Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

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The Pearls
On & On

The Pearls are a Jamaican duo made up of pals Norman Watson and Stanley Shaw. Their raison d’etre was to make music that blended soul, reggae, disco and rap. This 12” contains the original 1980 single version of On & On, dub hit We’ll do it on side A, whilst Julien Minarro gives us two versions of the title cut.
  • Vinyl 12" (ISLE008)
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The Specials
The Specials (40th Anniversary Edition)

A message to you, Norman Records™ customer - the Specials’ iconicer-than-iconic debut LP is being reissued to mark its 40th birthday. This 1979 LP really couldn’t be more seminal, and chances are you probably know this thing so well that there’s no need for us to describe it to you. ‘Too Much Too Young', ‘A Message To You Rudy’ and the rest have all been remastered from the original tapes for this anniversary pressing.

Augustus Pablo
One Step Dub

One Step Dub was Augustus Pablo's re-working of Junior Delgado's One Step More album  - a perfect combination seeing as though the duo had toured successfully together across Europe. The album is a dark and heavy take on Delgado's originals and was recorded at the legendary Channel One Studios. Re-issue LP on Greensleeves. 

Scientist
In The Kingdom Of Dub

Absolutely classic dub plate from Scientist. Originally released in 1981 the album is an innovative slice of music history with an array of guests including the legendary Sly & Robbie. If you are going to buy one dub album then this would be top of the list. Massive basslines, fractured organs, effects galore and beautifully stoned textures add up to a stellar example of the genre. 
  • Vinyl LP (SV163)
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Scratch The Upsetter
Cloak & Dagger

Re-issued on orange wax via Music On Vinyl, Cloak & Dagger is a 1973 album from the legendary Lee “Scratch” Perry, masquerading under the name Scratch The Upsetter. One of the key recordings to influence the evolution of dub, it saw Perry using studio effects and techniques such as reverb and tape delays, as well as the physical recording of instruments. 
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2649C)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

African Head Charge
Voodoo Of The Godsent

Guess who is at the controls on this 2011 African Head Charge LP  - go on guess. Adrian Sherwood of course joined by percussionist Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah and none other than Adamski. It contains the usual blend of spacey dub, trance-like rhythms and tribal percussion alongside some pretty hard hitting MC-ing. Nice re-press with reverse board sleeve.  
  • Vinyl Double LP (ONULP140)
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African Head Charge
In Pursuit Of Shashamane Land

In Pursuit Of Shashamane Land was the last album, released in 1993, that African Head Charge released on On-U Sound for a while. The Psychedelic dub ensemble who have included the likes of Jah Wobble in their ranks introduced elements of trance and electronica into the the dub-backed chants of their 1990 classic, Songs Of Praise.
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Augustus Pablo
Rockers Comes East

Rockers Come East was Augustus Pablo's 1987 album which like a lot of his work in the '80s 'mixed the vibes up a bit more' (his words) and continues his move into a new age and forward thinking sound. Featuring digi dubs of Junior Delgados hits alongside  some deep and heavy original work, this album has now been re-issued on Greensleeves (naturally). 

Renegade Connection
Politicians, Protesters & Thieves

Renegade Connection is a creative meeting of Gary Asquith of Renegade Soundwave and Rema Rema and Lee Curtis of Lee Curtis Connection. Their first release in five years, Politicians, Protestors & Thieves is a whirlwind of dub, reggae and Asquith’s atmospheric vocals, with originals on the first side and versions on the flip. 

Prince Fatty and Shniece McMenamin
Black Rabbit

Released on 7” vinyl and housed in a beautiful picture sleeve is ‘Black Rabbit’, a monster psychedelic-reggae interpretation of Jefferson Airplane’s classic ‘White Rabbit’ by producer Prince Fatty and singer Shniece McMenamin. With a cavernous dub version on the reverse, it follows in the wake of other brilliant re-works, such as of Kraftwerk’s ‘The Model’ and Tom Browne’s ‘Funkin’ For Jamaica’. 
  • Vinyl 7" (EVER112)
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Mikey Dread
African Anthem (The Mikey Dread Show Dubwise)

The now legendary Mikey Dread started out working for Jamaican Broadcasting Corporation station. Consumed by reggae, he managed to get a shot at presenting his own radio show. His recording career soon followed. African Anthem (The Mikey Dread Show Dubwise) was his first LP, originally released in 1979. It’s famed for Dread’s radio shout-outs and it’s eclectic mix of reggae styles. 
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2694C)
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Alton Ellis
Pumping In / Knock on Wood

This 7” single from Harlem Shuffle Records commemorates two great but hard-to-find cuts from the late Alton Ellis, one of the pioneers of the rocksteady sound and a member of the International Reggae And World Music Awards Hall Of Fame. ‘Pumping It’, from 1970, scandalously only seems to have appeared on a 2013 posthumous compilation, while 1972’s take on ‘Knock On Wood’, covered by many others including David Bowie, is more familiar. 
  • Vinyl 7" (HSRSS0004)
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Toots & The Maytals
In The Dark

Released in early 1973, In The Dark was the second internationally released album by the seminal reggae vocal group Toots & The Maytals and is arguably the cornerstone of the band’s reputation. Housing the classic ‘54-46 Was My Number’, the brilliant ‘Time Tough’ and a distinctive take on John Denver’s ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’, it’s a timeless mix of heartstring-tugging soul and reggae positivity. 

