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    Cocoa TeaMusic Is Our BusinessVP Records
    Music Is Our Business brings together 15 Cocoa Tea singles and five previously unreleased master recordings from Bobby Dixon's Digital B label, recorded...
    • Cocoa Tea – Easy Nuh
    • Cocoa Tea – Things In Life
    • Cocoa Tea – Ready Again
    • Cocoa Tea – Smile
    • Cocoa Tea – She's My Baby
    • Cocoa Tea – Magnet And Steel
    • Cocoa Tea – Lonesome Side
    • Cocoa Tea – How Dem Flex
    • Cocoa Tea – Stand Up Straight
    • Cocoa Tea – Wicked Man
    • Cocoa Tea – Declaration Of Rights
    • Cocoa Tea – Waiting In Vain
    Gregory IsaacsMr. Know It AllD.E.B. Music
    Gregory Isaacs 'The Cool Ruler' on fine form with this killer roots vocal cut from 1979, with the original b side "War Of The Stars" on the flip.
    • Gregory Isaacs – Mr. Know It All
    • Revolutionist – War Of The Stars
    The Dubwood AllstarsUnder Dubwood / River ThemeRivertones
    Back in stock..for now Although Under Dubwood might seem an incongruous mix - the words of Dylan Thomas, the voice of Richard Burton and the studio sounds...
    • The Dubwood Allstars – Under Dubwood
    • The Time & Space Machine – River Theme
    Pat KellyIt's A Good Day / VersionRoom In The Sky
    Legendary Jamaican singer Pat Kelly with a new take on his late 70s tune "It's A Good Day"
    • Pat Kelly – It's A Good Day
    • Pat Kelly – It's A Good Day Version
    Ital HornsRemains Of The DayPartial Records
    Fresh new roots instrumental cut from Ital Horns and Partial crew, check it!
    • Ital Horns – Remains Of The Day
    • Partial Crew – Remains Of The Dub
    The Inn House Crew ft. Megumi MesakuThe PreacherRoom In The Sky
    Great new roots steppers from The Inn House Crew featuring Japanese saxophonist Megumi Mesaku, with full dub on the flip.
    • The Inn House Crew – The Preacher
    • The Inn House Crew – The Preacher Dub
    KC White & Wailing SoulsCan't Get NowhereKC Soul Proff
    First time on 7", KC White's "Can't Get Nowhere", recorded in 1983 with the Wailing Souls doing the harmonies. Flip side is a DJ track on the same riddim,...
    • KC White & Wailing Souls – Can't Get Nowhere
    • Junior Demus – Styles
    KC WhiteI Won't CryKC Soul Proff
    his is KC White's first early 70's version of Johnny Adams song "I Won't Cry", recorded at Randys Studio. KC re-recorded this song later on for Jah Life...
    • KC White – I Won't Cry
    • KC White – Cry Version
    Lee PerryMad HouseUpsetter
    Lee Perry toasting or scatting over an early reggae beat, Perry already started using loads of sound effects here. Flip side has Eric Monty Morris singing...
    • Lee Perry – Mad House
    • Monty Morris – Can't Get No Peace
    Enos McLeodDub HouseAmussu Music
    A great selection of spacy dubs from producer & singer Enos McLeod using mainly 70s roots rhythms, check "Dirty Dubbing" & "Dub House"
    • Enos McLeod – Dirty Dubbing
    • Enos McLeod – Hotter Dub
    • Enos McLeod – Dub House
    • Enos McLeod – People's Dub
    • Enos McLeod – Dub Station
    • Enos McLeod – Ginal Dub
    • Enos McLeod – Impulsive Dub
    • Enos McLeod – Dub Of Mercy
    Take Us Home: Boston Roots Reggae (From 1979 to 1988)Various ArtistsCultures Of Soul
    Boston‐based music journalists/historians Noah Schaffer and Uchenna Ikonne have teamed up with Cultures of Soul to compile an overview of some of...
    • – I Tones - Love Is A Pleasure
    • – Danny Tucker - Take Us
    • – Danny Tucker - Changes
    • – Danny Tucker - Our Father's Land
    • – Zion Initiation - Think About It
    • – Zion Initiation - Jah Light
    • – Zion Initiation - Conquering Lion
    • – Zion Initiation - Burning Fire
    • – Zion Initiation - Got To Love Jah Jah
    • – Healin' Of The Nations - Without Your Love
    • – Healin' Of The Nations - Nations, Unite (Peace Across The Land)
    • – Healin' Of The Nations - Love Is The Answer
    • – Lambsbread - Country Girl
    • – Lambsbread - Two Minute Warning
    • – Lambsbread - International Love
    • – Errol Strength - Errol's Love
    • – Errol Strength - Oh What A Saturday Night
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    King TubbyA Noisy PlaceGet On Down
    On the A Side, King Tubby works his magic on The Aggrovators “A Noisy Place”, the instrumental version of John Holt & Horace Andy’s classic cut “A...
