Rubadub Revolution Early Dancehall Productions From Bunny Lee

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    • The Paragons – Know Yourself Mankind
    • Don Carlos & Papa Tullo – Lazer Beam (Nuff Stylee) 12" Mix
    • Johnny Clarke – I Man Come Again
    • Papa Tullo – Every Half Is A Fraction
    • Cornell Campbell & Scientist – Bandulo 12" Mix
    • The Paragons – A Place Called Zion
    • Simple Simon – Revolution Fighters
    • Trevor Castell – Too Popular (Previously Unreleased)
    • Cornell Campbell – Exterminator (Previously Released)
    • Devon Edwards – Lay Down Flat
    • 1. Know Yourself Mankind
    • 2. Lazer Beam (Nuff Stylee) 12" Mix
    • 3. I Man Come Again
    • 4. Every Half Is A Fraction
    • 5. Bandulo 12" Mix
    • 6. The Right Time (Boogie Down) 12" mix
    • 7. A Place Called Zion
    • 8. Part 2
    • 9. Revolution Fighters
    • 10. Too Popular (Previously Unreleased)
    • 11. Exterminator (Previously Released)
    • 12. George William Gordon (Previously Unreleased)
    • 13. Babylon No Badda Haul And Pull Me (Previously Unreleased)
    • 14. People Cruel 12" Mix
    • 15. Lay Down Flat
    • 16. Lay Down Flat Version
    • 17. Gun Fever
    • 18. Gun Man Version
    • 19. Spread Out (Purpleman A Go Boom It Up) 12" Mix CD Bonus Track
    • 20. Me & Janet CD Bonus track & Previously Unreleased
    • 21. Bawling (Previously Unreleased & CD Bonus Track

    “Rub A Dub Revolution: Early Dancehall Productions From Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee” their first foray into Mr. Lee’s transformative rub a dub work from the late 70s to mid-eighties.

    In the late 1970s, Kingston was in the midst of a transformation. The ghetto population, brutalized, cowering behind locked gates during the internecine warfare of the decade, had had enough. Gunshots, street battles, homemade bombs be damned, the population was sick of the politics, sick of the violence and ready to move on. Slowly, but surely, the dancehalls, all but shuttered during the 1970s were returning to life. In those open lawns and sweaty clubs where draws of weed were sold by the handful, a cold Heineken battled the heat and the girls were ready to rock their hips in a rub a dub style the quasi-mystical, mathematically complex sound of roots and dub ceded to more earth-bound concerns. A host of new singers and DJs flocked to the sound systems with lyrics and style that spoke to the dancehall itself. This new breed of “rub a dub soldier” eschewed the international market, and spoke to Jamaicans in their own language, about their own concerns from sex to humor to the day-to-day problems of suffering in the ghetto. A new sound was needed and the spare, uncompromising music of the Roots Radics, bolstered equally by the mixing prowess of Scientist and the financial shenanigans of Henry “Junjo” Lawes, came to the rescue. With a tuff as nails drum and bass soundtrack, the Roots Radics, almost overnight, became the number one band for Jamaican recordings.

    Bunny “Striker” Lee was always attuned to even the slightest change in the musical landscape of Kingston. He quickly picked up on this shift in taste and knew he had to compete or be left behind. By 1980, Striker had gathered a stable of young artists around his core veterans like Cornell Campbell and Johnny Clarke to build riddims and tunes to speak to this new “dancehall” vibe. With a deep knowledge of classic songwriting, an ability to effectively communicate with musicians and an infusion of new talent, Striker Lee’s new direction quickly hit gold. “Rub a Dub Revolution” mines this often overlooked period with tracks of rarities like the Paragons obscure “Place Called Zion”, classic tunes such as Don Carlos’ iconic “Pass Me The Lazer Beam” and extended 12” mixes featuring DJ verses by Papa Tullo, Purpleman, Simple Simon and others that showcase the excitement, experimentation and raw energy of this transformative period of Jamaican music. Rub a Dub Revolution will be released in a gorgeously designed 2 Lp vinyl set and a double CD with 3 bonus tracks. Both formats include extensive track notes by Diggory Kenrick and an extensive interview with Bunny Lee.


