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    Leroy Brown70's Reggae StyleCaturna
    Seven song six dub collection of seventies reggae tracks ftrom veteran reggae singer and ex Hippy Boy Leroy Brown recorded at various studios in Jamaica...
      • LP£17.99
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      Big Bill BroonzyBig Bill Broonzy Sings Folk SongsSmithsonian Folkways
      Cut in 1956, these tracks catch Broonzy in fine form near the end of his distinguished career. His powerful voice and guitar are showcased in a set which...
        • CD£11.99
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        Sonny Terry and Brownie McGheeBrownie McGhee and Sonny Terry SingSmithsonian Folkways
        This 13-song set represents one of this blues duo's best efforts recorded and has been a popular Folkways title for over 30 years. Tracks include Dark...
          • CD£9.99
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          NiccodeemosDance Hall StyleBlack Joy
          Classic early dancehall set from rockstone deejay Nicodemus, or as he appears here, Niccodeemos. Produced by Prince Jammy circa 1982 and mixed at King...
            • LP£18.99
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            Mulatu AstatkeEthio JazzHeavenly Sweetness
            E-S-S-E-N-T-I-A-L deep jazz from 1970s Ethiopia! Mulatu is a cult figure for fans of both 1970s indy deep jazz (think Strata East) and African music -...
            • Mulatu Astatke – Yekatit
            • Mulatu Astatke – Netsanet
            • Mulatu Astatke – Yekermo Sew
            • New LP (180g)£14.99
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            Johnny OsbourneFally LoverGreensleeves
            Featuring the classic, lovelorn title track! 
              • New LP £10.99
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              Lee PerryFree The PrisonersTrojan Records
              Classic discomix 12"! 
                • Reissue 12"£12.99
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                Ernest RanglinJazz JamaicaDub Store
                Ernest Ranglin picks his way through a jazzy set from 1964 - beautiful edition on Dub Store records from Japan.
                  • LP£26.99
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                  Lee "Scratch" PerryJudgement In A Babylon / One DropTrojan Records
                  Controversial 12" release insinuating Island Records boss Chris Blackwell of being a practicioner of voodoo rituals - that is indeed him caricatured on...
                    • Reissue 12"£12.99
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                    Lead BellyLead Belly Sings Folk SongsSmithsonian Folkways
                    Vital 1940s recordings of 15 songs featuring Lead Belly performing solo and accompanied by Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston, and Sonny Terry. 
                      Lightnin' HopkinsLightnin' HopkinsSmithsonian Folkways
                      Sam Charters recorded legendary, Texas country bluesman Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins in 1959 before the revival of rural blues or country music. Nonetheless,...
                        • CD£10.99
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                        Wailing SoulsOn The RocksGreensleeves Records
                        This is the third album that the Wailing Souls cut with the Roots Radics, following 'Firehouse Rock' and 'Inchpinchers'.
                          • New LP £9.99
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                          Half PintOne In A MillionGreensleeves Records
                          Features the infectious tracks, "Mr. Landlord," and "Puchie Lou," to name but a few, all have a steady, rocking tempo produced by Prince Jammy. 
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                            Triston PalmaSpliff TailBlack Solidarity
                            Comprehensive selection that compiles the best cuts that Palma recorded for Ossie Thomas’ Black Solidarity imprint in the early 80’s when the...
                              • New LP £15.99
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                              Jah ThomasStop Yu LoafinGreensleeves Records
                              This 1978 debut from toaster Jah Thomas is a largely overlooked gem from one of Jamaica's most fruitful periods. Stop Yu Loafin' captures a woozy mixture...
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                                That Ska Beat! 1962-1966 / Various ArtistsThat Ska Beat! 1962-1966Voice Of Jamaica
                                The music of Jamaica has had a profound and lasting influence all around the world and Reggae is the name by which it has become universally known. Although...
                                  • LP£14.99
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                                  Bob Marley & The WailersThe Birth Of A LegendCalla Records
                                  This is the very early Marley, the ska beginnings of the Wailers in the early-'60s Jamaican scene. All 20 tracks were set down from 1963-1966 in Kingston's...
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                                    Dennis BrownVisions Of Dennis BrownVP Records
                                    Mixing roots themes such as economic hardship, African oppression, religion, and politics, with lovers rock ('Love Me Always') and a cover version of Ray...
