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✨✧ Soul SystemHow Did It Feel? (4 mixes) ... 12-inch
Rhythem Section (UK), 1991. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Stamped white label in a plain sleeve.)
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VariousNRK Sessions – Soul, Afro-Jazz & Latin From The Club 7 Scene ... CD
Plastic Strip Press (Norway), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
Some of the funkiest grooves we've ever heard from the European scene – all tracks from the late 60s and early 70s, recorded as part of the legendary Club 7 in Oslo! Although of Norwegian origin, most of these numbers lean heavily towards American funky styles of soul and jazz at the end of the 60s – grooves that are loose and free, and which often feature some surprisingly great English language vocals – some sung by American soulster Earl Wilson, who was part of the scene at the time, and a key influence on most of the grooves here. The package is a real discovery for our ears – and given that most of these numbers were recorded by the Norwegian broadcasting system for radio play, they weren't really issued publicly at the time – making this collection almost a "sound library soul" set! Titles include "Whole Lotta Love", "Hot Pants", "Come On Children", "Them Changes", and "Moment Of Truth" by The Band No Name; "Groovin" by Karin Krog & Fred Noddelund, "Lite Lite" and "Tamma Song" by Tamma, "Night IN Barcelona" and "Oslo Late July" by Kjellerrock Jazzbandet, "California Soul" and "Don't Let Me Lose This Dream" by Geir Wentzel's Orkester, and "Otinku" by Modern Sound Quintet. CD

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✨✧ Kashmere Stage BandTexas Thunder Soul 1968 to 1974 ... CD
Now Again/Stones Throw, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A massive exploration of the music of Kashmere Stage Band – the legendary Texas funk combo whose work has been pushed heavily over the years by Wax Poetics, Stones Throw, and many others! The double-length set goes even deeper than any of the vinyl reissues of work by the group – and features some previously unreleased tracks, alternate takes on their funkiest numbers, and a full 10 extra live tracks never heard before! The Kashmere groove is incredible – blasting horns, scratchy guitars, and funky drums – all wrapped super-tight around a range of original material and some more familiar numbers – all recast here in super-heavy funk mode! Studio tracks include "All Praises", "Thank You", "Scorpio (extended)", "Do Your Thing", "Headwiggle", "Do You Dig It Man", "Getting It Out Of My System", "Zero Point (parts 1 & 2)", "Boss City", "Burning Spear", "Take Five", and "Keep Doing It". Live tracks include "Zero Point", "Don't Mean A Thing", "Thank You", "Ain't No Sunshine", and "All Praises" – and the set also features a huge amount of detailed notes and photos, plus a full bonus documentary entitled "Texas Jewels"! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roberta FlackOasis ... CD
Atlantic, 1988. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Roberta Flack sounding freshly inspired in the late 80s – her first new album in years – and it's a really strong one! The first thing that jumps out at us is how wonderful her voice continues to be –she's recognizable from the first syllable, and it's right it home with a contemporary sound – though classical soul-inclined – thanks to smart production and arrangements by Marcus Miller, Jerry Hey and Michael Omartian. There's a little bit of a tropical vibe in couple places – hence the title – especially the opening and closing tunes "Oasis" and "(His Name) Brazil" – and other cuts include the nice and hooky Ashford & Simpson tune "Uh-Uh-Ooh Look Out (Here It Comes)", plus "All Caught Up In Love", "Shock To My System", "You Who Brought Me Love", "And So It Goes", "Something Magic". CD
(Out of print.)

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Howard JohnsonDoin It My Way ... CD
A&M/PTG (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy ... $11.99
Groovy 80s soul from Howard Johnson! Doin It My Way features is a sweet batch of electro-influenced pop soul – produced by Mic Murphy & David Frank of The System! The record has a very System-y vibe, but Howard's sunny approach to soul vocals really leads the way! Titles include "My Way", "Jump Into Fire", "Let's Take Time Out", "Missing You", Much Too Much", "You're The One I've Needed", "Let This Dream Be Real" and "Everywhere I Go". This edition includes 2 bonus tracks: "Let This Dream Be Real" and "Let's Take Time Out (Long Version)". CD

