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Count Ossie / The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Tales Of Mozambique
Count Ossie / The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari
Tales Of Mozambique
CD | 2023 | UK | Original (Soul Jazz)
16,99 €*
Release:2023 / UK – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Following on from the recent super-deluxe box set edition of The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari"s "Grounation" Soul Jazz Records are releasing a new edition of the group"s celebrated "Tales of Mozambique". This new limited edition is released as a one-off pressing purple vinyl double album and a one-off purple CD. Sleeve design also comes as a new purple version. Soul Jazz Records are releasing Count Ossie and The Mystic Revelation"s seminal 1975 album Tales of Mozambique in an expanded double album/single CD, fully remastered and with the inclusion of two bonus rare single-only tracks, full sleevenotes, exclusive photographs and interview. Count Ossie is the central character in the development of Rastafarian roots music, nowadays an almost mythical and iconic figure. His importance in bringing Rastafarian music to a populist audience is matched only by Bob Marley"s promotion of the faith internationally in the 1970s.
Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari, The - Grounation
Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari, The
2CD | 1972 | UK | Reissue (Soul Jazz)
16,99 €*
Release:1972 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Like Sun Ra's Arkestra and John Coltrane are to jazz, the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari are to reggae - the ultimate expression of roots music and Rastafarian ideology in reggae music, music functioning at a high level of spiritual consciousness combined with an equally avant-garde and forward-looking approach to sound.The group's stunning, unique and groundbreaking 1973 album 'Grounation', a mighty conceptual triplealbum (the first ever reggae triple!) is, similar to Marvin Gaye's 'What's Goin' On', a definitive allencompassing cultural statement of its time and place. A sprawling album of raw and unique cultural expression that combined Rastafari consciousness with deep spiritual jazz music - an absolute and essential classic of Reggae music.The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari group came into existence at the start of 1970s, the union of two artists (and groups) of equal repute - Count Ossie and his African Drums and saxophonist Cedric 'Im' Brooks' and his group, The Mystics. Both Ossie and Brooks were alumni from the great Studio One Records.
Soul Sugar - Excursions In Soul, Reggae, Funk & Dub
Soul Sugar
Excursions In Soul, Reggae, Funk & Dub
CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Gee Recordings)
13,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
Since first emerging in the latter half of the noughties, Guillaume Metenier’s Soul Sugar project has evolved considerably. Initially a trio built around the virtuoso organist’s love of ‘60s and ‘70s soul-jazz and Hammond funk – Metenier studied under jazz organ legend Dr Lonnie Smith – Soul Sugar is now a collaborative collective that draws just as much influence from classic Jamaican dub and reggae as the works of Jimmy Smith and Jimmy McGriff. The outfit’s musical evolution comes into sharp focus on Excursions in Soul, Reggae, Funk & Dub, a collection of hard-to-find tracks that have been released at different points, and on different vinyl formats, over the last three years. Taken as a whole, the set offers a stunning snapshot of Soul Sugar’s rapidly expanding catalogue of classics. Metenier is once again at the controls but this time round Soul Sugar’s cast list of contributing musicians includes Sly & Robbie, Blundetto, Lone Ark, Slikk Tim, Thomas Naim and honeyvoiced soul singer Leo Carmichael. Metenier also stars as a musician, providing lively and ear-catching organ solos under his now familiar Booker Gee alias. What’s most noticeable from the off is the richness of the reggae riddims, the warmness of the instrumentation and the effortlessly soulful nature of the music. This is particularly evident on the collective’s stunning covers of Luther Vandross’s "Never Too Much" and Marvin Gaye’s "I Want You": effortlessly sunny and life-affirming interpretations that re-imagine the tracks as sumptuous slabs of reggae-soul and provide a platform for Leo Carmichael’s inspiring and comforting voice. Metenier and friends’ take on dub reggae – toasty, authentically bass-heavy and seeped in analogue effects – can also be admired on "Matumbee" and "Cool Down", the latter a digi-dub influenced affair rich in colourful synths sounds, echoing delay trails and sub bass so deep it will rattle your teeth. Both also contain lusciously jazzy guitar licks and some incredible keyswork from Metenier.The guiding hand of Spanish multi-instrumentalist and producer Lone Ark can be heard on album opener "Aximites" – think Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry producing Jimmy Smith – and "Faith", an expertly breezy concoction that sports Jackie Mittoo-esque Hammond B3 solos from Metenier over a luscious backing track that sounds like something that may have emerged from Studio One in the mid 1970s. The collective’s love of Studio One is explored further on a sweaty, reggae-funk cover of "Greedy" that features fabulous drums, bass and guitar from Slikk Tim, while "Out In The Rain" is an authentically sparse, spaced-out dub number laden with fluid instrument solos and devilishly heavy riddim. Part compilation, part artist album, part collaborative celebration of dub-soul fusion, Excursions in Soul, Reggae, Funk & Dub is the strongest statement yet of who Soul Sugar are, and where they’re going.
V.A. - Coxone's Music - The First Recordings Of Sir Coxsone - The Downbeat 1960-63
Coxone's Music - The First Recordings Of Sir Coxsone - The Downbeat 1960-63
3CD | 2015 | UK | Original (Soul Jazz)
17,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
Coxsone’s Music is a stunning new 3-CD/two separate double LP (+ free download) collection featuring over two and half hours of early Jamaican proto-ska, rhythm and blues, jazz, rastafari and gospel music – charting the earliest recordings produced by Clement Dodd, in the years before he launched the mighty Studio One Records, brought together here for the first time ever.
Clement Dodd’s Sir Coxsone The Downbeat Soundsystem ruled Kingston’s dancehalls during this era and these recordings strongly reflect the influences of American rhythm and blues and jump jazz on Jamaican music fans.
By the time the new record company formed in Brentford Road, Kingston in 1963, the young Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd had already managed to release an incredible wealth of recordings by the talented musicians and artists on the island of Jamaica and this collection reflects just that:
Featuring Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, Derrick Harriott, Owen Gray, Clancy Eccles, Count Ossie, Monty Alexander, The Blues Busters, Ernest Ranglin, Rico Rodriguez and many, many more all captured here in their formative early years.
Before Studio One, Clement Dodd released this music on a variety of his early record labels such as Worldisc, All Stars, Coxsone, D Darling (named after Coxsone’s mother, who received a production credit on the label), Muzik City (named after Dodd’s record store on East Queen’s Street), Port O Jam, Supreme and Sensational.
Sleevenotes to this collection are by Studio One authority Rob Chapman, author of the Never Grow Old and Downbeat Special books cataloguing the many recordings of the label.
Prince Hammer - Freedom
Prince Hammer
CD | 2022 | UK | Original (Tamoki Wambesi Dove)
13,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Rhythms recorded in Jamaican. Overdubs recorded at Glass Studios, Wirral, England
Dillinger - Hard Times
Hard Times
CD | 2023 | UK | Original (Kingston Sounds)
14,99 €*
Release:2023 / UK – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Preorder shipping from 23.06.2023
Dillinger one of the most consistently successful DJ’s to come out of the Jamaica, fondly remembered for his massive ‘Cocaine In My Brain’ hit from the great Cb200 album and the later reworked ‘Marijuana In My Brain’ which gave Dillinger crossover hits in both England and Europe. But the versatile DJ has many more strings to his bow.

