One of the most underrated Jamaican performers of the Roots era, Michael Prophet recorded some of the finest Reggae music of the late seventies and
early eighties, with his spell with producer Yabby You culminating in what are widely regarded his finest works.‘Serious Reasoning’ from 1980 highlights
the best of these sides to date, including such classics as his first major hit, ‘Fight To The Top’, along with ‘The Gates of Zion’, ‘Love & Unity’, ‘Hear I
Prayer’, ‘Warn Them’ and the magnificent ‘Conscious Man’.
1.Fight To The Top
2.Hear I Prayer
3.Turn Me Loose
4.The Gates Of Zion
5.Praise You Jah Jah
6.Love And Unity
2LPs featuring some of Bluebeat’s finest A-sides from 1962 featuring Prince Buster, Derrick & Patsy and
Laurel Aitken. Enjoy the cream of Jamaica’s ‘60s crop as they were meant to be, on 180 gram vinyl.
1. My Sound That Goes Around - Prince Buster & His Torch Lighters
2. Tell Me Why - The Blues Busters
3. Lonely Days - Owen Gray & Sonny Bradshaw Quartet
4. Fool's Day - Lloyd Clarke-Reco's All Stars
5. Pack Up Your Troubles - Eric Morris-D. Cosmos Drumbago All Stars
6. Oh Shirley - Derrick Morgan And Patsy With Drumbago All Stars
7. You Better Be Gone - Beresford Ricketts-The Blue Beats
8. Keep It In Mind - Owen Gray-Les Dawson Combo
9. Lucille - Laurel Aitken with The Blue Beats
10. Are You Going To Marry Me? - Derrick Morgan & Patsy
11. Iverene - Basil Gabbidon
12. Four Corners Of The World - Roland Alphonso & The Alley Cats
13. Best Twist - Owen Gray
1. Crying Over You - The Charmers with Prince Buster & The Voice Of The People
2. G.I. Lady - Eric Morris-Prince Buster All Stars
3. Independence Song - Prince Buster & Blue Beats
4. Murder - Leon & Owen-Drumbago All Stars
5. My Happy Home - Roy & Patsy Hersang & Combo
6. Twelve Minutes To Go - Duke Reid Group
7. Sixty Days & Sixty Nights - Laurel Aitken-Les Dawson Combo
8. Crying In The Chapel - Derrick & Patsy & Duke Reid Group
9. Give Me A Chance - Lloyd Robinson-Rico Roderiguez & Band
10. Oh My Love - Derrick & Patsy
11. Independent Blues - B.Gabbidon
12. When It's Spring - Keith And Enid with Sonny Bradshaw Orchestra
Produced by the hit-making machine of Sly & Robbie in 1981, ‘Red’ ensured Black Uhuru’s standing as the heirs apparent to Bob Marley & the Wailers.
Featuring the classic line-up of Michael Rose, Sandra ‘Puma’ Jones and Derek ‘Duckie’ Simpson, the album features some of the hardest hitting hits of
the original, early 1980’s Dancehall era, including such eminal masterpieces as ‘Youth of Eglington’ and ‘Sponji Reggae’.
1.Youth of Eglington
6.Puff She Puff
Released in 1975 and produced by Lawrence Lindo aka Jack Ruby, Burning Spear’s magnificent ‘Marcus Garvey’ album set the benchmark for Roots
Reggae and is still widely considered the greatest collection of its kind ever to see issue. Named in honour the Jamaican national hero and Rasta prophet,
the LP contains truly sublime works, most notably the title track, ‘Old Marcus Garvey’ and ‘The Invasion’, and remains a prerequisite possession for all self
-respecting fans of classic Reggae sounds.
6.Old Marcus Garvey
9.Red, Gold & Green
Bush Doctor is the third studio album by Jamaican reggae musician Peter Tosh. Along with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer he was one of the core members of the band The Wailers (1963–1974). Tosh also established himself as a successful solo artist. In 1978 he was contracted by Rolling Stones Records and the album Bush Doctor was released in the same year, introducing Tosh to a larger audience.
