• 1. DISC 1: Jimmy Cliff – Wonderful World Beautiful People
      • 2. Bob & Marcia – Young Gifted And Black
      • 3. Greyhound – Moon River
      • 4. The Pioneers – Let Your Yeah Be Yeah
      • 5. Harry J. All Stars – Liquidator
      • 6. Nicky Thomas – Love Of The Common People
      • 7. Desmond Dekker – Israelites
      • 8. Dandy Livingstone – Suzanne Beware Of The Devil
      • 9. Greyhound – Black And White
      • 10. Horace Faith – Black Pearl
      • 11. Desmond Dekker – You Can Get It If You Really Want
      • 12. Desmond Dekker – It Mek
      • 13. The Maytals – 54-56 That's My Number
      • 14. Toots & The Maytals – Country Roads
      • 15. Byron Lee And The Dragonaires – Elizabethan Reggae
      • 16. The Upsetters – Return To Django
      • 17. Bob & Marcia – Pied Piper
      • 18. Dandy Livingstone – Come Back Liza
      • 19. The Chosen Few – Everybody Plays The Fool
      • 20. The Pioneers – Roll Muddy River
      • 21. Judge Dread – Oh! She Is A Big Girl Now
      • 22. Greyhound – Floating
      • 23. Bruce Ruffin – Mad About You
      • 24. Bruce Ruffin – Rain
      • 25. Greyhound – Dream Lover
      • 26. Tito Simon – Build It Up
      • 27. Dandy Livingstone – Big City
      • 28. The Hotshots – Snoopy Versus The Red Baron
      • 29. The Pioneers – I Need Your Sweet Inspiration
      • 30. Dave & Ansel Collins – Double Barrell
      • 31. DISC 2: Desmond Dekker – 007
      • 32. The Pioneers – Long Shot Kick The Bucket
      • 33. The Maytals – Monkey Man
      • 34. Greyhound – I Am What I Am
      • 35. Teddy Brown – What Greater Love
      • 36. Desmond Dekker – Pickney Gal
      • 37. Bruce Ruffin – One Big Happy Family
      • 38. John Holt – The Further You Look
      • 39. The Pioneers – Give And Take
      • 40. Dave & Ansel Collins – Monkey Spanner
      • 41. Owen Gray – Suffering In The Land
      • 42. Daniel In The Lion's Den – Dancing In The Sun
      • 43. Danny Ray – I'm Gonna Get Married
      • 44. The Melodians – Sweet Sensation
      • 45. The Ethiopians – Train To Skaville
      • 46. Tony Tribe – Red Red Wine
      • 47. Jackie Edwards – Come On Girl
      • 48. The Paris Connection – Who's That Lady
      • 49. Nicky Thomas – Yesterday Man
      • 50. John Holt – Reggae From The Ghetto
      • 51. Desmond Dekker – Sing A Little Song
      • 52. Delroy Williams – Down In The Boondocks
      • 53. Dandy Livingstone – Think About It
      • 54. The Melodians – Rivers Of Babylon
      • 55. Freddie Notes & The Rudies – Montego Bay
      • 56. Lord Creator – Kingston Town
      • 57. Zap Pow – This Is Reggae Music

      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!

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      Cuba: Music and Revolution Vol.2 Compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Records

      Cuba: Music and Revolution: Culture Clash in Havana: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 2 is the new album compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) that takes off in exactly the same vein as the much-acclaimed Vol. 1 - exploring the many styles that came out of Cuba in the 1970s as Latin and Salsa mixed with heavy doses of Jazz, Funk, and Disco to create some of the most dancefloor-friendly music every made!

      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.

      Much of the music on this album is featured in the deluxe large format book ‘Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary Cuba 1959-90’, released by Soul Jazz Books and also compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records), featuring the music and record designs of Cuba, made in the 30-year period following the Cuban Revolution.

      The music on this new album features a host of rarities from legendary Cuban artists such as Los Van Van, alongside Grupo De Experimentación, Farah Maria, Ricardo Eddy Martinez, Juan Pablo Torres, Grupo Sintesis and Orquesta Riverside, most of whose names remain largely unknown outside of Cuba but have long been favourite club tracks and secret-weapons in Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker's record boxes!

      The music on this album reflects the most cutting-edge of Cuban groups that were recording in Cuba in the 1970s and 1980s – all searching for a new Cuban identity and new musical forms reflecting 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.


      REVIEWS of CUBA: Music and Revolution vol. 1:

      "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 that goes far beyond Buena Vista!" UNCUT

      • Juan Pablo Torres Y Algo Nuevo – Y Que Bien
      • Orquesta Los Van Van – Por Que Lo Haces
      • Los Latinos – Quemando
      • Farah María – Amame y No Pienses Mas
      • FA 5 – Muevete Con Las Fuerzas Del Corazon
      • Tambores De Enrique Bonne – Como Arrullos De Palma
      • Ricardo Eddy Martinez – Expreso Ritmico
      • Los Papines – Solo De Tumba y Bongo
      • Grupo Sintesis – Aqui Estamos
      • Los Van Van – Llegada
      • Grupo Raices Nuevas – Baila Mi Guaguancó
      • Luis Carbonell – La Rumba
      • Orquesta Riverside – En Casa Del Trompo No Bailes
      • Juan Formel & Los Van Van – Llegue, Llegue
      • Grupo Los Yoyi – Tu No Me Puedes Conquistar
      • Los Papines – Para Que Niegas ?
      • Grupo De Experimentación Sonora Del ICAIC – ¡ Cuba Va !
      • Raul Gomez – Luces En La Pista
      • Los Brito – El 4-5-6
      • Leo Brouwer – Tema de El Rancheador De La Naturaleza
      • Ricardo Eddy Martinez – La 132
      • Los Reyes 73 – Finalizo Un Amor
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      • 2×CD£13.00
        Expected 29 OctPreorder
      Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof" (Original Soundtrack)Warner Records

      Music from the motion picture double-feature 'Grindhouse'! Tarantino's 'Death Proof' features gems from the 60s and 70s by the likes of Jack Nitzsche, Pino Donaggio, Ennio Morricone, Willy DeVille and more!