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          Deutsche Elektronische 4 comes with extensive newly commissioned sleevenotes by David Stubbs, author of the seminal books ‘Future Days: Krautrock and the building of Modern Germany’, ‘Mars By 1980: The story of Electronic Music’, and ‘Krautrock: Cosmic Rock and its Legacy’.

          This album comes as a heavyweight triple vinyl edition with full colour inner sleeves, as well as a deluxe double CD edition with outsize booklet and slipcase. Both formats include full liner notes and extensive rare photography.

          • Alex – Patella Black
          • Klaus Weiss – Driving Sequences
          • Can – I'm So Green
          • Agitation Free – Laila, Part II
          • Deutsche Wertarbeit – Guten Abend, Leute
          • Amon Düül II – Wolf City
          • Michael Rother – Flammende Herzen
          • Klaus Weiss – Pink Sails
          • Virus – My Strand-Eyed Girl
          • Conrad Schnitzler – Ballet Statique
          • Kalacakra – Nearby Shiras
          • EMAK – Tanz In Den Himmel
          • Et Cetera – Mellodrama 2a
          • Between – Triumphzug Kaiser Maximilian I
          • Roedelius – Halmharfe
          • Dzyan – Dragonsong
          • Harmonia – Deluxe (Immer Wieder)
          • Günter Schickert – Suleika
          • Witthüser & Westrupp – Schöpfung (1. Mose 1)
          Kamaal WilliamsDJ-Kicks!K7 Records

          Kamaal Williams curates the hallowed DJ-Kicks mix series featuring four of his own brand new and exclusive tracks and hints at the wide world of influences that have made him one of the most prominent artists of the last few years. Inc. music from the likes if Seiji, Steve Spacek, Lone, Tenderlonious, Dego, K15 and more!

          Vinyl tracklisting:

          A1. Budgie - Sometimes
          A2. Kamaal Williams - Snitches Brew (Live in Atlanta) [EXCLUSIVE]
          A3. Steve Spacek - Hey There
          B1. DJ Harrison - Moving Up
          B1. Ratgrave - Ein Kola Bitte!
          B3. Wbeeza - He’s So Crazy
          C1. Seiji - Buggin' Out
          C2. Freeez - Southern Freeez
          C3. Hard House Banton - Sirens
          D1. Henry Wu - 117 Careplan
          D2. Henry Wu - Wivout U [EXCLUSIVE]
          D3. Kamaal Williams - Shinjuku (DJ-Kicks) [EXCLUSIVE]

          • Budgie – Sometimes
          • Kamaal Williams – Snitches Brew (Live in Atlanta) [EXCLUSIVE]
          • Karriem Riggins – Summer Madness S.A.
          • Lord Tusk – Space Invader (Vocal Mix)
          • Seiji – Buggin' Out
          • Steve Spacek – Hey There
          • Max Graef – Speed Metal Jesus
          • Kaidi Tatham – Two Tens Madam
          • Freeez – Southern Freeez
          • Peven Everett – Stuck (Original)
          • Hard House Banton – Sirens
          • Diggs Duke – Cause I Love You
          • Henry Wu – Wivout U [EXCLUSIVE]
          • 1. Budgie – Sometimes
          • 2. Kamaal Williams – Snitches Brew (Live in Atlanta) [EXCLUSIVE]
          • 3. Karriem Riggins – Summer Madness S.A.
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          Johnny ClarkeThe Ruler (Aka Cold I Up)Weed Beat

          Killer roots rocker from Johnny Clarke originally released in 1975 with awesome King Tubby dub on the flip.

          • Johnny Clarke – The Ruler (Aka Cold I Up)
          • The Aggrovators – Bad Boy Rhythm
          • 7"£8.00
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          Derrick HarriottPsychedelic TrainDoctor Bird

          First ever re-release of classic Trojan LP
          Many tracks new to CD
          Includes many of Jamaica’s biggest hits from 1967 to 1970
          During the late 1960s, a select number of independent Jamaican music makers successfully challenged the island’s recording industry giants and of these, few proved more talented or influential than Derrick Harriott.
          By the close of the decade, Harriott had produced a succession of local hits on his Crystal and Move & Groove imprints, and in 1970 a dozen of his most popular rock steady and reggae works to date were gathered on what proved to be one of Trojan Records’ most popular LPs of the year: ‘Psychedelic Train’.
          Now, some 46 years after its original release, this seminal album is at long last available once more, with its original dozen tracks augmented by a further 13 rock steady and early reggae recordings.
          The end result is the most definitive collection of the immensely popular singer-producer’s early works yet to see issue.

