Explosive Rock SteadyExpanded Edition

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    • – 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
    • 4. UNCLE SAM’S COUNTRY – Dennis Walks
    • 5. LONG SHOT – The Pioneers
    • 6. TRAIN TO SOULSVILLE – Cool Sticky
    • 7. LOVE LOVE EVERYDAY – Errol Dunkley & The Pioneers
    • 8. HOLD THEM AKA FEEL GOOD – Roy Shirley
    • 9. COME BROTHERS – Hugh Malcolm
    • 10. GIVE ME A LITTLE LOVING – The Pioneers
    • 11. PUSH IT IN – The Versatiles
    • 12. LOVE BROTHER, LOVE SISTER – Errol Dunkley
    • 13. Bonus Tracks: SLEEPY LUDY – Lyn Taitt & The Jets
    • 14. THAT’S THE WAY YOU LIKE IT – The Overtakers
    • 15. SEEING IS KNOWING – Stranger & Gladdy
    • 16. YOU’RE GONNA NEED ME – Errol Dunkley
    • 17. FEEL SO FINE – Tommy McCook & His Band
    • 18. BE GOOD – Roy Shirley
    • 19. MUSICALLY – Keith Blake
    • 20. JUST CAN’T WIN – The Versatiles
    • 21. FAT GIRL IN RED – The Mellotones
    • 22. SOMEDAY SOMEWAY – The Leaders *
    • 23. MUSIC IS THE KEY – Roy Shirley
    • 24. GIRL YOU RUFF – The Overtakers
    • 25. I’M GOING HOME – Errol Dunkley
    • 26. TIT FOR TAT – Neville Hinds
    • 27. I AM THE UPSETTER – Lee ‘King’ Perry
    • 28. THE SCORCHER – Errol Dunkley
    • 29. GREAT GREAT IN ’68 – Lord Salmons *
    • 30. DISC TWO: PLEASE STOP YOUR LYING – Errol Dunkley
    • 31. THE BIG TAKEOVER – The Overtakers
    • 32. HOPE SOMEDAY – The Leaders *
    • 33. TRUST THE BOOK – The Versatiles
    • 34. DANCE THE AUNA – Roy Shirley
    • 35. HAVING A PARTY – Dennis Walks
    • 36. NOW I’M ALL ALONE – Victor Morris & Girlie *
    • 37. SEEK AND YOU’LL FIND – Errol Dunkley
    • 38. THANKYOU BABY – Lee ‘King’ Perry
    • 39. DAY BY DAY – The Groovers
    • 40. SOMETIMES I SIT DOWN AND CRY – The Leaders *
    • 41. I WANT TO GO HOME – Derrick Morgan
    • 42. I’M NOT YOUR MAN – Errol Dunkley
    • 43. MEET ME AT EIGHT – The Creations *
    • 44. THE WORLD NEEDS LOVE – Roy Shirley
    • 45. SOULFUL MOOD – Vin Gordon
    • 46. WOO OH OH – Keith Blake
    • 47. DO RIGHT TONIGHT – Errol Dunkley
    • 48. I SPY – Lyn Tait & The Jets
    • 49. KIMBLE – Lee ‘King’ Perry
    • 50. FALL AND RISE – Victor Morris *
    • 51. CINDERELLA – Eric ‘Monty’ Morris
    • 52. SEARCHING – The Creations *
    • 53. THE TIME HAS COME – The Versatiles
    • 54. MY FRIENDS – The Dynamics
    • 55. DEE’S SPECIAL – Lyn Taitt & The Jets
    • 56. THE RETURN OF EZEKIEL – The Jupitors
    • 57. HOLD THEM (ALT. TAKE) – Roy Shirley
    • 58. UPSETTER VERSION – Lyn Taitt & The Jets

    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

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    Fire Over Babylon: Dread, Peace and Conscious Sounds at Studio OneSoul Jazz Records

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    Rastafarian-inspired Roots music was an ever-important aspect of Studio One’s output from the start of the 1970s onwards and this album features many of the ground-breaking groups and artists that established the sound of Jamaica during this decade and beyond.

    Featured here are seminal artists such as Freddie McGregor, The Wailing Souls, The Gladiators, Horace Andy, Devon Russell, Cedric Brooks, Count Ossie, Judah Eskender Tafari alongside a host of lesser-known rare cuts made at Studio One from artists such as The Prospectors, Viceroys and Pablove Black.

