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    Studio One Rockers (Black vinyl edition)Soul Jazz Records

    Owned and founded by Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, Studio One's output serves as a comprehensive guide to the history of Reggae music. The music on Studio One Rockers covers all areas of Reggae such as Ska, Rocksteady, Roots and Dancehall, all areas in which Studio One led the field.


    Studio One Rockers features many legendary Studio One tracks brought together for the first time by Soul Jazz Records. From the beginning of Reggae, when the Skatalites developed a new sound of Ska in 1962 up until today, Studio One has been the number one innovator in Jamaican music.


    Included in this compilation are classic Ska tracks ("Phoenix City"), Rocksteady ("Feel Like Jumping"), Roots music ("Truth and Rights"), Dancehall (Freddy McGregor, Michigan and Smiley) and many more.


    Featured here are many of the classic tracks from Studio One. From Dawn Penn's legendary "No, No, No" to classics such as Horace Andy's "Skylarking" and Marcia Griffith's "Feel Like Jumping".


    The Coxsone Soundsystem in the early 60s was one of the three main soundsystems operating in Jamaica alongside his competitors, Prince Buster and Duke Reid. The Studio One catalogue is possibly the largest in Jamaican music and this release is the first in a series of Studio One compilations on Soul Jazz Records.


    This album comes with an in depth interview with Mr C.S. Dodd, about how he set up and ran his record label in the 1960s and 1970s.


    "Compilation of the month. 100% Essential" SEVEN "Compilation of the month. A compilation of unbelievable quality. Awesome" MUZIK "A who's who of Jamaican music" MUSICWEEK "An essential slice of musical history" WAX "The most credible compilation of reggae you can 

    • Sound Dimension – Real Rock
    • Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping
    • Freddy Mcgregor – Bobby Babylon
    • Horace Andy – Skylarking
    • Lennie Hibbert – Village Soul
    • Brentford All-Stars – Greedy G
    • Johnny Osbourne – Truth And Rights
    • Ernest Ranglin – Surfin
    • Michigan & Smiley – Eye Of Danger
    • Dawn Penn – No, No, No
    • The Skatalites – Phoenix City
    • Prince Jazzbo – Crabwalking
    • Jackie Mittoo – Hot Milk
    • Lone Ranger – Badder Dan Dem
    • Cedric Brooks – Ethiopia
    Soul Jazz Records Present Studio One RockersRecord Store Day ExclusiveSoul Jazz Records

    Soul Jazz Records are releasing this 20th anniversary edition of their classic Studio One Rockers on unique Record Store Day edition EXCLUSIVE coloured vinyl + download code.

    This new edition is a one-off pressing exclusively for Record Store Day

    Owned and founded by Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, Studio One's output serves as a comprehensive guide to the history of Reggae music.

    The music on Studio One Rockers covers all areas of Reggae such as Ska, Rocksteady, Roots and Dancehall, all areas in which Studio One led the field and has become the essential introduction to reggae fans throughout the world.

    Included in this compilation are classic Ska tracks ("Phoenix City"), Rocksteady ("Feel Like Jumping"), Roots music ("Truth and Rights"), Dancehall (Freddy McGregor, Michigan and Smiley) and many more. Featured here are many of the classic tracks from Studio One. From Dawn Penn's legendary "No, No, No" to classics such as Horace Andy's "Skylarking" and Marcia Griffith's "Feel Like Jumping".

    "Compilation of the year. 100% Essential” Time Out
    "Compilation of the year. A compilation of unbelievable quality. Awesome” DJ
    "A who's who of Jamaican music” The Times
    "An essential slice of musical history" Wire

    "The most credible compilation of reggae you can buy” The Guardian

    • Sound Dimension – Real Rock
    • Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping
    • Freddy Mcgregor – Bobby Babylon
    • Horace Andy – Skylarking
    • Lennie Hibbert – Village Soul
    • Brentford All-Stars – Greedy G
    • Johnny Osbourne – Truth And Rights
    • Ernest Ranglin – Surfin
    • Michigan & Smiley – Eye Of Danger
    • Dawn Penn – No, No, No
    • The Skatalites – Phoenix City
    • Prince Jazzbo – Crabwalking
    • Jackie Mittoo – Hot Milk
    • Lone Ranger – Badder Dan Dem
    • Cedric Brooks – Ethiopia
      Studio One SoulSoul Jazz Records

      More classic Reggae from Jamaica's most important label ever .

      Studio One Soul tracks the link between American Funk and Soul and Jamaican Reggae at the legendary Studio One Records.

      Curtis Mayfield, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, The Temptations, King Floyd, Booker T and The MGs - all these artists had a huge influence on Jamaican artists and this CD contains versions of songs by all of them. Featuring classic and rare Reggae Funk and Soul cuts from the Reggae giants alongside rarer cuts, Studio One Soul spans over 20 years of classic Reggae from the Rocksteady Funk through to the deep Roots music.


      Following on from Studio One Rockers, this second journey into the vaults of Studio One tells the story of the important link between American Funk and Soul and Jamaican Reggae. Ranging from music taken from the mid-1960s (and the arrival of Rocksteady) through to the beginning of the 1980s, Studio One Soul features versions of US Funk and Soul hits (many rarely heard before) from some of the many classic artists who recorded at Studio One. American Soul music has always been an important influence on Jamaican Reggae.

      The beginning of the Jamaican recording industry at the end of the 1950s started with Clement "Coxsone" Dodd (owner of Studio One) and a group of select in-house musicians (originally The Skatalites) recording their own version of American R'n'B. Playing on the off-beat this music became Ska. As American R'n'B progressed through Funk, Soul and Disco, Jamaican music was going through its own musical changes, from Rocksteady throught to Reggae and Roots music. The house-band at Studio One recorded on a daily basis behind all Studio One vocalists as well as recording instrumentally in its own right.

