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Johnny ClarkeGolden SnakeDub Store
Very rare rocksteady rhythm pulled by Keith Hudson to record this bold vocal by Johnny Clarke in 1974. On B-side a deejay cut by Randy's Clive Chin.
The UniquesGypsy WomanDub Store
Rocksteady cover of the undoubtable Impressions' anthem. Out of many rocksteady tunes this one stands out with its splendid arrange and engineering genius....
Count Ossie BandNyiah Bongo (Alternative Take)Dub Store
Miriam Makeba's sensational "Pata Pata" timely covered in rocksteady fashion by Patsy Millicent Todd in 1967. Strictly nyahbinghi yet sounding pop somehow...
Delroy ButlerDifferent ExperienceJustice League
Mid 70s roots vocal rarlty from The Black Ark limited repress on Lee Perry's Justice League records, with stripped down dub on the flip.
Cultural RootsHell A Go PopVolcano
Great roots harmony single from Cultural Roots taken from the album of the same name produced by Henry Junjo Lawes early 80s tuff backing from The Roots...
Junior MurvinPolice & ThievesJustice League
Stone cold reggae classic, the sound of the streets in Jamaica & England 40 odd years ago..
Johnny ClarkeCreation RebelVP Records
Only Johnny Clarke would come close to challenging Bob Marley & Dennis Brown for reggae’s crown, his unequaled run of hit songs, powered by Striker’s...
Tony Benjamin And I&I BandI&IArchive Recordings
Rare U.K. roots from The I&I Band featuring former members of The Reggae Regulars, originally released in 1980 with big plays from Jah Shaka around the...
Don Carlos / Sugar MinottKnock Knock / Row FastArchive Recordings
Two early 80s roots vocals cuts featuring Don Carlos with "Knock Knock" and on the flip is Sugar Minott's full discomix cut of "Row Fast", both tunes produced...
Norris ReidThe Kingston Sessions 1978-1985Onlyroots
2XLPs Best Of Norris Reid released many singles under the aegis of producer Augustus Pablo that he later covered as a member of the Viceroys. With them...
ProtojeA Matter Of TimeMr Bongo
A MATTER OF TIME is the follow-up to Protoje’s critically acclaimed 2015 full-length, Ancient Future, which featured the hit single “Who Knows” ft...
Rupie Edwards All StarsJamaica SerenadeHorus
Killer roots instrumental from Rupie Edwards from the mid 70s with dub on the flip, 2nd of two new represses from Horus Records. Don't leave..
Rupie EdwardsRise And FallHorus
Rare 1975 recording from Rupie Edwards, recorded at Lee Perry's Black Ark studio with stripped down rhythm dub on the flip. Limited repress from Horus...
Delroy PinnockBabylon Walls / I Want To BeJah Fingers
Originally released in 1981 on East London label S&G Records, tuff roots rocker featuring great trombone backing on main track, with dub version.
Junior W. BrownForward Up / Cool Off / Cool DownJah Fingers
1981 deep roots vocal cut from Junior W. Brown with Dub version plus "Cool Off / Cool Down" on the flip.
Jah ElementJah Alone / Summer TimeJah Element
Rare and obscure early 80s U.K. roots two sider from Jah Element with full discomix on A Side.
Mikey DreadParadise / And BeholdJah Fingers
Rare 1983 U.K. issue 12" originally on Earthquake records, wicked vocal cut from Mikey Dread and arranged by Alton Ellis with production by Rainbow Stepper.
Lukie DRough Neck A Town / Love Will Find A WayJah Fingers
Upbeat digi roots two sider from 1989 featuring Lukie D produced by Devon Russell with dubs / instrumentals to both tracks.
Prince Hammer400 Years Of SlaveryAdamas
Killer deep new roots 12" from Producer / DJ Prince Hammer, recorded at Earthman Studio and mixed by Alan Redfern. Comes in full colour picture sleeve.
The DisciplesChant Of Freedom / ArmageddonPartial Records
Deep mid 90s U.K. Roots music from The Disciples with three dubplate mixes of "Chant Of Freedom" with two mixes of "Armageddon" on the flip.
The CongosCongo ManBlack Art
All time classic Black Ark sound featuring The Congos (Cedric Myton, Watty Burnett and Roy Johnson). Deep roots music at it's finest from the 70s..don't...
KC WhiteCool ItKC Soul Proff
Originally released on KC's showcase album, now available on 7" for the first time, with a cool dub on the flip side. A Dj version of the song can be found...
Big YouthFrom JA To UKKC Soul Proff
While many reggae fans know Big Youth's "From Ja To UK", few only know the full vocal version by KC White.
NightdoctorMenelik (original 1981 mix)
Nightdoctor's instrumental "Menelik" is a track that was originally recorded almost as an afterthought but in the years since, has become recognised as...
Lee Perry & The SilvertonesStanding On The HillUpsetter
Shenley Duffus started his singing career in the 1950's and recorded many Ska songs in the 1960's. "Standing On The Hill" was release in the UK in 1973...
Blacka TGood MusiciansMessage
Hard to find 1988 Uptemo Digital Roots album from Blacka T, Produced by Augustus Pablo for his label Message. Recorded in Jamaica at Music Works & Tuff...
Roots & Culture at Randy'sImpact!
Killer Compilation of 70's Randy's recordings from producer Clive Chin & Onlyroots records comes with numbered, Silk Screen sleeves with different colours...
The Roots RadicsCheck For You Once - DubwiseMusical Ambassador
Very rare dub album now reissued with a sleeve, The Roots Radics band on fire with dub versions of Edi Fitzroy's classic early 80s roots album "Check For...
Edi FitzroyCheck For You Once: RevisitedMusical Ambassador
Classic tuff 1982 roots dancehall album from Edi Fitzroy, reissued with a different cover also known as "Youthman Penitentiary" check "African Queen"...
Horace MartinPozitive VibezNegus Roots
This album was released in 2005 and features tracks from 1983-85. All of the tracks were recorded on the Negus Roots Label and produced by Robert ‘Flako’...
Horace MartinSound Clash ShowcaseMusical Ambassador
Horace Martin returns with a new album called Sound Clash. The producer is also a veteran in the person of Trevor Elliott, on whose Musical Ambassador...
Christopher EllisBig Bad BoyRoom In The Sky
New skanking update by Christopher Ellis on a song made famous by his dad Alton Ellis.
Joseph Cotton & M FestaCherry GardenRoom In The Sky
One of three new vocal cuts on the "Big Bad Boy" riddim..
Joseph CottonMy Big Woman / Bazz Whit / Maad TingRoom In The Sky
New vocal roots from Joseph Cotton with dub version plus two deep instrumentals on the flip, plays at 33rpm.
SaluteStep FreshRoom In The Sky
Two top draw new roots instrumentals from the band in the sky Salute, check it..
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