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Laurence Cane HoneysettStory Of Trojan Records ... Book
2018. New Copy ... About June 1, 2020 (delayed)
... Book

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✨✧ Chosen FewTrojan Albums Collection (Hit After Hit/Everybody Plays The Fool/Chosen Few In Miami/bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A trio of albums from this fantastic group – plus bonus tracks too! First up is Hit After Hit – a tremendous album that has The Chosen Few stepping out to match some of the best American harmony soul groups of the early 70s – vocals you might hear from The Moments or Delfonics, but tuned towards rhythms that are much more Kingston than New Jersey or Philly! Yet there's also a few funky moments too – a rare element that really shows how the group could change things up from some of their Jamaican contemporaries, on titles that include a version of the "Shaft" theme, plus "You're A Big Girl Now", "Everybody Plays The Fool", "Melting Pot", "Ebony Eyes", "Do Your Thing", "People Make The World Go Round", and "I'm Sorry". Everybody Plays The Fool is a record that's as much an early 70s reggae set as it is a strong bit of east coast soul – Kingston rhythms mixed with fantastic harmonies that maybe echo more of the East Coast group soul modes than some of the earlier Jamaican groups of the 60s! The choice of material also echoes that quality too – as The Chosen Few take on older soul classics, remade for a reggae market – mixed with a few original tracks of their own. Titles include "My Thing", "Reggae Stuff", "I Second That Emotion", "Make Way For The Young Folks", "La La At The End", and "Tears Of A Clown". Chosen Few In Miami is legendary soul from The Chosen Few – a group who were as much a 70s soul outfit as they were a reggae group! This album's the group's greatest – recorded in Miami with classic TK funky production from King Sporty, who also seems to be backing them up on most of the set. There's certainly a reggae feel to the album at times, but the group's harmonies are much more in an American soul vein – and Sporty's super-dope backings use plenty of wah-wah guitar, electric keys, and that burning, bubbling Miami soul groove that made so many of the TK albums from the time so great! Titles include the stone funky classic "Funky Buttercup", plus "Wandering", "Candy I'm So Doggone Mixed Up", "Why Can't We Live", "Drift Away", "I Am A Man", and "Hit Me With Music". 2CD set also features 11 more bonus tracks – including related work by Lloyd Charmers Selection! CD

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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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VariousTrojan Instrumentals Box Set (3CD set) ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used 3 CDs ... $29.99
While this set's not long on liner notes and archival photos, this nice box from Trojan does give you a big bang for your buck. An amazing collection of 50 instrumental tracks on 3 CDs from the label's vast catalogue of reggae classics. How can you argue with nice, nice cuts like "East of the River Nile" by Augustus Pablo, "For A Few Dollars More" by the Upsetters, "El Pussy Cat Ska" by Roland Alphonso, "Memories of Love" by Boris Gardner, "The Saint" by Tommy McCook, "Jumping With Mr. Lee" by Val Bennett, "Green Island" by Don Drummond and "Stop That Man" by Crystallites? And that's just the beginning. . . CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousTrojan Reggae Brothers (3CD set) ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used 3 CDs ... $24.99
Another fine, fine installment in the Trojan series of budget priced 3 CD boxes! The theme this go 'round is male vocalists, and they've pulled 50 of the best tracks from their deep vaults, including Hopeton Lewis "Let Me Come On Home", Desmond Dekker "Foo Man Chu", Errol Dunkley "The Prodigal Returns", Boris Gardiner "A Groovy Kind Of Love", Pat Kelly "The Twelfth Of Never", Ken Boothe "Mr Tambourine Man", Delroy Wilson "This Heart Of Mine", Stranger Cole "Give It To Me", Derrick Harriott "Laugh It Off", Glen Brown "Collie & Wine", Clancy Eccles "Uncle Joe", Jimmy Cliff "Dreaming", Slim Smith "What Kind Of Life", Joe Higgs "Captivity", Dave Barker "Loneliness", Alton Ellis "Room Full Of Tears", John Holt "Oh Girl", Freddie McGregor "He Needs Love", Horace Andy "Bimbo", Junior Byles "If You Don't Know Me By Now", Owen Gray "Natty Bongo", Cornell Campbell "I Will Never Change", Jackie Edwards "Ali Baba", Junior Murvin "Bad Weed" and Gregory Isaacs "Handcuff". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousTrojan UK Hits Box Set (3CD set) ... CD
Trojan, Late 60s/1970s. Used 3 CDs ... $24.99
There's no doubting the impact that the scene made in Great Britain and how that helped break those sounds worldwide. This nicely priced box set collects 50 of the biggest Jamaican hits in the UK from the vaults at Trojan, covering mostly their great ska and rocksteady. Includes the Skatalites "Guns Of Navarone", Desmond Dekker & the Aces "007 (Shanty Town)", "Israelites" and "You Can Get It If You Really Want", Dandy Livingstone "Rudy A Message To You", Jimmy Cliff "Many Rivers To Cross" and "Wonderful World, Beautiful People", the Maytals "Maokey Man", Dave & Ansell Collins "Double Barrel", Ken Boothe "Crying Over You", Dennis Brown "Money In My Pocket" and lots more. . . CD
(Out of print. Box has significant wear..)