      Soul singers such as Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions (Queen Of The Minstrels) had a profound influence on Jamaican artists and many other US artists were constantly re-interpreted and re-worked. Artists such as Aretha Franklin (Respect), Charles Wright (Express Yourself), King Floyd (Groove Me), Otis Redding (How Strong) were all very popular in Jamaica in the 1960s. At the end of the 1960s Black Consciousness became an important part of American Soul music. At the same time many Jamaican artists were starting to look to their roots. Many artists would shortly become involved in Rastafarianism. The "conscious" lyrics of American Funk and Soul again struck a chord with Jamaican artists. "Message From A Blackman" (originally by The Temptations) and "Is It Because I'm Black" (Syl Johnson) are examples of this. Through the 1970s Soul/Disco artists such as Barry White ("Can't Get Enough" and "Deeper and Deeper") and The Detroit Spinners ("I'll Be Around") became the flavour of the day. This CD finishes with Willie William's interpretation of Ashford and Simpson's classic "Ain't No Stopping Us Now".

      "Compilation of the month" MOJO "Another essential purchase from Soul Jazz" SEVEN "Latest in Soul Jazz's indespensible compilations" I-D "Near perfect" JOCKEY SLUT

      • Leroy Sibbles – Express Yourself
      • Norma Fraser – Respect
      • Leroy Sibbles – Groove Me
      • Sound Dimension – Time Is Tight
      • The Heptones – Message From A Black Man
      • Otis Gayle – I'll Be Around
      • Jerry Jones – Still Water
      • Sound Dimension – Soulful Strut
      • Richard Ace – Can't Get Enough
      • The Eternals – Queen Of The Minstrels
      • Ken Parker – How Strong
      • Ken Boothe – Set Me Free
      • Senior Soul – Is It Because I'm Black
      • Jackie Mittoo – Deeper And Deeper
      • Willie Williams – No One Can Stop Us
      The Legendary Studio One RecordsSoul Jazz Records

      Brand new album featuring non-stop killer Studio One cuts from The Skatalites, Heptones, Lone Ranger, Horace Andy and loads more. 

      Album comes in jewel case with slipcase style CD, limited edition gatefold heavyweight double vinyl and EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD from here.

      This is the first new Studio One/Soul Jazz release in over 3 years and is being released to coincide with our forthcoming monster new deluxe hardback 12x12" 200 page full colour book featuring hundreds of super classic and rare Studio One sleeves. 

      • The Skatalites – Ball of Fire
      • The Heptones – I'm Your Man
      • Lone Ranger – Everything She Want
      • Horace Andy – New Broom
      • Michigan and Smiley – Rub A Dub Style (12" Mix)
      • The Maytals – Treat Me Bad
      • Freddie McKay – Watch Your Step
      • Pablove Black – Mr. Music
      • Wailing Souls – Run My People
      • Willie Williams – Master Plan
      • The Skatalites – Fidel Castro
      • Marcia Griffiths – Hold You Tight
      • Dub Specialist – Sitting With Stupid
      • Prince Jazzbo – Rock For Dub
      • Super and Sleepy – Enemy
      • Dub Specialist – Luanda
      • Doreen Schaeffer – This Love
      • Ernest Ranglin – Ranglin Doddlin'
      Studio One RootsSoul Jazz Records

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

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

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

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

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

      REVIEWS:

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

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

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

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

      Ska, rocksteady, funky reggae, roots, dub mixes, disco mixes, they're all here from the queens of the Jamaican music scene - Studio One Women features a wide mix of classics and obscurities from the finest female voices in reggae.

      Until now most of these tracks have only ever been available as extremely hard to find Jamaican 7 inch and 12 inch singles and even if you were lucky enough to find them they'd cost you a small fortune

      Marcia Griffiths and Rita Marley (here with her first group The Soulettes) are two of Jamaica's most famous female singers hugely popular today. Both these artists became internationally famous as The I – Threes (along with Judy Mowatt), Bob Marley's backing singers alongside The Wailers. Also featured are Hortense Ellis, sister of Alton who cut many smash hits on the island, and Jennifer Lara, a lady who had a long career with Studio One, singing on countless sides.

      Studio One is the greatest label in the history of reggae and is the foundation of all reggae music. It's where virtually every world renowned Jamaican superstar started out, Bob Marley and The Wailers included. Under the guidance of the legendary Clement Coxsone Dodd the musicians at Studio One recorded hundreds of instrumental rhythms which still provide the backbone for many of the records made in Jamaica today

      • Claudette Mclean – Give Love Another Try
      • Jennifer Lara – My Man
      • The Soulettes – A Deh Pon Dem
      • Della Humphrey – Dream Land
      • Jennifer Lara – Consider Me
      • Denise Darlington – War No Right
      • Hortense Ellis – I'm Just A Girl
      • Angela Prince – No Bother With No Fuss
      • Jerry Jones – There's A Chance For Me
      • The Soulettes – King Street
      • Jennifer Lara – Tell Me Where
      • The Tonettes – I'll Give It To You
      • Marcia Griffiths – Tell Me Now
      • The Jay Tees – Come to me
      • Angela Prince – You A Fool Boy
      • Jennifer Lara – I am In love
      Studio One Roots Vol. 3Soul Jazz Records

      Roots music flourished in the 1970’s as Rastafarianism, Black consciousness and self-determinization became the most important aspects of Reggae music. Bolstered by the international success of Bob Marley and Burning Spear (both who began their careers at Studio One), Roots music became the major musical development of Reggae in the 1970’s. Coxsone Dodd and Studio One’s connection to Rastafarianism had begun long before the arrival of ‘roots music’ as a distinct genre that arrived at the very tail end of the 1960s.

      By the start of the 1960’s Coxsone Dodd was making his way to Count Ossie’s Wareika Hills Rastafarian compound to hear Rastafarian drummers play whilst the Skatalites’ front-line horns – Tommy McCook, Don Drummond, Johnny Moore would jam alongside. Similarly, Count Ossie would appear during Sir Coxsone’s dancehall sessions, performing live at the height of the evening. This is the third in the series of Rastafarian inspired music from Studio One, and features classic foundation artists alongside some seriously rare tracks from the label. 

      With the involvement of the crack studio house bands – be it the Sound Dimension, the Soul Defenders or the Brentford Road All-Stars – as well as Clement Dodd and Studio One’s seriously high quality control, these tracks are all a healthy addition to the pantheon of roots music at Studio One. Sleevenotes by David Katz and Stuart Baker.

