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VariousDown In Jamaica – 40 Years Of VP Records (4CD/4 x 7 inch/4 x 12 inch single set) ... CD
VP, 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $132.99 149.98
A totally amazing box set – one of the coolest collections of reggae we've ever seen, and one that's spread among three different formats, all with lots of other goodies too! The box celebrates 40 years of VP Records – a company that's one of the few still going strong in the world of Jamaican music – one that handles some fantastic dub, reggae, and other reissues from the 70s – yet still devotes time to new music too! The box features four 7" vinyl singles – with tracks by The Congos, Upsetters, Linval Thompson, Revolutionaries, and others – and four 12" singles – with work by Erroll Holt, Freddie McKay, Echo Minott, Junior Reed, and Tenor Saw. The real treasure, though, are the four CDs – which offer up a lot more music from the 70s and 80s – titles by JC Lodge, Leroy Gibbons, Wailing Souls, Michael Prophet, Frankie Paul, Ini Kamoze, Raging Fya, Maxi Priest, Jah Cure, and many many more – all packaged in a great box with a booklet, and loads of cool graphics. 94 tracks in all, with a 24 page booklet, and other art cards and sleeves! CD
 
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Alborosie & The WailersAlborosie Meets Roots Radics ... LP
VP, 2019. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
Italian-born, Kingston-based, legit Rastafari and reggae to his very soul Alborosie doing what he seems to do best these days – collaborating with Jamaican icons, this time the legendary Roots Radics – delivering a surprisingly wonderful dub here with classic level rhythms and spacey touches! What works so well here is the way timeless the most timelessly effective elements – thick bass grooves rumbling over the drums, sputtering echoey dub atmosphere – pair so masterfully with modern-to-futuristic bits of synth and keys. Really nice stuff here where the classic inspired roots reach up to the cosmos. Includes "Dub For The Radicals", "The Revelation Dub", "Midnight Dub Ravers", "Shotta Man Dub", "Chalice And Dub", "Surveillance Dub", "Melanin Dub", "Herbsman Dub", "Flabba Dub Step" and "Outcome Dub". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe Gibbs & OthersScorchers From The Mighty Two ... CD
17 North Parade/VP, 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
Joe Gibbs and Errol Thompson moe than live up to their title as the Mighty Two just as this heavy compilation more than lives up to the title of nothing but scorchers! Gibbs and ET showcase their mastery of all styles here, veering from hard and heavy roots to sweet lover's numbers and even a few bouncing tracks aimed a the dancehall! Top notch singers and dee jays are all featured over throbbing rhythms at the hands of Gibbs' Professionals crew, with 40 tracks in all, including "Two Sevens Clash" by Culture, "Money In My Pocket/Cool Runnings" by Dennis Brown and Prince Mohammed, "Babylon Too Rough" by Gregory Isaacs, "Cool Out Son" by Junior Murvin, "Boxing Around" and "No Man's Land" by Cornell Campbell, "Just Like A River" by the Mighty Diamonds, Left With A Broken Heart" by George Nooks, "Su Su Pon Rasta/Heavy Manners" by Dolphin Naggo Morris and Prince Far I, "Funeral" by Prince Alla, "I'm A Natty" by Jacob Miller, "Rockers A Nuh Crackers" by Glen Washington, "Jah Bring I Joy In The Morning" by Bobby Melody, "Burn Babylon" by Sylford Walker, "Stop Picking On Me" by Max Romeo, "Keep On Knocking" by Jaco Miller, "Virgin Girl" by Eek-A-Mouse, "Hello Carol" by Enos McLeod, "My Princess" by Sammy Dread, and "Uptown Ranking" by Althea & Donna. CD
(Out of print.)

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Gregory IsaacsCan't Stay Away ... LP
VP, 1992. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Steely & ClevieWhen? ... LP
VP, Early 90s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of marker.)