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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 ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ 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 ... 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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Brother Dan All StarsLet's Catch The Beat (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A classic album from the late 60s run of Trojan producer Dandy – working here under the guise of Brother Dan All-Stars – with a lineup that features some secret help from the rest of the Trojan scene! The groove is mostly rocksteady, with the strongly soulful current that Dandy brought to his own records too – and there's a few points in which the rhythms actually crackle with a slight current of funk – in a way that shows the Transatlantic appeal of the work that Dan was doing at the time! Titles include "The Bunk", "Freedom", "Dream", "Lee's Farewell", "One More Dance", "Mello Music", "Life Can Be Beautiful", "Everybody Feel Good", and "Since I Met You Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numered limited edition of 750 – on heavyweight orange vinyl!)

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Junior BylesBeat Down Babylon – The Upsetter Years ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1970s. Used ... $22.99
Like so many vocalists, Junior Byles shone brightest under the guidance of Lee Perry, and this excellent retrospective collects more than just a few of the great Jamaican soul sides he'd cut under his production. All of these numbers have the spare loping groove, with nice organ lines and bouncing bass that were the hallmark of Scratch's early 70's work, laced with Byles' great roots vocals over top. 23 tracks in all, including "I've Got A Feeling", "Don't Know Why", "Coming Home", "Beat Down Babylon", "A Place Called Africa", "Poor Chubby", "Hail To Power", "Fever", "When Will Better Come", "Curly Locks" and "Dreader Locks". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Don DrummondMemorial Album (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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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Errol DunkleyDarling Ooh (brown vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Trojan/Real Gone, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
Slinky, soulful, and completely seductive sounds from the great Erroll Dunkley – not the person pictured on the cover, but a wonderful Jamaican singer who works here alongside superb production from Sonia Pottinger! The tunes are all laidback, but never sleepy – that perfect early reggae balance of slowness and focus that can make a record like this so great – gently tripping rhythms that could sound funkier if they wanted to, but which are a masterpiece in restraint – so that all the elements are focused down into the groove, while Erroll serves up these snakey vocals over the top. Titles include "Movie Star", "Like To Be Boosed", "A Little Way Different", "Created By The Father", "Baby I Love You", "It Was Nice While It Lasted", and "I'm Not The Man For You". This pressing includes the bonus track "Hilite (parts 1 & 2)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on "root beer" vinyl – which is all cool and swirly!)

