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Barry BrownStep It Up YouthmanRadiation Roots
Roots reggae vocalist Barry Brown had a very distinctive singing style. His most obvious role model was the fragile tenor of Horace Andy, but Brown gave...
Norris ReidRise In The Strength Of JahRockers
The first version of his song, released a year before the version more well known by The Viceroys. Superb production by Augustus Pablo with full Rockers...
Eric DonaldsonRocky RoadIroko Records
Very rare mid 90s heavyweight roots tune gets a limited repress from Iroko records. 
Roman Stewart / Linval ThompsonWhat You Wanna Do / Jah Jah Dreader Than DreadIroko Records
Double header roots vocal 12" vinyl featuring Roman Stewart & Linval Thompson originally released in the early 80s on two seperate 12" both with...
Ken BootheWho Really CareRoots International
2nd of two limited represses from Ohm / Roots International records from USA. This one featuring Ken Boothe voicing a tuff mid 70s roots rhythm with wicked...
Jamaiel ShabakaArmageddonRoots Vibration
Rare late eighties roots vocal cut from Jamaiel Shabaka gets a limited edition repress on a Roots Vibration 10" with full dub on the flip. Mixed by the...
Sir Coxson SoundKing Of Dub Rock Part 2Tribes Man Records
Volume 2 of dubs from legendary UK soundman Lloydie Coxsone, originally released in 1981. Featuring dubs to Burning Spear, Fred Locks and killer intros...
Wailing SoulsKingdom RiseVolcano
"Kingdom Rise Kingdoms Fall" strong early 80s roots with 'oh what a feeling' on the b-side produced by henry junjo lawes. B-side has killer dub by...
Joe Gibbs & The ProfessionalsAfrican Dub Chapter FiveJoe Gibbs
The long forgotten chapter in Joe Gibbs legendary reggae dub series "African Dub Chapter". This rare version came out in 1984 featuring The Professionals,...
Ras Danhi / Zap PowNowhere / River Flow OnKingston Connexion
Deep late seventies roots music from The Black Ark, Produced by Zap Pow trumpet player David Madden. Rare Ras Danhi vocal cut to Zap Pow's "River Flow...
Dennis Bovell Presents 4th Street OrchestraAh Who Seh? Go Deh! / Leggo! Ah-Fi-We-DisEMI
As founder member and leader of UK reggae pioneers Matumbi, Dennis Bovell is truly part of UK reggae royalty. Formed in the early 70's, Matumbi and Bovell...
Ernest WilsonGive The People What They Want (1980)High Note
 unplayed Original 45. Late 70s soulful roots vocal from Ernest Wilson with The Revolutionaires top draw dub version on the flip.  UNPLAYED...
Macka BHealth Is WealthGreensleeves Records
Reflecting Macka B’s world-wide fanbase ‘Health Is Wealth’ features tracks produced in Jamaica, Germany & Japan ‘longside recordings made in Macka’s...
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John HoltPolice In Helicopter / Youths Pon The CornerGreensleeves Records
Two early eighties roots dancehall classics back to back with full 12" mixes, produced by Henry 'Junjo' Lawes with The Roots Radics at Channel One. Reissued...
Ruff IRuff TapeDub-A-Sense
Hailing from Austria, Ruff I offers this musical production in memory of the roots of dancehall. All songs are produced on the MPC 2500 in combination...
Cornell CampbellLovely FeelingFruits Records
Superb new deep roots offering from Cornell Campbell in collaboration Spanish producer Roberto Sanchez & Primate. Check B-Side for Melodica instrumental...
Marcia GriffithsNaturally / Steppin'Doctor Bird
Widely heralded as the ‘Empress of Reggae’, Marcia Griffiths has remained at the forefront of her profession for a period spanning over half a century,...
Freddie McKayCaught You Red Handed / Jah Love ILucky Star
Killer roots vocal two sider from Freddie McKay, very rare 12" gets reissued with "Caught You Red Handed" on one side & "Jah Hold I" on the other....
Time UnlimitedFree Up The YouthsArchive Recordings
Donovan Joseph on lead vocals on this wicked relick from 1994 of their late eighties tune "Free Up The Youths" with unreleased and version mixes, backed...
Scientist vs. Peter Chemist1999 DubPatate Records
Rare 1984 dub album split between Scientist and Peter Chemist originally released on Heartbeat records in the USA. The Revolutionaires & Roots Radics provide...
The Mighty DiamondsThe Roots Is There / RevolutionMusic Works
Superb 12" reissue of early 80s vocal roots music from the legendary Mighty Diamonds. Working with producer Gussie Clarke on "Changes" & "The Roots Is...
Mad ProfessorMad Professor Selects 1980-2015ByrdOut
This special record sees Mad Professor delving into his archives and pulling out 9 previously unheard and unreleased tracks spanning the period from 1980-2015....
Johnny ClarkeEnter Into His Gate With PraiseRadiation Roots
Radiation Roots present a reissue of Johnny Clarke's Enter Into His Gates With Praise, originally released in 1975. Along with his rival Cornell...
MabrakDis Ya SoundJamwax
Obscure roots 12" originally released in 1983, recorded at Harry J's studio and produced by Mabrak main man / Drummer Leroy Mattis. Full instrumental dub...
From Tokyo To LondonEast Meets WestDigital Traders
Rare late 90s U.K. roots production from Conscious Sounds Dougie Wardrop gets a limited repress from Digtal/ Roots Traders label.
Marvin BrooksCheer Up BlackmanTechniques
Mid 70s roots vocal cut from Marvin Brooks with the later cut from Donovan Adams "Them A Mack Jah" both tracks with clean dub versions.
The InturnsNothing Is ImpossibleTechniques
Four cuts recorded for Winston Riley's Techniques label in the 70s The Inturns a.k.a. The Viceroys killer vocal cut "Nothing Is Impossible" here with...
Tony SextonAfrica ComingPeckings Records
Wicked new vocal cuts over a re-lick of The Skatalites "Last Call" rhythm featuring Tony Sexton, Empress Ayola, DJ Ranking Joe & Producer Paul...
Fay BennettBack-Way / Fay-Dread-LocksBlack Art
Fay Bennett, one of the very few female Reggae DJ's toasting over one of these great Upsetter Riddims from the mid 70's.
Barrington LevyBarrington Levy's Life StyleGG's Records
Originally released in 1983 "Life Style" is probably the most sought after and one of the best Roots Reggae albums by Barrington Levy. Born...
Linval ThompsonDread Are The ControllerThompson Sound
1979 recording from Producer and Singer Linval Thompson, heavy roots riddim with the soulful vocals floating over the top, full dubwise on the flip.
Earl ZeroGet HappyTop Ranking Sound
Continuing with the ‘Earl Love’ reissues, presenting the soulful “Get Happy”. Recorded in 1976 at Channel One studio and mixed by the great King...
Peter BroggsInternational FarmerTop Ranking Sound
Request to all farmers worldwide, gather around to hear the sounds. TRS Records presents the 1985 version of ‘International Farmer’ by Peter Broggs....
K.C. WhiteMan No DeadKC Soul Proff
KC White has recorded Gregory Isaacs "Man No Dead" on different riddims, here is his first version, recorded in 1972 at Dynamics, and produced by Boris...
Peter BroggsRastafari LivethTop Ranking Sound
Available now for the first time ever on 7″ the gigantic and merciful ‘Rastafari Liveth’. An enormous song recorded in 1982 featuring the sounds...
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