            • CD£13.00
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            Lee Perry The UpsetterDubwise Anthology Vol.1 (Dubs)Studio 16

            Compilation of Lee 'Scratch' Perry productions, all from original 7" singles dated between 1973-79. All of the selections were recorded at The Black Ark Studio, Kingston Jamaica. All tracks featured on previous Studio 16 release The Black Emperor, these are the rare dub versions.

            • The Upsetter – Rockstone Dub
            • The Upsetter – Noah Sugar Pan
            • The Upsetter – Ketch A Dub
            • The Upsetters – Black Bat
            • The Upsetters – Proverbs Of Dub
            • The Upsetters – Militant Rock
            • The Upsetters – Iron I
            • Lee Perry – Know Love Version
            • The Upsetters – Kiss Me Neck - Da Ba Da
            • Jah Lloyd – Leggo
            • Lee Perry – Travelling Version
            • The Upsetters – Groovy Dub
            • LP£12.00
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            The InturnsConsider YourselfPressure Sounds

            A.K.A. The Viceroys killer rare roots album from 1976 produced by Phil Pratt. Recorded at Channel One Studios with Wesley Tinglin & Neville Ingram on lead vocals. Check 'Detour'  'Send Us' 'Nothing Is impossible' 'Jah Ho' Great reissue from Pressure Sounds.

            • – Send Us
            • – Consider Yourself
            • – Detour
            • – Nothing Is Impossible
            • – Jah Ho
            • Reissue LP£17.00
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            • CD£12.00
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            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
            Tyler, The CreatorScum Fuck Flower BoyColumbia

            Vinyl format finally in stock!

            Odd Future's Tyler, The Creator brings his follow up to his 'Cherry Bomb' album. 'Scum Fuck Flower Boy' us is as oddball as ever tand features performances by Frank Ocean, ASAP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Lil Wayne, Pharrell Williams and Jaden Smith.

            • – Foreword
            • – Where This Flower Blooms
            • – Sometimes...
            • – See You Again
            • – Who Dat Boy
            • – Pothole
            • – Garden Shed
            • – Boredom
            • – I Ain't Got Time!
            • – 911 / Mr. Lonely
            • – Droppin' Seeds
            • – November
            • – Glitter
            • – Enjoy Right Now, Today
            • CD£13.99
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            • 2xLP + Download Code£26.00
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            I-Mo-Jah / Phillip FullwoodRockers From The Land Of Reggae & Words In DubPressure Sounds

            Pressure Sounds 100th release!

            Double CD Pack with both albums 'Rockers From The Land Of Reggae' and 'Words In Dub' plus six bonus tracks spread over the two CDs. Extensive sleeve notes and lovingly packaged!

              Studio One Black Man's Pride 3 : None Shall Escape The Judgement Of The AlmightySoul Jazz Records

              This is the latest new installment of Soul Jazz Records’ on-going collection of Rastafarian music at Studio One, featuring classic material from legendary roots and culture artists The Gladiators, Horace Andy, Freddie McGregor, Sugar Minott and the Wailing Souls, alongside a superb selection of rarities from Sir Coxsone’s musical empire made up of one-off and practically unknown Rastafarian artists who recorded on a myriad of Studio One off-shoot labels in the 1970s – The Manchesters, Mellodies, The Nightingales and others.

              In this new collection, we see that once again the prescient Clement Dodd was a man who saw the wider picture. In the 1960s it was Sir Coxsone who identified the creative potential of The Wailers, Toots and the Maytals, Heptones, Burning Spear and many, many others. In the 1970s Studio One released an untouchable selection of the finest as styles moved from reggae to deejay to dub and, in the latter half, the emergence of dancehall.

              But what is also clear is that throughout this era Studio One released an incredible amount of roots music, and not just the most commercially obvious. For alongside the career-building catalogues of Burning Spear, The Wailing Souls, The Gladiators and so on, one needs to be an ardent Studio One collector to know some of the truly raw Rastafarian music featured here. Groups such as The Manchesters or The Nightingales feel as if they were recorded straight out of the churchical chants of the mansions.

