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    Linval ThompsonJah Jah Guiding Star / Cool Down Your TemperIroko Records
    Two heavyweight roots classic from Linval Thompson both with equally killer dubs. The sound of 70s Jamaica!
    • Linval Thompson – Jah Jah Guiding Star
    • Linval Thompson – Jah Jah Guiding Star Version
    • Linval Thompson – Cool Down Your Tempo
    • Linval Thompson – Cool Dub
    Earl ZeroOnly Jah Can Ease The PressureIroko Records
    Classic vocal roots album originally issued in 1979 by Bertram Brown's Freedom Sounds label, recorded with The Soul Syndicate Band. 10 tracks check " Black...
    • Earl Zero – Only Jah
    • Earl Zero – Black Bird
    • Earl Zero – 2000 Years
    • Earl Zero – Black Rose
    • Earl Zero – Shackles And Chain
    Bob SkengEducation (Unreleased Mix) / Version (Unreleased Mix)Old Hard Bread
    Amazing and crucial unreleased mix released on 7 inch by Twinkle Rootz Sound for Old Hard Bread label.The specialist Nick Manasseh on the desk in the '90...
    • Bob Skeng – Education (Unreleased Mix)
    • Bob Skeng – Version (Unreleased Mix)
    Horace MartinBeautiful Dream / Jah Jah ChildrenRightrack
    Two kiler heavyweight root vocal cuts from Horace Martin, originally issued early eighties. Check dubs for Scientist twisting..Limited 12" from new label...
    • Horace Martin – Beautiful Dream
    • Horace Martin – Beautiful Dream Version
    • Horace Martin – Jah Jah Children
    • Horace Martin – Jah Jah Children Version
    Paula Clarke / Tony MurrayHeart Breaker / Beautiful LadyRightrack
    Two rare originally Canadian issued 12" get first time reissue from new label Rightrack Records. Paula Clarke's mid eighties rootsy lovers tune paired...
    • Paula Clarke – Heart Breaker
    • Tony Murray – Beautiful Lady
    Vin GordonSplit Second / EnforcementRightrack
    Superb double header from Jamaican Trombone legend Vin Gordon, two killer late 70s roots instrumentals with "Split Second" & "Enforcement" One of three...
    • Vin Gordon – Split Second
    • Vin Gordon – Enforcement
    Gregory Isaacs / Yami BoloFalse Evidence / Flee Outa BabylonHi Power Music
    Two wicked late nineties vocal cuts from Gregory Isaacs & Yami Bolo with Sly & Robbie in the driving seat, produced by General Lee. Both tracks have rub...
    • Gregory Isaacs – False Evidence
    • Yami Bolo – Flee Outa Babylon
    • Sly & Robbie – Rocking Time Rub A Dub
    George Nooks / Al CampbellFret Not Yourself / Sell OutHi Power Music
    Two 1997 rootsy dancehall tunes from George Nooks & Al Campbell produced by General Lee with Sly & Robbie and The Taxi Gang.
    • George Nooks – Fret Not Yourself
    • Al Campbell – Sell Out
    White MiceRoots MusicIntelitec Muzik
    One of the stand out tracks from his 1988 debut LP "True Love", first time on 7" Killer late 80s dancehall with version.
    • White Mice – Roots Music
    • White Mice – Roots Music (Version)
    The People's BandDemocracy Is BrokenStudio 16
    UK roots rock dub-oriented musical excursions all based on the theme of 'Brexit', the UK's referendum result which voted to leave the European Union...
    • The People's Band – Democracy Is Broken
    • The People's Band – The People Vote Leave
    • The People's Band – Three Wasted Years
    • The People's Band – Speakers Rule (c.1604)
    • The People's Band – Article 50
    • The People's Band – Brexiteer
    • The People's Band – The People Vote To Remain
    • The People's Band – The Men In Grey Suits From Europe
    • The People's Band – The Red Line
    • The People's Band – The Backstop
    VariousUnited Dreadlocks Vol. 2Joe Gibbs
    Long out of print roots compilation originally released in 1980, featuring Dennis Brown "Vineyard & Hooligan" Cornell Campbell, Junior Byles, George Nooks,...
    • Ruddy Thomas – Close To Me
    • George Nooks – The Creator
    • Dennis Brown – Vineyard
    • Cornell Campbell – Wise Bird
    • Ruddy Thomas – Memories
    • Dennis Brown – Hooligan
    • Afriques – Cool Mi Black Brother
    • Ferris Thomas – Set Up Yourself
    • Junior Byles – Heart And Soul
    • Marcia Aitken – My Man
    Junior DelgadoRow Fisherman / RaidersDEB Music
    Two heavyweight 1979 roots cuts from Junior Delgado both with wicked dubs.
