CD

Showing 96 of 1436 results
  • L' Entourloop - La Clarté Dans La Confusion CD X-Ray Production

    L' Entourloop - La Clarté Dans La Confusion CD X-Ray Production

    £12.99
    Unstoppable elders of the L'Entourloop collective, King James and Sir Johnny are proud to present their long-awaited third and newalbum La Clarté Dans la Confusion (Clarity in Confusion). Produced in their now legendary Bandulu Studio, the 20 tracks of this new album are the result of a patient production process, carried out with care and passion. Throughout the album, L'Entourloop testifies in its own way via a puzzle of film samples, of this strange period that we have just gone through collectively, using all its savoir faire when it comes to make the people dance.
    Since 1964, when the song "My Boy Lollipop" flooded the European radio airwaves, L'Entourloop’s love for reggae and its culture has never stopped growing. With this third album, they wanted to pay tribute to the legendary pioneers of this incredible movement – artists and producers such as Tom Wong, Count Machuki, Prince Buster and Lee "Scratch" Perry. An album which is a true declaration of love for soundsystem culture and its children - reggae, dancehall and hip-hop.
    With no less than 32 guests from all over the world, MCs fling lyrics like guns like in a western movie and the new album is no exception! On the reggae side, Jamaican legends such as Ken Boothe and Bounty Killer meet new generation stars such as Alborosie, Kabaka Pyramid, Queen Omega and Marcus Gad. On the hip-hop side Chali 2Na from legendary US group Jurassic 5, Swedish MC Promoe from Looptroop Rockers, US rapper Rêverie, the excellent JuJu Rogers, French beatmaker Degiheugi and the irresistible South African female rapper Dope St Jude all make appearances. The UK vibe can also be felt with features from jungle and dancehall pioneers General Levy and Tippa Irie as well as heavyweights of the grime scene Flowdan, Lady Chann and Killa P. Fellow French artists are also in the spotlight with guests such as Big Red, O.B.F and Manudigital. To complete this amazing cast, L'Entourloop has once again called on the incomparable Troy Berkley from Bermuda and the talented trumpeter N'Zeng, formerly of Le Peuple de l'Herbe, to accompany the collective on the road alongwith a new addition - excellent Dutch rapper BlabberMouf, who has just joined the killer new live show.
  • Kamasi Washington - Fearless Movement • Young

    Kamasi Washington - Fearless Movement • Young

    From: £11.99

    • Kamasi Washington calls his new album, ‘Fearless Movement’, his dance album. “It’s not literal,” Washington says. “Dance is movement and expression, and in a way it’s the same thing as music - expressing your spirit through your body. That’s what this album is pushing.”

     • Available to independent retailers on coloured vinyl 2LP (one disc red, one disc blue) • standard black double vinyl • Double CD. 

  • Creation Rebel - High Above Harlesden 1978-2023 6CD Boxset • On-U Sound

    Creation Rebel - High Above Harlesden 1978-2023 6CD Boxset • On-U Sound

    £44.99

    On-U Sound are proud to present High Above Harlesden 1978-2023, a comprehensive reissue campaign of the key albums by Creation Rebel, the original On-U Sound house band. The series encompasses out of print and much in demand UK dub reggae albums from the late 1970s and early 1980s, all highlighting crucial early production work from the mixing desk of Adrian Sherwood.

    6CD Box Set including 36 page booklet with photos and sleevenotes and 7 bonus tracks.

  • Liam Bailey - Zero Grace | Big Crown Records LP / CD

    Liam Bailey - Zero Grace | Big Crown Records LP / CD

    £22.99

    Zero Grace is full of freedom and love, in fact, working with Leon Michels and Big Crown Records has encouraged Liam to be himself. On album opener “Holding On ” Bailey speaks to his observations & fears when looking out at the world in front of him and also to the dedication it has taken to get on the other side of his personal trials & tribulations. “Dance With Me” is an instantly infectious two-stepper that nods to those incredible soul records that were coming out of Jamaica during the early Reggae days. Bailey steps into the dance with hopes of finding a new love and pulls us all out on the dance floor with him. “Disorder Starts At Home” is another close to the chest tune that addresses the difficulties he struggles with from his early chaotic childhood and his progress in getting past them. “Mercy Tree” is a powerhouse of Reggae Rebel Music. Bailey addresses the racial tensions that plague humanity and encourages everyone to step up and do their part to help foster equality. What starts out as a declaration of injustice turns into a call for action and an inspiration for hope.

    Bailey has managed another album that moves across genres but remains entirely cohesive. The title Zero Grace represents his uninhibited energy. He wears his heart on his sleeve, he speaks his mind without filters, and he has little concern for formalities where his ambitions are concerned. He won’t be held back ever. One thing is for sure, his talent speaks 

  • Ghost Funk Orchestra - A Trip To The Moon LP/CD Karma Chief Records

    Ghost Funk Orchestra - A Trip To The Moon LP/CD Karma Chief Records

    £24.99
    Coming off the heels of 2022's A New Kind of Love, A Trip To The Moon sees GFO diving even deeper in the worlds of film music, exotica, and psychedelic surf rock. The aim is to create a layered and collaged listening experience with more elements than you could possibly pick out in a single listen. The guitars are fuzzy and flooded with spring reverb, and the horns are arranged in a studio big band fashion. It's full of big compositions with garage rock attitude. Influences range everywhere from Eddie Palmieri and Esquivel to The Lively Ones, Dusty Springfield, and War. The tracks are tied together by real recorded transmissions from the Apollo moon missions. The concept for the album is a story about a woman stranded on earth by her cosmonaut partner, left to ponder his whereabouts and whether or not he'll make it back from the cosmos alive.  
  • Akae Beka - Living Testament CD I-Roots Records • Before Zero Records

    Akae Beka - Living Testament CD I-Roots Records • Before Zero Records

    £18.00

    LIVING TESTAMENT is the final album Vaughn Benjamin recorded before he transitioned in November of 2019. In late October of 2019, he travelled to Grass Valley, California, recording this 11-track album at Ras Biblical’s studio, Trinity Farm, over a period of 2 days. The producers gathered 11 masterful musicians on these tracks, including Manuel “Go A Chant” Guerra, Denfield “Ras Pulse” Potter, Walker Pillow, Scott Lynwood Davis, Befekadu Assefa and Tuff Lion. Together, these musicians weaved together a powerful family of songs that that tell a timeless and truly unique story, a masterpiece of roots reggae.

    Limited Edition CD comes with 12 panel fold out poster!

  • Uptown Top Ranking: Trojan Ska & Reggae Chartbusters • Trojan Records

    Uptown Top Ranking: Trojan Ska & Reggae Chartbusters • Trojan Records

    £29.99
    Featuring performances by an array of Jamaican legends, both the 2LP and CD includes 4 unforgettable UK chart-toppers, with many of the remaining recordings making the country’s Top 20!
    Overflowing with positive vibes, memorable melodies, and irresistible rhythms, this essential feel-good collection is guaranteed to get feet moving, fill dancefloors and spread joy any time of the year.
  • Calling All Rudeboys (2CD) Metro Select

    Calling All Rudeboys (2CD) Metro Select

    £8.99
    Ready for some rude boy reggae? Hot for rude girl ska? You’ve come to the right place! Featuring 40 killer records from 1967-72, this collection brings you gems from Desmond Dekker, The Upsetters, Dave & Ansel Collins, The Pioneers, The Ethiopians, Dandy and many more hits and rarities. When you hear this, you’re sure to break into some of that old moonstompin! Includes detailed sleevenotes in an 8-page booklet.
  • Horace Andy - Rockers & Scorchers 2CD On-U Sound

    Horace Andy - Rockers & Scorchers 2CD On-U Sound

    £18.99
    • Rockers & Scorchers’ is a 2CD deluxe double album compiling two critically acclaimed albums released by Horace Andy in 2022, as well as previously unreleased bonus tracks.
    • ‘Midnight Rocker’ has been approached in a similar fashion to the late-career quality that producer Adrian Sherwood coaxed out of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry with the ‘Rainford’ and ‘Heavy Rain’ albums, assembling a crack team of players and spending many months perfecting performance, arrangements and mixing.
    • The result is a remarkable suite of tracks that sparkle with superb musicianship, carefully crafted production and Horace’s beautiful vocals.
    • ‘Midnight Scorchers’ is Adrian Sherwood’s ‘sound system’ take on the original ‘Midnight Rocker’ sessions. Featuring new tracks; radical dancehall re-works with MC interjections from Daddy Freddy and Lone Ranger; and stripped back instrumental version excursions in classic dub reggae style.
  • Coldcut x On-U Sound - Outside The Echo Chamber CD Ahead Of Our Time