Dillinger (born. Lester Bullocks,1953 Kingston, Jamaica) began his musical venture around 1971, working asa DJ to Sound Systems run by Prince Jackie and El Brasso.1974 saw his first vinyl release in the form of ‘Freshly’ for Producer Yabby U and in 1975 he came with the great ‘Brace A Boy’ for the young Mr Augustus Pablo.But his first album release was through Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One setup, where he let Dillinger fire some vocals over classic Rocksteady rhythms. It took the form of ‘Ready Natty Dreadie’. It was his time at Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Hookim’s Channel One Studio that produced his second album set(a crossover release and fore mentioned) the timeless 1976 classic ‘CB 200’. It contained three big singles in ‘Plantation Heights’, ‘Cocaine In My Brain’ and ‘Crank Face’. The reworked ‘ Marijuana In My Brain’ even became a No 1 hit in Holland in 1979.

We have taken our set of tunes from his classic 70’s period when Mr Dillinger could do no wrong.Alongside the big ‘Cocaine’ and ‘Marijuana’ hits the great opening track ‘Love Is All I Bring’ sees him working over Alton Ellis ‘Still In Love With You’ which Itself turned into ‘3 Piece Suite’. ‘Money Alone Is Not All’ where he works over Barry Brown’s ‘Mr Money Man’, ‘Hear and Deaf’ working over Johnny Clarke’s ‘Nobodies Business’. ‘King Pharaoh Was A Baldhead’ has him working Frankie Jone’s ‘ Jesse Black’ cut. ‘Concubine’ reworks the Mighty Diamond’s ‘Mother Winney’ and ‘Time So Hard’ sees Dillinger telling it like it is over Ronnie Davis’ original ‘ Time So Hard’ cut, empathizing the points in fine style.

