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Celebrate the spirit of Carnival with Soca Gold 2021, featuring Soca champions Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin and others, plus South African artist Master KG and the monster hit "Jerusalema," which has dominated world music charts since its release in January. The disc also includes six recent Soca Gold anthems from Rupee, Iwer George, Kevin Yearwood and others.

Soca Gold 2021 is a non-stop party with a bonus mega-mix disc performed by DJ Puffy (available only in the physical package).

Let the spirit of Caribbean carnival get into you through the sounds of Soca Gold 2021.

SOCA GOLD 2021 / VARIOUS

Various Artists - Soca Gold 2021
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David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7

Plague Doctor

ON SALE $20.98 Vinyl: $18.54 Buy

MP3 Album: $9.99 Download

David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7 are back with their first LP since their 2018 album, The Giver. The new album, "Plague Doctor," blends the Rocksteady 7's signature sound, which combines elements of American jazz and Jamaican influences, with classic Brazilian rhythms and themes. The Rocksteady 7 features some of the best players in the current ska and reggae scene, including members of NYC ska staples The Slackers and percussionist Larry McDonald (Toots & The Maytals, Gil Scott-Heron. Lee "Scratch" Perry).
David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7 - Plague Doctor
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Spice

10

CD: $16.98 Buy

Spice is the reigning Queen of Dancehall and a media powerhouse, with multi-million streaming videos and 3.5 million Instagram "Besties," often attracting 20,000 plus fans to her impromptu IG live sessions. She has built a loyal following on social media and on the live show circuit over years, and now her debut album. "10" features productions from Shaggy, Supa Dups, Stephen 'Di Genius' McGregor, Costantin "Costi" Ionita, Shane Hoosong, Ainsley Morris, and Grace Hamilton (Spice), among others. Guest vocalists include Melissa Musique, Olaf Blackwood, Sean Paul and Shaggy.

Stand out tracks include "Send It Up," "Po-Po (feat. Nicho)," her breakthrough anthem "So Mi Like It," and current smash single "Go Down Deh (feat.Shaggy & Sean Paul)," which is currently impacting at US radio and official music video is approaching 20 million YouTube views. The song has consistently been among top trending releases on Shazam, Twitter, and Tik Tok. The trio kicked off a US-based mainstream TV blitz in June, with Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series, Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Wendy Williams Show. These marked Spice's performance debut on National television in the U.S.

SPICE / 10

Spice - 10
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Earl Cunningham

Earl Cunningham

ON SALE $24.99 Vinyl: $22.82 Buy

Long out of print 1983 Earl Cunningham release reissued on vinyl.
Earl Cunningham - Earl Cunningham
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Night Owls