      • Jack Nitzsche – The Last Race
      • Smith – Baby It's You
      • Ennio Morricone – Paranoia Prima
      • Eli Roth – Planning & Scheming
      • T. Rex – Jeepster
      • Rose McGowan – Stuntman Mike
      • Pacific Gas & Electric – Staggolee
      • Joe Tex – The Love You Save (May Be Your Own)
      • Eddie Floyd – Good Love, Bad Love
      • The Coasters – Down In Mexico
      • New LP (Coloured Vinyl)£33.00
        Limited 'tri-coloured' vinyl edition
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      Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection from the Arab World (Part 2)Habibi Funk

      The majority of the music on this compilation does not come from the highly famous names of the musical spectrum of North Africa and the Middle East. Instead, the final body compiled for this record consists of some gems and often overlooked artists; resulting in a diverse range of styles from Egyptian organ funk, disco sounds from Morocco, an example of the lively reggae scene of Libya, political songs from Lebanon, soundtrack music from Alge-ria, a musical union between Kenya and Oman, and much more.

      • – Douaa - Haditouni
      • – Magdy El Hussainy - Music De Carneva
      • – Fadoul - Ahl Jedba
      • – Sal Davis - Sultan Qaboos Song
      • – Munir Khauli - Heik Ha Nishtghil
      • – Ouiness - Zina
      • – Najib Al Housh - Ya Aen Daly
      • – Zohra - Badala Zamana
      • – Ahmed Malek - Casbah
      • – Aït Meslayene - El Fen
      • – Hamid El Shaeri - Reet
      • – Hamid El Shaeri - Tendme
      • – Tony Benn Feghaly - Free Blow
      Sounds of PamojaNyege Nyege Tapes

      Nyege Nyege Tapes foray into the world of Tanzanian Singeli, the breakneck dance strain that's quickly moved from Dar es Salaam throughout the world. Following 'Sounds of Sisso', a compilation that focused mostly on the Tanzanian capital's Sisso Studios, this set highlights recordings from Duke's Pamoja Records. And while its predecessor brought attention to the producers, 'Sounds of Pamoja' showcases the wide variety of MC talent under the Pamoja Records umbrella, with production mostly handled by Duke.

      • – Dogo Kibo - Pigo La Moyo
      • – Dogo Lizzy feat. KIDENE - Nakupenda
      • – Dogo Lizzy - Angekuwepo
      • – MC Dinho - Kamatia Chini
      • – MC Kono - Il Jini Song Wapi
      • – MC Kuke - Kwa Ajiri Yao
      • – MC Kuke - Sherehe
      • – MC Pilato feat. MCZO - Ganja
      • – MC Pilato - Mama Ashura
      • – MC Pilato - Wamenichoma
      • – MCZO - Ushauri Wa Bure
      • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£29.00
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      Under The Influence Vol. 9: Compiled by Alena ArpelsZ Records

      Z Records’ 'Under The Influence' series gives a musical platform to record collectors that may be unknown to the general public but are hardcore enthusiasts who have built some of the best collections of soul, funk and disco; this time selected by a London-based DJ, dancer and record collector, Alena Arpels.

      Originally pressed on vinyl in very small quantities, these 19 records were issued between 1970 to 1983. Many of the tracks included in this compilation were never commercially released, but given away by the artists to family and friends instead. Killer selection!

      • – Spellboun' - Dance Your Blues (Part II)
      • – EKG - Give Me Love
      • – Eugene Blacknell - Holding On
      • – MVP Cloudburst - Specialty Item
      • – Pleze - Disco 2000
      • – Jeff Burns - Flashback
      • – La Voyage - All Nite Affair
      • – Executive Jam - I'm Into Your Love
      • – Fire Water - Twilight
      • – Frederick - Move On
      • – McNasty - Say, Raise Your Hand & Say McNasty
      • – Basic Sounds Of Pittsburgh - Down Beat (Gimme Some Chitt'lins)
      • – Chash Money - Seeking
      • – Body Heat - Forget Yourself
      • – Horizon - Give It Up
      • – Rideoute - Spend Some Time With Me
      • – Jackson-Lee - Space Ghost (Part I & II)
      • – Sharon Revoal - Reaching For Our Star
      • – Reflections - Reflex
      World Galaxy: Issue 1We Jazz

      **Brilliant new jazz mag alert!**

      Cover piece on Alice Coltrane, plus features on Sun Ra, Lockdown Listening and loads more!

