• DISC 1: Errol Dunkley – You'll Never Know
    • Errol Dunkley – Movie Star
    • Errol Dunkley – Created By The Father
    • Errol Dunkley – A Little Way Different
    • Errol Dunkley – Like To Be Boozed Up
    • The Gaytones – Jamaican Hi-Lite Part 1
    • Errol Dunkley – Darling Ooh
    • Errol Dunkley – Baby I Love You
    • Errol Dunkley – Your Gonna Need Me
    • Errol Dunkley – I'm Not The Man For You
    • 1. You'll Never Know
    • 2. Movie Star
    • 3. Created By The Father
    • 4. A Little Way Different
    • 5. Like To Be Boozed Up
    • 6. Jamaican Hi-Lite Part 1
    • 7. Darling Ooh
    • 8. Baby I Love You
    • 9. Your Gonna Need Me
    • 10. I'm Not The Man For You
    • 11. It Was Nice While It Lasted
    • 12. Jamaican Hi-Lite Part 2
    • 13. Baby Be True *
    • 14. What's Your Mouse *
    • 15. Let The Power Fall On I
    • 16. The Sensational Melodians Part 1 *
    • 17. The Sensational Melodians Part 2 *
    • 18. Seven Day Reggay (Part 1)
    • 19. Seven Day Reggay (Part 2) *
    • 20. Pepper *
    • 21. H-E-L-P
    • 22. I Love You
    • 23. Earth Sound Part 1 *
    • 24. Earth Sound Part 2 *
    • 25. Joy To The World
    • 26. One Night Of Sin
    • 27. One Toke Over The Line *
    • 28. Pray For Me
    • 29. Skavito *
    • 30. I Shall Sing
    • 31. Save The Last Dance For Me *
    • 32. Heart Of The Knights *
    • 33. Run To The Rock *
    • 34. Unbelievable Sounds
    • 35. She Kept On Talking
    • 36. Sinful Night *
    • 37. I'll Take You Home
    • 38. Rescue Me
    • 39. Return To Me
    • 40. Ugly Man *
    • 41. Cry To Me *
    • 42. I've Been Trying
    • 43. The Mighty Melodians Part 1 *
    • 44. The Mighty Melodians Part 2
    • 45. Medley Version (Part 1)
    • 46. Medley Version (Part 2) *
    • 47. Savito *

    Released in 1972 on Trojan Records’ Attack subsidiary label and, in Jamaica, on Sonia Pottinger’s Gay Feet label, Errol Dunkley’s debut album “Darling Ooh” provided the first opportunity for an international audience to discover the noted singer-songwriter’s talents.

    Unavailable on CD for 30 years, this classic collection is finally made available once more; its original track-listing bolstered by 35 bonus tracks from Pottinger’s esteemed High Note/Gay Feet catalogue. Among these are numerous major Jamaican hits and obscurities, of which 19 recordings make their CD debut.

    And as an added bonus, the second disc features the long-lost Trojan album, “Joy To The World”, which after almost half a century makes its very long overdue debut release!

    * Previously unavailable on CD

    Other Releases on Doctor Bird

    The SilvertonesSilver Bullets (Expanded Edition)Doctor Bird

    Long overdue expanded edition of the hugely sought-after Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry-produced album from 1973, “Silver Bullets” features the entirety of the Silvertones’ work for the widely acclaimed music maker.

    The collection was one of the first to be produced at Perry’s newly opened Black Ark studio in Washington Gardens, with the vocal tracks added at King Tubby’s equally illustrious establishment in Dromilly Avenue.

    Unavailable on CD for over a quarter of a century, this hugely collectable album has now been expanded to include Silvertones’ remaining output for the Upsetter, as well as solo sides by the vocal trio’s original lead singer, Delroy Denton.

    Annotated by Lee Perry’s biographer, David Katz, “Silver Bullets” is an essential collection for fans of the producer’s work as well as anyone wishing to own and hear some of the very finest vintage reggae sounds from the late Sixties and early Seventies.

      The Best Of ReggaeDoctor Bird

      Expanded version of the best-selling TV advertised album from 1973, comprising 55 of the biggest reggae hits of the late Sixties and early Seventies.

      The double disc collection includes numerous chart-busting hits and dancefloor-fillers, performed by some of the greatest Jamaican performers of the era, including such legendary artists as Desmond Dekker, the Maytals, Dave & Ansel Collins, the Pioneers, John Holt, Greyhound and Bob & Marcia.

      Guaranteed to bring a touch of warm Jamaican sunshine to even the coldest of days, “The Best Of Reggae” is sure to brighten up any occasion, 365 days of the year!

        CultureChildren Of ZionDoctor Bird

        Arguably the greatest Jamaican vocal group to emerge on the reggae scene during the latter half of the Seventies, the Joseph Hill-led trio Culture wrote and performed some of the finest roots music of the era, initially making their mark with producer Joe Gibbs before joining the revered roster of Sonia Pottinger’s High Note Records.

        The first two discs of this long overdue triple CD set collect the ‘A’ and ‘B’ sides of all the group’s Jamaican 7” and 12” High Note singles, with disc 3 comprising rare and previously unreleased 12” mixes from the vaults.

        Featuring some of the finest roots reggae recordings of the late Seventies, this collection superbly demonstrates why Culture remain held in such high esteem by reggae aficionados, and with 20 tracks new to CD and five previously unissued, will even satisfy the exacting demands of the group’s long-standing fans.

        With extensive sleeve notes and rare photos plus a great front cover featuring members of Culture and The Abyssinians!

        • Disc 1: Culture – Work On Natty
        • The Revolutionaries – Natty Dub
        • Culture – Stop The Fighting (7"mix)
        • The Revolutionaries – Fussy Dub
        • Grandpa Culture – Production Something
        • The Revolutionaries – Production Dub
        • Culture – Trod On (Iron Sharpening Iron) 12"
        • Ranking Trevor – Rockers Dub
        • Culture – Dog A Go Nyam Dog (12" mix)
        • Culture – Pyarka (12" mix)
        • Culture – Down In Jamaica (Where Marcus Garvey Came From)
        • The Revolutionaries – Cultural Rock (12" Mix)
        • Culture – Black Rose (12" Mix)
        • Disc 2: Culture – This Train
        • The Revolutionaries – Dubbing Train
        • Culture – Mind Who You Beg For Help (12" mix)
        • Culture – Natty Never Get Weary (12" mix)
        • Culture – Jah Rastafari
        • The Revolutionaries – Jah (Version)
        • Culture – The Shepherd
        • The Revolutionaries – The Shepherd (Version)
        • Culture – Weeping Eyes (7" mix)
        • The Revolutionaries – Yard Dub
        • Culture – Children Of Zion
        • The Revolutionaries – Freedom Rock
        • Culture – Forward To Africa (12" mix)
        • The Revolutionaries – Africa Dub (12" mix)
        • Disc 3: Culture – Children Of Israel (alt. 12" mix)
        • Culture – Wipe Your Weeping Eyes (12" mix)
        • Culture – Love Shine Bright (12" mix)
        • Grandpa Culture – Production Something (12" mix)
        • Culture – Free Again (12" mix)
        • Culture & Jah Thomas – Trod On (Iron Sharpening Iron (alt. 12" mix)
        • Culture – Hola Mt. Zion (12" mix)
        • Culture – Pyarka (alt.12" mix)
        • Culture – (Living) Too Long In Slavery (12" mix)
        • Culture – Tell Me Where You Get It (12" mix)
        Derrick HarriottPresents Earthly SoundsDoctor Bird