Versions

Vinyl: $23.76 Buy

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Since their debut 45 back in 2019, Night Owls have consistently taken the bar up a notch re-imagining classic funk & soul with a Jamaican twist. With eight sold out 45's in a span of three years and regular airplay on BBC6, KCRW and more, we're happy to announce this much anticipated LP "Versions" comprising all their groove filled singles to date. This all-star production team comprised of Dan Ubick (The Lions, Connie Price and the Keystones, de la Soul) on Guitar & Percussion, Blake Colie (Arise Roots, The Lions, Hollie Cook) on Drum Kit, Dave Wilder (The Lions, Ziggy Marley, Macy Gray) on Bass, and Roger Rivas (The Aggrolites, Jason Mraz, LBDA) on Organ & Piano, team up with many of today's top soul singers to bring their signature take on beloved chart topping hits and deep cuts. Featuring vocalists Afrodyete (Breakestra), Terin Ector (Orgone), Durand Jones (The Indications), Malik "The Freq" Moore (The Lions), Alex DĂ©sert (Hepcat, The Lions), Jesse Wagner (The Aggro- lites), Jamie Allensworth (Jungle Fire), Sy Smith (Macy Gray, Sheila E.), Chris Dowd (Fishbone), John Arthur Bigham (Fishbone, Soul of John Black), Kevin Sandbloom, Kendra Morris and Destani Wolf (Matisyahu, The Pharcyde), each track was carefully selected by producer Dan Ubick to match the featured vocalists strength resulting in a heavy soul and dub infused LP that surely won't want to leave your turntable!
Night Owls - Versions
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Since making his recording debut in the early Seventies with legendary British reggae band, Matumbi, Dennis ‘Blackbeard’ Bovell has repeatedly demonstrated his supreme talent and versatility in a variety of music fields. And yet enormity of his impact upon the UK’s music scene over the past five decades has remained largely overlooked. ‘The DuBMASTER – The Essential Anthology’ sets to finally address this injustice by presenting the first serious retrospective of Dennis’s output as both a performer and producer. Charting his career from the Seventies up to the present day, this handsomely packaged double vinyl gate-folded album presents 24 of his most celebrated reggae works - including Janet Kay’s seminal lovers rock classic, ‘Silly Games’ – as well as rarities and previously unissued treasures from the vaults. Compiled by the artist himself, the collection is further enhanced by Dennis’s fascinating account of his life in the music business over the past half century, with his words enriched by rare photos.
Dennis Bovell - The DuBMASTER: The Essential Anthology [2LP]
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Triple vinyl LP pressing. Soul Jazz Records' Life Between Islands collection is inspired by the launch of Tate Britain's exhibition of the same name, exploring the links between Caribbean and British art and culture from the 1950s to now. The album focuses on the most important Black British musical styles to emerge out of the distinctly Caribbean world of sound systems, featuring an all-star line-up including Dennis Bovell, Shut Up and Dance, Cymande, Digital Mystikz, Brown Sugar, Funk Masters, Janet Kay, Ragga Twins ' a lightning-rod journey across Roots Reggae, Jungle/Drum & Bass, Jazz-Funk, Lovers Rock, Jazz and Dubstep. Many of the tracks represent how Black British artists defined their own identity, such as Brown Sugar's righteous 'Black Pride' and Tabby Cat Kelly's powerful 'Don't Call Us Immigrants'. Aside from being musically rooted in the distinctly Jamaican-born phenomenon of the sound system, much of this identity is also shaped by the triangular relationship of being British-born, of Caribbean heritage, and with an equal love of African-American Jazz, Funk and Soul, as evidenced with many Lovers Rock reggae covers of American soul tunes. This stateside influence can also be heard in groups such as the Funk Masters whose jazz-funk music successfully crossed over into New York's clubland, and the great Cymande, whose unique street-funk became staple material for numerous US hip-hop artists. In the early 1990s, jungle and drum & bass artists took the essence of reggae's soundsystem culture ' MCs, dubplates, crews ' and applied them to their own music, combining heavy reggae bass lines with intense double-speed drum breakbeats. At the new movement's forefront were Shut Up and Dance, working closely with The Ragga Twins. In the early 2000s, dubstep, spearheaded by Digital Mystikz, became the latest instalment in this ever-evolving soundsystem culture. This collection shows how these many styles were interconnected.
Soul Jazz Records Presents - Life Between Islands - Soundsystem Culture: Black
$46.62 ON SALE
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Soul Revivers