              Black Man’s Pride explains the links between the ideology of Clement Dodd at Studio One and the Rastafarian faith, which was the creation of Afro-Jamaicans and concerned above all else with a black consciousness and empowerment, a rediscovering of the personal and racial identity of black people. The movement began in the 1930s and, in tandem with this black consciousness, called for a rejection of the British imperial culture that dominated Jamaica, while creating an identity based on a re-appropriation of an African heritage.

              The Rastafari movement was like a pivot, bringing together and balancing many vectors of ideologies. Marcus Garvey’s Back to Africa movement, trades union discourse, anti-colonialism and nation independence, maroon self-definition and independence, the spirit of African rebellion in the Caribbean. For Clement Dodd, a black man and producer growing up in Kingston in this era, Rastafari was simply a part of his everyday world – from witnessing Count Ossie’s grounations to the faith of many Jamaican artists at Studio One – from the Skatalites onwards.

              Featured here alongside these classic and rare tracks from Studio One are new and extensive sleeve notes with track-by-track notes by Rob Chapman, author of the acclaimed Downbeat Special and Never Grow Old Studio One books.

              The album is released as double heavyweight gatefold vinyl (+ free download code), CD with slipcase and booklet, and digital album.

              • Horace Andy – Conscious Dread Lock
              • The Gladiators – A Prayer To Thee
              • Freddie McGregor – Beat Down Babylon
              • The Manchesters – Selassie Bandman
              • The Mellodies – Dread Oppression
              • Big Joe – Jah Jah Help Us
              • Horace Andy – Oh Lord Why Lord
              • Lloyd Jones & The Super Natural Six – Get Up and Try
              • The Wailing Souls – Can't Catch Me
              • The Nightingales – Jehovah
              • Alphanso Stewart – It's No Secret
              • Errol Dunkley – Satisfaction
              • Mr Manchester – Give Natty Dread Glory
              • Lincoln (Sugar) Minott – Wrong Doers
              • Noel Campbell & The Gladiators Band – Sufferation
              • African Brothers – No Cup No Brock
              • Zoot Simms – When The Time Comes
              • Glen Miller – Whey No Dead
              Soul Jazz Records Presents Bunny Lee: Dreads Enter The Gates With PraiseThe Mighty Striker Shoots The Hits!Soul Jazz Records

              ‘Bunny Lee, the Hit Maker from Jamaica.’

              Soul Jazz Records presents this collection featuring the heavy 70s roots reggae of Bunny Lee – a living legend, one of the last of the great Jamaican record producers who helped shape and define reggae music in the 1970s from a small island sound into an internationally successful musical genre.

              From teenage fan to young record plugger for Duke Reid, Sir Coxsone and other early pioneering Jamaican musical entrepreneurs, Lee has spent his whole professional life inside the Kingston music industry. In the 1970s he rose up to become one of the major record producers in Jamaica alongside Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, and the other ‘small axe’ producers, who broke the dominance of the ‘big tree’ producers that had ruled Jamaican music in the 1960s.


              Featuring some of the heaviest Jamaican artists including Johnny Clarke, King Tubby, Dillinger, Prince Jazzbo, Tommy McCook, The legendary Aggrovators (featuring Sly and Robbie), The Mighty Diamonds and more, the album is a rollercoaster ride of rare, deep and classic 1970s roots, dub and DJ sounds.


              During this era ‘flying cymbals’, crashing reverbs, dark echoing thunderclap gunshots and other ‘implements of sound’ filled his record productions as Bunny Lee explored the outer limits of dub with his friend King Tubby in the mix on wild versions that accompanied any 45. A Bunny Lee record provides a creative and mysterious hidden guide to reggae music itself, a double-sided three-minute intangible history lesson etched in wax.

              Bunny Lee was one of the first Jamaican producers to travel to England in the late 1960s, at the beginning of the nascent British reggae music industry as record companies such as Trojan, Pama and others began licensing Jamaican music in the UK to supply the expanding West Indian communities living up and down England. Lee encouraged other Jamaican producers to do the same, including Lee Perry, Harry J and Niney the Observer, and also became a conduit between the British music industry and numerous younger Island-based producers - a frequent flyer reggae ambassador, a musical courier exchanging tapes for royalties.