    Studio One and founder Clement Dodd’s connection with Rastafarianism dates back to the early 1960s, with Dodd accompanying members of the Skatalites up to the hills of Kingston to listen to the music of the Rastafarianism Count Ossie and his drummers. The album sleevenotes discuss how Clement Dodd’s musical links, as well as his role in heading the most important record label in Reggae, are in many ways linked to the beliefs of Rastafarianism.

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    • Trevor Clarke – Sufferation
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    • The Prospectors – Glory For I
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    'The Lost Maestros Collection' focuses on musical riches of Mali, and more particularly the music of the Mandé region, cradle of the great griot families,. Highly recommended!

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    • – Tambaoura Jazz - Kabu
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    A deep dive into the one of most collectable jazz catalogues in the world, a selection of some of the rarest and most sought-after recordings from the 60s and 70s, a time when British jazz began to find its own identity. Drawn from the iconic labels of Decca, Deram, Argo, EMI Columbia/Lansdowne Series, Fontana, Mercury and Philips.

    • Ken Wheeler and the John Dankworth Orchestra – Don The Dreamer
    • Don Rendell Quintet – A Matter Of Time
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    • Harry Beckett – Third Road
    • 1. Ken Wheeler and the John Dankworth Orchestra – Don The Dreamer
    • 2. Don Rendell Quintet – A Matter Of Time
    • 5. Michael Garrick Sextet – Second Coming
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    • New 2×LP (180 GRAM) + Download Code£31.00
      • 16-page 12x12" insert with 20,000 word essay detailing this crucial era of British jazz with track commentaries and artist biographies
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    UK Electronics 1988-1994: A Compilation of Music from the British Label Mindscan TapesDelodio

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    "The very personal vision of a young Englishman who would spend all of his dole money on the production of underground compilation cassettes spanning across electro, early techno, ambient, experimental, house and industrial music."

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    • – Compton Hodge I Wanna Dance
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    Soul Jazz Records new ‘Cold Wave’ is a new collection of current electronic artists who have all been shaped by the early European cold wave artists of the late 70s and early 80s.

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    This second edition Cold Wave #2 comes in two vinyl editions – a one-off pressing purple coloured vinyl edition and a black vinyl edition. Both come as heavyweight double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves and the limited edition first pressing of this album comes with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured. The CD edition comes with artist booklet/fanzine and slipcase. All editions are printed in special dayglo colour finish.

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    These first artists created new electronic musical landscapes as well as pursuing a stubborn D-I-Y aesthetic, often releasing material on cassette and pioneering use of lo-fi technology, primitive drum machines and home-recording techniques. As part of this continued evolution today many of the artists featured here also self-release their own material, run labels, publish fanzines, or are part of wider musical collectives.

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    Most of the featured artists are based in Europe and include Krikor from France, Beta Evers and L.F.T. from Germany, Lena Willikens, Job Siffre and De Ambassade from the Netherlands, Toulouse Low Trax from Germany, Dave I.D. and Broken English Club from the UK, and V.C.V.S from Georgia

    All of the bands featured here make distinctive contemporary music out of the 80s roots of the first cold wave movement.

    • Lena Willikens – Howlin Lupus
    • Beta Evers – Hiding
    • L.F.T. – Stay Away From The Light
    • Job Sifre – At Least We Try
    • De Ambassade – Niet Van Mij
    • Toulouse Low Trax – Rushing Into Water
    • V.C.V.S. – Hum
    • Dave I.D. – Help Starts
    • Broken English Club – Vacant Cars
    • Krikor Kouchian – Deserver Dub
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    • The Chariettes – Nobody But Jesus
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    • Christian Harmonizers – Troubles Of The World
    • The Wearyland Singers – If You See Me Doing Wrong
    • Gospel Travelers – Jesus Is Watching You
    • Pearl Farano – Who's Your Boss
    • The Gospel Ambassadors – This Little Light Of Mine
    • The Vocalaires – Save A Seat For Me
    • Birmingham Traveleers – Call Me, Answer
    • Zella Jackson Price – Days Are Just Like People
    • Christian Harmonizers – Blackman, Keep On Doing Your Thing
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    • 1. The Chariettes – Nobody But Jesus
    • 2. Allen Gauff, Jr. And His Combo – I Don't Want To Be Alone
    • 3. Christian Harmonizers – Troubles Of The World
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    Cold WaveSoul Jazz Records

    Ltd. Edn. Dayglo sleeve + ORANGE VINYL 2xLP, + mini-fanzine/ Ltd. Edn. Dayglo sleeve + BLACK VINYL 2xLP, + mini-fanzine/ Dayglo CD + Slipcase + Booklet

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    Soul Jazz Records new ‘Cold Wave’ is a new collection of current electronic artists who have all been shaped by the early European cold wave artists of the late 70s and early 80s.