        By the early Seventies, Derrick Harriott was firmly established as one of the leading lights on the Jamaican music scene, writing, performing and producing for his Crystal and Move & Groove labels, while also operating the hugely popular Music Chariot disco and managing his shop in Kings Street, Kingston.

        The high standard of his work is reflected in the quality of his productions from this period, with the likes of the Ethiopians, Augustus Pablo, I Roy, Junior Murvin, the Mighty Diamonds, Big Youth and Horace Andy all benefitting from his considerable talents in the recording studio.

        “Earthly Sounds” demonstrates the immensity of Harriott’s production skills, drawing together the very best of his output from 1971 to 1973. Featuring numerous Jamaican classics from the era, including along 20 tracks new to CD, this double disc set is an essential acquisition for all self-respecting fans of high-quality reggae sounds.

        • DISC 1: Winston Wright – Cotton Comes To Harlem
        • The Ethiopians – What A Pain
        • The Crystalites – Short Cut
        • Keith & Tex – Keith & Tex Medley pt. 1&2
        • Bongo Herman & Les – Home Sweet Home
        • The Ethiopians – Lot Wife
        • Denzil Laing – Medicine Stick
        • Bongo Herman & Bunny – Know Far I
        • Bongo Herman, Les & Bunny – Salaam (Peace)
        • The Ethiopians – Throne Of Justice
        • The Crystalites – Earthly Sounds
        • The Diamonds – Mash Up
        • Bongo Herman & Les – Hail I
        • The Ethiopians – Best Of Five Part One
        • The Ethiopians – Best Of Five Part Two
        • Bongo Herman & Les – Freedom Fighters
        • Joe White – Call Me Trinity
        • The Crystalites – Trinity Version
        • The Crystal Generation – Hell Below
        • Bongo Herman & Bunny – We Are Praying
        • The Crystalites – We Are Praying Version
        • The Ralph Brothers – I'm Going Home
        • The Now Generation – Shaft (Inst.)
        • The Preacher – Black Moses
        • The Crystalites – Black Moses Version
        • DISC 2: Big Youth – Cool Breeze
        • The Crystalites – Wild Storm
        • Roman Stewart & Dave – Changing Times
        • Glen Brown – Smokey Eyes
        • The Crystalites – Smokey Version
        • Junior Murvin – Big Boy
        • The Crystalites – Big Boy Version
        • I Roy – Tougher Than Tough
        • Augustus Pablo – Tougher Than Tough Version
        • Big Youth – Dock Of The Bay
        • Augustus Pablo – Bass And Drums Version
        • Junior Murvin – One Wife
        • The Crystalites – One Wife Version
        • Horace Andy – Lonely Woman
        • The Crystalites – Lonely Woman Dub
        • Augustus Pablo – Bells Of Death
        • Bongo Herman – Bells Of Death Version
        • The Crystalites – Blacula
        • The Crystalites – Sixth Sense
        • I Roy – Frankie J & Melinda
        • The Crystalites – Frankie J & Melinda Version
        • Augustus Pablo & Fay – Bedroom Mazurka
        • Augustus Pablo – Bedroom Mazurka Version 2
        ScottySchool DaysDoctor Bird

        Now, at long last, Scotty’s ‘School-Days’ album is finally reissued in its original artwork on CD, with its track-listing bolstered by the remainder of Scotty’s singles for Harriott, plus the B-sides of each of his 7” singles, all of which make their CD debut.

        “School-Days” is a welcome reminder of this hugely popular artist’s talent as a DJ and should be an essential purchase for fans of vintage reggae, cool rock steady and classic Jamaican toasting sounds.

        • – Draw Your Brakes
        • – Children Children
        • – Penny For Your Song
        • – Jam Rock Style
        • – I Worry
        • – Musical Chariot
        • – Sing Along
        • – Rosemarie
        • – Sesame Street
        • – Lonely Man
        • – Riddle I This
        • Bonus Tracks – Monkey Drop
        • – Clean Race
        • The Crystalites – Draw Your Brakes Version
        • – Children Version
        • – Penny For Your Song Version
        • – Version Rock Style
        • – Rosemarie Version
        • – Sesame Version
        • – Monkey Drop Version
        • – Clean Race Version
        Duke Reid International Disco SeriesThe Complete CollectionDoctor Bird

        The first ever comprehensive collection of Treasure Isle discomixes, comprising virtually every 12” single issued, plus 4 previously unissued recordings from the vaults.

        The dancehall phenomenon of the late Seventies resulted in renewed interest in the sounds and rhythms of rock steady and early reggae; a development that prompted noted producer Sonia Pottinger to revisit many of the classic recordings in Duke Reid’s legendary Treasure Isle catalogue that she now owned.

        The Duke had been a dominant force on the Jamaican music scene during the Sixties and early Seventies, when he had produced an array of hugely popular sides from his famed Treasure Isle studio on Bond Street, Kingston. Upon his premature demise in 1976, Pottinger inherited the business, although it was not until the close of the decade that that the true value of Reid’s work began to be appreciated once more.

        Aside from re-releasing numerous classic Treasure Isle sides on 7” and a trio of “Hottest Hits” long players, Pottinger also had Treasure Isle sound engineer, Errol Brown, remix many of Reid’s most significant sides, updating the sound to fit the new dancehall style. The result was a series of 12” singles that saw issue in Jamaica on either the Treasure Isle or her own High Note label.

        Virtually all of these recordings, along with four previously unreleased sides, feature on this essential collection. And with all but a few of the tracks making their CD debut, this 3CD set is a must for all fans of rock steady, dub and dancehall, as well as admirers of Duke Reid’s inimitable Treasure Isle sound.