        Defected Presents House Masters: Todd EdwardsDefected

        A CLASSIC set of productions and remixes from the US house/garage legend, Todd Edwards, who was a huge and important influence in the genesis of UKG! Features classic remixes for the likes of St Germain, Indo, Robin S., MJ Cole plus his own classic productions such as 'Saved My Life', 'Winter Behavior' and loads more!

        N.B. Vinyl tracklisting:

        A1. St Germain - Alabama Blues (Todd Edwards Dub Mix) A2. Indo - R U Sleeping (Todd Edwards Mix) B1. Sound Of One - As I Am (Todd Edwards Mix / Version) B2. Kim English – Tomorrow (Todd Edwards Dub)

        C1. Daft Punk - Face To Face C2. Todd Edwards – Shut The Door D1. Todd Edwards – Push The Love D2. Todd Edwards – The Dream

        • Sound Of One – As I Am (Todd Edwards Mix)
        • Indo – R U Sleeping (Todd Edwards Remix)
        • St Germain – Alabama Blues (Todd Edwards Dub Mix)
        • MJ Cole – Crazy Love (Todd Edwards Save Your Crys Dub)
        • Moloko – Pure Pleasure Seeker (Todd Edwards Pleasure For Life Mix)
        • Veda Simpson – Oohhh Baby (The Edwardscissor Dub)
        • Wretch 32 – Forgiveness (Todd Edwards Remix)
        • Wildchild – Jump To My Beat (Todd Edwards Jump Remix)
        • The Beloved – 1000 Years From Today (Todd Edwards' Dub)
        • Zoot Woman – Taken It All (Todd Edwards Soul Line Remix)
        • Robin S. – Show Me Love (Todd Edwards Remix)
        • Daft Punk – Face To Face
        • Todd Edwards – Saved My Life (Original Mix)
        • Todd Edwards – Shut The Door
        • 1. Sound Of One – As I Am (Todd Edwards Mix)
        • 2. Indo – R U Sleeping (Todd Edwards Remix)
        • 3. St Germain – Alabama Blues (Todd Edwards Dub Mix)
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        Cameroon Garage FunkAnalog Africa

        Analog Africa focuses on a DIY scene in the African country’s capital Yaoundé during the 1970s. Recorded in haste in an adventist church and distributed by the DIY network set up by French label Sonafric. Launching the careers of several Cameroonian artists represented in this essential compilation!

        • – Jean-Pierre Djeukam - Africa Iyo
        • – Louis Wasson et L´Orchestre Kandem Irenée - Song Of Love
        • – Pierre Didy Tchakounte et les Tulipes Noires - Monde Moderne
        • – Pierre Didy Tchakounte - Ma Fou Fou
        • 1. – Jean-Pierre Djeukam - Africa Iyo
        • 8. – Louis Wasson et L´Orchestre Kandem Irenée - Song Of Love
        • 9. – Pierre Didy Tchakounte et les Tulipes Noires - Monde Moderne
        • View full info and tracklisting
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        • CD + Book (200g)£20.00
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        Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2 - SPECIAL 4-LP BOX SET EDITIONSoul Jazz Records

        Out-of print since its initial release over 8 years ago and not reissued and it features a monster 2 and a half hours of music!


        Very Limited Edition Super Deluxe Heavyweight Box Edition (includes 4 LP + Insert + 2 Art prints + individual inners + download) + excellent extensive sleevenotes (by David Stubbs, writer for Wire/Guardian and author of the definitive ‘Krautrock’ book) + lots of exclusive photos. This is a one-off pressing of 500 in UK/1,500 copies worldwide.


        Includes seminal German groups: Can, Faust, Neu, Amon Duul II as well as a host of lesser known groups and artists such as Agitation Free, Broselmachine, Niagara and many more! And as well as the original pioneers, Deutsche Electronische Musik 2 also features many of the second wave of German electronic artists and groups from the late 70s and early 80s (DAF, Asmus Tietchens, Rolf Trostel) who successfully connected new wave, minimal synth and a European post-punk avant-gardism with the earlier more established Krautrock pioneers who began at the start of the 70s.

        The first seeds of German rock and experimental electronic music were planted in 1968, as students and workers in Paris, Prague, Mexico and throughout the world demonstrated against mainstream society, the war in Vietnam, imperialism and bourgeois values. The birth of a counter-culture, drug experimentation and social change expanded musical worlds. Germany experienced its own cultural revolution fuelled by these worldwide student and worker revolts and by a generation’s desire to rid itself of the guilt of war.

        Many German youth turning their back on mainstream society. From the opening of the first collective/cooperative in 1967, Commune 1, in Berlin, to the formation of the Baader-Meinhof terrorist group and the bombings, kidnappings and killings of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (RAF), young Germans sought out new values and a lifestyle outside of ‘the system’. These cooperative and communal experiences led to a number of new radical German bands including Amon Duul, Faust and Can.

        Many artists and musicians believed a complete rejection of everything musically that had gone before was also necessary in order to build a new identity for German culture. At this time German music meant ‘schlager’ music – insipid pop music that hardly confronted the country’s recent historical events.

        Holger Czukay and Irmin Scmidt of Can studied music under the radical avant-garde composer Karheinz Stockhausen and Conrad Schnitzler studied art under the conceptual artist Joseph Beuys. German rock groups were as interested in musique concrète and serial compostion as they were in the psychedelia of Pink Floyd or the rock, soul and jazz music played by resident American forces.