The single from the album, a cover version of The Temptations song "Don't Look Back", performed as a duet with Mick Jagger, made Tosh one of the best-known reggae artists. Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is also featured on the album, playing guitar on "Bush Doctor" and "Stand Firm".
The re-issue with remastered audio is pressed on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
1. (You Gotta Walk) Don’t Look Back
2. Pick Myself Up
3. I’m The Toughest
4. Soon Come
5. Moses - The Prophet
6. Bush Doctor
7. Stand Firm
8. Dem Ha Fe Get A Beatin
Vivian ‘Yabby You’ Jackson is today regarded as one of Jamaica’s finest producers of the classic Roots Reggae era. In 1980, Island Records’ acquisition
of the Grove Music catalogue provided the company with the opportunity to release some of Jackson’s most important works, with the impressive ‘Jah Jah
Way’ album seeing issue soon after. Inexplicably, the LP has remained unavailable in any format until the release of this beautifully remastered version,
which comes presented on the best quality, heavyweight vinyl, housed in the original sleeve.
1.Jah Jah Way
2.Stop Your Quarreling
4.Jah Vengeance / Jah Bible - Yabby U & Trinity
6.I Feel Lonely
7.Ballistic Dread Locks / Hitster - Yabby U & Clint Eastwood
9.Dread Locks Man
After being signed by Island Records in 1978 from Ian and Roger Lewis of the Inner Circle band, the ‘Reggae Bloodlines’ LP was swiftly scheduled for
release, yet for reasons lost in the mists of time, it never saw issue. Comprising a selection of hits and previously unreleased tracks from the sibling’s Top
Ranking label, the album features some of the biggest names of the seventies, notably Augustus Pablo, Jacob Miller & the Inner Circle, Ras Michael,
Trinity and of course, Althea & Donna, who perform their original cut of their chart-topper, ‘Uptown Top Ranking’. Now, after a wait of some 36 years, the
masters for this lost classic have finally been discovered hidden deep in Island’s vaults, with their rescue resulting in its long overdue release outside
Jamaica, so providing Reggae fans around the globe the opportunity to finally own a vinyl copy of one of the most elusive and sought-after LPs of the
1.Uptown Top Ranking - Althea & Donna
2.Jerusalem - Devon Irons
3.80,000 Careless Ethiopians - Jacob Miller & The Inner Circle
4.Hit Song - Roman Stewart
5.None A Jah Jah Children - Ras Michael & The Sons Of Negus
6.Rockers Jamboree - Shorty The President
7.Forward Ever - Jacob Miller
8.It Was Love - Brent Dowe
9.Spanking From Ranking (aka Real Ranking) – Trinity
10.Shake Down - Augustus Pablo
Mastered From The Original Island Tapes And Presented On 180 Gram Vinyl
Acknowledged as the greatest of all exponents of soulful Reggae, Third World’s ‘Journey To Addis’ raised the bar for Jamaican music in terms of the
sophistication of its arrangements. The collection chiefly comprises an array of classic Roots Reggae numbers, as typified by ‘One Cold Vibe’, ‘Cool
Meditation’ and the title track, while the internationally successful cover of the O’Jays’ ‘Now That We Found Love’ is Jamaican disco at its very best. This
long overdue reissue faithfully reproduces the artwork of the original 1978 issue and with the record mastered from the original Island tapes and
presented on 180 gram vinyl, it has never before sounded so good!
1.One Cold Vibe (Couldn't Stop Dis Ya Boogie)
5.Now That We've Found Love
6.Journey To Addis
7.Fret Not Thyself
Named after the district of Birmingham from where the group hailed, Steel Pulse’s ‘Handsworth Revolution’ is today widely regarded as the greatest
Reggae album ever recorded by a British act. The LP, which saw first issue in 1978, features the hard-hitting UK hits, ‘Ku Klux Klan’ and ‘Prodigal Son’,
plus half a dozen superior sides, including such celebrated classics as ‘Prediction’, ‘Sound Check’ and ‘Macka Splaff’. Now, at long last, this pivotal
collection is at long last available once more in the vinyl format for which it was created, with all the original artwork features, such as the gatefold cover,
faithfully and lovingly reproduced.
