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Cultural RootsRevolutionary Sounds ... LP
Revolutionary Sounds/Germain (Jamaica), 1980s. Very Good- ... $9.99
Featuring backing by the Revolutionaries. 10 tracks in all: "Hypocrite", "Babylon Bridge", "Blackie Blackie", "Too Late Shall Be Your Cry", "Only Jah Knows", "Tribal Avenue", "Danger Light", "Age Of Creation", "Jah No Partial" and "Granny Say". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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Grass RootsLeaving It All Behind ... LP
Dunhill, 1969. Sealed Gatefold ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with hype sticker. Shrinkwrap has a hole in front and is cracked at the top right corner.)

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Grass RootsLet's Live For Today ... LP
Dunhill, 1967. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Vinyl plays with a short click on side 2, track 3.)

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Grass RootsMore Golden Greats ... LP
Dunhill, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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King Tubby & Roots RadicsDangerous Dub ... CD
Greensleeves (UK), 1981. Used ... $14.99
As Sly & Robbie and many of reggae's first instrumental visionaries moved on, younger groups like the Roots Radics stepped to the fore, though this line up featured both younger talent like Style Scott and Bingy Bunny and stalwarts like Flabba Holt and Gladdie Anderson. And while we love the work that Roots Radics would do with Scientist, this effort's no slouch either, with 10 hard hitting dubs, including ""Country Gal Dub", "Loud Mouth Rock", "Up Town Special", "London Bridge Special", "Earthquake Shake" and "Knife & Fork Dubwise". CD
(Out of print.)

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John Legend & The RootsWake Up ... CD
GOOD/Columbia, 2010. Used ... $2.99
John Legend shakes loose of the contemporary pop soul style of his previous couple of records with a comparatively raw and direct soul vibe – revisiting some of best socially aware, emotionally resonant and still relevant songs of the 60s & 70s! The best tracks on the set are the ones that have the rawest, most live sounding groove – and there's plenty of that, as he's backed by The Roots. There's no denying John Legend's truthful love of this material, and he sings with genuine depth. They wisely choose numbers with lyrics that stand true to this day, a few of which feature fresh rhymes by guest MCs that further bridge the eras. The track selection is excellent – covering classics by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Bill Withers, Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway and they also go as deep as Baby Huey & Eugene McDaniels. Includes "Hard Times" with Black Thought, "Compared To What", "Wake Up Everybody" with Common & Melanie Fiona, "Our Generation" feat CL Smooth, "Little Ghetto Boy" feat Black Thought (plus the prelude with Malik Yusef), "Hang On In There", "Wholy Holy", "Shine" and more. CD

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Misty In RootsRoots Controller ... CD
Real World, Late 70s/1980s. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on CD.)

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RootsDistortion To Static (at ease clean, at ease mic check clean, at ease inst, Black Thought clean, Ques Jim clean, freestyle clean) ... 12-inch
DGC, 1994. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Super dope promo only set of remixes of one of our all time favorite Roots tracks. As usual, new verses and tight beats abound. . . 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stamped sleeve.)

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✨✧ RootsTipping Point ... CD
Geffen, 2004. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The Roots make kind of a return to their own roots with the Tipping Point – a loose, funky, hip hop soul opus from the legendary Philly crew! The record's got a much more streamlined and focused ambition than Phrenology or Things Fall Apart – and it's a brilliant extenuation of their established style of live funky soul instrumentation, laid under the forceful rhymes of Black Thought and soulfully sung hooks and choruses. There's that elongated, swirling psych-soul feel that trips it out in spots, but it remains a focused effort, even if the groove is loose. Nothing on the album betrays the crew's now classic approach to hip hop – no trendy concessions or a sad attempt at a radio single to be found. This, kids, is the Roots – love 'em or leave 'em, they're not pandering to anyone. Another timeless album from a crew that can innovate and have a classic sound at the same time – no small feat. Essential! Tracks include "Star", "I Don't Care", "Don't Say Nuthin'", "Guns Are Drawn", "Stay Cool", "Somebody's Gotta Do It", "Duck Down!", "Why (What's Going On)" and a couple unlisted bonus tracks. CD

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RootsTipping Point ... LP
Geffen, 2004. New Copy (reissue)... On July 12, 2019
The Roots make kind of a return to their own roots with the Tipping Point – a loose, funky, hip hop soul opus from the legendary Philly crew! The record's got a much more streamlined and focused ambition than Phrenology or Things Fall Apart – and it's a brilliant extenuation of their established style of live funky soul instrumentation, laid under the forceful rhymes of Black Thought and soulfully sung hooks and choruses. There's that elongated, swirling psych-soul feel that trips it out in spots, but it remains a focused effort, even if the groove is loose. Nothing on the album betrays the crew's now classic approach to hip hop – no trendy concessions or a sad attempt at a radio single to be found. This, kids, is the Roots – love 'em or leave 'em, they're not pandering to anyone. Another timeless album from a crew that can innovate and have a classic sound at the same time – no small feat. Essential! Tracks include "Star", "I Don't Care", "Don't Say Nuthin'", "Guns Are Drawn", "Stay Cool", "Somebody's Gotta Do It", "Duck Down!", "Why (What's Going On)" and a couple unlisted bonus tracks. LP, Vinyl record album

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Roots RadicsRadicfaction ... LP
Cha Cha (UK), 1982. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Ohm.)

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Roots Radics Meets King TubbyMore Dangerous Dub ... CD
Greensleeves (UK), Early 80s. Used ... $8.99
Jah Screw gets the production credit for this pounding set of dub danger, and while that's certainly not to be ignored, it's the top billed King Tubby and Roots Radics that have gotten us open on these mighty cuts! Style Scott, Flabba Holt, Gladstone Anderson, Steely, Bingy Bunny, Barnabus and Scully Sims churn out some hard hitting grooves at Channel One, that Tubby takes back to his lab to dunk in vat of dubby special sauce for a baker's dozen of fine rhythm madness! Includes The Highest", "Dub Organizer", "Pay Back", "Too Deep Dub", "Rub A Dub", "Blessings", "Crisis Dub", "Low Down Dub", "Oange Hill", "Wild Dub" and "History Dub". CD
(Out of print.)

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Tony RootsVison Tomorrow ... CD
Manila Jeepney, 2007. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Digipack has some wear.)

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Betty Wright & The RootsBetty Wright – The Movie (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
S Curve/Expansion (UK), 2011. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Amazing, simply amazing – and a record that's way more than we were expecting! The Roots team up here with legendary Miami soul singer Betty Wright – in music that comes from a film project, but which really stands up brilliantly on its own – as a record that may well be Betty's best recording in decades! Questlove helped Betty with production, and the sound is a brilliant update on that 70s Miami Funk mode that first brought Wright to fame – lots of lean, snakey, TK-styled grooves – played by Roots members with a slight ear towards contemporary modes, but a damn keen appreciation for 70s soul all the way through! And although the set features a few famous guests – Snoop Dog, Lil Wayne, Joss Stone, and Lenny Williams – it's Wright who really blows our mind here – a hell of a singer after all these years, nestled in a perfect set of tunes to make her sparkle all over again. Titles include "Old Songs", "Real Woman", "In The Middle Of The Game", "Surrender", "Grapes On A Vine", "So Long So Wrong", "You & Me Leroy", "Look Around", and "Hollywould". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies! First time on LP!)

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✨✧ Black RootsOn The Frontline ... CD
Makasound (France), 1983/1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massive roots, not from Jamaica per se, but from the ex pat Jamaican community in Bristol. Like some of the other early 80s UK acts, Black Roots deliver the goods you'd expect from their Jamaican heritage, modern roots rock of the highest caliber. This disc collects numbers from their first two LPs, now out of print, with 14 numbers in all, including "Frontline", "Juvenile Delinquent", "Africa", "Blackheart Man(extended)", "Move On (extended)", "War", "The Opportunity", "Far Over", "Struggling", "What Them A Do", "Signs & Wonders", "Tribal War", "The Father" and "Survival". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Martin Campbell & Hi Tech Roots DynamicsCan Better Really Come (10-inch) ... 12-inch
Log On! (UK), 1980s/1990s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Red vinyl pressing. Cover has some edge wear.)

