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    Johnny ClarkeStrickly Reggae MusicPatate Records
    Great selection of Johnny Clarke’s work with J.A. producer Blackbeard from the 80s (A-Side) & 70s (B-Side). Featuring “Ride On Girl” “African Girl”...
      Horace MartinWatermelon ManMister Tipsy
      Limited repress of rare 80s roots dancehall album from one of the most underrated singers Horace Martin, featuring updated classic rhythms as "Real Rock"...
      • Horace Martin – Round The Clock Rock
      • Horace Martin – See Me Ya
      • Horace Martin – My Ghetto Queen
      • Horace Martin – Give Me Your Love
      • Horace Martin – Jamaican Dance
      • Horace Martin – Hold You In My Arms
      • Horace Martin – Tired Body
      • Horace Martin – Talk Them A Talk
      • Horace Martin – Watermelon Man
      The Unreleased Sounds Of Top RankAba/NigeriaDig This Way Records
      Eight Unreleased Digital Roots tracks made in Nigeria in the late 80s, never released or pressed, if not on a couple of test presses made on recycled plastic. Surely...
      • Yangaman Bob – Change Your Ways
      • Mysta Wey – Africa Is Burning
      • Mysta Wey – Sermon On The Mountain
      • Mysta Wey – Sweet Reggae Music
      • Yangaman Bob – Walking In The Rain, Walking In The Sun
      • The Forces – Mystic Drum
      • The Forces – Rastaman
      • The Forces – Reggae Dj
      Prince BusterAfrica - Islam - RevolutionA Rock Steady & Reggae Manifesto 1966-72Earth Sound
      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...
      • Prince Buster – African Affair
      • Prince Buster – Earthquake (The Blues)
      • Prince Buster – Seven Wonder Of The World
      • Prince Buster – Drunkard Psalm
      • Prince Buster – Free Love
      • Prince Buster – Black Power
      • Prince Buster – Prayer
      • Prince Buster – Sheperd Beng
      • Prince Buster – Message To The Black Man Chapter 1
      • Prince Buster – White Man’s Heaven
      • Prince Buster – It’s A Fire
      • Prince Buster – Sata Masa Gana
      Keithus I & The Royal HorsesI KnowDig This Way Records
      The 5th release on Italian label Dig This Way, featuring singer Keithus I and roots band The Royal Horses. Dub version mixed by Roberto Sanchez. Issued...
      • Keithus I – I Know
      • Roberto Sanchez – I Dub
      Michael PalmerRobberyIroko
      1984 tuff roots single from Michael Palmer and producer Jah Thomas with Sly & Robbie version on the flip.
      • Michael Palmer – Robbery
      • Michael Palmer – Version
      Yonachak Gaynor ClyneSounds Of St LuciaHornin' Sounds
      This music project grew up with the idea to build a selection of some of the best tracks of the great Eugene 'Yonachak' Cline, genius producer, multi-instrumentist...
      • Yonachak Gaynor Clyne – Too Much Confusion (Original Take)
      • Yonachak Gaynor Clyne – Too Much Confusion (Instrumental)
      • Yonachak Gaynor Clyne – Too Much Confusion (Volcal Dub)
      • Yonachak Gaynor Clyne – Too Much Confusion (Raw Dub)
      • Yonachak Gaynor Clyne – Rejoice In Jah (Extended Original Take)
      • Yonachak Gaynor Clyne – Rejoice In Jah (Raw Dub)
      • Yonachak Gaynor Clyne – Calypso Fever
      AfricansCock Mouth Kill CockStar Light City
      RemarksThis tune was Recorded at Harry J. The Africans - were a duo - Keith Simms and Winston Palmer. Over the years another singer joined the group, Patrick...
      • Africans – Cock Mouth Kill Cock
      • Africans – Version
      Half PintGo To Get ItThompson Sound
      Welcome return of Jamaican 80s dancehall singer Half Pint, produced by Linval Thompson & Roberto Sanchez.
      • Half Pint – Got To Get It
      • Half Pint – Dub
      Keith RoweGroovy SituationUpsetter
      Keith Rowe is the Keith of Keith And Tex. They had a massive hit with 'Stop That Train' produced by Derrick Harriott. That was the Rock Steady era. By...
      • Keith Rowe – Groovy Situation
      • Lee Perry – Groovy Dub
      KC WhiteLive UprightKC Soul Proff
      Another serious heavy duty roots tune from KC. If he had made more tunes like this he would have been a major reggae star. This one as got the lot - militant...