        From this beginning German rock music began an evolutionary journey of experimentation. Electronic music became a pathway to notions of space and the cosmos. Conversely, the emergence of communal living led to a number of musicians setting up live/work spaces in rural areas and developing a ‘pastoral’ outlook, with musical ideas engaged closely with nature.

        German electronic music, kosmische music, cosmic rock, space music. The objectives were to create new music, ‘free’ from the past. A music that gave seed out of the cultural ‘nothingness’ that young Germans felt as a consequence of Germany’s role in the Second World War. A generation who grew up stifled by the recent history of Nazi atrocities, the guilt of their parents’ generation and their disillusionment at the reintegration of old Nazis into mainstream society.


        Deutsche Elektronische Musik:

        "A near-definitive guide to some of the world's most extraordinary music." ***** The Guardian

        • A.R. & Machines – Globus
        • Can – Halleluwah
        • Roedelius – Le Jardin
        • Michael Rother – Karussell
        • Michael Hoenig – Sun and Moon
        • Agitation Free – You Play for Us Today
        • DAF – Co Co Pino
        • Harald Grosskopf – Emphasis
        • Amon Duul II – A Morning Excuse
        • Conrad Schnitzler & Wolf Sequenza – Fata Morgana
        • Broselmaschine – Nossa Bova
        • Eno, Moebius and Roedelius – Base & Apex
        • Gila – In A Sacred Manner
        • Wolfgang Riechmann – Himmelblau
        • A.R. & Machines – Als Hatt Ich Das Alles Schon Mal Gesehen
        • Gila – Sundance Chant
        • Neu – Isi
        • Pyrolator – Danger Cruising
        • Sergius Golowin – Die Weisse Alm
        • You – Electric Day
        • Niagara – Gibli
        • Rolf Trostel – Der Prophet
        • Electric Sandwich – China
        • Asmus Tietchens – Zeebrugge
        • Faust – Krautrock
        Right On Time: Trojan Rock SteadyMusic On Vinyl

        Second part of MOV's Trojan compilation series, which celebrates the best works from the legendary reggae label Trojan Records. It was compiled by Laurence Cane-Honeysett, who also wrote the linernotes. Some of Trojan’s finest are featured on this compilation; as there are The Gladiators, The Melodians, The Gladiators, Ken Boothe a.o. 750 individually numbered copies on orange vinyl. The package also includes an exclusive Trojan / Music On Vinyl coaster.

        • Joe White – My Guiding Star
        • Delroy Wilson – I Want To Love You
        • Alton Ellis – Why Did You Leave Me (To Cry)
        • The Sealmates – She Said She Loves Me
        • The Sensations – Right On Time
        • Leslie Butler – Revival
        • Stranger & Gladdy – Over Again
        • The Maytals – Reborn
        • Glen Brown – Girl You're Cold
        • Black Brothers – Baby Come Back To Me
        • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£28.00
          Limited, numbered, orange vinyl edition inc. Trojan / Music On Vinyl coaster!​
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        Tougher Than Tough: Trojan Rude Boy SoundsMusic On Vinyl

        Gone back from 2021-06-18 to 27/08/2021

        On Vinyl’s Trojan compilation series, which celebrates the best works from the legendary reggae label Trojan Records. It was compiled by Laurence Cane-Honeysett, who also wrote the linernotes. Some of the artists featured on this compilation include Stranger Cole, The Pioneers and Alton Ellis. 750 individually numbered copies on orange vinyl. The package also includes exclusive Trojan Records and Music On Vinyl coaster!

        • Stranger & Gladdy – Rudies All Around
        • Lee Perry – Set Them Free
        • Alton Ellis & The Flames – Blessings Of Love
        • Lloyd & Glen – Rudies Give Up
        • The Heptones – Gunmen Coming To Town
        • Derrick Morgan – Tougher Than Tough (Rudie In Court)
        • Honey Boy Martin – Dreader Then Dread
        • The Valentines – Stop The Violence
        • The Originators – Hot Iron
        • Alton Ellis & The Flames – The Preacher
        • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£28.00
          Limited, numbered, orange vinyl edition inc. Trojan / Music On Vinyl coaster!​
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        Kiosque Of Arrows 2 (Compiled by Tolouse Low Trax)Bureau B

        Echoing the spirit of the legendary samplers found on Les Disques Du Crépuscule or Made To Measure, this hybrid journal collates unusual pieces of music - rare and undiscovered pearls from the experimental underground of the early 1980s through to contemporary unreleased recordings It all helps to pinpoint Tolouse Low Trax as artist and curator in the grander scheme of things, whilst evoking the spirit of countless nights at Düsseldorf's Salon des Amateurs.

        • – Macromassa - El Consecuente Aspecto de Geometría 03:15
        • – The Stupid Set - Basset
        • – DsorDNE - Il Senso Di Torpore
        • – Techno Twins - Donald And Julie Go Boating
        • – Venus in Furs - La Valse De Salon
        • – Javier Segura - Camino Largo
        • – Bassæ - Oedipa Maas Y Los Àtomos
        • – Lydia Tomkiw - Hot June Evening
        • – Lueke & Lippie - Van Gogh - La Farandole Op.1
        • – Kaoru Hirose - Dah-May-Yoo
        • – Viola Renea - Chariot Of Palace
        • 1. – Macromassa - El Consecuente Aspecto de Geometría 03:15
        • 2. – The Stupid Set - Basset
        • 3. – DsorDNE - Il Senso Di Torpore
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        • LP£20.00
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        Overdose of The Holy Ghost: The Sound of Gospel Through the Disco and Boogie Eras (Compiled by David Hill)Z Records


        Something to warm your spirit and purify your soul via Z Records - David Hill returns with another brilliant compilation of soul gospel! 60's, 70's and 80's, sweet-soul crossovers, and funk-flavoured gospel, with much of the production rooted in disco and boogie. Clark Sisters, Ricky Womack, Shirley Caesar and more. Complete with track by track liner notes!