    Coldcut x On-U Sound - Outside The Echo Chamber CD Ahead Of Our Time

    £14.99
    There are sixty years of shared musical experience, culture and knowledge between Coldcut and On-U Sound, every bit of which has been poured into making ‘Outside the Echo Chamber.’ In the bleak political landscapes of today, this album’s warmth, and its outward-looking, globally-minded sound couldn’t feel more welcome.
    It's the fruit of lifetimes work that has been worth the wait.
  • Speng Bond - Up Deh CD Reality Shock Records

    Speng Bond - Up Deh CD Reality Shock Records

    £11.99
    Speng Bond, a Brummie MC, active with sounds like Jungleman, Quaker City, Turbotronic, King Earthquake and Now Generation, ever since the nineteen seventies. In 2011 Speng already collaborated with Kemist a first time, resulting in ‘Cut Back’, which also appears in the track list of ‘Up Deh’. The tune revived Speng’s recording career and collaborations with Jahtari, Naram/Red Robin, Monkey Marc, Creation Music and Strictly Sound Prodz followed. For ‘Up Deh’, the veteran MC’s long player debut, Kris Kemist selected 14 of Speng Bond’s best tracks of recent years.
  • Manudigital - Step Up CD X-Ray Production

    Manudigital - Step Up CD X-Ray Production

    £13.99
    The album “Step Up” bears witness to Manudigital's evolution in recent years towards increasingly electronic and hybrid music. With a musical experience like few can boast, he navigates between genres with unique productions carried by guests from the four corners of the world. Armed with his bass, his MPC and his synthesizers, Manudigital has invited for this new album no less than 17 carefully chosen artists to take on his new creations (Alborosie, Alika, Yami Bolo, Blackout JA, Liam Bailey, Joseph Cotton, Skarra Mucci, Dynamq and more.)
  • Augustus Pablo ‎– Roots, Rockers & Dub CD Nature Sounds

    Augustus Pablo ‎– Roots, Rockers & Dub CD Nature Sounds

    £14.99

    Visionary artist Augustus Pablo is among the most important figures in reggae history. Widely credited with popularizing the melodica in reggae, Pablo was a talented musician and an innovative producer who became an early dub pioneer. Now regarded as classics, his 1970s recordings were part of the remarkable creative surge that vaulted the Jamaican music scene to international prominence. Much of this material was released by Rockers, a record label founded by Pablo and named after his popular Kingston sound system. Now, Nature Sounds is unveiling Roots, Rockers, & Dub, a new Augustus Pablo collection celebrating the 50th anniversary of Rockers.

    Featuring classic dubs along with rare and out-of-print tracks, the album highlights a wealth of Rockers material spanning Pablo's entire career, and includes new liner notes co-written by his son Addis Pablo. Fully remastered and released in partnership with the Pablo family, Roots, Rockers, & Dub is a fitting tribute to an artist whose music still reverberates heavily more than two decades after his passing.

  • Derajah meets The 18th Parallel - Prosperity LP | CD Fruits Records

    Derajah meets The 18th Parallel - Prosperity LP | CD Fruits Records

    £22.99
    Known for being part of the INNA DE YARD family for almost 20 years, Jamaican singer extraordinaire DERAJAH is a major figure in Kingston music scene. He is the bridge between the old and new generations, passing the knowledge from the elders to the youths. We are delighted to present his latest effort in collaboration with A-class studio band The 18th Parallel: ‘PROSPERITY’. A showcase album of 6 songs with dub versions produced between Geneva, Switzerland and Kingston, Jamaica. With the expert touch of mixing maestro Westfinga, the 11 tracks of ‘Prosperity’ are sonic masterpieces, timeless and innovative. In between the raw and brutal sound of 80’s Jamaican rub a dub and today’s sophisticated and polished modern sound. Derajah's raw and emotive vocals paint vivid pictures of struggle and resilience, carrying a profound message of social consciousness and resistance against oppressive forces, while The 18th Parallel's ultra-solid riddims create a rich tapestry of sound that will transport you to the heart of roots reggae. With its impeccable production quality, ‘Prosperity’ captures the essence of reggae's golden era.
    This groundbreaking album is a testament to the enduring power of music to inspire, uplift, and ignite change.
  • Soom T - The Louder The Better - X-Ray Production

    Soom T - The Louder The Better - X-Ray Production

    £28.99
    Soom T aka “The Raggamuffin Queen” presents her sixth studio album “The Louder The Better”. A combination of live band studio recordings and digital compositions, it took only 3 years to fully realize from the very first live band recordings in Brazil during the 2020 pandemic to its release this year. Entirely self-produced with her own music label Renegade Masters with Kunta as executive producer, Soom T called on her most trusted collaborators to produce this new Reggae/Dub gem, and it’s sunnier than ever.
    Finally, with this new reggae album, Soom T sticks to what is closest to her heart covering a multitude of topics from the corrupt state of the world, to the emptiness of politics and the urgent need to awaken to the reality of the condition of society.
    Behind the need to inform and urge society moving forward, « The Louder The Better » delivers a positive and inspiring message, led by melodies and vocals at the crossroads of genres, that fans will love to listen to at any time.
  • Creation Rebel - Hostile Environment (On-U Sound) Vinyl | CD

    Creation Rebel - Hostile Environment (On-U Sound) Vinyl | CD

    £22.49

    Hostile Environment is the first album in over forty years from the legendary Creation Rebel, who were the original On-U Sound house band and responsible for classics such as Dub from Creation and Starship Africa. The trio of Crucial Tony, Eskimo Fox and Magoo are back with producer Adrian Sherwood to create a modern spin on their heavyweight dubwise rhythms.

    Available here on Ltd. Yellow Vinyl LP | CD

  • Space Funk 2 Afro Futurist Electro Funk in Space 1976-84 SOUL JAZZ RECORDS

    Space Funk 2 Afro Futurist Electro Funk in Space 1976-84 SOUL JAZZ RECORDS

    £27.99
    Soul Jazz Records’ new second collection of twisted hyperspace electro/funk ‘Space Funk 2: Afro Futurist Electro Funk in Space 1976-84’, continues its intergalactic journey. Featuring rare and off-the-wall space funk and electro rarities and obscurities all released on small independent USA record labels in the late 1970s and 1980s.
    Artists on this release include Alien Starr, Bobby Demo, Maggatron, Mid-City Crew, Tribe, Junie, Rich Cason and the Galactic Orchestra and many more intergalactic space warriors!
    The 2xLP and CD album comes in striking deluxe artwork featuring the radical African-American model Pat Evans who graced numerous album covers for The Ohio Players in the 1970s.
  • The Brand New Heavies - Never Stop... The Best Of (London Records) 2LP / 2CD

    The Brand New Heavies - Never Stop... The Best Of (London Records) 2LP / 2CD

    £29.99
    2023 marks 35 years since the first single by The Brand New Heavies.
    Twenty-one seminal tracks from Acid Jazz royalty, The Brand New Heavies, who transcended London’s local funk scene to become to enjoy global success across with hits such as ‘Sometimes’, ‘You Are The Universe’, ‘Dream on Dreamer’, ‘Midnight at The Oasis’ and more.
    2nd CD with remixes by Masters at Work, Dimitri from Paris, Roger Sanchez and a new remix of ‘Stay This Way’ by Bob Sinclar.
    This new compilation brings together all the singles from the band’s time with London Records, featuring 15 Top 40, 5 Top 20, and 1 Top 10 UK hits.
    All formats feature new liner notes from producer and long-time fan Mark Ronson.
  • Desmond Dekker - The King of Ska: The Beverley’s Records Singles Collection 1963-1967 (2CD) Trojan

    Desmond Dekker - The King of Ska: The Beverley’s Records Singles Collection 1963-1967 (2CD) Trojan