      • Freddie Mckay – (I'm) A Free Man
      • Jennifer Lara – A Change Is Gonna Come
      • Alton & Zoot – Oppression
      • Winston Flames – In A Armagideon
      • Dillinger – Babylon Fever
      • The Gladiators – Re Arrange
      • Vin Gordon – Fullness
      • Larry Marshall – Better Must Come
      • Cliff Stewart – Burn Collie
      • Im And Count Ossie – So Long Rastafari Calling
      • The Nightingales – What A Situation
      • Clifton Gibbs & The Selected Few – Brimstone & Fire
      • Dub Specialist – Musical Science
      • Prince Jazzbo – Creation Skank
      • Errol Dunkley – Way Down Low
      • Lloyd Forest – Where It's At
      • The Dynamic Four – Let's Make Love
      • Judah Eskender Tafari – Jah Light
      Studio One FunkSoul Jazz Records

      The album is a first for Studio One and Soul Jazz as it is compiled of mainly unreleased material from the vaults of Studio One. This CD shows how American Funk influenced Jamaican artists as heavily as Soul music had been an influence in the Rocksteady era and Rhythm and Blues in the Ska period.

      • Cedric Im Brooks – Shaft
      • Alton Ellis – African Descendents
      • Pablove Black – Poco Tempo
      • Lloyd Williams – Reggae Feet
      • Jackie MIttoo – Hang Em High
      • Cedric Im Brooks – Idleberg
      • Prince Francis – Beat Down Babylon
      • Lee Arab – Now
      • Soul Bros. – 007
      • Prince Moonie – See A Man's Face
      • Im And Sound Dimension – Love Jah
      • Leroy Sibbles – Do Your Thing
      • The Sharks – Music Answer
      • Underground Vegetables – Melting Pot
      • Devon Russell – You Found Heaven
      • Vin Gordon – Steady Beat
      • Alton Ellis – It's A Shame
      • Roy Richards – Another Thing
      • Delroy Wilson – Funky Broadway
      Studio One Story (Vinyl album only edition)Soul Jazz Records

      VINYL ALBUM ONLY RESTOCK JUST IN (COMES WITHOUT DVD)


      Soul Jazz Records’ feature-length documentary/CD/Book ‘Studio One Story’ is being re-released on 1 August 2011, and is also available for the first time as a stand alone DVD.
      The DVD is being issued as a prelude to the forthcoming deluxe-hardback book ‘Original Cover Art of Studio One Records’ released this autumn by Soul Jazz Records as well as a new Studio One album compilation on Soul Jazz to coincide with the new book.


      Studio One Story is a documentary this is both a staggering slice of musical history and a definitive guide to Studio One, Jamaica’s greatest ever record company, and its legendary founder, Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd. ‘Studio One Story’ was filmed in 2002, two years before the death of the legendary Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd, a man famously reticent of being interviewed - until the making of this film. Described by Chris Blackwell as the Motown of Jamaica, or ‘The University of Reggae’, Studio One is where the careers of literally hundreds of reggae artists began: Bob Marley and the Wailers, Alton Ellis, The Heptones, Ken Boothe, The Skatalites, Burning Spear and Sugar Minott, to name but a few! Studio One is the ‘foundation’ label of Jamaican Reggae and Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd is seen by many as its father.

      One and a half years in the making, Studio One Story is a truly unique documentary in which the late Clement Dodd gave unprecedented personal access to tell the previously untold story of how he and the many artists and musicians at Studio One literally shaped the rise of Reggae music from the 1950s onwards through to the late 1970s. This is the true story of reggae music and its Jamaican roots told from the inside: From the rise of Kington’s sound systems in the 1940s and 1950s, through to the evolution of a Jamaican music industry (and Studio One’s dominance) in the 1960s and the worldwide success of reggae in the 1970s.

      The 4 hour documentary (including over an hour of extras) was filmed on location in Kingston, Jamaica and features interviews with Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Sugar Minott, Denis Alcapone, The Ethiopians, Sylvan Morris, Johnny Moore, Lone Ranger, King Stitt and many others. The DVD also includes rare footage of The Skatalites, Jackie Mittoo, Count Ossie, Marcia Griffiths and others. As well as the stand-alone DVD, Soul Jazz Records are reissuing the original (DVD +CD+Book) original box set.


      IF YOU ARE ORDERING THIS PLEASE CHECK IF YOU NEED NTSC (AMERICA, JAPAN, ETC) OR PAL (EUROPE, AUSTRALIA, ETC).
      THE DVD HAS FRENCH AND ENGLISH SUBTITLES.


      NB.MP3 Release is for the audio CD only.


      REVIEWS
      ‘Studio One was Jamaica’s Motown. This documentary brings it brilliantly to life.’ The Telegraph ‘The history of Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd’s legendary Jamaica studio is fantastically told through interviews, copious amounts of music and historical footage and more.’ Uncut ‘Studio One Story is no mere historical document; it is a map that will lead you directly to a massive seam, endlessly mineable, of musical gold’ The Observer ‘A fascinating documentary’ The Telegraph
      ‘Compulsive viewing for anyone with an interest in Reggae’ The Wire

      • Theo Beckford – Easy Snapping
      • The Skatalites – Guns Of Navarone
      • Delroy Wilson – Dancing Mood
      • Michigan And Smiley – Nice Up The Dance
      • Heptones – Baby
      • The Abyssinians – Declaration Of Rights
      • Alton Ellis – I'm Still In Love With You
      • Tommy Mccook – Tunnel One
      • Sugar Minott – Jah Jah Children
      • The Skatalites – Man In The Street
      • Dub Specialist – Banana Walk
      • Dennis Alcapone – Run Run
      • Larry Marshall – Nanny Goat
      • Brentford Allstars – Throw Me Corn
      • Lone Ranger – Love Bump
      • Jackie Mittoo – Freak Out
      Studio One ScorcherSoul Jazz Records

      BACK IN PRINT!!!!!!! 2xLP now with bonus download code!

      Heavy, heavy tunes! Studio One instrumentals are the foundation of Reggae. These rhythm tracks became the basis for all Dancehall as countless artists and producers re-versioned these classic Studio One instrumentals.