        * Tracks New To CD

        + Previously Unreleased Tracks

        • DISC 1: Alton Ellis – If I Could Rule The World
        • The Techniques & Ranking Trevor – You Don't Care *
        • The Paragons & Jah Stone – My Best Girl *
        • Phyllis Dillon – Get On The Right Track *
        • Alton Ellis – I Can't Stop Now
        • The Techniques & Jah Walton – Queen Majesty *
        • Joya Landis – Kansas City *
        • Alton Ellis – Ooo Wee Baby
        • Ken Parker – True True *
        • The Paragons & Jah Stone – Riding High / GT.195 *
        • John Holt – Ali Baba +
        • DISC 2: The Techniques & Ranking Trevor – Love Is Not A Gamble *
        • Alton Ellis – I Can't Stand It
        • The Sensations – Those Guys *
        • The Techniques – Travelling Man *
        • The Jamaicans – Peace And Love *
        • The Paragons & Jah Stone – Mercy, Mercy, Mercy *
        • Joya Landis – Moonlight Lover *
        • Alton Ellis & Ranking Trevor – You Make Me Very Happy
        • The Techniques – It's You I Love *
        • Phyllis Dillon – Don't Touch My Tomato *
        • Nora Dean – Barbwire +
        • Alton Ellis & Papa Ritchie – Breaking Up / Phantom In The Jungle
        • The Supersonics – Breaking Up Dub
        • DISC 3: The Sensations & Jah Stone – Baby Love / Westmoreland Flood *
        • The Techniques – You Don't Care (2nd Mix) *
        • Alton Ellis – Chatty Chatty People *
        • The Paragons – The Same Song *
        • Ken Parker – I Should Have Known *
        • Alton Ellis – Cry Tough
        • The Techniques & Jah Walton – I Wish It Would Rain *
        • The Melodians – You Have Caught Me *
        • John Holt – Stealing +
        • Alton Ellis – Remember That Sunday
        • Carl Bryan & The Supersonics – Red Ash +
        • The Jamaicans – Baba Boom Boom *
        • Jah Thomas & The Supersonics – Musical Best *
        • 2. DISC 1: Alton Ellis – If I Could Rule The World
        • 3. The Techniques & Ranking Trevor – You Don't Care *
        • 4. The Paragons & Jah Stone – My Best Girl *
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        The High Note Mento CollectionDoctor Bird

        36 tracks new to CD Three 1970s High Note albums new to CD Showcases Jamaica’s most popular mento artists of the 1970s

        Over the past few decades interest in vintage Jamaican mento music has steadily grown, with the genre attracting increasing numbers of fans worldwide. Despite this development, precious little material in the style that was recorded during the Seventies has seen reissue.

        This 2CD set aims to address that oversight by showcasing three of the most popular mento collections of the decade – all making their long overdue CD debut here. First released on Sonia Pottinger’s High Note label between 1976 and 1978, “King Vupp”, “Live At Club Caribbean” and “Ram Jam” highlight the respective talents of leading Jamaican performers, King Vupp, the Jolly Boys and the Prince Brothers, with the original LP track-listings bolstered by an array of relevant bonus tracks.

        An immensely enjoyable and enlightening listen, “The High Note Mento Collection” effectively demonstrates that there was considerably more to the Jamaican music scene of mid-to-the late Seventies than just roots reggae

        • DISC 1: – KING VUPP
        • – Calypso Rock
        • – A Lie Dem A Tell
        • – Rucumbine
        • – Jamaican Farewell
        • – Club Caribbean
        • – Big Fat Wife
        • Sugar Belly – Easy Mento
        • Wisdom & The All Stars – Lizard In Bed
        • – Ram Jam
        • – Hold Him Joe
        • Al & The Vibrators – Move Up Calypso
        Reggae PowerDoctor Bird

        By the close of the Sixties, record retailer and jukebox businessman Karl ‘J.J.’ Johnson was firmly established as one of Jamaica’s leading record producers, having released a string of best-selling rock steady and proto-reggae 45s by such noted local acts as Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, the Rulers, Carl Dawkins, the Kingstonians and the Ethiopians.

        Early in 1969, a lucrative agreement with British record label, Trojan, emboldened the ambitious entrepreneur to release an album comprising a dozen of his latest recordings in the new reggae style. Entitled “Reggae Power”, the LP was dominated by regular hit-makers, the Ethiopians, whose recent singles had proved so popular in Britain that the group had been prompted to make a promotional tour of the country. Their trip led to Trojan dramatically reworking the ‘Reggae Power’ long-player for its UK release, replacing all but two non-Ethiopians tracks with further J.J.-produced works by the trio, before issuing it in new artwork.

        But with the Ethiopians collection already available on the Doctor Bird CD, “Reggae Power & Woman Capture Man”, it is the Jamaican version of the album that provides the inspiration for this exciting double-disc compilation, which collects the bulk of J.J. Johnson’s output from 1968 to 1972, including numerous reggae hits and 17 recordings new to CD.

        • Roy Shirley – Dance Up The Reggae
        • The Kingstonians – MIX It Up
        • V. Vinstrick – Love Is Not Your Game
        • JJ All Stars – One Dollar Of Music
        • Carl Dawkins – I’ll Make It Up
        • Roy Shirley – Musical Priest
        • Count Sticky – Bigger Boss
        • The Vibrators – Live Life
        • The Kingstonians – I’ll Be Around
        • Winston Wright – Five Miles High
        Reggae Strings And Reggae Strings Volume 2Doctor Bird

        Almost five decades since their original release, these two popular albums finally see reissue with this collection, which as a special bonus, collects the original vocal and instrumental versions on disc two.

        An unexpected best-seller for the Trojan Records following its release in 1972, “Reggae Strings” demonstrated the-then widespread appeal of ‘commercial reggae’, primarily among more mature record buyers whose musical tastes veered towards the relaxing and romantic.

        Featuring orchestrated instrumental versions of major hits alongside equally appealing cuts of lesser known tracks from the Trojan catalogue, the prolonged popularity of the set prompted a second volume two years later, which sold almost as strongly, despite the prevailing sound of roots reggae.

        Although uncredited, both volumes showcased the talents of leading British-based arrangers Johnny Arthey and Tony King, whose work graced numerous best-selling British recordings from the period, including many tracks now widely regarded as reggae classics.

        Now, almost five decades since their original release, these two popular albums finally see reissue with this collection, which as a special bonus, collects the original vocal and instrumental versions on disc two.

        • Reggae Strings – One Woman
        • – Moon River
        • – Let The Man Go
        • – World Without Love
        • – Roll Muddy River
        • Bob Andy – One Woman
        • Greyhound – Moon River
        • The Dynamites – Sweet Musille
        • Del Davis – World Without Love
        • The Uniques – Lonely For Your Love
        Roots Rock ReggaeDoctor Bird


        Originally released by Creole Records in 1978, “Roots, Rock Reggae” primarily served as a showcase vehicle for the most recent productions of Phil Mathias and his Big Phil label. Comprising 14 tracks of the highest quality, the album featured some of Jamaica’s leading talent, notably the In Crowd, Cornel Campbell, Sugar Minott, Delroy Wilson and Leroy Smart.

