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Barrington Levy/Scientist & Prince Jammy/Viceroys/Tristan PalmaLinval Thompson Trojan Dancehall Albums Collection (Poor Man Style/Scientist & Jammy Strike Back/We Must Unite/Settle Down Girl) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
Four Trojan Records albums, all produced by Linval Thompson – and featuring some bonus tracks too! First up is Poor Man Style – a gem of a record from Barrington Levy – done in that laidback, easy-stepping style that always worked perfectly for the singer's vocals! Linval Thompson produced, and he brings in all these cool touches around the edges – early dancehall modes that are nicely understated, and which still maybe resonate more with the roots generation than later crossover hits – a righteous vibe that makes the whole album simmer beautifully all the way through! Titles include "She Is The Best Girl", "Don't Give Up", "Sensimella", "True Love", "Poorman Style", "This Little Boy", "Rob & Gone", "I Can't Wait Too Long", "Man Give Up", and "I Love I Love You". Next is Scientist & Jammy Strike Back – a record in which Scientist and Prince Jammy look an awful lot like Star Wars characters on the cover – but with grooves that are every bit as deep as their other dub classics from the time – completely amazing from conception to execution! If anything, the stars might be the perfect place for the music – given that the sounds here are very open, spacious, and way-out – full of as much echo as attack, at a level that reminds us that the pair are maybe some of the most minimalist of the dub generation! Rhythms are by the Roots Radics, but are always nice and spare – and there's plenty of splash and electro echo to link together the space between the notes – on titles that include "Flash Gordon Meets Luke Skywalker", "Crushing Of The Stormtroopers", "The Princess Takes Her Revenge", "Buck Rogers In The Black Hole", "Death Of Mr Spock", and "Storming The Death Star". Next is We Must Unite – a tremendous album from The Viceroys – a Jamaican vocal trio that we'd rank right up there with The Paragons and Melodians, and who work in this beautiful message-oriented mode next to wicked production from Linval Thompson! The record's got some slight electro-styled touches at the edge – used gently next to slow-tripping rhythms – while the trio step out with these warm harmonies that really bring a lot to the lyrics of the songs – a righteous batch of tracks that include "We Must Unite", "The Intelligence Of Her Mind", "Come Closer My Love", "They Can't Stop Us Now", and "Rising On The Strength Of Jah". Singer Tristan Palma follows in a very similar mode, but as a solo lead – on the well-crafted Settle Down Girl, also produced by Linval Thompson! Titles include "Settle Down Girl", "Run Around Woman", "Losted My Wife", "Don't Make Me Cry", "Come Turn Me On", and "Rosie Bell". CD also features bonus tracks – "If I Didn't Want Your Loving (12" mix)" and "Loving Version" by The Melodians – and "Settle Down Girl (12" mix)", and "Settle Down Girl Version" by Tristan Palma. CD

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✨✧ Linval Thompson/Big Joe/TrinityTrojan Roots Collection (I Love Marijuana/African Princess/Rock In The Ghetto/bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
A trio of classic albums produced by Linval Thompson – with lots of bonus tracks too! First up is Linval's I Love Marijuana record – an album with a striking title – and a set that really marked the full promise of Linval Thompson in the 70s – a dubby classic that's every bit as strong on the vocal side of Thompson's skills, as it is the production side! The album was recorded at Tubby's with the Revolutionaries band and an uncredited Junjo Lawes (who would later go on to cut some of the best dub albums ever, with Scientist) – and the vocals have this great style of cresting between sweeter modes and more biting modes – particularly when wrapped around the social themes that always made Thompson stand out. Titles include "I Love Marijuana", "Don't Push Your Brother", "Dread Are the Controller", "The Children of the Ghetto", "Not Follow Fashion", and "Jamaican Colley Version". African Princess is a set that features great DJ vocals from Big Joe – one of the lesser-knowns of the time, but a voice that's perfect for the rich sense of flow that Linval Thompson brings to the production – on titles that include "African Princess", "Big Disgrace", "Tubby At The Controls", "Smoke Marijuana", "Love Can Conquer", and "Pauline Love The Natty". Rock In The Ghetto is classic 70s work from Trinity – a Jamaican deejay singer who gets some excellent help on the set from Linval Thompson! Thompson mixes dubby modes with some sharper, crispier crackles at key moments – working as a nice way of punctuation to the moods delivered by Trinity's vocals – which are almost always in the righteous modes you'd guess from the title. Tracks include "Dangerous Rockers & Ting", "Pope Paul Dead & Gone", "Don't Lose Me", "Life Is Not Easy", "Don't Lose Me", "Every Trick In The Book", "Freedom Style", and "Rock In The Ghetto". 2CD set features 10 bonus tracks – titles that include "Lover's Style" and "Come On Baby Dub Style" by The Roots Radics, "Follow My Heart (12" mix)" and "Pope Paul Dead & Gone (12" mix)" by Trinity, "Mr CID" by Barry Brown, "There's A Song" by Pat Kelly, "King Tubby's Rockers" and "Second Hand Girl" by Scientist & Roots Radics, and "Here With Me" by Linval Thompson. CD

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VariousTrojan Ganja Reggae (3CD set) ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1970s. Used 3 CDs ... $16.99
50 reggae tracks dedicated to collie weed – whether you get lifted or not, you can't argue with this selection of heavy hitting reggae jams that'll rock your world like the finest sativa buds! They didn't have to search high and low to pull together this selection, but without question it's all top choice, including Glen Brown "Collie & Wine", Joe Gibbs All Stars "Free The Weed", Bob Marley & The Wailers "Kaya", The Upsetters "Kutchie Skank", Max Roeo "My Jamaican Collie", Big Youth "Half Ounce", Niney & The Soul Syndicate "Kutchie Dub", Johnny Clarke "Collie Dread", Leroy Horsemouth Wallace "Herb Vendor", The Observers "Pass The Pipe", Bunny & Ricky "Bushweed Corntrash", Tappa Zukie "Chalice To Chalice", Linval Thompson "I Love Marijuana", Ranking Dread "Marijuana In My Soul", Horace Andy "Collie Weed", Dillinger "Marijuana In My Brain", Clint Eastwood "Ganja Baby" and Barrington Levy "Sensimilea", plus loads more! CD
(Out of print. Box has some light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousTrojan Mod Reggae Box Set ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used 3CD ... $24.99
Yet another value priced box pulling together some of the best from Trojan's huge catalogue of reggae classics. 50 rude boy classics here, heavy on the ska side, for your scooter run down to the shore! Way too many tracks to list here, but we're especially hip to the Skatalites' "Lucky Seven", Duke Reid's "Rude Boy", Laurel Aitken & The Soulmen's "Last Night", Tommy McCook's "Thunderball", The Zodiacs' "Renegade", Derrick Morgan's "Fat Man", and Lee Perry's "Kimble The Nimble". CD
(Out of print, box has some wear.)