    This is the first release of Soul Jazz Records’ new Cold Wave overview and a second volume will be released just four weeks later.

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    This first edition of Cold Wave comes in two vinyl editions – a one-off pressing orange coloured vinyl edition and a black vinyl edition. Both come as heavyweight double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves and the limited edition first pressing of this album comes with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured. The CD edition comes with artist booklet/fanzine and slipcase. All editions are printed in special dayglo colour finish.

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    These first artists created new electronic musical landscapes as well as pursuing a stubborn D-I-Y aesthetic, often releasing material on cassette and pioneering use of lo-fi technology, primitive drum machines and home-recording techniques. As part of this continued evolution today many of the artists featured here also self-release their own material, run labels, publish fanzines, or are part of wider musical collectives.

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    Most of the featured artists are based in Europe and include Krikor, Dissemblance and VQOA from France, De Ambassade from the Netherlands, Moisture from Sweden, Kriedler from Germany, Céline Gillain and Carcass Identity from Belgium. One exception is FIT Siegel out of Detroit, connecting the electronic pathways of Europe to the Motor City.

    All of the bands featured here make distinctive contemporary music out of the 80s roots of the first cold wave movement.


    • Dissemblance – Capture
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    'Oz Echoes' peels away another layer of Australia’s ‘80s DIY hive mind. The Oz Waves successor exposes a deeper circuit of micro-run cassettes, community radio archives and irrationally abandoned studio sessions, as Steele Bonus sequences a 10-track compendium of drone pop, psycheelectronics and agitated tape cut-ups. Highly recommended!

    • Height/Dismay – Mother's Footsteps
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    • Modern Jazz – Zoom Dub
    • Mr Knott – Poor Galileo (He Has Gone Mad)
    • Aeroplane Footsteps – Arabia
    • Shanghai Au Go-Go – I Cried All Winter
    • Matt Mawson – Open The Goddam Door
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    • Wrong Kind Of Stone Age – Ravi Dubbi
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    Strong Love: Songs Of Gay Liberation 1972-1981Chapter Music

    'Strong Love' explores the first wave of openly gay songwriting that emerged after New York's Stonewall Riots kickstarted the modern gay rights movement in 1969. It took just a few years for the defiant chanting and interlocked arms of early 70s pride marches to reverberate onto record, and Strong Love begins with one of the earliest known recordings of openly gay songwriting, 1972's 'A Gay Song' by London hippie collective Everyone Involved. Across 15 tracks, the compilation takes in disarmingly personal folk, uplifting soul, outsider country and dark synth-rock.

    • Everyone Involved – A Gay Song
    • Charlie Murphy – Gay Spirit
    • Blackberri – It's Okay
    • Smokey – Strong Love
    • Robert Campbell – Dreamboy
    • Michael Cohen – Evil & Lusty
    • Lavender Country – Cryin' These Cocksucking Tears
    • Chris Robison – Big Strong Man In My Life
    • Steven Grossman – Out
    • Tom Robinson – Good To Be Gay
    • Buena Vista – Hot Magazine
    • International Gay Society – Stand Up For Your Rights
    • Scrumbly & Martin – Hots For A Hustler
    • Paul Wagner – The One
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    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.

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      "Orange and black. Fire and ebony. Fury and pride. Wearing its signature colors proudly and raising its exclamation point high, Impulse! Records was the go-to label for music that harnessed the searching and political stand-taking of the Sixties. Launched in 1961, Impulse grew to become an inherent part of the era’s velocity as well as its volume, pulling jazz into the age of Black Power, Afrocentricity, and Spiritual Expansion. In its balance of tradition and transition, it bridged the golden age of jazz, that brief window from the late Fifties to the Seventies when players representing every jazz era were alive and active—from Louis Armstrong to Albert Ayler, from the legends of lore to a new generation of energy players. Impulse treated all its musicians as innovators, revolutionaries even—from swing and bebop, to free and Afrofuturist. The performances on Impulse Records: Music, Message and the Moment draw their staying power from a wide embrace of styles and sounds, as well as a tight focus on a historic moment when the promise of change was in the air and the message of racial harmony was in the music. Today that music has lost none of its relevance: the promise still deferred, the message still on time."

