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05 February 2023

Various Artists - Aquarius Sounds (Dubbing At Aquarius Studios 1977-1979)

Recorded at Aquarius, Channel One and King Tubby's
Music by Soul Syndicate, High Times Players and The Aggrovators

04 February 2023

Jah Woosh - Chalice Blaze

Recorded 1976 at King Tubby's Studio

Various Artists - Melting Pot

The Chosen Few - Night And Day
Joe Higgs - She Was The One
Marcia Baines - Love, Love, Love
Bob Taylor - Look See
Lee Perry - Kiss Me Neck
Penny - Back To The People

King Sporty - Thinking Of You
Bobby Houston - I Want To Make It With You
The Chosen Few - Drift Away
I Roy, The Heptones - I'm In The Mood For Love
Lee Perry, The Upsetters - Da Ba Da
Lee Perry, The Upsetters - Enter The Dragon

01 February 2023

The Inner Circle - Hard & Heavy

Their soul and reggae debut album recorded at Dynamic Sounds including covers songs of Dionne Warwick, The Beatles, Billy Preston and Wilson Pickett. Also featuring Ibo Cooper and Cat Coore from Third World on keys and guitar

Dave & Ansel Collins - In The Ghetto

Recorded at Dynamic Sounds and Harry J's
Produced by Larry Lawrence

Money Is The Poor People's Cry
Keep On Trying
Stone In Love
Are You Sure?

Bandwagon Skank
Ride Your Pony
Give Me Some Light
Power To The People
Smooth & Sort

28 January 2023

Various Artists - Who Wants Some?

A 1969-70 Bunny Lee "Boss" reggae selection for all suedes, smooths and sorts. 24 mostly instrumental hard to find tracks featuring Tommy McCook, Lester Sterling, Roland Alphonso, Bunny Lee Allstars and more 


27 January 2023

Various Artists - Let's Do The Reggae

Hi Kingstonians,

Today we have for you a 19 tracks rocksteady and roots compilation from vinyl featuring rare early 45's, some of them are well... crucial, enjoy!

The Ethiopians - One Heart
The Coolers - Birds Of The Air
Michael Martin & The Hippy Boys - Spy 13
The Tartans - Make Up Your Mind
Lynn Taitt & The Jets - Untouchable
Bobby Aitken & The Carib Beats - Cell Block Eleven
Karl Bryan - Intensified Reggae
The Gaylads - I Love The Reggae
The Clarendonians - He Who Laughs Last
Randall Thaxter - Small World
Keith Hudson - Don't Get Me Confused
Ansel Collins - Hot Coffee
Tyrone Taylor - Close Observation
The Peter Ashbourne Affair - Follow That Man
Joe Higgs - Let Us Do Something
Higgs Gallery - Instrumental
Karl Masters & Joe Higgs - Freedom Journey
Joe Higgs - Journey To Freedom
Gregory Isaacs - While There Is Life

26 January 2023

Sammy Dread - Road Block

Hit Bound CD recorded 1982
Backed by The Roots Radics
Produced, arranged & mixed by Soljie

Dreadlocks Queen
So Long
In A Man's Heart
Jah Guide
Time So Dread
Bad Company
Come Back Darling
Rude Boy A Fire M16

19 January 2023

Sammy Dread - Early Days

Produced by Errol "Don" Mais

African Girl
Miserable Woman
Loving You Girl
Prisoner Of Your Love
Loving You
She Ain't For Real

Row Mr. Fisher Man
What's Going On
Read Up Jah Bible
One Man
Watch & Peep
Bad Girl

18 January 2023

Various Artists - Dance Can't Nice Without We

Recorded at Tuff Gong

Michael Prophet - Gimme The Love
Frankie Paul - Dance Can't Nice
Super Cat - Teach Them Something
King Kong - Do Noh Get High

Michael Prophet - Bubbling
King Solomon - Horse Tonic
General Trees & Sasafros - Murder She Wrote
King Solomon - Me Mother Me Mother  

16 January 2023

Various Artists - Asher G on Kiss FM

Asher G in session with Manasseh on Kiss FM radio broadcast from London UK playing crucial tunes from Studio One and more, including Poor Man Cry by Marcus Reid, Pocco Tempo by Pablove Black, Can't Change The Youth by George Williams, Blues For I by The New Establishment and Torture & Flames by Jackie Bernard. Enjoy this wicked selection of 38 JA roots tracks from the sixties and seventies.

