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    Classic selection of Rocksteady nuggets from Treasure Isle, Mint Copies of long deleted 90s CD issue. Most of these sides were originally released as singles in 1966 and 1967, on Treasure Isle in Jamaica and on Doctor Bird, Trojan and Treasure Isle in England. Duke Reid selected them in 1967 to make up his first rocksteady compilation LP which he issued...
    Prince BusterAfrica - Islam - RevolutionA Rock Steady & Reggae Manifesto 1966-72Earth Sound
    Its a MONSTER!!! Just back in stock... CD only compilation from Earth Sound Records of Prince Buster's late 60s early 70s militant early roots recordings. 12 tracks featuring "Earthquake" "Message To The Black Man" "Sata Masa Gana" "Seven Wonders Of The World" and many more. Superb sleeve notes on fold out digipak case. Prince of peace not a prince...
    Black Ark In Dub is another piece of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s limitless musical puzzle. "Featuring a bedrock of deep and heavy rhythms recorded at the Black Ark just before its demise, Black Ark In Dub features bass heavy spooky dub deconstructions of ‘Jah Love Is Sweeter’, ‘Ethiopia’, ‘Lion A De Winner’, ‘Open The Gate’, ‘Guideline,’...
    • FIRST OFFICIAL RE-ISSUE OF THE ICONIC ALBUM ON CD• MOST TRACKS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE DIGITALLY• SLEEVE NOTES BY LEE PERRY BIOGRAPHER, DAVID KATZ Released in 1972, the Junior Byles single ‘Beat Down Babylon’ provided one of the clearest indications to dateof the impending roots sound that would soon dominate reggae. The immense popularity...
    • 13 TRACKS PREVIOUSLY UNAVAILABLE ON CD• INCLUDES 6 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED RECORDINGS• THE ALBUM’S FIRST GLOBAL REISSUE ON CD Originally released by Creole Records in 1978, “Roots, Rock Reggae” primarily served as a showcase vehicle for the most recent productions of Phil Mathias and his Big Phil label. Comprising 14 tracks of the highest...
    Bomb LP! The legendary tune “Play On Mr. Music” from a documentary film “Roots Rock Reggae” comes alive. This compilation celebrates some uncommon gems from the greatest golden years of the Black Ark Studio and Lee Perry’s works. “Play On Mr Music” by the Upsetter Revue featuring The Heptones, The Congos and Junior Murvin, had long...
    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/digital format, 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...
    Three of the original albums make their CD debut. One of the most iconic and influential Jamaican artists of all time. Comprises four of the finest Jamaican DJ LPs of the roots era By the time Michael Williams aka Prince Far I became established as a recording artist in the mid-Seventies, he was in fact already a veteran of the Jamaican music scene,...
    Album unavailable on any format for 47 years, Includes numerous tracks currently unavailable digitally Complements other recent Doctor Bird compilations showcasing Eccles’ early output By the early Seventies, Clancy Eccles sat firmly atop the reggae tree, having enjoyed a succession of hits both in Jamaica and the UK, where the bulk of his productions...
    Deeply mystical, Jah9 has emerged from a chrysalis of poetry, dub and spirit to become a powerful femiNINE energy within a universal grassroots movement of consciousness. Inspired by the open spaces in the instrumental dub of 1970's Jamaican roots music, Jah9 sings with a voice that belies the dimensions of her physical body, from a soul much older...
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    First official reissue of two classic 1970 Trojan albums Six tracks previously unreleased 25 tracks unavailable digitally. By the close of the Sixties, Ecliston Adolph Elanza ‘Clancy’ Eccles was at the vanguard of the Jamaican music scene, having produced many of the island’s most popular and influential recordings since launching his New Beat...
    The dawning of the rock steady sound, late in 1966, eliminated the need for record producers to employ horn sections, a consequence of which was to significantly reduce studio costs. The development enabled a new generation of young, dynamic music makers to make a mark upon Jamaica’s recording industry and of these, few proved more successful or...
    Since it first appeared in 1976, King Tubby's dub-wise reworking of tracks by Yabby You's Prophets project has become a sought after item amongst reggae aficionados. Remarkably, it has never been reissued before, making this first vinyl edition in 23 years a must-have for those addicted to weighty bass, heavy riddims and echoing effects. There's much...
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    Great new roots album from Irregular Roots based in Zaragoza, Spain featuring six strong vocal cuts with their dubs on the flip side on the vinyl. Produced by Roberto Sanchez, check it!
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    For any female to make their mark in the male dominated music industry, prolonged success has always been a struggle, and back in the Sixties and Seventies, the challenge was even greater. Yet in this harsh environment, Sonia Pottinger proved time and again that talent and determination could overcome almost any obstacle, remaining one of Jamaica’s...
    Wayne Jarret's 2nd album originally released in 1982 backing from The Roots Radics produced by Junjo Lawes. CD comes with bonus 12" mixes.