Bob Marley & The Wailers
Legend ( Picture Disc)

One of the best-selling records in the entire world (over 28 million units and counting), Island’s compilation of Bob Marley & The Wailers’ work Legend gets a re-issue on limited edition picture disc to mark Marley’s 75th birthday. Housing all of his iconic hits, the images on the vinyl are the recognisable front cover and a previously unseen photograph on the reverse. 
  • Vinyl LP (5391148)
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Bob Marley & The Wailers
Legend (35th Anniversary Edition)

A grand double vinyl edition of the album that your dad always had in the car, Bob Marley & The Wailers’ greatest hits compilation Legend. To be fair, these are indeed greatest hits, with each track a fairly indisputable entry in reggae’s canon. You should never be far away from the classic live version of ‘No Woman No Cry’, and now you don’t need to be… on vinyl!
  • Vinyl Double LP (5386954)
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Manu Dibango
Gone Clear

Gone Clear is a 1980 roots reggae album by Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango. It was recorded in Jamaica with the likes of Sly and Robbie in his band. It includes a reggae reworking of his afrobeat-funk classic Soul Makossa, the original of which was illegally sampled by both Michael Jackson and Rhianna. Manu Dibango sadly fell victim to COVID-19, aged 86, but his music is here to keep finding new fans.
  • Vinyl Double LP (SMV2)
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Easy Star All-Stars
Radiodread

Easy Star All-Stars’ seminal Radiodread here. This is the LP which arguably sits at the top of the pile of reggae-rock crossbreeds. Along with a superstar set of collaborators - Horace Andy, Toots & The Maytals and Sugar Minott to name but three - the Easy Stars set about tackling Radiohead’s OK Computer inna dub style for this 2006 outing. Yorke, Greenwood et al are known to approve of Radiodread, so it must be good.

Cornell Campbell
Greenwich Farm Sessions

A limited edition red, yellow and green-coloured vinyl, Greenwich Farm Sessions compiles some of the great Jamaican singer Cornell Campbell’s finest tracks that he made in league with legendary producer Bunny Lee, and places them directly alongside some equally powerful dub re-workings that were made at King Tubby’s studio. 
  • Vinyl LP (JRSLP005)
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C Jones meets Ale X
Kalimba Is My Telephone In Dub

A balancing act of authenticity and modernity in its production aesthetic, Kalimba Is My Telephone In Dub sees Alex X (a.k.a. producer Ali Tersch) working with Courtney Jones (who sadly passed away during the production of the album in Vienna) among others to produce a thrilling fusion of steel pan and kalimba.

Paolo Baldini Dubfiles meets Dubblestandart
Dub Me Crazy

Italian and Austrian underground dub scenes collide on Dub Me Crazy, with Paolo Baldini Dubfiles meeting Dubblestandart. The 12-track album contains guest contributions from former Slits star Ari Up, the legendary Lee “Scratch” Perry, reggae star Marcia Griffiths and even filmmaker David Lynch. 

Lee 'Scratch' Perry
Heavy Rain

The mighty Upsetter and living legend Lee 'Scratch' Perry's presents 'Heavy Rain' - a dub companion to his recent 'Rainford' long-player. Alongside co-producer and On-U Sound bossman Adrian Sherwood, the original source material is given some proper heavy dubwise mixing desk action that radically revises and remoulds the blueprint into new shapes that will resonate with the tokers.

Rhythm & Sound
The Versions

Repress of Rhythm & Sound’s (Basic Channel) 2003 release The Versions. Kings of dub techno Moritz von Oswald and Mark Ernestus compiled the singles they did for Burial Mix, separating the vocals and leaving these instrumentals to do what they do best, wash over you with warm heady bass. LP on Burial Mix.

Rhythm & Sound
No Partial

Seminal slice of the deepest, most blissed-out dub from the duo formerly known as Basic Channel, the unmatched pioneers of Dub Techno. One-sided dubplate style ten inch of a spacious groove with gravitational bass and chords echoing off in infinite permutations. Unparalleled genius from Berlin.  

Dr. Alimantado
Best Dressed Chicken In Town

Not Jeremy Corbyn as depicted by the always-on-cue social media team at the Conservative party but classic sessions from 1978 where the good doctor collaborated with a host of household names in the reggae and dub would including Lee Perry, King Tubby, Horace Andy and Gregory Isaacs. Brilliant freeform sessions that became the first ever release on Greensleeves I'll have you know. Now re-issued on Alimanoto's own Keyman Records.  