        Released in a number of countries around the globe, the LP proved a best-seller, but despite its popularity and rich musical content, it subsequently remained unavailable until the early 1990s when it was re-issued in Germany in limited numbers.

        Now, at long last, this superb collection of high quality roots reggae is made available once more, with its original track-listing augmented by the best of Mathias’s remaining productions from the period.

          All Aboard THE C.N. EXPRESSRock Steady And Boss Reggae Sounds 1967-1968Doctor Bird

          Clancy Eccles influential rock steady and proto-reggae recordings provide the focus for this brand new collection.

          Recorded between mid-1967 and late 1968, the tracks range from major Jamaican hits to painfully rare obscurities, performed by an equally diverse assortment of performers that include virtual unknowns alongside such eminent artists as Alton Ellis, Eric ‘Monty’ Morris, Ernest Ranglin and Eccles’s long-standing friend and associate, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry.

          With 17 tracks unavailable on any format for decades, this fascinating compilation is a must for fans of rock steady and boss reggae, with the set superbly demonstrating the ever-developing sound of Jamaican music over a period now widely regarded as the most compelling in its history.

            John HoltLike A BoltDoctor Bird

            First issued in 1973, “Like A Bolt” is today widely regarded as one of the finest albums to showcase the inestimable talents of Jamaican singing legend, John Holt.

            Comprising a dozen of the performer’s most popular solo recordings for Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle label from the previous five years, the LP first saw issue in limited numbers on the small UK independent, Magnet.

            Over the years since, it has become one of the most sought-after long players from the early 1970s, yet has remained unavailable on CD for almost 20 years.

            Now, the album is finally available once more, with the original track-listing augmented by the remainder of Holt’s solo work for the Duke, so bringing together numerous major reggae hits alongside long-lost obscurities, which include a 12” mix of ‘Ali Baba’, that makes its CD debut.

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              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, Ecliston Adolph Elanza ‘Clancy’ Eccles was at the vanguard of the Jamaican music scene, having produced many of the island’s most popular and influential recordings since launching his New Beat and Clandisc labels in 1967.

              Reflecting his standing in Jamaica, London-based reggae giant Trojan not only launched their own version of his Clandisc label, but also issued a pair of collections entirely comprising the singer-songwriter-producer’s work, both of which were collected on the recently released 2CD set, “Freedom & Fire Corner”.

              The popularity of these albums spurred the company to swiftly put together the two best-selling Clancy Eccles-produced albums that provide the focus of this follow-up compilation: “Foolish Fool” and “Herbsman”.

              Including a mix of major Jamaican hits and rarities performed by an equally eclectic mix of artists, the track-listings from this pair of boss reggae long-players have now been augmented by an impressive 34 bonus recordings, which include six previously unissued tracks and a further 19 currently unavailable digitally.

                Clancy Eccles & The DynamitesFreedom / Fire CornerDoctor Bird

                The dawning of the rock steady sound, late in 1966, eliminated the need for record producers to employ horn sections, a consequence of which was to significantly reduce studio costs. The development enabled a new generation of young, dynamic music makers to make a mark upon Jamaica’s recording industry and of these, few proved more successful or influential than Clancy Eccles. By the late Sixties, Eccles had become firmly established as one of the island’s premiere producers, having been a pivotal figure in the development of reggae during the latter half of 1968. The following year he scored his biggest hit, the rambunctious ‘Fattie Fattie’, which sold in huge amounts both at home and the UK, where a chart placing for the disc was only denied by the lack of recognition of sales from Jamaican music retailers. The single’s popularity prompted Trojan Records to issue Eccles’s debut long-player, “Freedom”, which gathered the best of his self-produced recordings as a singer. The album’s release coincided with a second LP of his work that showcased his most recent instrumental productions with top session crew, the Dynamites, along with a trio of tracks featuring pioneering DJ toaster, King Stitt, whose ground-breaking hit, ‘Fire Corner’, provided the collection’s title. Both of these seminal boss reggae sets feature on this essential 2CD compilation, which is further enhanced by 13 additional vocal sides from the late Sixties along with the remaining recorded works of both King Stitt and the Dynamites, from 1969: the year reggae went outernational.

                  Sonya SpenceIn The Dark / Sings LoveDoctor Bird

                  For any female to make their mark in the male dominated music industry, prolonged success has always been a struggle, and back in the Sixties and Seventies, the challenge was even greater. Yet in this harsh environment, Sonia Pottinger proved time and again that talent and determination could overcome almost any obstacle, remaining one of Jamaica’s leading record producers for two glorious decades.

                  Unsurprisingly, Pottinger’s High Note Records became a magnet for aspiring female talent during the golden age of reggae, with almost every female artiste of note looking to record for her esteemed label.

                  Of these performers, Sonya Spence achieved significant success from the mid-Seventies through to the dawn of the 1980s, securing a series of hit singles and two best-selling albums. Since then, both “In The Dark” and “Sings Love” have become sought-after collectors’ items among a wide spectrum of music fans, with her ‘Let Love Flow On’ 45 proving a particular favourite among soul connoisseurs.

                  At last, both of these superb LPs have been brought together for this long overdue collection, which is further enhanced by 21 sublime Sonia Pottinger-produced female-led tracks from the period, 13 of which make their CD debut!

                  • DISC 1: Sonya Spence – In The Dark
                  • – Jet Plane
                  • – It Hurts To Be Alone
                  • – I Love You So
                  • – Damn Him
                  • – Peace & Unity
                  • – Where Is The Love
                  • – Now I Know What Love Is
                  • – Come With Me
                  • – Don't Want To Leave Now
                  • – Let Love Flow On
                  • Marcia Griffiths – Sweet Brown Sugar
                  • Lorna Bennett – Good Woman
                  • Daughter Cherry – Babylon You Guilty
                  • Novelette Barnett – Fire De A Town
                  • Karen Mark – World Wide Love
                  Linval ThompsonThe Trojan Dancehall Albums CollectionDoctor Bird

                  At the close of the 1970s, a new, strident style of reggae developed that by the close of the year had supplanted the roots sound, continuing to dominate Jamaica’s musical landscape through to the mid-Eighties: dancehall.

                  Few producers embraced the genre with more skill than Linval Thompson, who between 1982 and 1983 delivered four superb dancehall collections to Trojan Records, with each showcasing a major talent of the era. All but one of this quartet of LPs appear on CD for the first time in the UK, with Tristan Palma’s “Settle Down Girl” making its full digital debut.

                  The 2CD set is further bolstered by four Linval Thompson-produced bonus tracks, ensuring a musical feast for fans of the original dancehall sound.

