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    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
    Roots Rock ReggaeDoctor Bird
    • 13 TRACKS PREVIOUSLY UNAVAILABLE ON CD• INCLUDES 6 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED RECORDINGS• THE ALBUM’S FIRST GLOBAL REISSUE ON CD Originally released...
      Foolish Fool & Herbsman ReggaeDoctor Bird
      First official reissue of two classic 1970 Trojan albums Six tracks previously unreleased 25 tracks unavailable digitally. By the close of the Sixties,...
        Keep The Pressure DownEssential Roots Reggae RartiesFe-Me-Time
        Back in stock...Long out of print compilation featuring the productions of Ivan 'Jimmy' Radway. Killer 70s hard roots rhythms and stylish horn arrangements...
        • Leroy Smart – Mother Liza
        • Bobby Ellis – Mr. Ellis Burn Out
        • Vin Gordon – Tina May
        • Leroy Smart – Mirror Mirror
        • Desmond Young – Warning
        • Errol Dunkley – Keep The Pressure Down
        • Leroy Smart – Happiness Is My Desire
        • Hortense Ellis – Hell And Sorrow
        • Big Youth – Tribulation
        • Errol Dunkley – Black Cinderella
        • Big Youth – The Best Big Youth
        • Augustus Pablo – Cinderella In Black
        Golden RockersBlue Moon Productions
        Wicked 70s roots and early reggae productions from Bunny Lee featuring Delroy Wilson, Horace Andy, Dennis Brown, The Wailers, Cornell Campbell, Alton Ellis...
          Deb Music ShowcaseEP Vol 4DEB Music
          Two killer 1979 recordings from Dennis Brown with "Three Meals A Day" & "A Cup Of Tea" both with tuff dubs.
          • Dennis Brown – Three Meals A Day
          • D.E.B. Music Players – Three Dubs A Day
          • Dennis Brown – A Cup Of Tea
          • Ras Bug – Fisherman
          • D.E.B. Music Players – A Piece Of Bread
          D.I.P Presents The UpsetterDip
          Long out of print 1975 compilation of Lee Perry's Black Ark productions. Featuring his own twisted "Enter The Dragon" The Gladiators roots vocal cut "Time"...
          • The Upsetters – Enter The Dragon
          • Dillinger – Cane River Rock
          • King Burnett – I Man Free
          • The Gladiators – Time
          • Leo Graham – Jump It
          • The Gaylads – Have Some Fun
          • Linval Thompson – Kung Fu Man
          Reggae's Greatest Hits Volume 3Heartbeat
          Great pre Black Ark productions from Lee Perry featuring Bob Marley, Dave Baker, Junior Byles, Silvertones, The Upsetters and many more.
            Reggae's Greatest HitsVolume 6Heartbeat
            Volume 6 features Alvin Ranglin productions from the 70s featuring The Maytones, Freddy McKay, U Roy, Gregory Isaacs, Big Youth and many more.
              Aba-AriginalsInto The DuskUniversal Love
              Wicked new roots instrumental cut from Aba Ariginals working with production pair from Finland Mad & Dread.
              • Aba-Ariginals – Into The Dusk
              • Aba-Ariginals – Into The Dusk (Version)
              AbakushCush / PhysicallyAbacush
              Killer U.K. Lover Rock from the early eighties, impossible to find, now on a limited repress.
              • Abakush – Cush
              • Abakush – Physically
              AbengGrown In CaptivityDig This Way Records
              Fresh new roots from Italian label Dig This Way comes Abeng with his second single after his killer "Crying Time" this time backed with Med Ton Allstars...
              • Abeng – Grown In Captivity
              • Manasseh – Dub In Captivity
              AbyssiniansArise (+ Bonus Tracks)Virgin
              Originally released in 1978 on the legendary Front Line label, the widely acclaimed 'Arise' album reunited one of the most influential Jamaican groups...