A classic set of tunes all ‘Killer No Filler’ from the master of rhyme himself we hope you agree…..
Stand High Patrol - Midnight Walkers
Stand High Patrol - The Shift
Stand High Patrol - A Matter Of Scale
Marina P And Stand High Patrol - Summer On Mars
Decibelios - México 2017
México 2017
LP+CD | 2023 | EU (Petra)
18,99 €*
Release:2023 / EU
Genre:Rock / Indie, Reggae / Dancehall
Spanish ska-Oi! band Decibelios were initially around from 1980 to 1990 and they released a handful of albums during that decade. They returned in 2014 with a new album and tour. Recorded live 25.02.2017 in Texcoco, Mexico at the "Festival Comunion Punk & Skin". Limited edition of 300 copies with printed innersleeve and CD of the complete concert.
King Kong - Repatriation
V.A. - Born To Love You
Born To Love You
CD | 2022 | UK | Original (Kingston Sounds)
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – 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. Jamaican love songs were a constant in the ever evolving sounds and journey’s that reggae music took us on, from ska to rocksteady to the early reggae sounds of the late 1960’s early 1970’s. We have complied a great selection of songs that all deal with that timeless subject matter. Max Romeo’s heartfelt ‘Sometimes’ opens our set in fine style, known more for his roots singing this song proves what a great singer he is. The Melodians a great Jamaican vocal group are featured here with ‘Best Girl’. The Sensations provide us with our title track ‘Born To Love You ‘and the theme for this compilation a great rocksteady tune with fantastic harmonies. Alton Ellis gives us the soulful ‘Room Full Of Tears’. Ken Boothe provides us with his rendition of Dennis Brown’s ‘Money In My Pocket’ the ode that money cannot buy you everything. Cornell Campbell sings one of his most overlooked classic songs with his prideful `She Wears My Ring’. The great singer of love songs himself Mr John Holt tells us that we should all `Reconsider’, before giving up on love and a great lost singer Monty Morris gives us two great examples of how to find love in `Do It My Way’ and `Magic Moments’. A great selection delivered as only Jamaica can do with style and feeling…….

Hope you enjoy the set …greetings from Jamaica… love songs for all…
Tapper Zukie - X Is Wrong
Tapper Zukie
X Is Wrong
CD | 2022 | UK | Original (Kingston Sounds)
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – 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’. Alongside some fresh rhythms, he has taken these as a backbone to some further questions and biblical reasoning that needed answering. Tapper tells it as it is on this mighty collection of tunes put together under the name ’X is Wrong’. This is the first time this set of remarkable tracks have seen a proper release only previously being available as a download from Tapper’s website. A great set of songs that finally get the release they deserve…. Hope you enjoy the set….
Triston Palmer - Black Solidarity Presents Stop Spreading Rumours
Triston Palmer
Black Solidarity Presents Stop Spreading Rumours
CD | 2022 | UK | Original (Black Solidarity)
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
“Favourite tunes? The tunes are like my children… there’s a whole heap of them! I want to tell you this though… some of them I never released them properly but ‘A Class Girls’ through it was the first one me love that! The rhythm! I don’t know how the song never hit in Jamaica but then again listening to it back now it’s like you’re branding the girls A and B so (perhaps) the girls weren’t happy with it: ‘That’s an A class girl… young, pretty and intelligent’ but it was a good tune, wicked tune. Tony Chin wrote it. But it was Tony Chin and Chinna who taught me these things, so I have to love those man forever.” Ossie Thomas

Triston Palma was born 1962 and grew up in Waltham Park, Kingston. Triston knew from the very beginning that he was destined to become an entertainer and his first visit to the recording studio was at the age of sixteen with Ossie Thomas. Their initial release, ‘A Class Girls’, was a hit in England and Triston’s subsequent releases on their Black Solidarity label laid the foundation for his rapid rise to dancehall superstardom “The first tune we get was a tune from Tony Chin… ‘cause Tony and Triston sing ‘A Class Girls’ but it never really hit in Jamaica. It took off in England and them pirate it so we never get no money out of it… we only sold six hundred of it in Jamaica and the rest sold in England… but the rest is history. But the next record ‘Spliff Tail’ ‘pon the ‘Storm’ rhythm… straight inna the charts so that was the first record come up on Black Solidarity. From then we can’t go wrong ‘cause we have a hit record now so everything we made from there standards had to be kept. Every tune I just tried to make them badder and badder and badder… in a dance hall slang… wickeder, wickeder and wickeder!” Ossie Thomas