      • – The John Coltrane Quartet — Africa
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      • – Alice Coltrane — Blue Nile
      • – Pharoah Sanders — Astral Traveling
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      • 1. – The John Coltrane Quartet — Africa
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      • 15. – John Coltrane & Alice Coltrane — Reverend King
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        • Magazine style booklet featuring original impulse! ads and artist photos
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      Studio One RootsSoul Jazz Records

      LAST COPIES

      This is the new 20th anniversary edition of one of Soul Jazz Records’ classic Studio One releases now available as a one-off pressing special blue vinyl very limited-edition pressing ( 2000 copies worldwide).

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      Studio One Roots set the standard for Soul Jazz Records’ long-standing series of Studio One collections and features many of the classic artists from Clement 'Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s mighty roster of reggae.

      This album includes Freddie McGregor, Willie Williams, Cornell Campbell, Alton Ellis, Devon Russell alongside some of the defining crack-session men groups of Jamaican reggae history - The Sound Dimension, Brentford All-Stars, The Skatalites, New Establishment and more. As ever the album is filled with a mixture of seminal cuts and super-rarities from the vast vaults of 13 Brentford Road.

      Stand-out tracks include Alton Ellis’s Blackish White, a surreal and powerful Afro-centric dream, Count Ossie Nyabinghi and Rastafarian drummers genre-defying interpretation of Booker T and The MGs ‘Meditation’, Willie Williams awe-inspiring versioning of the Skatalites' seminal Rastafari anthem Addis Ababa and many, many more.

      This album has been fully digitally remastered, analog cut and packaged complete with the following: Original sleevenotes by Lloyd Bradley (author of When Reggae Was King), compiled by Mark Ainley (Honest Jons), high-quality Soul Jazz mastering, wicked images of Count Ossie and the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari on the cover, and a rare image of Clement Dodd and musicians inside the studio at Studio One on the full colour inner sleeves.

      REVIEWS:

      "Having established himself as one of Jamaica's top producers the day Studio One opened its doors in the early '60s, Clement "Coxsone" Dodd was unable to maintain his status during the roots era of the subsequent decade. This can be attributed to a couple of factors. One was Dodd's apparent reluctance to record the new, overtly Rasta-inspired music. The other was an infusion of new blood into the Jamaican music business. Eager to make a name for themselves, producers like Joe Gibbs, Bunny Lee, Lee "Scratch" Perry, and Winston "Niney" Holness managed to supplant the island's "big three" (Dodd, Duke Reid, and Prince Buster) in the process, driving the music's evolution in the '70s.

      There isn't a weak number across these 16 tracks, from the Gaylads' ode to "Africa" and Devon Russell's version of the heavyweight "Drum Song" rhythm, to a trio of stunning instrumentals: Jackie Mittoo and the Cyclones with nyahbinghi drummer Count Ossie on "Meditation," Lenny Hibbert's sparkling vibe work over Mittoo's "Ghetto Organ" ("More Creation"), and Sound Dimension's "Congo Rock."

      The music of this compilation is of a rare, rare beauty and is essential to anyone's reggae collection." All Music

      • The Cyclones With Count Ossie – Meditation
      • Cornell Campbell & The Brentford Rockers – Natty Don't Go
      • Freddy Mcgregor With The Sound Dimension – Africa Here I Come
      • Bunny & Skitter – Lumumbo
      • Willie Williams & The All Stars – Addis A Baba
      • L.Crosdale With Drummond Bago & the Rebel Group – Set Me Free
      • Leroy Wallace & The New Establishment – Far Beyond
      • Lennie Hibbert – More Creation
      • Alton Ellis & The Sound Dimension – Blackish White
      • Winston Jarrett & The Sound Dimension – Fear Not
      • Devon Russell – Drum Song
      • The Gaylads – Africa
      • Black Brothers & The New Establishment – School Children
      • Linton Cooper & The Brentford Disco Set – You'll Get Your Pay
      • Sound Dimension – Congo Rock
      • Zoot Simms – African Challenge
      • 1. The Cyclones With Count Ossie – Meditation
      • 2. Cornell Campbell & The Brentford Rockers – Natty Don't Go
      • 3. Freddy Mcgregor With The Sound Dimension – Africa Here I Come
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      30 Years Of Strictly Rhythm: Part Two (Clear Vinyl Repress)Strictly Rhythm