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VariousAfrica Airways 4 – Disco Funk Touchdown 1976 to 1983 (with bonus download) ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
We've had some great trips on Africa Airways in recent years – and this sweet fourth set proves once again that the fun lies in the journey, not the destination! As before, the cuts here share a lot more with American funk than you might think – especially the tight late 70s style with lots of basslines at the bottom, and some warmly jazzy currents in the instrumentation – which often serve to provide a superb setting for the vocals over the top – sometimes just sing-song chorus bits, but merged perfectly with the grooves! Tracks here come from French labels like Fiesta and Sonodisc, and there's definitely some of that criss-crossing between West African and Parisian modes going on – on titles that include "Sun Explosion" by Manu Dibango, "Nassa Nassa" by Uta Bella, "Nimele Bolo" by Charly Kingson, "Africain" by Momo Joseph, "Biram" by Kemayo & K-System, "Soul Magabe" by Pierre Didy Tchakounte, "Funny Saga" by The Monsters, and "Tinini Yanana" by Jake Sollo. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download!)

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VariousFeel The Beat – Afro Funk ... CD
Big Sur (Italy), 2006. Used ... $6.99
An excellent modern take on the Afro Funk genre of the 70s – one that's filled with work by current groups who really get the classic sound right! As in the older work of Fela, there's plenty of percussion, keyboards, and horns in the mix here – often played straight and live, as on the older records, and with a solidly soulful sound that would be bound to make the great one proud! A few tracks go for a slightly more modern production approach, but always still keep the overall feel of the tune just right – and the set's one that you'll proudly put next to your older Afro Funk records, as proof that the sound lives on today, when placed in the right hands. Titles include "Mama Don't Want No Gun (Beatfanatic rmx)" by Kokolo, "NESTA 75" by Antibalas, "Diggin" by Ras, "Elephant" by Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, "Lagos Sound System" by Les Barons, "Un Tour Du Monde (inst mix)" by Love & Salt, "Cheney Lane" by Nostalgia 77, "The Name Of Fela Will Always Stand For Freedom" by The Jetsons with Jessica Lauren, "Take Time To Change Your Mind (Faze Action rmx)" by Quantic Soul Orchestra, and "See Line Woman" by Femm Nameless. CD

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VariousJohnny D Presents Disco Jamms Vol 1 ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 16.99
Deep, deep disco selected by Johnny "D" DeMairo – one of the more pivotal underground club music figures of the past couple decades, via his role in setting up the Henry Street imprint – here putting together an incredible set of the rare disco greatness! This the the expansive, floor-shaking, genre-straddling stuff that inspired the house and clubby soul scenes to come – and it's one of the best compilations of harder-to-find disco that's we've gotten our hands in years. The setlist features a divers mix of famous and lesser-remembered names – with styles ranging from straight forward disco stormers to strains of earlyish electro and 80s grooves – benchmark singles and inventive productions that bridge the eras! Tracks by Cerrone, Kasso, Skyy, The System, The O'Jays and more! Disc One of the 2CD edition feature 19 tracks mixed masterfully: "Ride On The Rhythm" by Mahogany feat Bernice Watkins, "Time For Live" by The Brooklyn, Bronx & Queens Band, "It's Passion" by The System, "Spank" by Jimmy Bo Horne, "Call Me" by Skyy, "Dance For Every" by Gaucho, "We're On The Right Track" by Ultra High Frequency and more. CD Two features 13 unmixed disco jams: "This Time Baby" by The O'Jays, "How To Win Your Love" by Spencer Jones, "Dub Till We Drop" by La Fluer, "I've Got To Find A Way" by Zena Djonay, "Think Fast" by Pamela Joy and more. CD

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireTouch The World ... LP
Columbia, 1987. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Earth Wind & Fire touch the world with this sweet batch of grooves – a set of tracks that has them firmly embracing the electric sound of 80s soul, yet still bringing in some light spiritual touches of their own! The beats are pretty heavy at points – making for plenty of groovers – but the group almost seems to shine most on the ballads, which continue to provide a perfect showcase for the vocals of Philip Bailey and Maurice White. A few cool studio touches reference the group's earlier history – a nice reminder amidst the more contemporary sounds – and titles include "You & I", "System Of Survival", "Every Now & Then", "Money Tight", "Here Today & Gone Tomorrow", "Victim Of The Modern Heart", and "Thinking Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed with hype sticker. Comes with a promo flat too!)

