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V.A. - Born To Love You - Jamaican Love Songs
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Born To Love You - Jamaican Love Songs
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Kingston Sounds)
15,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Jamaican love songs always came across as heartfelt poetry whether they conveyed a broken heart, unrequited love or even the message ‘it’s all over don’t bother to come back’ anecdotes. But whatever the mood the singers of these songs were so good and versatile that putting such subject matter over in a few verses was always so moving and believable.
Pat Kelly - Jamaican Soul
Pat Kelly
Jamaican Soul
LP | 2010 | EU | Reissue (Kingston Sounds)
15,99 €*
Release:2010 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Pat Kelly possesses one of the great soul voices to come out of Jamaica. Influenced by the fantastic American singer Sam Cook, Pat Kelly could ride over any tune that came his way and with his outstanding falsetto voice always added a little magic to each recording.
V.A. - Jumping With Mr Lee: Reggae Classics From The Vault Of Bunny
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Jumping With Mr Lee: Reggae Classics From The Vault Of Bunny "Striker" Lee
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Kingston Sounds)
15,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
The period of 1967 – 1968 when Rocksteady was in full flow, would also be a turning point for Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee, when he became a producer in his own right. Many of the great tunes during this eventful year came out of his stable and initially saw the light of day on his own imprint label ‘Lee’s’. This album has been assembled from some of those fine tunes and tells the story of reggae in what was a stellar time for both reggae and Mr Bunny Lee.
V.A. - Roots Music: A Kingston Sounds Sampler 180g Edition
V.A. - Skinhead Reggae 1969
V.A.
Skinhead Reggae 1969
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Kingston Sounds)
14,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
The Sound of Now...mentioned in ’The Return of Jack Slade’ by Derrick Morgan was the sound of 1969/1970 and that sound was the sound of Jamaican Reggae.The look at the time was the Skinhead fashion borrowed heavily from the Jamaican Rude Boy style.
Tapper Zukie - Black Man
Tapper Zukie
Black Man
LP | 1979 | EU | Reissue (Kingston Sounds)
15,99 €*
Release:1979 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Tapper Zukie’s ‘Black Man’ album originally came out in 1978 as a Jamaican only release on Tapper’s’ Stars imprint. Long deleted it has become a classic in Mr Zukie’s vast cannon of musical biscuits and is well overdue this worldwide release for the first time.
V.A. - Midnight To Six…First Time From Jamaica
V.A.
Midnight To Six…First Time From Jamaica
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Kingston Sounds)
14,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
The legendary gig that Joe Strummer, singer from the Punk Rock band “The Clash” attended and inspired his writing their classic ‘White Man In Hammersmith Palais’ took place on the 05th June 1977. At the Hammersmith Palais venue on Shepherd’s Bush Road W6, London during the height of Punk Mania. The full line up for the show were all Jamaican artists Dillinger, Leroy Smart, Delroy Wilson (all the first time from Jamaica) and Ken Boothe. “Ken Boothe for UK pop reggae” who had already scored some hits with ‘Everything I own’ and ‘Crying Over You’ in 1974. Joe Strummer was expecting Roots, Rock, Reggae but the Sound System this evening ‘Admiral Ken Sound’ was playing ‘Four Tops all night’ as in soul and northern soul that were staple crowd pleasers at the time to warm up the audience, but in Joe’s eyes the music should have reflected more Jamaican roots based music. The song also deals with bigger issues of black and white unity, but some people including the Punk Rockers. “They’re all too busy fighting, for a good place under the lighting”. Joe Strummer himself was looking for fun. “I’m the Whiteman in the Palais….Just Looking for Fun”
Tapper Zukie - Man Ah Warrior
Bunny Lee - Agro Sounds 101 Orange Street
Bunny Lee
Agro Sounds 101 Orange Street
LP | 2014 | UK | Original (Kingston Sounds)
12,99 €*
Release:2014 / UK – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Countless incredible records were made in Kingston between 1968 and 1971 that has never been able to lose the stigma of being described as ‘Skinhead Reggae’ but in Jamaica the term never meant anything. However Bunny Lee’s Aggro Sound’s both at home and away.

They were tougher then tough ,rougher then rough ,kicked like a ‘bovver’ boot and were sharper then a razor cut trim.
Raw, pure and undiluted every time...some even troubled the UK national charts..