On The Grove

ON SALE $29.98 Vinyl: $25.23 Buy

Soul Revivers's On The Grove is an ambitious and passionate collaboration project from Nick Manasseh and David Hill. It features musicians spanning seven decades, including Jamaican legends Ernest Raglin, Ken Boothe, Earl 16 and Devon Russell alongside contemporary artists including jazz trumpeter Ms. Maurice and vocalist Alexia Coley. The roots of Soul Revivers lie in film. In late 2017, David Hill was asked to act as music and creative consultant for Idris Elba's Yardie. David and Nick's subsequent productions for the film provided the spark for what would become the album. On The Grove was produced at Yard Studios, under the Westway, below the charred hulk of Grenfell. It is a journey through the moodier side of reggae, and a progression in the ever evolving, yet timeless nature of the music. It is also a tribute to it's long connection to West London, and in particular, Ladbroke Grove and Notting Hill. The album sleeve features Charlie Phillips's photograph of Lepke (founder of Dread Broadcasting Platform) setting up for the Notting Hill Carnival in the late '70s. Alongside the featured artists, there are stellar performances throughout, from an extraordinary range of London's most talented musicians, completing the next chapter in the musical mythology of West London reggae.
Soul Revivers - On The Grove
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Glen Ricks is one of a kind, a powerful singer and a songwriter with a unique soul tone who is known as the Al Green of Jamaica.   Born in Jamaica, Glen emigrated to Canada in 1967 when he was 14 years old. Arriving in Toronto in 1969, he entered a talent contest where he met the first place winners, a group of guys from Jamaica called "The Fabulous Flames". Glen joined the group, which also featured Lloyd Lovindeer and Kirk Salmon.   Soon after they went to Jamaica and did their first recording "Holly Holy", a cover of the Neil Diamond hit. The recording featuring Glen's voice was done with legendary producer Clancy Eccles. The song became a big hit, sparking the creation of their first album that spring, a second single called "Growing Up" which also became a hit.   Now he joined forces with legendary producer Linval Thompson and renowned producer and musician Roberto Sánchez. Together they recorded the album you are holding in your hands right now for one of the finest international ska and rocksteady labels; Liquidator Music. Sit, listen and enjoy this musical adventure.
Glen Ricks - Ghetto Boy
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Mike Brooks

What A Gathering [180 Gram]

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Singer and producer Mike Brooks along with Jah Lloyd created their Teams label kin 1969. This Vinyl re-issue is of 1976 Burning Sounds release What A Gathering - a compilation of tracks recorded at Channel One, produced by Jah Lloyd and named after Mike's biggest hit.
Mike Brooks - What A Gathering [180 Gram]
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The development of the rock steady sound, late in 1966, 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. In 1969 year he scored his biggest hit, the rambunctious 'Fattie Fattie', which sold in huge amounts both at home and the UK.
Clancy Eccles - Freedom (Blk) [180 Gram] (Hol)
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Battle Axe is a Trojan compilation album that was originally released in 1972. The album is a set of early productions by Lee Perry. It features many rarities and includes recordings by well-known singers such as Junior Byles, Delroy Wilson and Little Roy amongst others.
Battle Axe / Various - Battle Axe / Various [Colored Vinyl] [Limited Edition] [180 Gram] (Org)
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The center and founder of the group, singer/songwriter Louis Morales, didn't want the name to be the identification of the band, but be more about the music and the experience. Dem first appeared in 2016 as Morales' stage name, when he was playing gigs in his hometown of Galveston, TX. He quickly began to collect musicians into his project, leading him to today's solid cast of six: Pat Kelly (drums) and Kevin B (lead guitar) of The Suffers, Liam Haney (bass) of Houston's Third Coast Roots, Sel Philips Caveraz (drums), and Allison Lopez (sax). As the world was locking down at the start of 2020, Dem's Pat, Allison, Sel, and Louis joined forces with Austin musicians Dane Folton (bass, Lion Heights), Jeremy Carlson (keys, Lion Heights), and Mario Salazar (lead guitar) to Tall Sky Studios in Austin, where they recorded their first album. Citing it as being a positive but strange experience to record during shut-down, the band quickly realized that the overarching message of the music was about understanding yourself - a phrase that everyone can relate to.
Dem Roots Music - Forward Ever (Green) [Colored Vinyl] (Grn) (Ofgv)
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The Upsetter is a rocksteady, reggae compilation that was originally released in 1969 on the Trojan label. The album features early recordings by the iconic producer Lee Perry. Most of the instrumentals are by Perry's studio band The Upsetters, but the recordings also feature vocal tracks by Busty Brown and The Muskyteers.
Upsetter / Various - Upsetter / Various [Colored Vinyl] [Limited Edition] [180 Gram] (Org) (Hol)
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Built on a bedrock of nasty, oceanic slabs of dubby bass, meditative vocal harmonies, rock-steady guitar licks and tightly syncopated percussive rhythms, Slightly Stoopid illustrates a case study in underground success, steeped in years of hard touring, an improvisational business model, and a creative process that continues to unwind and push the envelope of a new jam-based genre the band helped to create.