      • KC White – Live Upright
      • KC White – Version
      KC WhiteNo No NoKC Soul Proff
      For lovers of the Roots era in Jamaican music 1971-1975. The 'No No No' song will be forever linked to Big Youth's massive hit for Gussie Clarke - 'Screaming...
      • KC White – No no no
      • KC White – Version
      LucianoPalavin SpreeThompson Sound
      New roots vocal cut from Luciano on the "Dreader Than dread" riddim produced by Linval Thompson and mixed by Roberto Sanchez.
      • Luciano – Palavin Spree
      • Luciano – Dub
      BenjamminRiot In The StreetThompson Sound
      Great new vocal cut on the "Mr Bassie" riddim produced by Roberto Sanchez and Linval Thompson.
      • Benjammin – Riot In The Street
      • Benjammin – Dub
      AfricansWhy WorryStar Light City
      Recorded at Federal and released in 1973. And featuring Inner Circle on rhythm . They provide a sound that comes very close to the Now Gen sound. Which...
      • Africans – Why Worry
      • Africans – Version
      Nana McAnuffWords Of MouthThompson Sound
      New roots vocal cut on the "Dreader Than Dread" riddim produced by Linval Thompson and mixed by Roberto Sanchez.
      • Nana McAnuff – Words Of Mouth
      • Nana McAnuff – Dub Of Mouth
      Edi FitzroyBad BoysTop Ranking Sound
      Coming by the way of Lloyd Norris' supreme 'Magnum Force' label is the killer roots revive by the late Edi Fitzroy named 'Bad Boy'. Originally voiced in...
      • Edi Fitzroy – Bad Boys
      • Edi Fitzroy – Bad Boys (Version)
      Black Ark PlayersBlack Ark In Dub17 North Parade
      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...
        Black Ark PlayersBlack Ark In Dub17 North Parade
        Black Ark In Dub is another piece of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s limitless musical puzzle. "Featuring a bedrock of deep and heavy rhythms recorded...
          Lee ‘Scatch’ PerryBlack Ark Vol. 217 North Parade
          Black Ark Vol. 2 is another piece of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s limitless musical puzzle. "It’s a bedrock of deep and heavy rhythms recorded around...
            Gregory IsaacsDisrespectful Woman / Pull OverTop Ranking Sound
            This absolutely scorching double sider is a must have for 80s reggae connoisseurs. TRS bring you that signature voice and one of Jamaica's cornerstone...
            • Gregory Isaacs – Disrespectful Woman
            • Gregory Isaacs – Version
            • John Daygo – Pull Over
            • Gregory Isaacs – Version
            Walyn RickettsJah Is My LightTop Ranking Sound
            Walyn (Wallen or affectionally known as 'Pacey") hails from Clarendon, Jamaica. Growing up with Everton Blender they founded their his first youth band...
            • Walyn Ricketts – Jah Is My Light
            • Walyn Ricketts – Jah Is My Light (Version)
            Junior BylesBeat Down Babylon (Expanded)
            • Junior Byles – (Festival) Da Da
            • Junior Byles – I’ve Got A Feeling
            • Junior Byles – Don’t Know Why
            • Junior Byles – Demonstration (and protest)
            • Junior Byles – Coming Again
            • Junior Byles – Beat Down Babylon
            • Junior Byles – A Place Called Africa
            • Junior Byles – A Matter Of Time
            • Junior Byles – Poor Chubby
            • Junior Byles – Come Da Da
            Augustus PabloBlowing With The WindGreensleeves Records
            Released on Greensleeves in 1990 to glowing reviews ‘Blowing With The Wind’ went on to be Pablo’s most successful album since the seventies. The...
            • Augustus Pablo – Blowing With The Wind
            • Augustus Pablo – Twinkling Star
            • Augustus Pablo – Ancient Harmonies
            • Augustus Pablo – Creation Blues
            • Augustus Pablo – Zion UFO
            • Augustus Pablo – Eastern Code
            • Augustus Pablo – Twnty-One Years Later
            • Augustus Pablo – First World Call
            • Augustus Pablo – This Song
            • Augustus Pablo – Drums To The King
            Augustus PabloRising SunGreensleeves Records
            The release of  Rising Son in 1986 on Greensleeves began a new era for Augustus Pablo edging his Rockers revolution into the digital age. In his...