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✨✧ Jack McDuffGetting Our Thing Together ... LP
Cadet, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of McDuff's fantastic Cadet LPs, and one that features the funky funky organist in a set of crazy arrangements written by him and Richard Evans. An amazing mix of McDuff's soul jazz organ sound with the genius that was the Chess/Cadet studio system of the late 60's – and one that yields such monster cuts as "Black Is", "Hold It For a Minute", "Two Lines", and "You Sho Walk Funky". Great stuff, with a gritty funky feel that's hard to match. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue fade label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ DJ CamLoa Project Vol 2 ... CD
Inflamable/Six Degrees, 2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
Very cool double length set by this beat-heavy French producer! The set falls somewhere in between modern hip hop and D'Angelo-type soul instrumentals – with slight touches of drum and bass thrown into the mix from time to time. Most cuts are instrumentals, with a strong beat/sample/instrumental groove – but a few others have vocals. Titles include "Voodoo Jazz", "You Do Something To Me", "DJ Cam Sound System", "Ghetto Love", "Cycle Interlude", "Candyman", "Mental Invasion", "Waiting For Franck Black", and "Millenium". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousAkwaba Abidjan – Afrofunk In 1970s Ivory Coast ... LP
Oriki (France), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of funk from the 70s scene in Ivory Coast – music that's every bit as heavy on jazz-based solos as it is on the grooves – with some especially strong sax lines that really give the tunes a lot of soul! The music here is nice and raw, and often very stripped-down in terms of presentation and production – never too polished or commercial, nor purposely tripped-out – and instead the vein of Afro Funk that's fantastically put-together right from the start, and which has plenty of appeal to fans of American funk from the same time! Lots of these artists clearly borrow the same James Brown influence that Nigerian funk work had in the early 70s – but they also work with very interesting and unique sounds throughout – especially on the reeds and keyboards, which cascade with lots of fresh phrasings and frenetic energy. There are vocals on some cuts, but the instrumentation is always what keeps things strong – and titles include "Tumba Safari" by Afro Train, "Chicken" by De Frank Jr, "Tink Tank" by Afro Soul System, "Issa" by Les Nidrou, "Secret Populaire" by Sewa Jacintho, "Ayee Menko" by De Frank Jr, "Femme D'Ajourd'hui (part 2)" by Moussa Doumbia, "Assalam Aleikoum" by Francis Kingsley, "Dankasa" by De Frank Jr, and "Mariage" by Moussa Doumbia. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousFEEL 2 – Far East Easy Listening Two ... CD
Flower (Japan), 2002. Used ... Out Of Stock
A warm and wonderful sampling of grooves from one of the hippest Japanese labels growing – the ever-soulful Flower Records, home to some of our best-selling artists on that high-priced Japanese wax! The approach here is to take mellower cuts by some artists that you might know more for their dancefloor work – kicking back a mellow groove that mixes soulful patterns of sound with keyboards, percussion, and light instrumentation – staying mostly instrumental throughout, and always working at the high level of quality you'd expect from Flower. The set's got a total of 14 tracks – and titles include "Osmosis" by Oceanauts, "You Got It All" by Super Soul System, "Liliput" by Leftbrown, "Mood Control" by Takuya Matsumoto, "Red Bug" by Slowman, "Tao" by Su Paka Pooh, "Colina" by Studio Apartment, "Kid" by Sunaga T Experience, "Stem" by Novo Tempo, and "Day Dreaming" by Astralfield. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ VariousKing Jammy's Dancehall Part 2 – 1984 to 1991 ... LP
Dub Store (Japan), 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
King Jammy may have come to the reggae party a bit later than some of his famous predecessors – but the man's ears and studio talents helped provide a great way for the whole scene to move forward strongly – as you'll hear from these crucial productions from the key dancehall hears! Although the bigger version of that style meant chart crossover, and even a bridge to other musical communities – the sound here is nicely stripped-down, and very rootsy – definitely a bit digital in the production, but always with a richness that goes right back to the earlier dubplate years of the 70s. As with all Dub Store titles, the choice of cuts is wonderful, and the presentation is right up there with the best from Soul Jazz and 17 North Parade. Titles include "History" by Dennis Brown, "One Big Ghetto" by Half Pint, "Don't Take Your Gun To Town" by Al Campbell, "Crucial Boy (version)" by Prince Jammy, "Victim Of Babylon (version)" by King Jammy, "Love Light Of Mine" by Horace Andy, "Cry For The Youths" by Wackad, "Dangerous System" by Pad Anthony, "No Drugs" by Tinga Stewart, and "Move On" by Wailing Souls. LP, Vinyl record album
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S Tone IncBody & Soul ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2020. New Copy ... $18.99 26.99
The funkiest album so far from Stefano Tirone – aka S Tone – a set that's got a much clubbier vibe than some of his other records, and a very strong influence both from vintage boogie and funky jazz! Tirone plays plenty of Wurlitzer and other keyboards on the set – and most tunes have jazzy energy at the core, as you'd expect from Schema Records – but also often open up in ways that are more deeply soulful than both the artist and label might make us expect! Toco sings on a few tracks, and steps aside for other singers who include Afra Kane, Laura Fedele, Gui Hargreaves, and Priscila Ribas – who work with Stefano to change up the colors from song to song – a but like in that old DJ/producer soundsystem mode. Titles include "Flying Away", "No Meio Do Samba", "In The Name Of Love", "Midnight Sun", "Move On", "Pra Voce", "Flying Away", and "Blow My Mind". CD