        • – The Clark Sisters - Everything's Gonna Be Alright (Dave Lee Edit)
        • – Sharon Johnson - A Better Day
        • – Dan Greer - Love Is The Message (Dave Lee Edit)
        • – Ricky Womack & Christian Essence - I Need You (Dave Lee Edit)
        • – Shirley Caesar - Heavenly Father
        • – Elbernita 'Twinkie' Clark - Awake O Zion
        • – The Clark Sisters - Overdose of The Holy Ghost
        • – Kristle - I'll Go
        • – The Young Delegation - He Lives
        • – Tommy T & Company - Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere
        • 1. – The Clark Sisters - Everything's Gonna Be Alright (Dave Lee Edit)
        • 2. – Sharon Johnson - A Better Day
        • 3. – Dan Greer - Love Is The Message (Dave Lee Edit)
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        When Malindy Sings - Jazz Vocalists 1938 - 1961 (1977)New World Records

        Nice ethnological heavyweight gatefold sleeve, stapled insert original USA vinyl

          • Original LP£15.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Deluxe orig USA thick card gatefold sleeve, small name written on front
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          Fire Over Babylon: Dread, Peace and Conscious Sounds at Studio OneSoul Jazz Records

          Soul Jazz Records’ new Studio One collection ‘Fire Over Babylon: Dread, Peace and Conscious Sounds at Studio One’ features a stellar selection of 70s roots music – classic and rare tracks recorded at Clement Dodd’s musical empire at 13 Brentford Road in the 1970s.


          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.

          This album is released as a heavyweight black vinyl double-album with gatefold sleeve, full notes and download code, deluxe CD with full booklet and slipcase and digital album.

          • Freddie McGregor – I Am a Revolutionist
          • The Silvertones – Burning In My Soul
          • Wailing Souls – Without You
          • Devon Russell – Jah Jah Fire
          • Trevor Clarke – Sufferation
          • The Gladiators – Sonia
          • Judah Eskender Tafari – Always Trying
          • The Viceroys – Ya Ho
          • Im and Count Ossie – Give Me Back Me Language And Me Culture
          • The Gladiators – Serious Thing
          • The Prospectors – Glory For I
          • Wailing Souls – Things and Time
          • Pablove Black – Inner Peace
          • The Gladiators – Peace
          • Horace Andy – Mr. Jolly Man
          • Wailing Souls – Rock But Don't Fall
          • Albert Griffiths and The Gladiators – Righteous Man
          • The Viceroys – So Many Problems
          The Lost Maestros CollectionDeviation Records

          The Lost Maestros Collection is a collaboration between Deviation Records and the independent Malian label Mieruba, which has been working since 2010 to ensure that this golden age of Mande music does not fall into obscurity.

          '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!

          • – Zoumana Tereta - Duni
          • – Askia Modibo - Sebela
          • – Labouzou - So Happy In You
          • – Tiowa Dembele - Ho Imimouwo
          • – Trico Boy - Mani Kuru
          • – Tambaoura Jazz - Kabu
          • – Namakoro Fomba - Segou to Yanfolila
          • – Mangala Camara - Djelale
          • – Zoumana Tereta - Falla
          • – Askia Modibo - Ngioumamba
          • – Labouzou - Balanzan 4444
          • – Tiowa Dembele - Mahari
          • – Trico Boy Tchierombaye
          • – Tambaoura Jazz - Salia
          • – Mangala Camara - Fantanden
          • – Tambaoura Jazz - Magasse
          Journeys In Modern Jazz: Great BritainDecca

          **Featuring amazing music from British jazz legends such as Don Rendell, Michael Garrick, Neil Ardley, Ian Carr, Dick Morrissey, Harry Beckett and more!**

          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
          • Michael Garrick Sextet – Second Coming
          • 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
            • Vinyl audio remastered & cut by Gearbox Records
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            • 2xCD hard cover book includes a 20,000 word essay detailing this crucial era of British jazz with track commentaries and artist biographies
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          Can You Feel It? Vol.3: Modern Soul, Disco & Boogie 1976-85Tramp Records

          Tramp Records' top 'Can You Feel It?' series continues with some rare and obscure modern soul, disco and boogie originating from countries as diverse as Barbados, Guyana, Germany, and the US.