      Mid-90s classics from Strictly's golden era feat. essentials from the likes of Mole People (Aramand Van Helden), DJ Sneak, Wamdue Project, Barbara Tucker and more!

      • Barbara Tucker – Beautiful People (Underground Network Mix)
      • Essence – Moments In House (Full Effect Mix) (DJ T Edit)
      • The Mole People – Break Night
      • DJ Sneak – Keep On Groovin' (Fat Bottom Mix)
      • Wamdue Project – King Of My Castle (Original Mix)
      • South Street Player – (Who?) Keeps Changing Your Mind (The Night Mix)
      • Sole Fusion – Bass Tone (Underground Network Mix)
      • 1. Barbara Tucker – Beautiful People (Underground Network Mix)
      • 2. Essence – Moments In House (Full Effect Mix) (DJ T Edit)
      • 3. The Mole People – Break Night
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      Edo Funk Explosion Vol. 1Analog Africa

      It was in Benin City, in the heart of Nigeria, that a new hybrid of intoxicating highlife music known as 'Edo Funk' was born. It first emerged in the late 1970s when a group of musicians began to experiment with different ways of integrating elements from their native Edo culture and fusing them with new sound effects coming from West Africa´s night-clubs. Unlike the rather polished 1980's Nigerian disco productions coming out of the international metropolis of Lagos, Edo Funk was raw and reduced to its bare minimum.

      Analog Africa focus on this style with an essential, 12 track compilation with extended notes and photos.

      • Osayomore Joseph And The Creative Seven – Africa Is My Root
      • Akaba Man & The Nigie Rokets – Ta Gha Hunsimwen
      • Akaba Man And The African Pride – Popular Side
      • Sir Victor Uwaifo And His Titibitis – Iranm Iran
      • Sir Victor Uwaifo And His Titibitis – Sakpaide No.2
      • 1. Osayomore Joseph And The Creative Seven – Africa Is My Root
      • 2. Akaba Man & The Nigie Rokets – Ta Gha Hunsimwen
      • 3. Akaba Man And The African Pride – Popular Side
      • View full info and tracklisting
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      Attack The Dancefloor – Special Remix EPZ Records

      Featuring boogie, house and modern disco vibes (check the killer version of the Dusty Springfield classic 'That's The Kind of Love I've Got for You' by Prospect Park) from the likes of The Sunburst Band and label boss Joey Negro with remixes from Andres (!), Jimpster, The Vision and Jkriv!

      • – The Sunburst Band - He Is (Jimpster Remix)
      • – Joey Negro feat. Sacha Williamson - I Recognise (Andres Remix)
      • – Prospect Park - The Kinda Love (Jkriv Original Vibe Remix)
      • – Jakatta feat. Seal - My Vision (The Vision Remix)
      • 1. – The Sunburst Band - He Is (Jimpster Remix)
      • 2. – Joey Negro feat. Sacha Williamson - I Recognise (Andres Remix)
      • 3. – Prospect Park - The Kinda Love (Jkriv Original Vibe Remix)
      • View full info and tracklisting
      Directions In Music 1969-1973: Miles Davis His Musicians and the Birth of a New Age of JazzAce Records

      In 1970 Miles Davis released “Bitches Brew”, which crystalised the trumpeter and bandleader’sexperiments in rhythm, electronics and musical structure which he had been building on over the previous three years. The album has since become one of the most influential in musical history and was joined over the next couple of years by “Jack Johnson and “On The Corner” in defining the future of music.

      Miles was the master bandleader and his LPs at the time declared that these were his ‘Directions In Music’, but he forged them with the help of a hand-picked group of musicians who proved themselves good enough to share his space on stage and in the studio. These players would all become central to jazz’s continued relevance and many would go on the record best-selling jazz records of their own. This compilation looks at the records that they made around the time they played with Miles and how they fed into or were fed by their time in his group.