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Tanto Metro & Devonte/Beenie ManSay Wodee/Bookshelf ... 12-inch
VP, 2000. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousBobby Digital Anthology Vol 1 – Extra Wicked ... LP
VP, Early 90s. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 29.98
A much-needed look at the mighty talents of one of the key forces of the dancehall explosion at the end of the 80s – producer Bobby Digital, whose work in the studio helped Jamaican music find a whole new audience in the decade to come! Bobby's ear for rhythms and basslines is fantastic – and his bold, stripped-down approach to production really helped reggae capture some of the best elements introduced by the hip hop generation – particularly the very strong bottom end that helped the music find a much more relevant sound in the 90s, which in turn led to a huge new audience around the globe! Yet these tracks aren't the mainstream dancehall of the time – as many numbers here were the sorts of indie singles that circulated underground before the music broke bigger on major labels. This first CD features loads of great early Bobby Digital production – 24 titles that include "Dem Bow" by Shabba Ranks, "How Them Flex" by Cocoa Tea & Prezident Brown, "Inaculator" by Daddy Lizard, "Play Play Girl" by Johnny Osbourne, "Sitting In The Back Seat" by Glen Ricks, "Original Full Up" by Leroy Sibbles & Beenie Man, "Sweet Jamaica" by Tony Rebel, "Tek Him" by Mad Cobra, and "Solid As A Rock" by Sizzla. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousStrictly The Best Vol 32 ... CD
VP, 2004. Used ... $3.99
Music from I Wayne, Bascom X, Sizzla, Richie Spice, Lady Saw & Remy Martin, Cocoa Tea, Beres Hammond, Tanto Metro & Devonte, Elephant Man, Capleton, Sean Paul, Assassin, Macka Diamond & more. CD

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VariousWhen ... LP
VP, 1991. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – In a plain sleeve.)

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✨✧ Prince JammyPrince Jammy In Lion Dub Style ... LP
Jammy's/VP, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
We're not sure what "lion style" is, but we can definitely say that the album's heavy on dub – a darkly bubbling masterpiece with Prince Jammy at the controls – crafting his magic to grooves by a top-shelf set of Kingston musicians! Winston Wright plays lots of keyboards – organ, clavinet, and even some harpsichord – and the real energy of the rhythms come from the young Sly & Robbie – very much in their prime here, without some of those later modes when they were trying to recopy themselves for the mainstream. Chinna Smith throws in lots of riffing guitar to the echoey brilliance – and titles include "No Bride", "Jammy's In The Arena", "Black Trap", "The Big Apple", "Rough Voyage", "Uhru Express", "King Forever", "Tiger Dub" and "Mystic Feelings". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ AbbyssiniansSatta (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
VP, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An essential roots album! A mid 70s landmark of harmony roots, the Abyssinians' Satta is hard to beat for hardcore, spiritual roots delivered over hypnotically pulsing rhythms. Robbie Shakespeare, plus Horsemouth, Boo Richards, Micky Chung, Chinna Smith and Clive Hunt and Geoffrey Chung are among their erstwhile co-conspirators on this gem. Includes "Declaration Of Rights", "Good Lord", "Forward On A Yard", "Know Jah Today", "Abendigo", "Black Man Strain", "Satta (The Best)", "I & I", "African Race" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(On red vinyl!)

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✨✧ VariousStep Forward Youth – Roots Masters From The Punky Reggae Party ... LP
VP, Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic selection of tracks from a time when reggae and punk were really crossing over on the UK scene – the earliest years of the punk rock movement, when bands like The Clash, Slits, and others were bringing the sounds of Jamaica into much greater mainstream circulation! The cuts here aren't reggae punk – or punked-up reggae – but are instead the core tracks that influenced the late 70s UK generation – mostly roots reggae numbers from a few years before, whose politics and production really struck a chord with disenchanted youth in England! Don't worry about the package being too commercial, or too familiar – as the set list is a nicely deep dig, with all the right tracks – titles that include "Rebel" by Barry Ford Band, "The Barber Feel It" by Dr Alimantado & Jah Stitch, "Turn The Heater On" by Keith Hudson, "Pablo Meets Mr Bassie" by Agustus Pablo, "Jah Is I Guiding Star" by Tappa Zukie, "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" by Michael Rose, "Cool Out Son" by Junior Murvin, "Roast Fish & Cornbread" by Lee Perry, "Mr Cop" by Gregory Isaacs, "Two Sevens Clash" by Culture, and "Heavy Manners" by Prince Far-I. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Village PeopleMacho Man ... CD
Casablanca/Universal, 1978. Used ... $4.99
The macho aesthetic gets redefined for a whole new audience – as The Village People play with a pastiche of masculine images from daily life, all recast for the post-Stonewall generation! The group bring camp back firmly for the 70s – and are still one of the best-remembered mainstream disco acts of the time – thanks to catchy, poppy grooves that had most of the country humming their tunes, even if they didn't agree with their sexual politics. Grooves are by the hit team that made most of the VP albums strong – Horace Ott arranging, Gypsy Lane backing, and Jacques Morali at the glorious helm of the whole thing – and titles include "Macho Man", "I Am What I Am", "Key West", and "Sodom & Gomorrah". CD
Also available Macho Man ... CD 11.99