    £13.99
    In 1963, a 21-year-old welder with dreams of becoming a full-time singer-songwriter, auditioned for one of Jamaica’s new elite record producers, Leslie Kong, owner of the recently launched Beverley’s Records label. After performing a number of original compositions, a deal was secured and within weeks, Desmond Adolphus Dacres saw his name in print as ‘Desmond Dekker’ on the labels of what would prove to be the first of his catalogue of 7” singles.
    The record, which coupled two of his own songs, ‘Honour Your Mother And Father’ and ‘Madgie’, became an instant best-seller and heralded the beginning of a long and immensely successful run of singles by Dekker, both as a solo artist and later, as lead singer for The Aces.
    To mark what would have been Desmond’s 80th birthday on 16th July 2021, this 2xCD set showcases Dekker’s first twenty singles for Kong’s Beverley’s labels which established him as a true Jamaican superstar.
    The 2xCD set is presented in a fold out digipack, along with a 12 page booklet with fascinating sleeve notes written by journalist Winston Smith.
  • Love Is All I Bring: Reggae Hits And Rarities By The Queens Of Trojan (2CD) Trojan Records

    Love Is All I Bring: Reggae Hits And Rarities By The Queens Of Trojan (2CD) Trojan Records

    £9.49
    Love Is All I Bring showcases the very talented female performers of Trojan Records, who in the world of reggae can often to be overlooked. Featuring vocals from the likes of Millie Small, Althea & Donna, Marcia Griffith, Phyllis Dillion, and Susan Cadogan plus productions by Sonia Pottinger this all female collection also includes personal album notes from musician Rhoda Dakar.
    Split across 2 LP’s/discs (extended version), with hits on one and rarities on the other, this collection comprises some of the greatest reggae tracks, whilst highlighting the importance and talent of Jamaican female artists.
  • Macka B - Health Is Wealth CD Greensleeves

    Macka B - Health Is Wealth CD Greensleeves

    £12.99
    "Health is wealth, ital is vital!" That these are no empty rhymes but phrases that express a serious life focus for UK-based artist Macka B is not only demonstrated by his weekly Medical Mondays and Wha Me Eat Wednesdays videos, but is now also audibly reflected in his new album Health Is Wealth. Teaming up with Greensleeves Records, this 16-course-release takes you on a life-improving trip through diverse issues of mental and physical health. In a true worldwide effort, the tracks were produced in Jamaica, the US, the UK, Japan (Akihiro Hotto of Sunnyside Music is responsible for the fine Sleng Teng relick of Natural Herb) and Germany. The latter is represented by Oneness Records who contributed the instrumental version for the pensive Gangster, a lyrical statement against gun violence livicated to the memory of Shamore "Chadie" Grant and Akeem "Squidley" Henrdicks, "two young kings lost to the gang and gangster", as the corresponding video tells us.
  • Max Romeo - Revelation Time CD 17 North Parade

    Max Romeo - Revelation Time CD 17 North Parade

    £12.99

    The Max Romeo album from 1975 gets the re-issue & remastered treatment on CD in a tri-fold digipak cover with original sleeve artwork with printed innersleeves and comprehensive linernotes.

    Recorded at Randy’s Studio 17 and Lee Perry’s Black Ark, Max Romeo’s "Revelation Time" is rightfully regarded as one of the cornerstones of Jamaican music. Released in JA in 1975 on the Black World label the album was picked by United Artist for US release and later listed in The Rough Guide to Reggae as one of the essential reggae albums to own. Includes the classic Lee Perry production "Three Blind Mice" and one of the all-time killer herbman anthems "A Quarter Pound Of I'Cense". Collector's Note: The "Revelation Time" album is also known as the "Open The Iron Gate" album.

  • Naffi-i - Tic Tok CD Unique Sounds

    Naffi-i - Tic Tok CD Unique Sounds

    £11.99

    Naffi-i Showcase featuring 9 Vocal versions & 9 Dubs with heavyweight productions from Roots Hitek, King Earthquake, Brizion, I-Niverse, Conscious Sounds, Zongo Sound & Roots Temple.

    Mastered by Dougie Conscious

  • Hollie Cook - Happy Hour In Dub (Vinyl LP /  CD) Merge Records (PRE-ORDER)

    Hollie Cook - Happy Hour In Dub (Vinyl LP / CD) Merge Records (PRE-ORDER)

    £22.99
    On August 11, 2023, Merge Records will release Happy Hour in Dub, a heavenly set of dub versions to pair with Hollie Cook’s critically acclaimed 2022 album Happy Hour. Her first full dub record since 2012, Happy Hour in Dub was coaxed into being by close listening of the original album’s modern lover’s rock.
    Cook and Mckone explain:“The reason and inspiration for wanting to make the dub record is because Happy Hour, in its original form, has so many intricate musical details running throughout the songs from the backing vocal and string arrangements to some far more subtle details. And during the mixing process, hearing some of these parts on their own over the drum and bass foundation, we felt there was so much left to explore and expose in the songs and take them to outer space.”
    At the controls rejoining Hollie in exploring the space is Happy Hour producer Ben Mckone, who takes her soulful creations and stretches them to their sonic limits, with new vocal features by Josh Skints and Kiko Bun.
    LP on black vinyl + printed insert for album download).
  • STUDIO ONE 007 – Licensed to Ska: James Bond & other Film Soundtracks & TV Themes 2LP / CD Soul Jazz

    STUDIO ONE 007 – Licensed to Ska: James Bond & other Film Soundtracks & TV Themes 2LP / CD Soul Jazz

    £25.99

    Soul Jazz Records presents a new expanded version of ‘Studio One 007 - Licensed to Ska: James Bond and other Film Soundtracks and TV Themes’, originally only available as a long deleted 7” RSD box set.

    The vinyl album is presented in superb gatefold sleeve, with full inner and house bag.

    First time release on CD, comes in double walled slipcase with 28-page outsized booklet.

  • Marcia Griffiths - Essential Artist Collection (Gatefold 2LP/2CD) Trojan Records

    Marcia Griffiths - Essential Artist Collection (Gatefold 2LP/2CD) Trojan Records

    £28.99
    Arguably the greatest female singer in the history of Jamaican music, Marcia Griffiths first made her mark the Jamaican music scene with a number of popular singles during the late Sixties, before finding international fame in 1970 alongside her long-term friend and sometime collaborator, Bob Andy.
    Bob and Marcia’s uplifting reggae version of Nina Simone’s inspiring song, ‘(To Be) Young, Gifted & Black’ hit number 5 in the UK pop chart, with the single proving to be the first of two British chartbusters, with their exuberant interpretation of Pied Piper’ just missing out on a Top 10 placing the following year.
    Soon after, Marcia became a member of Bob Marley’s famed backing group, the I-Threes, while also continuing to enjoy solo success with numerous Jamaican hits for a variety of record producers throughout the remainder of the Seventies and well beyond.
    And it is the very best of her solo work that features on this ‘Essential Artist’ compilation, the latest release in Trojan Records’ newly launched range that showcases the work of Jamaica’s best-loved ‘foundation’ artists.
    Available as a 28-track double vinyl LP and a comprehensive 2CD compilation, the collection expertly demonstrates just why Marcia Griffiths is today widely regarded as a Jamaican legend.
  • Reggae Roast - More Fire (Double Orange Vinyl LP | CD) Music On Vinyl | Reggae Roast

    Reggae Roast - More Fire (Double Orange Vinyl LP | CD) Music On Vinyl | Reggae Roast

    £34.99

    Reggae Roast are delighted to bring you their 2nd studio Album, ‘More Fire!’, available to buy NOW!

    Taking you on joyful journey through the ages, Reggae Roast seamlessly join the dots between Jamaican and UK Bass Music, tastefully taking influences from Rocksteady through to roots, Dancehall, Jungle and Dubstep, with outstanding vocal performances from the artists involved.

    FEATURING: Horace Andy, Johnny Clarke, Gappy Ranks, Donovan Kingjay Mr Williamz, Soom T, Horseman, Natty Campbell, Earl 16, Charlie P.
    Limited Edition Vinyl in stock now!
  • Fred Locks - The Missing Link CD VP Records

    Fred Locks - The Missing Link CD VP Records

    £12.99

    The story behind this album--released in 2000 but recorded in 1978--is nearly Biblical: a tale of optimism, lost hope, and finally redemption that's fitting for its roots reggae/Rasta consciousness theme. In 1976, Vulcan released Fred Locks's debut set, "Black Star Liners." The album became a reggae classic, its title tune--a Garveyite view of repatriation--an anthem. With producer Hugh "Jah Shoes" Boothe, Locks recorded a follow-up set in '78. But Vulcan folded, and neither Boothe nor Locks had the cash to release the album, which was then abandoned. Over the next 20 years an original tape was lost, others damaged. Then, years later, the missing cassette surfaced, and the tapes were restored.

