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Marvels - Rocksteady

Marvels - Rocksteady / Lloyd Chamers - Travelling On

FRM/Dub Store Records JPN1972

¥1480 (US$13.89)

This funky reggae classic go way beyond the boundary of reggae music and reaching to every music lover out there. Beginning with the killer drum break, the Aretha Franklin cover is built to move everyone’s body! Backed with slick instrumentals produced by Lloyd Charmers, it’s about time this 7” gets reissued.

Sister Nancy - Bam Bam

Sister Nancy - Bam Bam / King Tubby - Stalag Version

Techniques/Dub Store Records JPN1985

Stalag

¥1480 (US$13.89)

Along with Sleng Teng and Tempo, Stalag is without the doubt the biggest dancehall rhythm of the 80's. Bam Bam especially needs no introduction been sampled countless times on various genres and appearing on films etc.

Derrick Harriott - Rock Steady Party

Derrick Harriott - Rock Steady Party

Dub Store Records JPN1967

¥2880 (US$27.02)

A faultless selection of seriously sublime rock steady from Derrick Harriott. A timeless classic where one of the pivotal pioneers of Jamaican music lays down sweet melodies, mellow grooves and wall to wall soul.

Blues Busters - I Won't Let You Go

Blues Busters - I Won't Let You Go / Love Me Forever

Kentone/BMN/Dub Store Records JPN1964

¥1480 (US$13.89)

The big hit Ska classic everybody loves, sang by one of the top groups of the 60’s!! Along with the Maytals and the Wailers, the Blues Busters were one of the top groups at the time, however commercially they were going more of a mainstream than the others. Since their career goes way back in the late 50’s, they must have been idolized by so many of those who made their debut later in the Ska era. This is an essential mainstream Ska classic by the brilliantly skilled duo in their best form backed by no other than Byron Lee.

Stephen Chang - Always Together

Stephen Chang - Always Together / Sam Carty - Rich Man, Poor Man

BMN/Dub Store Records JPN1967

¥1480 (US$13.89)

Extremely rare rocksteady masterpiece recorded in 1967. Curiously sang in Chinese, this novelty record was originally pressed and spread within the Chinese community in Jamaica. Even though comparing to its entire population this island has exceptionally high rate of musical recordings, this could possibly be the only verified track solely sang in Chinese. One that has always been spoken about due to its oddity and should be succeeded eternally.

Soul Vendors - Last Waltz

Soul Vendors - Last Waltz / Hamlins - Sentimental Reason

Studio One/Dub Store Records JPN1967

¥1580 (US$14.82)

The Soul Vendors’ horn inst cover of a mellow Latin tune, backed with the authentic Studio One Rocksteady masterpiece. This gorgeous horn inst Rocksteady features a superb arrangement from King Cannon a.k.a. Carl ‘Cannonball’ Bryan and Roland Alphonso. Like the originals on the other side here comes the one that Island was certainly familiar with back then, the Nat King Cole’s excellent vocal cover from the Hamlins.

Kiddus I, Reggaelation Independance - Flying At Knots

Kiddus I, Reggaelation Independance - Flying At Knots / Reggaelation Independance - Flying At Dub

Dub Store Records JPN2014

¥1480 (US$13.89)

Spiritual message from Kiddus I, the Original Rockers to each and every roots lovers across the board. Backed by one of Japanes most devout band Reggaelation IndependAnce, Kiddus is back again with a breathtaking remake of “Flying Knots”.

Thriller U - Raggamuffin Mi Soup

Thriller U - Raggamuffin Mi Soup

Vena/Dub Store Records JPN1987

Tonight

¥1480 (US$13.89)

One of Vena's classic rhythms, Tonight. “Raggamuffin Mi Soup” is a joyful reissue by Thriller U singing mistily and emotionally inna real dancehall fashion! Alog with Little John and Tony Tuff cuts, this one marks the most popular amongst all the rest.

Keith & Tex - Stop That Train

Keith & Tex - Stop That Train / Bobby Ellis, Jets - Feeling Peckish

Move & Groove/Dub Store Records JPN1967

Stop That Train

¥1380 (US$12.95)

Without any explanation, ‘Stop That Train’ by Keith & Tex is a true Rocksteady classic of all times. The song stands tall in Reggae music history and a biggest hit among Derrick Harriott’s catalogue. Side B features Memphis Soul Rocksteady instrumental, just like a trendy song from Stax Records. Now reissued for the first time with these original recordings on both sides.

Nitty Gritty - Malfunction

Nitty Gritty - Malfunction

Vena/Dub Store Records JPN1987

¥1480 (US$13.89)

Legendary dancehall artist, Nitty Gritty's unarguable digital killer for Vena! Glamorous out of key style in the proper 80's manner, along with Delroy Katt and Sanchez this cut is a must have, regardless.