              His first recordings in the late 1960s were mainly rock steady but as the 70s approached the music soon began to mutate and slow down into ‘reggae’ as the sound became heavier, more roots-y and the sound itself began to change with the explosion of dub. Lee was at the forefront to this dramatic musical shift into roots reggae, and by this time had become a major producer, capable of working with whoever he chose as world-famous singers, DJs and musicians lined up to work with the charismatic man. Lee also employed a fluid but stable set of crack session musicians who he named The Aggrovators.

              Most of the recordings featured here come from the mid-70s, a time when Bunny Lee was definitely ‘in the zone,’ releasing heavyweight singles at an almost unstoppable rate. Bunny Lee’s career stretches over five decades and he has upwards of 2,000 production credits on vinyl.

              Did you work all night?

              ‘Yeah man, night and day. One weekend I remember, I go in a Channel One on a Friday night and I never come out ‘til Monday morning. Just send out to get food and ting.’ Bunny Lee

              This album comes with extensive sleevenotes, an interview with Bunny Lee, and exclusive photography. The album is available as a massive triple LP vinyl + download code, house inner, full notes, as well as deluxe CD pack with 24-page booklet, and digital album.

              • Johnny Clarke – Enter Into His Gates With Praise
              • King Tubby Meets Tommy McCook and The Aggrovators – The Dub Station
              • Gene Rondo – Why You Do That
              • Vin Gordon & The Aggrovators – Magnum Force
              • Jackie Edwards – So Jah Seh
              • The Aggrovators – So Jah Seh Dub
              • Jah Youth – Principle and Dignity
              • King Tubby Meets Tommy McCook and The Aggrovators – King Tubby Dub
              • Jah Stitch – Real Born African
              • The Aggrovators – African Love Call
              • Gene Rondo – A Land Far Away
              • The Uniques – Queen Majesty
              • Johnny Clarke – Time Will Tell
              • The Aggrovators – Drums Of Africa
              • Dillinger and King Tubby – Jah Jah Dub
              • Winston Wright – Marvelous Rocker
              • The Mighty Diamonds – You Should Be Thankful
              • King Tubby, Prince Jammy and The Aggrovators – A Thankful Version
              • Dillinger – Check Sister Jane
              • Prince Jazzbo – The Wormer
              • The Uniques – You Don't Care For Me
              • Shorty The President – Natty Dread Have Ambition
              • King Tubby and The Aggrovators – This A The Hardest Version
              • 1. Johnny Clarke – Enter Into His Gates With Praise
              • 2. King Tubby Meets Tommy McCook and The Aggrovators – The Dub Station
              • 3. Gene Rondo – Why You Do That
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              Boogie Down ProductionsBy All Means Necessary (1988)Jive

              Classic late 80s hip-hop.

                • New LP (180g)£21.99
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                Megumi MesakuA Saxy Reggae ChristmasMafia And Fluxy

                Megumi Mesaku and Mafia & Fluxy getting on the Christmas vibe with reggae versions of some xmas favs "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" "Silent Night" "Little Christmas Tree"

                • – A Wonderful Christmas
                • – Driving Home For Christmas
                • – Have Yourself A Merry Christmas
                • – Santa Clause Is Coming To Town
                • – Little Christmas Tree
                • – I'll Be Home For Christmas
                • – The Christmas Song
                • – Silent Night
                • – Let It Snow
                • – Mary"s Boy Child
                • – When A Child Is Born
                • – Lonley This Christmas
                • – Mistletoe
                • – Stay Another Day
                • – What A Happy Christmas
                • CD£15.00
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                Black Man's Pride 2 (Studio One)Soul Jazz Records

                This is the second installment of deep roots Rastafarian reggae at Studio One and features classic music from some of the most important figures in reggae music – Alton Ellis, The Heptones, Jackie Mittoo, The Gladiators – alongside a host of rarities and little-known recordings, such as a truly rare Mystic Revelation of Rastafari seven-inch single, Willie William’s first ever recording ‘Calling’ and Horace Andy’s righteous (and equally rare) masterpiece ‘Illiteracy.’