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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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John Holt1000 Volts Of Holt (2CD version) ... CD
Trojan, 1973. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
A seminal set from vocalist John Holt – stepping out here on his own after an early stretch of greatness with The Paragons – and working as a bright star on his own, with a level of crossover power that should have made him huge on the global scene! The album's as much a soul record as a reggae date – and although the rhythms have plenty of classic Trojan touches, the overall presentation has John also reaching into some of the bigger US and UK modes of the time. A number of the cuts are covers by American soul artists, but they come off with a very special, personal feel in the hands of Holt – that undeniable charm that always made him so great. Includes a wonderful cover of "The Girl From Ipanema" – plus "Stoned Out Of My Mind", "Baby I Want You", "Help Me Make It Through The Night", "Killing Me Softly With Her Song", "Which Way You Going Baby" and "Never Never Never". This set includes the 1000 Volts LP, with 8 bonus tracks that are the Jamaican mixes of tunes from the record, plus a 25 track retrospective best of his career from 1967-1972! CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase.)

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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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Gregory IsaacsDem Talk Too Much ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1995. Used ... $8.99
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✨✧ KingstoniansSufferer ... LP
Trojan/Antarctica Starts Here, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99
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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Bob Marley & The WailersSoul Rebels ... CD
Trojan/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... $9.99
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 (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest trio albums ever from the Jamaican scene – a classic set that kicked off the sound of reggae for the 70s, while still holding onto the rocksteady sound of the years before! The vocals of the Maytals are tied together tightly, but still have a rough edge that's quite different than American group soul at the time – partly because the energy of Toots Hibbert is hard to contain, as he leaps forward with a great sense of spirit that paves the way for later solo stars to emerge from Jamaican groups. Production is by Leslie Kong – who's got a great ear for the bottom end – and titles include the classics "Monkey Man", "Pressure Drop", and "Peeping Tom" – plus "Revival Reggae", "Give Peace A Chance", "Gold & Silver", "The Preacher", "Bla Bla Bla", "African Doctor", "Sun Moon & Star", "She's My Scorcher", and "I Shall Be Free". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 copies!)

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✨✧ MaytalsMonkey Man/From The Roots (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Sanctuary (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ Seke Molenga & Kalo KawongoloSeke Molenga & Kalo Kawongolo ... LP
Trojan/Antarctica Starts Here, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.98
One of the most unusual albums to ever come from the legendary Black Ark studios of Lee Scratch Perry – a set by a duo of Congolese singers, Seke Molenga and Kalo Kawongolo – who are also not to be confused with The Congos, another group that Perry was producing at the time! The album definitely has some reggae elements, but also echoes with a sound that's much more African than most of Lee's other music of the time – a great mixing of the vocals, guitars, and percussion of Molenga and Kawongolo with some of the trippier, dubbier styles of Scratch's production – at a level that seems bent on building a musical bridge across the Atlantic! Titles include "Moto Ya Motema", "Bad Food", "African Roots", "Mengieb", and "Guipimbu Gienu". 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)... $11.99 29.99
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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✨✧ Morwell Unlimited/Prince Far I & The ArabsA1 Dub/Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter IV (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird/Trojan (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A pair of rare dub albums – back to back in a single set, with bonus tracks too! On A1 Dub, Blacka Morwell serves up some massive dub – 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". Next is Cry Tuff Dub Encounter 4 – from Prince Far I & The Arabs – an almost seamless set of dub instrumentals, recorded at Channel One in 1981 – the underground Jamaican groove, but maybe given a slightly better sound quality overall – that good mix of indie and professional that was the Trojan Records calling card as the 70s moved on! A crisp upfront production style separates this one from some of its dub predecessors – but the record has a great analog dub sound, with many effects and instruments echoing in and out of the mix. Titles include "Lion Stone", "Foundation Stepper", "Sound Gesture", "Destruction Sound Battle", and "Stone African Ground". And if that's not enough, the whole thing features a whole CD of bonus material – rare tracks taken from the 12" Attack series by Trojan Records – with cuts that include "Jammin For Survival" by Jammy's At The Controls, "Bali Hi Special" by The Sowell Radics, "Fuss & Fight Dub" by Eddie Fitzroy, "Ball Of Fire" by Bim Sherman, "Stand & Look Dub" by Fat Man All Stars, "Caring For My Sister" by Scientist & Roots Radics, "Won't You Come On (dub)" by Witty's All STars, "Babylon Wrong Dub" by Ashanti Waugh, and "Cool Pon Your Corner Version" by Barry Brown. CD