Massive Attack
Massive Attack vs Mad Professor Part II (Mezzanine Remix Tapes ’98)

The union of Massive ‘Robert Isn’t Banksy, Honest’ Attack and Mad Professor has borne fruit before - the latter’s No Protection remix LP is beloved by fans of both parties - and they repeat the trick with these new Mezzanine dubs. Whether or not these were done around Mezzanine’s 1998 LP or more recently, all of the material on Mezzanine Remix Tapes ‘98 is previously unreleased. Also contains Mad Professor’s versions of Massive Attack rarities ‘Wire’ and ‘Metal Banshee’.
  • Vinyl LP (813785)
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Mungo's Hi Fi x Marina P
Soul Radio

Soul Radio is a long-awaited collaboration album that’s been nearly six years in the making, between Glaswegian production collective Mungo’s Hi Fi and Italian singer Marina P. Their working relationship dates way back to 2007 when she starred on their ‘Divorce à l'Italienne’, but it’s now fleshed out into a full album, and one that includes inspired covers of Sonny & Cher and Smashing Pumpkins! 
  • Vinyl LP (SCOBLP014)
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Ken Boothe
Freedom Street

Reissue of an LP by the man they used to call ‘Mr. Rocksteady’. After a string of hits for Studio One in the 60s, Ken Boothe took his style to Leslie Kong’s Beverley Records in 1970. Freedom Street, the resulting album, is full of great songs - the title track is a masterpiece of Jamaican soul - and proves a great outlet for Boothe’s wonderful, Wilson Pickett-esque voice.
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2729C)
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Ethiopians
Reggae Power

Ska / rock steady / reggae vocal harmony group Ethiopians were hugely popular in their Jamaican homeland scoring many hits during the ‘60s and ‘70s under the guidance of producer Karl ‘JJ’ Johnson. Reggae Power, originally released in 1969, is an album full of sunshine melodies and reggae rhythms such as Woman Capture Man, Everything Crash and Feel The Spirit.
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2719C)
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Pecker
Pecker Power

Here’s a rare example of Japan’s reggae dub undercurrent circa 1980: Pecker Power, by Pecker. The album mixes Japanese musicians like Minako Yoshida with familiar Jamaican original legends like Sly & Robbie and members of The Wailers, for an electronically-augmented cross-continental dub adventure. LP reissue on Rush Hour.
  • Vinyl LP (RH-STORE JPN 5)
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The Hempolics
Kiss, Cuddle & Torture: Volume 2

Kiss, Cuddle & Torture: Volume 2 is the second album by London reggae / dub / pop band The Hempolics. The band feature former Faithless engineer Grippa and the band’s sound is very much down to him. ...Vol. 2 sees the band adding a bit of shoegaze, hip-hop and trip hop to their palette. Features guest performances from rapper Cojack and Faithless singer Pauline Taylor.

Max Romeo
Revelation Time

Revelation Time is widely regarded as the best album by reggae / roots artist Max Romeo and a definitive album in the world of Jamaican music. It was originally only released in Jamaica in 1975 and again in 1977 under the name 'Warning! Warning!'. It got its international release in 1978 under the name 'Open The Iron Gate'. It was produced by Lee ‘ Scratch’ Perry.

Various
Black Ark Vol. 2

Originally released in 1981, shortly before the demise of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s legendary studio, Black Ark Vol. 2 succeeded the Black Ark In Dub compilation, serving as a snapshot of a moment in time where Jamaican music stood on the brink of a new era. It gets a re-issue on vinyl, including The Inamans’ drastic makeover of the Bee Gees’ hit ‘How Deep Is Your Love’. 

Various
Black Ark In Dub

Originally released in 1981, shortly before the demise of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s legendary studio, Black Ark In Dub was a compilation of ultra-heavy dub interpretations and a brilliant time capsule from a point where Jamaican music stood on the brink of a new era. It gets a re-issue, with the 2xCD version including the compilation’s successor Black Ark Vol. 2. 

The Upsetters / Dave Barker & The Upsetters
Popcorn / Tight Spot

We noticed last week that The Upsetters Eastwood Rides Again was getting a re-issue and alongside that now comes this pair of classics extracted from the album and pressed onto super loud 7". Neither track has been issued on 7" before and both are prime examples of the dancefloor-ready uptempo dub that the Upsetters were known for. Classic stuff. 

Augustus Pablo
Rising Sun

Rising Sun was the first Augustus Pablo record to be recorded in the digital age. The noted Jamaican producer was known for his 1970s dub and reggae cuts but began using more modern production techniques which took him to a whole new audience particularly in America. here, in his own words he 'mixed up the vibe a little' producing one of his most successful albums. 
  • Vinyl LP (0601811009017)
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Augustus Pablo
Blowing With The Wind

Blowing In The Wind was a 1990 album by noted reggae and dub producer Augustus Pablo which was seen at the time as some of his best work since his mid '70s golden era. It married modern production techniques to his classic roots sound introducing him to a whole new generation of listeners. Re-issue LP on Greensleeves. 
  • Vinyl LP (0601811014912)
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Various
If I Had a Pair of Wings: Jamaican Doo Wop, Vol. 1

Essential collection of Jamaican doo wop and R&B dating from the 50s to the early 60s. What’s really exciting here is the early of traces ska emerging from what may initially appear to be a replication of American sounds. Many of the artists here would become essential in the development of ska and reggae, such as Alton Ellis and Jimmy Cliff. It documents a moment of transition, a key part of Jamaican musical history. The cassette is put out by Death is Not The End.
  • Vinyl LP (DEATH025LP)
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Burning Spear
Marcus Garvey

