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    • Blackbeard (Dennis Bovell) – Electrocharge
    • Blackbeard (Dennis Bovell) – Steadie
    • Blackbeard (Dennis Bovell) – Jazzz
    • Blackbeard (Dennis Bovell) – Reflections
    • Blackbeard (Dennis Bovell) – Blaubart
    • Blackbeard (Dennis Bovell) – Oohkno
    • Blackbeard (Dennis Bovell) – 'nough
    • Blackbeard (Dennis Bovell) – Binoculars
    • 1. Electrocharge
    • 2. Steadie
    • 3. Jazzz
    • 4. Reflections
    • 5. Blaubart
    • 6. Oohkno
    • 7. 'nough
    • 8. Binoculars

    Born in Barbados in 1953, reggae guitarist Dennis Bovell (aka Blackbeard) was one of the key figures on the London reggae scene of the late '70s and early '80s, not only as a solo artist but also as a producer. I Wah Dub was released in 1980, carrying on Bovell's eclectic sensibilities and is an example of a classic British dub album which has long since been out of print on vinyl although it was remastered and reissued CD and released on Zonophone in 2003. Bovell’s huge influence on black British music cannot be underestimated.

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                RSD 2021 DROP 1. Available online from 6pm Sat June 12


                LP (180g)

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                  • New LP (180g)£18.00
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                  Leo's SunshippGive Me The SunshineExpansion Records


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                        Ian Dury & The BlockheadsHit Me With Your Rhythm StickBMG

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                        12" green vinyl single

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                            • New 2×LP £24.00
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                                It's back in stock!!! EXCLUSIVE - ONLY AVAILABLE HERE!


                                WORLD EXCLUSIVE limited edition seven-inch 45 ONLY AVAILABLE to customers at Soul Jazz Records and Sounds of the Universe!

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                                WORLD EXCLUSIVE limited edition seven-inch 45 ONLY AVAILABLE to customers at Soul Jazz Records and Sounds of the Universe!

                                THIS RECORD IS 100% ESSENTIAL and ONLY available HERE - DO NOT MISS OUT!

                                • The Winstons – Amen Brother
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                                Brazil 45 Boxset Vol. 2Various Artists (DJ Marky)Mr Bongo

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                                7" Boxset

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