    The line-up of musicians is stellar, including Jahlovemuzik's celebrated Albert Malawi on drums and Pablove Black on keyboards and backup vocals, and "Rastafari Rule" and "The Only One" (and its dub) are standouts on this fine album and piece of reggae history.

  • The Best Of Original Gravity Vol. 1 3CD Collection.

    The Best Of Original Gravity Vol. 1 3CD Collection.

    £23.99
    69 Track 3 x CD compilation of the best releases so far from Original Gravity label.
    .
    Featuring Tracks by: Floyd James & The GTs. The Labrats, Curtis Baker & The Bravehearts, The SoCal Soul Stars, Jodie, Raye Cole, Rachel Maxann, Junior Dell & The D-Lites, The Regulators, Brentford Rd Soul Rebels, Dave Barker, Woodfield Rd Allstars, Prince Alphonso & The Fever, Roy Ellis, The Heptones, Melvin Craig, Luchito, Néstor Álvarez, La Machine D’Argent & Mafumu.
  • Ken Boothe - Essential Artist Collection (Gatefold Double Vinyl LP/2CD) Trojan Records

    Ken Boothe - Essential Artist Collection (Gatefold Double Vinyl LP/2CD) Trojan Records

    £28.99

    50 Track CD / 28 Track gatefold red transparent vinyl.

    Arguably the most gifted Jamaican performer of his generation, Ken Boothe is today widely regarded as a living legend, having recorded innumerable ska, rock steady and reggae classics over a period spanning some 60 years.

    After making his recording debut in 1962, Ken enjoyed a hugely successful career in Jamaica before achieving international stardom in 1974 with his chart-topping interpretation of ‘Everything I Own’ and the top 10 follow-up, ‘Crying Over You’.

    Both of these hugely popular tracks feature on this collection, which forms part of Trojan Record’s new ‘Essential Artist’ series, which showcases the best-loved recordings of some of Jamaica’s greatest musical talents.

    Available as a 28-track double vinyl LP and a comprehensive 2CD compilation, both releases demonstrate the exceptional vocal talents of one of the finest and most soulful performers to have made their mark on modern popular music scene since the Sixties.

  • John Holt - Essential Artist Collection (Gatefold Double Vinyl LP/2CD) Trojan Records

    John Holt - Essential Artist Collection (Gatefold Double Vinyl LP/2CD) Trojan Records

    £28.99

    50 Track CD / 28 Track gatefold double transparent orange vinyl album.

    After fronting popular Jamaican vocal trio the Paragons on a succession of best-selling rock steady singles during the late Sixties, John Holt went on to become one of Jamaica’s most popular solo performers, scoring a series of reggae hits for many of the island’s leading record producers.

    His international breakthrough came in 1974 with the hugely popular ‘1000 Volts of Holt’ album, which fused raw reggae rhythms with sophisticated orchestral arrangements.

    The highlight of the long-player was a reworking of Kris Kristoffersson’s country hit, ‘Help Me Make It Through The Night’, which the following year became a global hit, with the single, peaking at Number 6 in the UK charts. Over the years that followed, Holt remained a giant of the reggae scene with further best sellers and numerous sell-out shows around the world.

    The very best of his solo work has been brought together on this ‘Essential Artist’ compilation, the latest release in Trojan Records’ newly launched range that showcases the work of Jamaica’s best-loved ‘foundation’ artists.

    Available as a 28-track double vinyl LP and a comprehensive 2CD compilation, the collection superbly illustrates the talent that made John Holt one of the reggae music’s most popular and enduring singers.

  • Cosmic Shuffling - Cosmic Quest LP | CD Fruits Records

    Cosmic Shuffling - Cosmic Quest LP | CD Fruits Records

    £22.99
    In a booming Swiss rocksteady and ska scene, COSMIC SHUFFLING is once again affirming itself as a rising star of the genre on a intergalactic scale. The band's first album, MAGIC ROCKET SHIP, released in the midst of the pandemic, was a huge hit with fans of the Jamaican sound of the 1960s. Three years later, the Geneva-based septet is back in force with a new album, COSMIC QUEST, featuring eleven vocal tracks ranging from fiery ska worthy of the best years of the Skatalites and Soul Brothers ('Eclipse', 'Walk On By'), to exquisitely melancholy rocksteady ballads ('Birds of Spring', 'Dusk Till Dawn'), to bright early reggae with a touch of 1950s mento ('By The Rivers').
    Fans of vintage sound will be delighted by the sound of this new album elaborated in the raw and warm aesthetics of analog saturation that made the beauty of the golden age of Jamaican music. Under the guidance of Swiss producer Mathias Liengme, the renowned Spanish sound engineer Roberto Sánchez has mixed this superb opus with class and character. The sound is just like the cover of the album: against a lunar backdrop, in the glowing light of the setting sun, Cosmic Shuffling’s magnificent seven delight the hearts of the convinced as well as the undecided with the exhilarating sound of their irresistibly danceable Cosmic Quest. Let yourself be carried away!
  • Madlib - Sound Ancestors (Vinyl LP/CD) Madlib Invazion

    Madlib - Sound Ancestors (Vinyl LP/CD) Madlib Invazion

    £24.99
    Kieren Hebden: “I was listening to some of his new beats and studio sessions when I had the idea that it would be great to hear some of these ideas made into a Madlib solo album ... arranged into tracks that could all flow together in an album designed to be listened to start to finish ... we decided to work on this together with him sending me tracks, loops, ideas and experiments that I would arrange, edit, manipulate and combine. I was sent hundreds of pieces of music over a couple of years.”
  • Lula Côrtes (Lula E Lailson) - Satwa CD Mr. Bongo

    Lula Côrtes (Lula E Lailson) - Satwa CD Mr. Bongo

    £13.99
    The music is a succession of ragas and mantras, powered by incense, magic mushrooms and other "mental muscle expanders," recorded live at the Rozenblit Studios, Recife, between 20 and 31 January 1973.
    With a limited edition and distribution mainly regional, the disc disappeared almost as soon emerged, making it another Holy Grail record alongside Paebiru.
  • Marconi Notaro – No Sub Reino Dos Metazoários CD Mr. Bongo

    Marconi Notaro – No Sub Reino Dos Metazoários CD Mr. Bongo

    £12.99
    ‘No Sub Reino dos Metazoários’ is the first and only record by musician and poet Marconi Notaro, out of Pernambuco, Brazil. Originally released independently, however, with the support and distribution of Rozenblit, the 1973 album featuring Lula Cortes, Zé Ramalho and Robertinho de Recife is part of the holy trilogy of «Psicodelia Nordestina» amongst the equally mindblowing Paebiru (1975) and Satwa (1973).
  • Soul Jazz Records presents ‘Studio One Space-Age Dub Special’ 2LP/CD Soul Jazz Studio One

    Soul Jazz Records presents ‘Studio One Space-Age Dub Special’ 2LP/CD Soul Jazz Studio One

    £26.99
    • ‘Studio One Space-Age Dub Special’ is a brand new Studio One release on Soul Jazz Records which draws on more rare and classic dubs taken from the mighty vaults of Studio One Records.
    • Most of these tracks are taken from Studio One’s superb long out-of-print series of dub albums released between 1974 and 1980, such as ‘Zodiac Sounds’, ‘Ital Sounds and System’, ‘Roots Dub’, ‘Dub Store Special’, ‘Juks Incorporation’ and others. Many of these classic dub albums were originally released only in Jamaica in shortrun pressings with special silk-screen printed sleeves, all with striking minimal designs, and which now fetch many, many hundreds of pounds.
    • These tracks, credited to the Dub Specialist, use the original music tracks to seminal Studio One rhythms, which are broken down, reconstructed, and manipulated using the studio mixing desk as an instrument. With these albums, producer Clement Dodd and engineer Sylvan Morris helped create some of the finest dubs ever known.
    • The cover shows Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd in orbit, an image inspired by DJ Lone Ranger‘s 1982 ‘Badda Dan Dem’ album for Studio One, the cover of which portrays Sir Coxsone at the controls of a spaceship with the DJ in space.
    • The tracks on ‘Studio One Space-Age Dub Special’ are mainly instrumental cuts with occasional snippets of original vocals brought into the mix. Lone Ranger’s complete vocals feature on ‘A Lie Gal A Tell’, a superb six minutes plus dubbed out piece of musical madness. Also included are a selection of rare dub versions that only ever appeared on rare singles.
  • Dub Pistols - Frontline (Vinyl LP /CD) Cyclone Records

    Dub Pistols - Frontline (Vinyl LP /CD) Cyclone Records

    £21.99

    Frontline is the 9th studio album by Dub Pistols.