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Lee Perry & The UpsettersReturn Of Django (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
An early moment of genius from the legendary Lee Perry – and a set that uses Django imagery from Italian westerns to serve up a "bad boy" version of Jamaican music for the late 60s! Even at this early point, the sounds are mindblowing – rocksteady brought through a really weird sort of filter – so that lots of familiar instruments are turned inside out, and used to create these incredibly far-out sounds – especially the keyboards, which get really weird tunings and timings – and the reed passages, which sometimes have surprisingly exotic touches. Production is a big part of this approach, yet is surprisingly understated too – especially in comparison to later Perry productions – and titles include "Cold Sweat", "Live Injection", "Ten To Twelve", "One Punch", "Touch Of Fire", "Night Doctor", and the classic "Man From MI5". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange vinyl pressing – limited to 1000 copies!)

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✨✧ Lee Scratch Perry & The UpsettersBattle Of Armagideon (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
A really striking mid 80s effort from the legendary Lee Scratch Perry – done at a time when his name and reputation had risen strongly on the global scene – which also seems to come through in the music as well! There's a wider range of styles going on here than before – and Scratch is more upfront, less hidden behind his own production – feeling that sense of mission as a messenger for madness that he seemed to take up at the time – a quality that comes through both in his lyrics and vocals, and in the nicely mish-mashed production as well! The set is credited to The Upsetters, but not the classic lineup – more a cast of characters behind much of the classic Black Ark material, though in good command of Scratch's brand of funky reggae. Titles include "Introducing Myself", "Time Marches On", "The Joker", "All Things Are Possible", "Grooving", "Drum Song", "I Am A Madman", "Show Me That River", and "Sexy Lady". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Reggae StringsReggae Strings/Reggae Strings Vol 2 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99
A great pair of records – plus a huge amount of bonus tracks too! First up is the debut Reggae Strings album – one of the most unique albums on the Trojan label during the 70s – and a surprising hit for the company too! The approach here is very unusual – as the cuts here all are earlier Trojan vocal singles that had larger backings provided by UK maestro Johnny Archey – then stripped of their vocals and presented as instrumentals! As you'd guess by the names, Archey adds strings to the Kingston rhythms – but the approach is surprisingly nice – almost like early reggae rhythms coming into play with the best of the UK sound library generation – with results that are as groovy as that description might imply. Titles include "World Without Love", "One Woman", "Let The Man Go", "Leaving Rome", "Pantomime", "God Bless The Children", and "Young Gifted & Black". Reggae Strings 2 is a set that follows nicely on the first Reggae Strings effort on Trojan – and, like the first, a package that features older vocal tracks with the lyrics stripped away, all to provide a focus on the fuller orchestrations of Johnny Archey! The approach is cooler than you'd guess – lots of nice charts that bring a bit of 70s smooth to the sound of Trojan – almost like Barry White was recording down in Kingston – on titles that include "How Many Times", "Jump Hallelujah", "Strange World", "It's Too Late", "Tell It Like It Is", "Scientist", "Jamaica Jerkoff", and "Sweet Bitter Love". 2CD set features 25 bonus tracks too – all the original vocal tunes used for the strings versions – with work by Bob Andy, The Dynamites, Greyhound, Bob & Marcia, Nicky Thomas, Danny Ray, Merlene Webber, The Uniques, Pioneers, Winston Groovy, and others! 51 tracks in all – and a nice set of notes. CD

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Sly & The Revolutionaries with Jah ThomasBlack Ash Dub (180 gram 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