              • Abyssinians – Oh Lord
              • Abyssinians – This Land Is For Everyone
              • Abyssinians – Mightiest Of All
              • Abyssinians – Meditation
              • Abyssinians – Wicked Men
              • Abyssinians – Jah Loves
              • Abyssinians – Dem A Come
              • Abyssinians – South African Enlistment
              • Abyssinians – Hey You
              • Abyssinians – Let My Days Be Long
              Charlie Ace & Lee PerryCow Thief SkankWizzdom
              Great twisted early 70s reggae from DJ Charlie Ace and Producer Lee Perry. The tune is in fact three songs spliced together by Scatch - "Stand By Me" Better...
              • Charlie Ace & Lee Perry – Cow Thief Skank
              • Upsetters – Seven & Three Quarter Skank
              African BrothersHow LongItal
              Great roots vocal cut from African Brothers with Tony Tuff on lead, originally released on Ital records in 1973 with dub on the flip.
              • African Brothers – How Long
              • African Brothers – How Long (Version)
              African BrothersRighteous KingdomItal
              Awesome early 70s roots cut from Tony Tuff, Sugar Minott & Derrick Howard with full dub on the B-side.
              • African Brothers – Righteous Kingdom
              • African Brothers – Righteous Kingdom (Version)
              African BrothersHold TightDemon Records
              Randy's recording from 1975 featuring great guitar work on this uptempo roots rocker, produced by Clive Chin. Hold tight indeed..
              • African Brothers – Hold Tight
              • African Brothers – Tight Dub
              African BrothersOne Big FamilyItal
              Tony Tuff lead vocals on this deep roots tune originally released in 1977, check dub version.
              • African Brothers – One Big Family
              • African Brothers – One Big Family (Version)
              African BrothersLead Us FatherItal
              Killer repress of The African Brothers first roots single originally released in 1974, repo version with original label. The brothers featured Sugar Minott,...
              • African Brothers – Lead Us Father
              • African Brothers – Lead Us Father (Version)
              African BrothersHow Many MenItal
              Rare roots offering from The African Brothers with Tony Tuff on lead vocals complete with wicked dub on flip. clean pressing, don't let go..
              • African Brothers – How Many Men
              • African Brothers – How Many Men (Version)
              African BrothersYouths Of TodayItal
              Mid 70s roots vocal from The African Brothers featuring Sugar Minott, Tony Tuff and Derrick Howard, small repress on the repro of original label.
              • African Brothers – Youths Of Today
              • African Brothers – Version
              African BrothersTorturingBlack Roots
              Wicked roots track featuring Sugar Minott, Tony Tuff & Derrick Howard, with lead vocals by Tony Tuff.
              • African Brothers – Torturing
              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
              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
              The AggrovatorsIt's A Disgrace VersionPressure Sounds
              4 killer dub plates from Striker Lee. Not on the vinyl 'Next Cut' album. All hot and heavy and previously un-released versions. The first 50 come in a...
              • The Aggrovators – It's A Disgrace Version (Dub Plate)
              • The Aggrovators – Don't Let No One Fool You Version (Dub Plate)
              • The Aggrovators – Chasing Versions (Dub Plate)
              • The Aggrovators – The Running Of Time Version (Dub Plate)
              Aimann RaadIn My CountryRoots Vibration
              Under the radar tune first released in 2011, produced by and released on Jacin's own label Original Dub Sound. Fantastic new and conscious roots reggae...
                AishaWar On CrackArchive Recordings
                Hard to find digital roots originally released in 1987 produced by High Times members Earl 'Chinna' Smith & Robbie Lyn.
                • Aisha – War On Crack
                • Aisha – Version
                Akae Beka / Fikir AmlakStability / Walk With JahAkashic Records
                Rhythm recorded by Noel Zebulon which was a big Shaka tune from the time, now with new roots vocals from Akae Beka but the killer cut here is from Fikir...