    • Junior Delgado – Row Fisherman
    • Junior Delgado – Dub
    • Junior Delgado – Raiders
    • Junior Delgado – Dub
    Augustus PabloSpirit Of Umoja / Idi AminDEB Music
    Wicked late 70s roots cuts on the "Swing Easy" and "Kenyatta" riddims, produced by Dennis Brown & Castro Brown.
    • Augustus Pablo – Spirit Of Umoja
    • Augustus Pablo – Dub
    • Ronald "Nambo" Robinson – Idi Amin
    • Augustus Pablo – Dub
    MessageEast Bound / Dub BoundMessengers
    "East Bound" is the first single released by a new band called MESSAGE on their own label, Messengers. The single has a dub version on the b side ("Dub...
    • Message – East Bound
    • Message – Dub Bound
    I RoyForward YahLove
    Killer mid 70s DJ roots cut from Channel One on a relick of "In Cold Blood" with full horns cut on the flip. Vibes..
    • I-Roy – Forward Yah
    • Matador Band – Speak Easy
    Freddie McKayGuide Us Jah Jah (Unreleased Mix)Thompson Sound
    Superb unreleased mixes from Freddie McKay with "Guide Us Jah Jah" and Al Campbell" "Unfaithful Children" on the flip. Both extended mixes.
    • Freddie McKay – Guide Us Jah Jah (extended)
    • Al Campbell – Unfaithful Children
    Freddie McKayLonely Man (Unreleased Mix)Thompson Sound
    One of Freddie McKay's best roots tunes gets a reissue with a previously unreleased mix and Linval Thompson's "Jumping for Joy" both extended mixes.
    • Freddie McKay – Lonely Man (extended)
    • Linval Thompson – Jumping For Joy (extended)
    The AquariansArise (Horns Cut)Pressure Sounds
    A soulful cut of Alton Ellis’s ‘Arise Black Man’. Difficult to say whether the horn cut exsisted before the vocal but this a rich punchy cut that...
    • The Aquarians – Arise (Horns Cut)
    • The Aquarians – Arise Part 2
    James EastwoodDarkest Night / The Red SeaPressure Sounds
    A dark, driving version of the Soul Vendor’s “Darker Shade of Black” led by Eastwood’s wild, fuzzed-out guitar. Its most likely that James Eastwood...
    • James Eastwood – Darkest Night
    • Augustus Pablo – The Red Sea
    The AquariansMedusa Part 1Pressure Sounds
    (H2O’s “Medusa) is a scorching, Temptations-esque funk breakdown complete with wah wah guitar and pulsing organ and horn riffs. Jamaican producers...
    • The Aquarians – Medusa Part 1
    • The Aquarians – Medusa Part 2
    Sounds UnlimitedMiddle East Skank / Song Of The EastPressure Sounds
    Sounds Unlimited’s “Middle East Skank” is grounded by the familiar “Drum Song” bass line, allowing Chin Loy and his musicians the freedom to...
    • Sounds Unlimited – Middle East Skank
    • Augustus Pablo – Song Of The East
    Prince Mohammed / Rod TaylorMusic Revolution / Marching OnLegsman
    Next up on LegsMan is none other than PRINCE MOHAMMED and ROD TAYLOR, two artists that have recorded for Augustus Pablo, Mikey Dread & King Tubby, to name...
    • Prince Mohammed – Music Revolution
    • Prince Mohammed / Rod Taylor – Legsman Marching Zulu Dub
    • Rod Taylor – Marching On
    • Prince Mohammed / Rod Taylor – Marching Horns Dub
    KC White & The GladiatorsAnything You WantKC Proff
    Great roots riddim, probably best known from Mickey Simpson's "Chant Down Babylon", that we will also re-release later this year. Vocal side has KC White...
    • KC White & The Gladiators – Anything You Want
    • Junior Demus (aka Papa Keble) – Hand Of The Bonanza
    KC White & Earl MoodieAnywhere But NowhereKC Soul Proff
    The 1973 version of "Anywhere But Nowhere" was probably KC's biggest hit. Here is his later roots reggae cut plus it's version side, harmony vocals done...
    • KC White & Earl Moodie – Anywhere But Nowhere
    • KC White & Earl Moodie – Version
    Pama InternationalTrojan Sessions In DubHappy People
    In 2006 Pama International became the first new band to sign to the legendary Trojan Records in 30 years. The album 'Trojan Sessions' was produced by band...