                  • DISC 1: Barrington Levy – Poor Man Style
                  • – Don't Give Up
                  • – Sensimelea
                  • – I Can't Wait Too Long
                  • Scientist & Prince Jammy – Strike Back!
                  • – Storming The Death Star
                  • – Mission Impossible
                  • – The Alien Aborts
                  • – Settle Down 12" mix
                  • DISC 2: The Viceroys – We Must Unite
                  • – Come Closer My Love
                  • – Show Me Your Company
                  • – We Must Unite
                  • – Settle Down Girl
                  • – My Love
                  • – You're Too Young
                  • – Don't Make Me Cry
                  Linval Thompson & The RevolutionariesNegrea Love Dub & Outlaw DubDoctor Bird

                  Today, almost half a century since its emergence in Jamaica, dub still continues to exert a profound influence upon popular music globally, although it was the golden era of mid-to-late Seventies that undoubtedly produced its finest examples.

                  During this time a host of sublime collections in the style saw issue in Jamaica and the UK, and of these, few have been more sought-after than the two LPs showcased on this CD.

                  First released by Trojan Records in 1978 and 1979, respectively, both of these Linval Thompson-produced albums were cut at Jo Jo Hoo Kim’s famed Channel One studio, with musical backing supplied by celebrated session crew, the Revolutionaries, which featured within its ranks Jamaica’s illustrious riddim twins, Sly & Robbie.

                  Given the array of talent that contributed to the 20 recordings presented here, it is hardly surprising that the musicianship, riddims and hard and heavy mixes are all of the highest order. And with neither of these essential long-players previously issued on CD, this 2-on-1 set is a dub-lovers dream come true.

                  Dub has rarely sounded this good!

                  • Negrea Love Dub – Rock Me In Dub
                  • – Channel One In Dub
                  • – Thompson In Dub
                  • Outlaw Dub – 79 Rock
                  • – Danger Rockers
                  • – African Free Up
                  Lord Tanamo & FriendsFestival Jump-Up (Expanded Edition)Doctor Bird

                  By the mid-1960s, ska was in full swing, but while the driving, energetic sound dominated Jamaica’s musical landscape, other genres, such as rhythm & blues, calypso and thLordfe home-grown style of mento were also widely popularised by local acts. And of these performers, few proved more popular and versatile than Joseph Gordon, a singer-songwriter who, as Lord Tanamo, had been at the forefront of the island’s music scene since the Fifties.

                  Yet despite his popularity, it was not until mid-Sixties that a long-player dedicated to his output finally saw issue. Released by leading Kingston-based producer Lindon Pottinger, the musically varied “Festival Jump-Up” provides the focus for disc one of this collection, with its original 12 tracks augmented by Tanamo’s best-loved ska recordings from the period, including his oft-imitated rendering of the standard, ‘I’m In The Mood For Love’

                  Disc 2 collects 28 of the most popular ska and r&b sides issued between 1963 and 1964 on Pottinger’s revered Gaydisc and SEP labels, their number including numerous significant Jamaican hits by the likes of Jimmy James, Roy Panton & Millie Small, Winston Samuels and Dobby Dobson.

                  The result is a musical cornucopia of rare, high quality authentic early-Sixties Jamaican sounds, many of which have remained widely unavailable on any format until now.

                    Linval ThompsonTrojan Roots Albums CollectionDoctor Bird

                    By the late Seventies, increasing numbers of Jamaican performers were turning their hand to studio production work, and of these few made the transition more effectively than Linval Thompson.

                    Having already made his mark as one of the island’s premier roots performers, the singer-songwriter launched his Thompson Sound label in 1977, finding immediate success with a series of best-selling recordings, all produced at Kingston’s revered Channel One studio, where he enlisted the services of celebrated in-house band, the Revolutionaries.

                    Among the first artistes to benefit from Thompson’s talents as a producer were leading dee-jays, Big Joe and Trinity, whose work spawned two popular long- players, African Princess and Rock In The Ghetto.

                    Released by Trojan Records in 1978 and 1979, respectively, both of these lauded collections finally see their official reissue with this 2CD set, which also includes Thompson’s own best-selling album, I Love Marijuana, and ten bonus tracks, first issued by the famed London-based reggae company on its Attack subsidiary.

                      Errol Brown & The RevoltionariesCulture Dub & Medley DubDoctor Bird

                      By the close of the 1970s, dub was firmly established as a favourite sub-genre of the reggae canon, with every Jamaican-based producer of note releasing albums dedicated to the style. Sonia Pottinger was no exception and in Treasure Isle studios sound engineer, Errol Brown, she had one of the finest exponents in the business, his talents as a dub master reflected in a number of sought-after long-players, including “Culture Dub” and “‘Medley Dub”, two exceptional collections that form the basis of this 2CD set.

                      “Culture Dub” on Disc One, comprises compelling dub mixes of tracks lifted from “Harder Than The Rest”, the first LP cut by seminal roots vocal trio Culture for Pottinger’s High Note Records. The remainder of the disc comprises further superior dubs of Culture’s recordings during their sojourn with the producer, between 1978 and 1979.

                      CD2 showcases the equally rare “Medley Dub” LP, which had seen issue a few years earlier. The set demonstrates Errol Brown’s unerring ability to transform even vintage sounds into dub classics, with the repertoire comprising mixes of an array of recordings first cut in the late Sixties and early Seventies. The bonus material dates from the mid-to-late 1970s, with all 15 tracks making their CD debut!

                      • – Everyday Love Dub
                      • – Iron Sharp Dub
                      • – Harder Than The Rest (Dub)
                      • – Work On Dub
                      • – Payaka Dub
                      • – Jah Rastafari (Version)
                      • – Trinity In Dub
                      • – Dub You Know
                      • – Under Heavy
                      • – Swing And Dub
                      • – In The Park Version
                      • – Trial Dub
                      Derrick Morgan And His FriendsExpanded EditionDoctor Bird

                      The rock steady era that dominated Jamaica’s musical landscape between late-1966 and mid-1968 is today widely acknowledged as the most influential period in the island’s history. Not only did the sound lay the foundations upon which reggae subsequently developed, its structure favoured small combos rather than the large ensembles that dominated the ska years, resulting in significantly reduced recording costs. The development provided cash-strapped music makers with the opportunity to make records and one who took full advantage was enterprising local singing sensation, Derrick Morgan.

                      A major recording star throughout Jamaica since the late Fifties, Morgan established his Hop Records label around the summer of 67, thereafter releasing a series of popular 7” singles, including the immensely popular ‘Red Rum Ball’ by vocal duo, Lloyd & Devon, and his own best sellers, ‘Conquering Ruler’ and ‘Gimme Back’.