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VariousTrojan Roots Reggae Box Set (3CD set) ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 3CDs ... $24.99
Wow! Don't you ever wonder if Trojan will reach the bottom of the well and the supply of astoundingly great reggae will ever dry up? Thank goodness it hasn't yet! Another fab and nicely priced box, revisiting the roots years this go 'round, with 50 great numbers in all. Includes "Wolf & Leopards (ext mix)" by Denis Brown, "Sons Of Slaves (ext mix)" by Junior Delgado, "Slavemaster" by Gregory Isaacs, "Philistines On The Land (ext mix)" by Junior Murvin, "Born In Ethiopia" by the In Crowd, "Prophecy Call" by Glasford Manning, "Declaration Of Rights (ext mix)" by Johnny Clarke, "Standing Firm" by JacobMiller & Inner Circle, "Invasion (Wa Da Da)" by Jackie Edwards & the Aggrovators, "Freedom (ext mix)" by Earl Sixteen, "Liberation Struggle" by Tapper Zukie, "Touch Not My Locks (ext mix)" by Little Roy, "Chant Down Babylon" by Freddie McGregor, "When Jah Come" by Devon Irons, "Humanity" by Prince Lincoln & the Royal Rasses, "African Style" by the Black Notes and loads more! CD
(Out of print. Box has some light wear, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Theo Beckford & FriendsTrojan Battlefield ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal Ska from Theophilus Beckford, one of the pioneering keyboard players in the genre. Two dozen easy snappin' numbers from one of the true originators, including "I'll Be There", "Old Flame", "I'm So Glad", "She's Gone", "But Officer", "Riding With The Crown", "Love Me Or Leave Me", "Trojan Battlefield", "Jamaica Is Mine", "Drink Rum", "Mr Down Presser","Snappin Is Back" and "Saturday Night Boogie". CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ Prince Far ITrojan Albums Collection (Free From Sin/Jamaican Heroes/Voice Of Thunder/Musical History) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Four fantastic albums from the legendary Prince Far I! The set begins with the classic Free From Sin – Great early work from Prince Far I – a stunning mix of reggae and dub, with a righteous quality that really gives the prince his title amongst 70s Jamaican royalty! Backing is by a version of the Roots Radics – with the excellent Style Scott on drums, Errol Holt on Bass, Bingy Bunny, Sowell and Chinna Smith on guitar, Bobby Kalphat and Snappin on keys, Bobby Ellis and Deadly Headly on horns, and Bongo Herman and Ras Millinek on percussion – but the real key to the sound is the way that Prince Far I produces the whole thing, and mixes his own sinister vocals with the heady, bottom-heavy rhythms – all with a quality that matches Lee Scratch Perry at his best! Titles include "Free From Sin", "Light Of Fire", "Reggae Music", "I & I Are the Chosen One", "Don't Deal With Folly", "Call On I In Trouble", "When Jah Ready You Got To Move", and "Siren". Jamaican Heroes is a totally great album by Prince Far I – and a set that already shows him building that crucial London/Kingston bridge that would be such a big part of his sound! The album features work from Sly & Robbie, and the killer drums of Style Scott on rhythm – but also includes contributions by London hipsters Viv Albertine & Ari Up (of the Slits), and David Toop (noted music writer and historian) – quite a mix, and all brought together wonderfully by the Prince's production, and really unique vocal approach. Titles include "Jamaican Heroes", "Prison Discipline", "Musical History", "Natty Champion", and "Golden Throne". Next up is a classic from Prince Far I – Voice Of Thunder couldn't be a more appropriate album title or moniker! Recorded at Channel One in 1981 with incredible analog dub production, it fully carries the grit, murk, heavy and heady soul of the 70s into the new decade –even if the sound is ultimately a bit different then the what he delivered in the 70s. That thunderous voice toasting over the rhythms is as incredible as ever – over the commanding bass of Professor Larry Silvera, tripped out drums & percussion by Jah Lloyd & Scully, occasional swirling keys by Steely, Tarzan and Tony Asher and the other great Channel One players. Titles include "Ten Commandments", "Every Time I Hear The Word", "Head Of The Buccaneer", "Shall Not Dwell In Wickedness", "Skinhead", and "Hold The Fort". Musical History is one of the last albums ever issued by Prince Far I – and a set that marks a fantastic cap to a too-short career! The Prince's vocal contributions are as impeccable as his dubby production work – and titles include "At The Cross", "More We Are Together", "Take Heed Frontline", "What You Gonna Do On Judgement Day", and "Tell Them About Jah Love". CD

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✨✧ VariousTrojan 12 Inch Box (3CD set) ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1970s. Used 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Bob Marley & The Wailers & The Upsetters, Derrick Harriott & The Crystalites, Freddie McKay, Leroy Sibbles, Delroy Wilson & The Aggrovators, Dennis Brown & The Observers, John Holt & The Aggrovators, Gregory Isaacs, Dad Brown, Bim Sherman, Pat Kelly & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousTrojan British Reggae Box Set (3CD set) ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print. Box has light wear and a slice on the back which is mostly hidden when shut – overall still a nice copy.)

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✨✧ VariousTrojan Ska (3CD set) ... CD
Trojan, 1960s. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Why waste your time with any of that ska revival crap when Trojan has pulled 50 great tracks from their vaults and collected them here at this great price! 3CDs packed with the best of Jamaican ska, including Clancy Eccles "Sammy No Dead", Tommy McCook & the Skatalites "Silver Dollar", Don Drummond's "Don D Lion", Jimmy Cliff's "Miss Jamaica", Desmond Dekker's "007", Lee Perry's "Rub & Squeeze", Drumbago's Orchestra's "Duck Soup", the Paragon's "Tide Is High" and the Skatalites "Guns of Navarone". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousTrojan Skinhead Box Set ... CD
Trojan, Late 60s. Used 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, box has some wear.)

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✨✧ VariousLove Is All I Bring – Reggae Hits & Rarities By The Queens Of Trojan ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
The fantastic female side of Trojan Records – the legendary reggae label that formed a key bridge between Kingston and London back in the day – and helped introduce generations to the changing styles of Jamaican music in the 60s and 70s! Trojan's maybe best known for some of its big male artists, but this special set focuses on the equally strong female talent in the roster – sometimes singers who only got a chance to cut a single or two for Trojan, or who maybe found greater fame in later years – all brought together here in a double-length collection of classics and rarities. Titles include "Girlie Girlie" by Sophia George, "I Shall Sing" by Judy Mowatt, "Uptown Top Ranking" by Althea & Donna, "Hurt So Good" by Susan Cadogan, "I Let You Go Boy" by Dawn Penn, "Dynamic" by Paula Clarke, "My Willow Tree" by Hortense Ellis, "Honey Hush" by Millie Small, "Barbwire" by Nora Dean, "Lovin You" by Janet Kay & The Kaylets, "Back In My Arms Again" by Doreen Shaffer, "Give & You Get" by Marcia Griffiths, "Love Was All I Had" by Phyillis Dillon, "I'm Still In Love With You" by Marcia Aitken, and "Back Wey" by Faye Bennett. 49 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ VariousTrojan Dub Box Set Vol 2 (3CD set) ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1970s. Used 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Second volume of dub, a nicely priced set of boxed CDs. A great collection of 50 tracks from Trojan's vast catalogue of reggae classics. There isn't nearly enough room to list all the crucial tracks included on the set here, but some of our favorites include "I Trim the Barber" by King Tubby, "Acupulco Gold" & "Lambs Bread" by Sly & the Revolutionaries, "Throne of Blood" by Prince Jammy, "Flash Gordon Meets Luck Skywalker" & "Buck Rogers in the Black Hole" by Roots Radics and "Casanova Dub" by the Observer All Stars. CD
(Out of print. Box has some light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousTrojan Jamaican R&B Box Set (3CD set) ... CD
Trojan, 1970s. Used 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Soulful, grooving Jamaican R&B – fifty tracks worth from the deep, deep Trojan vaults, and at an unbeatable price! Includes Derrick Harriott "I Won't Cry", Duke Reid's All Stars "What Makes Honey", Laurel Aitken "Low Down Dirty Girl", The Mellowlarks "Album Of Memory", The Jiving Juniors "Lollipop Girl", Derrick & Patsy "Oh My Love", The Blues Busters "Lost My Baby", The Magic Notes "Rosabel", Jimmy Cliff "Dearest Beverly" and Owen Gray "Midnight track", plus many, many more. . . CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Dave Barker with The UpsettersPrisoner Of Love (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 26.99
An album with one of the most classic Trojan Records covers from the early days – and some of the greatest music on the label as well! Soulful singer Dave Barker gets backing here from Lee Perry's Upsetters – all on a nicely stripped-down album that features Scratch himself on production – ensuring a strong edge to the groove! Dave's style has a nice sense of variety – sometimes sweetly heartbreaking, other times screaming with a very raw sense of energy – at a level that maybe gives the whole album more dynamic vocal range than a James Brown album! Titles include the classic "Shocks Of Mighty" and "Prisoner Of Love", plus "My Cup", "Runaway Child", "Never Before", "The Same Game", "Build My Whole World Around You", and "Skanky Children". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 750 – on orange vinyl!)