Slightly Stoopid - Everything You Need [Translucent Red LP with Black Splatter]
$22.00 ON SALE
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STA

Orbita (Spa)

ON SALE $36.99 Vinyl: $32.55 Buy

STA - Orbita (Spa)
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The first ever collection of the dub versions of the classic 1970 album from reggae giants Bob Marley & The Wailers! All tracks produced by the legendary (and dearly missed) Lee "Scratch" Perry! Available on a limited edition YELLOW & RED HAZE vinyl pressing!
Bob Marley - Soul Rebels Dub (Yellow & Red Haze) [Colored Vinyl] (Red)
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A superb collection of rare and unreleased gems from British reggae band, The Cimarons!Formed in 1967 by expatriated Jamaicans, The Cimarons were one of the pioneering musical forces in London's burgeoning skinhead movement which was born out of the UK reggae scene (prior to being hijacked by far right wing politics)! Now available in a deluxe BLACK & WHITE SPLATTER vinyl housed in a gatefold jacket!
Cimarons - Skinheads A Mash Up London Town 1970-1971 (Blk)
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Horace Andy is a legendary Jamaican roots reggae singer-songwriter, known for his distinctive vocal style, hit songs such as 'Skylarking', and his acclaimed collaborations with Massive Attack. 'The King Tubby Tapes' was first issued on Jet Star Records' 'Charm' imprint. The album contains selections from Horace Andy's 1979 album 'Pure Ranking' and a second LP of dub remixes. Includes performances by legendary reggae session musicians such as Robbie Shakespeare, Carlton "Santa" Davis, Tony Chin and Bernard "Touter" Harvey. Demon Records is proud to present the first vinyl reissue of 'The King Tubby Tapes', pressed on 140g black vinyl.
Horace Andy - King Tubby Tapes (Blk) (Ofgv) (Uk)
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U Roy

Solid Gold

ON SALE $28.98 Vinyl: $27.39 Buy

TROJAN JAMAICA / BMG is proud to announce the release of U-ROY’s final full-length, SOLID GOLD U-ROY. The album was originally set to come out in 2020 with plans for a worldwide tour in support, but unfortunately, the pandemic delayed the release. Now, with the heartbreaking loss of U-ROY on February 17, the album has become a celebration of one of the most profoundly influential reggae stars of his generation. An originator of the chatty rhythmic vocal style known as toasting — a key foundational element in the development of rap in its nascent stages in the 1970s — U-ROY left behind an unmatched legacy which is clearly on display on SOLID GOLD U-ROY, with its guest appearances including ZIGGY MARLEY, SHAGGY, MICK JONES of THE CLASH, SANTIGOLD, SLY & ROBBIE, DAVID HINDS of STEEL PULSE, and more.

SOLID GOLD U-ROY is being heralded today by the release of “MAN NEXT DOOR” (Feat. SANTIGOLD). One of the great reggae songs of all time, the track features an indelible guest appearance by the incomparable Santigold. “Man Next Door” is a beloved reggae standard written by John Holt and released in 1968 by his group The Paragons. U-ROY sampled the song in 1982 for “Peace and Love in the Ghetto” on his Original DJ album.