    Chief rabble-rousers & festival favourites, the band are known for their veritable feast of jump-up party-starting sounds, melding dub, reggae, dancehall, ska & DnB into an irresistible tonic that has seen them amass a merry band of Pistoleros across the world. For this chapter, they are joined by a stellar band of featured artists including both legendary & award-winning collaborators such as Horseman, Top Cat, The Freestylers, Myki Tuff and Chezidek alongside long-term Posse members The Ragga Twins, Lindy Layton, Natty Campbell, King Yoof and Cheshire Cat, and regular Dub Pistol frontman Seanie T.

    So, saddle up and join the gang, it's time to ride to the Frontline!

  • Jah Cure - Undeniable (Vinyl LP/CD) VP Records

    Jah Cure - Undeniable (Vinyl LP/CD) VP Records

    £20.99

    Jah Cure is one of the best known and most loved singers in the reggae genre with multiple hits to his credit.

    His 2015 effort The Cure topped Billboard's Reggae Album Charts its debut week and earned Cure a Grammy nomination, thanks in part to a hit cover version of John Legend 's "All of Me."

    2019's guest-heavy Royal Soldier also topped the same Bill board chart and featured contributions from Damien Marley, Junior Reid, Popcaan, Phyllisia Ross, and many more.

    Now comes 'Undeniable', the eleven song collection that returns Jah Cure to his roots as a singer of love songs. The album features performances from Stonebwoy and newcomer Kaylan Arnold on the title track. 

  • We Remember Bob Andy - Various Artists LP/2CD VP Records / Big Bad Sax

    We Remember Bob Andy - Various Artists LP/2CD VP Records / Big Bad Sax

    £21.99

    In Stock Now! 

    The Bob Andy catalogue is one of the most celebrated in the history of Jamaican music.

    His touchstone LP from Studio One is a best-selling singles compilation simply entitled Song Book, a cornerstone of the Studio One catalogue.

    Nine of 12 tracks (15 tracks plus Instrumental versions on the CD version) recorded for this project appeared on Song Book. Bob Andy's works have been covered dozens of times. "Tarrus Riley "Desperate Lover"; Bitty McLean "Let Them Say"; Beres Hammond "I've Got To Go Back Home," Olaf Blackwood "You Don't Know" amongst many new versions of the songs penned by the legendary foundation singer/songwriter.
  • Java Java Java Java CD Get On Down

    Java Java Java Java CD Get On Down

    £13.99
    Dub as we know it begins here.
    Prior to 1973, there existed in Jamaica instrumental takes of songs—B-sides that were labeled “versions” —and vocal-less acetates produced as one-offs for sound systems to give their mic men something to toast over. But there was nothing that fit the radical mixing board athleticism and psychedelic soundscapes that are the trademarks of dub music. By the end of that year, however, the story had radically changed. Lee Perry's Rhythm Shower and Upsetters 14 Dub, aka Blackboard Jungle, Herman Chin-Loy's Aquarius Dub and Prince Buster's The Message Dubwise had all appeared on the scene, each to varying degrees exemplifying dub's radical take-off on the instrumental concept. However, it may have been Java Java Java Java, that broke the first ground. “To my knowledge,” producer Clive Chin confirms, “and I'm telling this from a true fact, at the time it came out there was no other album like it.”
    Although the debate will probably continue for as long as scholars of Jamaican music exist, there is no doubt that Java Java Java Java is one of the foundations of dub music.
  • Still Cool - Still Cool CD Digikiller

    Still Cool - Still Cool CD Digikiller

    £13.99
    At long last, the legendary unreleased Still Cool album! Producer Carl "Stereo" Fletcher had been planning this LP on his Uprising label since the late 1970's. In fact, a version of it was released in Lagos, Nigeria, but that pressing was apparently minute and now nearly impossible to find.* So, finally properly released nearly 40 years later, here it is. Still Cool, like Stereo and his Uprising label, were part of the vibrant musical arm of the 12 Tribes of Israel Rastafarian group in the 1970's. Still Cool regularly performed on 12 Tribes stage shows, just check the photos in our LP & CD jackets. Four of the ten tracks on this album were released as singles back in the day, including one ("Sweeter Music") credited only to Still Cool vocalist Frankie Diamond. The other six tracks have never been released until now. This is a fantastic 1970's roots harmony album that should appeal to fans of classic harmony a la The Abyssinians, Mighty Diamonds, Wailing Souls, Burning Spear, Culture and Bob Marley & The Wailers. The CD version includes six bonus tracks of alternate and extended mixes, culled from rare 45 and 12-inch singles, as well as longer/unedited versions of the 10 album tracks. Both the CD and LP layouts include incredible photos from of the musicians and producer from back in the day. One of our finest releases yet, we hope you enjoy this album as much as we do.
  • Who Wants Some ? (Vinyl LP / CD) 17 North Parade / VP Records

    Who Wants Some ? (Vinyl LP / CD) 17 North Parade / VP Records

    £21.99

    It's Reggae time! 24 hot shots from the Bunny Lee catalogue.

    'Who Want's Some?' is a killer 'pon killer 1969-70 Boss Sounds selection sharply complied to shine the spotlight on Striker Lee's groundbreaking Agro sounds.

    'Who Want's Some?' showcases the cream of Jamaica's session musicians - number one cuts from legendary horns-men Roland Alphonso, Tommy McCook, Lester Sterling etc. plus foundation DJ-deliveries from D Tony Lee, U Roy & Jeff Barnes and if you want organ shuffle these tracks have got it galore! The Specials, UB40, Paul McCartney etc. have all paid tribute to these heavy, heavy monster sounds, hard to find tracks now helpfully compiled on this beautifully packaged release featuring full sleeve notes from reggae historian Noel hawks - calling on Smooths, Sorts & Skins get up on your feet the party is about to start!
  • Essential Artist Collection – The Skatalites (Double Vinyl LP/2CD) Trojan Records

    Essential Artist Collection – The Skatalites (Double Vinyl LP/2CD) Trojan Records

    £28.00
    During the early 1960’s, the sound of ska exploded upon Jamaica’s musical landscape, with the driving dynamic sound championed by arguably the greatest ensemble of musicians ever to have performed and recorded on the island.
    Fronted by legendary saxophonist Tommy McCook, the Skatalites also comprised a veritable who’s who of Kingston-based performers, their number including trombonist Don Drummond, tenor saxman Roland Alphonso, drumming supremo Lloyd Knibb and keyboard prodigy Jackie Mittoo.
    Following their creation in the summer of ’64, this powerhouse instrumental combo dominated the island’s music industry for 18 glorious months, the very best of their work produced by famed Treasure Isle Records boss, Arthur ‘Duke’ Reid.
    The best of their output for the celebrated producer is showcased on the ‘Essential Artist Collection’, which sees issue on both as a 2LP vinyl set and a double CD collection, both of which provide the best introduction yet to the music of the incredible, multi-talented and hugely influential Skatalites.
  • Essential Artist Collection – The Maytals (Double Vinyl LP/2CD) Trojan Records