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Desmond DekkerDouble Dekker (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $12.99
A killer double-length set of work from Desmond Dekker – one that's put together by Trojan Records to feature all the lesser-known and unreleased tracks that Desmond recorded during the years of his initial hits! As such, the album's a treasure trove of work that goes way past the oft-issued singles that Desmond cut in the late 60s and early 70s – tracks that are wonderful, and some of our favorites – but which are greatly expanded here! Dekker's voice is fantastic – as always – one of the sweetest soul sounds in Jamaican music – and the grooves are a mix of rocksteady and new reggae modes that were bubbling forth at the time. Titles include "Look What They're Doing To Me", "Life Of Opportunity", "Little Darling", "Warlock", "Licking Stick", "Hippopotamus", "The Song We Used To Sing", "Go & Tell My People", "Trample", "What Will You Gain", "My Reward", "Mother Nature", and "Life Hope & Faith". CD features 6 bonus tracks ''Father Noah", "Generosity", and four alternate versions of songs on the album! CD

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Clancy Eccles/The DynamitesFreedom/Fire Corner (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1969. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A pair of gems from the early years of reggae – stacked back to back in a 2CD set, along with a huge amount of bonus tracks too! First up is the legendary Freedom album from Clancy Eccles – one of the first great talents to emerge in the Jamaican scene of the 60s – a singer whose recorded history even predates rocksteady and ska, and who had an undeniable impact on the early sound of reggae! Eccles is a genius – a singer/songwriter with a strong sense of soul, and an approach that really opened up the way for a new level of humanity in Jamaican music – as you'll hear on titles that include "Two Of A Kind", "Mount Zion", "Fattie Fattie", "What Will Your Mother Say", "Freedom", "I Need You", "The World Needs Loving", and "Dollar Train". The Dynamites were Clancy Eccles backing band at the same time as the Freedom album – and they step out here in an album of their own – one produced by Clancy himself, but issued even before they backed him up on Freedom! The set features numbers by the group, some organ tunes by Winston Wright, and two vocal appearances by King Stitt – on titles that include "John Public", "Eternally", "Sam Fie", "This Is The Night", "One Way Street", "Vigorton 2", "Fire Corner", "Soul Language", and "Say What You Say". Plus, this 2CD set has a huge amount of bonus tracks – 13 more numbers by Eccles – plus another 13 by The Dynamites, King Stitt, Val Bennett, and Winston Wright. A huge amount of music, all packaged with the usual deep notes and high quality that makes the Doctor Bird label one of the greatest reissue labels for Jamaican music! CD

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✨✧ EthiopiansEngine 54 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $12.99
A rocksteady classic from The Ethiopians – but a set that also has plenty more going on as well! The duo work here as a Jamaican counterpart to American soul groups – one of the first and best to hit the Kingston scene – but they also open themselves up to lots of other ideas in the process, and sometimes lay back vocally to just let the album open up and groove! Harmonies are The Ethiopians' strongest calling card – but they're often first directed by the rhythms, then slide in to warm things up and give a larger presence to the slow-stepping, midtempo grooves – all delivered with a classic Kingston head-nodding approach. The album's a key genre-building moment in Jamaican music – and titles include the classic "Train To Skaville", plus "Engine 54", "My Love", "You Got The Dough", "Woman's World", "Long Time Now", and "Unchanged Love". This CD comes with an insane amount of bonus tracks – 17 more titles that include "Do It Sweet", "The Whip", "You Didn't Answer", "In The Park", "Fire A Muss Muss Tail", "You Are The Girl", and "I'm A King". CD

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Full Experience/Candy McKenzie/AuraLee Scratch Perry Presents The Full Experience (Lee Scratch Perry Presents Candy McKenzie/Full Experience/bonus track) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A pair of unusual Lee Perry projects from the mid 70s – both of which feature a female singer in the lead, and give us a whole new side of Perry's talents! The first half of the set features material from an album issued under the title Lee Scratch Perry Presents Candy McKenzie – a set that features lead vocals from London singer Candy McKenzie, who's got a much deeper soul approach than some of her Jamaican contemporaries – a mode that's sometimes got the sweeter styles that would end up in the lovers rock years, but which also has a wider range that almost has Candy stretching out like a straighter soul singer – on titles that include "Walking In The Sun", "Disco Fits", "Breakfast In Bed", "When The Big Say", "Tell Me A Lie", "Keep Him Strong", and "Jah Knows". Next up is material from the Full Experience sessions – a record that has South African singer Aura working with Lee Scratch Perry, in a style that's got more of the deeper, dubbier elements that Scratch was helping revolutionize at the time! The tunes are rich and righteous, and have all these great little instrumental and production twists – which only makes the lead vocals sound even cooler overall. Titles include "Young Gifted & Broke", "Can't See You", "At Midnite", "Full Experience", and "Nar Soh So It Stay". CD features the bonus track "Disco Devil" – presented in its 12" mix! CD

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Derrick Harriott & The CrystalitesPsychedelic Train (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A stunningly soulful set from Derrick Harriott – who works here as a one-man powerhouse on vocals, arrangements, and production! The set's definitely got some of the psychedelic elements promised on the cover – almost to rocksteady what the late 60s Norman Whitfield productions were to earlier Motown soul. But Derrick Harriott also brings in some great sweet soul elements, too – echoing some of the fragile harmony styles of the east coast scene, while also fitting the mode to hip Kingston grooves – all the while maybe beating Studio One at their own game! The mix of material here is fantastic – a record that has a great sense of depth right from the start, the keeps on giving over the years – and titles include "Hum My Song", "Message From A Black Man", "Psychedelic Train", "Riding For A Fall", "Walk The Streets", "Go Bye Bye", and "The Loser". Reissue also features 13 bonus tracks, many on CD for the first time – including "Been So Long/You Lied To Your Daddy", "Solomon", "The Girl's Alright With Me", "Have Some Mercy", "Tang Tang Festival Song", "Long Time", "Psychedelic Train (chapter 3)", and a great take on Gene Chandler's "Groovy Situation". CD

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✨✧ John HoltLike A Bolt (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 26.98
One of the tightest, deepest albums ever from Jamaican singer John Holt – even if it has a slightly strange history, due to repackagings and retitling over the years! Holt had been making music for over a decade by the time of this set – and while he still works with some of the bad-stepping rhythms of the rocksteady era, there's also a more righteous quality to the record overall – a balance between the personal presentation and a larger humanist agenda – with a sense of maturity that matches the sophistication of the growing wave of American male soul talents of the time. Titles include "I'm The One To Be Blamed", "I'll Be Lonely", "I Want You Closer", "Let's Build Our Dream", "Have You Ever Been To Heaven", and "Ali Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 750 – on orange heavyweight vinyl!)