In the early days of Black Solidarity Ossie was still working as a salesman for Mrs Pottinger’s Tip Top Record Centre on Orange Street and the transition from salesman to record producer was not always easy. “What really happen now I went to Mrs Pottinger and asked her for some money to buy school clothes for my brothers but what me really do is put out ‘A Class Girls’! Heh, heh, heh… So, when me put out ‘A Class Girls’ she never really knew ‘cause that couldn’t work with Mrs Pottinger! Then when we made ‘Spliff Tail’ it blew up the place and start sell thousands so right away she knew I was selling the records. One time I gave her a bill for ten thousand Jamaican dollars, and she just held her head. A couple of days after when her friend come to see her, she said ‘There goes Oswald. I have to pay him for him to make hit records for himself. I have to pay him to dress nice… then he sells me records! Yesterday he came with a bill for $10,000!’ It was a mistake selling her those records. I shouldn’t have sold her the records at all, but they were selling so hard everybody had to have the records them!” Ossie Thomas

As the eighties progressed and dancehall began its inexorable rise to ubiquity the popularity of Triston Palma, who “had nine songs in the Jamaican Top Forty” was unstoppable and a selection of his Black Solidarity hits, including ‘A Class Girls’ and ‘Spliff Tail’, were released on the ‘Spliff Tail’ album.

“Dancehall rapidly became the music for the youth of Jamaica and Triston Palma was the dancehall singer who encapsulated the spirit of music fans worldwide…” ‘Liner Notes ‘Spliff Tail’

Triston’s ‘Entertainment’ from 1982 for deejay turned producer Jah Thomas is one of the key records of the era. You find that Jah Thomas and all of them man run back to me and when we recorded artists, they recorded them too.” Ossie Thomas

The rock-solid foundation for Triston Palma’s incredible success had been laid four years previously down on Delamere Avenue and the ‘Stop Spreading Rumours’ collection, featuring a further selection of his innumerable hits, showcases where the dancehall legends of Triston Palma and Black Solidarity began. “But me now… through me spent five years amongst Mrs Pottinger and Niney and Bunny Lee it’s like me have no-where else to go… when you work with people who are successful the only way you can think is making something successful too! So, me couldn’t have failure as an option!

So me know me have to find some good artists and make some bad tunes to sort out the dancehall thing..” Ossie Thomas
V.A. - Black Solidarity Presents Dance Inna Delamere Avenue
Black Solidarity Presents Dance Inna Delamere Avenue
CD | 2022 | UK | Original (Black Solidarity)
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
During the eighties dancehall era, a number of record producers claimed to be the real authentic sound of downtown Kingston but Ossie Thomas’ Black Solidarity label, operating out of Delamere Avenue in the heart of the ghetto, was the real deal.

“Black Solidarity was a youth club in the Kingston 13 ghetto in a road named Crescent Road and it was a Rasta come up with the name Black Solidarity. But through the political violence a get high man start to spread rumours saying Black Solidarity a go gets guns to go kill off people and it’s a revolutionary Cuban thing we’re there ‘pon! A lot of people used to go away to Cuba and we called them brigadista. So, through it was in a PNP area man start spreading rumours saying the PNP a go plan to send the whole of Black Solidarity to Cuba and them all turn brigadista!

So, the rumours kinda mashed up the club! But we held on to the name and said, ‘we’ll give you a record label named Black Solidarity’. So, after that I talked to the Rasta who coined the words and he said, ‘I have to rate you’ and me say ‘why?’ and the man say, ‘Black Solidarity is a struggle and you realise that’ and me say ‘Yeah… me realise’. So, we take it up serious and deal with it and make it work! You know what I mean?” Ossie Thomas

There was no safe uptown haven to retreat to after work had finished but, after growing up in the deprived Kingston neighbourhoods of Denham Town and Jones Town, Ossie Thomas had nothing to be afraid of.