To say the man and his music dominated at the time would be a complete understatement.
‘Striker’ was everywhere...travelling between Kingston, where he opened his Agro Sounds record shop at 101 Orange Street and London where he set up his Unity label with the Palmer Brothers for the exclusive release of his productions and his Jackpot subsidiaries with both Trojan and Pama records.

Ubiquitous does not start to come into it. We sincerely hope that this compilation helps to point you in the direction of some of the best music from this often overlooked period from one of the greatest producers EVER!
V.A. - Listen Up! Roots Reggae
V.A.
Listen Up! Roots Reggae
LP | 2012 | UK | Original (Kingston Sounds)
15,99 €*
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Roots Reggae Sound, a period in Reggaes history that followed the two year supremacy of Rocksteady, that began to tail off around the end of 1968.
Tapper Zukie - X Is Wrong
Tapper Zukie
X Is Wrong
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Kingston Sounds)
14,39 €* 15,99 € -10%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Tapper Zukie still asking the questions and stating the facts that few artists of his calibre would attain to.His classic Dee-Jay style has been copied by many but bettered by few.Over some of his killer rhythms that he previously worked up while producing fellow roots groups such as ‘Prince Allah’, ‘Knowledge’ and ‘Junior Ross and the Spears’.
V.A. - Sound System Rockers Kingston Sounds 1969-1975
V.A.
Sound System Rockers Kingston Sounds 1969-1975
LP | 2009 | EU | Reissue (Kingston Sounds)
15,99 €*
Release:2009 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
The Sound System has become part of today’s musical/cultural heritage, playing the people’s favourite hits or just as important, breaking some new tunes. But perhaps less known are the roots of the Sound System, which began way back when in Kingston. Around the late 1940’s the Sound System began to overtake the big bands that usually played at the dances in Kingston. The American Rhythm and Blues records that were so popular at the time would find their way to Jamaica via the merchant sailors and migrant workers returning from their stints in America. For economical reasons alone it would pay to have a DJ on hand to play these hits rather than a 10 piece band that could eat and drink the promotor out of the house and on curried goat!!
V.A. - Some A Holla Some A Bawl Sounds From Kingston Town Jamaica
V.A.
Some A Holla Some A Bawl Sounds From Kingston Town Jamaica
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Kingston Sounds)
15,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Orange Street, Kingston, Jamaica the epicentre of the Reggae world.
John Holt - 3000 Volts Of Holt
John Holt
3000 Volts Of Holt
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Kingston Sounds)
15,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
The ‘3000 Volts of Holt’ album was the third in a series of records that launched John Holt into the UK charts in the 1970’s. To say that every home had a copy of a 1000 Volts and many 2000 Volts of Holt might be an overstatement but it certainly felt that way, as all good radio stations and parties seemed to have these tracks on permanent rotation.’3000 Volts of Holt’ was the more roots sounding of the three albums but still carried that sweetened string sound that set these recordings together.
Congos - Feast 180g Edition
V.A. - Ska From The Vaults Of Federal Records
V.A.
Ska From The Vaults Of Federal Records
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Kingston Sounds)
15,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Ska was the name given to the music that came out of Jamaica between 1961-1966. Based on the American R&B and Doo-wop records that the Sound Systems in Kingston Town used to play. However, the American records style started to mellow out, while the Jamaicans preferred a more upbeat sound. So the Sound System bosses became record producers to cater for this demand. Sir “Coxonne” Dodd and Duke Reid led the way putting the top musicians on the Island in the studio to make music unmistakably Jamaican. A lot of their early recordings were cut at Federal Records before they built their own studios.
V.A. - The Dreads At King Tubby's
V.A.
The Dreads At King Tubby's
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Kingston Sounds)
15,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Rastafarianism came to prominence in the late 1960’s/ 1970’s and had a huge influence on the musical culture in Jamaica. The sentiments of the songs reflected the struggles of life, as reggae music always did but now with an added spiritual/conscious element to the lyrics. By the mid 1970’s most, if not all the top flight singers were following the doctrine and growing their har to dreadlocks.