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✨✧ King Tubby & The AggrovatorsFoundation Of Dub – 28 Tracks Produced By Bunny Lee 1975 to 1977 ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1975/1976/1977. Used 2 CDs ... $16.99
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Bob Marley & The WailersSoul Rebels ... CD
Trojan/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... $15.99
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

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MaytalsMonkey Man/From The Roots (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Sanctuary (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $6.99
An excellent early batch of rollicking rock steady from Toots & The Maytals, under the production of Leslie Kong. This nice little disc collects their hot Monkey Man and From The Roots albums on one nice set, along with a handful of bonus material, for 26 numbers in all. All the early classics are here, including "Monkey Man", "Pressure Drop" and "Peeping Tom", plus "Revival Reggae", "Give Peace A Chance", "Gold And Silver", "The Preacher", "Bla Bla Bla", "African Doctor", "Sun, Moon And Star", "She's My Scorcher", "I Shall Be Free", "Sweet & Dandy", "Koo Koo", "The Kingdom Come", "A Time To Love", "Got To Feel (It)", "Never You Change" and "One Eye Enos". CD
(2001 Sanctuary pressing.)

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Lee Perry & The UpsettersComplete UK Upsetter Singles Collection Vol 2 ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $24.99
2nd installment in a 4 volume set, compiling the wealth of great singles produced by Lee Perry for release in the UK. Each set is 2 CDs, and as you can imagine, once you've got all 4, you've covered a lot of ground! Since most singles had some kind of versioning on the flip, whether it was the instrumental or a proto-dub take, there's a great variety of material here, 50 tracks in all, including classics like "Shocks Of Mighty", "Sound Underground" & "Upsetting Station" by Dave Barker & the Upsetters, "Duppy Conqueror" by Bob Marley & the Wailers and mountains of Upsetters tracks (more than the others in this series!): "Kill Them All", "Soul Walk", "One Punch", "A Touch Of Fire", "Consider Me (Version)", "Kinky Mood"."Spinning Wheel (Version)", "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye", "Pick Folk Kinkiest", "Fire Fire", "Teh Jumper", "The Pillow", "Grooving", "Big Dog Bloxie", "Fresh Up", "Toothache", "Thunder Version", "Blood Poison", "Dreamland", "Version Of Cup", "Ferry Boat", "Bigger Joke", "Return Of The Vampire", "Justice" and "Dig Your Grave". Plus Lee Perry "Do You Like It", "Son Of Thunder" and "Sipreano", Sir Lord Comic "Bronco", Busty Brown "Consider Me", The Heaters "Melting Pot", Melanie Jonas & Dave Barker "Spinning Wheel", Dave Barker & the Upsetters "Set Me Free", "Granny Show pts. 1 & 2" and "Some Sympathy", Dave Barker & the Wailers "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying", Martin Riley & Fay Bennett "Self Control", Martin Riley "the Pill", the Soulettes "Let It Be", the Versatiles "The Thanks We Get" and "Hurry Up", Bob Marley & the Wailers "My Cup" and The Untouchables "Tender Love", "It's Over" and "Same Thing All Over". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lee Perry & The UpsettersEastwood Rides Again (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
If there's anyone who could make the idea of Italian westerns and Jamaican grooves come together, it's the young Lee Scratch Perry – the mad musician who always had a great talent for mixing it up! Eastwood Rides Again follows the theme of The Upsetters previous classic, Return Of Django – and like that one, the groove isn't just the rocksteady rhythms you'd expect – but also maybe this more spacious version of the style, with a bit more space between the notes than some of their Kingston contemporaries – almost a mode that could be inspired by the spacious soundtrack scoring of the Italian scene, then delivered with a much grittier vibe. Most tunes are instrumentals, and titles include "Eastwood Rides Again", "Salt & Pepper", "Red Hot", "Tight Spot", "Catch This", "Popcorn", and "You Are Adorable". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 colored vinyl pressing – limited to 1000 copies.)

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Lee Scratch Perry & The UpsettersClint Eastwood/Many Moods Of The Upsetters (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
Two early classics from Lee Perry & The Upsetters – back to back in a single set, with an insane number of bonus tracks too! Clint Eastwood is a record that furthers the idea of the outlaw in reggae – as Lee Perry takes the Upsetters past the safer territory of ska and rocksteady, and brings in a few great guests who all get the benefit of his studio magic as well! The rhythms are nice and deep, and produced with that monstrous sense of sound that Scratch had right from the start – soulful vocals bursting out where needed, but all unified together with a mad mix of echo, organ lines, and super-heavy bass. Titles include "Return Of The Ugly", "For A Few Dollars More", "Taste Of Killing", "Clint Eastwood", "My Mob", and "I've Caught You" by The Upsetters – plus "Rightful Ruler" by U Roy, "Prisoner Of Love" by Dave Barker, "Ain't No Love" by Winston Holmes, and "Selassie" by The Reggae Boys. Many Moods Of The Upsetters is a record that has the group stepping hard on some great instrumentals – then backing up some guest singers who really help give the record some shape! The instrumentals often have this great organ line in the front – produced with lots of cool sounds by the young Lee Perry, so that the instrument sounds very different than in Jamaican songs from just a few years before – and also used in ways that would disappear during the dub years later, with this really crazy sound that often gets weird and spacey. The vocal cuts are great too – maybe a bit straighter, but a reminder that Scratch really knows what to do with a singer too. Titles include "Exray Vision", "Low Lights", "Soul Stew", "Games People Play", "Serious Joke", "Beware Fade", and "Mean & Dangerous" by The Upsetters – plus "Cloud Nine" by Carl Dawkins, "Can't Take It Anymore" by David Isaacs, and "Goosy" by Pat Satchmo. 2CD set features 24 bonus tracks – more cuts by The Upsetters, Busty Brown, Lennox Brown, The West Indians, Pat Satchmo, The Bleechers, Lloyd Douglas, The Ethiopians, and others. CD

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Skatalites & FriendsPhoenix City – A History Of The World's Greatest Ska Band ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1960s. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
The world's greatest ska band – you bet! Over 50 burning, jumping ska classics, by the architects of the sound, and one of the finest bands on the island – ever! Not everything here was originally recorded or released under the Skatalites name, but every one of these combustible numbers is the genuine article, cut by groups featuring members of the Skatalites or led by blazing hornmen Don Drummond, Roland ALphonso or Tommy McCook, including "Yard Broom", "Backbeat", "Musical Communion (Sly Mongoose)", "Straighten Up And Fly Right", "Dreadnaught", "Eastern Standard Time", "Cool Smoke", "Silver Dollar", "Music Is My Occupation", "Latin Goes Ska", "Guns Of Navarone", "Lucky Seven" and "James Bond". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sly & The Revolutionaries with Jah ThomasBlack Ash Dub (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 28.99
The mighty Sly Dunbar, working here on drums, in some very heady company – a wicked dub-heavy group that includes longtime partner Robbie Shakespear on bass – plus Gladdy Anderson on piano, Ansel Collins on organ, and Bingy Bunny and Bo Peep on guitars! The music is raw and stripped-down – produced by Jah Thomas at Channel One, mixed by Prince Jammy at King Tubby's – but with a rock-solid vibe that grabs you musically in a way that all of these many references hardly do justice! At a time when Sly was breaking big in the mainstream, working on lots of imported productions too, the groove is still very down to earth, and back to the amazing sound that he and his confreres first brought to the Kingston scene much earlier in the 70s. All the songs are titled in tribute to intoxicating substances –and include "Marijuana", "Herb", "Collie", "Lambsbread", "Rizla", "Acapulco Gold", "Black Ash", "White Rum", "Cocaine", and "LSD". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 750 – on orange vinyl!)