Owen Gray - Give Me A Little Sign

Owen Gray - Give Me A Little Sign / Raver

Studio One/Dub Store Records JPN1967

¥1580 (US$14.82)

A perfect, yet low-keyed, Studio One Rocksteady double A-sided masterpiece!! Recorded in 1967 while Clement Dodd and Soul Vendors were on tour in the UK. The former Jamaican popular singer Owen Gray, who had already been living there then, voiced these unique pieces. It sounds very different from the ones recorded at Brentford Road, although both tunes certainly have the “Coxsone Sound” ? A masterpiece that is refined, and maximize the talent of this one-time star. Only ‘The Raver’ was recorded from the original master-tape.

Ernest Ranglin - Boss Reggae

Ernest Ranglin - Boss Reggae

Dub Store Records JPN1970

¥2880 (US$27.02)

Guitar genius Ernest Ranglin takes time out from his jazz roots and showcases his fluid skills on a selection of sweet, sensational 1969 style crossover hits… a pivotal year for the international success of Jamaican music.

Skatalites - Black Joe (Coloured Vinyl)

Skatalites - Black Joe (Coloured Vinyl) / Lord Creator - Passing Through

Randys US1965

¥570
¥299 (US$2.81) Limited Time Offer

Blues Busters - There's Always Sunshine

Blues Busters - There's Always Sunshine / Maytals - Sometimes (Love Is A Special Feeling)

Sunshine/BMN/Dub Store Records JPN1967

¥1480 (US$13.89)

A magnificent Rocksteady piece in one-off style sang by one of the groups that represent the golden age of Ska. Since the number of their recordings decreased devastatingly after the Ska era, this truly is a rare Rocksteady made in its top form with the veteran’s dignity. In addition, this is the own Rocksteady cover version of one of their first ever recordings at the Coxsone’s in 1960.

Bunny Wailer - Rise & Shine

Bunny Wailer - Rise & Shine / Solomonic Dub

Solomonic/Dub Store Records JPN1981

¥2180 (US$20.45)

Bunny continued to release records throughout the seventies that were never less than excellent and, as the new decade got underway, he came forward with one of his best ever releases: the militant clarion call 'Rise And Shine'. Stretched over two momentous sides of a UK twelve inch release, the record was a huge hit, but has been unavailable ever since. Bunny returned to the song on his superb 'Liberation' album at the close of the decade but the original cut has remained one of the most in-demand records on the 'revival' circuit.

Daddy Freddie - Bad Boy A Street

Daddy Freddie - Bad Boy A Street

Vena/Dub Store Records JPN1987

Turn On The Heat

¥1480 (US$13.89)

Same rhythm to “Sanchez & Stinger Man - Hello Josephine”, a dangerous Daddy Freddy cut on one of Vena’s most iconic “Turn On The Heat” rhythm has now been pressed on a 7” for the first time. Freddy’s lyrical machine-gun is right up on “Bad Boy A Street”!

Don Drummond - Don D Special

Don Drummond - Don D Special / Fidel

Studio One/Dub Store Records JPN1965

¥1580 (US$14.82)

The miraculous take of 'Fidel' which never came out back then! This is one of the most killer yet wonderfully tasteful masterpiece out of all the Don Drummond recordings. You wouldn’t call them fans if they didn’t know about ‘Fidel’, however this particular version has only been released on CD in the 90’s when Sir Coxsone compiled the “In Memory Of Don Drummond”. The monumental piece with the well deserved name, ‘Don D Special’ on the flip.

Michael Prophet - Copa Come

Michael Prophet - Copa Come / Version

Techniques/Dub Store Records JPN1985

¥1480 (US$13.89)

Prolific and long standing label Techniques had numerous hits over the years. However “The Copa Come” is a hidden classic by Michael Prophet and possibly the most dangerous tune released after 1985. Great crossover contains both roots and dancehall goodness.

Tony Tuff - Ram Dance Style

Tony Tuff - Ram Dance Style

Vena/Dub Store Records JPN1987

Tonight

¥1480 (US$13.89)

A very well-acquainted Dancehall classic rhythm "Tonight". Vena's version is without a doubt one of the top rated remakes alongside Jammys'. Melodious and melancholic arrangement meets Tonny Tuff's gourgeous singing - it's the true charm of Dancehall music.

Willie Lindo - Far And Distant

Willie Lindo - Far And Distant

Dub Store Records JPN1974

¥2880 (US$27.02)

Celebrated session guitarist, Willie Lindo, steps from behind the scenes and into the spotlight to deliver some top class original compositions and sublime cover versions.