6.Ku Klux Klan
Originally released in 1977 as a limited edition pre-release, ‘Wareika Dub’ has since become among the most sought-after vinyl collections of the
seventies among Reggae fans. Featuring future member of the Specials and Jools Holland's Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Rico Rodrigues, alongside some
of the finest session players from the period, the LP comprises the ultra-rare Dub counterpart to the trombonist’s landmark album, ‘Man from Wareika’.
Now, at long last, this Dub masterpiece is finally made widely available to the multitude of long-suffering fans who for almost 40 years have been deprived
of its magical grooves!
1.This Day Dub
2.Gunga Din Dub
5.Dial Africa Dub
6.Man From Wareika Dub
7.Over The Mountain Dub
Featuring John Holt, Garth Tyrone Evans and Howard Barrett, the Paragons became one of Jamaica’s most popular acts during Rock Steady era of the
late sixties, during which time
they recorded such notable hits as ‘Wear You To The Ball’, ‘Happy Go Lucky Girl’, ‘On The Beach’, ‘Only A Smile’ and their most celebrated song, ‘The
Tide Is High’. By the early seventies, the group had disbanded, but Blondie’s hit version of the latter led to their reunion in 1981, resulting in the trio
recording updated versions of all their classic sixties sides for US-based DJ-come-producer, Lister Hewan-Lowe. Unavailable in any format since 1981,
the sought-after LP is now at long-last obtainable to fans of the group and the classic Lovers style.
1.Happy Go Lucky Girl
2.I'll Be Back
3.Man Next Door
5.My Best Girl
6.The Tide Is High
8.Wear You To The Ball
9.You Mean The World To Me
10.On The Beach
First released by Virgin Records in 1977, the ambitious ‘Ice On Fire’ transformed the Jamaican Roots sound of leading vocal trio, the Mighty Diamonds
into a sophisticated blend of Soul, Funk and Reggae, courtesy of legendary New Orleans based R&B producer, Allen Toussaint. This grand fusion of
styles resulted in one of the most of memorable and compelling albums of the late seventies, with original numbers mixed with impressive covers, of
which ‘Country Living’ ‘Get Out of My Life Woman’ and ‘Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley’ stand-out. Despite receiving mixed reviews at the time of its
original release, the album’s considerable merits have been increasingly appreciated by fans and critics, with the LP consistently among the most sought-after in the Virgin’s considerable Jamaican music catalogue.
2.You Are Just A Song
3.If I Should Leave You
6.Get Out Of My Life Woman
7.Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley
10.Back Weh Mafia
11.Whole Wide World
12.Tracks Of My Tears
One of the leading artists in the ragga soca movement, Trinidadian soca superstar Bunji Garlin is also one of the genre's few crossover artists, having made an impact internationally with Major Lazer, the Soul Train Awards, and even the television show Greys Anatomy all in the mix. Born Ian Anthony Alvarez in Sangre Grande, Trinidad, he took his name by combining something flexible (a bungee cord) and forceful (Garlin being a type of gun) and kicked off his career just as a dancehall-influenced strain of soca music was taking hold. Known as ragga soca, the aggressive, digital genre fueled Garlin's 2000 debut, The Chronicles, a thoroughly modern album which also featured soca legend Alison Hinds. The singer would win Trinidad's Ragga Soca Monarch competition that same year, as well as the next, while 2002 saw him win the International Soca Monarch award and release his first album for the VP label, Revelation. In 2006 he made news with his marriage to fellow soca artist Fay-Ann Lyons, while 2007 saw him kick-off his international push with the aptly titled Global, an album that featured guest shots from reggae artists T.O.K. and Freddie McGregor. Bunji avoided releasing another album for years, but many of his singles turned into massive, influential hits, especially the 2013 release "Differentology." The anthem was picked up by Major Lazer for a remix, was featured on an episode of the hit TV drama Greys Anatomy, and landed Bunji a nomination for Best International Performance at the 2013 Soul Train Awards.