“This was the start of the seventies when the political rivalry got heated between the JLP and the PNP and the shots start fire… you know. Mum got scared and said she’s going to get a safer place for us to live so she moved up into the hills of St. Andrew… then six months after she died! Can you imagine that? She’d gone to the safest place and died there. From that me just go right back to Kingston… I said to myself ‘don’t be scared… if you’re gonna die you’re gonna die’. From that me not scared of Kingston… me just say to myself ‘my mother scared of Kingston and run and left Kingston’ but through me just live there all of my life on any street downtown me just feel comfortable.” Ossie Thomas

This album provides an insightful glimpse into life in these unforgiving Kingston neighbourhoods describing not only the poverty and desperation but also how, at times, styles, fashions and the cathartic joys of music and the dancehall could transform this harsh, unforgiving environment into one of joyous celebration.
Captain Duce - Ranniford
Klasse Kriminale - Rude Club
Gentleman - Mad World
Willie Lindo - Far And Distant
Willie Lindo
Far And Distant
CD | 2016 | JP | Original (Dub Store)
18,99 €*
Release:2016 / JP – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Top quality soulful, sophisticated music from 1974

Celebrated session guitarist, Willie Lindo, steps from behind the scenes and into the spotlight to deliver some top class original compositions and sublime cover versions.
Skarface - 1991-2021-30 Years Non-Stop Of Chaotic Clockwork
Frightnrs, The - Always
Frightnrs, The
CD | 2022 | US | Original (Daptone)
16,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Before Dan Klein's unfortunate passing, The Frightnrs agreed to keep a promise he asked of them - continue making music together. Part of that promise has been made manifest here... Daptone Records is proud to present Always - the raw, soulful new long player from The Frightnrs.

The road to Always began with a period of intense songwriting back when The Frightnrs and producer Victor Axelrod (Ticklah) were working on the group's debut, rocksteady masterpiece, Nothing More to Say. In addition to the scorchers heard therein, Axelrod and The Frightnrs agreed many of the recordings were too sweet to tamper with in order to fit the rocksteady mold. Some were created at their headquarters in Queens with Dan on the mic, some were elaborations on older ideas, others were brand new creations made at the finish line.

Thanks to the vocal stems they had captured in this golden period, Dan Klein's other-worldly voice lived on, giving The Frightnrs all the raw material they needed for an entire album's worth of new, original music. So with that, The Frightnrs and Axelrod returned to the studio and painstakingly conceptualized, tracked, re-tracked and mixed them into a complete album with their beloved friend singing lead. The fruits of this arduous process lay bare the undying love and respect between musical brothers.

The last song written for this album, "Why Does it Feel Like a Curse", married two song concepts with one of Dan's original vocal performances - creating a beautiful, flawless composition that not only serves as a highlight reel of their editing skills and songwriting prowess, but also as a kind of metaphor for The Frightnrs jour ney. The per fect ending f or Always.
Black Seeds, The - Love & Fire
Black Seeds, The
Love & Fire
CD | 2022 | UK | Original (Proville)
11,24 €* 14,99 € -25%
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Love & Fire is the seventh full-length studio album from the multi-platinum selling reggae hybrid band The Black Seeds. It was developed over the past few years, beginning with a series of creative sessions in 2018 at the band’s creative incubator The Surgery in Wellington, New Zealand.

The original plan was to then do a classic “band in a room recording,” which got thrown out the window once the pandemic hit and lockdowns began. At that point, the group got creative, working remotely between various home studios of the band members, and the result is as strong a record as they’ve ever done, managing to capture the feelings of the past few years in a cohesive set of new songs.

The Black Seeds continue to evolve musically while defying expectations, yet still always seem to sound like no one else but themselves.
Gregory Isaacs - Showcase
Gregory Isaacs
CD | 1980 | UK | Reissue (Taxi)
15,99 €*
Release:1980 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Another stone cold classic from the vaults of Taxi Records. The Cool Ruler, aka singer songwriter Gregory Isaacs. Perfectly crafted songs and precise rhythm construction by the Taxi Gang at Channel One Studio. Each song drifts seamlessly into percussive dubs with subtle sonic landscapes sculpted by the engineers Maxie & Ernest Hookim at the mixing board
Black Uhuru - Showcase
Black Uhuru
CD | 1979 | UK | Reissue (Taxi)
15,99 €*
Release:1979 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Originally released in 1979 on Sly & Robbie's Taxi label, this album was Black Uhuru's second LP. Recorded at Channel One it set forth a new sound in recorded music technology. The songs blend into dub versions and the mixing is simply stunning. The track Shine Eye Gal also features guitarist Keith Richards" (but hey, nobody's perfect).

"Hear the meticulous song writing of Michael Rose, joined by Puma Jones & Duckie Simpson, to complete the vocal line-up.

Sly & Robbie and the Taxi Gang created a sublime sonic masterpiece at Channel One studio in Jamaica. They were at their absolute peak of their powers, before being launched as global superstars with Grace Jones.

Black Uhuru went on to be an extremely popular live outfit, touring endlessly around the world, breaking down barriers and making new inroads to territories previously unknown to Jamaican artists.