                                      • New LP £9.99
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                                      Brother John SellersBaptist Shouts and Gospel SongsSmithsonian Folkways
                                      Mississippi-born blues and gospel singer John Sellers performs 12 soulful tracks on this 1959 Monitor release. Gospel songwriter Thomas Dorsey explains...
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                                        The Brute Force Steel BandBeauty and the Brute ForceSmithsonian Folkways
                                        Trinidadian vocalist Dot Evans joined the Antiguan Brute Force Steel Band for this collaborative project that displays the luxurious melodies and rhythmic...
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                                          Belly to Belly: Dancing Calypso / Various ArtistsBelly to Belly: Dancing CalypsoSmithsonian Folkways
                                          Nestled in the Port of Spain, the Tom Charles, Fitz Vaughn Bryan, Johnny Gomez and Clarence Curvan Orchestras as well as the Vin Cardinal Combo provide...
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                                            Esso Steel Band of Bermuda Bermuda HoneymoonSmithsonian Folkways
                                            In the 1950s, steel pan and calypso, imported from Trinidad and Tobago, were hot in Bermuda. Lloyd Simmons and Hubert Smith, Jr. sing calypso with the...
                                              Black American Religious Music from Southeast Georgia / Various ArtistsBlack American Religious Music from Southeast GeorgiaSmithsonian Folkways
                                              Comprised of ensemble and solo music recorded at church choir performances, during rehearsals, and at singers' homes, this album compiled by music researcher...
                                                • CD£11.99
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                                                Joe HendersonBlack Miracle (1976)Milestone
                                                RARE! Serious, heavyweight deep, deep funky jazz. Saxophonist Henderson plus Harvey Mason, Ron Carter, Bill Summers, Hadley Caliman and more. Alongside...
                                                • Joe Henderson – soulution
                                                • Joe Henderson – black miracle
                                                • Original LP£19.99
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                                                Blind Willie JohnsonBlind Willie Johnson: 1927-1930Smithsonian Folkways
                                                Texan Blind Willie Johnson was one of the most successful recording artists in the South in the late 1920s, before the Depression ruined the company for...
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                                                  Brute Force Steel Bands of Antigua / Various ArtistsBrute Force Steel Bands of AntiguaSmithsonian Folkways
                                                  For this Cook recording, the Brute Force Steel Band of Antigua performs mambos, rumbas, sambas, calypsos and meringues plus a march and a bolero. A Trinidadian...
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                                                    Calypso Atrocities / Various ArtistsCalypso AtrocitiesSmithsonian Folkways
                                                    Saucy, ballsy, outspoken, yes, but not exactly an "atrocity." Pay close attention to these calypso lyrics by Small Island Pride and Mighty Cypher.
                                                      • CD£11.99
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                                                      Lord MelodyCaribbean Limbo MusicSmithsonian Folkways
                                                      How low can you go? Chances are, you’ll laugh (or at least giggle) before you reach your limit. These largely instrumental pieces with limbo-appropriate...
                                                        Carlton CoffieChant AwayIroko
                                                        BACK IN STOCK...Bongo heavy roots one away rhythm from 1978, Killer rhythm, chanting vocals, wild guitar,  non stop heavy vibes then flip over for...
                                                        • Carlton Coffie – Chant Away
                                                        • Carlton Coffie – Version
                                                        • 12"£7.99
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                                                        Classic African-American Ballads / Various ArtistsClassic African-American Ballads from Smithsonian FolkwaysSmithsonian Folkways
                                                        Classic African-American Ballads is a sampling of an important, historic, and engaging slice of America's Black music heritage. The heyday of the Black...
                                                          Classic Appalachian Blues / Various ArtistsClassic Appalachian Blues from Smithsonian FolkwaysSmithsonian Folkways
                                                          The "mountain cousin" of the Delta blues, Appalachian blues bears the stamp of a distinctive regional blend of European and African styles and sounds born...
                                                            Classic Blues / Various ArtistsClassic Blues from Smithsonian FolkwaysSmithsonian Folkways
                                                            A living and dynamic tradition, blues is forged in hard times but powerful enough to bring on the good times. Legends such as Lead Belly, Memphis Slim,...
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                                                              Classic Sounds of New Orleans / Various ArtistsClassic Sounds of New Orleans from Smithsonian FolkwaysSmithsonian Folkways
                                                              From street parades to nightclubs, from church houses to dance halls, music is key to New Orleans' uniqueness. Drawn from the Smithsonian Folkways repository...