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✨✧ Delano Stewart & OthersStay A Little Bit Longer (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A great collection of work – one that features a core album by the Delano Stewart, plus a huge amount of extra material that was also handled by producer Sonia Pottinger! The set begins with Stay A Little Longer – an excellent set by the under-recorded Delano Stewart – a singer who's clearly got inspiration from some of the sweet soul singers of the American scene, but who also works perfectly here with rocksteady rhythms – letting his voice bubble up and do all these wonderful things with the gentle grooves – all in modes that are very different than standard soul music! Titles include "Stay A Little Bit Longer", "Got To Come Back", "Rocking Sensation", "Wish It Would Last", "Tell Me Baby", and "Let's Have Some Fun". The set then moves on to include the Dr No Go compilation, plus a full CD titled Reggae Pressure too – 48 more tracks, all handled by the ultra-hip female Jamaican producer Sonia Pottinger – with work by The First Generation, Winston Wright, The Gaytones, Soul Twins, Conquerors, Victors, Delroy Wilson, Hippy Boys, Emotions, Roland Alphonso, Marcia Griffiths, Junior Soul, The Federals, Nora Dean, Dave Barker, and many others. CD

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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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✨✧ UniquesAbsolutely The Uniques ... LP
Trojan/Antarctica Starts Here, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.98
Bad-stepping sounds from The Uniques – a really hip Jamaican vocal group, and one who sing with an edge that's maybe even sharper than some of their contemporaries! At first listen, the warmth of their harmonies is as sweet as you might expect – but as the music moves on, they open up all these unusual deeper, darker currents that really shape the sound in a great way – vocal interplay that's different than American soul groups, but which has that similarly revolutionary sense of changes taking place on the east coast indie scene. Rhythms are mostly in a stepping rocksteady mode – moving slow enough to allow for lots of vocal dynamics – and titles include "A Yuh", "Watch This Sound", "Run Come", "Speak No Evil", "Freedom Song", "My Conversation", and "Standing In". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDance Crasher – Ska To Rock Steady ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1960s. Used ... $9.99
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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VariousFoolish Fool/Herbsman Reggae (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1970. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
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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VariousHere Comes The Duke (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A set with a title reference to the mighty Duke Reid – who was really shaping the sound of Jamaican music with the kind of production work he did on the cuts within – serving up wonderfully soulful styles in both vocal and instrumental modes! The work here is a prime example of how Reid's work not only set him apart from the pack in these key years of Jamaican music – but also helped really pave the way for soulful reggae to come. Tracks include "I'm Yours Forever" by The Soul Lads, "I'm In The Mood For Love" by The Techniques, "Sweet Soul Music" by The Gladiators, "True True True" by Ken Parker, "Run Come Celebrate" by the Techniques, "Mary Poppins" by Danny Simpson, and "Second Fiddle" by Tommy Mc Cook & The Supersonics. LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 750 – on orange heavyweight vinyl!)

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VariousJust My Imagination Vol 3 – Dock Of The Bay – Soulful Reggae For Lovers ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $4.99
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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VariousRas Reggae (3CD set) ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1970s/1980s. Used 3 CDs ... $19.99
Music from Sizzla, Tenor Saw, Little Kirk, Don Carlos, Foxy Brown, Yvad, Yellowman, Eek A Mouse, the Wailing Souls, Scientist, JC Lodge, Little Lenny, the Melodians, Sly & Robbie, Ras Podow, Culture & more. CD
(Out of print, outer box has some edgewear.)