This Classic reissue is a must for all reggae collectors.
Soul Jazz Records presents - Rocksteady Got Soul
Soul Jazz Records presents
Rocksteady Got Soul
CD | 2021 | UK | Original (Soul Jazz)
16,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Soul Jazz Records' new Studio One release Rocksteady Got Soul is a collection of uplifting and superb rocksteady and soulful reggae from the late 1960s and early 1970s. Studio One is the number one label in the history of reggae and he album features - as ever with Studio One - an impeccable and unbeatable line-up of reggae superstars, all soaring at the height of their creative powers. Alton Ellis, John Holt, The Heptones, Jackie Mittoo, The Ethiopians, Lee Perry and more. The album is a mix of classic tunes and rhythms alongside super-rarities that were released in a dazzlingly complex web of Studio One labels and issues, deftly navigated with new sleevenotes from author and Studio One authority Rob Chapman. But enough with the chatter, just spin the platter - these tunes rule the town, hands down! This Soul Jazz/Studio One album is released as deluxe gatefold double-vinyl + house inners + download code. Also as jewel case CD housed in card slipcase. Both formats come with full sleeve notes/discography and exclusive photography.
Bob Marley - The Complete Island Recordings Limited Box Set
Lee Perry & Mr. Green - Super Ape Vs Green: Open Door
Lee Perry & Mr. Green
Super Ape Vs Green: Open Door
CD | 2019 | EU | Original (Tuff Kong)
15,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Reggae / Dancehall
Tuff Kong Records will be releasing the brand new collaboration
between Jamaican legend Lee Scratch Perry and New Jersey producer
Mr. Green: the upcoming "Super Ape vs 緑: Open Door" EP.
The two artists have created a unique chemistry, delivering 18 tracks of
music that Mr. Green has put together using original stems from Lee
Scratch Perry. Mixed with his own unique style, Green managed
to merge literally 20 different genres of music together on one
record, bringing some memorable guests to the project such as HR
of Bad Brains, Sheek Louch (The Lox), Daniel Son and an intro from
Eric "Scratch" Andre.
Jennifer Lara - Weekend Loving
Jennifer Lara
Weekend Loving
CD | 2019 | EU | Original (Jamwax)
13,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Weekend Loving from Jennifer Lara is a perfect blend of boogie funk, roots reggae and lovers rock. Produced by Black Solidarity Records in 1985, this album is a masterpiece from the Studio One princess. Recorded at Tuff Gong and Music Mountain studios in Jamaica, the rhythm tracks are played by some of the best musicians from the island in the sun: Lincoln ‘Style’ Scott (Drum), Errol ‘Flabba’ Holt (Bass), Robbye Lyn (Piano & Synthetiser), Dean Frazer & Ronald ‘Nambo’ Robinson (Horns). This reissue was carefully remastered from Black Solidarity master tape, now presented as a double LP 45 rpm DJ friendly edition. The original Limonious artwork was reloaded and a bonus track was added to complete the set: ’In My Time’, an obscure slow synth groove, full of hope and melancholy.
Jennifer Lara was first taken to Studio One in 1969 by keyboardist Richard Ace, who was a session musician. She never left the Studio One family and became resident harmonist. She added backing vocals to the songs of some of the camp’s biggest names, including Delroy Wilson, Freddie McGregor, Dennis Brown and Sugar Minott. In 1974, Jennifer Lara recorded her debut album with Coxsone Dodd at Studio One in Brentford Road. The results of the sessions appeared on ‘Studio One Presents Jennifer Lara’, which was an instant success. Jennifer Lara was one of Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd’s protégés. One year after Coxsone passed, she died at the Kingston Public Hospital. She is survived by two children, daughter Ika and son Cheka. Jennifer Lara was a very likeable person, got on with everyone. She was involved in many benefit concerts to help to poor and the needy in Jamaica. May your soul rest in peace, we love you Jennifer.
Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos - Rockstone
Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos
CD | 2018 | US | Original (Colemine)
15,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos’ sophomore effort Rockstone is more than just a love letter to the roots of Jamaican music. It’s an actual love letter. Tom McDowall aka Jr. Thomas explains, “I could write a musical love letter to all things I loved: my wife, my family, my friends, my band mates. I could write a song to tell me to Chin Up when times got tough. I could give gratitude to the Jamaican artists that paved the way for the beautiful music we now call reggae. I could write a song about what it’s like to lose someone important to you. Or write a song to invigorate me spiritually. Music is healing and that’s the best therapy there is for me.”
Rockstone isn’t just another throwback record to an era gone by. It’s a record that takes risks within the genre, but more importantly it’s a genuinely honest record.
“I called the album Rockstone because true love cannot be defeated. It lives forever. We write tributes on our tombstones because they live on beyond our lives as a remembrance of something special and important to us.”
Recommend for fans of: The Frightnrs, Toots & The Maytals, Jimmy Cliff
I Mo Jah / Phillip Fullwood - Rockers from the Land of Reggae / Words In Dub
I Mo Jah / Phillip Fullwood
Rockers from the Land of Reggae / Words In Dub
2CD | 2018 | EU | Original (Pressure Sounds)
14,44 €* 16,99 € -15%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
The 100th release on Pressure Sounds is the brilliant set of I Mo Jah's ‘Rockers from the Land of Reggae’ and ‘Words in Dub’, as two single vinyl releases, and a double cd. It's surprising that these two albums have not been re-released before, as both albums are seriously sought after. There will be 3 bonus tracks on each of the CDs. The albums come with full sleevenotes with excellent sound quality. The CD pack includes a full package with graphics and the usual high quality annotation and mastering. _____ . ______
Notes for the two albums:

A contemporary of Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus, Eric Donaldson and Freddie McKay, Philip Fullwood started out composing for Studio One and playing percussion for Burning Spear.

Both "Rockers from the Land of Reggae" and "Words in Dub" were backed by Sly & Robbie, Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, Clive "Azul" Hunt, Bingy Bunny and Flabba Holt, among others.

The striking sleeve of "Rockers...", in black and white with green handwritten typography, told the story of Jamaica, with Arawaks overseeing the arrival of Christopher Columbus’ ship Santa Maria, whilst between two sound systems the dreads were dancing and smoking a spliff under a tree. The art was drawn by Magnus Johnstone, a painter and deejay who presented the radio show ‘Reggae Mukasa’ on WMBR, and would later become the foremost champion of the burgeoning hip hop scene in Boston.

“When I made "Rockers from the Land of Reggae" I was taking about 500 to Jamaica and I was told I had to have a license to go through the customs. I got fed up and I just leave the album with them. They wanted me to get a license and all them things, and I said ‘Why I want a license to bring my own thing to Jamaica?’. They said no, so I leave them at customs. I don’t know what happened to them. Maybe they sell them. And that was the end of it. I give the rest of them to Chin Randy’s in Jamaica Queens to distribute.”

And so "Rockers from the Land of Reggae" soon vanished into obscurity. By 1983 Phillip Fullwood had settled permanently in the US and virtually retired from music. Over the years, partly fuelled by its extreme rarity, the album’s reputation has grown immensely, and original copies now command a very high price. Phillip is thrilled that this reissue will now expose it to a wider audience.
“Life happen that way. I got kids and grandkids. I’m just a small guy who was with Spear and just tried to do my thing, like everybody else in the entertainment biz. My occupation, my passport you know says entertainer. Wishing a t’ing, yunno.”

"Words in Dub", the highly unique set, released in a stark hand-printed sleeve, comprised self-produced rhythm tracks and some donated by friends, such as ‘Africa Rock’, a dub of ‘See Dem Da’ (Jah Marcus Roots 7”) by Burning Spear, with member Rupert Wellington on lead vocals. The first side also featured dubs of Purple Lights’ ‘Pestilence’, fronted by the singer Bangie, and ‘Revolution’ by Jah Blue & The Originals, who included Winston Rodney’s brother. ‘Reorganize The Race (Marcus Say)’, with its dense layers of digital reverb in the intro, later features singing about ‘weeping and wailing’ also by Jah Blue & The Originals, though the vocal cut was never released. Several rhythms would later get a do-over by Phillip’s American-based group I-Mo-Jah, perhaps the most thrilling being ‘Jah Say Love’, rerecorded by I-Mo-Jah as ‘Peace & Love’. ‘Hotter Fire In Babylon’ is a dub of Burning Spear’s ‘Spear Burning’ (Spear 7”), and the album closes with ‘Bubbling’, a dub of ‘Maybe’ (Yah Congo 12”) recorded by Phillip’s long-time friend Eric Donaldson.