                Black Man’s Pride 2 extends the legacy of Studio One’s ground-breaking path in roots reggae which began at the end of the 1960s and continued throughout the 1970s. The album tells the story of how the rise of Studio One Records and the Rastafari movement were interconnected, through the adoption of the Rastafari faith by key reggae artists – everyone from the Skatalites and Wailers in the 1960s, major singers such as Alton Ellis and Horace Andy at the end of the decade, through to major roots artists such as The Gladiators in the 1970s – and how Clement Dodd consistently recorded this heavyweight roots music throughout Studio One’s history.

                The extensive sleeve-notes to this album also discuss the links between Rastafari and Studio One in time and place, noting how both the religion and Clement Dodd’s musical empire had their roots in the intense period of pre-independence Jamaica in Kingston, expanded in the 1960s following the visit of Haile Selassie in 1966, and how roots music then came to dominate reggae music in the early 1970s. Also discussed is how the outsider stance of both reggae music and the Rastafari movement relate back many hundreds of years to the original rebel stance of the Maroons, escaped slaves who set up self-sufficient enclaves in the hills of the Jamaican countryside.

                There is also a track-by-track history by the noted Studio One writer Rob Chapman (Never Grow Old). This new album comes as heavyweight gatefold double vinyl (+ download code), deluxe CD and digital album.

                REVIEWS of Black Man's Pride:

                "Soul Jazz’s albums are different: not only have they encouraged a new, younger audience, parallel to the one that enjoys rare funk and spiritual jazz, to appreciate this music, their records are coherent. They’re not just a heap of tunes that happen to be sharing a black vinyl apartment. They’re themed and meld musically. They have a reason to exist.
                In this instance, that reason is an exploration of 70s vocal roots reggae with a theme of black pride and dignity." Record Collector

                • Horace Andy – Illiteracy
                • The Heptones – Be A Man
                • The Manchesters – Natty Gone
                • The Gladiators – Down Town Rebel
                • Willie Williams – Calling
                • Roland Alphonso & Brentford All Stars – Sir D Special
                • Keith Wilson – God I God I Say
                • Alton Ellis – Almost Anything
                • Bobby Kalphat & The New Establishment – Adis A Wa Wa
                • Peter Broggs – Sing A New Song
                • Mystic Revelations Of Rastafari – Let Freedom Reign
                • Larry & Alvin – Free I Lord
                • Ernest Wilson & The Sound Dimension – Freedom Fighter
                • Jackie Mittoo – Happy People
                • Prince Lincoln – Daughters Of Zion
                • High Charles – Zion
                • Winston Jarrett – Love Jah Jah
                Studio One DubStudio One DubSoul Jazz Records

                Continuing the Studio 1 Series this album features classic and rare Dub tracks from Studio One, many available for the first time in over thirty years. Studio One Dub includes the dubs of many classic tracks such as Horace Andy’s “Skylarkin”, Johnny Osbourne’s “Truth and Rights”, John Holt’s “Hooligan”, Freddie McGregor’s “Bobby Bobylon” plus many more rare tracks. In short, this is an essential album!

                • Dub Specialist – Bionic Dub
                • Dub Specialist – Take A Ride Version
                • Dub Specialist – Sky Rhythm
                • Dub Specialist – Taurus Dub 2
                • Dub Specialist – Hooligan
                • Dub Specialist – Dub Rock
                • Dub Specialist – Rastaman Version
                • Dub Specialist – Jah Jah Version
                • Dub Specialist – Creator Version
                • Dub Specialist – Running Dub
                • Dub Specialist – Hi Fashion Dub
                • Dub Specialist – Pretty Version
                • Dub Specialist – Race Track Version
                • Dub Specialist – Spawning
                • Dub Specialist – In Cold Blood Version
                • Dub Specialist – Chase Them Version
                • Dub Specialist – Feel The Dub
                Cuba: Music and Revolution - Compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Records

                Cuba: Music and Revolution: Culture Clash in Havana: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 1 is the new album compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) that explores the many new styles that emerged in Cuba in the 1970s as Jazz, Funk, Brazilian Tropicalia and even Disco mixed together with Latin and Salsa on the island as Cuban artists experimented with new musical forms created in the unique socialist state of Cuba.

                The album comes as a heavyweight 3xLP and deluxe 2xCD set, complete with extensive sleeve notes, and is jam-packed with heavy bass lines, synth and Wah-Wah guitar funk combined with the heavyweight percussion, powerful brass lines and the all-encompassing Latin rhythms of Cuban music known throughout the world.