    Megumi Mesaku and Mafia & Fluxy getting on the Christmas vibe with reggae versions of some xmas favs "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" "Silent Night" "Little Christmas Tree"
    Debut album from (Ska Cubano, Topcats, Trojans) saxophonist Megumi Mesaku which contains the sought after "Megumi Special" also her versions of "Pupa Lick" (check youtube too see her busking..) "Stir It Up" Produced by Mafia & Fluxy.
    Today, almost half a century since its emergence in Jamaica, dub still continues to exert a profound influence upon popular music globally, although it was the golden era of mid-to-late Seventies that undoubtedly produced its finest examples. During this time a host of sublime collections in the style saw issue in Jamaica and the UK, and of these,...
    By the mid-1960s, ska was in full swing, but while the driving, energetic sound dominated Jamaica’s musical landscape, other genres, such as rhythm & blues, calypso and thLordfe home-grown style of mento were also widely popularised by local acts. And of these performers, few proved more popular and versatile than Joseph Gordon, a singer-songwriter...
    Phoenix City All-stars return with their third studio album, the follow up to their critically acclaimed ska takes on 2 Tone Records (2 Tone Gone Ska) and The Rolling Stones (Skatisfaction) with an unbeatable Studio One/Skatalites styled take on another British icon - Dexys Midnight Runners. Featuring members from Pama International, The Sidewalk Doctors,...
    “Rub A Dub Revolution: Early Dancehall Productions From Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee” their first foray into Mr. Lee’s transformative rub a dub work from the late 70s to mid-eighties. In the late 1970s, Kingston was in the midst of a transformation. The ghetto population, brutalized, cowering behind locked gates during the internecine warfare of...
    Featuring two of the most collectable early reggae LPs of all time. Both albums new to CD. Includes some of the biggest Jamaican hits of the late Sixties and early Seventies. Among those at the vanguard of the reggae explosion that took the music world by storm in the late Sixties and early Seventies was performer- turned producer, Rupie Edwards. Having...
    During a recording career that spanned some five decades, Alton Nehemiah Ellis wrote and recorded some of the most popular and influential ska, rock steady and reggae recordings of all-time. After making his debut in 1960, the immensely talented performer swiftly established a reputation as one of Jamaica’s most popular and revered artistes, recording...
    From the 1950s, when his sound system ruled Kingston’s dancehalls, through to his untimely passing early in 1975, Arthur ‘Duke’ Reid remained a giant of the Jamaican music industry, playing, promoting and producing some of the most important and influential recordings ever to see issue on the island. Such was the quality of his work that long...
    By the late Seventies, increasing numbers of Jamaican performers were turning their hand to studio production work, and of these few made the transition more effectively than Linval Thompson. Having already made his mark as one of the island’s premier roots performers, the singer-songwriter launched his Thompson Sound label in 1977, finding immediate...
    Studio One DJ PartyFeaturing Dillinger Prince Jazzbo, Lone Ranger, Michigan & Smiley and many moreSoul Jazz Records
    Soul Jazz Records’ new Studio One DJ Party is the latest instalment from the mighty Studio One Records catalogue, a wicked new collection of the finest DJs and toasters ever to inhabit the world of reggae – seminal Jamaican artists including Prince Jazzbo, Dillinger, Dennis Alcapone, Michigan & Smiley, Lone Ranger as well as a host of lesser known...
    Montego Bay born singer songwriter Juliaisaiah teams up with The Room In The Sky label for fresh new roots album featuring 21 songs with Vin Gordon, Winston Reedy, David Jahson amongst the singers & players. check it..
    In the early weeks of 1970, the Melodians joined the still small and select band of Jamaican acts to achieve international success when their lilting ‘Sweet Sensation’ made the British Top 50. The vocal trio, comprising Brent Dowe, Trevor McNaughton and Tony Brevett, had been a major force on their native island’s music scene since the dawn of...
    Featuring Barrington Levy's work with The Mighty Two (Joe Gibbs & Errol Thompson) from the early 80s. Four discomix's with various DJ's plus dubs and long forgotten tunes.
    Second release on Tradition Disc featuring Vin Gordon...don't leave! Heavyweight Sounds. Solo album excursion from the legendary Jamaican trombonist. Brand new compositions by Vin on new original rhythm tracks from Nat Birchall & Al Breadwinner. All recorded old-school analogue style at the Bakery Studio in Manchester. Produced by Nat Birchall & Al...
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    By the close of the 1970s, dub was firmly established as a favourite sub-genre of the reggae canon, with every Jamaican-based producer of note releasing albums dedicated to the style. Sonia Pottinger was no exception and in Treasure Isle studios sound engineer, Errol Brown, she had one of the finest exponents in the business, his talents as a dub master...
    The rock steady era that dominated Jamaica’s musical landscape between late-1966 and mid-1968 is today widely acknowledged as the most influential period in the island’s history. Not only did the sound lay the foundations upon which reggae subsequently developed, its structure favoured small combos rather than the large ensembles that dominated...
