plus a whole bonus disc of other material produced at Randy's too! The core album, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, is wonderful – recorded by a singer who maybe didn't hit the heights of some of his contemporaries, but who has a really universal soul quality to his vocals – a bit falsetto, a bit deeper and sweeter too – working through a mix of songs from American soul, plus a few originals – all with nicely warm production from Vincent Chin, marking that shift from rocksteady into early reggae! Titles include "Shake A Hand", "They Don't Know", "Hanging Up My Heart", "Just My Imagination", "It's Now Or Never", and "Bridge Over Troubled Water". Includes bonus tracks by Jimmy – including "Hip Hip Hooray", "Jamaican Festival 72", and "I'll Never Find Another Mood" – plus 38 more bonus tracks – by Lloyd Parks, Dennis Brown, Freedom Group, Alton Ellis, Ethiopians, Dennis Alcapone, Impact All Stars, Augustus Pablo, Carl Murphy, Max Romeo, and others. CD

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✨✧ Reggae StringsReggae Strings/Reggae Strings Vol 2 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great pair of records – plus a huge amount of bonus tracks too! First up is the debut Reggae Strings album – one of the most unique albums on the Trojan label during the 70s – and a surprising hit for the company too! The approach here is very unusual – as the cuts here all are earlier Trojan vocal singles that had larger backings provided by UK maestro Johnny Archey – then stripped of their vocals and presented as instrumentals! As you'd guess by the names, Archey adds strings to the Kingston rhythms – but the approach is surprisingly nice – almost like early reggae rhythms coming into play with the best of the UK sound library generation – with results that are as groovy as that description might imply. Titles include "World Without Love", "One Woman", "Let The Man Go", "Leaving Rome", "Pantomime", "God Bless The Children", and "Young Gifted & Black". Reggae Strings 2 is a set that follows nicely on the first Reggae Strings effort on Trojan – and, like the first, a package that features older vocal tracks with the lyrics stripped away, all to provide a focus on the fuller orchestrations of Johnny Archey! The approach is cooler than you'd guess – lots of nice charts that bring a bit of 70s smooth to the sound of Trojan – almost like Barry White was recording down in Kingston – on titles that include "How Many Times", "Jump Hallelujah", "Strange World", "It's Too Late", "Tell It Like It Is", "Scientist", "Jamaica Jerkoff", and "Sweet Bitter Love". 2CD set features 25 bonus tracks too – all the original vocal tunes used for the strings versions – with work by Bob Andy, The Dynamites, Greyhound, Bob & Marcia, Nicky Thomas, Danny Ray, Merlene Webber, The Uniques, Pioneers, Winston Groovy, and others! 51 tracks in all – and a nice set of notes. CD

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✨✧ ScottySchool Days (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 – that relaxed, easygoing early Jamaican dee jay style that replicates some of the calls you might have heard out in the street, when one of the major sound systems was pumping things up. But Scotty also sings, too – with a great soulful voice that's very much in the spirit of the rocksteady years – balancing things out, and making for one hell of a classic album. Derrick Harriott produced – and titles include "Penny For Your Song", "Draw Your Brakes", "Lonely Man", "Sesame Street", "Rosemarie", "Musical Chariot", "Jam Rock Style", and "Riddle I This". CD features 10 more bonus tracks, 8 brand-new to CD – and titles include "Clean Race", "Monkey Drop", "Draw Your Brakes (version)", "Monkey Drop (version)", and "Version Train". CD

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Reggae (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Forget the cheapo look of the cover, as the set's a classic batch of gems from the Trojan Records catalog – 2CDs worth of material, with 55 titles that go way past the obvious hits – served up in a great mix of rocksteady and early reggae modes, and filled with the kind of tunes that instantly bridged the space between Kingston and London at the end of the 60s! The package takes off from a mainstream Trojan set from back in the day, and offers the much deeper dig that we love from the Doctor Bird label – tunes that make the whole thing more of a journey of discovery than you might guess from the simple statement of the title. Tracks include "Build It Up" by Tito Simon, "Sweet Sensation" by The Melodians, "This Is Reggae Music" by Zap Pow, "Floating" by Greyhound, "Black Pearl" by Horace Faith, "Liquidator" by Harry J Allstars, "Elizabethan Reggae" by Boris Gardiner & The Love People, "I Need Your Sweet Inspiration" by The Pioneers, "Red Red Wine" by Tony Tribe, "Think About That" by Dandy Livingston, "Down In The Boondocks" by Delroy Williams, "Reggae From The Ghetto" by John Holt, "Yesterday Man" by Nicky Thomas, "Who's That Lady" by Paris Connection, and lots lots more! CD