                      Distributed in the UK by Island Records, the popularity of these works ultimately led to the company releasing the now impossibly rare long-player, “Derrick Morgan And His Friends”, a 12-track collection largely comprising previously unissued material. Now, at long last, this hugely desirable album is available once more, with its contents supplemented by the remainder of Derrick Morgan’s rock steady productions.

                      Recorded at Jamaica’s premiere recording studio, WIRL, and featuring the musicianship of leading session crews, the Carib Beats and Lyn Taitt & the Jets, the quality of the tracks remains consistently high, and with a handful of these enjoyable sides making their CD debut, this stunning 2 disc set is a dream come true for any self-respecting rock steady fan!

                      • Derrick Morgan – Bad Luck On Me
                      • Derrick Morgan – Lagga Head
                      • Derrick Morgan & The Viceroys – Stumbling Block
                      • The Black Brothers – You've Been Saying Things
                      • Derrick Morgan & Pauline – Someone
                      • DISC TWO - Derrick Morgan – Gimme Back
                      • The Viceroys – Give It To Him
                      • Lloyd & Devon – Red Rum Ball
                      The UpsettersClint Eastwood / Many Moods Of "The Upsetters"Doctor Bird

                      By the close of the Sixties, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry was firmly established as one of Jamaica’s most popular and innovative producers. His frequently quirky approach to music-making resulted in him becoming a firm favourite among British skinheads, with demand for his output satisfied by both of the UK’s two leading reggae companies, Trojan and Pama Records.

                      In 1969, the latter issued “Clint Eastwood”, a 12 track LP comprising a dozen sides from the producer’s recent catalogue, the majority of which had seen issue in the UK over the previous months as 7” singles on the company’s Camel and Punch subsidiary labels.

                      An instant best-seller, Pama needed little incentive to release a second collection of Perry’s work and the following year issued “The Many Moods Of the Upsetters”, a similarly styled collection, featuring a mix of instrumental and vocal material.

                      Both of these best-selling albums feature on this must-have double disc set that also includes all of the producer’s work released in the UK by Pama and Doctor Bird Records between 1969 and early 1970 – their number including a handful of tracks previously unavailable on CD.

                      This is an essential purchase for all fans of the musical genius that is Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and followers of the immensely popular boss reggae sound!

                      • The Upsetters – Return Of The Ugly
                      • The Upsetters – For A Few Dollars More
                      • The Upsetters – Clint Eastwood
                      • The Inspirations – Down In The Park
                      Derrick MorganMoon HopDoctor Bird

                      Among the first major recording stars to emerge in Jamaica, Derrick Seymour Morgan first made his mark in the studio in the late 1950s, becoming the island’s premier performer soon after. By 1969 he had secured an unprecedented number of ska, rock steady and early reggae hits, with his success prompting an approach from London-based Afro- Caribbean music-company, Pama Records.

                      The relationship that ensued spawned dozens of popular 45s, many of which were produced by Morgan in the UK, notably the rousing ‘Moon Hop’, written in celebration of the Apollo 11 moon landing in July ’69. After becoming a firm favourite on the London club scene, the single cracked the British pop charts early the following year, with Pama releasing the suitably titled “Moon Hop” LP soon after.

                      This immensely popular album makes its CD debut on disc 1 of this set, with the LP’s original track-listing bolstered by the remainder of the singer’s UK- produced output for Pama from 1969 to 1970. The second disc on this 2CD collection comprises Morgan’s other Pama long-player from the period, “In London”, the contents of which are supplemented by the remainder of his Jamaican-produced recordings from the late Sixties.

                      • – A Night At The Top
                      • – Man Pon Moon
                      • – Moon Hop
                      • – Return Of Jack Slade
                      Desmond DekkerDouble DekkerDoctor Bird

                      Making his mark on the international recording scene with a series of global hits in the late Sixties and early Seventies, Desmond Dekker enjoyed success on a scale no other Jamaican act had experienced.

                      So in 1972, when the singer left the world’s leading reggae record company, Trojan Records, to join the newly launched rival Creole, the move sent shockwaves through the UK’s music industry.

                      In response, Trojan gathered some of the singer’s biggest hits alongside rare and previously unreleased material from the archive, which they issued on the aptly-titled double LP set, “Double Dekker”.

                      Much to the chagrin of Creole, the collection swiftly became one of Trojan’s biggest selling long players of 1973, its release eclipsing the singer’s recently recorded work for his new label.

                      Now, 45 years after its original release, “Double Dekker” is finally available once more, with the track- listing augmented with six rare bonus tracks.

                      • – It Miek
                      • – Look What They're Doing To Me
                      • – Please Don't Bend
                      • – My Reward
                      • – Little Darling
                      King Size ReggaeExpanded EditionDoctor Bird

                      By the dawn of the Seventies, Leslie Kong’s Beverley’s Records was firmly established as Jamaica’s premier record label, having secured a series of major international hits by some of the island’s finest talents.

                      Having secured rights to Kong’s output the previous year, London-based reggae giant, Trojan Records, had wasted little time showcasing the Kingston-based producer’s work on a series of 7” singles and albums.

                      Among the LPs to see issue in 1970 were two ‘various artist’ compilations: the recently reissued “Hot Shots Of Reggae” and the equally sought-after “King Size Reggae”.

                      Available on CD for the first time ever, the latter features some of the finest Jamaican recordings of the period, with the track-listing bolstered by no less than 19 Leslie Kong-produced bonus tracks, many of which appear on CD for the first time.

                      A perfect companion to the “Hot Shots Of Reggae” CD, or simply a superb stand-alone collection in its own right, this long overdue release is an essential purchase for fans seeking the best in classic reggae sounds.

                      • The Gaylads – Soul Sister
                      • Ken Boothe – It's Gonna Take A Miracle
                      • Delroy Wilson – Gave You My Love
                      • Ken Boothe – Now I Know

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                      Explosive Rock SteadyDoctor Bird

                      First released by Trojan Records in 1968, “Explosive Rock Steady” was the first long-player to showcase the work of a budding record producer who in time would become one of the most popular and influential figures on the Jamaican music scene: Joel Augustus Gibson a.k.a. Joe Gibbs.

                      Unavailable on CD since 1997, the much sought-after album is here augmented by an incredible 46 bonus tracks from the rock steady era, their number including numerous Jamaican hits, alongside many long-lost rarities, including 7 tracks new to CD.

                      Featured artists on this double disc set include some of the most talented Jamaican performers to make their mark during the tail end of the Sixties, with the superior quality of the recordings demonstrating the high standards of work for which Gibbs would soon become renowned.