U Roy - Solid Gold
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Carroll Thompson

Hopelessly In Love (Aniv)

ON SALE $28.98 Vinyl: $27.39 Buy

Affectionately dubbed the 'Queen of Lovers Rock', Carroll Thompson first took the UK's music scene by storm in 1980 when her classic single, "Simply In Love" propelled her into the country's reggae chart, where it remained in the Top 10 for over four months. The achievement was repeated the following year with the breathtakingly beautiful follow-up, "Hopelessly In Love," the immense popularity of which spawned the multi-talented performer's best-selling debut long-player of the same name. To celebrate it's 40th anniversary, Trojan Records offers up a colored 180g vinyl LP reissue with remastered audio and the original sleeve packaging. This special edition is further augmented by newly written sleeve notes and rare imagery from Carroll herself. Hopelessly In Love finally receives the deluxe treatment it's status and profound influence has long since deserved!
Carroll Thompson - Hopelessly In Love (Aniv)
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It wasn't just the talent that owner Philip "Fatis" Burrell could call upon or the quality of his productions, but the sense of purpose he instilled.
Xterminator Records: Legacy-Chapter 1 / Various - Xterminator Records: Legacy-Chapter 1 / Various
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Mighty Diamonds

Better Days (Uk)

ON SALE $29.99 Vinyl: $27.38 Buy

The Mighty Diamonds are among Jamaica's greatest ever vocal trios, quite an accolade with the competition: Wailers, Heptones, Burning Spear, Culture.
Mighty Diamonds - Better Days (Uk)
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U-Roy

Natty Rebel [Limited]

ON SALE $39.99 Vinyl: $36.29 Buy

Originally released in 1979 and now reissued on a single heavy weight vinyl for Black History Month.
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1979 album from Al Campbell pressed on red vinyl. Produced by Phil Pratt and featuring Sly & Robbie, Tommy McCook, Vin Gordon and more.
Al Campbell - No More Running [Colored Vinyl] (Red)
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Pressed at Furnace Record Pressing on splatter opaque red, opaque green and translucent yellow

Rocking Vibration
Vibration Version
Reggae Jamboree
Fussing And Fighting
Fussing Version
You Little Rat (aka Prince Tony’s Head)

Gladiators - 1983 - THE NIGHTHAWK EP [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Red Green and Yellow Vinyl]
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1978 album from Al Campbell pressed on red vinyl
Al Campbell - Rainy Days [Colored Vinyl] (Red)
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Limited colored vinyl LP pressing. For more than a decade now, Jamaica's Micah Shemaiah has been crafting his musical message with a keen and steady focus on Rastafari redemption and African unification. His name, which translates as "one who loves and reveres the Almighty", evokes the spirit which imbues his lyrics with a strong emphasis on truth and rights. Micah Shemaiah's new album, STILL, bubbles with the trademark hardcore roots reggae riddims that underpin the Zion I Kings production sound. Each of eight songs highlight the artist's capacity to soulfully convey his heartfelt songs in a manner that is both intimate and universal. Emotionally passionate and thoughtfully reflective, Micah Shemaiah delivers his message with a real roots inflection that marks him as one of his generation's leading artists.
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180 gram audiophile vinyl. The debut album featuring "I'll Take You Home", "Rejoice Jah Jah Children" a.o. Produced by Lee Perry. Limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on orange coloured vinyl. The story of the Jamaican reggae harmony group The Silvertones started in 1964, when the band was founded after Delroy Denton joined the duo of Gilmore Grand and Keith Coley. They recorded their debut album Silver Bullets in 1973 with the legendary Lee Perry. It features the singles "I'll Take You Home" and "Rejoice Jah Jah Children".
Silvertones - Silver Bullets [Colored Vinyl] [Limited Edition] [180 Gram] (Org) (Hol)
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Tenor Saw

Fever

ON SALE $18.98 Vinyl: $15.83 Buy

Tenor Saw - Fever
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Rebelution

In The Moment [2LP]

ON SALE $29.98 Vinyl: $29.57 Buy

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The brand new studio album from one of the biggest reggae bands in the world. IN THE MOMENT finds Rebelution ruminating on time, living in the present and making your future better. The grammy-nominated band's first full length studio album since FREE REIN in 2018. It brings 15 new tracks including guest appearances by Busy Signal, Kabaka Pyramid, Durand Jones and Keznamdi.