Blues Busters - Soon You'll Be Gone

Blues Busters - Soon You'll Be Gone / I Don't Know

Sunshine/BMN/Dub Store Records JPN1964

¥1480 (US$13.89)

Another smash hit Ska masterpiece by the Blues Busters, the superstar duo who had been dominating the Jamaican pop music industry since the 50’s!! Covering the American hits as their specialty, the popular group had left a number of Jamaican souls, although only a few ska hits. Out of those few, this is undoubtedly another one of the most considerable tunes they had left. An excellent singing melody sparkles on top of the Byron Lee’s iconic softly touched bass line.

Delroy Katt - Pray To The Father

Delroy Katt - Pray To The Father

Vena/Dub Store Records JPN1987

Malfunction

¥1480 (US$13.89)

One of the most accomplished producers of Dancehall era, Philip 'Fatis' Burrell who launched Vena label in the 80's and succeeded onto Xterminator until milleniums. Dub Store Records are delighted to present his highly sought after Dancehall materials to the world. This is a killer cut from "Nitty Gritty - Mulfunction" segment, Delroy Katt singing in well-trained voice riding on nimble and firing rhythm.

Dennis Brown - Silhouettes

Dennis Brown - Silhouettes / Augustus Pablo, Crystalites - Bass & Drum Version

Move & Groove/Dub Store Records JPN1972

Shilhouettes

¥1380 (US$12.95)

'Silhouettes' is one of Dennis Brown's earliest recordings and a good old Reggae hit. The flip side features Augustus Pablo's melodica cut to the A-side. This peaceful piece proves that the early sound of King Tubby is the greatest of all.

Derrick Harriott - Rock Steady Party

Derrick Harriott - Rock Steady Party

Dub Store Records JPN1967

¥2376 (US$22.29)

A faultless selection of seriously sublime rock steady from Derrick Harriott. A timeless classic where one of the pivotal pioneers of Jamaican music lays down sweet melodies, mellow grooves and wall to wall soul.

Junior Soul - Hustler

Junior Soul - Hustler / Bongo Herman, Les - Home Sweet Home

Crystal/Dub Store Records JPN1969/ 1971

¥1380 (US$12.95)

The Hustler' is one of Junior Murvin's, who gained international success later in his career, earliest works and is a rare tune that collectors have been after for many years. Made in 1969, this is also one of most popular up-tempo early Reggae tunes and undoubtedly the masterpiece. The flip side is the version to the A-side that featured keyboard and percussion.

Sheila Hylton - Bed Too Big Without You

Sheila Hylton - Bed Too Big Without You

Harry J1974

Info: Adapted, Police

¥499
¥199 (US$1.87) Limited Time Offer

Trevor Levy - So Long

Trevor Levy - So Long

Vena/Dub Store Records JPN1987

¥1480 (US$13.89)

Known for his work for Firehouse in the 80's, here comes a long expected reissue of Trevor Levy's lyrically appealing piece. Soulfully singing upon a heavy bouncy rhythm, the structure is simple and that's why it's timeless.

Anthony Red Rose, King Kong - Two Big Bull In A One Pen

Anthony Red Rose, King Kong - Two Big Bull In A One Pen

Dub Store Records JPN1986

¥2880 (US$27.02)

Digital masterpiece from King Tubby’s re-constructed recording studio. Two of the biggest stars from the dawn of the digital era meet in a head to head clash at the King’s state of the art Firehouse headquarters.

Carlene Davis, Sister Marie - None A Jah Jah Children No Cry

Carlene Davis, Sister Marie - None A Jah Jah Children No Cry

EKO1995

Info: Adapted, Ras Micheal & Sons Of Negus

¥600 (US$5.63)

Derrick Harriott - Loser

Derrick Harriott - Loser / Derrick Harriott, Bobby Ellis, Desmond Miles Seven - Now We Know

Crystal/Dub Store Records JPN1967

Loser

¥1380 (US$12.95)

‘The Loser’is gloriously considered as one of the most significant songs as well as rhythm tracks in the history of Reggae music. Also entitled as‘The Winner’, the song is easily adapted to sound system dubplates. Talking about the genre of Rocksteady, this song cannot be ignored.‘Now We Know’on the flip side is to be released on 7 inch single for the first time ever.

Johnny Osbourne - Inflation

Johnny Osbourne - Inflation / Version

Techniques/Dub Store Records JPN1981

¥1480 (US$13.89)

80's killer roots by Johnny Osbourne included in his classic album “Warrior” for Techniques. Soulful vocal and strong message is second to none. Backed with a straight version.