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Tennors & FriendsReggae Girl ... CD
Trojan/Grover (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A smoking slice of work from The Tennors – plus some great cuts by other "friends" on the Jamaican scene of the late 60s! The group really shine on their own singles, then step aside to let some other artists come in too – almost all with a similar mix of soul and rocksteady rhythms, and an especially key focus on the kind of growing vocal harmonies that were really helping change the face of Jamaican music at the time! Titles include "Reggae Girl", "Khaki", "The Stage", "Ride Your Donkey", "Gram Pa", "Cleopatra", and "Double Attack" by The Tennors – plus "Oh My Baby" and "Go Your Way" by The Harmonians, "Donkey Trot" by Clive's All Stars, "While I'm Walking" by Roman Stewart, "Parapinto" by Johnny More & Karl Bryan, "Copy Me Donkey" by Charlie Organire with Tommy McCook, "I'm Gonna Make It" by Cliff Smith, and "Puzzle" by Winston Wright. CD

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✨✧ Linval Thompson & The RevolutionariesNegrea Love Dub/Outlaw Dub ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A pair of 70s dub classics – back to back on a single CD! First up is Negrea Love Dub – an early dub set from production genius Linval Thompson – a set that was initially released with a relatively obscure cover and package, and which may or may not include some of the Jamaican instrumental luminaries listed in the notes! What is clear, though, is that Linval Thompson is at the top of his game – partly offering up the tracks as a companion to his I Love Marijuana record, but also opening up into fresh rhythms and other material that helps forge a super-heavy sound that raises the dub reggae bar a few more notches for the 70s scene! Titles include "Rock Me In Dub", "Channel One In Dub", "Thompson In Dub", "Negrea Africa Dub", "Jah Jah Children Dub", "Lion Dub", "Natty Dread Dub", "Roots Dub", "Jamaica Calley Dub", and "Africa Love Dub". Outlaw Dub is a fantastic meeting of the production genius of Linval Thompson and the instrumental skills of The Revolutionaries – a set of Jamaican studio giants who play in a way that was laidback, yet still pack a hell of a punch! Sly and Robbie are at the core of the rhythms, which is a big element in the success of the set – and Thompson's production sets a sound that so many others would follow in years to come, but never really get as sharp or well-balanced as on this set. Formative sounds throughout – with titles that include "79 Rock", "Roots Man Dub", "Freedom Dub", "Thompson Sound Incorporated", and "African Free Up". CD

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Toots & The MaytalsVery Best Of Toots & The Maytals ... CD
Trojan/Island, 1979. Used ... $2.99
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Peter ToshBush Doctor ... CD
Trojan, 1978. Used ... $6.99
During the mid 70s, a number of major label rock stars had their dalliance with reggae, and after inviting him to tour with them, the Stones decided to start releasing Peter Tosh's LPs. This record was the first of Tosh's released by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger on their Rolling Stones label and they guest on a couple of tracks. Despite their presence, the album is a fairly solid roots effort, if a bit uneven, though not quite as radical or grooving as Equal Rights or Legalize It. Tracks include "Pick Myself Up", "Soon Come", "Moses The Prophets", "Stand Firm", "Dem Ha Fe Get A Beaten", and "Creation". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousDance Crasher – Ska To Rock Steady ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1960s. Used ... $14.99
A fab bunch of ska and rocksteady numbers, one of those compilations that Trojan has oddly let go out of print. 18 great tracks, including "Big Bamboo" by Lord Creator, "Latin Goes Ska", "Beardman Ska", "Street Corner" and "Ball O Fire" by the Skatalites, "hallelujah" by the Maytals, "Garden Of Love" and "Let George Do It" by Don Drummond, "Rough & Tough" by Stranger Cole, "Shame & Scandal" by Peter Tosh & The Wailers, "Bonanza Ska" by Carlos Malcolm, "Dance Crasher" by Alton Ellis, "Rudie Bam Bam" by the Clarnedonians, "Ska Jam" by Tommy McCook & The Supersonics, "Doctor Dick" by Lee Perry & The Soulettes, "Owe Me No Pay Me" by the Ethiopians, "Independence Ska" by Baba Brooks and "Don't Be A Rude Boy" by the Rulers. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousDown Town Albums Collection (Red Red Wine Vols 1 & 2/Blow Your Horn/Your Musical Doctor/bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
A treasure trove of reggae, rocksteady, and blue beat work from the late 60s – all of it originally released under the guidance of producer Dandy – also a reggae artists of his own, with roots in Kingston, and working here with a big impact on the UK scene! The albums here were all originally issued on the Down Town imprint – a small sub label that Trojan Records gave to Dandy for his own projects – which resulted in the two killer compilations Red Red Wine volumes 1 and 2 – a great overview of some of the strongly soul-influenced sounds that were bubbling up in London at the time. Dandy himself is one of the key artists on the collection – and titles include "Move Your Mule", "I'm Your Puppet", "Reggae In Your Jeggae", "Got To Come Back", "Raining In My Heart", and "Can't Get Used To Losing You" by Dandy – plus "Red Red Wine" and "I'm Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got" by Tony Tribe, "Someday We'll Be Together" and "Love Me Tonight" by Audrey, "Lover's Question" and "Spreading Love" by Gene Rondo, "Lead Them" by Desmond Riley, "Games People Play" by The Israelites, and "Song Byrd" by Lyndon Johns. CD2 begins with the Trojan classic Blow Your Horn by Rico & The Rudies – a classic early album from Rico – the legendary Jamaican trombonist who's gotta be one of the few people who can pose with his instrument and still look pretty badass overall! That quality also comes through in Rico's music – a famous lead trombone sound on countless Jamaican recordings from the ska years onwards – really given some great time here in the spotlight on a set of tunes that soar out with lots of rough rocksteady rhythms! Rico blows strongly and soulfully – on titles that include "Rico's Message", "Niyah Man", "Caribbean Serenade", "Jumping The Gun", "Mighty Dan", "Session Begin", "Biafra", and "Quando Quando" – and the album also features some guest appearances on "The Lion" by Dandy, and on "Muma Muma" by The Israelites. Last up is Your Musical Doctor – a full album with Dandy as the lead singer on his own – with titles that include "Touch Of Poison", "Everybody Loves A Winner", "Gumption Feeling", "Meeting Over Yonder", "Here I Go Again", "Come On Home", and "Run Girl". 2CD set features 51 tracks in all – with a few more bonus tracks too! CD