    • King Tubby – A Noisy Place
    • King Tubby – A Ruffer Version
    Lee Perry & The UpsettersJungle Lion / Freak Out SkankGet On Down
    A single Lee Perry first issued right after his fabled Black Ark Studio was first up and running. On the A-Side you know you’ve got something special...
    • Lee Perry – Jungle Lion
    • The Upsetters – Freak Out Skank
    Jacob MillerJacob Miller Lives OnJoe Gibbs Music
    Released the year of his death in March 1980 featuring killer roots tunes " Just A Dread" "Backyard Movement" "I Am A Natty" "Keep On Knocking" and many...
    • Jacob Miller – Fly Away
    • Jacob Miller – Shakey Girl
    • Jacob Miller – I Am A Natty
    • Jacob Miller – Keep On Knocking
    • Jacob Miller – You'll Live On
    • Jacob Miller – Just A Dread
    • Jacob Miller – Keep On Running
    • Jacob Miller – Back Yard Movements
    Robert MystickBeat Them Oh JahJah Fingers
    Great early 90s roots track from Robert Mystick, originally released on a rare J.A. 7" (Joewella) repressed with full dubwise on the flip.
    • Robert Mystick – Beat Them Oh Jah
    • Robert Mystick – Beat Them Oh Jah Version
    Alborosie ft. ChronixxContradictionShengen / VP
    Great new roots single from Alborosie & Chronixx with dub version on the flip, comes in picture sleeve.
    • Alborosie ft. Chronixx – Contradiction
    • Alborosie ft. Chronixx – Contradiction Dub
    Tarrus RileyGuess Who?VP Records
    Reggae crooner, Tarrus Riley, also known as “Singy Singy” is back with his new single “Guess Who” featuring Mykal Rose of the Reggae group Black...
    • Tarrus Riley – Guess Who?
    • Sly & Robbie – Guess Who Dub
    BDF All StarsTribute To A TraditionJah Fingers Music
    The Basque Dub Foundation wicked tribute to late 70/80s reggae band Tradition with deep new roots versions.
    • BDF All Stars – Tribute To A Tradition
    • BDF All Stars – Traditional Dub
    • BDF All Stars – Inyaki Buk Up Captain Ganja On The Astral Plane
    • BDF All Stars – Interplanetary Replay
    Errol WalkerBetter FuturePressure Sounds
    Positivity flows this single from Errol ‘Bagga’ Walker. Born and raised in Kingston’s Trench town area Errol Walker cut a few tunes as vocalist...
    • Errol Walker – Better Future
    • The Upsetters – Future Dub
    Leo GrahamVoodooismPressure Sounds
    All the hallmarks of the best period mid 70s Black Ark studio on this single. Singer Leo Graham had sung with the Bleechers so his relationship with...
    • Leo Graham – Voodooism
    • The Upsetters – Dubism
    Lloyd & DevonWolf Out DehPressure Sounds
    A screaming howling beast of a tune! Lloyd and Devon board the Upsetter flight to immortality on this Black Ark classic. Killer dub on the flip side with...
    • Lloyd & Devon – Wolf Out Deh
    • The Upsetters – Shepherd Rod
    Prince JazzboNatty Passing Thru'Black Art
    Originally released in 1976 on Birmingham based label Black Wax, aka Ital Corner. Killer heavyweight DJ Roots album recorded at The Black Ark by Lee Perry....
    • Prince Jazzbo – Dreadlocks Corner
    • Prince Jazzbo – Story Come To Bump
    • Prince Jazzbo – Natty Pass Thru' Rome
    • Prince Jazzbo – Ital Corner
    • Prince Jazzbo – Weepin' And Wailin'
    Bobby SarkieOver And OverWackie's
    Bobby Sarkie from The Tartans and The Immortals (not to mention his solo roots killer Better World). His singing here is expertly reined in by desolation,...
    • Bobby Sarkie – Over And Over
    • Bobby Sarkie – Version
    • Roland Alphonso – Rent Rebate
    • Ras Menlik – Mount Zion
    Lord CreatorSuch Is LifeRoots Vibration
    In 1978 Lord Creator returned to the Black Ark to re-record his 1968 Randy's recorded song, "Such Is Life". One of the highlights of the '70s Black Ark...
    • Lord Creator – Such Is Life
    • Lord Creator – Such Is Dub
    VariousTop Ranking DJ Session Volume 2Joe Gibbs Music
    Volume 2 in the Joe Gibbs DJ Session series, originally released in 1981 and featuring cream of the early 80s DJ's Jah Thomas, Dillinger, Trinity, Clint...