Keith & Tex - Hypnotizing Eyes

Keith & Tex - Hypnotizing Eyes / Down The Street

Move & Groove/Dub Store Records JPN1968

¥1380 (US$12.95)

By Keith & Tex, a vocal duo who represented Derrick Harriott's production, 「Hypnotizing Eyes」 was a hugely popular tune released at the end of Rocksteady era. The B-side,「Down The Street」was a pioneering sound of up-tempo Reggae that became the major style in 1969. From 1968 to 69, they recorded enough songs to make an album and amazingly all of them were top-notch. Re-issued original songs on both sides.

Major Danger - Know Fi Move

Major Danger - Know Fi Move / Version

Eclipse US/Gold Shop US1988

¥599
¥199 (US$1.87) Limited Time Offer

Nicodemus - Dollas Fi Spend

Nicodemus - Dollas Fi Spend / Version

Eclipse US/Gold Shop US1988

¥499
¥199 (US$1.87) Limited Time Offer

Prince Junior - Crucial Boy

Prince Junior - Crucial Boy / Crucial Boy Version

Jammys/Dub Store Records JPN1985

¥1280 (US$12.01)

Prince Junior’s ‘Crucial Boy’ appeared on the King Jammy’s classic LP [Prince Jammy Presents VOL. 2]. Although he recorded a few songs for King Jammy in 1986, much information about the artist remains unknown. However, this ‘crucial ’song preaches equal rights, Justice and Love & Unity over his high-pitched weeping voice with his conscious and profound lyrics.

Scotty - Skank In Bed

Scotty - Skank In Bed

Harry J1971

Breakfast In Bed

¥499
¥199 (US$1.87) Limited Time Offer

Tomorrow's Children - Bang Bang Rock Steady

Tomorrow's Children - Bang Bang Rock Steady / Rain (Rock Steady)

Merritone/Dub Store Records JPN1967

¥1380 (US$12.95)

Tomorrow's Children were probably favored by uptown youths rather than downtown Rudies because of their funky, hard hitting sounds and lyrics. With those elements, they successfully created own killer style, which can be undoubtedly heard with ‘Bang Bang Rock Steady'. The group also versioned the Beatles' 'Rain' in fine Rocksteady style. The original record was released in 1967.

Uniques - Danger

Uniques - Danger

Observer1998

¥2480 (US$23.27)

Wailers - Dream Land

Wailers - Dream Land / Dubd Version

Solomonic/Dub Store Records JPN1976

¥1280 (US$12.01)

In 1966, Bunny Wailer started singing spiritual lyrics before anyone else, and this masterpiece he sung about returning to Africa was written while he was still recording for Studio One. Although it was originally recorded for Studio One, it has never seen the day of light. Then Lee Perry recorded it again and released in 1971. This particular take was recorded especially for the album in 1976 and released from Island Records UK as a single.

Paper Sleeve - 7" White Paper QTY. 50

Paper Sleeve - 7" White Paper QTY. 50

ドイツ製

¥900 (US$8.44)

Slightly used for transporation with vinyl.

Carl Meeks - Without Your Love

Carl Meeks - Without Your Love / Red Eye Lover

Redman/Dub Store Records JPN1988

Wicked Can't Run Away

¥1280 (US$12.01)

Previously unreleased on 7inch vinyl record. Those two songs were only included in the Redman and Carl Meeks’ classic LP [Weh Dem Fah]. ‘Without Your Love’ was recorded on the famous ‘Wicked Can’t Run Away’ rhythm and ‘Red Eye Lover’ was on the popular Sleng Teng (Computer) rhythm.

Conroy Smith - Sugar Me

Conroy Smith - Sugar Me / Sugar Me Version

Jammys/Dub Store Records JPN1989

Tonight

¥1280 (US$12.01)

A few titles has been released on Suguar Minott’s ‘Conscious Lover’ rhythm but ‘Sugar Me’ by Conroy Smith is one of the most wanted records on the rhythm among collectors. On this smooth drifting rhythm, he sings mournfully but also with his sweet lyrics.

Derrick Harriott - Look Over Your Shoulders

Derrick Harriott - Look Over Your Shoulders / Dancing The Reggae

Wild Flower/Dub Store Records JPN1975/ 1976

¥1380 (US$12.95)

It was the Dreadlocks bandwagon in the mid 70’s, but Harriott, who started his career in the music business in the early 50’s, persisted his Afro hairstyle and his signature style of music, Reggae Soul and Lover’s Rock. At that time, music fans only approved serious Roots works but his music choices proved that his production was equally true and great Reggae music. Moreover his music brought to listeners a certain comfort, compared to the heavy weight Roots music that was mainly produced during this period.