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VariousRiddim Come Forward – DJ Spooky In Fine Style ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $24.99
Tha Subliminal Kid leaves the pseudo-intellectual business behind and comes correct with a tight and right mix of bad, bold licks! Spooky takes a turn at his Jamaican heritage with this sweet double disc set, featuring one disc of mixed tracks, and a second with the tracks left all to their own. The mixed set covers all flavors of Jamaican music, from heavy roots, to unstoppable dancehall tracks, deep dubs, easy lovers rock and snapping rock steady cuts, while the unmixed disc pulls out an extra nice selection of entirely different numbers than the mix, but hitting all points too! 72 numbers in all, the first disc includes "Woman Of The Ghetto" by Phyllis Dillon, "Green Onions" by Byron Lee & The Dragonaires, "Deep River" by Aston Family Man Barrett, "Rough Rider" by Lloydie & The Lowbites, "Drum Rock" by the Upsetters, "Jah Jah Me No Born Yah" by Cornell Campbell, "Lock Jaw" by Dave Barker, "I'm Going Down For The Last Time" by the Chosen Few, "Out Of Order Dub" by Prince Jammy & The Aggrovator, "Wolf In Sheeps Clothing" by Big Youth, "King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown" by Augustus Pablo, "Lambs Bread Herb" by Tommy McCook, "Garvey Mead Dub" by the Blackbeard All Stars and "Awesome Dub" by King Tubby & the African Brothers, plus "Sit Dung Pon De Wall" by Mutabaruka, "Melody Maker" by Keith Hudson, "Three Piece Suit & Thing" by Trinity, "Ain't No Sunshine" by Horace Andy, "Black Panta" by the Upsetters, "Dub Of The Traveller" by Scientist, "Children At Play" by Marcia Griffiths, "One Armed Boxer" by Lee Perry and "Dread On The Mountain top" by Tappa Zukie on the unmixed disc, plus lots, lots 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 ... $7.99 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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✨✧ VariousTreasure Isle Ska Rarities (3CD set) ... CD
Treasure Isle/Trojan (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $25.99 28.99
A huge collection of rare singles from the vaults of the legendary Treasure Isle label – a company who was home to some of the hippest tracks from the early days of ska – and also did a great job of getting the music to the UK scene as well! This package goes past the familiar Treasure Isle hits, as the 7" singles feature previously unreleased tracks and rare alternate versions – all packaged up in a great box set with a mighty sharp look. The whole thing is great – nice and raw, and very different than ska revival material of later years – and this 3CD set features all the material that was on the 7" box set done a few years back, plus 74 more bonus tracks! Core cuts include "You Wish Me Bad (take 6)" by The Spanishtonians, "Love Me Or Leave Me (take 1)" by Owen & Leon Silvera, "I'm All Alone (take 1)" by Frank Cosmo, "Oh Misery (take 2)" by The Duke Reid Group, "Thinking Of The Future" by Stranger Cole, "Fooling Around" by The Rio Grandes, "Renegade (take 1)" by The Zodiacs, "Smokey Ska (take 1)" by The Baba Brooks Band, "Practice What You Preach" by Owen & Leon Silvera, "My True Confession (take 1)" by The Silvertones, "Til My Dying Day" by Winston & Slim, "Road To Nowhere (orig mix)" by Lyn Taitt & The Baba Brooks Band, "What A Bailing (take 1)" by Duke Reid Group, The Army Is Searching (take 2)" by Basil Caral & Group, "Storm Warning (take 1)" by Lyn Taitt & the Boys, "Want Me Cock (take 1)" by Owen & Leon Silvera, and "How Know Your Friend (take 1)" by Derrick Morgan – with bonus material by Duke Reid, The Movers, Justin Hinds, Tommy McCook, Froggy, Lynn Tait, Eric Morris, Baba Brooks, Lloyd & Glenn, Derrick & Naomi, The Miracles, The Zodiacs, The Melodies, Sensations, and many many more. CD

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✨✧ EthiopiansReggae Power (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Reggae Power may have the name of the growing Jamaican genre in its title, but the set's still heavy on the rocksteady and ska rhythms that first provided fire for the sharp vocals of The Ethiopians – the trio's great way of trading vocals back and forth, at a level that seems perfectly suited for the grooves! There's certainly some harmonies in the mix, but the approach here really shows the different way that some of the Jamaican groups were setting themselves apart at the time – not just through the rhythms, but in the way their vocals interacted with the music. Titles include "What A Fire", "Everything Crash", "Women Capture Man", "One Dollar Of Soul", "Gun Man", and "Feel The Spirit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 750 – on heavyweight orange vinyl!)