      Niominka BiWa Diour YiHornin' Sounds
      Two rare African Reggae Roots tracks from 1984, hard to find original copies, now getting a limited edition release from Hornin' Sounds..don't sleep. Comes...
      • Niominka Bi – Wa Diour Yi
      • Niominka Bi – Africa
      DhokoCosmic LoveDhoko
      Excellent new roots 7" from Dhoko with "Cosmic Love" (War No More) with full dub on the flip. Limited edition of 500..
      • Dhoko – Cosmic Love
      • Dhoko – Cosmic Dub
      Tony Benjamin & The I & I BandAncestors AnthemTB Productions
      Superb new steppers roots offering from Tony Benjamin and I & I Band with a Melodica led instrumental cut with two dub mixes.
      • Tony Benjamin & The I & I Band – Ancestors Anthem
      • Tony Benjamin & The I & I Band – Mix 2
      • Tony Benjamin & The I & I Band – Version
      Tony Benjamin & The I & I BandDress Up Yourself (Original Dubplate Mixes)Archive Recordings
      Killer heavyweight roots dubplate mixes taken from original mastertapes around 1980 from Tony Benjamin & Reggae Regular members, check versions for soundsystem...
      • Tony Benjamin & The I & I Band – Dress Up Yourself
      • Tony Benjamin & The I & I Band – Version
      • Tony Benjamin & The I & I Band – Mix 2
      Cornell CampbellPeace In The CityArchive Recordings
      Early eighties heavy roots tune from Cornell Campbell with The High Times Players, full dub version on the flip.
      • Cornell Campbell – Peace In The City
      • High Times Players – Version
      DillingerMarijuana In My BrainRadiation Roots
      Marijuana In My Brain dates from 1977 and placed the toaster over some of the Bunny Striker Lee's hottest rhythms, previously utilised for Johnnie Clarke...
      • Dillinger – Marijuana In My Brain
      • Dillinger – Addis-Ababbaithiopia
      • Dillinger – Bouncing Ball
      • Dillinger – Step It In Ethiopia
      • Dillinger – Stop Stealing In The Name Of Jah
      • Dillinger – Come Praise Jah Jah
      • Dillinger – Hard Beling Thomas
      • Dillinger – Rasta Vibration
      • Dillinger – African Roots Rock Reggae
      The GladiatorsBack To RootsSankofa
      Great roots album from The Gladiators originally released in France 1982, now with added 4 extra live tracks at the end.
        Sugar MinottIn The GhettoWackie’s
        A couple of excellent Wackie's 12" sides from the '80s now paired together for maximum pressure. Each originally appeared on separate 12"s in approximately...
        • Sugar Minott – In The Ghetto
        • Calabash & Fourth Generation Band – Zion Land
        Barrington LevyJah BlackBlack Roots
        Killer roots vocal cut from Barrington Levy originally released in 1984 with production from Sugar Minott for his label Black Roots. Nice stripped slow...
        • Barrington Levy – Jah Black
        • Darbaz Band – dub version
        The Signal One Band feat. King Cooper / Hornsman CoyoteMidnight MeditationHigher Note
        Killer heavyweight new release from Dutch studio band collective The Signal One Band featuring saxophone & trombone players Hornsman Coyote and King Cooper....
        • King Cooper / Hornsman Coyote – Meditation
        • Signal One Band – Dub Meditation
        • Ras P & Signal One Band – Midnight
        • Signal One Band – Midnight Dub
        Reggae Masterpiece Vol. 1Various ArtistsJoe Gibbs Record Globe
        Great Joe Gibbs roots compilation originally released in 1978 featuring Jacob Miller, Horace Andy, Sylford Walker, Lloyd Parks, Scotty, Lone Ranger, Cornell...
          Unity StarsAfrica / Blood And FireCollins Music
          Sir Collins & Big Dread roots recordings from 1976, comes in full colour picture sleeve.
          • Unity Stars – Africa
          • Sir Collins & Big Dread – Blood And Fire
          Clive MatthewsJah LiveA-Lone Productions
          Strong roots vocal album from Clive Matthews in collaboration with Spanish producer Roberto Sanchez, recorded and mixed at A-Lone Ark Studios. included...
          • Clive Matthews – Jah Live
          • Clive Matthews – Issues Of Life
          • Clive Matthews – Jelousy
          • Clive Matthews – Never Too Late
          Oku OnuoraI've SeenFruits
          I'VE SEEN, Oku Onuora's new album is on the Swiss based Fruits Records label. The album was produced by Dr. T and Fruits Records. Oku Onuora, Dub Poet...