Johnny Clarke - Don’t Stay Out Late
Johnny Clarke
Don’t Stay Out Late
LP | 1977 | EU | Reissue (Kingston Sounds)
14,99 €*
Release:1977 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Johnny Clarke stands tall as one of the great vocalists that ruled the Jamaican reggae scene from the mid 1970’s to the early 1980’s Dancehall period. This re-issue of his “Don’t Stay Out Late” set shows his versatility to sing any song that was put in front of him and make it his own. Under producer Bunny “Striker” Lee’s guidance, Mr Clarke produced a run of singles and albums few could match.
Bunny Striker Lee - Reggae Going International 1967-1976
Bunny Striker Lee
Reggae Going International 1967-1976
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Kingston Sounds)
20,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Limited Edition for Record Store Day 2018!

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of top flight Reggae producer and icon Bunny Striker Lee’s involvement in the Reggae business and producing one of its biggest catalogues, we are releasing his Greatest Hits package ‘Reggae Going International’ as a limited Record Store Only release of 175 copies each on heavy weight Red,Green and Gold vinyl in a Deluxe Gatefold Sleeve.
V.A. - Skinhead Hits The Town 1968-1969
V.A. - Rude Boy Scorchers
V.A.
Rude Boy Scorchers
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Kingston Sounds)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
The Rude Boy moniker has its roots firmly set in the downtown districts of Kingston, Jamaica.
Horace Andy - Natty Dread A Weh She Want
Bunny 'Striker' Lee - Strikes Back The Sound of Studio One
Bunny 'Striker' Lee
Strikes Back The Sound of Studio One
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Kingston Sounds)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
The Sound of Studio One can be identified by the great singers that it cultivated along the many great songs that these singers released. But as studio 1’s dominance was slowly pulled away by the up and coming new breed of producers many of the artists would inevitably end up working for these new camps and so the songs and singers found a new audience. The reggae sound of the Studio 1 would make a great combination and the man to pull this was together Bunny Lee.
The 1960’s in Jamaica was run by two main factions, Coxsonne’s Studio 1 and Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle. These two leading protagonists saw what some of the other great Sound System men like ‘ Tom The Great Sebastian’ had not taken onboard, that when the tunes they imported began to dry up from the USA, their future lied in producing music. Tunes that suited the musical styles that the people of Jamaica still enjoyed. By the late 1960’s thse supremacy was being challenged by the up and coming new producers on the scene, Lee Perry being one, and the other being ‘Ghost of the Studios’ himself, Bunny Lee. Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee may have inherited the moniker ‘Striker’ from his liking of a particular TV show called ‘The Hitch-Hiker’, but it would soon stand also for the considerable hits he would obtain as he was declared producer of the year in Jamaica in 1969, 1970,1971 and 1972.
For this release, we have compiled many of the great Studio hits that Bunny Lee recorded with the singers that had originally cut at the famed Studio 1. Bunny Lee’s sprinkling of magic over some classic tunes….the sound of Studio 1 backed up this time Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee’s set of star musicians The Aggravators. Proving you can’t keep a good tune down, or a great producer pushing forward…..Bunny Lee strikes back….
Hope you enjoy the set…..
Derrick Morgan - This Is Derrick Morgan
V.A. - Ska! From The Vaults Of Wirl Records
V.A.
Ska! From The Vaults Of Wirl Records
LP | 2015 | UK | Original (Kingston Sounds)
19,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Ska gems from the archive of Jamaican label Wirl records.
Linval Thompson - Jah Jah Is The Conqueror
Lee Perry - At Wirl Records
Lee Perry
At Wirl Records
LP | 2013 | UK | Original (Kingston Sounds)
13,49 €* 14,99 € -10%
Release:2013 / UK – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Lee Perry’s time at WIRL Records, later to be renamed Dynamic Sounds Studios, was a very productive time
in his career. A run of great singles and the shaping of a new sound, the beginning of what we know today as
Reggae .
V.A. - Listen Up! Ska
Mighty Diamonds - Leaders Of Black Countries
Dennis Brown - Tribulation Times
Skatalites - Play ska
V.A. - 101 Orange Street: Ska Meets The Rocksteady Train
V.A. - Soundsystem Rockers - Kingston Town 1969-1975
Tapper Zukie Productions - Rootsman Connection
Tapper Zukie Productions
Rootsman Connection
LP | 2008 | EU | Original (Kingston Sounds)
17,99 €*
Release:2008 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
feat. Prince Alla, Horace Andy, The Seekers, Mighty Diamonds, ...
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