    Soul Jazz Records Presents Fashion Records : Style & FashionA-Class Top Notch Hi Fi Sounds In Fine StyleFeaturing General Levy, Cutty Ranks, Asher Senator, Dee Sharp, Top Cat, Papa San & more!Soul Jazz Records
    Soul Jazz Records are proud to present this new collection of music from the great Fashion Records, one of the most important and iconic independent labels to come out of the UK, and which ran from 1980 for nearly 20 years. In that time Fashion released hundreds of records that successfully reflected, and indeed set, the changing styles and perspectives...
    By the close of the Sixties, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry was firmly established as one of Jamaica’s most popular and innovative producers. His frequently quirky approach to music-making resulted in him becoming a firm favourite among British skinheads, with demand for his output satisfied by both of the UK’s two leading reggae companies, Trojan and...
    Heavyweight mixes of Jamaican's top studio band/musicians of the late 70s and 80s The Roots Radics, here featuring King Tubby & Scientist mixes.
    Among the first major recording stars to emerge in Jamaica, Derrick Seymour Morgan first made his mark in the studio in the late 1950s, becoming the island’s premier performer soon after. By 1969 he had secured an unprecedented number of ska, rock steady and early reggae hits, with his success prompting an approach from London-based Afro- Caribbean...
    Wicked 70s roots and early reggae productions from Bunny Lee featuring Delroy Wilson, Horace Andy, Dennis Brown, The Wailers, Cornell Campbell, Alton Ellis and still more...
    This is the latest new installment of Soul Jazz Records’ on-going collection of Rastafarian music at Studio One, featuring classic material from legendary roots and culture artists The Gladiators, Horace Andy, Freddie McGregor, Sugar Minott and the Wailing Souls, alongside a superb selection of rarities from Sir Coxsone’s musical empire made up...
    Bunny Lee as producer. Prince Jammy as engineer. The Aggrovators making the tracks. It is the Holy Trinity of Jamaican Music. Throughout the years, recorded music has been shaped by some enduring partnerships between producer and engineer, such as Teo Macero and Fred Plautt for Miles Davis, Jerry Wexler and Tom Dowd for Atlantic Records, and George...
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    Making his mark on the international recording scene with a series of global hits in the late Sixties and early Seventies, Desmond Dekker enjoyed success on a scale no other Jamaican act had experienced. So in 1972, when the singer left the world’s leading reggae record company, Trojan Records, to join the newly launched rival Creole, the move...
    Dubwise version of Jah Shaka Meets Horace Andy recorded in Remaximum Studio London and overdubbed at Leggo’s Studio, Kingston, Jamaica. From 1994.
    The only authorised reissue of all time classic dub album originally released by Starlight Records on 1982 Now matched with a second disc of original vocal versions Includes previously unreleased tracks from Hell and Fire, Sister Nancy and Papa Tullo Roots Radics at Channel One, produced by Linval Thompson and mixed by Scientist and Prince Jammy New...
    Comprises two of the most sought-after LPs from the boss reggae era. After being formed by Leonard Dillon, Stephen Taylor and Aston ‘Charlie’ Morrison in the mid-1960s, the Ethiopians swiftly became established as one of Jamaica’s best-loved harmony groups, enjoying significant local success from the close of the ska era through to the roots...
    For this new collection, Black Symbol has returned with a mix of roots, social commentary, spiritual music and even a love song as well as visiting some classics of the reggae genre. As has been the case throughout his career Black Symbol has self-produced his music and collaborated with other Birmingham musicians and singers including Steel Pulse’s...
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    Soul Jazz Records are releasing this first ever collection of the pioneering British reggae Lovers Rock group Brown Sugar including rare singles, dubs and extended mixes. The album comes with extensive sleevenotes and interviews with Dennis Bovell, Pauline Catlin, John Kpiaye and Winston Edwards (Studio 16). Brown Sugar were formed by three young...
    Long-out-of-print re-release of this classic Sugar Minott album on Soul Jazz Records bringing together the best of his classic material recorded at Studio One in the 1970s. Lincoln Sugar Minott was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1956. He grew up in a poor area of West Kingston and from an early age developed a love of Reggae music and the music of Studio...
    "Debut album from the long running reggae group, the Twinkle Brothers originally released in 1975. Beautiful reggae songs with delicate and gorgeous vocals with a focus on Rastafarianism. "
    Two albums from 1979/80 released on one CD for the first time. Contains "Black Woman" "Dreader Than Dread" "Freedom Fighter" and many more.
    Studio One Lovers RockFeaturing Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, The Heptones, Sugar Minott, Marcia Griffiths and more!Soul Jazz Records
    Soul Jazz Records new Studio One album is a fantastic selection featuring all-star legendary Studio One vocalists – Alton Ellis, Marcia Griffiths, The Heptones, Horace Andy, Freddie McGregor, Sugar Minott – alongside a host of classic and super-rare Lovers Rock cuts all of which Clement Dodd recorded at the Brentford Road studio. Lovers rock brought...