Don Drummond - Rain Or Shine Take 2

Don Drummond - Rain Or Shine Take 2 / Rain Or Shine Take 3

Studio One/Dub Store Records JPN1965

¥1580 (US$14.82)

Recorded at the height of the phenomenal carrier as the number one Ska band, these are never-released alternative takes of the ultimate instrumental Ska tune ‘Rain Or Shine’ by Skatalites and with respect, it should be called a product of miracle. Both are taken from the master tape. Recorded on the same session as ‘Last Call’ that Don Drummond was in charge, here we have two alternative takes of a seriously killer instrumental Ska which was featured as the introduction of the iconic Ska album “Ska Authentic Volume 2” Like ‘Freedom Sounds’ and other recordings made in the same period, the excavation and releasing of these tunes are much more important for Dub Store Records than the significance of the historic discovery of Pyramid! This is one extremely important and precious piece to complete the puzzle of the mystery of the late genius, Don Drummond and the magnificent tune for deep diggers of Reggae music. What a great Skatalites! What makes even cooler about this tune is that if you listen carefully for both sides, you will realize that each player is not playing a score at all; they all are improvising. It proves that they are undoubtedly the best Jamaican band of all time.

Don Hutson - Got To Leave This Place

Don Hutson - Got To Leave This Place / Dynamite Hudson

Ashandan/Dub Store Records JPN1973

¥1480 (US$13.89)

Recorded in 1973 accompanied by the Wailers, this truly rare masterpiece was fronted by Don Hutson, an executive of the severe Rastafarian organization, Twelve Tribes of Israel. Produced by former Jamaican National Football Team player, Allan ‘Skill’ Cole, it was released by Tuff Gong in 1973 and known as an extremely rare shot that collectors have been searching for all over the place. This beautifully sparkling classic spiritual reggae piece is undoubtedly one of the top 10s released in 1973. If you love reggae, we presume that you won’t be able to avoid this masterpiece.

Gaylettes, Lynn Taitt, Jets - Silent River Runs Deep

Gaylettes, Lynn Taitt, Jets - Silent River Runs Deep / I Like Your World

Merritone/Dub Store Records JPN1968

¥1380 (US$12.95)

Judy Mowatt used to form a group called the Gaylettes in her early career although she is known for touring all over the world as a member of I Threes and the Wailers. 'Silent River Runs Deep' is the most known song and a hit for the group. 'I Like Your World' was also originally released on the A-side of another record released on Merritone label. Those recordings of this double A-sided single are certainly great enduring female Rocksteady songs of all time.

Hopeton Lewis - Rock A Shacka

Hopeton Lewis - Rock A Shacka / I Don't Want Trouble

Merritone/Dub Store Records JPN1966

¥1380 (US$12.95)

Those rare songs did not appear Hopeton Lewis’s classic Rocksteady album Take It Easy. ‘Rock A Shacka’ is truly a Rocksteady classic of all times. It’s a must item for all Rocksteady fans. With his dearest hope, he calmly sings ‘I don’t want no trouble now, no no no. I just can’t take troubles now, no no no. So let’s together in unity, let’s togther in prosperity’ backed by version accompanying heavy bass.

Hopeton Lewis - Take It Easy With The Rock Steady Beat

Hopeton Lewis - Take It Easy With The Rock Steady Beat

Dub Store Records JPN1966

¥2880 (US$27.02)

A fundamental album released in 1966 that determined the way Rocksteady was going to journey. In 1966, Rude Boys were at the peak of the fame with their notorious behaviors, while Ska gradually started to slow down its tempo. This album paved the way for a newborn music, Rocksteady, with rather slower and tighter rhythm approach. This album should be considered as one of the ten most important albums in Reggae history. The descent from Ska, which had its derivation from Jazz or Rhythm and Blues, to Rocksteady, with its various potential elements which would be passed to the next decade of Reggae, has been allegedly created in this album with Trinidadian guitarist Lynn Taitt and his band The Jets as the backing band. Entitled “Take It Easy With The Rock Steady Beat!”, most of the tunes featured in this album were written for praising dancehall as if he’d have known this genre was going to rule the dance floors. Among the tunes in this album, “This Music Got Soul” was the coolest of all and called out the dawn of the Rocksteady era. This tune had a huge influence on the future developments of Reggae music.

Johnny Osbourne - We Gonna Rock It Tonight (Dub Plate Playing)

Johnny Osbourne - We Gonna Rock It Tonight (Dub Plate Playing) / We Gonna Rock It Tonight (Dub Plate Playing) Version

Jammys/Dub Store Records JPN1986

Heavenless

¥1280 (US$12.01)

In the late 80's, not only Jammys but also many labels tried to score some hits by remake of a foundation rhythm 'Heavenless'. Among Jammys catalogue on this rhythm, 'We Gonna Rock It Tonight (Dub Plate Playing)' by Johnny Osbourne is known as the most popular number. Often hear sound systems playing this dub plates.