                The album is released to coincide with the massive new deluxe large format book Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary Cuba 1959-90, published in November, which is also compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records), and which features the music and record designs of Cuba, made in the 30-year period following the Cuban Revolution.

                The music on this album features legendary Cuban groups such as Irakere, Los Van Van and Pablo Milanés as well as a host of lesser known artists such as the radical Grupo De Experimentación, Juan Pablo Torres and Algo Nuevo, Grupo Monumental and Orquesta Ritmo Oriental, groups whose names remain largely unknown outside of Cuba owing to the now 60-year old US trade embargo which remains in place today and which prevents trade with Cuba – and thus most Cuban records were only ever available in Cuba or in ex-Soviet Union states.

                The music on this album reflects the most cutting-edge of Cuban groups that were recording in Cuba in the 1970s and 1980s – who were all searching for a new Cuban identity and new musical forms that reflected both the Afro-Cuban cultural heritage of a nation that gave birth to Latin music - and its new position as a socialist state. Most of the music featured on this album have never been heard outside of Cuba.

                Both Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker have been involved in Cuban music for more than two decades – Gilles Peterson with his many Havana Cultura projects for his Brownswood label and Stuart Baker with a number of Soul Jazz Records albums recorded in Cuba. This Soul Jazz Records album is released in conjunction with Egrem, the Cuban state record company, and has been put together after the many crate-digging trips that both compilers have made on the streets of Havana and beyond in Cuba stretching over a 20-year period, searching out rare and elusive original Cuban vinyl records.

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                REVIEWS:

                "It may only be January, but we already have a strong contender for 'compilation of the year'. Put together by devout crate-diggers and Cuban music enthusiasts Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records)" JUNO

                "It's abundantly clear that these compilers are at the very top of their game. Everything here was previously unheard outside of Cuba, making this a feast for the curious" Vinyl District

                "Priceless comp goes beyond Buena Vista" UNCUT

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                *Please note the vinyl sticker of this album says "+download code" but it's a mistake! There is no download with this particular album due to legal reasons. Sorry for this error!

                • Grupo Irakere – Chequere Son
                • Conjunto Rumbavana – El Son Del Campeon
                • Juan Formell & Los Van Van – Mi Ritmo Caliente
                • Grupo Monumental – Mi Son Caridad
                • Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC – Sondeando
                • Las D'Aida – Con Cadencia y Con Dulzura
                • Juan Formell & Los Van Van – Y No Le Conviene
                • Pablo Milanés – Te Quiero Porque Te Quiero
                • Emíliano Salvador – Luna Wanestain
                • Los Reyes 73 – Un Lamento Hecho Cancion
                • Eduardo Ramos – Vocación Revolución
                • Grupo Mounmental – Hasta Las Cuantas
                • Los 5 U 4 – Solo Esta Musica
                • Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC – Canción Con Todos
                • Orquesta Los Van Van – Yo Se Que Van Van
                • Grupo Monumental – Nadie Se Siente Cansado
                • Orquesta Ritmo Oriental – Maria, Baila El Son
                • Juan Pablo Torres y Algo Nuevo – Rompe Cocorioco
                • Los Reyes 73 – Grandes Amigos
                • Paquito D'Rivera – La Patica
                • Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC – Grifo
                • Raúl Gómez – Dacapo
                • Grupo Irakere – Juana 1600
                • 1. Grupo Irakere – Chequere Son
                • 2. Conjunto Rumbavana – El Son Del Campeon
                • 3. Juan Formell & Los Van Van – Mi Ritmo Caliente
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                Bunny Lee & The AggrovatorsSuper Dub Disco StylePressure Sounds


                Originally released in 1979 on West London label "Jamaica Sound" Superb dub album mixed at King Tubby's & Channel One. Vinyl is single vinyl and the CD is as below..

                Double Cd with the Super Disco Style with 3 bonus tracks on the CD. The Tommy McCook 'Super Star Disco Rockers' set is a free bonus CD. There are a couple of bonus tracks thrown in on the second Tommy McCook set for good measure. Comes with extensive notes by Diggory Kenrick a deluxe digital pack for the price of a single CD.