                      * Previously unavailable on CD

                      • – DISC 1: I’M MOVING ON – Keith Blake
                      • – MISS TOURIST – Errol Dunkley & The Pioneers
                      • – JUST LIKE A RIVER – Stranger & Gladdy
                      • – UNCLE SAM’S COUNTRY – Dennis Walks
                      • – LONG SHOT – The Pioneers
                      • – TRAIN TO SOULSVILLE – Cool Sticky
                      • – LOVE LOVE EVERYDAY – Errol Dunkley & The Pioneers
                      • – HOLD THEM AKA FEEL GOOD – Roy Shirley
                      • – COME BROTHERS – Hugh Malcolm
                      • – GIVE ME A LITTLE LOVING – The Pioneers
                      • 1. – DISC 1: I’M MOVING ON – Keith Blake
                      • 2. – MISS TOURIST – Errol Dunkley & The Pioneers
                      • 3. – JUST LIKE A RIVER – Stranger & Gladdy
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                      Explosive Rock SteadyGreatest HitsAmalgamated Records

                      From the vaults of the legendary Jamaican producer Joe Gibbs, rocksteady gems from 1968/9 period with The Pioneers, Ansel Collins, Stranger Cole, The Versatiles and many more.

                        • LP£12.00
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                        Winston ReedyThose DaysHorus Records

                        Fresh new roots 7" from U.K. singer Winston Reedy and Tottenham's forward label Horus, great vocal cut from former Cimaron's singer with killer dub version on the flip..check it!

                        • – Those Days
                        • – Ras Anthem Dubwise
                        Rudolph JohnsonSpring RainBlack Jazz Records

                        Wicked rare Black Jazz includes the MASSIVE 'Diswa' - big tune! + loads more deep stuff!


                        Columbus, Ohio’s Rudolph Johnson drew comparisons to John Coltrane during his career; like the jazz legend in his later years, Johnson eschewed drugs or alcohol and spent his time every day either meditating and rehearsing on his horn. You can definitely hear a little bit of Coltrane in Johnson’s playing on this, his 1971 debut release for the Black Jazz label, the first of two he recorded for the imprint and the first he recorded as a leader after some sideman work (most notably for organist Jimmy McGriff); his ability to explore the upper registers and overtones of his tenor sax while retaining control is quite striking. Of course, this being a Black Jazz release, along with the bebop sounds of “Sylvia Ann” and the mid-‘60s Blue Note stylings of “Sylvia Ann,” there’s the soul jazz of “Diswa” and the groove funk of “Devon Jean,” all played by, as is typical on Black Jazz releases, by top-notch sidemen including drummer Raymond Pounds, who’s played with everybody from Stevie Wonder to Pharoah Sanders to Bob Dylan, and pianist John Barnes, whose work is very familiar to Motown fans (Supremes, Temptations, Marvin Gaye). Bassist Reggie Jackson, who appeared on the Walter Bishop, Jr. Coral Keys record we previously released, rounds out the quartet.

                        • – Diswa
                        Walter Bishop, Jr.Coral KeysBlack Jazz Records

                        Superb spiritual deepness once more channelling Coltrane, Tyner et al with the great Idris Muhammed on drums - this is a super tight set, wicked super rare Black Jazz deepness!

                        Walter Bishop, Jr. (piano), Idris Muhammed (drums), Reggie Johnson (bass), Harold Vick (flute & soprano), Alan Schwartz Benger (drums), Woody Shaw (trumpet).

                        • – Coral Keys
                        • – Waltz For Zweetie
                        Soul Jazz Records presents Studio One Ska Fire ! (Limited Edition Collectors 7" Box Set)Record Store Day Exclusive #1Soul Jazz Records

                        Soul Jazz Records are releasing Studio One Ska Fire Box Set, a limited-edition one-off pressing exclusive for Record Store Day 2021, collectors seven-inch box set featuring 10 amazing and super-rare Studio One ska tracks on five 7” singles, all produced here in deluxe hard form box each single with separate inner sleeves.

                        • Don Drummond – Don D Special
                        • Toots and The Maytals – A Man Who Knows
                        • Bob Marley and The Wailers – Rude Boy
                        • Derrick Morgan – It's Alright
                        • The Skatalites – Something Special
                        • Lee Perry – Open Up (aka Cook Book)
                        • The Regals – Shammy Back
                        • Bob Marley and The Wailers – Diamond Baby
                        • Jackie Opel – The Mill Man
                        • The Ethiopians – I Am Free
                        Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandExpansionsBig Crown Records

                        Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, the mysterious steel pan outfit hailing from Hamburg, Germany, are back with 'Expansions', an album covering songs that span genres and range from mega hits to album cuts, they make them their own with their unique approach to the traditional steel pans of Trinidad and Tobago. Check their killer versions of Sylvester, Ike Turner, Minnie Riperton, Grace Jones, Slum Village and more!

                        • – Tough Victory
                        • – Space
                        • – Raise It Up
                        • – My Jamaican Dub
                        • – I Need Somebody To Love Tonight
                        • – Dirt Off Your Shoulder
                        • – Getting Nasty
                        • – Blow Your Cover
                        • – Represent
                        • – The Healer
                        • – Les Fleur
                        • – Squaring The Circles
                        • – Juicy Fruit [CD BONUS]
                        • – Look Out Baby (Here I Come) [CD BONUS]
                        • – Kaiso Noir [CD BONUS]
                        • New LP (Coloured Vinyl)£22.00
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                        Aaron FrazerOver YouColemine Records

                        It's hard to ask more from a 45: an absolute scorcher of an A-side in "Over You" and the soft plead on the B-side in 'Have Mercy'. 'Over You' is inspired by "the legendary northern soul 45s that electrified dance floors across the UK in the 1960s," says Aaron. "Breakneck speeds and breakbeat drums challenged even the best dancers to pull out all the stops!"

                        • – Over You
                        • – Have Mercy
                        • 7" (Coloured vinyl)£10.00
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                        The AwakeningMirage (Remastered Edition)Black Jazz Records

                        **First time reissued on vinyl!**

                        The only “group” on the Black Jazz roster, The Awakening today should be heralded as one of the great bands in early ‘70s jazz. That they’re not is the result of the Black Jazz label’s distribution woes; witness the fact that original copies of both of their records for the imprint command prices in the hundreds of dollars if you can find them at all. Mirage is their second (1973) album, the last one they made together; it boasts the same Chicago-based, AACM-centric line-up as the first, with the notable addition of bassist Rufus Reid on a couple of tracks. Spiritual jazz, free jazz, soul jazz, fusion jazz, you name it—The Awakening take all those threads common to early ‘70s African-American music and, like any great ensemble, weave them into a beautiful sonic garment that’s greater than the sum of its parts. The Mirage is a bit less political/pan-African than Hear, Sense and Feel, its predecessor, which definitely owed some of its feel to the band’s Art Ensemble of Chicago/AACM roots; this record is a little more abstract, a little more varied in its moods and textural coloring, yet no less powerful and transporting.