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✨✧ S Tone IncBody & Soul ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The funkiest album so far from Stefano Tirone – aka S Tone – a set that's got a much clubbier vibe than some of his other records, and a very strong influence both from vintage boogie and funky jazz! Tirone plays plenty of Wurlitzer and other keyboards on the set – and most tunes have jazzy energy at the core, as you'd expect from Schema Records – but also often open up in ways that are more deeply soulful than both the artist and label might make us expect! Toco sings on a few tracks, and steps aside for other singers who include Afra Kane, Laura Fedele, Gui Hargreaves, and Priscila Ribas – who work with Stefano to change up the colors from song to song – a but like in that old DJ/producer soundsystem mode. Titles include "Flying Away", "No Meio Do Samba", "In The Name Of Love", "Midnight Sun", "Move On", "Pra Voce", "Flying Away", and "Blow My Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Body & Soul ... CD 18.99

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VariousColombian Soul – Compiled By Bagar aka Tricky D ... CD
BBE (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
A completely different side of Colombian music than you'd know from Discos Fuentes and some of the other mainstream outlets from that scene – as the tracks here are all from the contemporary underground, and represent a really rich flowering of creative grooves and soulful modes! In truth, most of this work might hail from any hip spot in the global underground – save for the fact that the lyrics are often in Spanish, and many tunes have some slight reference to older musical modes – sometimes an acoustic element mixed in with more electronic instrumentation, sometimes a more direct reference! The quality of the tracks is wonderful – a really strong surprise to our ears, as we never would have discovered this music otherwise – and it represents a really great alternative so some of the more staid, often boring attempts to create a global fusion of elements in the mainstream. Titles include "Cada Paso" by Liannia, "Cumbia Lobina (ext mix)" by Dragao featuring Nidia Gongora, "Aquazero" by Systema Solar featuring Pedro Ramaya, "Oyele" by Jimena Angel, "Cuando Canto Grito" by Cerrero featuring Lucia Pulido, "El Leopardo" by El Leopardo, "Mujer Divina" by Salsangroove, "Gualayo" by Radio Rebelde Soundsystem, "La Negra Y El Fantasma" by Bareto, "Nunca Termina" by David Caneva Akle, "Manana Sera" by Ruzto, and "De Donde Vengo Yo" by Los Transatlanticos featuring Pilar Matarola. CD

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Situation & OthersNang Presents New Masters Series Vol 5 ... CD
Nang (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $6.99
Situation really do a great job of transforming other folks' tunes here – so much so that the results are really a lot more their own than any sort of familiar remix modes – which is the CD is more of a full album by the band, then just a collection of cuts! Contemporary rhythms and production are mixed with a range of sonic sources that go back to the early 80s – and the album has some of the warmer, more soulful elements that warrant its release on the Nang label too. Titles include Situation reworks/remakes of "Fade To Grey" by Visage, "Jankos Drug" by Dark Punk Hippies, "RU Ready For This" by Fabiolous Barker, "I Got You" by George Kelly, "I Ran" by A Flock Of Seagulls, "Strange Kind Of Love" by Love & Money, "Hold On" by Rubber Lips, "Jealous Girl" by Pure Conjecture, "Don't You Worry About A Thing" by JazzyFunk, and "Perfect System" by Julian Sanza and Andre Espeut. CD