'Marcus Garvey' is an utterly legendary mid 70s roots reggae album produced by Lawrence Lindo. Burning Spear's masterful classic is even more highly praised in many quarters than any long-players by Bob Marley and came complete with a "sister" dub album (not included here) called 'Garvey's Ghost' As a tribute to the great man, one of Jamaica's real heroes, this is quite something to behold. I think the big guy would have been very proud. 
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Lee 'Scratch' Perry & The Upsetters
Battle Of Armagideon

The Battle For Armagideon by renowned dub producer Lee “Scratch” Perry with his backing band The Upsetters was originally released in 1986, currently somewhere in the middle of his ongoing and gigantic discography. It’s difficult to know where to start with such an artist, but this album will give you the essence of Lee “Scratch” Perry’s unique production style. Includes the track I’m A Madman.

The Kingstonians
Hold Down / Nice Nice

Collectors item alert! Well, a repressed version, but a mint copy of uptempo reggae classic Hold Down by The Kingstonians would set you back somewhere in the region of £400-£500. Here you can buy a mint copy of the 7” with Nice Nice on the flip for considerably less money. The two tracks are taken from the Jamaican trio’s Sufferer album from 1970. 

African Head Charge
Songs Of Praise

Songs of Praise, the 1990 classic by African Head Charge, gets a welcome reissue on double LP. The album sees the band backing reverent chants with African dub production and some exquisite musicianship,  complex hand percussion and searing lead guitars. Includes double sided poster. on Adrian Sherwood's On-U Sound.
  • Vinyl Double LP (ONULP50)
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The Upsetters
Return Of Django

Return Of Django is literally a record with Lee 'Scratch' Perry's merry band of Upsetters and it contains a full seven singles, most of which you'll probably recognise. What you'll undoubtedly recognise though is the dancing reggae sound this album perfectly serves up. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (MOVLP2615C)
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  • Limited edition

Escape Roots
Pack Up and Run

Escape Roots is a Glaswegian dubwise reggae and dancehall producer. You may know him through the remixes he has done for Daddy Freddy and Parly B. His new album, Pack Up and Run sees his soundsystem production peppered with the vocal talents of singers from around the world such as Tenor Youthman, Black Warrior, Parly B, El Fata and more.

Popcaan
Where We Come From

Popcaan hails from Jamaica, and Where We Come From is his first full-length record thus far. It’s a pop album with production (from the likes of Dre Skull, Anju Blaxx and Dubbel Dutch) that renders each track club-fresh. This is the deluxe edition of the album, upgraded to a gatefold sleeve with an essay and photo booklet.
  • Vinyl Double LP (MIX049)
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Wayne Wade
Poor and Humble

Necessary Greensleeves repress of this much sought after gem from 1981. With OG used copies fetching high prices - this repress is gonna be most welcome and destined to nice up the session once again. On this pair of roots anthems, Wayne Wade was backed by Roots Radics bringing their legendary, original drum and bass sound. Produced by Linval Thompson and mixed by Scientist at King Tubby's. 
  • Vinyl 12" (0601811105214)
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Keith Hudson
Nuh Skin Up

First-time repress of this pair of in-demand 1979 roots anthems from the undisputed Dark Prince of reggae - Mister Keith Hudson. 'Nuh Skin Up' and flipside'Felt We Felt The Strain' would both make sound systems quake - especially that of the mighty Jah Shaka who would regularly have them on heavy rotation. Fire!
  • Vinyl 12" (0601811102619)
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The Skatalites
The Skatalite

The Skatalite is a twelve track collection taken from the archives of popular Jamaican group the Skatalites. Not intended to be a 'best of' as such, the album is more like a sampler featuring the prime cuts from the career of the much heralded ska and reggae band. A perfect place to begin for the new and curious listener. 
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2615C)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Lee 'Scratch' Perry
Rainford

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry finds a way to productively channel his madness on new album Rainford. Alongside long-time confidant Adrian Sherwood the dub legend has come through with an intimate and affecting LP. Cuts like ‘African Starship’ bring to mind what might happen if you managed to get The Sun Ra Arkestra into the studio at the same time as Damon Albarn when he’s in Gorillaz mode.

Lee Perry feat. Mad Professor / Douggie Digital / Juggler
Super Ape Inna Jungle

Super Ape Inna Jungle is the 37th album in Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s considerable canon of work. It sees him collaborating with Mad Professor, Douggie Digital and Juggler. It was originally released in 1995, but hasn’t been available since the end of the last century. Now’s your chance to relive The Upsetter’s most electronic album to date.

Seekersinternational
Badmanboogie / Killdemsound

‘Badmanboogie’ and ‘Killdemsound’ is the latest 7” single release from Canadian collective Seekersinternational. The two new tracks are compressed, futuristic dancehall delights, which are in keeping with the group’s long-standing reputation that goes all the way back to the mid-Nineties!
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African Head Charge
Drumming Is A Language 1990 - 2011

Drumming Is A Language 1990 - 2011 by African Head Charge contains four of their albums, most notably the 1990 classic Songs of Praise, and a disc of previously unreleased remixes. It follows on from the Environmental Holes & Drastic Tracks box set that anthologised the group’s early years.