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Village PeopleMacho Man ... CD
Casablanca/Universal (Japan), 1978. Used ... $11.99
The macho aesthetic gets redefined for a whole new audience – as The Village People play with a pastiche of masculine images from daily life, all recast for the post-Stonewall generation! The group bring camp back firmly for the 70s – and are still one of the best-remembered mainstream disco acts of the time – thanks to catchy, poppy grooves that had most of the country humming their tunes, even if they didn't agree with their sexual politics. Grooves are by the hit team that made most of the VP albums strong – Horace Ott arranging, Gypsy Lane backing, and Jacques Morali at the glorious helm of the whole thing – and titles include "Macho Man", "I Am What I Am", "Key West", and "Sodom & Gomorrah". CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Macho Man ... CD 4.99

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VariousLatin Lounge – Spanish Harlem ... CD
Fania, 1960s/1970s. Used ... $11.99
The spirit of Spanish Harlem – captured nicely in this batch of classic Fania Records groovers from the 60s and 70s! In keeping with the title, much of the work here is much more jazz-based than some of the salsa and Latin Soul you might know from Fania and related labels – tracks that showcase tight solos and heavy percussion – always beautifully arranged with a real sense of focus on the grooves! There's a few vocal numbers here, but most are instrumental – and titles include "Asia Minor" by Machito, "Picadillo" by Tito Puente, "Power" by Ray Barretto, "Mambo A La Savoy" by Machito, "Crazy Lady" by Mongo Santamaria, "VP Blues" by Eddie Palmieri, "Carnaval In Harlem" by Tito Puente, "Salsa Na Ma" by Azuquita, and "Micaela" by Pete Rodriguez. 14 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eddie Palmieri & Harlem River DriveLive at Sing Sing Vol 1 ... LP
Tico, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Landmark work from Eddie Palmieri – a stunning performance by his Harlem River Drive band, recorded live before a very wild crowd at Sing Sing Prison! The feel here is a blend of the sound heard on the legendary Harlem River Drive album – a unique fusion of Latin, soul, and political consciousness – and some of the styles of Eddie's own groundbreaking albums of the early 70s – and it's made all the much deeper by its performance in front of an audience who was very receptive to the message of the tracks. All tracks are long and very hip, and titles include the protest poetry cut "Jibaro/My Pretty N_gger", plus the groovers "Azucar (parts 2 & 3)", "Muneca", "VP Blues", and "Pa La Ocha Tambo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing, in a non-gatefold cover.)

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✨✧ Von PeaCity For Sale ... LP
Hipnott, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A strong solo shot from Von Pea of Tanya Morgan – who's not only out front on the rhymes with minimal guest appearances, but this one's fully produced by VP himself – and it's a standout effort! His group work with Tanya Morgan endeared to us for many reasons, but an ear for 70s funky soul was definitely high on the list of attributes. Von Pea brings that love to City For Sale without retracing his own past work or anchoring it genre tropes, but the funky soul atmosphere gives it a classic integrity and timeless feel. Includes "Well As I Should" with Homeboy Sandman, "Part 1: Let's Be Real", "Part 2: Round The Way Girl", "Here Come The Neighborhood", "Wild", "Steve Holt", "Pity Party", "Frenzy", "The Norm" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Harvey MasonMVP – Most Valuable Player (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Harvey's fifth and final album for Arista – another win for the funk-soul-fusion MVP! Given that Harvey worked on some of the best fusion sessions of the 70s, it's more than safe to give him "most valuable player" award – because without his drums, many a record would have faltered! Here, though, Mason's much more in his all-out soul mode – singing, playing, and producing in a smooth blend of jazz and modern soul, still with some funky grit in the mix. It not only benefits greatly from his years as one of the great studio players, but even more so for his triple threat talent as a writer, producer and performer. Tracks are all quite tight and catchy – soul groovers with some funk. Feature arrangements from Kenny Mason, Patrice Rushen and Jerry Peters. Titles include "Universal Rhyme", "Don't Doubt My Lovin", "On and On", "You And Me", "Spell", and "How Does It Feel". This expanded edition from Soulmusic.com includes 2 bonus tracks: "How Does It Feel (UK Single)" and "On And On (UK Single)". CD