            • Augustus Pablo – Dub-Wiser
            • Augustus Pablo – Hop-I-Land
            • Augustus Pablo – Rising Sun
            • Augustus Pablo – Fire Red
            • Augustus Pablo – Jah Wind
            • Augustus Pablo – Pipers Of Zion
            • Augustus Pablo – The Day Before The Riot
            • Augustus Pablo – African Frontline
            • Augustus Pablo – Melchesedek (The High Priest)
            • Augustus Pablo – Signs And Wonders
            Roots Rock ReggaeDoctor Bird
              Diggory KenrickHolloway RockPressure Sounds
              Lovely mellow vibes instrumental of the timeless Conquering Lion rhythm. Diggory’s playing empathizes with the original and is reminiscent of some of...
              • Diggory Kenrick – Holloway Rock
              • Diggory Kenrick – Holloway Rock Version
              Vivian JacksonRun Come Rallyaka Yabby YouPressure Sounds
              Run Come Rally aka ‘Jah Speak with Lighntning and Thunder’ is a stone-cold classic of the early roots movement. Recorded by Lee Perry at Black Ark...
              • Vivian Jackson – Run Come Rally
              • Vivian Jackson – Rally Dub
              CultureCan't Stop Jah PeopleMister Tipsy
              Unreleased 80s roots tune from Culture recorded with Rodguel "Blackbeard" Sinclair. Two mixes no dub.
              • Culture – Can't Stop Jah People
              • Culture – Can't Stop Jah People (Rough Version)
              Johnny ClarkeFade AwayMister Tipsy
              Johnny Clarke's 1984 version of the Junior Byles roots classic, produced by Tappa Zukie's brother Rodguel 'Blackbeard' Sinclair.
              • Johnny Clarke – Fade Away
              • The Ring Craft Posse – Fade Away (Version)
              Horace MartinSee Me YaMister Tipsy
              Never released before on 7" taken from his wicked 1985 album "Watermelon Man" with version on the flip. Don't leave..One of 5 new Mister Tipsy reissues.
              • Horace Martin – See Me Ya
              • The Ring Craft Posse – See Me Ya (version)
              CultureWah Fi WeMister Tipsy
              2nd of two unreleased tunes from Culture recorded in the mid 80s with J.A. producer Blackbeard.
              • Culture – Wah Fi We
              • Culture – Wah Fi We (Rough Version)
              Keith & TexWhat About Your SoulSound Of Thunder
              Brand new Roots tune from Keith & Tex of “Stop That Train” fame, with backing from Soul Of Africa band. Check it..
              • Keith & Tex – What About Your Soul
              • Chakatack – What About Your Dub
              Johnny ClarkeYou I LoveMister Tipsy
              Superb 80s roots vocal cut on the same riddim as Horace Martin "See Me Ya" with version on the flip, produced by Blackbeard.
              • Johnny Clarke – You I Love
              • The Ring Craft Posse – I Love You (Version)
              Brother CultureBalanceBrixton Heights
              Summer Vibez! The "explosive " new single from Brixton Heights Records is a limited 500 copies 7" edition not to be missed, pressed on a heavy weight 70g...
              • Brother Culture – Balance
              • Jamtone ft. Ital horns – Use with caution dub
              The BlackstonesChange Of PlanAloevera Records
              The Blackstones wicked re-lick of the Joe Higgs’s ska classic “Change Of Plan” recorded with top Italian label Aloevera, while the flip has The Officinalis...
              • The Blackstones – Change Of Plan
              • The Officinalis – Santantonio Special
              Robert FfrenchI Am WonderingJamwax
              Robert Ffrench originally laid this one down in Creative Sound Studio in Kingston in 1985, but it could well be hot off the press yesterday. Here it comes...
              • Robert Ffrench – I Am Wondering
              • Shortie Ranks – Dance In A Skate Land
              B.B. SeatonVoice Of The PeopleJamwax
              Roots reggae stepper released on B.B. Seaton's album Reggae Land. Strong actual lyrics, heavy dub "The People's Dub". Previously unreleased on 7inch.
                Lee Perry Black Ark DaysPlay On Mr MusicRock A Shacka
                Bomb LP! The legendary tune “Play On Mr. Music” from a documentary film “Roots Rock Reggae” comes alive. This compilation celebrates some uncommon...