The original recordings were primarily laid at Channel One with Barnabas and Crucial Bunny at the mixing board, with ‘Hotter Fire In Babylon’ recorded at Randy’s by Chin Randy himself, and ‘Bubbling’ at Dynamic Studio. The final dub mixes were done at Channel One and also at the legendary Black Ark by Phillip Fullwood’s own hands.
V.A. - Studio One - Dub Fire Special
Studio One - Dub Fire Special
CD | 2016 | UK | Original (Soul Jazz)
16,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Soul Jazz Records’ new ‘Studio One Dub Fire Special’ brings together 18 heavyweight dub cuts, all recorded at 13 Brentford Road in the 1970s.
Featuring a stellar selection of dub cuts to classic and foundation songs recorded at Studio One with music from the legendary in-house bands – The Sound Dimension, New Establishment, Soul Defenders and Brentford All-Stars – featuring the likes of reggae’s finest musicians - Jackie Mittoo, Leroy Sibbles, Cedric Brooks, Freddie McGregor and more.
These fresh dub sounds employed the mighty mixing desk skills of The Dub Specialist, aka Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd, Sylvan Morris and Scientist to full effect. Studio One Dub Fire Special features our latest chapter of raw, stripped-down bass and drum sounds direct from Studio One, ‘the University of Reggae’.
Mato - Hip Hop Reggae Series Volume 6
Hip Hop Reggae Series Volume 6
CD | 2013 | EU | Original (Stix)
13,99 €*
Release:2013 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance, Reggae / Dancehall
Stix Records rounds up all recent Mato’s 7inches anthems into this extended player, with all the cuts remastered for the occasion ... this collection
also includes four unreleased hits: “Gangsta Lovin’” by Eve, “La Saga”
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Fat Freddys Drop - Blackbird
Fat Freddys Drop
CD | 2013 | EU | Original (The Drop)
14,99 €*
Release:2013 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Reggae / Dancehall
Heavyweight soul providers Fat Freddy’s Drop are about to take flight once again with the worldwide release of new album Blackbird!
Taggy Matcher - Hip Hop Reggae Series Volume 5
Taggy Matcher
Hip Hop Reggae Series Volume 5
CD | 2012 | EU | Original (Stix)
13,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance, Reggae / Dancehall
The King of “Reggae vs Hip-Hop” remixes is back with a new and last LP collecting all his 7inches released over the past few months and a bunch of unreleased new Rocksteady remixes, done for the occasion. Yaaaayyyyy!
Mato - Hip Hop Reggae Series Volume 4
Hip Hop Reggae Series Volume 4
CD | 2012 | EU | Original (Stix)
13,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance, Reggae / Dancehall
Stix Recordings rounds up all those essential Mato 7" anthems onto this extended player. Shabbbbbbbba!
Taggy Matcher - Hip Hop Reggae Series Volume 3
Taggy Matcher
Hip Hop Reggae Series Volume 3
CD | 2010 | EU | Original (Stix)
14,99 €*
Release:2010 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance, Reggae / Dancehall
following the success of volume 1, here comes the second LP release by Taggy Matcher, those days most creative reggae hip hop producer. Total quality, original riddims supporting the cream of hip hop vocal performances !
Mato - Hip Hop Reggae Series Volume 2
Hip Hop Reggae Series Volume 2
CD | 2010 | EU | Original (Stix)
12,99 €*
Release:2010 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance, Reggae / Dancehall
Stix Recordings rounds up all those essential Mato 7" anthems onto this extended player, with all the cuts remastered for the occasion! Includes two unreleased hits featuring Blackstreet (No
Diggity) & Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre (The Wash). Woopiwoop, that's the sound of reggae-hip hop perfection!
Jah Seal - Itopia
M.I.A. - Kala
CD | 2007 | EU | Original (XL Recordings)
12,99 €*
Release:2007 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance, Reggae / Dancehall
the latest album feat. Timbaland, African Boy and Willcannia Mob ... fight on!
V.A. - Adrian Sherwood Presents The Master Recordings
Adrian Sherwood Presents The Master Recordings
CD | 1998 | EU | Original (On-U Sound)
3,99 €*
Release:1998 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Reggae / Dancehall
Used Vinyl
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Gary Clail - Keep The Faith
Gary Clail
Keep The Faith
CD | 1995 | EU | Original (Yelen Musiques)
4,99 €*
Release:1995 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
Used Vinyl
Medium: Near Mint, Cover: VG+
Doug Wimbish - CinemaSonics
Doug Wimbish
CD | 2008 | DE | Original (Yellowbird)
8,99 €*
Release:2008 / DE – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
Used Vinyl
Medium: VG+, Cover: VG+
Copy is close to NM!
Gov't Mule - Mighty High
Gov't Mule
Mighty High
CD | 2007 | US | Original (Ato)
14,99 €*
Release:2007 / US – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Used Vinyl
Medium: Near Mint, Cover: VG+
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