    Essential Artist Collection – The Maytals (Double Vinyl LP/2CD) Trojan Records

    £28.99
    Led by the dynamic Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert, the Maytals are rightly regarded as one of the greatest singing trios in the history of Jamaican music. During an incredible recording career that spanned six decades, the group scored hit after hit on the island’s music charts, with their inimitable, unique blend of fervent gospel and downhome country seemingly impervious to changes in styles and fashion.  
    The best of their work, however, is widely regarded to be their rock steady and early reggae recordings for Leslie Kong’s revered Beverley’s Records during the late Sixties and early Seventies; a period that spawned groundbreaking work such as ’54 46’, ‘Monkey Man’ and ‘Do the Reggay’, to name but a few.
    The Essential Artist Collection brings together the very best of their output from this period, including the above tracks, along with numerous other classics, such as ‘Sweet And Dandy’, ‘Pressure Drop’ and ‘Night And Day’.
    Available as a 28 track double vinyl LP and a comprehensive 2CD compilation, both collections superbly demonstrate just why the unforgettable music of the Maytals will continued to be loved and revered for many years to come.
  • Run The Jewels - RTJ CU4TRO CD Jewel Runners BMG

    Run The Jewels - RTJ CU4TRO CD Jewel Runners BMG

    £13.99
    RTJ CU4TRO IS RTJ4 REIMAGINED THROUGH THE PRISM OF LATIN AMERICA FEATURING AN AMAZING LINE UP OF ARTISTS, RAPPERS, PRODUCERS, SINGERS, MUSICIANS & MORE FROM ACROSS LATAM. CURATED & CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY EL-PRODUCTO AND NICK HOOK, RTJ CU4TRO IS AN ALBUM AUTHENTICALLY UNIQUE, ENGAGING, DIVERSE & REWARDING. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY IT.
  • Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari Tales Of Mozambique (Double Vinyl LP/CD) Soul Jazz

    Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari Tales Of Mozambique (Double Vinyl LP/CD) Soul Jazz

    £28.99
    Following on from the recent super-deluxe box set edition of The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari's 'Grounation', Soul Jazz Records are releasing a new edition of the groups celebrated 'Tales of Mozambique'. This new limited-edition is released as a one-off pressing purple vinyl double album and a one-off purple CD. Sleeve design also comes as a new purple version.
    Soul Jazz Records are releasing Count Ossie and The Mystic Revelation’s seminal 1975 album Tales of Mozambique in an expanded double album/single CD/digital format, fully remastered and with the inclusion of two bonus rare single-only tracks, full sleevenotes, exclusive photographs and interview.
    Count Ossie is the central character in the development of Rastafarian roots music, nowadays an almost mythical and iconic figure. His importance in bringing Rastafarian music to a populist audience is matched only by Bob Marley’s promotion of the faith internationally in the 1970s.
    Count Ossie’s drummers performed on the first commercially released single to integrate Rastafarian traditional music with popular music: the vocal group The Folkes Brothers’ groundbreaking song ‘Oh Carolina’, recorded for producer Prince Buster in 1959. In 1966 his drummers greeted the momentous arrival of Haile Selassie at Kingston airport.
    His legendary jam sessions up in his Rastafarian compound in the hills of Wareika, Kingston, are famous for the many Jamaican musicians who attended including The Skatalites players – Roland Alphonso, Don Drummond, Johnny Moore, Lloyd Knibbs – and many others.
    The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari formed in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1970, a union of Count Ossie’s Rastafarian drummers – variously known as his African Drums, Wareikas or his Afro-Combo – and the saxophonist Cedric Im Brooks’ horns group, The Mystics.
    The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari are the defining group in bringing authentic Rastafarian rhythms into the collective consciousness of popular music, their unique music is at once rooted in the deep traditions and rituals of traditional drumming and chanting alongside a forward-thinking, even avant-garde, artistry influenced by the likes of John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders and other pioneering African-American jazz artists radicalised and charged by the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
    Tales of Mozambique is a truly unique and fascinating ground-breaking album.
  • Don Drummond ‎– Memorial Album 2CD Trojan Records

    Don Drummond ‎– Memorial Album 2CD Trojan Records

    £10.99
    Reissue of the classic 1969 album. Don Drummond was a legendary figure in the golden age of ska where his musicianship and compositions made such a lasting impact. He was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1932, and played with many luminaries of the Jamaican music scene, most famously with the Skatalites from 1964 until his conviction for murder in 1965. He died in an asylum, reputedly of suicide, in 1969 after a lifetime plagued by mental illness. This album was originally released on vinyl in 1969 after his death, but this release has additional material from Treasure Isle's back catalogue including the original ska versions of songs remixed for the earlier release, the complete track list from an album released as The Skatalite and other Drummond recordings from 1961-4.
  • Desmond Dekker ‎– 007 · The Best Of Desmond Dekker 2CD Trojan Records

    Desmond Dekker ‎– 007 · The Best Of Desmond Dekker 2CD Trojan Records

    £9.99
    UK reissue of this two CD collection by the Reggae/Ska legend. This double disc set features every major UK and Jamaican chart hit by the first King of Reggae, all sourced from the original analog master tapes. Incudes 'Israelites', '007 (Shanty Town)', 'It Mek', 'You Can Get It If You Really Want' and 'Sing a Little Song'. This is THE definitive Desmond Dekker collection.
  • Desmond Dekker & The Aces - 007 Shanty Town CD Trojan Records

    Desmond Dekker & The Aces - 007 Shanty Town CD Trojan Records

    £9.99
    Reissue of the original Desmond Dekker hit album ‘007 Shanty Town’ originally released in 1967
    Includes the classic UK No. 14 title track.
    Desmond Dekker & The Aces hugely collectable rock steady set, 007 Shanty Town first saw issue on the revered Doctor Bird imprint shortly after the title track stormed the UK Pop charts in 1967.
    Featuring of the groups finest work for Leslie Kongs Beverleys label from the period it sees issue for the first time in its original form, with artwork and mastering faithfully restored to suit the CD format.
  • The Hippy Boys - Reggae With The Hippy Boys CD Trojan Records (The Upsetters)

    The Hippy Boys - Reggae With The Hippy Boys CD Trojan Records (The Upsetters)

    £9.99

    Reissue of the classic 1969 album.

    Originally Issued by Trojan on their High Note Subsidiary in 1969, Reggae with the Hippy Boys caught the flavour of Skinhead Reggae at a time when the style was at its zenith. The Original LP, which featured ten hard hitting, up-tempo Instrumentals produced by Jamaica’s leading female record label owner, Sonia Pottinger, has long become a highly prized collectors item, exchanging hands for three figure sum

  • Lloyd Charmers ‎– The Best Of Lloyd Charmers (50 Top Reggae Tunes) 2CD Trojan Records

    Lloyd Charmers ‎– The Best Of Lloyd Charmers (50 Top Reggae Tunes) 2CD Trojan Records

    £10.99
    After a successful career as a vocalist in the Charmers and Uniques vocal groups, Lloyd Charmers Tyrell made his mark as one of Jamaicas most influential record producers.
    From 1969 to 1973, he produced and released an array of local hits on his Splash Records label, featuring himself along with some of the islands leading performers, most notably Ken Boothe, Bob Andy and BB Seaton.
    The best of these works were subsequently gathered on the two Trojan vinyl LPs that comprise this deluxe 2CD set: The Best Of Lloyd Charmers and Lloyd Charmers In Session.
    First issued in 1973 and 1974, respectively, these two highly collectable albums both finally make their CD debut on this stunning 2CD set.
    Featuring numerous tracks new to CD, this long overdue anthology of Lloyd Charmers early output adeptly demonstrates why he is still widely regarded as one of the most capable and original talents Jamaica has ever produced.
  • The Pioneers ‎– Long Shot CD Trojan Records

    The Pioneers ‎– Long Shot CD Trojan Records

    £9.99
    Digitally remastered edition of this Reggae classic. In the autumn of 1969, the British Pop charts were stormed by series of hard-hitting Reggae singles, released by the recently launched Trojan Records. Among those leading this vanguard was a vocal trio that over the preceding year had enjoyed a series of major Jamaican triumphs: The Pioneers. Comprised of Sydney Crooks, Jackie Robinson and George Agard, their international breakthrough came with the equine-themed 'Long Shot Kick de Bucket' (later covered by the Specials), which reached #21 in UK Pop charts and prompted the release of the best-selling long-player, Long Shot. Spectrum.
  • Susan Cadogan ‎– Hurt So Good CD Trojan Records