Rebelution - In The Moment [2LP]
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Owen Gray

Sings [180 Gram] [Reissue]

ON SALE $24.99 Vinyl: $22.82 Buy

Owen Gray was the island's first home grown star to sing in a style that wasn't mento, calypso or jazz. This is a 180 gram vinyl reissue of his 1961 album. This was the first Jamaican album to be manufactured and released in the UK. This re-issue commemorates the 60th anniversary of it's original release.
Owen Gray - Sings [180 Gram] [Reissue]
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Live in Concert at Dingwalls in London. Never released on vinyl before, commemorates 15 years since Desmond Dekker's passing.
Desmond Dekker - King Of Ska: Live At Dingwalls
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Reggae Specials

Beatles Reggae [180 Gram]

ON SALE $24.99 Vinyl: $20.37 Buy

Artists such as the Paragons and Marcia Griffiths establishing a tradition of creating dynamic reggae covers of the Beatles' hits that continues to this day. Issued for the first time on vinyl, 'The Reggae Specials' extends this lineage, as some of Britain's black belt reggae musicians set out on a series of version excursions that include some of the Fab Four's best loved bittersweet cuts
Reggae Specials - Beatles Reggae [180 Gram]
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Vinyl LP pressing. Originally released in 1974 on Mamba, Flesh Of My Skin Blood Of My Blood is the most hallowed of all those reggae albums which remain unavailable, and Keith Hudson's key achievement in a career launched when, as a fourteen-year-old, he recorded members of The Skatalites on his "Shades Of Hudson" rhythm.
Keith Hudson - Flesh Of My Skin Blood Of My Blood
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Bad Brains

Rock For Light [LP]

ON SALE $19.98 Vinyl: $17.75 Buy

Rock for Light is the second full-length album by Bad Brains, released in 1983. It was produced by Ric Ocasek of The Cars. We're proud to present the original mix of the album, for the first time in decades, as the band originally intended. Most fans will be more familiar with the 1991 reissue, which was remixed by Ocasek. Version used an altered track order, significantly different mixes and a speed increase of the master which results in a raising of the pitch by one-half step.This reissue marks the fourth release in the remaster campaign, re-launching the Bad Brains Records label imprint. In coordination with the band, Org Music has overseen the restoration and remastering of the iconic Bad Brains' recordings. The audio was mastered by Dave Gardner at Infrasonic Mastering and pressed at Furnace Record Pressing.
Bad Brains - Rock For Light [LP]
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Alton Ellis

Dance Crasher Live In London

ON SALE $39.99 Vinyl: $36.50 Buy

Alton Ellis was one of the original great Ska and Rock Steady Jamaican stars. This Double LP was recorded live at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, 10th August 2008, joined by his son Chris it was to be Altons's final show. Featuring many of his classic singles, including Dance Crasher, Willow Tree, Ain't That Loving You and many more.
Alton Ellis - Dance Crasher Live In London
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Limited purple colored vinyl LP pressing. Everybody's favorite ska legend returns with a cover album of some of the biggest pop bangers of the last twenty years
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Jesse Royal

Royal [LP]

ON SALE $18.98 Vinyl: $17.25 Buy

Royal is the long awaited second full-length album from Jesse Royal, an artist who has been helping to return Jamaica to it's rightful place at the top of the worldwide reggae scene. Along with his peers and friends Protoje, Chronixx, Koffee, Kabaka Pyramid, Jah9, Lila Ike, and others, Jesse Royal has brought back many of the soulful elements of the genre, while remaining at the cutting edge of the moment. The record's 3rd single, Rich Forever, a collab with dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel, perfectly illustrates this with a modern roots sound that surprises at every turn. Recent major hits, LionOrder (with Protoje) and Natty Pablo, are both included here, along with a host of new songs that are destined to become favorites in the Jamaican diaspora and well beyond. The album also features prominent guest turns by Stonebwoy, Kumar (formerly of band Raging Fyah), and rising stars Samory I, and Runkus.
Jesse Royal - Royal [LP]
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Specially Curated By Island Records' Founder, Chris Blackwell! Volume Two Covers 1962-1969

Featuring John Martyn, Jimmy Cliff, Nick Drake & More!