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✨✧ VariousDerrick Harriott Presents Earthly Sounds ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
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 club and record store owner – which gave him great access to up and coming talents, and a keen ear for all the changes that were taking place on the scene – changes that here sometimes come across with some of the more righteous currents that were showing up in 70s soul, and other times the growing sense of spirituality in Jamaican music. There's a wealth of fantastic work here – all presented in the high standard of the Doctor Bird label, which means notes that are as thoughtful as the track selection – a whopping 48 titles that also includes a fair bit of versions on the second disc. Titles include "Salaam" by Bongo Herman with Les & Bunny, "Throne Of Justice" by The Ethiopians, "Short Cut" by The Crystalites, "Cotton Comes To Harlem" by Winston Wright, "Mash UP" by The Diamonds, "Call Me Trinity" by Joe White, "Medicine Stick" by Denzil Laing, "Shaft" by The Now Generation, "Black Moses" by The Preacher, "Cool Breeze" by Big Youth, "Smokey Eyes" by Glen Brown", "Smokey Version" by The Cyrstalites, "Big Boy" by Junior Murvin, "Tougher Than Tough Version" by Augustus Pablo, "I Roy" by Frankie J & Melinda, "Blackula" by The Crystalites, "Bedroom Mazurka" by Agustus Pablo & Fay, and "Earthly Sounds" by The Crystalites. CD

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✨✧ VariousGay Jamaica Independence Time (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Treasure Isle/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A record that's brimming over with pride for the new musical grooves coming out of Kingston – and a rare compilation on the legendary Treasure Isle record from producer Duke Reid! The tunes here are great and gritty – almost as if Reid was finding a way to capture the energy of a sound system in the studio – with lots of booming beats, rumbling basslines, and the kind of standout instrumental and vocal passages that give each tune a special sort of hook! The instrumentals are maybe the most compelling – as they'll use a spare organ line or sax solo to craft surprisingly hypnotic sounds – which are then balanced out strongly by the soulful vocals on the other cuts. Titles include "Boom Shaka Lacka" by Hopeton Lewis & The Chosen Few, "Wake The Town" by U Roy, "Hopeful Village" by The Tennors, "The Ball" by Earl Wire Lindo, "What Does It Take" by Alton Ellis, "Sunday Gravy" by Earl Wire Lindo, "Condition Bad A Yard" by The Ethiopians, "Rule The Nation" by U Roy, "Dynamite" by Tommy McCook, and "White Rum" by Earl Wire Lindo. 2CD set has an insane amount of bonus tracks – 28 more Duke Reid productions, and 17 more produced by Byron Smith – 45 more tracks, including work by King Sporty, Tommy McCook, The Barons, Winston Jarrett, Nora Dean, The Ethiopians, Hopeton Lewis, Alston Barrett, The El Dorados, Dorothy Reid, and many more. CD

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✨✧ VariousReggae Power (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
The first-ever full collection of work based around the production efforts of Karl JJ Johnson – maybe not the biggest name in Jamaican studio talent, but a producer with a great ear for the most soulful sounds bubbling up at the time! Johnson was known as Sir JJ – and worked most famously with The Ethiopians, but also handled a fair bit of other rocksteady and early reggae groups during the five years' worth of recordings brought together in this set – material issued on his own small label, and on Duke and Trojan as well – all collected here in a package that features 58 tracks in all, and a very copious amounts of notes and vintage images! 17 of the tracks have never been on CD at all – and together, the whole thing is a fantastic tribute to Johnson – with work by The Vibrators, Kingstonians, JJ All Stars, Cark Dawkins, Winston Wright, Roy Shirley, Val Bennett, Lloyd Young, The Linkers, The Ethiopians, Family Man, The Cambodians, Stranger & Gladdy, The Scorchers, Ansel Collins, Stranger Cole, and others. CD