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✨✧ RootsThings Fall Apart – Clean Promo Version ... LP
MCA, 1999. Very Good+ 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
What can we say? Another nice one from Philly's finest, including guest appearances from Mos Def, Common, Erykah Badu and JazzyFatNastees. Includes "The Next Movement", "Step Into The Realm", "The Spark", "Dynamite", "Without A Doubt" "Ain't Sayin' Nothin' New", "Double Trouble", "Adrenaline!" and "Don't See Us". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ RootsUndun ... LP
Def Jam, 2011. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hip hop's reigning kings of longevity The Roots deliver another great album with Undun – we'd have to think it's entirely uncompromising and they're doing exactly what they want to do on this one – so if you thought their day (eh, latenight) job would would bring their album work into more of a mainstream style. . .hell no! Undun is a serious, soul searching and boldly creative album length character study inspired by a Sufjan Stephens song (!!!) – ambition is not something this group lacks – and it's stunning. An album that's in the upper tier of Roots albums in quality – there's certainly no chart bait here. Includes "Dun", "Sleep", "Make My" feat Big KRIT & Dice Raw, "One Time" feat Phonte & Dice Raw, "Stomp" feat Greg Porn, "I Remember", "Tip The Scale" feat Dice Raw, the four part "Redford" suite and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roots RadicsDubbing At Channel One (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jamaican Recordings (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great look at one of the most important instrumental groups on the Jamaican scene at the end of the 70s – the mighty Roots Radics, formed around the core of drummer Style Scott, guitarist Bingi Bunny Lamont, and bassist Errol Flabba Holt – a group that came together after the dissolution of The Revolutionaries! The vibe here is similar to that earlier group – a loose, open mode forged during the dub years, turned towards the slower-stepping styles that were even more dominant as the years moved on – presented here in a selection of dub tracks that really let the instrumentation flow! Lead guitar lines are played by Chinna Smith, Sowell Bailey, and others – and titles include "A Prospering Dub", "Time & Place To Dub", "Good Looking Dub", "Postman Dub", "That Girl Dub", "Pon The Dub", "Talk About Dub", and "Buying Out The Dub". CD features four bonus tracks! CD

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✨✧ Alborosie & Roots RadicsAlborosie Meets Roots Radics ... CD
VP, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Italian-born, Kingston-based, legit Rastafari and reggae to his very soul Alborosie doing what he seems to do best these days – collaborating with Jamaican icons, this time the legendary Roots Radics – delivering a surprisingly wonderful dub here with classic level rhythms and spacey touches! What works so well here is the way timeless the most timelessly effective elements – thick bass grooves rumbling over the drums, sputtering echoey dub atmosphere – pair so masterfully with modern-to-futuristic bits of synth and keys. Really nice stuff here where the classic inspired roots reach up to the cosmos. Includes "Dub For The Radicals", "The Revelation Dub", "Midnight Dub Ravers", "Shotta Man Dub", "Chalice And Dub", "Surveillance Dub", "Melanin Dub", "Herbsman Dub", "Flabba Dub Step" and "Outcome Dub". CD

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✨✧ Amel Larrieux with The RootsGlitches (The Skin You're In) (main, radio, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Sony, 2001. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Sweet vocals from Amel, gliding through raps by The Roots – a strong combination that makes for a dreamy track – given a nice edge by the descending chords of the samples in the backdrops. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ RootsOrganix (Cargo pressing) ... CD
Remedy/Cargo, 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
The first, independent, Roots LP with so many classics that never made it to their later import and major label releases. What more can we say... Tracks include "The Roots Is Comin", "Pass The Popcorn", "The Anti-Circle", "Writers Block", "Good Music", "Grits", "Leonard I-V", "I'm Out Deah", "Popcorn Revisited", "Common Dust", "The Session (Longest Posse Cut In History)", "Carryin' On", "Peace", and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roots Radics & BravoDub Fi Junjo ... CD
Tabou (France), Late 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousIn Yo' Face – The Roots Of Funk Vol 1/2 ... CD
Rhino, 1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features music by Lowell Fulsom, Don Covay, Dyke & The Blazers, Soul Brothers Six, Wilso Pickett, Achie Bell & The Drells, The Meters, Lee Dorsey and more – 18 tracks total. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousShouters – Roots Of Rock N Roll Vol 9 ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s/1950s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A heavy dig through the vaults of Savoy Records – with great material by Nappy Brown, Chicago Carl Davis, Eddie Mack, H-Bomb Ferguson, and Gatemouth Moore! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousTotal Reggae – Roots ... CD
VP, 1970s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Music from the Congos, Johnny Clarke, Dennis Brown, Culture, Gregory Isaacs, Black Uhuru, Leroy Smart, Lee Perry, the Mighty Diamonds, Carlton Livingston, Horace Andy, Earl Sixteen, Pat Kelly, Fred Locks, Third World & more. CD

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Lorez AlexandriaDeep Roots ... LP
Argo, 1962. Very Good+ ... $29.99
One of the greatest records ever recorded by vocalist Lorez Alexandria – and a perfect summation of her rich talents as a singer! Backing is by a small Chicago trio that includes John Young on piano, Vernel Fournier on drums, and George Eskridge on bass – but the arrangements of the tracks, and Lorez's unique interpretations drive the tunes into territory that's surprisingly advanced for the 1962 date of the session. You'll recognize most of the tunes – but as the old adage goes, it's not the song, but the singer – and you'll hear Lorez crafting a rich tapestry of sound and emotion from titles like "No Moon At All", "I Was A Fool", "Detour Ahead", "Travlin Light", and "I Want To Talk About You". The album's a gem – right up there with her best work ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing with deep groove. Back cover has some aging around the edges, but front is nice.)

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✨✧ Dave Brubeck with Gerry MulliganBlues Roots ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
An overlooked Dave Brubeck from the 60s – and one of his most striking sessions at the time! The album steps a bit into the Blues Roots promised in the title – but overall, it's more of a unique meeting between Brubeck's piano and the baritone sax of Gerry Mulligan – coming together here in warm, open quartet company – with a sound that's quite different than some of the Brubeck/Paul Desmond sessions of the time! Dave really sets the tone on piano – and is maybe a bit less concerned with overall jazz concepts than just laying down some expressive solo passages – and the group also features Jack Six on both acoustic and electric bass, and Alan Dawson on drums. Mulligan is as fluid as ever – and has that great sound he was bringing to his own small group sessions of the time – a mode that burns a gentle fire on titles that include "Broke Blues", "Journey", "Cross Ties", "Blues Roots", and "Moving Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Al CampbellRoots & Culture ... CD
Reggae Road/Jet Star, Late 70s/1980s. Used ... $14.99
With 20 tracks including "Jahoviah", "Soldier In Jah Army", "Call Me", "Unfaithful Children", "Down In A Babylon", "Suit Yourself", " Going Down The Drain", and "Guide Us Jah". CD
(Out of print.)

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Alejandro Cohen, JC Gabel, & Mark McNeil, edsDublab – 20 Years of Future Roots Radio ... Book
Hat & Beard, 2019. New Copy ... About September 1, 2019
... Book

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Junior DelgadoSons Of Slaves – Rebel Anthems From A Roots Legend ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1970s. Used ... $12.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Al FosterMixed Roots (Laurie) ... LP
Laurie, Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $34.99
The cover's not much to look at – but it houses a mighty nice set of funky 70s jazz! Drummer Al Foster leads the crew on this obscure session produced by Teo Macero for the mostly-rock Laurie label – and even though the album's kind of hidden under a completely innocuous cover that has a closeup of a Christmas Tree (?), it bursts out with a strong funky jazz groove that reminds us of some of the best drum-heavy electric 70s sessions in our collection, like work by Ed Thigpen or Les DeMerle. Players include Masabumi Kikuchi on electric piano, Mike Brecker and Sam Morrison on saxes, and Paul Metzke on guitar – and Teo Macero also sits in on the electric keys on one of the album's mellower cuts. There's not really any standout drum breaks that we caught on the set – but there are a lot of great choppy funk tracks in that "heavy drums meet riffing reeds" style that was started by Elvin Jones and popularized by Stone Alliance. Titles include "Mixed Roots", "Ya Damn Right", "Pauletta", "Double Stuff", and "Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde". LP, Vinyl record album

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IjahmanRoots Of Love ... CD
Tree Roots/Melodie (France), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $6.99
15 track compilation. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ JigmastasGrass Roots Lyrical Fluctuation ... CD
Landspeed, 2000. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Quincy JonesRoots – Original Soundtrack ... CD
A&M/Varese, 1976. Used ... $12.99
Quincy Jones may be best remembered for his funky soundtrack work of the 70s – but the man can also hit a deeper, more serious vein when he wants – as he does on this ambitious album-length project inspired by the landmark Roots mini-series! The music isn't a straight soundtrack from the program, but instead evokes the longer narrative over the passage of its different selections – working as its own "saga of an American family", as it moves from African roots, through years of oppression, to moments of pride and power – amidst larger orchestrations from Jones, with help from Letta Mbulu on some key vocals, and more help from Bill Summers, James Cleveland, and even Lou Gossett. Titles include "Many Rains", "Free At Last", "Jumpin De Broom", "Ole Fiddler", "Boyhood To Manhood", "Oluwa", and "Motherland". CD
(Out of print, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Roland KirkEarly Roots (aka Third Dimension) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Excellent early work from Roland Kirk – not as groundbreaking as later sessions, but still filled with fire and imagination, and proof that the famous blind player was a genius even at an early age! Kirk plays alto, tenor, and soprano – and on all tracks, he plays them in his unique "3-in-1" style, in which he's actually blowing all horns at the same time! The result is an incredible sound, unlike anyone else we can think of – and it's an amazingly raw tone that still swings very hard. Players include Jimmy Madison on piano, Carl Pruitt on bass, and Hank Duncan on drums – a really rootsy quartet that helps Roland hit a really gutbuckety sound on the record. Titles include "Triple Threat", "Slow Groove", "Roland's Theme", "Easy Living", "The Nearness Of You", and "A La Carte". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in pen on front and back.)

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Les NubiansTabou (ext Roots rmx w/rap, inst, bonus beats, ext Roots rmx w/o rap, acapella, Roots rmx w/rap) ... 12-inch
Virgin, 1999. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $9.99
Les Nubians nice 'n mellow version of the Sade classic, remixed by and featuring a verse from the Roots. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Pressed on clear vinyl.)