Nitty Gritty - Good Morning Teacher

Nitty Gritty - Good Morning Teacher / Good Morning Teacher Version

Jammys/Dub Store Records JPN1984

Stalag

¥1280 (US$12.01)

Nitty Gritty output his hit songs like 'Hog In A Minty' and 'Run Down The World' at Jammys and he had chemistry with minor chord digital rhythms. 'Good Morning Teacher' on 'Stalag' rhythm is a superb song showcases his unique vocal style and lyrics.

Red Dragon - Love Unuh

Red Dragon - Love Unuh

Dragon/Sweet Love1988

¥499
¥199 (US$1.87) Limited Time Offer

Robert Lee - Dreams

Robert Lee - Dreams / Dreams Version

Jammys/Dub Store Records JPN1991

Run Down The World

¥1280 (US$12.01)

Robert Lee has proven that he has much ability to bring cool soundsystem tunes with his popular song ‘Come Now’. This time, he did it again with ‘Dreams’to the same rhythm track‘Run Down The World’ by Nitty Gritty.

Sanchez - My Baby

Sanchez - My Baby / Make It Up Baby

Vena/Dub Store Records JPN1988

Malfunction

¥1480 (US$13.89)

Still topping charts to date, this is one of Sanchez’ early hits recorded for Vena in the 80’s. Dub Store also presenting Nitty Gritty and Delroy Katt’s reissue on the same rhythm as well. Skilful and smooth flow backed with an alternative take that was only available on his LP previously.

Screwdriver - Computer Rule

Screwdriver - Computer Rule

Sunset1988

Sleng Teng

¥499
¥199 (US$1.87) Limited Time Offer

Skatalites - Freedom Sounds

Skatalites - Freedom Sounds / Freedom Sounds (Early Take)

Studio One/Dub Store Records JPN1964

¥1580 (US$14.82)

‘Freedom Sounds’ is the glorious introduction to the iconic Ska LP “Ska Authentic from Studio One”, and also known as the opening theme for the band’s live performances. What’s more exciting is the early take unearthed for the very first time! Although it nearly got released with the 64-65’ masterpiece ‘From Russia With Love’, then eventually got cancelled due to the release of “Ska Authentic” LP. Compare to the ordinary recording that we’re familiar with, the unreleased take comes rougher but that is also brilliant and it will sound miraculously to all the Ska fans. There have been occasions that the band played this version at number of gigs, though it depends on who was leading the performance.

Sugar Minott - None Stop Rocking

Sugar Minott - None Stop Rocking

Vena/Dub Store Records JPN1988

¥1480 (US$13.89)

Even though time and trends change drastically in the history Jamaican music however Sugar Minott managed to build a firm existance by his natural talent and trustworthy character. When this man sings he can colour anything from roots, dancehall and lovers to his own. “None Stop Rocking” is an excellent song that really showcases his sweet character.

Wayne Smith - E20

Wayne Smith - E20 / In Thing

Jammys/Dub Store Records JPN1985

B: Come

¥1280 (US$12.01)

Wayne Smith scored numerous hits at Jammys and one well known is 'Under Mi Sleng Teng'. He also released same title album 'Under Mi Sleng Teng' where he showcased wavy & choppy 'E20' and crisp & clear song 'In Thing' on further computerized [Barrington Levy - Come] rhythm.

Admiral Tibet - Running From Reality

Admiral Tibet - Running From Reality / Running From Reality Version

Jammys/Dub Store Records JPN1988

Running From Reality

¥1280 (US$12.01)

Admiral Tibet maintained himself as one of forefront cultural singers during the 80’s and the early 90’s. He consciously warns his girl friend about their love relationship with his melodious lyrics. “May be, Might be, Could it be, Girl you are running from reality”

Aston 'Family Man' Barrett - Cobra Style

Aston 'Family Man' Barrett - Cobra Style / Cobra Style Dub

Fam's/Dub Store Records JPN1981

¥1480 (US$13.89)

A minor chord killer instrumental - the corpus of all the Family Man sounds. It is also a monumental piece of the Wailers Band. Like Eastern Memphis, this is one of the most talked about Family Man masterpiece. It clearly shows Family Man’s musical versatility not only as a bassist, but as a master musician. Although funnily enough it was the time when Jamaica was largely dominated by Deejays and Dancehall, the world famous Wailers Band never betrayed their fans by tightly keeping their “Wailers Sound”. It is a pleasure to listen to the strong belief and confidence in their music.