          • – Compton Hodge I Wanna Dance
          • – Kip Carmen Stampede
          • – Monofide Come Along With Me And Party
          • – H. Andrews & Company Frisco Disco
          • – Teakwood Can You Dig It?
          • – Parnassus Bay Trippin
          • – Hot Cakes Take The A Plane
          • – Third Stream Gettin It Together
          • – Van Buren Bronco Queen (Pt.1)
          • – Earl Turner S'Port City Rock
          • – Paul Thomas Turn It Out!
          • – JAVA Say Wah Choo Mean
          • – Ivory Warm Love
          • – James Kelly Duhon So Trusting
          • – Nature She's The One
          • – Joshua Jackson Sr. My Woman, My Woman
          • – The Unit III Feel-In
          • – Teresa Harris UFO (feat. The Gene Parker Quintet)
          • – Teresa Harris Good-bye (feat. The Gene Parker Quintet)
          • 2×LP + 7"£26.00
            - Initial pressing contains a bonus 7" of an ultra-rare disco/modern soul 45
            - Incl. full album download code
            - Deluxe double-gatefold LP with detailed liner notes and unseen photographs
            - All but one song are re-issued for the very first-time
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          Cold Wave # 2Soul Jazz Records

          Cold Wave #2

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


          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 second release of Soul Jazz Records’ new Cold Wave overview.


          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.


          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.

          Aside from the first electronic, no wave, and post-punk artists cited as influences –Suicide, Patrick Cowley, The Normal, Martin Hannett, Laurie Anderson, Public Image – this new generation of artists also show an exquisitely open source of electronic and disparate influences, everything from Underground Resistance to Purcell, from Scientist to New Beat and more besides.

          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
          Greg Belson's Divine Funk: Rare American Gospel Funk and SoulCultures Of Soul

          Some of the rarest gospel funk records from Greg Belson’s amazing collection featuring everything from the laid back breakbeat laced “I Don’t Want to Be Alone by Allen Gauff Jr to the high octane and socially-on-point take of the Gospel classic ‘This Little Light Of Mine’ by the Gospel Ambassadors to drum break funk of the Wearyland Singers ‘If You See Me Doing Wrong” to the sublime soulfulness of Zella Jackson’s “Days Are Just People.

          • The Chariettes – Nobody But Jesus
          • Allen Gauff, Jr. And His Combo – I Don't Want To Be Alone
          • 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
          • Preacherman Isidore Womack – I've Got Power In My Mind
          • 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


          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.


          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.


          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.

          Aside from the first electronic, no wave, and post-punk artists cited as influences –Suicide, Patrick Cowley, The Normal, Martin Hannett, Laurie Anderson, Public Image – this new generation of artists also show an exquisitely open source of electronic and disparate influences, everything from Underground Resistance to Purcell, from Scientist to New Beat and more besides.

          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
          • Carcass Identity – Reflexion Ocean
          • FIT Siegel – Wayne County Stomp
          • De Ambassade – Standhouden
          • Wang Inc – Approdo
          • Krikor Kouchian – Niños Matadores
          • Céline Gillain – Fight or Flight
          • Kreidler – Kannibal
          • Moisture – Gammut
          • Violent Quand On Aime – Of Course I'm A Liar
          Oz Echoes: DIY Cassettes And Archives 1980​-​1989Efficient Space

          '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
          • The Frenzied Bricks – Vicious Circle
          • 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
          • The Horse He's Sick – Terminal Rebound
          • Wrong Kind Of Stone Age – Ravi Dubbi
          • Les Trois Etrangers – Luna
          Impulse Records: Music, Message And The MomentImpulse!

          UNBELIEVABLE new compilation of deep spiritual music by John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Oliver Nelson, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp and other groundbreaking Impulse Artists.

          "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
          • – Max Roach — Garvey's Ghost
          • – John Coltrane & Alice Coltrane — Reverend King
          • – Alice Coltrane — Blue Nile
          • – Pharoah Sanders — Astral Traveling
          • – Archie Shepp — Blues for Brother George Jackson
          • 1. – The John Coltrane Quartet — Africa
          • 2. – Max Roach — Garvey's Ghost
          • 15. – John Coltrane & Alice Coltrane — Reverend King
          • View full info and tracklisting
          • 4×LP Box Set (2kg)£160.00
            • 4xLP box set is housed in a high-quality archival portfolio cast with a museum drop front.
            • Magazine style booklet featuring original impulse! ads and artist photos
            • Impulse! vinyl slipmat.
            • Free UK shipping!
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          • 2×CD£20.00
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          Melodies Record Club: #001 Four Tet selectsMelodies International

          Floating Points' Melodies International label launches its Melodies Record Club series with Four Tet selecting two big peak-time, floor-friendly, jazz dance tracks he used to spin regularly at the legendary London, UK club, Plastic People!

          • – Jackie McLean & Michael Carvin – De I Comahlee Ah (Extended)
          • – Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood Of Breath - MRA
          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).


          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.


          "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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          • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£30.00
            Limited edition blue coloured vinyl + inners + download
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          Bob AndyLots Of Love And IDoctor Bird

          Having become firmly established as one of Jamaica’s premier singer-songwriters in the ‘60s and early ’70s, Bob Andy cemented his place in the pantheon of musical greats with his seminal album, ‘Lot Of Love And I’.

          Originally released in 1977 on Sonia Pottinger’s High Note label, the LP has since become widely acclaimed as one of the most musically accomplished collections of the roots era, as Andy, backed by some of Kingston’s finest musicians, demonstrates the range of his talents with ten sublime original compositions, including the popular title track, ‘Revelation’, ‘Unchain Me’ and the celebrated ‘Ghetto Stays In The Mind’.

          Now, 44 years after its original release, ‘Lots Of Love And I’ is finally issued on CD, with its track-listing augmented by four bonus cuts, two of which have remained unreleased until now. If you only ever buy one roots reggae release in your life, this should be it.

