Lee ‘Scatch’ Perry Disco Devil Vol. 4 (6 More Classic Discomixes From The Black Ark Studio 1977-9)

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    • Augustus Pablo – Vibrate On
    • Carlton Jackson – History
    • The Upsetters – Stay Dread / Kingdom Of Dub
    • Truth, Fact & Correct – Babylon Deh Pon Fire
    • Junior Murvin – Tedious
    • Raphael Green – Rasta Train
    • 1. Vibrate On
    • 2. History
    • 3. Stay Dread / Kingdom Of Dub
    • 4. Babylon Deh Pon Fire
    • 5. Tedious
    • 6. Rasta Train

    Killer new selection of Lee Perry's Black Ark productions from the 70s featuring Augustus Pablo, Carlton Jackson, Junior Murvin, Truth, Fact & Correct (The Viceroys), The Upsetters & Raphael Green.

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    Lee ‘Scatch’ PerryBlack Ark Vol. 217 North Parade

    Black Ark Vol. 2 is another piece of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s limitless musical puzzle.

    "It’s a bedrock of deep and heavy rhythms recorded around Jamaica =just before the demise of Perry’s famed Black Ark Studio. Black Ark Vol. 2 is the follow up album to the acclaimed Black Ark In Dub that unsurprisingly for an Upsetter release, took a different path.

    More vocal oriented, the album features extended dubwise cuts of (former wife and co-producer) Carol Cole’s ‘Ethiopia’, The Originals ‘Got To Be Irie’, Junior Byles ‘Mumbling & Grumbling and The Inamans remake of the Bee Gees hit ‘How Deep Is your Love’, along with an alternate take of the Silvertones roots classic ‘Give Thanks’ with flute overdub and a couple of solid covers from Third World lead vocalist Bunny Rugs.

    Originally released in 1981 the hard to find Black Ark Vol. 2 remains a frozen sonic timepiece, captured at the beginning of the end of one era and poised at the start of another."

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      The Upsetters with Vin GordonMusical BonesStudio 16

      KILLER RARITY!! Bargain priced!

      Very rare Upsetters & Vin Gordon album 'Musical Bones' was first released in the U.K. in 1975 only on a white-label pressing without a sleeve on Dip records (£400+). Only 300 were made at the time.

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

      The title is a play on word 'Trombone' being the instrument of the lead artist Vin Gordon. Produced by Lee Perry at The Black Ark, Kingston, raw Jamaican roots music 1975. Don't miss..

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      • – Voodoo Man
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      From the man who played trombone on the all time classic Studio 1 anthem "Real Rock" comes forward with the long over due reissue of his first solo album originally released in 1980 by Joe Gibbs. Produced by Errol Thompson and featuring eight tracks of tuff rockers rhythms, two Don Drummond covers plus a medley of "Real Rock & Fiddler Rock" Very hard to find an original now..Don't let this go..

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      • – Medley: Summer Time, Blue Moon
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      Volume 5 of the Disco Devil Discomix series featuring deep roots vocal cuts from Junior Murvin, Twin Roots, Watty Burnett, Keith Texon & Michael Campbell.

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      • Keith Texon – Living My Life
      • Michael Campbell – Schoolgirl
      • Junior Murvin – Memories
      Lee PerryDisco Devil Volume 3 (6 More Classics From The Black Ark Studio 1977-79)Studio 16

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      • Jolly Brothers – Conscious Man (Seven Leaves 12" Mix 1977)
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      • Leroy Sibbles – Garden Of Life (Big Spanner Disco Ajax 12" Mix 1978)
      • King Scratch – Dread Lion (Black Art 12" 1977)
      • The Mistic – Forward With The Orthodox (Special 7" edit 2019)
      • Devon Irons – When Jah Come (Special 7" edit 2019)
      • 1. Jolly Brothers – Conscious Man (Seven Leaves 12" Mix 1977)
      • 2. Max Romeo – Norman (Upsetter 12" Mix 1978)
      • 3. Leroy Sibbles – Garden Of Life (Big Spanner Disco Ajax 12" Mix 1978)
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      Lee PerryDisco Devil Volume 2 ( 6 More Classic Discomixes from The Black Ark 1977-8)Studio 16

      Second volume of Lee Perry's rare 12" mixes from The Black Ark, late 70s recordings featuring Junior Delgado, Jolly Brothers, Hugo Blackwood, Dr Alimantado, Watty Burrnett, Devon Irons and Sangie Davis. Come 12" full colour picture sleeve.