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Ramsey LewisBack To The Roots ... LP
Cadet, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $8.99
One of Ramsey's excellent late 60s funky piano records for Cadet – featuring his second trio with Cleveland Eaton on bass and Morris Jennings on drums, and a sound that's nicely expanded from the mid 60s hit years. Charles Stepney plays a bit of organ on the album, and Henry Gibson gives the group a nice kick on on congas and percussion – and there's a couple of excellent cuts with a good hard funk sound. Titles include "Back To The Roots", "Crescent Noon", "Up In Yonder", and "Love Now On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing, in the die-cut cover – with some wear.)

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Allen LoweAvant Garde Of Our Own – Jews & Roots Radical Jewish Acculturation – Disconnected Works 1980 to 2018 (8CD set) ... CD
ESP, 1980s/1990s/2000s/2010s. New Copy 8CD ... $68.99
An incredible legacy of jazz – one that's certainly as disconnected as promised by the title, but which stands as a much-needed look at the many-sided talents of tenorist Allen Lowe! The set's on ESP Records, but often has sounds that are somewhat straight ahead – although often in a way that's a bit more than you might expect – as Lowe's a player with a strong knowledge of older generations of jazz, but who can put things together with a very contemporary ear – maybe best summed up in the Avant Garde Tribute To Louis Armstrong – a Knitting Factory performance that's part of this set. Lowe works with a compelling range of musicians throughout – maybe most importantly, trumpeter Doc Cheatham, who shows that in the 80s and 90s, he was still very open to new ideas – as well as Percy France and David Murray on tenor, Randy Sandke on trumpet, Roswell Rudd on trombone, Matthew Shipp on piano and Farfisa organ – and many others along the way. The massive 8CD set features countless rare recordings from over 40 years of Lowe's career – private recordings, live sets, and lots more – a huge addition not just to his own catalog, but a revelation of a connecting web on the east coast scene for decades! CD

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Curtis MayfieldKeep On Keepin' On – The Curtis Mayfield Studio Albums 1970 to 1974 (Curtis/Roots/Back To The World/Sweet Exorcist) (4CD box set) ... CD
Curtom/Rhino, Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... $32.99 34.98
A massive package of greatness – the first four solo albums from Chicago soul genius Curtis Mayfield! First up is Curtis – a record that not only foregrounds all the subtle politics he'd been forging in the Impressions during the 60s – but one that also really has Mayfield exploding as a force to be reckoned with in the studio! The album's a personal masterpiece – to the career of Curtis what the early solo albums of Issac Hayes were to his own genius – a bold, unfettered statement of pride and power – of the sort that would both make Mayfield and the Curtom Records label forces to be reckoned with in the 70s. Every cut is a classic – and titles include "Move On Up", "If There's a Hell Below We're All Gonna Go", "Miss Black America", "Wild & Free", "Give It Up", "The Makings Of You", "The Other Side Of Town", and "We the People Who Are Darker Than Blue". Roots is one of our favorite Curtis Mayfield albums ever – a massive early 70s effort that's filled with wonderful songs all the way through, and quite possibly one of the most perfect realization of the righteous vibe of the early 70s Curtom years! Curtis is in fine form throughout – as a singer, composer, and producer – but he's also got some excellent Chicago soul help from arrangers Riley Hampton and Johnny Pate – both key talents on the 60s Windy City scene, still able to come up with a deeply soulful groove here – and both able to blend together strings and funk in the way that Curtis was going for at the time. Titles include the massive "We Got to Have Peace" – a tune that never gets old – plus "Underground", "Keep On Keepin On", "Now You're Gone", "Get Down", "Love To Keep You In Mind", and "Beautiful Brother of Mine". Back To The World is pure genius from Curtis Mayfield – and a record that's got all the righteousness and political power you might guess from the cover! The album burns with a sense of empowerment that's every bit the best strength of Curtom in the 70s – a sublime blend of heavy soul, funky undercurrents, and far-reaching arrangements that still always manage to groove! And Curtis' vocals are great too – echoing out with a newfound presence that far surpasses the raspy quality of his early work with The Impressions. Arrangements are by Rich Tufo, production is by Mayfield, and titles include "Future Song" (aka "Future Shock"), "Keep on Trippin", "Can't Say Nothin", "Back To The The World", and "Right On For The Darkness". Sweet Exorcist is a wonderfully wicked album from Curtis Mayfield – one that's not nearly as famous as his Superfly set, but which is every bit as great! The groove here is lean, mean, and totally righteous – a bit more stripped-down than some of the rumbling funk of other Curtom efforts, and served up with a fluid groove that makes the album a killer from start to finish! As with Superfly, there's a nice blend here between uptight funky tracks and some more laidback soul – showcasing both sides of the Curtis Mayfield sound of the 70s – the brash society-changing soul, and the mellower, more fragile voice that first came to prominence in The Impressions. Titles alone tell you the vibe of the record – and they include "Ain't Got Time", "To Be Invisible", "Kung Fu", "Suffer", "Power to the People", and "Make Me Believe In You". All albums newly remastered – in sleeves with the original artwork too! CD
Also available Keep On Keepin' On – The Curtis Mayfield Studio Albums 1970 to 1974 (Curtis/Roots/Back To The World/Sweet Exorcist) (4LP box set) ... LP 62.99

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Curtis MayfieldKeep On Keepin' On – The Curtis Mayfield Studio Albums 1970 to 1974 (Curtis/Roots/Back To The World/Sweet Exorcist) (4LP box set) ... LP
Curtom/Rhino, Early 70s. New Copy 4LPs ... $62.99 69.98
A massive package of greatness – the first four solo albums from Chicago soul genius Curtis Mayfield! First up is Curtis – a record that not only foregrounds all the subtle politics he'd been forging in the Impressions during the 60s – but one that also really has Mayfield exploding as a force to be reckoned with in the studio! The album's a personal masterpiece – to the career of Curtis what the early solo albums of Issac Hayes were to his own genius – a bold, unfettered statement of pride and power – of the sort that would both make Mayfield and the Curtom Records label forces to be reckoned with in the 70s. Every cut is a classic – and titles include "Move On Up", "If There's a Hell Below We're All Gonna Go", "Miss Black America", "Wild & Free", "Give It Up", "The Makings Of You", "The Other Side Of Town", and "We the People Who Are Darker Than Blue". Roots is one of our favorite Curtis Mayfield albums ever – a massive early 70s effort that's filled with wonderful songs all the way through, and quite possibly one of the most perfect realization of the righteous vibe of the early 70s Curtom years! Curtis is in fine form throughout – as a singer, composer, and producer – but he's also got some excellent Chicago soul help from arrangers Riley Hampton and Johnny Pate – both key talents on the 60s Windy City scene, still able to come up with a deeply soulful groove here – and both able to blend together strings and funk in the way that Curtis was going for at the time. Titles include the massive "We Got to Have Peace" – a tune that never gets old – plus "Underground", "Keep On Keepin On", "Now You're Gone", "Get Down", "Love To Keep You In Mind", and "Beautiful Brother of Mine". Back To The World is pure genius from Curtis Mayfield – and a record that's got all the righteousness and political power you might guess from the cover! The album burns with a sense of empowerment that's every bit the best strength of Curtom in the 70s – a sublime blend of heavy soul, funky undercurrents, and far-reaching arrangements that still always manage to groove! And Curtis' vocals are great too – echoing out with a newfound presence that far surpasses the raspy quality of his early work with The Impressions. Arrangements are by Rich Tufo, production is by Mayfield, and titles include "Future Song" (aka "Future Shock"), "Keep on Trippin", "Can't Say Nothin", "Back To The The World", and "Right On For The Darkness". Sweet Exorcist is a wonderfully wicked album from Curtis Mayfield – one that's not nearly as famous as his Superfly set, but which is every bit as great! The groove here is lean, mean, and totally righteous – a bit more stripped-down than some of the rumbling funk of other Curtom efforts, and served up with a fluid groove that makes the album a killer from start to finish! As with Superfly, there's a nice blend here between uptight funky tracks and some more laidback soul – showcasing both sides of the Curtis Mayfield sound of the 70s – the brash society-changing soul, and the mellower, more fragile voice that first came to prominence in The Impressions. Titles alone tell you the vibe of the record – and they include "Ain't Got Time", "To Be Invisible", "Kung Fu", "Suffer", "Power to the People", and "Make Me Believe In You". All albums newly remastered – in sleeves with the original artwork too! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Keep On Keepin' On – The Curtis Mayfield Studio Albums 1970 to 1974 (Curtis/Roots/Back To The World/Sweet Exorcist) (4CD box set) ... CD 32.99

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Curtis MayfieldRoots (no calendar) ... LP
Curtom, 1970. Very Good+ ... $29.99
One of our favorite Curtis Mayfield albums ever – a massive early 70s effort that's filled with wonderful songs all the way through, and quite possibly one of the most perfect realization of the righteous vibe of the early 70s Curtom years! Curtis is in fine form throughout – as a singer, composer, and producer – but he's also got some excellent Chicago soul help from arrangers Riley Hampton and Johnny Pate – both key talents on the 60s Windy City scene, still able to come up with a deeply soulful groove here – and both able to blend together strings and funk in the way that Curtis was going for at the time. Titles include the massive "We Got to Have Peace" – a tune that never gets old – plus "Underground", "Keep On Keepin On", "Now You're Gone", "Get Down", "Love To Keep You In Mind", and "Beautiful Brother of Mine". This copy doesn't have the calendar attached to the cover, but it's an original vinyl pressing, in great shape. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a cutout notch, and a bumped corner. Calendar is missing.)
Also available Roots (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 7.99