1. Red Light District
2. Carnival Tabanca
4. Differentology (Ready for the Road)
5. Truck On D Road (Remix)
6. West Indian Jungle
2. Differentology (Ready for the Road) (Major Lazer Remix)
3. Carnival Tabanca (Viking Remix)
4. All O' Dem
6. Over the Hills
7. Gi Dem Dey
DC-natives SOJA are thrilled to announce the release of new album “Amid the Noise and Haste” via ATO Records. It is band's fifth full-length and was produced by multiple GRAMMY award winning Jamaican producer Supa Dups (Bruno Mars, Eminem, Rihanna, John Legend). Featured
guests include Michael Franti, Damian Marley, J Boog and Collie Buddz.
Jacob Hemphill (lead singer/guitarist) and Bobby Lee (bass) met in the first grade in Virginia. The two instantly became best friends, finding common
ground through their love of hip hop, rock and reggae, which they performed together at middle school talent shows. Throughout high school, they met
Ryan Berty (drums), Kenneth Brownell (percussion) and Patrick O’Shea (keyboards) and formed SOJA. Rafael Rodriguez (trumpet), Hellman Escorcia
(saxophone) & Trevor Young (lead guitar) joined the band when things started to heat up.
Over the course of the past few years, SOJA has sold more than 200,000 albums, headlined shows in more than 20 countries around the world,
generated over 3 million Facebook fans, 60 million YouTube views, and attracted an almost Grateful Dead-like international fan base that grows each
tour, with caravans of diehards following them from city to city.
SOJA will be hitting the road this month with stops at Hangout Music Fest and California Roots Festival and will follow with a national run of amphitheater
performances on the Soulshine tour with Michael Franti & Spearhead, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall.
1. Tear It Down
2. Your Song ft. Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
3. I Believe ft. Michael Franti and Nahko
4. Easier ft. Anuhea and J Boog
5. Shadow ft. Trevor Young
6. Once Upon A Time
7. Promises and Pills ft. Alfred the MC
9. She Still Loves Me ft. Collie Buddz
12. Treading Water
13. Lucid Dreams ft. Nahko
This is a vinyl only release by reggae great and legendary dub producer Augustus Pablo.
Born To Dub You is rare and unreleased Augustus Pablo from the vaults of ‘Gussie’ Clarke. This re-mastered album contains the original 12" version of
the mind-bending 'No Entry', the Jamaican 45 and King Jammy 12” Dub versions of 'Classical Illusion' plus, two previously unreleased takes of the Horace
Andy classic ‘Skylarking’. The collectable 45 version of 'Believe A Dub,’ adds to the ultimate appeal of this newly configured collection. This is classic
Augustus Pablo - Are you ready to be Dubbed?
2. Skylarking 2
3. Origan Style
4. Classical Illusion (Dub Vendor 12")
6. No Entry
7. Born To Dub You
8. Born To Dub You Pt. 2
9. Believe A Dub
10. Classical Illusion (Micron 7")
Stereophile magazine senior contributing editor and analog expert Michael Fremer presents his almost three hour long Practical Guide to Turntable Set-Up. Fremer sets up three popular turntables from Pro-Ject, Rega and VPI. Using the hands-on phono cartridge installation techniques, tips and basic principles demonstrated with close-ups and flash animation, any turntable from the popular Technics SL-1200 to the most esoteric can be set up to perfection. Also included: an interview with famed Sterling Sound mastering engineer George Marino, and a 20 page PDF file embedded in the disc's DVD-ROM section that includes even more detailed technical descriptions and an article on record cleaning no vinyl fan should be without. Despite the seemingly dry subject matter, the disc is entertaining. There are even some laughs as Fremer once did stand up comedy (he played legendary Max's Kansas City and even opened for bands like Television and The Jam).