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✨✧ VariousRoots Rock Reggae (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Savannah/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of roots reggae from a lesser-known source – material issued on the Big Phil label of Phil Mathias – brought together to make a superb album as a whole! There's a nice mix of artists here, and the production styles are also nicely varied – with some numbers that still have a roots vibe, but also move into warmer lovers territory – balanced with deeper, more progressive cuts that make the whole thing an all-killer, no-filler set! Titles include "A Lonely Walk" by Albert Malawi, "Consider Yourself" by Delroy Wilson, "Black Beauty" by The Mindbenders, "Riding High" by The In Crowd, "Never Get Weary" by Wellesley Braham, "Think About Tomorrow" by Ranking Joe, "Miserable Woman" by Leroy Smart, and "Once Upon A Time" by The Main Attractions. 2CD set also features 19 bonus tracks, 6 previously unissued, including some rare 12" singles – titles that include "Help Us Jah (12" mix)" by Leroy Brown, "Why Won't You Come On (12" mix)" by Bim Sherman, "So Many Times" by The Majestrians, "Too Sweet To Let Go (12" mix)" by The Studds, "Running (12" mix)" by Devon Lyon & Jah Thomas, "Road Traffic Law (12" mix)" by Jah Ruby, and "Wise Man" by Junior Dan. CD

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✨✧ VariousSka From Jamaica (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
The long-overdue release of a killer collection of underground ska from the Jamaican scene of the 60s – a package put together by a small London label to feature the best production work of Kingston producer Lindon Pottinger! These cuts lie in the Trojan Records vaults for decades – and finally see the light of day here, in a soul-drenched tracklist that's overflowing with gems that go way past the obvious – and which remind us yet again that the initial years of Ska were so amazing, all other generations really pale in comparison! The vibe here is a strong mix of influences from American soul and some of the bubbling, hard-stepping rhythms of Jamaica – served up with a brilliant sound on tracks that include "What Have I Done" and "Time Will Tell" by Winston Samuels, "The Ska" by Jackie Estick, "Let's Jump" by The Maytals, "Sammy No Dead" by Clacy Eccles, "Cling To Me" by Horrell Dawkins, "Paradise" by Roy Shirley & Ken, and "Too Late" by Lloyd & Glen. 2CD package features a huge amount of bonus material – 47 more tracks in all, with work by Karl Bryan, Derrick Harriott, Baba Brooks, Winston Samuels, Dobby Dobson, The Cables, The Originators, Clive Bonnie, King Rocky, Ben Levy, and other Pottinger-produced artists. CD
 
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✨✧ BreadBread/On The Waters ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1969/1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two early albums from Bread – back to back on a single CD! First up is the landmark first album by Bread – a set that came from the hipper depths of the Elektra Records label at the time, and which helped set the scene for so may 70s copycat acts to come! Here, the young David Gates is working in a style that's post-folk, with some of the same Sunshine Pop-era harmonies as some of his contemporaries – nicely blending his voice with James Griffin of the group, in a way that really forges past some of the more familiar modes that harmony vocals were hitting just a few years before – the same sort of extrapolations that were being explored at the time by The Carpenters or Crosby Stills & Nash – even though fans of the latter would kill us for such a comparison! Titles include "Dismal Day", "Move Over", "Family Doctor", "Could I", "Any Way You Want Me", and "Friends & Lovers". On The Waters is the second classic album from Bread – a set that has the group expanding to a quartet, and the mighty David Gates moving into an even greater role as a musical visionary for the 70s! Sure, these guys weren't about to storm the stage of Woodstock with music like this – but they are crafting some pretty wonderful harmonies for the time – music that marks a similar shift away from simpler 60s modes as the work of groups like CS&N or America – deeper, more mature, and able to bring in a more personal level of expression that harmony groups could only have dreamed of the decade before! Production is impeccable – almost in the same sublime soft rock territory as A&M at the time – and titles include the huge hit "Make It With You", plus "Easy Love", "Been Too Long On The Road", "Look What You've Done", "The Other Side Of Life", and "Call On Me". CD