                • Akae Beka – Stability
                • Akae Beka – Stability Dub
                • Fikir Amlak – Walk With Jah
                • Fikir Amlak – Walk With Dub
                Al BrownDon't Give Your LoveGG's Records
                • Al Brown – Don't Give Your Love
                • Al Brown – PT2 Loving Dub
                Dennis AlcaponeUsain Bolt Of LightningShady Lane
                Killer dee jay tribute to THE FASTEST MAN ON EARTH- USAIN BOLT on a 70s roots cut of "queen of the minstrel" rhythm. Pure heavyweight Dub play loud!!!
                • Dennis Alcapone – Usain Bolt Of Lightning
                • Dennis Alcapone – Super Version
                Dr. AlimantadoHouse Of SinglesKeyman
                wicked 12 track compilation of singles from 1969 to 1977 recorded at dynamic, randy's, black ark, king tubby's and harry j's. check "maccabee the third"...
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                  Dr. AlimantadoLove IsKeyman
                  killer dj album recorded in various studios in jamaica and london, mainly 70s recordings check "go deh natty" "jah jah great" "love is" and many more.
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                    Almighty StonesPenetrateHot Stuff
                    Two new deep roots reissues on "Hot Stuff" label originally issued in the long hot summer of 1976, clean and loud pressings..get em' while you can!
                    • Almighty Stones – Penetrate
                    • Almighty Stones – Dub
                    Alpha Steppa & Pupa JimDear FriendSteppas Records
                    From the acclaimed Alpha Steppa album ‘Raise The Ark’ – due to popular demand Steppas Records have finally unleashed the until now much sought after...
                    • Pupajim – Dear Friend (feat. Pupajim)
                    • Pupajim – Dear Dub (feat. Pupajim)
                    • King David Horns – Dear Friend (feat. King David Horns) [Trombone Mix]
                    • Ras Divarius – Dear Friend (feat. Ras Divarius) [Violin Mix]
                    • 1. Pupajim – Dear Friend (feat. Pupajim)
                    • 2. Pupajim – Dear Dub (feat. Pupajim)
                    • 3. King David Horns – Dear Friend (feat. King David Horns) [Trombone Mix]
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                    Alric ForbesTo JahForbes Label
                    Super deep and rare roots vocal cut from the late 70s, Alric Forbes was one of Yabby You's backing singer The Prophets, check great stripped down dub.
                    • Alric Forbes – To Jah
                    • Alric Forbes – To Jah (Version)
                    Maria AndersonCottage By The Sea SideDub Store
                    Beautifully shinning golden female Lover's Rock. At this time, the Wailers band didn't play much of those sweet love songs, however this 7” definitely...
                    • Maria Anderson – Cottage By The Sea Side
                    • Maria Anderson – Woman In Love
                    Bob AndyLots Of Love And IMusic On Vinyl
                    Lots of Love and I, released in Jamaica in 1977, is Bob Andy's only album recorded in the roots era. Including classics such as "The Ghetto Stays in the...
                    • Bob Andy – Lots Of Love & I
                    • Bob Andy – Feel The Feeling
                    • Bob Andy – You Lied
                    • Bob Andy – Troubled Woman
                    • Bob Andy – My Time (I Deserve)
                    • Bob Andy – Unchain Me
                    • Bob Andy – Stepping Free
                    • Bob Andy – Mash It Up
                    • Bob Andy – Ghetto Stays In The Mind
                    • Bob Andy – Revelation
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                    Horace Andy Meets Naggo Morris & Wayne JarrettMini ShowcaseWackies
                    The two Horace Andy cuts nod to Studio One: an interpretation of Little Roy's Prophesy reworks Peanut Vendor with the bebop artfulness of the Sound Dimension;...
                    • Horace Andy Meets Naggo Morris & Wayne Jarrett – you and i
                    Horace AndyGet WisePressure Sounds
                    Fresh from his time at Studio 1 Horace Andy got together with producer Phil Pratt to record these mid 70's strong roots tunes with early versions of classics...
                    • Horace Andy – Eighty Percent Badness
                    • Horace Andy – I Don't Want To Be Outside
                    • Horace Andy – Youths Of Today
                    • Horace Andy – Get Wise
                    • Horace Andy – Holy Mount Zion
                    • Horace Andy – Roots Of All Evil
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                    Horace AndyChildren Of IsraelPressure Sounds
                    An excellent double header from Horace Andy and Augustus Pablo. Both sides are on the 'Children of Israel' rhythm and date from around 1975. Horace Andys...