      So we have Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul with versions of tracks they cut with Miles. Herbie Hancock’s journey into the electronic instruments that Miles convinced him to play, and Keith Jarrett’s firm rejection of them. Lonnie Liston Smith borrows the Indian percussion from “On The Corner” for his take on electronic funk. Chick Corea, John McLaughlin and Gary Bartz all show their distinctive talents that were allowed to shine in Miles’ band. As a bonus, we have Miles’ musicians alongside Betty Davis (his wife at the time) on a take of Cream’s ‘Politician Man’ and Miles’ 1970 group live at The Cellar Door on Joe Zawinul’s ‘Directions’.

      • Joe Zawinul – In A Silent Way
      • Wayne Shorter – Sweet Pea
      • Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes – In Search Of Truth
      • John McLaughlin – Arjen’s Bag
      • Betty Davis – Politician Man
      • Gary Bartz NTU Troop – Uhuru Sasa
      • 1. Joe Zawinul – In A Silent Way
      • 2. Wayne Shorter – Sweet Pea
      • 3. Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes – In Search Of Truth
      • View full info and tracklisting
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      New York Rave Flyers VOLUME TWO 1990-1995

      New York Rave Flyers from 1990 to 1995 - 88 page groovy small book. Well nice! Limited copies

        Undercurrents: From the Josef Weinberger, Programme Music & Impress Libraries 1967-1985Buried Treasure

        **Upfront SOTU exclusive!**

        Undercurrents is a stellar selection of moods, styles and MONSTER breaks from the albums recorded for the these UK music libraries between the late 1960’s and mid-1980s.

        There are shimmering synth arpeggios/kosmiche by Tim Cross (Mike Oldfield, Hall & Oates, The Adverts); fretless ambient grooves by bassist and producer Mo Foster (Scott Walker, Dusty Springfield); fuzzy orchestral funk by German library don Peter Thomas; a tough, funky fusion jam by library supergroup Midas Touch; a bold as brass porno-Moog theme by Pete Smith (used in 1970’s skin flick Highway Hookers - check those breaks!) plus film-noir suspense and percussive jams by avant-garde UK jazzer Bob Downes and more!

        • – Tim Cross - Crossflow One
        • – Pete Smith - Rock Minus Zer
        • – Mo Foster - Times Square
        • – Peter Thomas - The Real McCoy
        • – Harold Fischer - Water Reactor
        • – Midas Touch - Make No Bones
        • – Bob Downes - Big Cat
        Disco Hamam 6Disco Hamam

        Disco Hamam is back with their sixth, essential volume of Turkish and Middle Eastern disco edits - prowling disco sleaze with expert adjustments from the likes of Hotaru, Red Lebanese and Cornelius Doctor & Tushen Rai. Don't miss!

        • – Hotaru - Catch The Train
        • – Red Lebanese - Belle Vie
        • – Cornelius Doctor & Tushen Raï - Fekete
        • – Cornelius Doctor & Tushen Raï - Salaam Sholay!
        Two Synths, A Guitar (And) A Drum Machine - Soul Jazz Records #1 Post Punk DanceSoul Jazz Records

        OUT NOW!

        Soul Jazz Records new ‘Two Synths, A Guitar (and) A Drum Machine’ is a new collection of current D-I-Y post-punk bands shaped by the mutant sounds of no wave, punk funk and New York Noise bands from the late 70s and early 80s that collided with the world of underground dance music found at the Paradise Garage, Mudd Club in New York City (ESG, Arthur Russell, Bush Tetras, Talking Heads, Suicide, Liquid Liquid).

        Other influences cited here include Manchester and Sheffield’s industrial post-punk sounds of the 1980s (Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire, Gang of Four) as well as the 1970s German electronic experimentalism of Cluster, Neu!, Harmonia and Can.

        Featured artists from around the globe include Los Angeles D-I-Y band Automatic, New Fries from Toronto, artist/music collaborators Toresch from Germany, Susumu Makai from Japan/UK, Vex Ruffin from the Phillipines/California and Madmadmad, Gramme, Tom of England and other UK groups

        That all the bands featured here manage to make distinctive contemporary music out of these 80s roots is testament to the wide range of other musics that are seamlessly absorbed into a modern melting pot of sound – hip-hop, the electronic European avant-garde, rave culture, and more.

