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    Vivian JonesInstitutionalized RacismRoots Vibration

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    Truth, Fact & CorrectBabylon Deh Pon Fire / Jungle FeverRoots Vibration

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      Noel EllisLive In LoveRoots Vibration

      Noel Ellis is the son of legendary Studio One/Treasure Isle recording artist Alton Ellis. Located in Canada he recorded a self-titled LP for Summer Records and a few singles. A few years later in 1988 he releases Live In Love, a classic digital roots tune that stood the test of time. Produced by Anthony "Basic" Hibbert. Edition of 500 copies in purple sleeves.

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      The ShadowsBrother NoahRoots Vibration

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