    Susan Cadogan ‎– Hurt So Good CD Trojan Records

    £9.99
    Susan Cadogan broke through in 1975 with the massive UK Number 4 hit and title track ‘Hurt So Good’ before releasing this album a year later. Produced by the legendary Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, this is the original 11 track album, expanded out to 20 tracks on this essential re-issue.
  • Trojan Presents Boss Reggae 2CD Trojan Records

    Trojan Presents Boss Reggae 2CD Trojan Records

    £9.99
    2015 two CD collection. The late '60s witnessed the development and rise to musical dominance of Reggae, with this new, dynamic style rapidly usurping the more languid sound of Rock Steady, which had reigned in Jamaica since 1966. Early Reggae recordings were noted for their tempo and energy, but by the early seventies, the tempo has slowed significantly, with the mellow vibe commonly associated with the sound gradually established. In more recent years, the inaugural, high-energy version of the genre that acquired a strong and dedicated following among Britain's original Skinheads, has become accepted as a sub-genre of it's own, with the style acquiring the label, 'Boss Reggae'. 'This aptly-titled 2 CD set highlights 40 of the most popular and sought-after tracks in the style, and with 18 of the tracks new to CD, this is most definitely the Boss of all Skinhead Reggae collections!
  • Spirit Of '69: Trojan Albums Collection 5CD Trojan Records

    Spirit Of '69: Trojan Albums Collection 5CD Trojan Records

    £17.99
    In 1969 reggae and the skinhead look hit the big time in the UK. The fortunes of the music and new look were of course closely intertwined, with skinheads largely instrumental in propelling the music from Jamaica into the British charts. But while the singles and albums that became hits have since provided the focus for numerous compilations, the lesser known records, bought by the die-hards and aficionados, have been largely overlooked.
    This stylishly designed CD clamshell release helps set things straight by comprising faithful reproductions of 5 of the most collectable Trojan albums that attracted fans of the new reggae style throughout the latter half of ’69. Also included in the package is a 16-page booklet featuring a fascinating background information on each of the albums and an array of fascinating imagery.
    This essential collection, which sees release on 29 March, forms part of Trojan’s 2019’s ‘Spirit Of 69’ campaign, which celebrates the half centenary of the year that reggae hit the British charts and the original skinhead generation hit the streets.
  • Ska & Reggae Classics 3CD Trojan Records

    Ska & Reggae Classics 3CD Trojan Records

    £12.99
    To mark the 50th anniversary of Trojan Records comes ‘Trojan Ska & Reggae Classics’, an essential 3CD collection featuring 60 of the most celebratory Jamaican music hits from the iconic label’s legendary catalogue.
    Featuring 49 Top 60 UK chartbusters, including 4 UK Number 1s, 16 Top 10s and a dozen Top 20s, this joyous collection showcases the very best in classic Caribbean sounds, from rude boy ska to dancehall anthems, and shows just why Trojan remains the world’s greatest reggae label, half a century since its launch.
    Notable tracks include Everything I Own by Ken Boothe, Desmond Dekker & The Aces- Israelites, Double Barrel by Dave & Ansel Collins, Monkey Man by The Maytals, Liquidator by Harry J Allstars, Uptown Top Ranking by Althea & Donna, Desmond Dekker- You Can Get It If You Really Want, and many more.
  • This Is Trojan Rock Steady (The Sweet Soulful Sounds Of Jamaica) 2CD Trojan Records

    This Is Trojan Rock Steady (The Sweet Soulful Sounds Of Jamaica) 2CD Trojan Records

    £9.99
    Even though the rock-steady era only lasted a couple years (right before reggae arrived in full force), that short window produced a wealth of classic, influential sides. This is a heckuva price for 50 prized cuts from that golden age of Jamaican music: "54-46 That's My Number" Maytals, "Return of Django" Upsetters, "007 (Shanty Town)," "It Miek" Desmond Dekker & the Aces, "Rock Steady" Alton Ellis & the Flames, "Stop That Train" Keith & Tex, "The Tide Is High" Paragons, "Let's Do Rock Steady," "Rudy, a Message to You" Dandy, "Train to Skaville" Ethiopians, Trojan.
  • This Is Trojan Dub (Thundering Vibrations And Chilled Beats) 2CD Trojan Records

    This Is Trojan Dub (Thundering Vibrations And Chilled Beats) 2CD Trojan Records

    £10.99
    Over the past few decades, Jamaican dub has proved to be one of the most influential of Jamaican music forms, inspiring a range of modern genres, from jungle to dubstep.
    This collection brings together some of the finest dub tracks from its heyday, mixed by its many of its most influential creators, including such luminaries as King Tubby, Lee Perry, King Jammy, Errol Thompson, Sylvan Morris and Scientist.
    As with the other releases in the 'This Is Trojan’ range, the stylish, distinctively designed package also includes a fully illustrated and annotated 16-page booklet, tracing the development of this ever-popular style.
  • This Is Trojan (The Original Sound Of Ska, Rocksteady And Reggae) 3CD Trojan Records

    This Is Trojan (The Original Sound Of Ska, Rocksteady And Reggae) 3CD Trojan Records

    £10.99
    This Is Trojan brings together 60 Reggae Classics on one 3CD box set including 5 UK No. 1s and 35 UK Top 20 Hits.
    Boasting seminal hits from Desmond Dekker, Harry J All Stars, Ken Boothe, John Holt, The Ethiopians and The Maytals, the set also contains sleevenotes by legendary DJ Don Letts. This is all beautifully presented in a 3CD digipack with unique artwork. An essential compilation for fans of the genre and companion piece to Trojans many great studio albums.
  • More Monkey Business 2CD Trojan Records

    More Monkey Business 2CD Trojan Records

    £9.99
    Trojan Records continues the successful “Monkey Business” sampler. “More Monkey Business” contains 56 original tracks from the early boss reggae/skinhead reggae scene of the 60s and 70s on two CDs and comes with a 16-page booklet with extensive information and photo material. Among them are the big names of Jamaican music history: The Maytals, The Ethiopians, John Holt, The Pioneers, Derrick Morgan, The Upsetters, Desmond Dekker and others.
  • Monkey Business (The Definitive Skinhead Reggae Collection) 2CD Trojan Records

    Monkey Business (The Definitive Skinhead Reggae Collection) 2CD Trojan Records

    £9.99
    Originally released in 1980, this long overdue 2CD expanded edition of the album features the albums original 20 tracks augmented by an additional 36 skinhead favourites from 1968 to 1970. Presented in a striking new sleeve, the 16-page booklet includes a fascinating essay on the original skinhead scene adorned by an array of rare and striking imagery from the original skinhead era. Monkey Business provides the starting point for all those seeking to discover the sounds that inspired a generation: as the cover asserts, this is the definitive skinhead reggae collection!
  • The 18th Parallel - Downtown Sessions (Vinyl LP/CD) Fruits Records

    The 18th Parallel - Downtown Sessions (Vinyl LP/CD) Fruits Records

    From: £11.99

    In September 2021, The 18th Parallel unveiled their first collaborative LP with Lone Ark, 'Showcase Vol. 1', which was unanimously acclaimed by international critics. After a series of singles in collaboration with key artists from the golden age of Jamaican reggae such as Lee "Scratch" Perry, Linval Thompson, Dennis Walks, Burro Banton and Mike Brooks, the Swiss musician-producer combo is back with a new project on November 18th, 2022, Downtown Sessions, to delight the ears of old-school roots music fans.