Bobby Ellis, Desmond Miles Seven - Step Softly

Bobby Ellis, Desmond Miles Seven - Step Softly / Derrick Harriott - Walk The Streets

Crystal/Dub Store Records JPN1967

¥1380 (US$12.95)

Another enduring Rocksteady instrumental masterpiece by Bobby Ellis and Derrick Harriott’s timeless love song echoes sweet and bitter. Cool and dark ‘Step Softly’ is one of the most signature songs for Bobby Ellis and the greatest Rocksteady instrumental of all. The flip side is a best example of Harriott’s distinctive sound in Rocksteady era. The set of recordings are now reissued with original songs on both side.

Bunny Wailer - Rule Dancehall

Bunny Wailer - Rule Dancehall / Rule Dancehall Version

Solomonic/Dub Store Records JPN1987

¥1480 (US$13.89)

Bunny produced a string of hits during the dance hall explosion of eighties where, backed by The Roots Radics, he continued to show the new generation how it should be done. The greatest of his dance hall style records was the self explanatory 'Rule Dance Hall' from 1987 originally released on the album of the same name and subsequently issued as a seven inch single. "East, west north and south I rule the land. I play original style while others play version…"

Burro Banton - Praise Up Jah Jah

Burro Banton - Praise Up Jah Jah

Stereo One1985

¥1280 (US$12.01)

Another extremely rare take to the identical title released on Wild Apache that is known for being played by the mighty Jah Shaka at his sessions. Comparing to the other Stereo One tunes released around the same time, this one is really fantastic and luring, also complimented by refined deejaying Burro Banton. This one will stand as the definition of heavy weight ragga!

Chosen Few - People Makes The World Go Round

Chosen Few - People Makes The World Go Round / Derrick Harriott - Brown Baby

Crystal/Dub Store Records JPN1972/ 1973

¥1380 (US$12.95)

One of the best cover versions of a Philadelphia Soul classic, "People Makes The World Go Round" is performed by Chosen Few, who were idolizing The Stylistics so much. The flip side “Brown Baby" is another Funky Reggae vocal sang by the producer Derrick Harriott himself

Clive Wilson, Skatalites - One Ska, One Ounce Of Weed, One Beer

Clive Wilson, Skatalites - One Ska, One Ounce Of Weed, One Beer / Federal Singers - Love Is All I Have

Federal/Dub Store Records JPN1965

¥1580 (US$14.82)

Based on the Rhythm and Blues classic, this is a super rare uptempo Ska cover and for all Ska Man and the DJ’s! Originally sung by Amos Milburn, in the 50’s this had been a sound system classic in Jamaica. There is nowhere else in the world but Jamaica could produce such a cover version and utterly convincing Drummond’s solo works nicely as a spice of this tune. Originally released on a blank label although it’s a super rare one to find - a proud copy to own and must have for all Ska Man. On the flip is a great vocal Ska yet the singer’s detail is completely unknown. *Recommended to pair this title with the instrumental version by Don Drummond on this very same series(DSR-FW7-04)

Delroy Katt - Rum Nuh Rap Up

Delroy Katt - Rum Nuh Rap Up

Vena/Dub Store Records JPN1987

¥1480 (US$13.89)

Long-expected reissue of Delroy Katt’s killer digital for Vena. This popular rhythm also featured the likes of Ricky Chaplin and Daddy Freddy. On this tune Delroy sings subdued but with sure presence showcasing the highly skilled performance.

Derrick Harriott - Do I Worry

Derrick Harriott - Do I Worry / Bobby Ellis, Crystalites - Shuntin

Crystal/Dub Store Records JPN1968

¥1380 (US$12.95)

‘Do I Worry’is as important Rocksteady tune as Derrick Harriott’s other hit‘The Loser’in his vast catalog. The B-side features powerful horn blow and Bobby Ellis’ trumpet solo is nicely done. Reissued with these original recordings on both sides.

Derrick Harriott - Let Me Down Easy

Derrick Harriott - Let Me Down Easy / Crystal Generation - Hell Below

Crystal/Dub Store Records JPN1972

¥1380 (US$12.95)

A classic Reggae Soul tune by Derrick Harriott is now reissued in an extended version which is connected to a tender dub afterword. The B-side features a unique and mysterious Funky Reggae instrumental by Crystal Generation, the special unit by Crystalites and Now Generation, which gave a taste of the new wave of Reggae that would arrive later in the decade.