          + Previously unreleased * New to CD

          • – Lots Of Love & I *
          • – Feel The Feeling *
          • – You Lied *
          • – Troubled Woman *
          • – My Time (I Deserve) *
          • – Unchain Me *
          • – Stepping Free
          • – Mash It Up *
          • – Ghetto Stays In The Mind
          • – Revelation *
          • – Bonus Tracks : Slow Down 12" Mix +
          • – Unchain Me aka Set Me Free 12" Mix *
          • – Movements Instrumental 12" *
          • – The Ghetto Stays In The Mind 12" *
          The InspirationsReggae Fever (Expanded)Doctor Bird

          Originally released in Jamaica and the UK in 1970, ‘Reggae Fever’ primarily served as a showcase for the talents of singing duo, The Inspirations (Trevor Shaw AKA Jimmy London and Billy Dyce) and the album’s producer, Joel Gibson AKA Joe Gibbs.

          Although the album only sold modestly at the time of its issue, it has since become one of the most collectable long-players from the boss reggae era.

          Now expanded to include almost the entirety of Joe Gibbs’s recorded output from 1969, the collection features an array of best-sellers alongside rarities performed by some of Jamaica’s finest musical talents of the period.

          And with five tracks new to CD, this is another must-have compilation for fans of vintage reggae sounds.

          • – Lloyd Willis & The Destroyers - Mad Rooster
          • – The Inspirations - Ease Up
          • – The Inspirations - Wet Dreams
          • – The Inspirations - Why Do You Laugh At My Calamities
          • – The Inspirations - Samfie Man
          • – Ken Parker - Only Yesterday
          • – Lloyd Willis & The Destroyers - Reggae Fever
          • – The Inspirations - Bongo Nyah
          • – The Inspirations - Who You Gonna Run To
          • – The Inspirations - Sweet Sensation
          The PioneersGreetings From The Pioneers (Expanded)Doctor Bird

          First official CD reissue of seminal 1968 rock steady album

          • Includes numerous Jamaican hits and elusive rarities

          • Features tracks new to CD

          Although the Sydney Crooks-led Pioneers were already veterans of Jamaican music scene when, in 1967, they came to join the small roster of the then rookie producer Joe Gibbs, the vocal trio had as yet failed to achieve any significant success.

          Within a year, however, they were regulars in the national charts, with significant hits including ‘Long Shot’, ‘Jackpot’, ‘Catch The Beat’ and ‘No Dope Me Pony’.

          In recognition of their popularity both at home and in the UK, London-based Trojan Records released an entire collection showcasing the best of their work to date: ‘Greetings From The Pioneers’.

          Issued on the Amalgamated subsidiary label that had been created as a vehicle for Gibbs’s works, the set became an essential purchase for many both in the UK’s growing Afro-Caribbean community and among a rapidly expanding young, white working class fanbase.

          Now, over half a century since his historic release, the collection finally sees release on CD, with its original 12 tracks augmented by an astounding 48 Joe Gibbs-produced recordings from the period.

          Included are numerous major Jamaican chart hits and equally obscure recordings from the archives.

          • – DISC 1: ME NAW GO A BELIEVE – The Pioneers
          • – YOU’LL NEVER GET AWAY – The Pioneers
          • – BABY DON’T BE LATE – The Righteous Flames
          • – SHAKE IT UP – The Pioneers
          • – NO DOPE ME PONY – The Pioneers
          • – WHIP THEM – The Pioneers
          • – GIMME GIMME GIRL – The Righteous Flames
          • – THINGS JUST GOT TO CHANGE – The Pioneers
          • – SWEET DREAMS – The Pioneers
          • – TICKLE ME FOR DAYS – The Pioneers
          • – JACKPOT – The Pioneers
          • – GIVE ME A LITTLE LOVING – The Pioneers
          • – BONUS TRACKS: LONG SHOT – The Pioneers
          • – GIVE IT TO ME – The Pioneers
          • – GOODIES ARE THE GREATEST – The Pioneers
          • – DIP AND FALL BACK – The Pioneers
          • – HAVING A BALL – The Pioneers
          • – PAN YA MACHETE – The Pioneers
          • – MISS EVA – The Pioneers
          • – (RUN COME) WALLA WALLA – The Pioneers
          • – REGGAE BEAT – The Pioneers
          • – ALLI BUTTON – The Pioneers
          • – WHO THE CAP FITS – The Pioneers
          • – DON’T YOU KNOW – The Pioneers
          • – CATCH THE BEAT – The Pioneers
          • – SECRET WEAPON – Ansell Collins
          • 1. – DISC 1: ME NAW GO A BELIEVE – The Pioneers
          • 2. – YOU’LL NEVER GET AWAY – The Pioneers
          • 3. – BABY DON’T BE LATE – The Righteous Flames
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          Errol Brown and The RevolutionariesTip Top DubDoctor Bird

          Featuring 25 tracks new to CD

          • Includes dubs of some of the biggest reggae hits of the late ‘70s

          • Showcases Jamaica’s premier dub crew and one of its most celebrated mixers

          By the latter half the ‘70s, the Revolutionaries were firmly established as Jamaica’s premier instrumental group, with its membership including some of the true giants of the island’s music scene; their number including famed riddim twins, Sly Dunbar on drums and Robbie Shakespeare on bass.