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Curtis MayfieldRoots (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Curtom/Rhino, Early 70s. Used ... $7.99
One of our favorite Curtis Mayfield albums ever – a massive early 70s effort that's filled with wonderful songs all the way through, and quite possibly one of the most perfect realization of the righteous vibe of the early 70s Curtom years! Curtis is in fine form throughout – as a singer, composer, and producer – but he's also got some excellent Chicago soul help from arrangers Riley Hampton and Johnny Pate – both key talents on the 60s Windy City scene, still able to come up with a deeply soulful groove here – and both able to blend together strings and funk in the way that Curtis was going for at the time. Titles include the massive "We Got to Have Peace" – a tune that never gets old – plus "Underground", "Keep On Keepin On", "Now You're Gone", "Get Down", "Love To Keep You In Mind", and "Beautiful Brother of Mine". Plus four bonus cuts – "Underground (demo)", "Get Down (single version)", "We Got to Have Peace (single version)", and "Beautiful Brother of Mine (single version)"! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Roots (no calendar) ... LP 29.99

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Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77Primal Roots ... LP
A&M, 1972. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A really unique little album from Sergio Mendes and Brasil 77 – one that's in a much more rootsy style than any of his other work! The "primal roots" here are taken seriously, and like some of his other contemporaries in Brazilian music, Sergio's looking back a bit, and towards a rural setting for inspiration – pulling together some especially strong styles from the northeast of Brazil, and fusing them with his soaring, jazzier mode of the 60s. The blend is a great one – and the record is easily one of Sergio's greatest – with titles that include Dorival Caymmi's "Promise of a Fisherman", Oscar Castro Neves' "After Sunrise", and a great 18 minute version of Edu Lobo's "Circle Game", with great baroque arrangements. LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing.)

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Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77Primal Roots (Mexican pressing) ... LP
A&M, 1972. Very Good- ... $7.99
A really unique little album from Sergio Mendes and Brasil 77 – one that's in a much more rootsy style than any of his other work! The "primal roots" here are taken seriously, and like some of his other contemporaries in Brazilian music, Sergio's looking back a bit, and towards a rural setting for inspiration – pulling together some especially strong styles from the northeast of Brazil, and fusing them with his soaring, jazzier mode of the 60s. The blend is a great one – and the record is easily one of Sergio's greatest – with titles that include Dorival Caymmi's "Promise of a Fisherman", Oscar Castro Neves' "After Sunrise", and a great 18 minute version of Edu Lobo's "Circle Game", with great baroque arrangements. LP, Vinyl record album

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Tracy NelsonDeep Are The Roots ... CD
Prestige/Wounded Bird, 1965. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Very early work from singer Tracy Nelson – done years before her greater fame in the group Mother Earth, and with a folksy, stripped-down style that's mighty nice! The set's one of a handful of folk classics that Prestige Records issued in the 60s – material that's way hipper than some of the pop-folk albums on other labels (Terry Callier also made his debut in this series) – and featuring a presentation that really keeps Nelson far from any attempt to cross over big, even maybe to mainstream folk audiences of the time. Tracy mostly sings and plays guitar, but also plays a bit of piano too – and the album features contributions from Peter Wolfe on guitar, Charlie Musselwhite on harmonica, and Harvey Smith on piano. Samuel Charters produced the record, and most numbers are in an older folk blues mode – with titles that include "Starting For Chicago", "Motherless Child Blues", "Candy Man", "Rambling Man", "Trust No Man", "Black Cat Hoot Owl Blues", and "Jesus Met The Woman At The Well". CD

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Maceo ParkerRoots Revisited ... CD
Polygram, 1990. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Lee PerryExperryments At The Grass Roots Of Dub ... CD
Ariwa Sounds, 1995. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr.)

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RicoRoots To The Bone ... CD
Mango (France), Late 70s. Used ... $19.99
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(Out of print.)

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Tyrone WashingtonRoots ... LP
Perception, 1973. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A wonderful bit of spiritual soul jazz! This sweet little record was recorded out of the same energy that produced Larry Young's Lawrence of Newark LP for Perception Records, and it's a strange session by Tyrone Washington – a young player from the Newark scene who'd previously cut a straighter album for Blue Note, but who was working here in kind of a messed-up grab bag of styles that fit well with the stoned-out approach of the Perception label. Hubert Eaves plays piano, Stafford James plays bass, Clifford Barconadhi is on drums, and the album's a mix of funk, modal jazz grooving, and a bit of outside activity. In a way, the album's earnestness reminds us of some of Roland Kirk's work from the same time – except that Tyrone's backing group is incredible, with a tight rhythmic sound that gets funky at just the right moments. Titles include "War Is Not For Men", "1980", "Submission", and "Spiritual Light Of The Universe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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WoodbineRoots (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Hour/Big Pink (Korea), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
An obscure album by a group from Milwaukee – recorded at a time when that city didn't have much of a scene at all – which left these guys to perform in a coffee house for all the songs on the album! The set's got a vibe that's up-close, and more tightly produced than just a local live record – really great acoustics that bring out the personal, folksy qualities of the songs – which get strong direction from group leader Bill Camplin on vocals and guitar. The overall vibe is maybe more Marin County or Woodstock than any Midwestern music of the period – and titles include "Jesse's Mountain Range", "The Harvest", "Old Man", "Hold On", "Save The Life Of A Simple Child", "Red Velvet", and "Can A Star Disappear". CD

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VariousBill Haley Connection – 29 Roots & Covers Of Bill Haley & His Comets ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
A deep deep dig into the musical legacy of Bill Haley & The Comets – served up here in a package that's as full of detailed notes as it is unusual tunes! As the title implies, the package either features cover versions of famous Haley songs, or the originals of songs that Bill himself covered – both equally fascinating in the way they trace the evolution of musical styles in these early rock and roll years! Haley had a huge impact at the time – he even charted strongly on the R&B record charts – and both his inspirations and copycats cover a surprisingly wide range, with a really romping sound throughout! Titles include "Stop Beatin Around The Mulberry Bush" by Count Basie, "Rock Around The Clock" by Sonny Dae & His Knights, "Ten Little Indians" by The Canadians, "Rock The Joint" by Jimmy Preston, "Crazy Man Crazy" by Ralph Marterie, "Dance With A Dolly" by Damita Jo, "Razzle Dazzle" by Ella Mae Morse, "Burn That Candle" by The Cues, "Rock The Joint" by Lola Ameche, "Forty Cups Of Coffee" by Danny Overbea, "Don't Knock The Rock" by Alan Dale, "Hot Dog Buddy Buddy" by The Belew Twins, "Chimpanzee Rock" by The Hula Hawaiians, "ABC Rock" by Sally Starr, and "The Dipsy Doodle" by The Goofers. CD

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VariousJamaican Jazz From Federal Records – Carib Roots, Jazz, Mento, Latin, Merengue, & Rhumba 1960 to 1968 ... CD
Dub Store (Japan), 1960s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Fantastic sounds from the years before reggae became the international sound of Jamaica – music from the island nation's jazz scene, which was at the crossroads of so many different styles of music – jazz from the north, Latin rhythms from Cuba and Puerto Rico, and a fair bit of other Caribbean sounds too – all of which filter through the wonderful collection of music on the set! The title breaks down the different genres featured – but there's often a surprisingly unified feel to the whole record too – one that stands partly as a testament to the musical strengths of all the performers involved! In the days before Trojan and Studio One, Federal Records was an important Jamaican label – and did an especially great job of capturing some of the sounds that were part of that nation's club culture and resorts in the 60s. Titles include "Angelima" and "Like Falling In Love" by Ernest Ranglin, "Profile Cha Cha" and "Rhumbina" by Cecil Lloyd & The Starline Troubadors, "Estrellita" and "I Love Paris" by The Lennie Hibbert Combo, "Tis Wonderful" by Eric Grant, "Linstead Market" by Baba Motta & Ernest Ranglin, "Wheel & Turn Me" by Bertie King, "Go Fife Go" by Count Owen, "Mango Walk" by Bertie King & Ernest Ranglin, "String Of Pearls" by Auldey Williams & His Orchestra, "Solas Market" by Baba Motta, and "Monday Monday" by Winston Turner Quintet. CD

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✨✧ VariousRoots Of Rap – Celluloid – The 12 Inch Singles ... CD
Celluloid, Early 80s. Used ... $6.99
The label may be long-gone now, but back in the day, Celluloid had an incredible influence on early hip hop – crafting some of the first records that helped the medium cross over to the post-punk underground, by artists who equally embraced the soul/funk tradition, and changes that were happening in a wide variety of different styles of music. This set is a great illustration of that spirit, as it gathers together rare gems from the early 12" years at Celluloid – including "Cuts It Up", "Megamix II", and "Home Of Hip Hop" by Grandmaster D St, "Escapades of Futura 2000" by Futura 2000 (with the Clash), "World Destruction" (in 2 mixes) and "Wild Style" by Time Zone, "Change the Beat" by Fab Five Freddy, and "Mean Machine" by Grandmaster D St & Jalal. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousRoots Of Rock ... LP
Yazoo, Late 20s. Near Mint- ... $18.99
Not the guitar hero album you might guess from the cover – but a great Yazoo collection of vintage 20s blues! Features work by Charley Patton, Bukka White, Blind Willie McTell, Tommy Johnson, Henry Thomas, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold peacock label pressing.)