Ernest Ranglin - Mr. Ranglin With Soul

Ernest Ranglin - Mr. Ranglin With Soul

Dub Store Records JPN1968

¥2880 (US$27.02)

Unlike all the other musicians in those days, Ranglin was not allowed to go between studios to record and release music as he wished because he was an exclusive employee of the Federal records. Thus it’s really hard to find a Rocksteady record with his name on it. Although whenever he finds a spare time, he would go to Duke Reid’s studio and play the guitar and bass as a sideman, often playing sessions with Lynn Taitt. According to Ranglin himself, “I felt really comfortable being at Duke Reid’s studio”, though sadly there have not been a single release of his solo guitar tune which was recorded there. So here comes the album, it’s the rare Rocksteady instrumentals by the man himself. Some of the main features would be “Summertime”, “Flamingo” and “Hold Me Tight”, the wickedest selection of the moist Rocksteady that will certainly catch your heart. Other than that, it’s got an exotic intro and uptempo “Sling Shot”, relatively arranged towards pop direction “Don’t Sleep In the Subway” and some ballads to represent the Federal’s widely ranged style that won’t go off after a long time, exactly how this one of the biggest leading labels in Jamaica had thought of. This may not make Rude Boys in downtown growl, although it will clearly last eternally as Ranglin’s 60s best album to the future generations.

Ernest Ranglin - Softly With Ranglin

Ernest Ranglin - Softly With Ranglin

Dub Store Records JPN1965

¥2880 (US$27.02)

Smooth, sophisticated sounds from the highly respected Jamaican guitarist Ernest Ranglin.

Ernest Ranglin, Selected Group - Free Form

Ernest Ranglin, Selected Group - Free Form / Skalvouvia

Kentone/Dub Store Records JPN1965

¥1480 (US$13.89)

One of the most rare double A-sided singles recorded under direction of Ernest Ranglin, who was the musical director of Federal Recording Studio at the time. While this jazzy instrumental features superbsolos by trumpet and alto saxophone, Ernie leads this minor track from beginning to end and showcases his mighty guitar playing. On the flipside, remarkable solos by trumpet and alto saxophone are again featured on the bright mid-tempo track. The original 7inch format is almost impossible to find. These recordings are simply elegant Ska Instrumentals.

Frankie Wilmott, Captain Barkey - Money Gone Down The Drain

Frankie Wilmott, Captain Barkey - Money Gone Down The Drain

Stereo One1988

¥1280 (US$12.01)

Only other tune from Stereo One label that can stand against the masterpiece “Mix Up” for its popularity and recognition. Killer combination of Frankie Willmott’s melancholic vocal and vigorous deejaying from Captain Barkey!

Half Pint - One Big Ghetto

Half Pint - One Big Ghetto / Tonto Irie - Ram Up Every Corner

Jammys/Dub Store Records JPN1984

Open The Gate

¥1280 (US$12.01)

Without mentioning Half Pint, the true story about the Jammys label can never be told. King Jammy adopted a classic song ‘Open The Gate’ and versioned the rhythm digitally. The young Half Pint claims this wild world is ‘One Big Ghetto’. On the flip side, Tonto Irie showcases his skillful and edgy lyrical flow to the same rhythm.

Hopeton Lewis - This Music Got Soul

Hopeton Lewis - This Music Got Soul / Rocksteady

Merritone/Dub Store Records JPN1966

¥1380 (US$12.95)

'This Music Got Soul' is one of the earliest works by Mr. Rocksteady aka Hopeton Lewis. Interestingly, some would even say 'This Music Got Soul' is his debut single. When the song was released in 1966, it seems that the musical term "Rocksteady" did not exist but this classic clearly proves a new wave of Rocksteady was coming very near. The artist also sings 'Rock Steady' to highly praise the new genre. Reissued from the original master tape.

Johnny Osbourne - In The Area (What A La La)

Johnny Osbourne - In The Area (What A La La) / In The Area (What A La La) Version

Jammys/Dub Store Records JPN1984

Stalag

¥1280 (US$12.01)

Among rhythms produced in 80's dancehall scene, 'Sleng Teng' by King Jammy and Firehouse produced 'Tempo' are considerably the most respected; however, you can never forget 'Stalag' rhythm by Winston Riley lead Techniques, too. King Jammy reproduced this 'Stalag' rhythm with Sly & Robbie and in result, it created shadier atmosphere in comparison to the original Techniques' version. This is certainly another anthem of Jammys!

Junior Brammer - Princess Street

Junior Brammer - Princess Street

Vena/Dub Store Records JPN1987

¥1480 (US$13.89)

Known for his works for Joe Gibbs in the 70's, a highly significant deejay Trinity had a lesser know phase as a singer Junior Brammer in the 80's. Pricess Street is cryptic but an exquisite killer of Brammer projecting his sense of melodies as well as cool and refined voice.