Since its beginnings in Jamaica in 1959, the story of the pioneering Island Records label has been inextricably linked to the story of its founder, Chris Blackwell. Now, Blackwell has curated a series of compilation LPs, featuring his hand-picked tracks that correspond with his and Island's legendary history. Volume Two of The Vinyl Series, a 9-track album, includes John Martyn, Jimmy Cliff, Nick Drake, and more.

VINYL SERIES VOLUME TWo

Various Artists - The Vinyl Series Volume Two [LP]
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In the 1993, Desmond Dekker released the collaborative album King of Kings with English ska band The Specials through the famous reggae label Trojan Records. Released under the name Desmond Dekker and The Specials, King of Kings consists of songs by Dekker's musical heroes including Byron Lee, Theophilus Beckford, Jimmy Cliff, and his friend and fellow Kong label artist, Derrick Morgan. 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Black vinyl.
Desmond Dekker  / Specials - King Of Kings (Blk) [180 Gram] (Hol)
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Wailers / U-Roy

My Cup Runneth Over

ON SALE $30.98 Vinyl: $30.05 Buy

In 1976, U Roy was the new attraction in Jamaican music. With his first hit Wake the Town six years earlier, he had imposed a new style on the Kingston sound systems, which consisted of taking up local hits by speaking in "voice over" around the choruses. That year he took on the Wailers' Soul Rebel, which he transformed into the Natty Rebel, which would become his absolute hit until today. Fifty years later, U Roy, who is approaching 80, delivers an entire album around the Wailers discography. A project initiated by the American producer Gary Himelfarb under the alias Doctor Dread, who arrived in Jamaica in 1977 and who signed the biggest names of the time on his label RAS Records, from Black Uhuru to Jimmy Cliff via Bunny Wailer, Inner Circle or Gregory Isaacs.In the fold of Sanctuary Records, which also owns reggae reissue giant Trojan Records, Doctor Dread obtained permission to use the Wailers tracks recorded by Lee Perry in the early 1970s. He then locked himself in a Kingston studio with U Roy, who recorded 14 songs in four hours (!), Freestyled as in the great times. Bunny Wailer, the last survivor of the original trio, was also present to witness this historic session, which pits two icons of Jamaican reggae from the '70s against each other.
Wailers / U-Roy - My Cup Runneth Over
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Prince Far I

Jamaican Heroes (Blk) [180 Gram] (Hol)

ON SALE $38.99 Vinyl: $35.03 Buy

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Prince Far I was a Jamaican reggae DJ and producer, and a well-known member of the Rastafarian movement. Known for his distinctive voice. On his ninth album Jamaican Heroes, he collaborated with musicians like Roots Radics and The Flying Lizards. The album was mixed by Anthony "Crucial Bunny" Graham at Channel One in Jamaica. 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Black vinyl.
Prince Far I - Jamaican Heroes (Blk) [180 Gram] (Hol)
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Gold Connection