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VariousRoots Of Rock N Roll – 1946 to 1954 (3CD set) ... CD
Hip-O, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 3CD ... $34.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousRough Guide To African Roots Revival ... CD
World Music Network/Rough Guide (UK), 2012. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
Music from Staff Benda Bilili, Bedouin Jerry Can Band, Mbira Dzenharira, Bassekou Kouyate, Konono No 1, Seprewa Kasa, the Zawose Family, Jagwa Music, Shiyani Ngcobo & more. CD

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VariousSoul Of A Nation – Afro-Centric Visions In The Age Of Black Power – Underground Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap 1968 to 1979 (with bonus download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
A fantastic look at the righteous current of energy that swept through American music at the end of the 60s – that huge wave of knowledge and political inspiration that still stands as one of our favorite moments in jazz and soul! The Civil Rights generation had gotten some things accomplished, but not everything – and a new wave of action arose in various scenes of the underground – not just pushing the musical formats past anything that had happened before, but also doing so with a strong message of pride and empowerment! This collection surveys some of the best tracks of that moment – and also provides a great batch of historical notes to put the whole thing in context – done in collaboration with the book of the same name, but equally great as a soundtrack and document on its own. The package is overflowing with Dusty Groove classics – and titles include "Sweet Songs" by Sarah Webster Fabio, "Surtal Ihklas" by Doug Carn, "Vibes From The Tribe" by Phil Ranelin, "Desert Fairy Princess" by Horace Tapscott & The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, "Sounds From The Bush" by The Mandingo Griot Society with Don Cherry, "Is It Too Late" by Duke Edwards & The Young Ones, "Strong Men" by David McKnight, "Black Narcissus" by Joe Henderson, "Malcolm X" by Phil Cohran & The Artistic Heritage Ensemble, "Mother Of The Future" by Carlos Garnett, "Red Black & Green" by Roy Ayers, "African Rhythms" by Oneness Of Juju, and "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" by Gil Scott-Heron. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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VariousSoul Of A Nation – Jazz Is The Teacher Funk Is The Preacher – Afro-Centric Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap In The Black Power Era 1969 to 1975 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 22.99
The hippest funky jazz from the start of the 70s – music that takes all the pride, power, triumph, and challenge of the 60s – and focuses into a bold new energy for a young generation! The work here draws equally from jazz and soul, with lots of other global influences coming into play as well – and together, the tracks present an amazing portrait of a generation moving past the initial Civil Rights struggle – building a new culture through righteous expressions like these! Nearly every track is a classic – and all the artists are ones we've supported for years on their own reissues – and together, the tracks sound wonderful, especially when given the full sort of Soul Jazz presentation with great notes and other details. Titles include "Exchange (part 2)" by Rashied Ali & Frank Lowe, "Space Jungle Funk" by Oneness Of Juju, "Damballa" by The Pharoahs, "Whitey On The Moon" by Gil Scott Heron, "Brown Rice" by Don Cherry, "Work It Out" by Sarah Webster Fabio, "Celestial Blues" by Gary Bartz, "Beneficent" by Tribe, "Sweet Power Your Embrace" by James Mason, "Kitty Bey" by Byron Morris & Unity, "Nappy Dugout" by Funkadelic, "Theme De Yoyo" by Art Ensemble Of Chicago, and "Welcome To The Party" by Har-You Percussion Group. CD

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VariousSoul Of A Nation – Jazz Is The Teacher Funk Is The Preacher – Afro-Centric Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap In The Black Power Era 1969 to 1975 (3LP set) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3LP ... Just Sold Out!
The hippest funky jazz from the start of the 70s – music that takes all the pride, power, triumph, and challenge of the 60s – and focuses into a bold new energy for a young generation! The work here draws equally from jazz and soul, with lots of other global influences coming into play as well – and together, the tracks present an amazing portrait of a generation moving past the initial Civil Rights struggle – building a new culture through righteous expressions like these! Nearly every track is a classic – and all the artists are ones we've supported for years on their own reissues – and together, the tracks sound wonderful, especially when given the full sort of Soul Jazz presentation with great notes and other details. Titles include "Exchange (part 2)" by Rashied Ali & Frank Lowe, "Space Jungle Funk" by Oneness Of Juju, "Damballa" by The Pharoahs, "Whitey On The Moon" by Gil Scott Heron, "Brown Rice" by Don Cherry, "Work It Out" by Sarah Webster Fabio, "Celestial Blues" by Gary Bartz, "Beneficent" by Tribe, "Sweet Power Your Embrace" by James Mason, "Kitty Bey" by Byron Morris & Unity, "Nappy Dugout" by Funkadelic, "Theme De Yoyo" by Art Ensemble Of Chicago, and "Welcome To The Party" by Har-You Percussion Group. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Soul Of A Nation – Jazz Is The Teacher Funk Is The Preacher – Afro-Centric Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap In The Black Power Era 1969 to 1975 ... CD 16.99

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VariousStand & Give Praise – Trojan Roots Reggae ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1970s. Used 2CD ... $14.99
A treasure trove of 70s roots eggae – deep rhythms and deeper righteous numbers from the Trojan vaults – 40 tracks on 2CDs! The compilation is chronologically sequenced with forever wonderful numbers by The Officials, Jah Lloyd, Johnny Clarke, Earth & Stone, The Royals, The Congos, The Etiopians, Lone Ranger, Barrington Levy and many more. Includes "Babylonian" by The Officials, "World Class" by Jah Lloyd, "King Of Babylon" by Junior Byles, "Freedom" by Earl Sixteen, "Behold" by Heptones, "This World" by Sugar Minott, "Penitentiary" by Kojak and many more. CD

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VariousStep Forward Youth – Roots Masters From The Punky Reggae Party ... CD
VP, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 18.98
A fantastic selection of tracks from a time when reggae and punk were really crossing over on the UK scene – the earliest years of the punk rock movement, when bands like The Clash, Slits, and others were bringing the sounds of Jamaica into much greater mainstream circulation! The cuts here aren't reggae punk – or punked-up reggae – but are instead the core tracks that influenced the late 70s UK generation – mostly roots reggae numbers from a few years before, whose politics and production really struck a chord with disenchanted youth in England! Don't worry about the package being too commercial, or too familiar – as the set list is a nicely deep dig, with all the right tracks – titles that include "Rebel" by Barry Ford Band, "The Barber Feel It" by Dr Alimantado & Jah Stitch, "Turn The Heater On" by Keith Hudson, "Pablo Meets Mr Bassie" by Agustus Pablo, "Jah Is I Guiding Star" by Tappa Zukie, "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" by Michael Rose, "Cool Out Son" by Junior Murvin, "Roast Fish & Cornbread" by Lee Perry, "Mr Cop" by Gregory Isaacs, "Two Sevens Clash" by Culture, and "Heavy Manners" by Prince Far-I. 2CD set features 36 tracks – 25 more than the single LP version! CD

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VariousTake Us Home – Boston Roots Reggae 1979 to 1988 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/1980s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A surprisingly strong collection of reggae recorded in Boston during the 80s – or maybe not that surprising at all, given that the city had a growing Caribbean population, and a very strong college audience for the music! Still, the package is a huge discovery – strong quality work from a city that most folks would associate with just about any other style of music – with a key emphasis on the sorts of message-oriented cuts that helped reggae find a huge global audience in the generation of Bob Marley – carried forth here by a host of local acts working in very faithful, well-produced modes. The set's got a great booklet of notes – more than enough detail and explanation for this unique musical moment – and titles include "Take Us Home" and "Our Father's Land" by Danny Tucker, "Country Girl" and "Two Minute Warning"by Lambsbread, "Errol's Love" and "Oh What A Saturday Night" by Errol Strength, "Without Your Love" and "Nations Unite" by Healing Of The Nations, "Burning Fire" and "Condemnation Lion" by Zion Initiation, and "Love Is A Pleasure" by I Tones. CD
Also available Take Us Home – Boston Roots Reggae 1979 to 1988 ... LP 24.99