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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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✨✧ Lee PerryApe-ology – Super Ape/Return Of The Super Ape/Roast Fish, Collie Weed & Corn Bread (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A trio of legendary albums by Lee Perry – Super Ape, Return Of The Super Ape, and Roast Fish, Collie Weed & Cornbread – back-to-back-to-back in a great 2CD package complete with a handful of bonus tracks! Super Ape is the King Kong of dub albums – classic Lee Perry and an essential dub album, rendering Scratch's dense, multi-layered Black Ark rhythms in all their raw glory – with toasts and vocal snippets darting in and out of the dubs courtesy Prince Jazzbo, the Heptones, Dillinger and Scratch himself. Tracks include "Zion's Blood", "Croaking Lizard", "Dread Lion", "Patience", "Dub Along", "Black Vest", "Underground Root", "Curly Dub" "Three In One" and "Super Ape". Roast Fish, Collie Weed & Cornbread is Scratch's funky reggae party, put together at the Black Ark, with Boris Gardner, Mickey Boo, Sly Dunbar & Winston Wright. A nice batch of skanking Jamaica funk, with the requisite Black Ark smoke blowing throughout. Includes a bunch of classic Perry-isms, like "Yu Squeeze My Panhandle", "Roast Fish & Cornbread", "Soul Fire" & "Free Up The Weed". Return Of The Super Ape is mostly instrumental, but not quite dub, though some cuts do have Perry's vocals on top. Slow rolling and a bit murky, this set bears no relation to the Super Ape set, other than the freaky cover, but is still infused with Perry's unique vision. Includes the title track, "Bird In Hand", "Psyche & Trim", "Huzza A Haha" and "High Rankin Sammy". Includes 7 bonus tracks! CD

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✨✧ SymaripSkinhead Moonstomp (180 gram 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

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✨✧ Dave Barker with The UpsettersPrisoner Of Love (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Dandy (Dandy Livingstone)Dandy Returns (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Real Gone, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... 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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✨✧ Desmond DekkerDouble Dekker (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1973. New Copy ... 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", "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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✨✧ Desmond Dekker & The Aces007 Shanty Town (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The legendary debut LP from Desmond Dekker & The Aces – trailblazing recordings that are masterfully laid the groundwork for the international ska scene, popularizing the rude boy style and paving the way for coming reggae phenomenon that was still years down the road! Desmond Dekker's impeccable voice was always so strongly rooted on earlier soul, both Jamaican and global, and the tight rhythms under it laid down by the appropriately-named Aces is aces indeed. Includes the classic title track, "Rude Boy Train" and "Rudy Got Soul", "You've Got Your Troubles", "Keep A Cool Head", "Mother Long Tongue", "Personal Possession", "Unity" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Derrick Harriott & The CrystalitesPsychedelic Train (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Lee Scratch Perry & The UpsettersClint Eastwood/Many Moods Of The Upsetters (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Prince Far IVoice Of Thunder ... CD
Trojan (UK), Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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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 ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Peter ToshBush Doctor ... CD
Trojan, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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UpsettersGood, The Bad, & The Upsetters (Jamaican edition) ... CD
Hot Milk (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
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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VariousReggae Power (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
The first-ever full collection of work based around the production efforts of Karl JJ Johnson – maybe not the biggest name in Jamaican studio talent, but a producer with a great ear for the most soulful sounds bubbling up at the time! Johnson was known as Sir JJ – and worked most famously with The Ethiopians, but also handled a fair bit of other rocksteady and early reggae groups during the five years' worth of recordings brought together in this set – material issued on his own small label, and on Duke and Trojan as well – all collected here in a package that features 58 tracks in all, and a very copious amounts of notes and vintage images! 17 of the tracks have never been on CD at all – and together, the whole thing is a fantastic tribute to Johnson – with work by The Vibrators, Kingstonians, JJ All Stars, Cark Dawkins, Winston Wright, Roy Shirley, Val Bennett, Lloyd Young, The Linkers, The Ethiopians, Family Man, The Cambodians, Stranger & Gladdy, The Scorchers, Ansel Collins, Stranger Cole, and others. CD

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✨✧ VariousPut On Your Best Dress – Sonia Pottinger Ska & Rocksteady 1966/1967 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
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+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)
 
 
 



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