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VariousJust My Imagination Vol 3 – Dock Of The Bay – Soulful Reggae For Lovers ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $9.99
Music from Dennis Brown, Honey Boy, Beverley Wound, Lloyd Parks, the Pioneers, Marcia Griffiths, Now Generation, Ken Boothe, Ernie Smith, the Maytones & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousSock It To Me – Boss Reggae Rarities In The Spirit Of 1969 ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Hard-wailing classics from a key year in the Trojan Records catalog – 1969, a time when the British company was really building a bridge to bring the music of Jamaica over to the London scene – where it would have an undeniable impact for years to come! This set features a great mix of Trojan hits and underground bubblers from the time – early reggae mixed with rocksteady and other modes – in a set of titles that include "I've Tried Before" by The Impersonators, "Israel" by The Sparkers, "My Devotion" by Tony King & The Hippy Boys, "Sexy Woman" by Hopeton Lewis & The Sexy Girls, "Shangul" by Tommy McCook & The Supersonics, "Sock It To Me" by The Gaylads, "You Promised Me Love" by Bob Andy, "Long About Now" by Lloyd Charmers & The Hippy Boys, "You Belong To My Heart" by The Demons, "You Can't Stop Me" by The Emotions, and a cover of the Isley Brothers classic "It's Your Thing" by Anonymously Yours – possibly an unknown group! CD features 25 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Dandy (Dandy Livingstone)Dandy Returns (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Real Gone, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Dandy Livingstone steps off the plane on the cover – but the music inside is a key example of the work he was doing overseas – as Dandy produced the whole set of recordings in the late 60s London scene, where he was serving as a key bridge between that city and Kingston – as part of a huge transatlantic wave of Jamaican musical growth! Dandy's vocals are laidback, and kind of slide into the mix – almost letting the rhythms really set the tone, with less of the American soul styles of some of his contemporaries. Titles include "Your Daddy Is Home", "Doctor Sure Shot", "It's A Sad World", "My Nights Are So Lonely", "Put On Your Dancing Shoes", "You're Not The Same Girl", and "Run Come Have Fun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on orange vinyl!)

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✨✧ Don DrummondMemorial Album (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mighty tribute to the great Don Drummond – the trombonist whose tone and timing really helped the 60s Jamaican scene find its groove! Don played on countless vocal and instrumental sessions before he left this planet all too soon – and this smoking memorial album is a mighty testament to his powers – an all-instrumental package that's filled with strong solo moments by Drummond in a variety of settings, mostly in a rocksteady groove! There's great organ and tenor on a number of cuts (Jackie Mittoo and Tommy McCook?) – and titles include "Street Corner", "Latin Goes Ska", "Green Island", "Garden Of Love", "Feeling Fine", "Silver Dollar", "Let George Do It", "Knock Out Punch", and "Dr Decker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 750 – on heavyweight orange vinyl!)

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✨✧ Bob MarleyRasta Revolution ... LP
Trojan (UK), 1974. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet set of sides cut by the Wailers under Lee Perry's production. Crucial early roots versions of some of Marley's strongest material, like "Mr. Brown", "Soul Rebel", "Duppy Conqueror", and "400 Years" rendered in a raw Kingston soul style! Give us this stuff over the Island LPs any day! 13 tracks in all, this set also includes "Try Me", "It's Alright", "No Sympathy", "My Cup", "Rebel's Hop", "Corner Stone", "No Water", "Reaction" and "Soul Almighty". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing with white & orange labels, matrix ending in 1U. One track has light crackles, but the rest is great – most of the record VG+. Cover has a small sticker in a bottom corner, and a slightly unglued top seam.)

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✨✧ MaytalsFrom The Roots ... LP
Trojan/Get On Down, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stunning early work from one of our favorite reggae groups ever – the mighty Toots & The Maytals, a key link between the soul styles of the Jamaican scene of the 60s, and the righteous years to come! There's a groove to the Maytals music that nobody else seems to get this right – or this tight – a fantastic criss-crossing of rhythms that's often nicely stripped-down, and which seems to set fire to the vocal interplay between Toots and the rest of the group – in a way that's as vocally explosive as the instrumentation at the core! Sure, these guys can harmonize as well as the rest of their contemporaries – but they've also got an even greater talent for trading back and forth, which seems to make every one of their tunes an instant groove. Titles include "Pee Pee Cluck Cluck", "Loving Spirit", "Dr Lester", "Gola Silver", "Koo Koo", "Revival Reggae", "Thy Kingdom Come", "One Eyed Enos", "A Time To Love", "9 O'Clock", "Know Me Good", "Got To Feel", "Feel So Good", and "Give Peace A Chance". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ PioneersLong Shot (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early gem from The Pioneers, and one of the first records on the Trojan label too – the kind of head-nodding, late rocksteady sounds that made the imprint a key bridge between the scenes in Kingston and London at the end of the 60s! The Pioneers have a bit more complex vocal interplay than other Jamaican vocal groups of the time – an ability to harmonize together, but break out a bit too – trading lines with increasing complexity that reflects the growing expressiveness that would flower more strongly in roots music during the 70s – turned here towards themes that are a bit less global, but even more charming in that respect. There's a wonderfully unified feel to the whole album – and titles include "Caranapo", "Long Shot Kick De Bucket", "Black Bud", "Lucky Side", "Samfie Man", "Mother Ritty", "Bring Him Come", and "Boss Festival". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Ernest RanglinSka Wey Dat ... CD
Trojan, 2003. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ernest Ranglin, as you well know, played all over most every seminal Studio One rhythm, as a member of the Skatalites and Coxsone Dodd's house band. His signature jazzy stylings over Jamaican rhythms have always given his recordings a unique sound, and these two late 90s sets reissued by Trojan are further documentation of one of the unsung geniuses of modern music. 28 tracks in all, half of them recorded live, including "EB At Noon", "Ska Wey Dat", "Rocker A", "Something Gotta", "Headline News", "Bourbon Street Skank", "Satta Massagana", "Ska Party" and "The Whip Medley". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousFoolish Fool/Herbsman Reggae (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1970. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of classic Clancy Eccles-produced compilations from the start of the 70s – issued here with plenty of bonus tracks too! Foolish Fool was initially billed to Cynthia Richards, the great singer who delivers the leadoff title tune – but the real start of the set is maybe Clancy Eccles, as the tracks here are all from the hand of the legendary producer – and really show the way that rocksteady was moving towards some of the tighter, sharper rhythms that would mark the early days of reggae! All the singers are as great as Richards – and titles include "Don't Look Back" and "Here Comes The Night" by Busty Brown, "Don't Mind Me" and "Mademoiselle" by Joe Higgs, "Foolish Fool" and "Conversation" by Cynthia Richards, "Feel The Rhythm" and "Africa" by Clancy Eccles, and "Revival" by The Dynamites. Herbsman Reggae is a set that more clearly foregrounds the work of Clancy Eccles in the lead – and one that also gives plenty of credit to the great Dynamites band on most of these tracks – a wicked quintet with Winston Wright on organ, Hucks Brown on guitar, and Gladdy Adams on piano! The rhythms are hard, the production is wonderful – all spacey and weird – and the record has this beautiful unified mix of vocals and instrumentals, a number with some cool pre-dub use of echo. Tracks include "Herbsman Shuffle" by King Stitt & Andy Capp, "Black Beret" and "Phantom" by The Dynamites, "Promise" by Cynthia Richards, "See Me (take 2)" by Earl George, "False Nyah" by Barry & The Affections, "The Ugly One" by King Stitt, and "Senor Judas" by Clancy Eccles & The Dynamites. This fantastic 2CD reissue also includes 34 bonus tracks – more Eccles productions of work by The Westmorlites, Barrington Sadler, The Dingle Brothers, Glen & Roy, Carlton Wedderburn, Carl Dawkins, and many others. 56 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ VariousSock It To Me – Boss Reggae Rarities In The Spirit Of 1969 ... LP
Trojan (UK), 1969. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard-wailing classics from a key year in the Trojan Records catalog – 1969, a time when the British company was really building a bridge to bring the music of Jamaica over to the London scene – where it would have an undeniable impact for years to come! This set features a great mix of Trojan hits and underground bubblers from the time – early reggae mixed with rocksteady and other modes – in a set of titles that include "I've Tried Before" by The Impersonators, "Israel" by The Sparkers, "My Devotion" by Tony King & The Hippy Boys, "Sexy Woman" by Hopeton Lewis & The Sexy Girls, "Shangul" by Tommy McCook & The Supersonics, "Sock It To Me" by The Gaylads, "You Promised Me Love" by Bob Andy, "Long About Now" by Lloyd Charmers & The Hippy Boys, "You Belong To My Heart" by The Demons, "You Can't Stop Me" by The Emotions, and a cover of the Isley Brothers classic "It's Your Thing" by Anonymously Yours – possibly an unknown group! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has bent corners.)
Also available Sock It To Me – Boss Reggae Rarities In The Spirit Of 1969 ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Dave & Ansell CollinsDouble Barrel (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from the team of Dave Baker and Ansel Collins – one a soulful singer from the Jamaican rocksteady scene, the other a hip keyboardist whose organ lines really make the album shimmer! The pair scored a huge international hit with this album – and the whole thing was a key crossover record in the years before Island Records and some of the bigger reggae artists to come! There's a raw, earthy vibe to the whole thing – and a heck of a groove too – and titles include "Double Barrel", "Wild Bunch", "Monkey Spanner Version", "Secret Weapon", "Impossible Mission", and "Ten To One". CD features 11 more bonus tracks – including "Monkey Spanner", "Doing Your Own Thing", "Lonely Man", "La La La", "Your Love Is A Game", "Heart Of A Man", and "Iron Joe". CD