      REVIEWS:

      " sheer volume of output from Studio One is astonishing, combined with the fact that the quality of the recordings never seem to diminish. These instrumentals touch on ska, rocksteady, dub, and begin to hint at the reggae sound of the late '70s. Each instrumental is perfect and has the feel that it could hardly be improved upon. Soul Jazz has once again put together a wonderfully rounded collection of music from Studio One". All Music

      "I think if a nuclear family could have a soundtrack, ours would be the Soul Jazz comp Studio One: Scorcher. I wouldn't say it's the best record ever made, but if I heard it every single day for the rest of my life, I'd be 100% cool with it." DJ

      "Compilation of essential & rare Studio One instrumentals" Hard Wax

      "Studio One Scorcher is the latest of these, collecting instrumental tracks spanning the years from the late-'60s rocksteady vogue through the onset of dancehall and digital rhythms in the early 80s featuring The Skatalites, trombonist Don Drummond, Pablove Black and others." Billboard 

      Comes as Triple LP + download code, CD, Digital album.

      • The Skatalites – Coconut Rock
      • Cedric Im Brooks & The Sound Dimension – Mun-Dun-Gu
      • Tommy Mccook, Richard Ace, The Skatalites & Disco Height – Shockers Rock
      • Soul Vendors – Ringo Rock
      • Jackie Mittoo & Ernest Ranglin – Jericho Skank
      • New Establishment – The People Skanking
      • Karl Bryan & The Afrokats – Money Generator
      • Lester Sterling – Afrikaan Beat
      • Sound Dimension – Heavy Rock
      • Sugar Belly – In Cold Blood
      • Don Drummond & The Skatalites – Heavenless
      • Soul Bros. – Bugaloo
      • Vin Gordon – Red Blood
      • Pablove Black – Push Pull
      • Jackie Mittoo & Brentford Rockers – Sidewalk Doctor
      • Liberation Group – Namibia
      • Brentford Road All Stars – Last Call
      • Soul Defenders – Still Calling
      • Karl Bryan & Count Ossie – Black Up
      • 1. The Skatalites – Coconut Rock
      • 2. Cedric Im Brooks & The Sound Dimension – Mun-Dun-Gu
      • 3. Tommy Mccook, Richard Ace, The Skatalites & Disco Height – Shockers Rock
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      Studio One Rub A DubSoul Jazz Records

      In the 1970s, Clement Dodd’s legendary Studio One Records went through an amazing period of re-birth working with new artists such as Willie Williams, Lone Ranger, Michigan and Smiley, Horace Andy as well as continuing to work with classic artists such as Alton Ellis, Freddie McGregor, etc. 

      Re-versioning classic Studio One rhythms became the order of the day in the 1970s, not just with Studio One boss Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd, but with every Jamaican producer of note employing their own in-house musicians to copy the music emanating from Brentford Road. 

      The music on Studio One Rub-A-Dub features classic and rare tracks from this amazing period, from the likes of Cornel Campbell, The Heptones, Johnny Osbourne and many other legendary artists. Sleeve-notes are by Chris Salewicz, the acclaimed writer who has written books on Joe Strummer, Bob Marley, The Rolling Stones and many more.

      • Cornell Campbell – My Conversation
      • Lone Ranger – Screw Gone A North Coast
      • Judah Eskender Tafari – Danger In Your Eyes
      • Rapper Robert & Jim Brown – Minister For Ganja
      • Freddie McGregor – How Could You Leave
      • Barry Brown – Give Love
      • Len Allen Jnr – White Belly Rat
      • Johnny Osbourne – Forgive Them
      • Jennifer Lara – Natural Mystic
      • Horace Andy – Happiness
      • Rapper Robert & Jim Brown – Pirate
      • Willie Williams – Keep On Moving
      • Papa Michigan & General Smiley – Jah A The Creator
      • The Ethiopian – Empty Belly
      • Earl 16 – No Mash Up The Dance
      • The Jay Tees – Forward to Jah
      • Lone Ranger – Natty Chalwa
      • 1. Cornell Campbell – My Conversation
      • 2. Lone Ranger – Screw Gone A North Coast
      • 3. Judah Eskender Tafari – Danger In Your Eyes
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      Studio One SkaStudio One SkaSoul Jazz Records
      Studio One Records and the seminal in-house band The Skatalites both created and defined Ska in the process making Jamaican music famous throughout the world. This compilation features classic vocal and instrumental tracks from The Skatalites, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Delroy Wilson alongside super-rare tracks from the likes of Ken Boothe, The Maytals, Jackie Mittoo, Tommy McCook and many more.
       
      “Ripping Ska compilation. The sound is tremendous as well thanks to Studio One recording techniques - already superior at the birth of Reggae - and Soul Jazz mastering. Nice mix of stomping Skatalites/Tommy McCook instrumentals and vocal tracks from many of the prime exponents of the genre. It's a superior Studio One Ska compilation what's not to like?” The Face
      • Jackie Mittoo – El Bang Bang
      • Ken Boothe & Stranger Cole – Arte Bella
      • The Wailers – (I'm Gonna) Put It On
      • The Skatalites – Addis Ababa
      • Roland Alphonso – President Kennedy
      • Joe Higgs – (I'm The) Song My Enemies Sing
      • The Skatalites – Beardsman Ska
      • Delroy Wilson – I Want Justice
      • Tommy McCook's Orchestra – Sampson
      • The Ethiopians – I'm Gonna Take Over Now
      • Tommy Mccook – Freedom Sounds
      • The Maytals – Marching On
      • The Skatalites – Exodus
      • Rolando Alphonso – Look Away Ska
      • Don Drummond – Don Cosmic
      • Rolando Alphonso – Scambalena
      • Andy & Joey – You're Wondering Now
      Studio One DubStudio One DubSoul Jazz Records

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

      • Dub Specialist – Bionic Dub
      • Dub Specialist – Take A Ride Version
      • Dub Specialist – Sky Rhythm
      • Dub Specialist – Taurus Dub 2
      • Dub Specialist – Hooligan
      • Dub Specialist – Dub Rock
      • Dub Specialist – Rastaman Version
      • Dub Specialist – Jah Jah Version
      • Dub Specialist – Creator Version
      • Dub Specialist – Running Dub
      • Dub Specialist – Hi Fashion Dub
      • Dub Specialist – Pretty Version
      • Dub Specialist – Race Track Version
      • Dub Specialist – Spawning
      • Dub Specialist – In Cold Blood Version
      • Dub Specialist – Chase Them Version
      • Dub Specialist – Feel The Dub
      Studio One Rude BoySoul Jazz Records

      Rude Boys are synonymous with Jamaican Dancehall culture from the present day going back to the very early days of Sir Coxsone Dodd and Duke Reid’s first sound-clashes in Kingston . Studio One Rude Boy features artists and songs about rude boys and rude boy culture from all periods of Studio One’s history.

