Archive for the Reggae Category
Robert “Dandy” Livingstone was one of the major influences in the spectacular rise of Trojan Records. ‘Let’s Catch The Beat’ consists of some of his best work he recorded before the end of the 1970s. Credited as the Brother Dan All Stars he brought the reggae rhythms with a British […]
Kingston Sounds present a reissue of Tapper Zukie’s Black Man, originally released in 1978 as a Jamaican-only release on Tapper’s Stars imprint. Long deleted, it has become a classic in Mr. Zukie’s vast canon of musical biscuits and is well overdue this worldwide release for the first time. Tapper Zukie […]
Flick Wilson’s “School Days” album has long been one of our all-time favorite LP’s through its killer combination of super heavy Roots Radics rhythms, wild Scientist mixing, and the Flick’s unique singing, often with falsetto. Never widely available and only ever released in NYC, it’s now deservedly reissued.
Radiation Roots presents a reissue of Dillinger’s Marijuana In My Brain, originally issued in 1977. In the early 1970s, top-ranking toaster Lester Bullock got his start on the El Paso sound system in the mean streets of western Kingston. Initially known as Young Capone, since he was a protégé of […]
1967’s Mr Soul of Jamaica was the first album by rocksteady star Anton Ellis. As one of the innovators of this genre who was given the informal title “Godfather of Rocksteady” he wrote some original reggae hits which contains a lot of soul. A familiar mix of heated horns, fine […]
“We’re proud to introduce the new Superfly reissue of 1989 Nigerian ecological soul LP, a superb dubby manifesto to nature preservation! The album sounds like nothing else and comes with extended liner notes by Uchenna Ikone. As usual, beautiful quality repress with paste on covers made in Japan, Obi and […]
This album includes classic cuts as well as super-rare singles only recordings, all of which have been digitally remastered for this release. Sugar Minott began his career at Studio One in the early 1970s. After auditioning in front of Coxsone Dodd, where he performed over original Studio One tapes, Sugar […]
Soul Jazz Records’ new Studio One album is a fantastic selection featuring all-star legendary Studio One vocalists – Alton Ellis, Marcia Griffiths, The Heptones, Horace Andy, Freddie McGregor, Sugar Minott – alongside a host of classic and super-rare Lovers Rock cuts, all of which Clement Dodd recorded at the Brentford […]
A contemporary of Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus, Eric Donaldson and Freddie McKay, Phillip Fullwood started out composing for Studio One and playing percussion for Burning Spear. ‘Rockers From The Land Of Reggae’ (1982) by I-Mo-Jah (Fullwood with Cassandra Jenkins and Winston McKenzie) was backed by Sly & […]
1980 dubwise set produced by Pat ‘Jah Lloyd’ Francis featuring tracks recorded by the Roots Radics and the Revolutionaries at Randy’s and Channel One and mixed by Scientist at King Tubbys.
Currently trading for the price of a Q (give or take) on the 2nd hand market, Intergalactic Dub Rock is clearly in demand for good reason. Rolling ten tonne sub-bass lines under wild space echo FX and melodicas and flutes, it sends us reeling right back to a sound that was much […]
While Montego Bay natives Jackie Bernard, his brother Footy Bernard and cousin Lloyd Kerr recorded under various guises in the early ’60s, their collective arrival as The Kingstonians in 1967 marked a sea change not only in the vocal trio’s productivity and popularity, but also in the emerging Reggae sound. […]
“First released 1969, the year Derrick returned to England to work with the three Palmer brothers, Harry, Jeffrey & Carl, whose Pama Records were giving Trojan Records serious competition in purveying the brand new faster, more aggressive, reggae beat not only to the expatriate Jamaican audience but also to the […]
Superlative 70’s dub masterpiece from the Blackheart Man Bunny Wailer Subtle interpretations of cuts from Bunny’s ‘Blackheart Man’ album together with contemporaneous Solomonic disco mixes with unsung dub masters Sylvan Morris and Karl Pitterson at the control tower
Hopeton Brown, better known as Scientist, has been a pioneering figure in the world of dub for 40 years. His early love of electronics proved fruitful when (still a teenager) he was hired at King Tubby’s studio in Kingston. Brown quickly ascended the ranks and became heir to Tubby’s throne, […]
Originally pressed on a now very hard to find 7″, this gem crosses over the dub with disco with the rock and the wave. More Talking Dreads than Heads. Dug out for MFMby Satoshi Yamamura. Comes with original Dub mix and new remixes.
“Double Seven, released by Trojan in late 1973, was the last album Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry would release on the label for some considerable time, and it was essentially the final album project he put together before establishing his own Black Ark studio. Opening track ‘Kentucky Skank’ sets the tone with […]
With Alpha & Omegas second album King And Queen you can hear the distinctive A&O sound developing with tracks like Pure and Clean, Rasta Woman, The Lions’ Den, Majesty and King & Queen. Also it features the first A&O track with Eastern samples (Sharu Att Our Aunt) which was an unusual in […]
Comprises two of the most sought-after LPs from the boss reggae era. After being formed by Leonard Dillon, Stephen Taylor and Aston ‘Charlie’ Morrison in the mid-1960s, the Ethiopians swiftly became established as one of Jamaica’s best-loved harmony groups, enjoying significant local success from the close of the ska era […]
The original Ska Authentic LP was released in 1964 and after the first pressing sold out it was not reissued, becoming one of the rarest albums in the catalog. In 1967, an English version of the album was released, but bore little resemblance to the original 1964 Jamaican release, sharing […]