        The double vinyl comes in two editions:

        1) Limited edition indies EXCLUSIVE heavyweight green double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured.

        2) Limited edition heavyweight black double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured.

        The album is also available as a CD and digital release

        • Automatic – Too Much Money
        • Zongamin – Underwater Paramid
        • New Fries – Lily
        • Vex Ruffin & Fab 5 Freddy – The Balance
        • Ixna – Somebody Said
        • Leroy Duncann – Dream River
        • Tom Of England – Neon Green
        • Toresch – Tocar
        • Becker & Mukai – La Rivière des Perles
        • Gramme – Discolovers
        • Niagara – Ida
        • Charles Manier – Sift Through Art Collecting People
        • Black Deer – Baseball Shorts
        • Madmadmad – Hot Disco
        • Wino D – Untitled
        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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        Swave Villi Us: Independent Soul 1971-84Backatcha

        **RIYL the classic 'Personal Space Electronic Soul 1974-1984' compilation!**

        Backatcha Records presents 'Swave Villi Us', a collection of sixteen sought after independent soul cuts, recorded between 1971-1984 from across the US and beyond.

        The album comes as a 2xLP, complete with extensive sleeve notes, featuring top-shelf rarities end-to-end. Whilst soul 45 aficionados will be familiar with the titles, obtaining them has always been a problem until now.

        From 70s Californian psych-folk, to downtempo ballads from the Southern states, to mid-tempo gems and sweet soul from the Midwest, to 80s Sunshine State talent show entries and Bahamian dreamy percussion-led guitar jams, the selection showcases essential top-shelf regional sounds spanning the broader soul spectrum across nearly two decades. Also featured are two previously unreleased versions of Nature’s Choice ‘Never Get A Chance’ and Watch Tower’s ‘Forever, Together’ led by Ohio talent Maurice Moore, from original session tapes and exclusive to this compilation.

        • – Stride & Willie Gay, Jr. - Come Inside
        • – Nassauvians - Slacking Off
        • – Aka Shaic - Swave Villi Us
        • – Ray T. Jones - Norfolk Sound
        • – Theatre West - Children Of Tomorrow's Dreams
        • – Ivan R. Sturdivant & Time Zone No. Seven - The World That Died
        • – Small Society - Just Loving You
        • – No I.D. (aka Bilal Sabir) - Changes
        • – Nature’s Choice - Never Get A Chance [Previously unreleased version]
        • – Antwans - You Got That Right
        • – Joe walker - We Need Each Other
        • – Spice - For Old Time's Sake
        • – Joe Brown and the Soul Elderados - Vibration Part Two
        • – Expressway - Blue Evening
        • – Smiles - Just A Star
        • – Watch Tower - Forever, Together [Previously unreleased version]

        Other Releases on Doctor Bird

        Errol DunkleyDarling Ooh!Doctor Bird

        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

        • 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
        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 *
            • View full info and tracklisting
            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

            • 13 TRACKS PREVIOUSLY UNAVAILABLE ON CD• INCLUDES 6 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED RECORDINGS• THE ALBUM’S FIRST GLOBAL REISSUE ON CD

            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

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                          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!

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                          Original Dancehall Volume 1Trojan RecordsTrojan

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                                  Superb Studio One rhythm recuts, deep, deep funk cuts - sparse, raw and edgy - CLASSIC Lee Perry!

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                                    **Deep, spiritual material from 1982 by Alice Coltrane!!!! INCREDIBLE LOST ALBUM!!

                                    'Kirtan: Turiya Sings' features Alice Coltrane at peak spirituality and is presented in this arrangement for the first time in any format. Turyia Sings was originally released in 1982 on cassette as a collection of devotional songs including vocals, organ, strings, and synthesizers available only at Alice’s Sai Anantam Ashram. Kirtan: Turiya Sings features a sparser arrangement of organ and chanting, produced by Ravi Coltrane.

                                    This is intentional, devotional music created with the purpose of connecting to a higher power. The pared back arrangements on this new release are enchantingly haunting and encourage the listener to reach a "meditative headspace so as to channel connectiveness to a greater spirit."

                                    • – Krishna Krishna
                                    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
                                      Limited 'deep emerald' coloured vinyl
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                                    • CD£13.00
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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
                                      Limited orange vinyl edition
                                      Out of stock