                    • Horace Andy – Children Of Israel
                    • Augustus Pablo – Pablo In Dub
                    Horace AndyDon't Try To Use MeAggrovator
                    Mid 70s roots vocal over tuff backing from The Aggrovators produced by Bunny Lee. Comes in thick card company sleeve.
                    • Horace Andy – Don't Try To Use Me
                    • the Aggrovators – Use Dub
                    Horace AndyBetter CollieJackpot
                    Classic tune and King Tubby dub, produced by Bunny Lee
                    • Horace Andy – Better Collie
                    • King Tubby – Better Dub
                    Another Shot2019 EditionBlack Solidarity
                    This is a re-lick of a 1988 compilation from producer Ossie Thomas, with superb new tracks featuring Big Youth, Diggory Kenrick, Frankie Paul, Jackie Bernard...
                    • Jackie Bernard – Broken Bones
                    • Diggory Kenrick – Pigeon Valley
                    • Frankie Paul – The Heaten A Fight Fi Bread & Butter
                    • Buju Banton & Tristan Palma – Ellie My Love
                    • Daddy Colonel – Who Run The Block
                    Anthony QueBloody RevolutionLion Mountain Music
                    Strong U.K. Roots E.P. from the Room In The Sky crew with three roots vocal cuts from Anthony Que, Thorpido & Joseph Cotten on the A Side and...
                    • Anthony Que – Bloody Revolution
                    • Thorpido – Getting `To My Head
                    • Joseph Cotton – Mash Up The Sound
                    • Jimmy Haynes – Bado Bada
                    • Errol Piiterson – Jah Love
                    • The Inn House Crew – Revolution Dub
                    Aphrodite DelacruzToxicHorus
                    Wicked new reggae version of Britney Spears pop classic, with great dub version on the flip. Limited press, don't delay..
                    • Aphrodite Delacruz – Toxic
                    • Skinshape – Toxic Dub Version
                    AttarasBrimstone & FirePressure Sounds
                    killer roots reissue 7" produced by joe higgs and released on his own "elevation" label and featuring wailing souls and joe higgs on harmony vocals. reissued...
                    • Attaras – Brimstone & Fire
                    Augustus PabloAncient HarmoniesGreensleeves/VP
                    Collected together here as Ancient Harmonies on a 2CD, 6-panel digipack with 12-page book are the four LPs, Rising Sun, Rockers Comes East, One Step Dub,...
                    • Blowing With The Wind – 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 – Twenty-One Years After
                    • Augustus Pablo – First World Call
                    • Augustus Pablo – This Song
                    • Augustus Pablo – Drums To The King
                    • Rockers Come East – Pablo Meets P Smart in L.I.
                    • Augustus Pablo – Progression Dub
                    • Augustus Pablo – Revelino Dub
                    • Augustus Pablo – Babylon Loosing Dub
                    • Augustus Pablo – Sun Ray Dub
                    • Augustus Pablo – Jah D Special
                    • Augustus Pablo – Rockers Comes East
                    • Augustus Pablo – Dubbing The Oppressors
                    • Augustus Pablo – Zion Seals Dub
                    • One Step Dub – In The Red Dub
                    • Augustus Pablo – Hanging Dub
                    • Augustus Pablo – Riot Dub
                    • Augustus Pablo – One Step Dub
                    • Augustus Pablo – Zion Way Dub
                    • Augustus Pablo – Sunshine Dub
                    • Augustus Pablo – Dubbing King James
                    • Augustus Pablo – Rastaman Dub
                    • Augustus Pablo – Good Looking Dub
                    • Augustus Pablo – Night Patrol Dub
                    • Rising Sun – 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 – Melchesedec (the high priest)
                    • Augustus Pablo – Signs And Wonders
                    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
                    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