      The album features Ska, Rocksteady, DJs, Roots and Dub The album features classic tracks from Jamaica’s finest singers and groups such as The Wailers, John Holt, the Wailing Souls, Dennis Brown alongside super-rare tracks from artists such as Mr Foundation, Dudley Sibbley and The Soul Brothers all recorded under Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s supervision at the legendary recording studio and record label. Musical backing comes from the legendary in-house bands – The Skatalites, The Sound Dimension, Soul Vendors and Soul Defenders – who provide the classic Studio One rhythms so influential in the history of Reggae.

      • Jackie Opel – You're Too Bad
      • Johnny Osbourne – Murderer
      • John Holt – Hooligan
      • Keith McCarthy – Everybody Rude Now
      • Owen Gray – Ballistic Affair
      • Roy Richards – Get Smart
      • Dillinger – Stop The War
      • Jim Brown – Love In The Dance
      • Desmond Baker And The Clarendonians – Rude Boy Gone A Jail
      • The Wailers – Good Good Rudie
      • Dennis Brown – Make It Easy On Yourself
      • Wailing Souls – Don't Fight It
      • Dub Specialist – Peace Theme
      • Mr Foundation – See Them A Come
      • Dudley Sibley – Run Boy Run
      • Dennis Brown – Johnny Too Bad
      • Bob Andy – Crime Don?t Pay
      • Soul Brothers – Mr Kiss A Bang Bang
      Studio One Dub Vol 2Soul Jazz Records

      Studio One Dub 2 is a second collection bringing together some of the finest dubs from the legendary Studio One Records, Kingston, Jamaica. Dub music was the creation of a generation of brilliant recording studio engineers in Jamaica. But although Clement "Coxsone" Dodd's Studio One is hailed as the greatest of the Jamaican recording labels, and although many talented engineers worked the board at Dodd's Brentford Road studio over the years (including Sylvan Morris, Syd Bucknor, Overton "Scientist" Brown and Dodd himself), Studio One was never typically known as a centre for dub. This is because for many fans the studio's commercial and stylistic heyday was in the 1960s, prior to the rise of dub as a distinct sub-genre of Jamaican music in the 1970s.

      By the 1970s, however, dub music was the rage in Jamaica's sound systems. Always the pioneer — and since Sylvan Morris had left the Studio One operation around 1972 — Coxsone supervised the dubs till leaving Jamaica at the end of the decade. This meant that for the most part, for example, the twelve Studio One dub albums released during the 1970s were mixed by Dodd himself, using the moniker "Dub Specialist." Throughout the decade, the mixes became more sophisticated and atmospheric.

      Along with the first volume of Studio One Dub, the cuts here demonstrate that Studio One's contribution to the innovative musical form of dub was substantial, and go straight to the head of listeners who feel that the only centres for dub were studios such as King Tubby's, Lee Perry's Black Ark, Channel One, or Joe Gibbs's. 

      The tracks on this compilation are taken from this period in the 1970s when dub was the cutting-edge of Jamaican music studio production. Most of them are the dub-version flip-sides of rare Jamaican 45s, and none have appeared on CD before. 

      Sleeve-notes are by Michael E. Veal, author of Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae (Wesleyan University Press, 2007).

      • Sound Dimension – I'll Be Around
      • Soundstorm – Dub Rock
      • Albert and the Gladiators – Watch Out Version
      • Brentford Reggae Band – Moses Version
      • Brentford Disco Set – Peace Version
      • Brentford Disco Set – Natty Ting A Ling PT.2
      • Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping PT.2
      • Drum Bago and The Rebel Group – Reggae Version
      • St. Ct. and The Gladiators Band – Soul Locks
      • Freddie and Sound Dimension – How Could You Version
      • Sound Dimension Band – Run Run Version
      • Holt and Sound Dimension – Any Where Version
      • Alton and Sound Vendors – Live and Dub
      • Freddie Mckay – Drunken Sailor Version
      • Ital Sound – Welding
      • Dub Specialist – Dar Es Salaam
      • Dub Specialist – Always Dubbing
      • Dub Specialist – Mojo Papa
      Studio One KingsSoul Jazz Records

      BACK IN PRINT!!!!!!! 2xLP now with bonus download code!

      Studio One’s list of singers launched at the famous label reads like a roll call of Jamaican music. Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Freddie McGregor, Johnny Osbourne and more. This album features classic and rare tracks that span the breadth of the legendary Studio One catalogue: Ska, Roots, Rocksteady, Lovers and more from the 1960s and 70s. 

      2xLP plus bonus download code. CD comes with sleeve-notes are by the author Chris Salewicz.

      REVIEWS:

      "Since the ‘90s, this British label has done aficionados and novices alike an incalculable service, courtesy of their ongoing series featuring Studio One recordings." POP MATTERS

      "Latest Studio One collection from Soul Jazz includes sixties and seventies classics such as Cornel Campbell's version of the Heptones' Pretty Looks, Alexander Henry's Please Be True, Horace Andy's Every Tongue Shall Tell, Delroy Wilson's Won't You Come Home, Anthony Ellis' I Am The Ruler and Joe Higgs' Change Of Plan alongside brilliant obscurities such as Larry Marshall's heartbreaking I've Got To Make It, Freddie McKay's wicked Father Will Cut You Off, Ken Boothe's Be Yourself, Alton Ellis' Well Run Dry and George Phillips' alternative vocal to Delroy Wilson's One One." DUB VENDOR

      "Essential hard to find reggae classics" HARDWAX


      • Larry Marshall – I've Got To Make It
      • Horace Andy – Every Tongue Shall Tell
      • Alton Ellis – The Well Run Dry
      • Johnny Osbourne – Water More Than Flour
      • Anthony Rocky Ellis – I'm The Ruler
      • Cornell Campbell – Pretty Looks Isn't All
      • Alexander Henry – Please Be True
      • Burning Spear – Them A Come
      • Joe Higgs – Change Of Plan
      • Devon Russell – Roots Natty
      • Ken Boothe – Be Yourself
      • Freddie McGregor – I Shall Be Released
      • Freddie McKay – Father Will Cut You Off
      • The Ethiopian – Locust
      • George Philip – One One
      • John Holt – I Don't Want To See You Cry
      • Delroy Wilson – Won't You Come Home
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      Studio One Soul 2Soul Jazz Records

      BACK IN PRINT!!!!!!! 2xLP now with bonus download code!