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✨✧ Marcia GriffithsPlay Me Sweet & Nice (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Trojan/Be With (UK), 1974. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from Marcia Griffiths – the Jamaican singer who first rose to fame in the duo of Bob & Marcia – but who already sounds very much her own woman on this classic set from the 70s! The groove is as much funky soul as it is reggae – in fact maybe more the former than the latter – and Marcia's got this proud, righteous approach that's very different than her style of just a few years before – set to great grooves that have sharp core instrumentation with Lloyd Charmers on piano and organ, and Willie Lindo on guitar. Almost more of a female funky soul record on most cuts – with tracks that include "Here I Am Baby", "Children At Play", "I'd Rather Be Lonely", "Sweet Bitter Love", "There's No Me Without You", "Everything I Own", "Green Grasshopper", and "Gypsy Man". Also features a full album of rare bonus tracks – including "Play Me", "The First Cut Is The Deepest", "Melody Life", "Don't Let Me Down", "Band Of Gold", "I See You My Love", "It's Too Late", "Baby If You Don't Love Me", "Love Walked In", and "Working To The Top". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Morwell UnlimitedA1 Dub (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Blacka Morwell serves up some massive dub here – working at Channel 1, for an obscure album on Trojan Records – but maybe coming across with some of the richness of the Island Records generation! There's a fullness to the sound that's wonderful – top-to-bottom completely solid, and often highly focused on the rhythms, but also always using one key instrumental element on each cut – a bit of organ here, a weeping guitar there, or even an odd sonic element – always given center stage in the spotlight, and set apart from the rest of the mix in a really great way. Titles include "Downtown Rebel", "Well Crucial", "Different Style", "West Side Ranking", "Pressure Rock", "Blackboard Jungle", and "Waterpump Skank". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 750 – on 180 gram orange vinyl!)

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✨✧ Lee Perry & The UpsettersDouble Seven ... LP
Trojan/Antarctica Starts Here, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Brilliant early work from Lee Perry & The Upsetters – and an album that already shows that Perry's got a fantastic production style firmly in place! The rhythms are great – the kind of laidback, bad-stepping grooves you'd expect from The Upsetters – but there's also a special finish to the album, as Lee works the studio knobs with some subtle tricks to make the tunes explode with strange sonic elements – never in a way that gets in the way of the vocals, when they're important – but always enough to augment the record in really thrilling ways. Titles include "Kentucky Shank", "In The Iaah", "Jungle Lion", "Hail Stones", "Ironside", "Soul Man", and "Cold Weather" by The Upsetters – plus "Stick Together" and "Double Six" by U Roy, "We Are Neighbours" and "Just Enough" by David Isaacs, and "High Fashion" by I Roy. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lee Scratch Perry & The UpsettersUpsetter/Scratch The Upsetter Again ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of classic Lee Scratch Perry albums – back to back on a single CD! First up is the legendary Upsetter record – revolutionary at the time, still great today – and done with a spare sound that displays the roots of his unique approach! These early tracks don't have the murky smoked-out grooves of his later years, but they're filled with solid songwriting and really inventive production – the sort that laid the groundwork for the legend of the Black Ark years – and which make thing tight, focused, and not the sort of reverb-heavy mess that you might get with some of Perry's lesser imitators. Tracks are mostly easy skanking Upsetters numbers – with titles that include "Tidal Wave", "Heat Proof", "Night Doctor", "Man From MI5", "Dread Luck", and "Thunderball" by The Upsetters – plus "To Love Somebody" by Buster Brown, and "Kiddy O" by The Muskyteers (aka The Silvertones). The set also features the follow-up – Scratch The Upsetter Again – a similar vintage, with the titles "She Is Gone Again", "Mule Train", "Outer Space", "One Punch", "The Denis", "Bad Tooth", and "Soul Walk". CD

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✨✧ Vulcans/Colonel Elliott & The LunaticsStar Trek (maroon vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Real Gone, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the strangest albums ever issued on Trojan Records – a moogy reggae set that's all instrumental, and which is almost a Kingston answer to the music of Perry & Kingsley, and other synth pop experimenters of the time! The set's actually got more Arp than moog, but still follows the spirit of some of the great moog instrumental records of the late 60s and early 70s – save for the fact that the rhythms are pure Trojan – nicely stepping in a rocksteady and reggae mode, while the cool keyboards do things over the top. Titles include "Journey Into Space", "Dark Shadows", "Dracula", "Star Trek", "Dr Spock", "Red Herring", "Joe Kidd", and "Vulcan-ised". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – in "Deep Spae Maroon" colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ VariousScorcha – Skins, Suedes, & Styles From The Street (10 x 7 inch box set) ... 7-inch
Trojan (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 10 x 7 inch box set ... Out Of Stock
A host of killer cuts from the legendary Trojan Records – all pulled together here in a very limited box set! The package features songs chosen by Paul Smiler Anderson and Mark Baxter in tandem with their book on UK skinhead culture – a working class underground that rose up in the late 60s with a very different vibe than its later American counterpart – British kids who were more down to earth than mods, and who had as much of an open ear for sounds from the new immigrants to London as they did for the previous generation's American soul. This set really shows the kind of special cuts that broke big with the crowd – and titles include "Bang Bang Lulu" by Lloyd Terrel, "Train To Soulsville" by Cool Sticky, "Skinhead Girl" by Symarip, "CN Express (part 1)" by Clancy's All Stars, "I Can't Get Next To You" by Dave Barker & The Charmers, "Worries" by The Versatiles, "It Miek" by Desmond Dekker & The Aces, "Freedom Street" by Ken Boothe, "Soul Food" by Lyn Taitt & The Jets, "Don't Stay Away" by Phyllis Dillon, "The Scorcher" by Errol Dunkley, and "Shades Of Hudson" by Dennis Alcapone. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Dennis BrownJust Dennis/Deep Down (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A pair of albums from the great Dennis Brown – issued here along with 20 bonus tracks too! First up is Just Dennis – a hell of a debut from Dennis Brown – his first album as "just Dennis", and a soulful classic that really stands out from the pack! Just the first few notes of the record will remind you that Brown was easily one of the most impressive singers of his generation – a powerfully charismatic talent who brought a whole new level of soul to reggae, and one who could also write some great material as well! Niney The Observer produced the set to perfection – with a crisp crackle that really suits Dennis well – and titles include the hits "Westbound Train", "No More Will I Roam", "Cassandra", and "Conqueror" – plus "Run Too Tuff", "Africa", "Yagga, Yagga (You'll Suffer)", and "Show Us The Way". Next is Deep Down – a great little record – the follow-up to Dennis Brown's debut on Trojan, but a record that hardly ever saw much circulation back in the day! The production is handled by Niney The Observer, and has this righteous quality that really matches Dennis' message in his music – slow-stepping, head-nodding, and always with the kind of measured patience to see things through to the end – a complete delight when topped with Brown's fantastic vocals. Titles include "So Long", "Voice Of My Father", "Tribulation", "Shame", "Say Mama Say", "God Bless My Soul", and "Open The Gate". Bonus tracks include some collaborations with Big Youth, I Roy, Dillinger, and others – and titles include "Blood Son", "Wolf & Leopard (ext)", "Take A Trip To Zion", "Here I Come", "Flat Foot Hustling", "Jah Come Here", "My Time", "Six Dead & Nineteen Go To Jail", "Give A Helping Hand", "Why Must I", "Rock With Me", and "Africa (ext)". CD