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VariousTake Us Home – Boston Roots Reggae 1979 to 1988 ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 27.98
A surprisingly strong collection of reggae recorded in Boston during the 80s – or maybe not that surprising at all, given that the city had a growing Caribbean population, and a very strong college audience for the music! Still, the package is a huge discovery – strong quality work from a city that most folks would associate with just about any other style of music – with a key emphasis on the sorts of message-oriented cuts that helped reggae find a huge global audience in the generation of Bob Marley – carried forth here by a host of local acts working in very faithful, well-produced modes. The set's got a great booklet of notes – more than enough detail and explanation for this unique musical moment – and titles include "Take Us Home" and "Our Father's Land" by Danny Tucker, "Country Girl" and "Two Minute Warning"by Lambsbread, "Errol's Love" and "Oh What A Saturday Night" by Errol Strength, "Without Your Love" and "Nations Unite" by Healing Of The Nations, "Burning Fire" and "Condemnation Lion" by Zion Initiation, and "Love Is A Pleasure" by I Tones. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Take Us Home – Boston Roots Reggae 1979 to 1988 ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Art BlakeyRoots & Herbs ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A blinding session by Blakey! Truly one of his all-time great ones, and a record we've been putting on the turntable for 20 years, still always with new delight! The session was recorded in 1961 – when Blakey was working with Bobby Timmons, Lee Morgan, and Wayne Shorter (who's especially fantastic here!) For some incredibly odd reason, the session was not issued at the time – and only came out briefly at the end of the 60s. It's amazing, though – and features a set of stunning tracks that will forever restore your faith in jazz, even at your darkest moments. Includes "Ping Pong", "Roots & Herbs", "Master Mind", "Look At the Birdie", and "United". Plus, this CD reissue features 3 bonus cuts – all alternate takes of titles on the album! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Alex HaleyAlex Haley Tells The Story Of His Search For Roots ... LP
Warner, 1977. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite an unusual double-length set for the time – and a great example of the way that records often filled in on the market in the days before you could make money selling videotapes and DVDs! The 2LP set features Alex Haley telling the story of the material that went into Roots – his research and journeys, augmented by some personal recollections – presented here as a single spoken piece that takes up 4 sides of the album, with no additional backings at all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is shopworn, with sticker remnants. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Quincy JonesRoots – Original Soundtrack ... LP
A&M, 1976. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quincy Jones may be best remembered for his funky soundtrack work of the 70s – but the man can also hit a deeper, more serious vein when he wants – as he does on this ambitious album-length project inspired by the landmark Roots mini-series! The music isn't a straight soundtrack from the program, but instead evokes the longer narrative over the passage of its different selections – working as its own "saga of an American family", as it moves from African roots, through years of oppression, to moments of pride and power – amidst larger orchestrations from Jones, with help from Letta Mbulu on some key vocals, and more help from Bill Summers, James Cleveland, and even Lou Gossett. Titles include "Many Rains", "Free At Last", "Jumpin De Broom", "Ole Fiddler", "Boyhood To Manhood", "Oluwa", and "Motherland". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
Also available Roots – Original Soundtrack ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Eero KoivistoinenBoots & Roots/Roots & Boots/Five Blue Tones ... 12-inch
Jazzpuu (Finland), 1970. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet jazz funk from 70s Finland! "Boots & Roots" is a wonderful groover from the group of saxophonist Eero Koivistoinen – a snapping groover with guitar on the rhythms, and freewheeling solos on soprano sax from Eero, plus some great solo work on piano! "Roots & Boots" features spare electric piano – and the cut "Five Blue Tones" gets a bit more out, choppily grooving in a hard jamming way, but still quite nicely! All cuts lifted from the For Children LP – originally issued in 1970! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ OdysseyGoing Back To My Roots – The Best Of Odyssey ... CD
RCA/Music Club (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic soul trio, and one who turned out to be a fair bit more classy than some of their club contemporaries in the late 70s – with an ability to change things up in a great way as time moved on, and really keep their groove fresh for the 80s! This set brings together almost every one of the excellent groovers that Odyssey recorded during their years at RCA – many cuts in single versions that got plenty of play back in the day, and which together really show a wonderful transformation in sound over just a few short years. The package is a heck of a deal – 30 tracks at one mighty nice price – and titles include "Native New Yorker (12" disco mix)", "Going Back To My Roots (12" version)", "Inside Out (12" mix)", "Don't Tell Me Tell Her (12" mix)", "Roots Suite", "If You're Lookin For A Way Out", "Use It Up & Wear It Out (7" mix)", "I Got The Melody", "Follow Me", "Oh No Not My Baby", "Hang Together", "Easy Come Easy Go/Hold De Mota Down", "Lucky Star", "It Will Be Alright", and "Every Lovin Sam". CD

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✨✧ Steve RodenThree Roots Carved To Look Like Stones ... CD
Sonoris (France), 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Buffalo SpringfieldBluebird-Roots ... LP
Trade Mark Of Quality, Late 60s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing in the blue tinted cover with greenish cover sheet.)

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✨✧ Yabby You & BretherenDeeper Roots – Dub Plates & Rarities 1976 to 1978 ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rarities from the mighty Yabby You – with some remarkably strong, though little heard rootsy dub from Yabby and his extended brethren – including some recently discovered bits! The title Deeper Roots works on dual fronts. It's got pretty rare material, discovered by the always deep diggers at Pressure Sounds – but the material has deeper spiritual resonance, too – with a nice Rasta vibe running throughout! Yabby is joined by King Tubby, Barrington Spence, the rarely recorded Prince Pampidoo, King Manuel, The Prophets and others. Includes "Valley Of Joeasaphat" and "Joeasaphat Rock" with Smith & The Prophets, "Don't Touch I Dread" with Barington Spence", "Tutch Dub" with Prophet All Stars, "Dip Them Bedward" with Prince Pampidoo, "Dub Them Bedward" with Prophet All Stars, "Forward On The Track" with King Miguel, "Caymamas Rock" with King Miguel & The Prophets, "Cleo's Dub" with Hot City Allstars and more. Also includes some exclusive dub plate mixes with King Tubby – featuring Tommy McCook, The Prophets and others! 19 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Yabby You & The ProphetsDeeper Roots Part 2 – More Dub & Rarities ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare tracks and a fair bit of unreleased dub plates too – a deep dig into the genius of Yabby You during the 70s! There's a dark, brooding intensity to these tracks right from the start – from the deep, bassy bottoms of the dubs – to the prophetic lyrics of the tunes, which often feature these unusual references to the Old Testament! All work here was done with the Prophets group, and some feature work from Vivian Jackson, Tony Tuff, or Wayne Wade – singers who flesh out the vibe of the tunes without changing the mood or spirit at all. The package is a great reminder of why Pressure Sounds is usually right out on top with reggae reissues like this – and it's filled with gems that include "I Can't Hide", "Walls Of Jerusalem", "Psalm 16", "Stop Your Quarreling", "Chant Down Babylon Kingdom", "Sipping I & I Chalice", "Time Changing", and "Mash Down". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousRoots Of Chicha – Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru ... LP
Barbes, Late 60s. Near Mint- 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A cool little compilation that's as groovy as you might guess from the title – and one that finally brings to light the lesser-known genre of chica – an odd fusion of cumbia rhythms with more psychedelic-styled instrumentation on farfisa, organ, and guitar! The core grooves remind us a bit of familiar cumbia, but the overall presentation is often a bit more rough-edged and almost garagey at times – a youthful interpretation of the genre that's pretty free with its approach to the music – and which often uses cool electronic touches and weird production techniques to create some really great sounds! Many tracks feature vocals, but the emphasis here seems mostly on the instrumentation – and titles include "Sonido Amazonico" by Los Mirlos, "Carinito" by Los Hijos Del Sol, "A Patricia" by Los Destellos, "Ya Se Ha Muerto Mi Abuelo" by Juaneco Y Su Combo, "La Danza De Los Mirlos" by Los Mirlos, ", "Linda Munequita" by Los Hijos Del Sol, and "Linda Nena" by Juaneco Y Su Combo. LP, Vinyl record album
(In the standard cover.)

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✨✧ VariousSoul Of A Nation – Afro-Centric Visions In The Age Of Black Power – Underground Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap 1968 to 1979 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic look at the righteous current of energy that swept through American music at the end of the 60s – that huge wave of knowledge and political inspiration that still stands as one of our favorite moments in jazz and soul! The Civil Rights generation had gotten some things accomplished, but not everything – and a new wave of action arose in various scenes of the underground – not just pushing the musical formats past anything that had happened before, but also doing so with a strong message of pride and empowerment! This collection surveys some of the best tracks of that moment – and also provides a great batch of historical notes to put the whole thing in context – done in collaboration with the book of the same name, but equally great as a soundtrack and document on its own. The package is overflowing with Dusty Groove classics – and titles include "Sweet Songs" by Sarah Webster Fabio, "Surtal Ihklas" by Doug Carn, "Vibes From The Tribe" by Phil Ranelin, "Desert Fairy Princess" by Horace Tapscott & The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, "Sounds From The Bush" by The Mandingo Griot Society with Don Cherry, "Is It Too Late" by Duke Edwards & The Young Ones, "Strong Men" by David McKnight, "Black Narcissus" by Joe Henderson, "Malcolm X" by Phil Cohran & The Artistic Heritage Ensemble, "Mother Of The Future" by Carlos Garnett, "Red Black & Green" by Roy Ayers, "African Rhythms" by Oneness Of Juju, and "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" by Gil Scott-Heron. CD
Also available Soul Of A Nation – Afro-Centric Visions In The Age Of Black Power – Underground Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap 1968 to 1979 (with bonus download) ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ VariousSouthern Blues – Roots Of Rock N Roll Volume 11 ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great material from the 78rpm days of Savoy Records – packaged here with detailed notes! The set features more than a few tracks each by Billy Wright, John Lee Hooker, Ralph Wills, and Little Boy Fuller – plus more from Billy Tate, Earl King, Little Eddie, and George Stevenson. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Charles EarlandMama Roots ... LP
Muse, 1978. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Amazing late 70s work from Charles Earland – quite different material than his contemporaneous sets for Mercury and Columbia, and much more the rootsy soul jazz he first cut at Prestige! The tracks are long, and filled with rhythms – that undeniable Earland groove, which is laid out here beautifully on the Hammond – in a real no-nonsense sort of style that holds up wonderfully over the years. Players are great throughout – and include Dave Schnitter and George Coleman on tenor, Jimmy Ponder on guitar, and Walter Perkins on drums. Titles include "Undecided", "The Dozens", "Mama Roots", "Red Green & Black Blues", "Old Folks", and "Bluesette". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersRoots, Rock, Reggae/Cry To Me ... 7-inch
Island, 1976. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Charles MingusBlues & Roots ... CD
Atlantic, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Mingus' classic sessions from the middle period – a legendary blending of jazz with bluesy gospel touches, in a mode that seemed to move away from the politics of some of the late 50s years, and open up his work to a whole new audience! The band is an all-star ensemble all the way through – tentet that features Jackie McLean, Booker Ervin, John Handy, Pepper Adams, Jimmy Knepper, Willie Dennis, and Horace Parlan – cutting a line perfectly with Mingus on the album's 6 original tunes. Includes the oft-copied "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting", plus "My Jelly Roll Soul", "E's Flat Ah's Flat Too", "Moanin", and "Tensions". CD