      Studio One Soul 2 is the long awaited second volume of one of the largest selling Soul Jazz/Studio One titles, Studio One Soul.

      Studio One Soul 2 takes us further into Jamaican music’s fascination with American Soul and Funk music. Featuring a host of classic Reggae artists – Horace Andy, The Heptones, Ken Boothe, Jackie Mittoo, Jacob Miller and many more covering equally classic American Soul and Funk tunes by the likes of Curtis Mayfield, The Five Stairsteps, Marvin Gaye, The Stylistics, Lee Dorsey, Al Green and Syl Johnson.

      Studio One Soul 2 will appeal as much as an introduction to classic reggae as to connoisseurs and is another essential Studio One release. This selection features a mixture of classics, super-rare and unreleased tracks from Studio One, few of which have ever been on CD - all lovingly digitally re-mastered for this release. The vinyl edition also comes on super-loud double vinyl.

      REVIEWS

      "90% of the reggae music I own is contained on a handful of compilation albums from the phenomenal Soul Jazz Records stable. After eulogizing Morgan Khan’s Street Sounds series in my last post, I would have to add that Soul Jazz have done what Khan did for electro for reggae, by doing the hard work for the listener and releasing one quality compilation after another, all packed with the finest reggae songs around." WHITE NOISE

      "Studio One was modeled on the record labels that had their own crack studio house bands, labels and studios like Stax in Memphis, Motown in Detroit, Muscle Shoals in Alabama and Criteria in Florida, so it was natural that at Studio One versions of some of the most influential soul records would be reworked in a Jamaican idiom for playing on the powerful sound systems" SOUNDS STAGE

      • Jacob Miller – Westbound Train
      • Hortense Ellis – People Make The World Go Round
      • Horace Andy – Ain't No Sunshine
      • Soul Vendors – Swing Easy
      • The Heptones – Choice Of Colours
      • Jackie Mittoo & The Brentford Disco Set – Choice Of Music Part 2
      • Prinze Jazzbo – Fool For Love
      • Cornell Campbell – Ten To One
      • Winston Francis – Don't Change
      • Jackie Mittoo – Jumping Jehosophat
      • Tony Gregory – Get Out Of My Life Woman
      • Dub Specialist – Darker Block
      • Little Joe – Red Robe
      • Devon Russell – Make Me Beleive In You
      • Jerry Jones – Compared To What
      • Ken Boothe – Thinking
      • Anthony Creary – Land Call Africa
      • Jackie Mittoo – Fancy Pants
      Studio One SoundSoul Jazz Records

      Soul Jazz Records continues it's journey into the vaults of the mighty Studio One with this next instalment featuring everything from classic ska and rocksteady to the deepest roots, heaviest dub and dancehall roots.

      As ever the album includes incredible reggae artists such as The Heptones, Ken Boothe, The Skatalites, Johnny Osbourne, Wailing Souls all of whom launched their careers at Studio One, 13 Brentford Road, under the guidance of Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd.

      This album features some of the most in-demand and collectible Studio One tracks over the years, all digitally remastered. The sleevenotes are by Rob Chapman, author of the celebrated books about Studio One Records, 'Never Grow Old' and 'Downbeat the Ruler'.

      Comes as CD with slipcase, double-album thick card sleeve and heavyweight Double vinyl.

      • Slim Smith – Hip Hug
      • Ras Michael and the Sons of Negus – Good People
      • Lord Tanamo – Keep On Moving
      • Wailing Souls – Trouble Maker
      • Rita Marley – Call To Me
      • Johnny Osbourne – All I Have Is Love
      • The Martinis – I Second That Emotion
      • Irvin Brown – Run Come
      • The Heptones – Give Give Love
      • Anthony 'Rocky' Ellis – Double Minded Man
      • Jackie Opel – The Lord Is With Me
      • Dub Specialist – Happy Feelings
      • Prince Lincoln – Live Up To Your Name
      • Ken Boothe – I'm A Fool
      • Reuben Alexander – Happy Valley
      • Larry Marshall – There's A Fire
      • Rolando Alphonso – Rolando Special
      • Freddie McGregor – Homeward Bound
      Studio One Roots 2Soul Jazz Records

      Studio Roots Vol. 2 delves deeper into the vaults of the legendary Jamaican Reggae label and features rare and classic roots as well as an unprecedented seven unreleased tracks that up till now have never seen the light of day. 

      Roots and rastafarian music was being recorded at Studio One by Clement "Sir Coxsone" Dodd from the early 1960s onwards to the 1990s and this album reflects the depth and diversity of roots music at the label. 

      From the slow-ska of Dudley Sibbley, to the deep instrumental jazz cuts of Cedric Im Brooks over classic roots rhythms such as "Satta Massagana" to Winston Mathews stunning eerie version of Bob Marley and the Wailers "Sun Is Shining". The Zion All Stars features the Burro rastafarian drumming of Count Ossie and the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari. 

      This album features many of the classic Studio One artists – Willie Williams, Tommy McCook, Cedric Brooks, The Gladiators, Vin Gordon – as well as many less well known artists – all who produced classic roots music under the guidance of producer Clement "Sir Coxsone" Dodd and recorded at the legendary Studio One Records which Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records, describes as "The University of Reggae".