Gold Connection

ON SALE $22.98 Vinyl: $19.65 Buy

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A funky reggae disco/soul album released by Harold Butler in 1976 gets reissued for the first time by Dub Store Records. 'Gold Connection' features the great musicians/vocalist Cedric Brooks, Marcia Griffiths, Willie Lindo, and others in the lineup. Features versions of Latin Hustle Reggae, That's The Way I Like It, Fly Robin Fly, Love's Theme and more.
Gold Connection - Gold Connection
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There has always been a Reggae influence in the music of El Michels Affair. From their cover of "Hung Up On My Baby" done in a Reggae style, to the general sound and approach that permeates Leon's production style. While recording Bailey's 2020 Ekundayo album, they did some straight forward reggae tunes inspired by different eras alongside some modern R&B tracks that would fit more comfortably next to Frank Ocean than Jacob Miller. It is this same notion that old and new can live so comfortably together that birthed the idea of Ekundayo Inversions.Traditional dub came out of reggae in the late 60s and early 70s when pioneers like King Tubby and Lee Perry started taking the multi track recordings of songs and running them back through the board adding effects and additional instrumentation. These recordings are called "dubs" or "versions" and are typically instrumentals with flourishes of vocals from the original tracks. El Michels decided to use the blueprints left behind and make something using the influences of today. He wound up straying so far from the traditional format that it didn't seem right to use the word 'Dub', hence Ekundayo Inversions. All the songs are tied together by WhatsApp messages between Leon and Liam that perfectly narrate the story of this record and their working relationship. One of the highlights of Ekundayo Inversions is a guest appearance from the legendary Lee "Scratch" Perry on the "Ugly Truth" version. L$P switches between singing and talking, proclaiming his powers one minute and playing with the track's title the next. On "Awkward Pt.2" Leon takes one of the most experimental songs from Ekundayo and actually straightens it out. A track that once seemed to be floating in space has now been anchored by the addition of drums and bass. "Faded", a version of "Paper Tiger", is given the full EMA treatment with the addition of emotive horns over an uncomfortably sparse rhythm track peppered with Liam's voice drenched in delay and echo. "Champions" features a verse from Black Thought of The Roots and halfway through, El Michels sends the rhythm section 50 years back.At the end of the day, Ekundayo Inversions is a testament to how strong the original songs are. Whether they're in a R&B style, reggae style, stripped down to their bare bones, or loaded with production, the songs will move you.
El Michels Affair Meets Liam Bailey - Ekundayo Inversions [Clear Red LP]
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Jah9

9

ON SALE $26.98 Vinyl: $24.83 Buy

Jah9 - 9
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Spice / Paul, Sean / Shaggy

Go Down Deh

ON SALE $23.98 Vinyl: $20.59 Buy

GO DOWN DEH -colored vinyl "Go Down Deh," the smash summer hit from the "Queen of Dancehall," Spice featuring Sean Paul and Shaggy. The hypnotic, pulsating "Go Down Deh" - produced by Grammy Award nominee, Costi Ionita and Shaggy. The song was written by Spice, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Costi and Shane Hoosong. It will be followed by Spice's highly anticipated debut album, entitled "10."
Spice / Paul, Sean / Shaggy - Go Down Deh
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180 gram audiophile vinyl. Black vinyl. Upon release in 1971, Africa's Blood was the first record Lee "Scratch" Perry released under his own name, although his band The Upsetters do appear on most of the tracks. There's an undeniable influence from American contemporary R&B, but still Perry's signature dub and reggae fusion shines through.
Lee Perry - Africa's Blood [180-Gram Black Vinyl]
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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Jamaican reggae duo Dave and Ansel Collins recorded and released their reggae debut album Double Barrel in 1971. The single "Double Barrel" topped the UK and Jamaican charts and the follow-up "Monkey Spanner" also enjoyed international success. All of the songs on the album were written and produced by Jamaican heavyweight Winston Riley and it was the first record that legendary drummer and percussionist Sly Dunbar played on.
Dave Collins  / Collins,Ansel - Double Barrel (Blk) [180 Gram] (Hol)
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Specially Curated By Island Records' Founder, Chris Blackwell! Volume One Covers 1962-1969!

Featuring Toots & The Maytals, Desmond Dekker & The All-Stars & More!

Since its beginnings in Jamaica in 1959, the story of the pioneering Island Records label has been inextricably linked to the story of its founder, Chris Blackwell. Now, Blackwell has curated a series of compilation LPs, featuring his hand-picked tracks that correspond with his and Island's legendary history. Volume One of The Vinyl Series, a 14-track album covering the years 1962 to 1969, includes Toots & the Maytals, Desmond Dekker & the All-Stars, and more.

FEATURES:

  • Curated by Chris Blackwell
  • 180-gram Vinyl LP

VINYL SERIES VOLUME ONE

Various Artists - The Vinyl Series Volume One [LP]
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