    • Pama International – Disobedient Dub ft Rico
    • Pama International – It's All About The Dub
    • Pama International – Betterment Dub
    • Pama International – One Step Dub
    • Pama International – Neither High Nor Dub
    • Pama International – Fisherman Dub
    • Pama International – It Ain't Funny Instrumental
    • Pama International – I know it's Not Your Dub
    David IsaacsWe Are NeighboursUpsetter
    Lee Perry must have loved the early 70's soul music. A-side has a nice cover of a Chi-Lites song by David Isaacs, who brought "A Place In The Sun" for...
    • David Isaacs – We Are Neighbours
    • David Isaacs – Version
    Eek-A-MouseTrying To Be Free / No WickedJah Fingers
    Great pairing of the early eighties slow brooding cut of "Trying To Be Free" and the 1978 roots rocker of "No Wicked Shall Reign" Nice and clean press...
    • Eek-A-Mouse – Trying To Be Free
    • Eek-A-Mouse – No Wicked
    Carlton And The ShoesWhat A DayJah Fingers
    Superb roots vocal cut from Carlton & The Shoes originally released on Third World off shoot "Live & Love" in 1981, comes with stripped down dub on the...
    • Carlton And The Shoes – What A Day
    • Carlton And The Shoes – What A Day (Version)
    Dennis BovellAkoustikOld School
    AKOUSTIK is Dennis Bovell's latest release on OLD SCHOOL only available on vinyl LP or a five song download. It features some of the most popular tunes...
    • Dennis Bovell – Sunrise
    • Dennis Bovell – Lovers Rock
    • Dennis Bovell – After Tonight
    • Dennis Bovell – Heaven
    • Dennis Bovell – Keep On Coming
    • Dennis Bovell – Man In Me
    • Dennis Bovell – Ordinary Man
    • Dennis Bovell – Movie
    • Dennis Bovell – Walk Away
    • Dennis Bovell – Picking Up The Pieces
    • Dennis Bovell –  Faded Rose
    • Dennis Bovell – Silly Games
    The 4th Street OrchestraRun Dem Out / Jah Chase ThemOld Hard Bread
    Deep u.k. roots produced by Dennis Bovell from 1976 both tracks taken from the Rama album "Ah Who Sey? Go Deh!" only 300 pressed worldwide..
    • The 4th Street Orchestra – Run Dem Out
    • The 4th Street Orchestra – Jah Chase Them
    Phoenix City All-StarsClash Version RockersHappy People
    Following their Jamaican ska takes on 2 Tone Records, The Rolling Stones and Dexys Midnight Runners, Phoenix City All-stars return with their fourth studio...
      Tappa ZukieRaggy Joey BoyDub Store
      Killer title track from his 1982 album now with it's dub counterpart.
      • Tappa Zukie – Raggy Joey Boy
      • Tappa Zukie – Version
      The Mad GeezersThe DonkeySwing-A-Ling Now Sounds
      Names You Can Trust's long-running Swing-A-Ling party in Brooklyn has become an epic warm weather celebration of all classic styles of Jamaican sound system...
      • The Mad Geezers – The Donkey
      • The Mad Geezers – The Snake Charmer
      Owen GrayRizlaHornin' Sounds
      Ode to the Weed's best friend, originally released on a roots 12" on Conflict records 1976, with toasting from Dillinger & Trinity on the version side....
      • Owen Gray – Rizla (Alternate Extended)
      • Owen Gray – Rizla Dub (Alternate Extended)
      Loves' AideRub It InHornin' Sounds
      Wicked obscure 70s roots tune recorded at The Black Ark with The Gladiators as the backing band and mixed by Lee Perry. Limited reissue from Hornin' Sounds...
      • Loves' Aide – Rub It In
      • Loves' Aide – Rub It In Dub
      The Scientist vs. Crucial BunnyDub DuelDubmusic Productions
      Tuff roots dub album originally released in 1982 on London based label Hawkeye featuring the cream of Jamaica's top session men at the time with one side...
        The DisciplesDub EquationDubbin' Lab
        Four equally strong mixes of new roots steppers from the U.K. Dons The Disciples.
        • The Disciples – Dub Equation Pt.1
        • The Disciples – Dub Equation Pt.2
        • The Disciples – Dub Equation Pt.3
        • The Disciples – Dub Equation Pt.4
        The DisciplesFormulaDubbin' Lab
        Formula in four parts from roots U.K. Dons The Disciples, check it, for steppers fans.