                • – Money In Your Pocket Dub
                • – Shalin Temple Dub
                • – Portobello Special Dub
                • – The Revolutionaries Heavy Weight Dub
                • – The Scientist Dub
                • 2×CD£13.00
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                Megumi MesakuSaxy RocksteadyMafia And Fluxy

                Debut album from (Ska Cubano, Topcats, Trojans) saxophonist Megumi Mesaku which contains the sought after "Megumi Special" also her versions of "Pupa Lick" (check youtube too see her busking..) "Stir It Up" Produced by Mafia & Fluxy.

                  • CD£15.00
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                  Jimmy RileyLive It To Know It: Self Productions Protest Songs & Dub Plates 1975-1985Pressure Sounds

                  Superb 17 track compilation of the former Uniques singer's self produced rare roots tunes from 1975 to 1985. Check 'Majority Rule' 'Gunman of JA' 'Nyah-Bingi' and many more. Available on double vinyl and cd with full sleevenotes and photos.

                  • – Gunman Of JA
                  • – Gunman Of JA (King Tubby’s Dub Plate Mix)
                  • – Nyah-Bingi
                  • – From The Ghetto
                  • – Give Thanks And Praise
                  • – Majority Rule
                  • New 2×LP £20.00
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                  Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3Soul Jazz Records

                  This latest instalment in Soul Jazz Records’ successful Deutsche Elektronische Musik series delves deeper into the German nation’s vaults to bring a fascinating new collection that again brings together a selection of classic German electronic and rock groups, including Neu!, Cluster, Popol Vuh, La Düsseldorf, Agitation Free, alongside a host of rare tracks by lesser known artists which includes Michael Bundt, Bröselmaschine, Dronsz, Achim Reichel and others.

                  The music of Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 ranges from the introverted pastoralism of Hans Joachim Roedelius and Bröselmaschine, to the angular and futuristic electronic experimentations of Klauss Weiss, Pyrolator, Deuter, Michael Bundt and others, to the proto-punk of La Düsseldorf and the heavy space, progressive and cosmic rock of Missus Beastly, Niagara and Dyzan.

                  The music on Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 was all recorded in the 1970s up to the early 1980s, at a time when forward-thinking German electronic and rock groups were searching for a new musical identity in order to separate themselves from both the cultural legacy of post-world war two Germany as well the ‘cultural imperialism’ of USA and UK rock. In this process German groups created some of the most unique and inspired music, the defining motorik beat alongside a host of ethno-musical influences from far afield – including Turkey, India, Brazil – as well as the musical and futurist possibilities of developments in electronics and technology itself.

                  Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 is released as a heavyweight 3xLP, deluxe double CD pack and digital release. The new extensive sleevenotes are by David Stubbs, who is the author of the acclaimed book, ‘Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany’ (Faber & Faber).

                  “A near-definitive guide to some of the world’s most extraordinary music’’ ***** The Guardian

                  "There are many potential futures contained within this exemplary Soul Jazz compilation" The Quietus

                  • Klaus Weiss – Wide Open Space Motion
                  • A.R. & Machines – I'll Be Your Singer, You'll Be My Song
                  • Deutsche Wertarbeit – Deutscher Wald
                  • Dzyan – Khali
                  • Missus Beastly – Geisha
                  • Alex – Derulé
                  • Agitation Free – In The Silence Of the Morning Sunrise
                  • Georg Deuter – Pearls
                  • Michael Bundt – The Brain Of Oskar Panizza
                  • Popol Vuh – Ja, Deine Liebe Ist Sußer Als Wein
                  • Novalis – Dronsz
                  • Bröselmaschine – Schmetterling
                  • Neu! – Neuschnee
                  • Between – And The Waters Opened
                  • La Düsseldorf – White Overalls
                  • Klauss Weiss – Constellation
                  • Achim Reichel – Tanz Der Vögel In Den Winden
                  • Roedelius – Lustwandel
                  • Pyrolator – Die Haut Der Frau
                  • Cluster – Hollywood
                  • Streetmark – Passage
                  • Niagara – Rhythm Go
                  • Michael Bundt – Neon
                  • 1. Klaus Weiss – Wide Open Space Motion
                  • 2. A.R. & Machines – I'll Be Your Singer, You'll Be My Song
                  • 3. Deutsche Wertarbeit – Deutscher Wald
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