      • Willie Williams – Jah Righteous Plan
      • Al Campbell – Take A Ride
      • Cedric Im Brooks – Satta
      • Joe Higgs & Ken Boothe – Message Of Old
      • Jackie Bernard – Jah Jah Way
      • Devon Russell – Jah Hold The Key
      • Zoot Sims – Small Garden
      • The Saints – Sleeping Trees
      • Larry Marshall – Run Babylon
      • Vin Gordon – Babylon Rock
      • The Gladiators – Talawah
      • Prince Francis – African Skank
      • Cedric Im Brooks – Full Time
      • Prince Lincoln – True Experience
      • Joseph Hill – Behold The Land
      • Winston Matthews – Sun Is Shining
      • Karl Bryan – 2k Strut
      • Zion All Stars – Holy Mount Zion
      • Tommy McCook – Tenor On Call
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      Studio One IronsidesSoul Jazz Records

      Soul Jazz Records continues to dig deeper into the vaults of the mighty Studio One, the most important record label in the history of Reggae music.

      Founded by legendary producer Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd and famously dubbed 'the university of Reggae' by Chris Blackwell, Studio One is the Reggae equivalent of Motown - launching and establishing the careers of countless Reggae artists - everyone from Bob Marley to The Skatalites.

      This new instalment features many classic Studio One cuts alongside a heavy dose of superb rarities and spans all eras - everything from classic ska and rocksteady  to the deepest roots, heaviest dub and dancehall roots.

      As ever the album includes an incredible line-up of only the finest reggae artists - The Skatalites, Freddie McGregor, Alton Ellis, The Gladiators, Johnny Osbourne, Cornell Campbell, Dennis Alcapone, Prince Jazzbo, Lone Ranger - all of whom made their names at Studio One.

      Studio One Ironsides refers back to a time in the 1960s and 1970s when Clement Dodd was at the height of his powers, releasing so much amazing music that Studio One had to invent new label names to trick radio DJs, wary of playing too much music from the legendary studio, into playing records. These creatively titled new label names included Ironsides, Money Disc, ND Records, BongoMan, Forward and more.

      The large accompanying booklet contains extensive text from reggae historian Noel Hawks, interesting information on each track and label scans.

      Soul Jazz Records' Studio One Ironsides is released in CD- jewel case, 24-page booklet with card slipcase, as well as a heavyweight double-vinyl edition in deluxe strong gatefold sleeve (with full sleeve notes) and also as a digital download.

      • Fabian Cooke – Mother and Child
      • Marcia Griffiths – Mark My Word
      • Freddie McGregor – I Man A Rasta
      • Prince Jazzbo – Natty Ting A Ling
      • The Paragons – Danger In Your Eyes
      • Drum Bago & The Rebel Group – Reggae Version
      • Don Drummond – Nanny's Corner
      • The Stingers – Rasta Don't Stop No One
      • Lone Ranger – Three Mile Skank
      • The Soul Sister – Another Night
      • Freddie McGregor – Come Now Sister
      • Dennis Alcapone – Joe Frazier
      • The Soul Brothers – Soho
      • Alton Ellis – Can I Change My Mind
      • Johnny Osbourne – Jealousy, Heartache and Pain
      • The Gladiators – Bongo Red
      • Pablove Black – Jamrec Dub
      • Cornel Campbell – I'm Still Waiting
      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
      Studio One Scorcher Vol.2Soul Jazz Records

      The legendary Skatalites, alongside the later Studio One in-house bands - the Soul Vendors, Sound Dimension, Soul Defenders and Brentford Road All Stars – were as much a part of the classic Studio One sound as were the singers that they accompanied such as Alton Ellis, Horace Andy, Marcia Griffiths and Bob Marley and The Wailers.

      This album features many of the musicians involved with Studio One who literally defined Reggae music. From the Skatalites members Tommy McCook, Roland Alphonso, Jackie Mittoo to killer sidemen such as trombonist Vin Gordon (A/K/A Don Drummond Jnr), saxophonist Cedric "Im" Brooks, keyboardist and Twelve Tribes of Israel member Pablove Black. 

      Many of the rhythms that these musicians created became the back-bone of the Jamaican musical world and their songs have been replayed and re-versioned by 1000s of Reggae producers ever-since. 

      The album features classic and super-rare tracks all recorded under Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s supervision at the legendary recording studio and record label. As well as sixteen killer tracks the album comes with new sleevenotes and photography by Dennis Morris and Adrian Boot making this another essential Studio One Reggae release for connoisseurs of Reggae and newcomers alike.

      • The Skatalites – Dick Tracy
      • Soul Vendors – Frozen Soul
      • Vin Gordon – Joe Grazer
      • Pablove Black – Black Wax
      • Cedric Brooks – Father Forgive Him
      • Pablove Black – High Locks
      • Roland Alphonso – Nimble Foot Ska
      • Vin Gordon – Sidewalk Doctor
      • Sugar Belly – Cousin Joe Pt.1
      • Jackie Mittoo – A Big Car
      • Soul Defenders – Sound Almighty
      • Jackie Mittoo, Bagga, Pablove Black – After Christmas
      • Brentford All Stars – Race Track
      • Tommy Mccook – Jamaica Bolero
      • Im And David – Black Is Black
      • Dub Specialist – Gumbay Jump
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      Studio One RocksteadySoul Jazz Records

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      Get ready .. 

      With excellent sleevenotes by Lloyd Bradley (author of the classic book Bass Culture - When Reggae Was King (Penguin)) this album is dedicated to rocksteady at Studio One as well as covering reggae soul and the birth of reggae.

      Featuring an all-star selection of artists: Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths, Jackie Mittoo, The Heptones, John Holt, Alton Ellis, Dennis Brown and more.

      Soul Jazz Records' Studio One Rocksteady is released in CD- jewel case, 16-page booklet with card slipcase, as well as a heavyweight double-vinyl edition in deluxe strong gatefold sleeve (with full sleeve notes and free download code) and also as a digital download.