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✨✧ Manu DibangoGone Clear – The Complete Kingston Sessions (2LP pressing) ... LP
Mango/Soul Makossa (France), 1980. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A really great shift in setting for legendary reedman Manu Dibango – an album recorded in Jamaica with production from Geoffrey Chung – who helps the saxophonist find a whole new groove for his soulful style! The album's from a moment where many were flocking to Kingston to record with top-shelf talents – but there's something about this record that's better than most of that generation, possibly because right from the start, Manu always had a way of taking regional sounds and finding a much stronger global focus! Players include Sly and Robbie on rhythms, plus Ansel Collins and Clive Hunt on keyboards, Barry Rogers on trombone, Mikey Mao Chung on guitar, and surprisingly, Jon Faddis and Randy Brecker on trumpets. 2LP set features 12 tracks from the sessions – and titles include "Reggae Makossa", "Choc N Soul", "Night Jet", "Bona Sango", "Kumbele Style", "Tek Time", "Goro City", "Frozen Soul", "Doctor Bird", and "Full Up". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MiraclesLove Crazy/Miracles (SACD multi-channel disc) ... CD
Columbia/Vocalion (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two post-Motown albums from The Miracles – back to back on a single CD! On Love Crazy, The Miracles move to Columbia Records – and pick up a whole new groove in the process – a much richer sound than previous records on Motown, with a soaring style that really works great for the harmonies! Billy Griffin's vocals are really coming into their own – as is his songwriting, too – evidenced by some of the more complicated elements in the mix, and the blend of full arrangements and tight rhythms that almost have a Philly feel overall! The change is a great one for the group – and not only helps them beat some of their best late Motown moments, but also points the way towards a heck of a lot of 80s soul too. Titles include "Too Young", "The Bird Must Fly Away", "Love Crazy", "Spy For Brotherhood", "A Better Way To Life", "Women", and the Isley-like "I Can Touch The Sky". The self-titled Miracles set is an overlooked groover from The Miracles – a late 70s set for Columbia Records, and one that's got a sparkling sound throughout! The album really has the group hitting some great modern soul modes for the set – arrangements by David Foster that push them forward even more, and which work equally well on the uptempo tunes as they do on the few mellower numbers too. The style is lush, but never overdone – just right for the vocal interplay of the group, with a quality that's a bit like late 70s Jacksons – but better. Titles include "Love Doctor", "I Can't Stand It", "Hot Dance", "Mean Machine", "Sad Rain", "Reach For The Sky", and "The Magic Of Your Eyes". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)
 
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Coleman HawkinsBody & Soul ... CD
Bluebird/RCA, Late 30s/1940s/Mid 50s. Used ... $1.99
A nice overview of Coleman Hawkins' career in a great 2LP set, containing material recorded between 1939 and 1947, and later work recorded in 1956. Most of the early work is in a wonderful small group format that lets Hawkins' tenor really come to the forefront. Other players on the sessions include Benny Carter, JC Higginbotham, Allen Eager, Peter Brown, and Budd Johnson – and titles include "Half Step Down Please", "Bouncing With Bean", "Meet Doctor Foo", and "Jumping For Jane". The later work features the orchestra of Billy Byers, including soloists Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, and Hank Jones. Coleman's the main blower, though – and the arrangements have a solid base that lets him open up in that exploratory tone he was crafting during the time. And although tracks are short, there's a heck of a lot of soul packed into them – recorded with impeccable quality, much more so than earlier sides. Titles include "The Essence of You", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "Dinner For One Please, James", and "Little Girl Blue". CD
(Out of print original pressing, booklet has some light wear.)
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Coleman HawkinsBody & Soul ... LP
Bluebird, Late 30s/1940s/Mid 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
A nice overview of Coleman Hawkins' career in a great 2LP set, containing material recorded between 1939 and 1947, and later work recorded in 1956. Most of the early work is in a wonderful small group format that lets Hawkins' tenor really come to the forefront. Other players on the sessions include Benny Carter, JC Higginbotham, Allen Eager, Peter Brown, and Budd Johnson – and titles include "Half Step Down Please", "Bouncing With Bean", "Meet Doctor Foo", "Spotlite", "Low Flame", and "Jumping For Jane". The later work features the orchestra of Billy Byers, including soloists Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, and Hank Jones. Coleman's the main blower, though – and the arrangements have a solid base that lets him open up in that exploratory tone he was crafting during the time. And although tracks are short, there's a heck of a lot of soul packed into them – recorded with impeccable quality, much more so than earlier sides. Titles include "I Never Knew", "Bean & The Boys", "The Essence of You", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "Dinner For One Please, James", and "I'm Shooting High". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain with minor flaking at the bottom of the spine.)
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