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                                                                Musica de Cuba Pre-CastroJawbone of an AssSmithsonian Folkways
                                                                "This Conga is all alcohol, percussion and one Chinese Trumpet." So says Ariel Fiallo Arias, a citizen of Santiago, in describing a music almost singularly...
                                                                  • CD£12.99
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                                                                  Ron Trent Love AffairChiwax
                                                                  Originally released in 1992 on Clubhouse records -- classic cuts from one of the deep house greats
                                                                  • Ron Trent – Rons Soulful Mix
                                                                  • Ron Trent – Rons Bass Shaker Mix
                                                                  • Ron Trent – Braxtons Smooth Mix
                                                                  • Ron Trent – Underground Mix
                                                                  • Ron Trent – Rons Beatnik Mix
                                                                  • Ron Trent – Braxtons 326 Mix
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                                                                  The Brute Force Steel BandMusic to Awaken the Ballroom BeastSmithsonian Folkways
                                                                  In the streets of Antigua shortly following WWII, The Brute Force Steel Band began as one of the ensembles that would pioneer Caribbean steel pan music....
                                                                    Roots: Rhythm and Blues / Various ArtistsRoots: Rhythm and BluesSmithsonian Folkways
                                                                    This compilation brings together recordings produced by Henry Hines and Al White for Lynn's Productions, and provides a musical snapshot of some of the...
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                                                                      The Invaders Steel Band in San JuanSmithsonian Folkways
                                                                      In San Juan, Puerto Rico, the excitable rhythms of calypso, cha cha cha and merengue played by The Invaders Steel Band of St. Croix fill the air. This...
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                                                                        Paul Johnson Stop Trippin Chiwax
                                                                        Chiwax drop the first in a series of classics from chi-town house hero, Paul Johnson. The first part features the classic Relief records moment 'Stop Trippin''...
                                                                        • Paul Johnson – Stop Trippin
                                                                        • Paul Johnson – Speech Impediment
                                                                        • Paul Johnson – Unreleased Bonus Track
                                                                        • Paul Johnson – Aww Shit
                                                                        • Paul Johnson – Who's Psy Is This
                                                                        • Paul Johnson – Computers Talk
                                                                        • 12"£9.99
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                                                                        The Champion Steel Bands of Trinidad / Various ArtistsThe Champion Steel Bands of TrinidadSmithsonian Folkways
                                                                        Headliners at Carnival and pan competitions, these six champion steel bands from Trinidad offer listeners songs that hum gently or dance wildly. Participating...
                                                                          • CD£12.99
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                                                                          Kim Loy WongThe Steel Drums of Kim Loy WongSmithsonian Folkways
                                                                          When the British police in Trinidad--then part of the British West Indies--banned traditional bamboo stick bands around the time of World War II, young...
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                                                                            The Birds of Trinidad & TobagoA Complete Guide to Over 400 SpeciesCollins
                                                                            'Nuff birds. Small s/hand hardback book.
                                                                            • Original Book (500g)£8.00
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                                                                            The Bandana RepublicA Literary Anthology by Gang Members & Their AffiliatesSoft Skull Press
                                                                            There are some really great essays in here from former gang members from the 1950s and 1960s. The writings in this book give slices of history. It also...
                                                                            Barrington LevyA Yah Wi DehLife Music
                                                                            80s Digital roots version on the "sattamasagana" rhythm with version on the flip.
                                                                            • Barrington Levy – A Yah Wi Deh
                                                                            • Barrington Levy – Version
                                                                            • 7"£4.99
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                                                                            Adelaide Van WeyAll Day Singin' - Louisiana and Smoky Mountain BalladsSmithsonian Folkways
                                                                            On this collection, Adelaide Van Wey juxtaposes the Anglo-American ballads of the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina with songs from French Creole Louisiana....
                                                                              • CD£11.99
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                                                                              Little BrazilAn Ethnography of Brazilian Immigrants in New York CityPrinceton
                                                                              Walking west on 46th Street in Manhattan, just three blocks from Rockefeller Center, one passes Brazilian restaurants, the office of New York's Brazilian...
                                                                              The Liberation of SoundAn Introduction to Electronic MusicPrentice Hall Press
                                                                              Published in 1972, this book gives a very interesting perspective on the evolution of electronic music. It's not a howto book, or a physics book, but an...
                                                                              • Original Book (700g)£15.00
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