Fred Locks - Born Rasta

Produced by Alphonso "King Shark" Henclewood
Featuring solid easy-flowing songs such as Book Of Revelation, Stand Up In Love and Nah Go Bow

15 January 2023

Prince Hammer - Freedom

For this album producer Roy Cousins provided classic rhythms that were laid by the Forces Of Music  in Jamaica with additional horns and percussion. All vocals were overdubbed and mixed at Glass Recording Studio in Wirral, Merseyside UK

Various Artists - U Brown's Hit Sound

Backed by The Revolutionaries
An overview of U Brown's productions featuring Delroy Wilson, Sugar Minott, Freddie McKay, Angela Stewart, George Nooks, Dickie Ranking, Bongo Herman and more

Various Artists - Studio One Sales Conference

Produced by Coxsone Dodd

The Paragons - Danger In Your Eyes
Sugar Minott - This Old Man
Freddie McGregor - Love Is What You Need
Lawerence "H" & Winston Jarrett - Love Jah
Freddie McGregor - Freddie
Winston Jarrett - Can You Feel It

Freddie McGregor - Take Good Care
Hubert Lee - Hey Mama
Alphanso Stewart - No Woman No Cry
Winston Jarrett - Send Me The Pillow
Disco Band - Upstairs Downstairs
The Righteous Flames - Shaving Cream

14 January 2023

Various Artists - Grooving With Bamboo Vol. 1

Produced by Coxsone Dodd
Featuring Larry Marshall, Dennis Brown, Alton Ellis, Nana McLean, Jackie Mittoo and more

Various Artists - Startime Vol.1

Ossie Records LP 198x maybe early nineties
Contains some serious slices of Toronto reggae, most notably Howie Smart's "Reality"

Destry Don - Love
Howie Smart - Reality
Boyo Hammond - As Far As I Am Concern
Fatta John - Easy Come
Destry Don - Waters Run Dry

Kiddy Ranks - No Gangster
R. Zee Jackson, W. Studwins, Carol Brown, S. Rider - Black Star Liner
Destry Don - The Wrong Road
Love Roy - Pass The Chalice
Fatta John, Kiddy Ranks - Wondering

08 January 2023

B.B. Seaton - Jah Help Those Who Help Themselves 12"

Extended versions dub wise produced by B.B. Seaton and Errol Brown

Jah Help Those Who Help Themselves
Just Like A Shelter

Screechy Dan - The Mission

Mastered by Tony Dawsey at Masterdisk, N.Y.

Sexy Lady
The Mission
Lonesome Blues
Girl Trouble

Ms. Young And Conscious
Blood 4 Money
When We Touch
Hardcore Jammin
King Pharaoh

Rico Rodriguez - Reco In Reggae Land (Paying Tribute To Don Drummond)

Tribute To Don Drummond
Anancy Rumba
Rainbow Into The Rio Mino
Sweet Chariot
Tom Jones
Trombone Man
Japanese Invasion
Top Of The Class
Black Milk
Stranger On The Shore
Place In The Sun

05 January 2023

Ronnie Davis - Revive 45's Collection

Hey good day Kingstonians,

Today we have for you 19 singles from Jerome Constantine Ballin divided over "70's Roots" and "70's Lovers" to match CD length. This collection includes some hard to find tunes such as Life And Breath, Train To Zion, Living In The Ghetto, World By Myself and Please Stop You're Lying, dealing with rasta consciousness and love or the lack thereof. Also featured are Joy White, Dillinger and The Upsetters. With vocal & version from the ghetto let's give a listen to the great and late singer called Ronnie.... Davis!

Jerry Harris - Ital Dub Choice

Born in Jamaica and a vital part of New Yorks' reggae scene 
This "Ital Dub Choice" album is the dub companion to "Maroon Tribe"