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✨✧ Desmond DekkerDouble Dekker (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1973. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A killer double-length set of work from Desmond Dekker – one that's put together by Trojan Records to feature all the lesser-known and unreleased tracks that Desmond recorded during the years of his initial hits! As such, the album's a treasure trove of work that goes way past the oft-issued singles that Desmond cut in the late 60s and early 70s – tracks that are wonderful, and some of our favorites – but which are greatly expanded here! Dekker's voice is fantastic – as always – one of the sweetest soul sounds in Jamaican music – and the grooves are a mix of rocksteady and new reggae modes that were bubbling forth at the time. Titles include "Look What They're Doing To Me", "Life Of Opportunity", "Little Darling", "Warlock", "Licking Stick", "Hippopotamus", "Go & Tell My People", "Trample", "What Will You Gain", "My Reward", "Mother Nature", and "Life Hope & Faith". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 750 – on 180 gram orange vinyl!)
Also available Double Dekker (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ KingstoniansSufferer ... LP
Trojan/Antarctica Starts Here, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A stunning example of the way that the harmony trio had developed in late 60s Jamaica – a short but fantastic evolution of a mode that began in American soul, yet quickly expanded into something else entirely during the rocksteady years – to the point where it became the global calling card of a group like The Wailers! Yet despite the big fame of that group, there were many others working in Kingston who were equally wonderful – case in point is The Kingstonians, a wonderful trio with a very rich vibe – honed to perfection here with the production talents of Derrick Harriott, who makes the record as powerful a statement as any coming from the scene at the start of the 70s. This is the kind of music that should have been passed upwards along the same chain as Bob Marley, but which sadly never fully got its due – which makes it ripe for rediscovery, on titles that include "Hold Down", "Singer Man", "Sufferer", "Nice Nice", "Come We Go Moonwalk", "The Clip", "Rumble Rumble", and "Winey Winey". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ SymaripSkinhead Moonstomp (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
There's a bunch of young British skinheads pictured on the cover – but the legendary Symarip are a group of West Indian descent, and created the kind of rocksteady grooves that really drove the London scene wild at the end of the 60s! The group were one of the first to fully rise up from British recording origins with a level to top some of the imports coming from Jamaica – and while they'll forever be known for the classic title cut of the album, they've also got a huge amount of extra greatness to offer – a raw, echoey vibe that not only sets the group apart from some of their Kingston contemporaries, but which also echoes the Two Tone generation to come! Titles include the classic "Skinhead Moonstomp" – plus "Phoenix Reggae", "These Boots Are Made For Walking", "Chicken Merry", "Skinhead Jamboree", "Try Me Best", "You're Mine", "Fung Shu", and "Stay With Him". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on orange vinyl!)

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✨✧ VariousCreation Rockers Vol 1 ... LP
Trojan (UK), 1970s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Volume one of this crucial series – with work by Niney The Observer, U Roy, Derrick Harriott, Carlton & The Shoes, Johnny Clarke, Agustus Pablo & King Tubby, Prince Far I, and Sugar Minott! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original blue label pressing. Cover has some light wear, but this is a nice copy overall.)

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersBest Of The Early Years ... CD
Trojan/Sanctuary, 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ VariousCreation Rockers Vol 2 ... LP
Trojan (UK), 1970s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Features tracks by Alton Ellis, Bob Andy, John Holt, Mikey Dread, Delroy Wilson, Ken Boothe, The Wailers, Slim Smith, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousCreation Rockers Vol 4 ... LP
Trojan (UK), 1970s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Features tracks by Johnny Osbourne, I Roy, Dennis Brown, Johnny Clarke, Big Youth, Linval Thompson, Sugar Minott, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)
 
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✨✧ UpsettersGood, The Bad, & The Upsetters (Jamaican edition) ... CD
Hot Milk (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Legendary early 70s Upsetters instrumentals – a brilliant, soulful batch of Jamaican versions produced by Lee Scratch Perry – and unlike the Trojan release from around the same time, this one was released with Scratch's full involvement! Fantastic work that sounds great to this day, and in a formative mode that suggests the tricked out Scratch sounds to come a few years down the road. Titles include "Same Thing All Over", "It's All In The Game", "Big Ball", "Dracula", "Soul Rebel V.3", "Down The Road", "Some Sign", "Equalizer", "Must Reach You" and more. CD
(2013 CD version from Hot Milk UK – with all new art work!)

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VariousPut On Your Best Dress – Sonia Pottinger Ska & Rocksteady 1966/1967 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
Killer Jamaican grooves from one of the hippest, most unusual producers on the Kingston scene of the 60s – the legendary Sonia Pottinger, one of the few female forces working in ska and rocksteady at the time! Sonia had a great ear that was very close to the ground – able to pick up on the newest, freshest styles of the time – and blending them in with an older roster that also included a bit of nyabinghi and mento – some of which is featured here, in a hugely expanded version of an earlier Trojan Records collection of the same name! This package features a massive 54 tracks in all – as well as a huge booklet of notes on Sonia, her musical career, and her unique role in Jamaica – amidst a stunning selection of tracks that includes "Stop The Violence" by The Valentines, "Pata Pata Rock Steady" by Patsy Todd, "Listen To Me Baby" by The Conquerors, "One Love" by Stranger & Gladdy, "Gay Drums" by Leslie Butler & Count Ossie, "Treat Me Right" by The Conquerors, "Gun Fever" by The Valentines, "Move Up" by Linval Martin & The Vibrators, "Play It Cool" b Monty Morris, "This Is Thunder" by The Dingle Brothers, "Oh Ye Mahee" by Stranger Cole & The Conquerors, "Musical Pressure" by Al & The Vibrators, "Winnie The Whip" by Count Lasher, and "Skilamy" by Aston & Yen. CD
 
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BerliozSymphonie Fantastique/Le Corsaire Overture/Royal Hunt & Storm (The Trojans) – Paray/Detroit Symphony ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)
 
 
 



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