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VariousAll Aboard The CN Express – Rocksteady & Boss Reggae Sounds 1967/1968 ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... $12.99
Killer early work from producer Clancy Eccles – a special set that focuses on rocksteady and early reggae productions – most compiled here for the first time ever! The work here is great – raw, soulful, and grooving in ways that move from midtempo to a slightly quicker pace – usually topped with a fantastic singer in the lead, and served up with instrumentation that's spare and right on the money – perfect for the sorts of hard-booming sound systems that were springing up to showcase singles like these! The work here was initially issued as 45s on labels that include New Beat and Doctor Bird, and most tracks on the set have been unavailable for decades – making them even more obscure than material on other Clancy Eccles collections. 26 tracks in all – with titles that include "Mother's Reply" by Lyn Taitt & The Jets, "You Were Meant For Me" by Lee Perry, "You Think I'm A Fool" by Hemsley Morris, "Easy Snappin" by Theo Beckford, "Western Organ" by The Clancy Set, "Bye Bye Love" by Alton Ellis, "Promises" by The Silverstars, "Heart Beat" by Ernest Ranglin, "No Good Girl" by The Mellotones, "Mother's Advice" by The Inspirations, "Please Stay" by Larry & Alvin, "I'll Hold You Tight" by Velma Jones, "Love Brother Love" by Hugh Malcolm, "Hey Mama" by Lee Perry, "Terrible Headache" by The Coolers, and "Let Us Be Lovers" by Velma & Clancy. CD

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VariousDisco Forever – Rare Disco Compiled by Dimitri From Paris ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s. Used 3 CDs ... $16.99
The fine folks at BBE, building on their success with the Disco Spectrum series, have teamed up with the respected French DJ, Dimitri From Paris, to release this classy triple CD boxset of massive disco tunes. Dimitri has compiled a irresistible mix of disco classics and harder to find rare tracks with an emphasis on a soulful jazzy groove with a Latin edge to mix things up. Tracks include "We're On Our Way Home" by Brainstorm, "I Got A Thing" by Silver Platinum & Gold, "Flight To Jamaica" by Crashers, "You're So Right For Me" by Eastside Connection, "My Love Supreme" from Milton Hamilton, the Universal Robot Band's "Barely Breaking Even", "Ain't No Stopping Us Know" by Charanga 76, "Que Tal America" by Two Man Sound System", the LTG Exchange's "Corazon", "Love Hangover" by Touch, "Smile" from Skylite, Little Scotty's "Shout at the Disco", Pat Lundy's "Work Song". CD 1 is a solid mix of music – and CDs 2 and 3 are unmixed, with two tracks not on CD 1: Jimmy Roma's "Beyond the Galaxy" and "I Don't Wanna Lose It" by Bambu. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dazz BandJoystick ... LP
Motown, 1983. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
The Dazz Band brilliantly modernizes their sound for the early-to-mid 80s – without sacrificing the funk one bit on a pair of later Motown albums – '83's Joystick and '84's Jukebox in a single set! As you might guess from the title, on Joystick, Dazz Band thumps and pulses things into a style that's electro and computer groove aware. That said, their background in midwestern funky 70s soul is hardwired into their systems and they bridge the eras masterfully! Titles include "To The Roof", "Joystick", "Until You", "Rock With Me", "Now That I Have You" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Don GloriDawn Calling ... LP
Nothin Personal (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $16.99
A really great record from the Melbourne scene – a record that's got kind of a "jazz plus" vibe – in that it mixes live jazz instrumentation with some work on edits and a few electric touches – all in a style that's very much like some of our favorite London work in recent years! Don Glori heads the group on bass and keyboards – but the sound is served up in a really well-crafted blend of saxophones, Fender Rhodes, and lots of great percussion – sometimes with vocals, but often used more like an instrument than a lyrical delivery system – on tracks that are nice and long, and resonate with a mix of soulful and spiritual touches! Titles include "Voyager", "Fly Low, "Dawn Calling", "Pachinko King", and "After Hours". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ScottySchool Days (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1971. New Copy ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ 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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