Toots & The Maytals
Reggae Got Soul

'Reggae Got Soul' was the tenth album by Jamaican ska legends Toots and the Maytals. It was originally released in 1976. Whilst the album doesn’t contain any of their more well-known hits, it’s still a highly regarded part of their discography. It was mostly produced by the legendary folk producer Joe Boyd (Nick Drake, Sandy Denny etc) with Island Records boss Chris Blackwell producing the title track.
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African Head Charge
Vision Of A Psychedelic Africa

There was a big gap in the African Head Charge history between 1993 and 2005 when there was not but a squeak from their headquarters. That all changed in 2005 with this triumphant return of Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah and Adrian Sherwood - collaborating once again on music that sounded somewhat like the album title. Hypnotic beats, dubbed-out effects and tribal psychedelia  - it is all here. 

African Head Charge
Churchical Chant Of The Iyabinghi

Churchical Chant of the Iyabinghi by psychedelic-dub warriors African Head Charge is a compilation of previously unreleased remixes of tracks from their Songs Of Praise and In Pursuit Of Shashamane Land albums. It was sequenced by Patrick Dokter so you can lose yourself in the music, which is just what you want to do with this kind of thing, isn’t it?

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and Friends
People Funny Boy: The Early Upsetter Singles

Box set of lovingly re-produced 7” vinyl versions of the first ten 45s that the Trojan label released in Britain of legendary reggae producer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and his own Upsetter imprint. Including his own ground-breaking hit ‘People Funny Boy’, each disc is presented in special card sleeves, with an eye-catching poster and an essay by Perry’s biographer David Katz. 
  • Vinyl 7" box set (4050538458541)
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The Maytals
From The Roots

An orange-coloured vinyl re-issue of From The Roots, the fourth studio album from Jamaican reggae legends The Maytals. Recorded and released in 1973 - their first LP after signing with Island Records - the collection saw them move away from the ska leanings over their early years and towards a more refined, rocksteady approach. 
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2555C)
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Vladislav Delay Meets Sly & Robbie
500 Push Up

An intriguing new LP resulting from a meeting between prolific Jamaican production duo Sly and Robbie and Finnish artist and remixer Sasu Ripatti (a.k.a. Vladislav Delay), 500 Push Up was built out of extended jam sessions in Kingston, and mixed back in Finland to produce an album of curious sonic experiments. 

Upsetters
Eastwood Rides Again

It's strange to think that reggae and dub legend Lee Perry got so much inspiration from spaghetti westerns but here he is with the second of his themed records on this orange vinyl re-issue of Upsetters famed 1970 album. It's mostly instrumental so you can hear all the clever production touches that made him such a legendary producer. Still at it today too at the ripe old age of 98. 
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2611C)
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  • Limited edition

The Melodians
Rivers Of Babylon

The Melodians are a Jamaican band who recorded the original version of Rivers Of Babylon which became a massive global hit for Boney M. Here we have an album of their own successes, featuring the original version of the aforementioned hit, along with Sweet Sensation, which almost broke the UK Top 40. Their vocal prowess and melodies will have you hooked in no time.
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2610C)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Mungo's Hi Fi x Eva Lazarus
More Fyah

Legendary Glasgow soundsystem Mungo's Hi Fi have teamed up with singer and MC Eva Lazarus on More Fyah, an album that explores dubstep, dancehall, and reggae. Expect dusty samples, dub sirens, and bass that will make your guts shake. Features Kiko Bun and Max Romeo to add even more heat to these tracks.

Augustus Pablo meets King Tubby
The Messenger

Originally recorded as some point in the 1970s but which never saw the light of day, 'The Messenger' finally gets the release it deserves. Augustus Pablo’s haunting melodica meets the cavernous dub landscapes of regular collaborator King Tubby, and it’s easily the equal of the legendary '...Meets The Rockers Uptown' album. 

Various
Scorcha! Skins, Suedes and Style From The Streets

Accompanying a brand new book also titled 'Scorcha! Skins, Suedes and Style From The Streets', this compilation features a plethora of grass roots work revolving around skinhead culture from 1967 - 1973. Ranging from the likes of Desmond Dekker & The Aces to Lloyd Terrel and The Melodians, this is a scintillating blast from the past.

Various
Birth Of Dancehall: Black Solidarity 1976-1979

The name Ossie Thomas may not be as well known as Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry or King Tubby, but like those producers Thomas has been responsible for writing some important chapters in Jamaican musical history. In particular the riddims he made in the latter part of the 1970’s under the name Black Solidarity were some crucial first steps from the genre we now know as dancehall. The Kingston Sounds compilation Birth Of Dancehall - Black Solidarity 1976-1979 gives Thomas his dues. Sugar Minott, Josey Wales and a mis-titled tune from Sammy Dread (‘Wat Wah’ is in fact ‘Righteous Dread’) are among the track listing.

Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Peaking Lights & Ivan Lee
Life of the Plants

Life OF Plants sees the Godfather of dub reggae, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry team up with Wisconsin-based psychedelic pop duo Peaking Lights and Ivan lee. Despite the collaboration, their is no hiding some classic Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry sounds, his indelible stamp is all over this 4-track 12”.

Dhaima
Love Lives Forever

Numero Group are good at unearthing nuggets of music from a variety of genres. Here they’ve got together some tracks by the late Miami reggae singer Dhaima. It’s the first time there has been a retrospective of her work. This one has been pressed loud so you can really test your stereo with it. 

Various
Moonlight Groover

Trojan Records team up with Music On Vinyl for this re-issue of 1970’s Moonlight Groover, a compilation that assembled the best of Jamaican record producer Duke Reid’s early reggae/rocksteady productions. Featuring the likes of John Holt, Joya Landis and Alton Ellis, the album has long been essential ownership for anyone with more than a fleeting interest in the island’s sound. 
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2556C)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

NTsKi + 7FO
D' Ya Hear Me!

D’ya Hear Me was originally recorded by Brenda Ray and her group Naffi Sandwich in 1981 - a DIY post punk classic. Here we have a brand new digi reggae version by Japanese musician and producer, Natsuki, or as he likes to be called, NTsKi. It also features fellow Japanese musician 7FO on backing vocals. The warmth of this version shows their love for the original. Along with their original versions, the 12” features a karaoke version, a Bim One Production Remix and a Cvn remix.
  • Vinyl 12" (EM 1187TEP)
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The Hempolics
Kiss, Cuddle & Torture Volume 1

With a title that describes the perfect romantic evening round my house this is a band aiming to put organic rootsy vibes back into music with an infectious romp through Reggae, Electro, Hip-Hop, Dancehall, Rock and Pop. Perfect sunshine vibes to get those dull days at festivals up and running. 

Fat Freddy's Drop
Special Edition Part 1

Special Edition Part 1 is the new studio album by Fat Freddy’s Drop. It is the first album in four years from the New Zealand 7-piece. The band play an energetic blend of reggae, dub, blues, soul, jazz and techno. This is, as you might have guessed, the first part of a two album project, with part two still being cooked.

Mad Professor
Psychedelic Dub

Psychedelic Dub by Mad Professor was originally released in 1990. It was the 10th album in his Dub Me Crazy series which ultimately stretched to a 12 album run. As the title suggests this is pretty far out in terms of dub. Macka B, Sister Audrey and Crucial Robbie add vocals to an album which centred its theme the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela with the song Cool Runnings Mandela.

Various
London Is The Place For Me 7: Calypso, Palm-Wine, Mento, Joropo, Steel & Stringband

Lord Kitchener arrived on the Empire Windrush in 1948. He brought with him his song, London Is The Place For Me. London is the Place For Me: Calypso, Palm-Wine, Mento, Joropo, Steel & Stringband is a compilation released by Honest Jon’s and celebrates the music of the Caribbean and its influence on British music. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (HJRLP77)
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U Roy
Version Galore

The heads know that U-Roy is where it's at when you need some quality Jamaican toasting. Version Galore is his 1970 debut album, the one where he first shared his sound with the world, and it features favourites such as his vital version of ‘Tide Is High’. This is a real history lesson, and a joy to hear. Reissued by Music On Vinyl with the co-operation of Trojan.
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2474C)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Various
London Is The Place For Me 8: Lord Kitchener In England 1948-1962

Volume 8 in the series celebrating Caribbean music and its influence dedicates a whole LP to Lord Kitchener and his calypso stylings on London Is The Place For Me 8: Lord Kitchener In England 1948-1962. Lord Kitchener arrived on the Empire Windrush in 1948, bringing with him colourful new music and culture.

The Chosen Brothers
Sing & Shout

Reissue of a Wackie’s classic here. Sing & Shout, the debut LP by The Chosen Brothers, originally saw daylight in 1985. Even back then this was a ten-tonne collection of roots reggae, and this new outing soups up the record with 12” versions of ‘All Things’ and ‘Dancing In The Rain’. This one's got an all-star cast - Junior Delahaye, Sugar Minott, Prince Douglas, Wayne Jarrett all feature heavily.

Bobby Blackbird
The Master Blenda

We very nearly didn’t get The Master Blenda, the first solo single from Equiknoxx mastermind Bobby Blackbird. Shortly after the tune's conception Blackbird was in a near-fatal car crash and spent months in hospital. He emerged more determined than ever to complete the track, one that turns away from Equiknoxx’s twisted dancehall style and heads towards a hotstepping ska sound. Turned out with a band that included several members of Raging Fyah, ‘The Master Blenda’ is a triumph in every sense of the word. Exile The Brave and Blackbird’s Equiknoxx buddy Time Cow dub it out on the B-side.
  • Vinyl 10" (EM08)
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Linval Thompson
Negrea Love Dub

Back in 1978 a young Linval Thompson released his sophomore LP, the brilliant and brilliantly-titled ‘I Love Marijuana’ via Trojan Records. ‘Negrea Love Dub’, ‘I Love Marijuana’s followed shortly after. This is a set of golden-age dub that features, among other things, rocksteady grooves from the Riddim Twins Sly & Robbie.
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2528C)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Alton Ellis / Soul Vendors
I'm Still In Love / Just A Bit Of Soul

You'll know Alton Ellis' I'm Still In Love With You as it is one of the most famous Jamaican songs in its rich history and forms the basis of Althea and Donna’s 1997 smash Uptown Top Ranking. Here you get the original 7" version cut loud onto 12" and backed by Soul Vendors’ Just A Bit Of Soul which features none other than Jackie Mitoo. Two choice cuts from the good people at Soul Jazz.  