                        • – Mode for D.D.
                        • – Slinky
                        • – Mirage
                        • – March On
                        Henry FranklinThe Skipper At Home (Remastered Edition)Black Jazz Records

                        Bassist Henry Franklin’s 1972 release for Black Jazz, The Skipper, is one of the highlights in a label catalog full of many, and his 1974 follow-up, The Skipper at Home (“The Skipper” is Franklin’s nickname), lives up to its predecessor’s high standard and might even surpass it. Which is no surprise given that a lot of the same players are on it, including trumpeter/flugelhornist Oscar Brashear, tenor/soprano saxophonist Charles Owens, and pianist Bill Henderson (here billed as Kemang Sunduza). But The Skipper at Home also boasts ace talents like keyboardist Kirk Lightsey (memorably featured on the Roland Haynes Black Jazz release 2nd Wave), trombonist Al Hall, Jr. (who appeared on Black Jazz releases from Doug Carn, Chester Thompson, and Calvin Keys), and drummer Leon “Ndugu” Chancler, who’s played with everyone from Miles Davis to Joe Henderson. The result is an album that, like The Skipper, is rooted in bop but one that nods to some of the currents that were swirling in jazz at the time; it’s a little freer, a little more electric. And, as is true of just about every Black Jazz release, the ensemble work is remarkably intuitive and swinging, driven by Franklin’s melodic, inventive bass playing.

                        • – Blue Lights
                        • – The Magic Boy
                        Lloyd McNeillToriSoul Jazz Records

                        Soul Jazz Records’ limited-edition black vinyl 1000-copies worldwide LP (+ download code), (as well as CD and digital) issue of this very rare deep spiritual jazz meets Brazilian and Latin album first released as a private-press album in 1978 on flautist Lloyd McNeill’s own Baobob Record label in Washington, DC. The album has been out-of-print for 43 years and is lovingly remastered by Soul Jazz Records.

                        Tori is a stunning album that blends Brazilian and Latin flavours with deep Spiritual Jazz, recorded in 1978. The album features an unbelievably strong line-up which includes legendary Brazilian figures like Dom Um Romao, Nana Vasconcelos and Dom Salvador alongside jazz heavyweights such as Buster Williams, Howard Johnson, John La Barbera and more. These A-team musicians were all regulars in McNeill’s long-running and highly successfull resident live group in New York all set up to blend deep jazz, Brazilian and Latin music together.

                        Lloyd McNeill is an African-American flautist, painter, poet, and photographer born in Washington, D.C., in 1935. His multi-disciplinary creative life led to encounters and friendships with Nina Simone, Picasso, Eric Dolphy, Nana Vasconceles and other legendary cultural figures. Lloyd McNeill’s hypnotic ‘Washington Suite’ was originally commissioned as a piece of music for the Capital Ballet Company, in Washington, DC.

                        McNeill grew up through the era of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and his life and work is a reflection of those ideals. In the mid-1960s he moved to France where he became friends with Picasso, working with a number of émigré-jazz musicians whilst living in Paris. In the late 1960s he taught jazz and painting workshops at the New Thing Art and Architecture Center in Washington. In the 1970s he travelled throughout Brazil and West Africa studying music and taught music anthropology in the US.

                        • Lloyd McNeill – O Mercado (Brazilian Market)
                        • Lloyd McNeill – Tori (Segment One)
                        • Lloyd McNeill – Tzigane
                        • Lloyd McNeill – Tori (Segment Two)
                        • Lloyd McNeill – Sambinha
                        • Lloyd McNeill – Time Still / Passaro - Pifaro (Flute Bird)
                        • Lloyd McNeill – Tori (Segment Three)
                        • Lloyd McNeill – Tranquil
                        Calvin KeysShawn-NeeqBlack Jazz Records

                        RARE & HEAVY spiritual jazz from LA guitarist Calvin Keys - like a an early precursor to Horace Tapscott, and later Thundercat and the deep LA jazz scene! ESSENTIAL!


                        Calvin Keys’s 1971 debut album for the Black Jazz Records label announced the arrival of a new star in the jazz guitar firmament. Keys had spent the ‘60s backing up the crème de la crème of jazz organists—Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Jack McDuff, Richard “Groove” Holmes—but for his first record as a leader, he was eager to play with a piano player instead. So he recruited one of the best—Larry Nash, who, besides being a member of the L.A. Express, played with everybody from Eddie Harris to Bill Withers to Etta James. Bassist Lawrence Evans, drummer Bob Braye, and flautist-songwriter Owen Marshall rounded out the group on Shawn-Neeq, which might remind some of Pat Metheny’s early work (Metheny acknowledges Keys as an influence), or Grant Green. But what gives Shawn-Neeq extra depth is that it comes from the heart; as Keys says in Pat Thomas’ liner notes, which feature an interview with the artist: “My thing was, I write about some of the experiences that I’ve had in my life.” Keys has since become a fixture in the Bay Area jazz scene; this is the album that started his journey.

                        • – B. E.
                        • – Criss Cross
                        • – Shawn-Neeq
                        • – Gee-Gee
                        Roland Haynes2nd WaveBlack Jazz Records

                        Incredible album! Powerful synth-led heavy experimental 70s Afro-futurist jazz on Black Jazz Records. Very rare album released for the first time in many, many years. Check the audio.

                        One of the most powerful of Black Jazz Records releases (alongside The Awakening)

                        • – Second Wave
                        • – Kirstn's Play
                        • – Descent
                        • – Funky Mama Moose
                        Brazil 45 Boxset Vol. 2Various Artists (DJ Marky)Mr Bongo

                        RSD 2021 DROP 1. Available online from 6pm Sat June 12


                        7" Boxset

                        The second volume in a series of Brazilian 45 boxsets, curated with beats & love by DJ Marky. Brighton's very own DJ Format icurated Volume 1 for RSD 2020.

                          • 7" Boxset£32.00
                            RSD 2021 DROP 1. Available online from 6pm Sat June 12
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                          Theatre WestBow to the PeopleStrut

                          Strut reissue one of the most in-demand and significant albums from the archives of Jimmy Gray’s Black Fire Records, ‘Bow To The People’ (1976) by theatre collective Theatre West, based out of Dayton, Ohio.

                          Shelved following the original recording, the Bow To The People album eventually surfaced on a limited CD on Black Fire in 1993. Now receiving its first full international release, the album features the previously unreleased tracks ‘Man Of Many Means’ and ‘I Don’t Knpw Much About Love’.

                          • – Searching for Ourselves
                          • – Crossroads
                          • – Bow to the People
                          • – Black Love
                          • – One Little Chance
                          • – Big Brother
                          • – Children of Tomorrow's Dreams
                          • – No More Junk
                          • – Della Get Down
                          • – I Am a Woman