                • Upsetter Revue ft (The Heptones, The Congos & Junior Murvin) – Play On Mr. Music*
                • Carlton Jackson – History (Dub Plate Mix)*
                • The Silvertones – Rejoice Jah Jah Children (Dub Plate Mix)*
                • Jimmy Riley – Give Me A Love
                • The Upsetters – Give Me A Dub
                • Lee Perry – Soul Fire
                • Sam Carty – Milte Hi Akhen aka Bird In Hand (Full Vocal Version)
                • Mystic I – One More River To Cross
                • The Upsetters – One More Dub To Cross
                • Junior Murvin – People Get Ready
                • The Upsetters – People Get Ready Dub
                • The Silvertones – Feel All Right
                • Keith Rowe – Sugar & Spice (Love Has Got It's Way)**
                • The Upsetters – Spicy Version**
                • 1. Upsetter Revue ft (The Heptones, The Congos & Junior Murvin) – Play On Mr. Music*
                • 2. Carlton Jackson – History (Dub Plate Mix)*
                • 3. The Silvertones – Rejoice Jah Jah Children (Dub Plate Mix)*
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                The DisciplesFor Those Who UnderstandPartial Records
                For Those Who Understand is a collection of raw dubs as played on the Boom Shacka Lacka Sound System between 1991 and 1995. Eight of the best have been...
                • The Disciples – Prowling Lion (Ext. Mix)
                • The Disciples – Chetswayo
                • The Disciples – Kali
                • The Disciples – Abyssinia
                • The Disciples – Upliftment
                • The Disciples – D.P. Special
                • The Disciples – Guidance Style
                • The Disciples – Humble Lion (Ital Vibes)
                Fikir AmlakI knowVictory Train
                Killer new roots vocal cut from Fikir Amlak with producer Michel Kultrun dub version on the flip. check it..
                • Fikir Amlak – I know
                • Fikir Amlak – Dub I Know
                Winston McAnuffFearRoots Vibration
                Deep roots from the late 70s from Winston McAnuff & The Black Kush band, 1st time on 7" vinyl limited edition of 500.
                • Winston McAnuff – Fear
                • Winston McAnuff – Fear Dub
                Winston McAnuffUnchained / Still In ChainsRoots Vibration
                Long out of print deep roots from Jamaican singer Winston McAnuff, 1st time on 7" vinyl limited edition of 500 worldwide. All Roots Vibration releases...
                • Winston McAnuff – Unchained
                • Winston McAnuff – Still In Chains
                Winston McAnuffWhat Man SowRoots Vibration
                Killer vocal roots cut long out of print with The Fatman Riddim section. Limited edition of 500 worldwide.
                • Winston McAnuff – What A Man Sow
                • Winston McAnuff – What A Man Dub
                Shanti YalahCreation part II / Wash & CleanA-Lone Productions
                Great rockers recut of "Creation" from Shanti Yalah with Spanish producer Roberto Snachez at the controls.
                • Shanti Yalah – Shanti Yalah - Creation pt II
                • Shanti Yalah – Winston Blendah - Wash & Clean
                Willi WilliamsDon't Show Off / Messenger DubA-Lone Productions
                2nd of two brand new tunes from veteran Jamaican roots singer Willi Williams on top form for producer Roberto Sanchez..Check it!
                • Willi Williams – Willi Williams - Don't Show Off
                • Willi Williams – Lone Ark Riddim Force - Messenger Dub
                Willi WilliamsSee It Deh / Creation In Dub Pt IIA-Lone Productions
                Welcome return of Jamaican singer Willi Williams with the first of two tunes recorded with Roberto Sanchez. This one on the same riddim as Shanti Yalah's...
                • Willi Williams – Willi Williams - See It Deh
                • Willi Williams – Lone Ark Riddim Force - Creation In Dub pt II
                Barrington LevyA Yah Me DehRoots From The Yard
                Superb early roots tune from Barrington Levy originally released in 1979, limited stock on 7" Clean & loud pressing.
                • Barrington Levy – A Yah Me Deh
                • Barrington Levy – A Yah Me Deh (Version)
                Freddie McKayCreation / I-ManRoots From The Yard
                Two killer deep vocals cuts from Freddie McKay Limited stock of single copies from the 'Roots From The Yard' boxset from 2019 RSD release
                • Freddie McKay – Creation
                • Freddie McKay – I-Man
                FantelsEverywhereRoots From The Yard
                Rare harmony roots cut from The (Mighty) Fantels a.k.a. The Beltones originally released in 1978, limited single copy stock from 'Roots From The Yard'...
                • Fantels – Everywhere
                • Fantels – Everywhere (Version)