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✨✧ Nucleus & Ian CarrTorrid Zone – The Vertigo Recordings 1970 to 1975 (Elastic Rock/We'll Talk About It/Solar Plexus/Belladonna/Labyrinth/Roots/Under The Sun/Snakehips/Alley Cat) (6CD set) ... CD
Vertigo/Cherry Red (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 6CD ... Out Of Stock
Seminal sounds from trumpeter Ian Carr and his Nucleus group of the early 70s – maybe one of the few jazz rock groups that was ever able to work with a fair bit of jazz in their sound! Unlike his contemporaries, who often started in rock first, then added some horns – Carr was already coming off an important 60s legacy, co-leading a group with tenorist Don Rendell – so the vibe here is like an extension of that very rhythmic, very tonal modern work – but with the addition of electrified instrumentation – thanks to the guitar work of Chris Spedding and keyboards of Karl Jenkins – who plays some fantastic electric lines throughout! The vibe is maybe a bit in the territory of early 70s electric work by Miles Davis and Donald Byrd (pre-Mizell for the latter) – but there's maybe a farther-reaching concept at play on many of the records, at a level that always helped the group cross over to the prog crowd, and move beyond just a straight jazz audience. Other key players include Brian Smith on tenor and soprano saxes – a really fantastic part of the lineup – plus Jeff Clyne on bass and John Marshall on drums – and as the albums move along a bit, the lineup shifts slightly, and also opens up to guests who include Kenny Wheeler and Harry Beckett on trumpets, Tony Levin on drums, and Norma Winstone on voice. And although some of the albums have been reissued before, this is the first set to really dive in completely – and bring together material from the Vertigo Records releases that include Elastic Rock, We'll Talk About It Later, Solar Plexus, Belladonna, Labyrinth, Roots, Under The Sun, Snakehips Etcetera, and Alley Cat. CD

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✨✧ Bunny WailerRoots Radics Rockers Reggae (aka In I Father's House) ... LP
Shanachie, 1980. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of Bunny Wailer's last totally roots oriented sets, before he began dabbling a bit in dancehall, and a mighty one at that. Livingston gets help from a cast of heavyweights, like Horsemouth Wallace, Robbie Shakespeare, Chinna Smith, Erest Ranglin, Tommy McCook, Bobby Ellis, Deadly Headly Bennet and Sticky Thompson. This US pressing, issued 3 years after the original Jamaican release, features all 6 cuts from the original LP: "Let Him Go", "Love Fire", "Roots Radics Rockers Reggae", "Rockin Time", "Rockers" and "Wirly Girly", plus an additional track, "Cease Fire". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ John T WilliamsJazz Beginnings – The Jazz Roots Of The World Famous Soundtrack Composer (John Towner Touch/Modern Jazz Gallery/World On A String) ... CD
Jazz City (Spain), 1956/1957. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A huge amount of early work by John T Williams – best known to the world as the John Williams who penned many famous soundtracks in the 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond – but heard here as a fledgling jazz pianist, named with a "T" so as not to be confused with another John Williams recording piano jazz at the time! The 2CD set features material from a total of 5 different albums – John Towner Touch (Kapp), Modern Jazz Gallery (Kapp), Remembering With Majorie Lee (Beau Monde), World On A String (Bethlehem), and So Nice Johnny Desmond (Venise) – the last of which featured singer Johnny Desmond. The styles here range from trio/quartet tracks to more fully arranged numbers in a west coast mode – with horn work from Herb Geller, Buddy Collette, Bob Enevoldsen, and others – but throughout it all, Williams' touch on the keys is surprisingly great – often quite sprightly, and leaping out of the arrangements with a good deal of presence. 2CD set features 44 tracks in all – including "Diane", "Tenderly", "Zigeuner", "In A Little Spanish Town", "Aunt Orsavella", "Caribe", "Our Waltz", "Get Happy", "Hit The Road To Dreamland", "Old Devil Moon", "My Happy Time", "All Of You", and "The Last Time I Saw Paris". CD
(Pleae note that the booklet is wrinkled & has some water damage.)

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✨✧ VariousRoots Of Chicha – Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru ... LP
Barbes, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A cool little compilation that's as groovy as you might guess from the title – and one that finally brings to light the lesser-known genre of chica – an odd fusion of cumbia rhythms with more psychedelic-styled instrumentation on farfisa, organ, and guitar! The core grooves remind us a bit of familiar cumbia, but the overall presentation is often a bit more rough-edged and almost garagey at times – a youthful interpretation of the genre that's pretty free with its approach to the music – and which often uses cool electronic touches and weird production techniques to create some really great sounds! Many tracks feature vocals, but the emphasis here seems mostly on the instrumentation – and titles include "Sonido Amazonico" by Los Mirlos, "Carinito" by Los Hijos Del Sol, "A Patricia" by Los Destellos, "Ya Se Ha Muerto Mi Abuelo" by Juaneco Y Su Combo, "La Danza De Los Mirlos" by Los Mirlos, ", "Linda Munequita" by Los Hijos Del Sol, and "Linda Nena" by Juaneco Y Su Combo. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousRoots Of Salsa Vol 2 – Classic Latin Tunes Become Salsa Hits (with bonus CD) ... LP
Grosso! (Spain), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great little series that goes way deeper than the salsa you might expect from the title – as the approach here is to pick tracks from many years before, but which still have strong resonance with the pride and power of the Latin scene of the 70s! The collection includes lots of tracks that might come as a real surprise – some larger orchestra material, tracks by trios, and other Latin styles that aren't normally associated with the spirit of salsa – which usually seems to draw most from the descarga years, and the small combos to emerge in the 60s. Instead, this series traces the music much farther back – and includes loads of hard-edged cuts that resonate surprisingly well with later salsa dura – including many records that you might have otherwise passed by! Tracks on this second volume include "Tumba Mabo" by Conjunto Niagara, "Fania" by Estrellas De Chocolate, "Hay Craneo" by Tito Rodriquez Y Los Lobos Del Mambo, "Sujetate La Lengua" by La Sonora Matancera, "Nadi Se Salva De La Rumba" by Trio Matamores, "La Familia" by Jose Curbela, "Llora Timbero" by La Orquesta Siboney, "Micaela Me Boto" by Chappotin Y Sus Estrellas, and "El Paso Del Mulo" by Conjunto Colonial. LP, Vinyl record album
(Include bonus CD!)

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✨✧ VariousRoots Of Salsa Vol 3 – Classic Latin Tunes Become Salsa Hits (with bonus CD) ... LP
Grosso! (Spain), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great little series that goes way deeper than the salsa you might expect from the title – as the approach here is to pick tracks from many years before, but which still have strong resonance with the pride and power of the Latin scene of the 70s! The collection includes lots of tracks that might come as a real surprise – some larger orchestra material, tracks by trios, and other Latin styles that aren't normally associated with the spirit of salsa – which usually seems to draw most from the descarga years, and the small combos to emerge in the 60s. Instead, this series traces the music much farther back – and includes loads of hard-edged cuts that resonate surprisingly well with later salsa dura – including many records that you might have otherwise passed by! Tracks on this third volume include "Me Voy Pa Pinar Del Rio" by Orquesta Riverside, "La Jicotea" by Rosendo Ruiz, "Suena Tu Bongo" by Roberto Faz, "Guaguanco A Todos Los Barrios" by Conjunto Estrellas De Chocolate, "Guarare" by Noro Morales, "Pao Pao" by Monchito & His Mambo Royals, "Pa'Chismoso Tu" by Rene Touzet, "Aprietala En El Rincon" by Cheo Marquetti, and "Arinanara" by La Orquesta Casino De La Playa. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD!)