Bob Marley & The Wailers was the band Marley formed in 1974 when the original Wailers, including Peter Tosh and Bunnie Wailer, left the band they had originally formed in 1964. Released via Island’s Tuff Gong imprint, and in an era that produced many important, hugely successful live albums, Bob Marley And The Wailers Live! is an landmark in Marley career. Taken from one of his most famous concerts, it shows Bob Marley at his exuberant best. Recorded at London’s Lyceum Ballroom in July 1975, and released that December, it opens with Trenchtown Rock’, and is further enlivened by versions of ‘No Woman, No Cry’, ‘I Shot The Sheriff’ and closes with ‘Get Up, Stand Up’. Rolling Stone’s contemporary review reckoned, “The audience response is electrifying and both the Wailers and the I Threes vocalists are in top form… essential listening for the growing Wailers cult”.
1. Trenchtown Rock
2. Burnin’ & Lootin’
3. Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)
4. Lively Up Yourself
5. No Woman, No Cry
6. I Shot The Sheriff
7. Get Up, Stand Up
8. Kinky Reggae
The Wailers’ last album to feature Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, ‘Burnin’’ was released in 1973, their third release for the Island Records imprint Tuff Gong. His first US record to be awarded gold status, it was an important release in bringing roots reggae to a pop audience, which was pushed further into the mainstream when Eric Clapton covered the album’s ‘I Shot The Sheriff’. Starting with the Marley classic ‘Get Up, Stand Up’, the album has a slightly more militant tone to previous releases. According to an article written by Wyclef Jean for Rolling Stone, “Marley almost single-handedly brought reggae to the world.”
1. Get Up, Stand Up
2. Hallelujah Time
3. I Shot The Sheriff
4. Burnin' And Lootin'
5. Put It On
6. Small Axe
7. Pass It On
8. Duppy Conqueror
9. One Foundation
10. Rasta Man Chant
First ever reissue of the original 1971 Upsetter Records mono mix of this classic LP in its original jacket art and on heavyweight 180 gram blue vinyl!
Produced by the legendary Lee Scratch Perry, this collection contains the smash hits “Sun Is
Shining,” “Kaya,” & “Keep On Moving!”
1. Keep On Moving
2. Don’t Rock My Boat
3. Put It On
4. Fussing And Fighting
5. Duppy Conqueror
7. Riding High
9. African Herbman
10. Stand Alone
11. Sun Is Shining
12. Brain Washing
Featured here is a new collection spanning Studio One’s dancehall period – singers and deejays on classic Studio One rhythms, studio and electronic wizardry from the Brentford Road headquarters, lots of rare 12” singles, all effortlessly brought together to nice up the dance.
1. Why Oh Why - Ernest Wilson
2. Lend Me The Sixteen - Johnny Osbourne
3. Haunted House - Windel Haye
4. Ghetto Girl - Green Tea / Chassy Wezar
5. Time A Run Out - Johnny Osbourne
6. Noah In The Ark - Lone Ranger
1. Thanks And Praise - Devon Russell
2. Rebel Disco - Brentford Disco Set
3. I Don’t Know Why - Doreen Schaffer
4. Lonely Lover - Slim Smith
5. Roots And Herb Style - Field Marshall Haye
6. Peace Truce Thing - DJ Dawn / The Ranking Queens
1. Cure For The Fever - Jim Brown
2. Peace Treaty Style - Sugar Minott
3. It Deep - Lloyd Robinson
4. Far East - Barry Brown
5. Flood Victim - Windel Haye / Captain Morgan
6. Pick Them Up - Ernest Wilson
Stunning Tri-color Vinyl (red Green Gold) Is Packaged As A Double Gatefold LP
Inner Sleeve Includes Forewards Written By Sir Paul Mccartney, Stevie Wonder, & Liner Notes By Author Of The Book Marley, Christopher Farley
Originally released in 1984, Bob Marley’s LEGEND illustrates the remarkable life and recording career of one of reggae music’s most important figures.