          • Oku Onuora – I've Seen
          • Oku Onuora – Wordsoun
          • Oku Onuora – Don't Like It
          • Oku Onuora – Seed Burst
          • Oku Onuora – Madda
          • Oku Onuora – Black Spectacle
          • Oku Onuora – Dubword Warrior
          • Oku Onuora – The City At Night
          • Oku Onuora – If Not Now
          • Oku Onuora – Scene
          • Oku Onuora – Fuel For Fire
          • Oku Onuora – Then Beloved
          • Oku Onuora – Still
          • Oku Onuora – Escaping The Blues
          • Oku Onuora – Jamaica
          • Oku Onuora – Fish Head Story
          Ras DemoDreader Than DreadSilly Walks Discotheque
          Second new 7" only release from Ras Demo on Silly Walks label, this one on the "Promised Land" riddim.
          • Ras Demo – Dreader Than Dread
          • Ras Demo – Along The Way
          Ras DemoLow My Name / Zion TrainSilly Walks Discotheque
          One of two wicked new roots vocal cuts from Ras Demo on Hamburg label "Silly Walks Discotheque" this one on a re-lick "Waiting In Vain" riddim.
          • Ras Demo – Low My Name
          • Ras Demo – Zion Train
          Lloyd HemmingsAfrica / African DubEagle
          Limited repress on 7" of a young Lloyd Hemmings deep roots vocal cut from 1975 with Skin, Flesh & Bones providing the strong backing, produced by Lloyd...
          • Lloyd Hemmings – Africa
          • Skin, Flesh & Bones – African Dub
          Joy WhiteCheck You DaughterLove
          Tuff mid 70s roots vocal cut from Joy White (Dread Out De) with great stripped down dub version. Produced by Lloyd Campbell aka Matador.
          • Joy White – Check You Daughter
          • Joy White – Night Life
          Bonnie GayleHow Many StrongsLove
          Long out of print roots 7" from 1976 produced by BB Seaton with The Conscious Minds..limited press.
          • Bonnie Gayle – How Many Strongs
          • The Conscious Minds – Version
          Virginia RiveraRoots For The SoulA-Lone Productions
          Superb debut album from Spanish singer Virginia Rivera effortlessly blending reggae, lovers and soul into the mix. Produced by Roberto Sanchez at A-Lone...
          • Virginia Rivera – Inner Mastery
          • Virginia Rivera – Don't Waste My Time
          • Virginia Rivera – Healing
          • Virginia Rivera – Fire She Becomes
          • Virginia Rivera – Change
          • Virginia Rivera – My Sailor
          • Virginia Rivera – Revolution
          Early BFour Wheel No RealMidnight Rock
          Superb 1985 album from Early B, produced by Jah Thomas with The Roots Radics at Channel 1 and voiced at Harry J's. Original artwork with back cover by...
          • Early B – Cane Man A Feh Bather
          • Early B – Kill Me With Talking
          • Early B – Just Love And Unity
          • Early B – New York Party
          • Early B – Call The Doctor For Me
          • Early B – Four Wheel No Real
          • Early B – Computer Tek Over
          • Early B – Poor Class Want Mass
          Frankie JonesNatty Dread Locks ControlJah B Records
          Tuff roots tune originally released in 1981 and produced by Brent Dowe for Jah B Productions, nice clean pressing.
          • Frankie Jones – Natty Dread Locks Control
          • Frankie Jones – Dub
          PupajimI Need A MapRough Signal Records
          ‘I Need A Map’ is the release from Osaka’s DUB KAZMAN and ROUGH SIGNAL RECORDS. As always, the riddim has Kazman’s signature sound, raw and heavy...
          • Pupajim – I Need A Map
          • Pupajim – I Need A Dub
          Messenger DouglasReal WorksKibir La Amlak
          Superb new modern roots offering from Messenger Douglas spread over 2x12" in a showcase style. Working with various heavyweight musicians & producers such...
          • Messenger Douglas – Real Works
          • Messenger Douglas – No Loafing Dub
          • Messenger Douglas – Blessing
          • Messenger Douglas – Never Tamed Dub
          • Messenger Douglas – Happiness
          • Messenger Douglas – School Term Dub
          • Messenger Douglas – Sufferre's Tea
          • Messenger Douglas – Dangerous Lee's Dub
          The Circle Of Confusion feat. Cornell CampbellHole In The CeilingRocafort
          The Circle of Confusion featuring the legendary sweet falsetto voice of Cornel Campbell. Lausanne Switzerland meets Kingston Jamaica in this heartfelt,...
          • The Circle Of Confusion feat. Cornell Campbell – Hole In The Ceiling
          • The Circle Of Confusion feat. Cornell Campbell – Dub In The Ceiling