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✨✧ Alborosie & The WailersAlborosie Meets Roots Radics ... LP
VP, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Italian-born, Kingston-based, legit Rastafari and reggae to his very soul Alborosie doing what he seems to do best these days – collaborating with Jamaican icons, this time the legendary Roots Radics – delivering a surprisingly wonderful dub here with classic level rhythms and spacey touches! What works so well here is the way timeless the most timelessly effective elements – thick bass grooves rumbling over the drums, sputtering echoey dub atmosphere – pair so masterfully with modern-to-futuristic bits of synth and keys. Really nice stuff here where the classic inspired roots reach up to the cosmos. Includes "Dub For The Radicals", "The Revelation Dub", "Midnight Dub Ravers", "Shotta Man Dub", "Chalice And Dub", "Surveillance Dub", "Melanin Dub", "Herbsman Dub", "Flabba Dub Step" and "Outcome Dub". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousJamaican Jazz From Federal Records – Carib Roots, Jazz, Mento, Latin, Merengue, & Rhumba 1960 to 1968 ... LP
Dub Store (Japan), 1960s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic sounds from the years before reggae became the international sound of Jamaica – music from the island nation's jazz scene, which was at the crossroads of so many different styles of music – jazz from the north, Latin rhythms from Cuba and Puerto Rico, and a fair bit of other Caribbean sounds too – all of which filter through the wonderful collection of music on the set! The title breaks down the different genres featured – but there's often a surprisingly unified feel to the whole record too – one that stands partly as a testament to the musical strengths of all the performers involved! In the days before Trojan and Studio One, Federal Records was an important Jamaican label – and did an especially great job of capturing some of the sounds that were part of that nation's club culture and resorts in the 60s. Titles include "Angelima" and "Like Falling In Love" by Ernest Ranglin, "Profile Cha Cha" and "Rhumbina" by Cecil Lloyd & The Starline Troubadors, "Estrellita" and "I Love Paris" by The Lennie Hibbert Combo, "Tis Wonderful" by Eric Grant, "Linstead Market" by Baba Motta & Ernest Ranglin, "Wheel & Turn Me" by Bertie King, "Go Fife Go" by Count Owen, "Mango Walk" by Bertie King & Ernest Ranglin, "String Of Pearls" by Auldey Williams & His Orchestra, "Solas Market" by Baba Motta, and "Monday Monday" by Winston Turner Quintet. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jamaican Jazz From Federal Records – Carib Roots, Jazz, Mento, Latin, Merengue, & Rhumba 1960 to 1968 ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ VariousSon Cubano NYC – Cuban Roots New York Spices 1972 to 1982 ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The rebirth of the Afro-Cuban groove on the New York scene of the 70s – great recordings in the "new traditionalist" sound of the time! After the boom of the Latin Soul sound of the late 60s, and the rise of salsa in the early 70s, there was also a "back to basics" movement within the players of the New York Latin community – a shift that stripped down the sound, reintroduced traditional instrumentation, and worked in rhythms that might have been used on older sessions, but which were slightly updated for the newer recordings. The work of that period, although strong, has often been overlooked in favor of some of the flashier sounds of the scene – and this set wonderfully corrects that fault by bringing together a great sampling of work from the traditional spectrum of the Salsoul and SAR record labels, along with the kind of notes and commitment to quality that makes the Honest Jon's reissues so great! Titles include "Son Sabroson" by Rey Roig, "Chuchillo Para La Pina Cubana" by Charlie Rodriguez, "Chocolate En C7" and "Trumpet En Montuno" by Chocolate, "Oriente" and "Tiene Sabor" by Henry Fiol, "Yo Perdi El Corazon" by Lita Branda, "Camina Y Ven Pa La Loma" by Roberto Torres, "Celosa" by Angelo Y Su Conjunto Modelo, and "Los Dos Hermanos" by Los Jimaguas. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousStep Forward Youth – Roots Masters From The Punky Reggae Party ... LP
VP, Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic selection of tracks from a time when reggae and punk were really crossing over on the UK scene – the earliest years of the punk rock movement, when bands like The Clash, Slits, and others were bringing the sounds of Jamaica into much greater mainstream circulation! The cuts here aren't reggae punk – or punked-up reggae – but are instead the core tracks that influenced the late 70s UK generation – mostly roots reggae numbers from a few years before, whose politics and production really struck a chord with disenchanted youth in England! Don't worry about the package being too commercial, or too familiar – as the set list is a nicely deep dig, with all the right tracks – titles that include "Rebel" by Barry Ford Band, "The Barber Feel It" by Dr Alimantado & Jah Stitch, "Turn The Heater On" by Keith Hudson, "Pablo Meets Mr Bassie" by Agustus Pablo, "Jah Is I Guiding Star" by Tappa Zukie, "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" by Michael Rose, "Cool Out Son" by Junior Murvin, "Roast Fish & Cornbread" by Lee Perry, "Mr Cop" by Gregory Isaacs, "Two Sevens Clash" by Culture, and "Heavy Manners" by Prince Far-I. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Step Forward Youth – Roots Masters From The Punky Reggae Party ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Billy Lee Riley, Sonny Burgess, Warren Smith, & OthersSun – The Roots Of Rock – Volume 5 – Rebel Rockabilly ... LP
Sun/Charly (UK), Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Hard-hitting rockabilly from the source – Sun Records work by Billy Lee Riley, Sonny Burgess, Warren Smith, Carl Perkins, Narvel Felts, Ken Cook, Johnny Carroll, Tommy Blake, Dean Beard, Gene Simmons, and others! Great UK collection – with detailed notes. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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IjahmanAre We A Warrior ... CD
Tree Roots, 1978. Used ... $6.99
A great lost roots albums from the underrated I Jah Man Levi. At the cusp of the 80s he appeared poised to achieve the level of dominance over the Jamaican scene like Burning Spear held in the early 70s, only to leave us with a few monumental recordings and then labor quietly for the rest of his career. Contrary to the style of most reggae LPs, this album features longer tracks – extended devotional roots numbers, crisply produced by Ijahman and Geoffrey Chung, mixed by Karl Pitterson. 5 numbers in all: "Are We A Warrior", "Moulding", "The Church", "Miss Beverly", and "Two Sides Of Love". CD
(Jahmani/Tree Roots pressing.)

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King TubbyKing Tubby's Classics – Lost Midnight Rock Dubs – Chapter 2 ... CD
Roots, 1980s. Used ... $19.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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King TubbyKing Tubby's Classics – Lost Midnight Rock Dubs – Chapter 3 ... CD
Roots (UK), 1980s. Used ... $12.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersSoul Rebels ... CD
Trojan/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A record that's got maybe the cheesiest cover of any album by Bob Marley – and a set that's a bit notorious, too – as producer Lee Perry never shared money with the Wailers for the first few years of release! Still, the package is a key part of the Bob Marley story – especially in the years before greater fame on the Island label – as the early Trojan Records release brought together a host of key sides recorded by the group that included Bob and Peter Tosh – all produced by a young Lee Perry with some nicely dark currents in the rhythms that are perfectly balanced by Marley's lead and the harmonies of the trio. The cuts were recorded at Randy's, and titles include "Soul Rebel", "Try Me", "It's Alright", "No Sympathy", "My Cup", "Soul Almighty", "Rebel's Hop", "Corner Stone", "Four Hundred Years", "No Water", "Reaction", and "My Sympathy". CD
Also available Soul Rebels ... LP 20.99

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Bob Marley & The WailersSoul Rebels ... LP
Trojan/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99
A key part of the Bob Marley story – especially in the years before greater fame on the Island label – as the early Trojan Records release brought together a host of key sides recorded by the group that included Bob and Peter Tosh – all produced by a young Lee Perry with some nicely dark currents in the rhythms that are perfectly balanced by Marley's lead and the harmonies of the trio. The cuts were recorded at Randy's, and titles include "Soul Rebel", "Try Me", "It's Alright", "No Sympathy", "My Cup", "Soul Almighty", "Rebel's Hop", "Corner Stone", "Four Hundred Years", "No Water", "Reaction", and "My Sympathy". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy ReedJimmy Reed Is Back ... LP
Roots/TK, 1976. Near Mint- ... $4.99
An unusual comeback album for Jimmy Reed – as you might guess from the title – his first in many years, and recorded in a really laidback, almost classic style for TK's short-lived Roots subsidiary! Tracks are all rootsy and very bluesy – with Jimmy on vocals, harmonica, and guitar – and just a slight bit of rhythm behind him. Production keeps things very down-home and rough-edged – and titles include "Ain't No Time For Fussin", "Keep The Faith", "Tribute To A Friend", "Turn Me On Like A TV", "Knocking On Your Door", and "I'm Leaving" – all originals by Reed. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, a split on the top seam, and some light wear.)

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Jackie WilsonJackie Wilson Hit Story Vol 1 ... CD
Roots (Portugal), Late 50s/1960s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Jackie WilsonJackie Wilson Hit Story Vol 2 ... CD
Roots (Portugal), Late 50s/1960s. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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✨✧ Early BHistory Of Jamaica – Early B At Midnight Rock ... CD
Midnight Rock/Roots (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A set that brings together the first two albums from one of the great, if less-remembered talents of the 80s DJ scene in Jamaican music – an artist with a raw, biting approach to his words – which are laid out in an almost-languid sort of way that really fits the digital beats and echoey basslines! Early B's rhythms and inflections have lots of great twists and turns along the way – and also maybe represent some of the changes taking place in American hip hop as it was hitting its second chapter – those moments when things never had to be as straight or patterned as before, and really got interesting. The production is by Jah Thomas, with some really fantastic surprises that pop out of the mix at various moments – and titles include "Pedestrian", "Sunday Dish", "Take Up Your Bible", "Ganja Man", "Get Inna De Army", "Learn Fi Drive", "Operating Theatre", "Girls Them Sexy", "Hot Up Bout Ya", "Visit Of King Salasie", "Send In The Patient", "Cane Man A Feh Bathe", "Computer Tek Over", "Poor Class Want Mass", "New York Party", "Just Love & Unity", and "Four Wheel No Real". CD
 
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✨✧ VariousAfrica Iron Gate Showcase ... LP
Berris/Dub Store (Japan), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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 type – and there are a few moments that almost feel as if Jamaican MCs were being influenced a bit by American hip hop vocals. Rhythms include work from Winston Wright on piano and Bo Pee on guitar – and titles include "King In the Ring" and "Press Along Dreadlocks" by Prince Hammer, "She Is Mine" and "Quiet Horse" by Trinity, "Chalice & Spliff" by Lee Van Cliff, "Emilo Bimbo" by Echo Minott, and "Words Sound & Power" by Enos McLoud. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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