      • Hugo Blackwood & Dr Alimantado – Reggae Music (Upsetter Disco Jam 12" Mix 1977)
      • Jolly Brothers – Dread Dreader (Seven Leaves 12" mix 1978)
      • Watty Burnett – Open Up The Gate (Orchid 12" Mix 1977)
      • Junior Delgado – Sons Of Slaves (Upsetter Disco Cork 12" Mix 1977)
      • Devon Irons – Vampire (Black Art 12" Mix 1977)
      • Sangie Davis – Words (Black Art 12" Mix 1977)
      • 1. Hugo Blackwood & Dr Alimantado – Reggae Music (Upsetter Disco Jam 12" Mix 1977)
      • 2. Jolly Brothers – Dread Dreader (Seven Leaves 12" mix 1978)
      • 3. Watty Burnett – Open Up The Gate (Orchid 12" Mix 1977)
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      King Tubby Meets The UpsetterAt The Grass Roots Of DubStudio 16

      Seminal dub album produced by Winston Edwards.  In 1974 Edwards left Jamaica to reside in the UK and through his strong connections with such reggae luminaries as Joe Gibbs, Lee Perry and King Tubby began to travel back and forth between London and Kingston (JA) to bring back recordings to issue on his Fay Music label here in the UK.  In 1974 he released this controversial, seminal dub set, shunned by some at the time due to the spurious marketing device employed.  The whole album appears in fact to have been mixed at Tubby’s, while the rhythms were possibly built at Perry’s Ark and maybe Gibbs’ studio, but at this length memories are stretched.  Now of course, it sounds like what it is, a classic early Tubby’s dub album, musical, tuneful, heavy dubwise set with Vin Gordon’s unique trombone lines well to the fore.  Essential dub. 

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      • – Luke Lane Rock
      • – Crime Wave
      • – 300 Years At The Grass Roots

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      Great rockers recut of "Creation" from Shanti Yalah with Spanish producer Roberto Snachez at the controls.

      • – Shanti Yalah - Creation pt II
      • – Winston Blendah - Wash & Clean
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      Soul Jazz Records presents Steve ReidRhythmatism (1976)Soul Jazz Records


      Soul Jazz Records are issuing the awesome deep jazz album Rhythmatism (1976) from the legendary Steve Reid long out of print in a new edition very limited 1000-copies COLOURED vinyl (+download code) and CD.

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      ‘Steve Reid is one of the greatest drummers.

      He is a musical genius’ KIERAN HEBDEN (Four Tet)

      ‘A truly phenomenal artist.’ GILLES PETERSON

      ‘Steve Reid reflects the spirit of a generation- Art Ensemble of Chicago, John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, the Black Artists Group.’ THE WIRE


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      Drummer and composer extraordinaire Steve Reid’s Rhythmatism is one of his deepest and most radical of albums of all time and features some of the heaviest jazz players - Arthur Blythe ‘AKA Black Arthur’, Charles Tyler, David Wertman and others – joining Reid. The album was originally released on Reid’s own Mustevic Sound label in 1976

      As a radical jazz artist, Steve Reid played with an extraordinary group of artists – including Miles Davis, Sun Ra, Fela Kuti, James Brown, Ornette Coleman, Lester Bowie, Freddie Hubbard, Jackie McLean, Dionne Warwick, Archie Shepp, Chief Bey, Olatunji, Arthur Blythe, , Dextor Gordon, Gary Bartz, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sam Rivers, Leon Thomas, Lonnie Smith and Horace Silver!

      Reid was born in the South Bronx, and grew up in Queens, New York. He played in the house band at Harlem's Apollo Theatre, accompanying James Brown, as well as playing in Sun Ra's Arkestra. He lived next to John Coltrane, worked in a department store with Ornette Coleman, had a son who played drums with NWA. He began his career as a teenager in the 1960s as a drummer at Motown when he played on Martha and The Vandellas "Heatwave" (aged 14).

      At the end of the 1960s Reid was sentenced to four years in jail as a conscientious objector of the Vietnam war. On his release from prison in 1974, he formed the Legendary Master Brotherhood and started the independent record label, Mustevic Sound, to release his debut LP in 1976. Rhythmatism is released in its entirety and with full original cover art here and is one of a series of stunning independent records he released in the 1970s.

      At the start of the 21st century, his career took a new twist when Steve Reid began a successful collaboration with Kieran Hebden (Four Tet). Hebden referred to Reid as his ‘musical soul mate’, resulting in a number of joint albums.

      Steve Reid died in New York in 2010. Subsequently the Steve Reid Foundation was set up in his name, to help aspiring musicians and artists.

      • Steve Reid – Kai
      • Steve Reid – Rocks (for Cannonball)
      • Steve Reid – Center Of The Earth
      • Steve Reid – C You Around
      • Steve Reid – One Minute Please
      Bob MarleyJodg Not (Judge Not)Beverley's

      Bob Marley's first ever single, released on Island records in 1962. Produced by Leslie Kong for his Jamaica label Beverley's.

      • – Jodg Not (Judge Not)
      • – Do You Still Love Me
      • 7"£8.00
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