Various
2 Tone 7” Treasures

Personally curated by The Specials founder Jerry Dammers comes this 40th anniversary box set commemorating the massive cultural impact of the 2 Tone label. Featuring a dozen 7” singles, all with their original B-sides and artwork, there’s six Specials singles (including the label’s final release ‘Nelson Mandela’) plus cuts from Madness, The Selector, The Bodysnatchers and The Beat. Oh, and a 2 Tone slipmat in every box set! 

Lee Perry & The Upsetters
Revolution Dub

Say no more, this is Lee Perry operating at the peak of his super-dub powers. Along with his Upsetters, the master-man crafted Revolution Dub in 1975: since then, it’s been damn hard to find. But this BMG vinyl reissue gets the weird vibes of Perry back into proper circulation: especially crucial as this is considered one of his finest.

Horace Andy / Im and The Agg
Fever / The Flue

Fever by Jamaican roots reggae legend Horace Andy was originally released in 1973. This version of the classic party starter also features a remix, known as The Flue, by late jamaican saxophonist Cedric Im Brooks. Apart from being a legend in his own right, Horace Andy found new fans through his work with Massive Attack in the 1990s and 2000s.

Annette Brissett
Love Power

Excellent, hard-to-find LP from reggae singer Annette Brissett, reissued by Wackie’s. Love Power is of 1983 vintage, cruising down the street smoothly and coolly, taking a little gospel and a little disco in its stride as it goes. Brissett’s voice is supported by Fabian Cooke and Lloyd Bullwackie Barnes, who take ample care of most of the instruments.

Various
Sly & Robbie Presents Reggae Masterpieces Vol. 1. A Taxi Records Anthology

Sly & Robbie have done so much in their careers that you’d be forgiven for not knowing about their label Taxi Records. Fortunately for you, Wagram have got this compilation together to help you plug that particular gap. Sly & Robbie Presents Reggae Masterpieces Vol. 1. A Taxi Records Anthology does exactly what it says on the tin and foregrounds some of the best music cut for Taxi. Focussing on tunes from the 1970’s, this LP includes Gregory Isaacs, Black Uhuru, Sugar Minott and many more. Please note that the CD features more tracks than the vinyl edition.

Various
Pay It All Back Volume 7

Adrian Sherwood opens up the On-U Sound catalogue for a tasty sampling of what we can expect to hear from the label in coming months and years. Pay It All Back Volume 7 features enticing as-yet-unreleased tracks from Roots Manuva, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Horace Andy, Nisennenmondai, African Head Charge, Mark Stewart, Congo Natty etc. all with the key Sherwood production touch. Plus exclusive pirate-radio-style transitions between tracks!

The Heptones
Night Food

One of the last albums to feature their original lead singer Leroy Sibbles, The Heptones released Night Food back in 1976 as a deliberate ploy to attract a wider international audience. On it, they mix up old material with new songs, including the brilliant ‘Book of Rules’. On this heavyweight vinyl re-issue, the album comes with a lyric-book insert. 

Charles Bradley feat. The Inversions
Whatcha Doing (To Me) / Strike Three

Victor ‘Tiklah’ Axelrod has taken two of Charles Bradley’s soulful masterpieces and given them a reggae recharge. Whatcha Doing (To Me) featured on Bradley’s Changes album as You Think I Don’t Know (But I Know). Axelrod and his crew turn it into something akin to a 1970s Bunny Lee production. On side B you’ll find Strike Three, a dub classic in waiting that will go down well with any DJs who’ve read this far. 7” single on Daptone.

disrupt
The Recreation Room

Jahtari favourite Disrupt comes through with an LP for the newly-minted Zonedog imprint. The one born Jan Gleichmar returns to his favourite style of technoid illbient fare on The Recreation Room. A leftfield bit of futurism, this record cycles through washed-out ambiences, strange fourth-world loops and dubby atmospheres. It’s easy to get swept up in The Recreation Room, an album that recalls Muslimgauze, Cankun and King Midas Sound.
  • Vinyl LP (ZDR 01)
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Prince Fatty
In the Viper's Shadow

In The Viper’s Shadow, the new album from Prince Fatty AKA, record producer Mike Pelanconi, features a veritable who’s who of reggae and dub stars. Cornell Campbell, Tippa Irie, Big Youth, George Dekker, Shniece McMenamin, Earl 16, Winston Francis, Marcia Griffith and Horseman all pop up, all produced and arranged by Pelanconi to get the best use out of the ensemble cast.