      "A Superb choice of songs, an essential selection" David Rodigan

      REVIEWS:

      "Soul Jazz’s excellent collection… even without the history, the importance, and the ins and outs, this music isn’t as much of an intellectual pursuit as it is a pleasure in every note… tremendously tight vocal arrangements… just chock full of creativity, developing a unique sound in every single." Pitchfork

      "This stunning compile… perfectly articulates rocksteady's correlation with sweet, sweet soul music… Heart-warming, life-affirming stuff." Stack Magazine, Australia 

      "Songs of love and lust had never channelled such a rich slice of cultural and social life as here" Wire Magazine

      “Splendid anthology” Rock & Folk, France

      "First class compilation for connoisseurs.” SKUG Magazine, Austria

      • The Eternals – Stars
      • John Holt – Fancy Make Up
      • Cecille Campbell – Whisper To Me
      • The Heptones – Party Time
      • The Gaylads – Joy In The Morning
      • Marcia Griffiths – My Ambition
      • The Heptones – Love Won't Come Easy
      • Alton Ellis – Hurting Me
      • The Wailing Souls – Row Fisherman Row
      • Ken Boothe – Home Home Home
      • Jackie Mittoo – Our Thing
      • Ken Boothe – When I Fall In Love
      • Larry & Alvin – Throw Me Corn
      • Duke Morgan – Lick It Back
      • Carlton and The Shoes – Me and You
      • Dennis Brown – Easy Take It Easy
      • The Classics – Pack Up
      • Ken Boothe – Moving Away
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      Studio One DancehallSoul Jazz Records

      Fantastic, mind-blowing, awesome new collection of killer Studio One dancehall and proto-dancehall!


      Featured here is a new collection spanning Studio One’s dancehall period – singers and deejays on classic Studio One rhythms, studio and electronic wizadry from the Brentford Road headquarters, lots of rare 12” singles, all effortlessly brought together to nice up the dance.


      When Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd first ruled the dancehalls of Kingston in the 1950s, fighting off the soundsystem competition of Duke Reid, King Edwards and others, few could imagine how far the reign of Studio One would last. 

      But the emergence of  ‘Dancehall’ as a distinct style of reggae at the end of the 1970s, as upstart competing producers began recording vocalists and deejays performing over replayed classic Studio One rhythms, in many ways made the influence of Clement Dodd’s vision more omnipotent than ever before (and lasting to this day).


      Not surprisingly, Clement Dodd’s creativity and business acumen made him quick to respond to this musical phenomenon – and he soon began voicing the new stable of Studio One singers and deejays, such as Sugar Minott and Lone Ranger, over original classic Studio One rhythms recorded in the late 1960s – to produce some of the most innovative, time-bending and creative music of his career.


      This album comes as CD with slipcase, super-loud, super-heavy triple vinyl album with free download code and as a digital download.

      • Ernest Wilson – Why Oh Why
      • Johnny Osbourne – Lend Me The Sixteen
      • Windel Haye – Haunted House
      • Green Tea & Chassy – Ghetto Girl
      • Johnny Osbourne – Time A Run Out
      • Lone Ranger – Noah In The Ark
      • Devon Russell – Thanks and Praise
      • Brentford Disco Set – Rebel Disco
      • Doreen Schaffer – I Don't KNow Why
      • Slim Smith – Lonely Lover
      • Field Marshall Haye – Roots and Herb Style
      • DJ Dawn & The Ranking Queens – Peace True Thing
      • Jim Brown – Cure For The Fever
      • Sugar Minott – Peace Treaty Style
      • Lloyd Robinson – It Deep
      • Barry Brown – Far East
      • Windel Haye and Captain Morgan – Flood Victim
      • Ernest Wilson – Pick Them Up
      Sound DimensionJamaica Soul Shake Vol. 1Soul Jazz Records

      After The Skatalites, The Sound Dimension were perhaps the most important instrumental group in the history of reggae music. That they remain relatively unknown is explained by the fact that they mostly functioned as the in-house studio group at Studio One Records performing anonymously behind the stars of the day, the reggae equivalent of Motown’s Funk Brothers.
      During this period the group played on hundreds of hits with Jamaica’s finest vocalists - Alton Ellis, John Holt, Larry Marshall, Cornell Campbell, Dennis Brown, Horace Andy, The Heptones, Bob Andy, Marcia Griffiths, Freddie McGregor and hundreds more.


      Twenty years after the group split-up, their countless classic instrumental tracks recorded at Studio One became the foundation rhythms of the new dancehall music of the 1990s and beyond, countlessly replayed in new forms by artists and producers such as Joe Gibbs, Sly & Robbie, Steely & Clevie etc.


      Featured here is the first ever collection of these original 1960s rhythms in this first ever collection of the music of The Sound Dimension - a mixture of classic tracks alongside super-rare singles only ever released in Jamaica.


      The group’s fluid line-up included Jackie Mittoo, Leroy Sibbles, Cedric Brooks, Vin Gordon, Ernest Ranglin, Leroy Horsemouth Wallace and other legendary reggae giants. The group’s unique sound defined reggae music in its relatively short-lived career.


      REVIEWS/FEATURES
      “ A funky disc, full of great, skanking rhythms and fine playing by some of Jamaica's most revered musicians. It’s difficult to believe that this is the first compilation devoted solely to the Sound Dimension, the group who reshaped the signature Jamaican afterbeat of ska and rocksteady into the sturdy, versatile riddims of reggae, and the instrumentals they created are still being used as the basis of scores of songs to this day.” PITCHFORK


      " The Sound Dimension was simply one of the great rhythm sections of all time, playing with the same paradoxical tightness and tensile give-and-take to be found in the recordings of legendary groove brethren like Booker T and The MGs. It bears repeating that the Soul Jazz collections have set a high standard for audio quality, and Jamaica Soul Shake Vol. 1 is no exception to that. Indeed, those responsible for re-mastering these tracks seem to have found (and released) most of the punch, rumble, and majesty still held within aging original magnetic oxides and vinyl grooves." DUSTED



      • – Heavy Beat
      • – Federated Backdrop
      • – Baby Face
      • – Rathid
      • – Bitter Blood
      • – Love Land
      • – Full Up
      • – Upsetters Dream
      • – Soul Shake
      • – The Thing
      • – My Heart in Rhythm
      • – Man Pon Spot
      • – Holy Moses
      • – Doctor Sappa Too
      • – Hail Don D
      • – Solas
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