        • The Disciples – Formula Pt.1
        • The Disciples – Formula Pt.2
        • The Disciples – Formula Pt.3
        • The Disciples – Formula Pt.4
        Linval ThompsonI Love MarijuanaThompson Sound
        Originally released in 1978 on Trojan Records, superb roots album with "Dread Are The Controller" "I Love Marijuana" a must have..
        • Linval Thompson – I Love Marijuana
        • Linval Thompson – Dread Are The Controller
        • Linval Thompson – The Children Of The Ghetto
        • Linval Thompson – Not Follow Fashion
        The ViceroysWe Must UniteThompson Sound
        Great vocal roots album from The Viceroys originally released in 1982 on Trojan records produced by Linval Thompson at Channel One, "Rising In The Strength...
        • The Viceroys – Come Closer My Love
        • The Viceroys – Show Me Your Company
        • The Viceroys – We Must Unite
        • The Viceroys – My Mission Is Impossible
        • The Viceroys – Rising The Strength Of Jah
        Sargant TimeSexing TimeDyn-O-Mite
        WICKED Excellent Prince Buster-stylee Rocksteady Calypso 2-sider.
        • Sargant Time – Sexing Time
        • Prince Williams – Pus Juck
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        Frankie JonesSister BelovedImpact!
        1977 funky roots and dub produced by Brent Dowe singer of The  Melodians, issued on Imapct! J.A. Original.
        • Frankie Jones – Sister Beloved
        • Frankie Jones – Version
        Vivian Jackson & The ProphetsJudgement On The LandPressure Sounds
        Powerful, inspiring roots reissue of one of Yabby You’s finest songs. From the moment this tune was released in the 1970s, it became a sound system...
        • Vivian Jackson & The Prophets – Judgement On The Land
        • Vivian Jackson & The Prophets – Version Repatriation Rock
        Vivian Jackson & The ProphetsJudgement TimePressure Sounds
        Essential up-tempo roots classic from Yabby You aka Vivian Jackson and the Prophets. “Judgment Time” layers heavy bass and horn arrangements against...
        • Vivian Jackson & The Prophets – Judgement Time
        • Vivian Jackson & The Prophets – Prophets Dub
        Tommy McCookRevengePressure Sounds
        Tommy McCook’s mighty hornsman version of Yabby You’s “Jah Vengence” re-mastered and reissued in perfect style. This 7” finds the great multi-instrumentalist...
        • Tommy McCook – Revenge
        • Tommy & King Tubbys – Greetings
        Diggory Kenrick & The ProphetsVengeancePressure Sounds
        For years, Diggory Kenrick has been re-energizing classic roots and rocksteady through his musical collaborations with original source material taken from...
        • Diggory Kenrick & The Prophets – Vengeance
        • Diggory Kenrick & The Prophets – Kenrick's Version
        Yabby You Meets King TubbyWalls Of JerusalemWith Unreleased Mixes And Studio OuttakesPressure Sounds
        ‘Walls of Jerusalem’ is a unique musical collaboration between the producer Yabby You and the legendary dub master King Tubby. The two were close...
        • Yabby You – Walls Of Jerusalem
        • Yabby You Meets King Tubby – Chant Down Babylon
        • Yabby You Meets King Tubby – Firey Dub
        • Yabby You Meets King Tubby – Dub Plague
        • Studio Outtakes - Vivian Jackson – The Man Who Does The Work*
        • Vivian Jackson & The Prophets – Go To School Jah Jah Children*
        • More Versions - The Prophets – Jah Vengeance*
        CultureThe Nighthawk RecordingsOmnivore Recordings
        7 Track EP from Reggae Legend Culture. Includes 4 Previously Unissued Tracks. Liner Notes From Nighthawk Founder / Producer Leroy Jodie Pierson. Culture...
          Sharon LittleDon't Mash Up CreationJah Fingers
          Originally released in 1981, Sharon Little's killer heavyweight roots vocal with full dub version of the flip. Repo label of the original label "One Love"...
          • Sharon Little – Don't Mash Up Creation
          • Sharon Little – Don't Mash Up Creation (Version)
          Barry BrownI'm Not So Lucky (Showcase)Black Roots
          Superb 4th roots showcase album from Barry Brown produced by Sugar Minott in1980 for his label "Black Roots" with "Jah Never Sleep" & "Things & Time"
          • Barry Brown – Jah Never Sleep & Jah Never Sleep Part 2
          • Barry Brown – I Love Sweet Jah Jah & I Love Dubwise
          • Barry Brown – Dread Taking Over & Dub Taking Over
          • Barry Brown – I'm Not So Lucky & Lucky Valley
          • Barry Brown – Things And Time & Part 2
          • Barry Brown – Never Fight A Brother & Never Fight Dub