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Louis CatoStarting Now ... CD
RSVP, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99 13.00
Nice work from Louis Cato – a singer with a style that warmly crackles along with his grooves – partly in a soul-based mode, but with more of the depth of the singer/songwriter world – as Louis is clearly an artist who doesn't care which genre he appeals to the most! That's not to say that Cato is very way-out, just very personal – in a wonderfully special head space that comes through both in the way he phrases his lyrics, and puts together the instrumental core of the tunes – which often have his own guitar alongside shifting percussion, bass, and other elements – almost all of which are handled by the singer himself. Titles include "In My Reach", "Back & Forth", "Starting Now", "Light", "Someone Else", "SE Interlude", "Anymore", and "Look Within". CD

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Ghost NoteSwagism ... CD
RSVP/Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 18.98
Great sounds from Ghost Note – a group that's co-led by a drummer and a keyboardist who also plays more drums – which should give you an idea of the funky nature of the album! There's a fuller group on hand for most of the record – guitar, tenor, alto, flute, and more keyboards – but most numbers seem to start from the rhythms first, then layer on the instrumental elements – avoiding vocals for the most part, although there's some snippets of found spoken bits used throughout the set – mostly as commentary! Kamasi Washington guests on the tune "No More Silence", Karl Denson guests on "Weedie B Good", and other titles include "Swagism", "Dry Rub", "Bawllz", "What's Next", "Funk You Muthafunka", "The Lone Angel", "Trifelife", and "Milkshake". CD

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✨✧ Big LLifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous ... CD
Columbia, 1995. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The classic first solo album by Big L – with bedrock DITC production by Buckwild, Showbiz and Lord Finesse – perfectly framing the rhymes by Harlem's finest. Big L didn't leave a huge wealth of recordings before he was taking away from the world, but he started out strong, and this benchmark effort makes a pretty solid testament to his legacy. Alongside some of the period QB hip hop, this one is pretty close to the pinnacle of streetwise east coast 90s hip hop. 12 tracks in all: "Put It On", "MVP", "No Endz, No Skinz", "8 Iz Enuff", "All Black", "Danger Zone", "Street Struck", "Da Graveyard", "Lifestylez Ov Da Poor And Dangerous", "I Don't Understand It, "Fed Up Wit The Bullsh#t", and "Let 'Em Have It L". CD

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✨✧ Big LLifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous ... LP
Columbia/Traffic, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The classic first solo album by Big L – with bedrock DITC production by Buckwild, Showbiz and Lord Finesse – perfectly framing the rhymes by Harlem's finest. Big L didn't leave a huge wealth of recordings before he was taking away from the world, but he started out strong, and this benchmark effort makes a pretty solid testament to his legacy. Alongside some of the period QB hip hop, this one is pretty close to the pinnacle of streetwise east coast 90s hip hop. 12 tracks in all: "Put It On", "MVP", "No Endz, No Skinz", "8 Iz Enuff", "All Black", "Danger Zone", "Street Struck", "Da Graveyard", "Lifestylez Ov Da Poor And Dangerous", "I Don't Understand It, "Fed Up Wit The Bullsh#t", and "Let 'Em Have It L". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Czarface & Ghostface KillahCzarface Meets Ghostface ... LP
Silver Age, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A thematic rap triumph from the hip hop superhero team of Czarface – already a veritable supergroup featuring Boston underground veterans 7L & Esoteric with the Wu Tang's Inspectah Deck – bringing in Wu MVP Ghostface Killah for the unsurprisingly massive Czarface Meets Ghostface! One of the standout facets of the Czarface project since the beginning is they way 7L, Esoteric and Inspectah Deck roll with the comic book hero theme without overdoing it in a way that pushes the thematic vibe into gimmickry – major props to 7L for laying down fuzzy funk beats and comic book action in a way that's action-packed larger than life, yet succinct and on target – and doesn't hurt bring in some of the best rappers in the game on each successive effort. Includes "Back At Ringside", "Face Off", "Iron Claw", "Czarcade '87", "Powers & Stuff", "Masked Superstars", "The King Heard Voices", "Listen To The Color", "Mongolian Beef" and "(Post Credits Scene)". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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