    'Downtown Sessions' is the result of ten years of studio sessions between Geneva and downtown Kingston with legendary drummer and Rockers movie star Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace (Studio One, Black Disciples, Soul Syndicate, Pierpoljak, Groundation,...). The 18th Parallel hits hard by inviting some of the biggest names in Jamaican reggae on this new record: Cornell Campbell, Max Romeo, Ras Michael, Fred Locks, Big Youth, I Kong, Leroy Brown, The Silvertones and Hopeton James, not forgetting a Swiss guest, Lala Love.
    A real anthology of roots reggae legends who blossom on original and varied riddims that pay tribute to different eras of Jamaican roots music production, from the raw sound of Randy's to the Studio One discomix drenched in reverb of the late 1970s, via the polished arrangements typical of Geoffrey Chung's productions at Dynamics studio or the sound of Ras Michael's nyahbinghi drums! An exceptional record that combines tradition and modernity by bringing together the original voices of roots reggae with the refreshing vision of the young Swiss collective The 18th Parallel, all under the leadership of the legendary Horsemouth and producer Mathias Liengme. A future must-have for any music lover's collection! 
  • Monty Alexander - Monty Alexander: The Montreux Years (2LP Vinyl/CD) BMG (1)

    Monty Alexander - Monty Alexander: The Montreux Years (2LP Vinyl/CD) BMG (1)

    £26.99
    A showcase of Monty Alexander’s iconic Montreux Jazz Festival live performances between 1993 to 2016.  
    The audio has been expertly restored and remastered in superlative HD audio; The Montreux Years is released on superior audiophile heavy weight double vinyl and MQA quality CD.
    Brand new liner notes based on an interview with Monty has been created for this release, which also includes rare photos from his Montreux shows.
  • Hieroglyphic Being - There Is No Acid In This House (Double Vinyl LP / 2CD) Soul Jazz Records

    Hieroglyphic Being - There Is No Acid In This House (Double Vinyl LP / 2CD) Soul Jazz Records

    £26.99

    ‘There is no Acid in this House’ is Hieroglyphic Being’s stunning third solo album on Soul Jazz Records, a resolute and powerful statement of Jamal Moss’s raw, vital, pioneering, Afro-Futurist electronic (dance) music - full of twisted pulsating acid house, machines and ambience.

    On his new album Moss once-again draws upon the vast scope of experimentation that has defined Chicago’s musical universe over the last half a century – from the birth of house music with the pioneers Ron Hardy, Marshall Jefferson, Lil Louis and others to the radical avant-garde jazz legacy of the city - The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Sun Ra.

    Chicago’s musical universe continues to push-further forward today with artists such as Hieroglyphic Being, Angel Bat Dawid, Makaya McCraven, and labels such as International Anthem label and Hieroglyphic Being’s own Mathematics, all continuing to explore radical new music while drawing upon the city’s decidedly Afro-futurist lineage.

    Jamal Moss, aka Hieroglyphic Being, remains at all-times a radical one-off musical explorer, a resolute pioneer of an avant-garde dance music aesthetic taking lineage from the founding fathers of acid house such as Ron Hardy and Adonis, and pushing the musical form to its own limits, adding his own harder almost industrial edge to this unique sound, which Moss sometimes describes as ‘Outsider House’ or, referencing the earlier avant-garde musical resident and pioneer, Sun Ra - ‘Rhythmic Cubism’ and ‘Cosmic Be-Bop’.

    Hieroglyphic Being’s music crosses many boundaries and has led to remixes of a wide and diverse list of artists from St Vincent to Hans-Joachim Roedelius (the pioneering German electronic composer and member of Cluster), King Gizzard and the Lizard Gizzard to Adonis and many more. In similar fashion his music has appeared on Ghostly/Spectral, Warp, Ninja, Axis and his own Mathematics Recordings.

    Jamal Moss first began working with Soul Jazz Records in 2015 and has released two solo albums (‘The Acid Documents’ in 2015, ‘The Red Notes’ in 2018) as well as a third album under the guise of Africans with Mainframes (with Nolan Reusse in 2017).

  • Dennis Brown - Super Reggae And Soul Hits CD Trojan Records

    Dennis Brown - Super Reggae And Soul Hits CD Trojan Records

    £9.99
    Originally issued in 1972, Reggae And Soul Hits features the best of a teenage Dennis Brown’s recordings for celebrated producer, Derrick Harriott.
    The album, the third in Browns career, marked a turning point in his career, establishing him as a versatile singer-songwriter, adept at creating and performing immensely soulful music for an adult audience.
    This re-issue of the seminal LP also features a number of bonus tracks, taken from various related singles issued around the time of the album, many of which cannot be found elsewhere.
  • Disco Reggae Rockers (2LP Ltd Yellow or Black Vinyl / 2CD) Soul Jazz Records

    Disco Reggae Rockers (2LP Ltd Yellow or Black Vinyl / 2CD) Soul Jazz Records

    £28.99

    The most straightforward definition of ‘Disco Reggae’ is to describe it as American disco and soul songs covered by reggaer artists. But the relationship is binary – this is no mere subservient island appreciation of North American dominant culture but instead an example of the interweaving thread of Jamaican and American music that travels back and forth between the major cities of Kingston, London, Toronto, New York, Chicago and Philadelphia.

    CD with booklet. Double LP in gatefold with digital download. Full sleeve notes included with all formats.

    Also available on Sun Yellow coloured double vinyl in gatefold sleeve with digital download code.

  • The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Grounation (Box Set/Vinyl LP/CD) Soul Jazz Records Count Ossie

    The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Grounation (Box Set/Vinyl LP/CD) Soul Jazz Records Count Ossie

    £37.00

    Definitive 50th anniversary release of this seminal album!

    Soul Jazz Records have released this long-revered album release in two unique vinyl formats; a one-off pressing limited-edition deluxe box set triple-vinyl edition complete with a free 45 single + art print + an exact-replica reproduction Mystic Revelation 1977 mag/zine + download code;

    And secondly as a triple album + download code with complete sleevenotes.

    There is also a deluxe 2 CD version complete with 40 page large format outsize booklet encased in double-walled slipcase.

    All editions come with extensive new sleevenotes, photography, exact reproductions of the original text and artwork, and a new interview with founding member Sam Williams (aka Time).

  • Horace Andy - Midnight Rocker (Gold or Black Vinyl LP) On-U Sound

    Horace Andy - Midnight Rocker (Gold or Black Vinyl LP) On-U Sound

    From: £23.99

    BACK IN STOCK!

    10 brand new recordings from the legendary Jamaican singer and longtime Massive Attack collaborator, Horace Andy, produced by Adrian Sherwood. Midnight Rocker has been approached in a similar fashion to the late-career quality that Sherwood coaxed out of Lee "Scratch" Perry with the Rainford and Heavy Rain albums, assembling a crack team of players and spending many months perfecting performance, arrangements and mixing.

    The result is a remarkable suite of tracks that sparkle with superb musicianship, carefully crafted production and Horace's beautiful vocals. The material includes revisiting and updating a few classic Horace Andy songs such as 'Mr. Bassie', but the bulk of the tracks are brand new compositions with contemporary messages, such as 'Watch Over Them' and 'Materialist'. The pair have also versioned 'Safe From Harm', a much-loved early single by the group that Andy is most associated with ' Massive Attack. 

    'On-U Sound are very proud to present a truly wonderful album with one of the all-time great singer-songwriters in the rich history of Jamaican music, Horace Andy. This is a true gold star performance, and I'm very proud of it.' Adrian Sherwood.

    Choice of two formats: Limited Edition Gold Vinyl / Black Vinyl.

    Includes download card!

  • Horace Andy - Midnight Scorchers (Orange or Black Vinyl LP / CD) On-U Sound

    Horace Andy - Midnight Scorchers (Orange or Black Vinyl LP / CD) On-U Sound

    £24.99

    In stock now!

    A companion album to the critically acclaimed Midnight Rocker, this is Adrian Sherwood’s ‘sound system’ take on the original sessions. Featuring new tracks; radical dancehall re-works with MC interjections from Daddy Freddy and Lone Ranger; and stripped back instrumental version excursions in classic dub reggae style.

    Continuing the series that Sherwood began with Heavy Rain, his re-working of Lee “Scratch” Perry's Rainford album, Midnight Scorchers is both an essential sequel to Midnight Rocker as well as being a powerful album in its own right.

    Available in three seperate formats: Limited Edition Orange Vinyl, Black Vinyl & CD.

  • Lee "Scratch" Perry King Scratch (Musical Masterpieces from the Upsetter Ark-ive) Boxset / 2LP / 2CD

    Lee "Scratch" Perry King Scratch (Musical Masterpieces from the Upsetter Ark-ive) Boxset / 2LP / 2CD

    From: £12.99

    Arguably the greatest Jamaican record producer of all time, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry was instrumental in transforming the island’s national sound throughout the Sixties and Seventies, with his unique approach to music making pushing the music beyond previously perceived boundaries.

    To mark the first anniversary of his passing, the very best of his work is showcased across a number of products, all of which effectively demonstrate why Perry was widely venerated figure for so long.. 

    Released in Three seperate formats:

    • Boxset w/ 4LP+4CD+Book & Poster
    • 2xLP set 
    • 2xCD set