          Of almost equal note during this period of time was Treasure Isle studio’s in-house sound engineer- come-producer, Errol Brown, who oversaw the creation of some of the most powerful reggae works from the time, performed by the likes of Marcia Griffiths, Mikey Dread, Delroy Wilson and Justin Hinds.

          The dub versions of many of these hits feature on this essential collection that comprises tracks recorded for Sonia Pottinger’s celebrated High Note label between 1977 and 1978.

          With an incredible 25 of the 42 recordings unavailable on any format since the date of their original release, ‘Tip Top Dub’ is arguably the finest new compilation of deep and heavy sounds for decades!

          * Tracks new to CD

          • – DISC ONE: Love Dub *
          • – Tip Top Dub *
          • – Radical’s Dub *
          • – Ital Dub
          • – Rig-Ma-Roe Game Dubwise *
          • – Revelation Chapter One
          • – Ballistic Version
          • – More Version *
          • – Winning Version
          • – Chapter 15 *
          • – Dub Walla
          • – Peace And Inity
          • – Babylon A Dub *
          • – This Yah Dub
          • – How Do You Dub *
          • – Dub And Harmony
          • – Reggae Version *
          • – Phase One
          • – Limbo Version
          • – Peaceful Woman Version *
          • – Know Your Friend Version *
          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
          CultureChildren Of ZionDoctor Bird

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          * Tracks New To CD

          + Previously Unreleased Tracks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

            Prince Far IThe Trojan Albums CollectionDoctor Bird

            Three of the original albums make their CD debut. One of the most iconic and influential Jamaican artists of all time. Comprises four of the finest Jamaican DJ LPs of the roots era

            By the time Michael Williams aka Prince Far I became established as a recording artist in the mid-Seventies, he was in fact already a veteran of the Jamaican music scene, having begun deejaying early the previous decade.

            His deep, slow and deliberate delivery, allied to his consistently hard-hitting commentaries proved popular with reggae fans around the world, most notably in the UK, where his work strongly resonated with the punk generation

            In 1979, Far I signed with Trojan Records, cutting a quartet of vocal albums for the company over a four-year period, but in September 1983, soon after the release of his “Musical History” LP, he was senselessly murdered while visiting a friend in Portmore, Jamaica.

            This 2CD set brings together the entirety of the influential DJ’s vocal recordings for Trojan, which is today widely regarded to be his finest work.

              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.

                          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
                          King Size ReggaeExpanded EditionDoctor Bird

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

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

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

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

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

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

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                          Derrick HarriottGreatest Reggae HitsDoctor Bird

                          By the mid-1970s, Derrick Harriott was already a veteran of the Jamaican music scene, having launched his singing career some two decades earlier. During the rock steady era, his productions included a score of hits, with his work widely regarded as being among the most accomplished of the era.

                          His hit rate continued unabated into the Seventies and by the time Trojan Records released his “Greatest Hits” album in 1975, Harriott was firmly established as one of reggae music’s premier hit makers.

                          The best-selling collection was to have a profound influence on the developing sound of lovers rock, yet despite its popularity and significance, has remained unavailable on CD – until now.

                          CD1 of this deluxe expanded version of the LP includes dub versions of nine of the album’s dozen tracks, while the second disc showcases Harriott’s follow-up long-player, “Reggae Disco Rockers”, the original UK release of which was pulled due to Trojan’s abrupt demise in ’75

                          Including 33 tracks new to CD, “Greatest Hits” not only showcases some of the finest soulful reggae sounds ever to see issue, but also provides a wonderful opportunity to discover one of the most reggae albums of the Seventies.

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                            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.

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                              Studio One LoversSoul Jazz Records

                              Lovingly compiled, this album features only the finest Lovers from Jamaica’s finest label. From Blues parties in London, Birmingham, Bristol etc Lovers Rock quickly became one of the UK’s finest-ever musical movements. 

                              Sweet harmonies, soulful reggae, love songs – the key ingredients of Lovers Rock - were all based on the revival of many of the classic Rocksteady harmony groups of the late 60s and early 70s, such as The Heptones, Carlton and The Shoes, Larry & Alvin, The Paragons, that Clement "Sir Coxsone" Dodd’s Studio One and rival Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle label produced hit after hit with as they fought for dominance in the dancehalls of Kingston.

                              As well as these classic harmony groups, this album also features fine contributions from many of the reggae greats – Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Delroy Wilson – All artists who became stars at the legendary Studio One Records which Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records, describes as "The University of Reggae".

                              • Delroy Wilson – I Don't Know Why
                              • Basil Daley – Hold Me Baby
                              • Myrna Hague – Touch Me Baby
                              • John Holt & The Paragons – Darling, I Need Your Loving
                              • The Sharks – How Could I Live (1st Cut)
                              • The Mad Lads – Ten To One
                              • Jackie Mittoo – Reggae Magic (2nd Cut)
                              • Larry & Alvin – Your Love
                              • Freddy & Jenny – Too Long Will Be Too Late
                              • Alton Ellis – Let Him Try
                              • Albert Tomlinson – Don't Wait For Me
                              • Horace Andy – Got To Be Sure
                              • Carlton & His Shoes – Never Give Your Heart Away
                              • The Heptones – Ready To Learn
                              • Bob & Marcia – Really Together (No Strings)
                              • Ernest Wilson – Undying Love
                              • Bob Marley & The Wailers – I'm Still Waiting (1st Cut)
                              • Doreen Schaeffer – We're All Alone
                              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
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