Willie Williams
Armagideon Time (Disco Mix)

A special 12” re-issue of Willie Williams’ 1979 classic ‘Armagideon Time’ - the rarely seen extended Disco Mix, no less - on Soul Jazz Records. Famously sampled by rapper KRS One and covered by The Clash as the B-side to ‘London Calling’, this Coxsone Dodd-produced rager is a roots reggae staple. 

The Pioneers
Battle Of The Giants

Responsible for one of Trojan Records’ most well-loved hits, 1969’s ‘Long Shot Kick De Bucket’, The Pioneers are one of the greatest creative success stories of the reggae genre. Their third studio album, 1970’s hard-to-find Battle of the Giants, ventures into hazy soul territory, and it’s now available once again on orange vinyl. 
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2481C)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Mikey Dread
At The Control Dubwise

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Various
Studio One DJ Party

Can you think of anything better for a warm summer's evening than a Studio One Disco Party? The party starters at Soul Jazz have curated this stunning collection of the best DJs and toasters from the early 70s to the more dancehall sounds of the mid 80s with tunes by the likes of Sceechie Dan,Dennis Alcapone, King Sporty, Prince Jazzbo and many more plus sleeve notes by Fashion Records Chris Lane.  How can this be anything but great? 

Scientist Meets The Crazy Mad Professor
At Channel One

Jamaican dub producers love meeting other Jamaican dub producers and so here is a re-issued document of the time Scientist hooked up with Crazy Mad Professor (not the other Mad Professor we know from collaborations with Massive Attack but a *really* crazy one). Both learnt at the mantle of King Tubby and here pitch their production skills against each other which sees both up their game and produce some of their best work. Classic dub cuts.    

Various
Love Is All I Bring

Love Is All I Bring shines a light on the female stars of Trojan Records’ long and distinguished history. There is, unsurprisingly, a superstar line-up on display - Marcia Griffiths, Dawn Penn and Hortense Ellis are but three of the artists with work included here. Split into two sections, the first half of Love Is All I Bring offers hits (‘Uptown Top Ranking’, ‘I’m Still In Love With You’) while the second focuses on rare grooves.

Marcia Griffiths
Sweet and Nice

Be With Records are the ones behind this reissue of Marcia Griffiths’ wonderful debut LP Sweet And Nice. They take the task of reissuing one of reggae’s most important full-lengths very seriously, doing justice to the seminal 1974 album by including no fewer than fourteen bonus tracks on this new edition. Griffiths’ voice does the rest, her talent and soul melting away the intervening 45 years.

King Tubby
Dub From The Roots

A classic King Tubby dub from '75 which features various tracks seen floating about on compilations over the years but have yet to have a home on one piece of wax. Loads of early classics here including reworks of cuts by the likes of Horace Andy and Johnny Clarke. All with that smoky, cavernous echo, fx and huge floor shaking basslines. Tune in, sit back, smoke out.  

Various
Sock It to Me: Boss Reggae Rarities in the Spirit of '69

Some of the rarest Trojan cuts collected all in one place, this new compilation Sock It To Me: Boss Reggae Rarities is a must-have for all collectors of classic reggae. Every one of these 12 tracks, from the likes of The Sparkers, Tommy McCook and The Hippy Boys, have been unavailable on vinyl for half a century. 

Ossie All Stars
Leggo Dub

Back in 2005 The Revolutionaries teamed up with Ossie Hibbert for a dub rendering of some classic Gregory Isaacs riddims. The resulting Leggo Dub, released under the banner of the Ossie All Stars, quickly became a favourite in soundsystem circles - John Peel was a fan y’know. With Hibbert passing in 2012, a reissue of Leggo Dub stands as a timely and fitting tribute to his work. Dropped as part of VP Records' 40th birthday celebrations.

Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
Greater Jamaica - Moonwalk Reggae

One of the great early reggae LPs gets a reissue. With 1970’s Greater Jamaica - Moonwalk Reggae, Trojan Records introduced the British public to two big-hitters in the contemporaneous Jamaican music scene - Tommy McCook and producer Duke Reid. The dozen tracks here were recorded between 1967-1970, the period when reggae began to really assert its dominance over Rocksteady. Both can be heard in here, but what sings out most is the vibrant performances of McCook and his band The Supersonics.
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2473C)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Various
Trevor Jackson Presents: Science Fiction Dancehall Classics

Trevor Jackson, compiler extraordinaire, has another carefully chosen collection of danceable history for you. Science Fiction Dancehall Classics is an incredibly enticing title, and the contents live up to the billing. Wondrous weird dubness from the likes of Neneh Cherry, Mark Stewart + The Maffia and Missing Brazilians. 2 CDs or 3 LPs.

African Headcharge
Return Of The Crocodile

African Headcharge was the pairing of Jamaican percussionist Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah with producer Adrian Sherwood: they got busy in the studio making psychedelic dub interpretations of Afrocentric musics. Return Of The Crocodile is a selection of familiar original tracks that have been made unfamiliar by dramatically different approaches: double-dubbed, if you will. Vinyl release on On-U Sound.
  • Vinyl LP (ONULP133)
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