This iconic collection not only serves as the perfect introduction to the music of Bob Marley, it has become an essential part in every Marley collection. It
remains the world’s best-selling reggae album and continues to be one of the best-selling catalog albums, exceeding 15 copies in the U.S. alone and over
27 million worldwide.
1. Is This Love
2. No Woman No Cry (Live)
3. Could You Be Loved
4. Three Little Birds
5. Buffalo Soldier
6. Get Up Stand Up
7. Stir It Up
8. Easy Skanking
9. One Love/People Get Ready
10. I Shot The Sheriff
11. Waiting In Vain
12. Redemption Song
13. Satisfy My Soul
16. Punky Reggae Party
Some of the best things in life come in pairs, peanut butter and jelly, fish n chips, cheese and wine, DJ Vadim and dancehall reggae! This may raise an eyebrow or two as Russian immigres and reggae may not be the first thing on your mind, however, this isn’t your normal reggae runnings and DJ Vadim, aka Daddy Vad does not do run of the mill. In fact it’s bigger than reggae. Seeing that this is his 11th long player there is as ever a twist.
2. If Life Was a Thing
4. Nah Join
5. Sweet Like a Lolly
7. Give It Up
9. Lyrical Soldier
13. Raggamuffin Life
14. Ring My Bell
For the SoCal-based band’s fourth full-length independent release, Rebelution has aimed to instill a sense of community, choosing the phrase “Count Me In” as the album’s title, representing each member’s strong belief in a sense of community and collaboration. “Over the past ten years as an independent band,” vocalist/guitarist Eric Rachmany explained, “…we have felt a strong connection to the many people who have been incredibly supportive, and could not be more thankful to be a part of such a like-minded, positive and inspiring community.”
Released through Rebelution’s own label, 87 Music, in partnership with Easy Star Records. Count Me In was recorded between September and December of 2013 in Miami at Inner Cirlce’s Circle House Studios and in Burbank, CA at Steakhouse Studios. To mix and master the new album, Rebelution was fortunate enough to work with Grammy Award winning Bernie Grundman Mastering and Legendary Reggae producer/sound engineer Errol Brown, Rebelution’s touring engineer and a man who helped shape the Treasure Isle sound before working with Bob Marley & The Wailers at Tuff Gong Studios.
“From writing these songs to mixing and mastering the album, we were involved in every step…We’re becoming comfortable expressing ourselves, both in the studio and on stage. This album was truly fun to make, it’s an honest expression of who we are” revealed Rachmany, and while much of the production was done by the band independently, Rebelution utilized the Reggae-Rock community whole-heartedly to create Count Me In.
The album features special guest appearances, one by dancehall singer Collie Buddz on the track “Hate To Be The One” and legendary Roots-Reggae vocalist Don Carlos on “Roots Reggae Music”. Both collaborations are special pairings for the band as Buddz has toured with Rebelution in the recent past, and Carlos has been an enormous vocal influence on Rachmany.
The music and lyrical content varies through the album, providing positive inspiration, encouraging fans to create a pro-active and optimistic impact on society and life. Rachmany continues, “A lot of what we hear every day is that money measures success… This new album is a reminder to spread love and positivity to the people around us, these are the true measures of success.”
Originally formed in Santa Barbara, CA in 2004, Rebelution’s strong do-it-yourself mentality, relentless touring and deep connection to their fan base via social media, has led them to being one of the best-selling reggae artists on the planet.
Since the 2007 release of Courage to Grow, the band’s first full-length album, Rebelution’s music has been praised for its crafty melodies, socially-conscious lyrics and savvy musicianship. In 2009, Rebelution continued to blaze their path delivering a second record, 2009’s Bright Side of Life and then a triple disc release with Peace Of Mind in January of 2012; A record that debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Reggae and Independent charts, and at #13 on the Top 200 Albums chart.
1. Count Me In
3. More Love
4. Lost in Dreams
5. Fade Away
6. Hate to be the One (feat. Collie Buddz)
7. Notice Me
8. Roots Reggae Music (feat. Don Carlos)
9. Counterfeit Love
10. Against the Grain