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Tony Tuff - Ram Dance Style

Tony Tuff - Ram Dance Style

Vena/Dub Store Records JPN1987

Tonight

¥1280 (US$11.11)

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.

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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

¥1280 (US$11.11)

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.

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Delroy Katt - Pray To The Father

Delroy Katt - Pray To The Father

Vena/Dub Store Records JPN1987

Malfunction

¥1280 (US$11.11)

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.

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Junior Brammer - Princess Street

Junior Brammer - Princess Street

Vena/Dub Store Records JPN1987

¥1280 (US$11.11)

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.

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Tomorrow's Children - Bang Bang Rock Steady

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

Merritone/Dub Store Records JPN1967

¥1280 (US$11.11)

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.

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Stephen Chang - Always Together

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

BMN/Dub Store Records JPN1967

¥1280 (US$11.11)

Extremely rare rocksteady masterpiece recorded in 1967. Curiously sang in Chinese, this novelty record was originally pressed and spread within the Chinese commynity 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.

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Pad Anthony - Ruff A Them

Pad Anthony - Ruff A Them / Ruff A Them Version

Prince Jammys Dub/Dub Store Records JPN1987

¥1380 (US$11.98)

Dancehall expert Pad Anthony left so many hit tunes for Jammy at the golden age of the label in the 80’s. “Ruff A Them” is a slightly Roots orientated killer rhythm with a twinkle of Jammy’s Dancehall essence to it. Pad Anthony going right in showcasing his dazzling melody sense.

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Blues Busters - Soon You'll Be Gone

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

Sunshine/BMN/Dub Store Records JPN1964

¥1280 (US$11.11)

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.

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Frankie Wilmott - Why Won't You Come

Frankie Wilmott - Why Won't You Come / Why Won't You Come Dub

Prince Jammys Dub/Dub Store Records JPN1983

¥1380 (US$11.98)

Previously unreleased material from Frankie Wilmott recorded straight from the master tape. Known for his 80’s classics such as “Sensimilla” and “Money Gone Down The Drain”, Frankie has been passionately supported from Dancehall fans across the globe. “Why Won’t You Come” features a tight rhythm based around the warm bassline and Frankie’s sensitive vocal excellently resonate throughout the track.

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Pad Anthony - Don't Let Me Down

Pad Anthony - Don't Let Me Down / Don't Let Me Down Version

Prince Jammys Dub/Dub Store Records JPN1987

¥1380 (US$11.98)

Ever since his career bean in the early 80’s, the veteran Pad Anthony has always played an important role at frontline of the Dancehall music even to date. This previously unreleased material has only been heard on dubplates and Dub Store Records is proud to finally reissue this gem. Soulful vocal and Jammy’s trademark melancholic digital rhythm is just a combination that never seem to fail.

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Renegades - You've Lost The Love

Renegades - You've Lost The Love / Merritone Singers - Rude Boy A Wail

Merritone/Dub Store Records JPN1966

¥1280 (US$11.11)

The Renegades consisted of Winston 'Pipe' Matthews, Lloyd 'Bread' McDonald and George 'Buddy' Haye and later became a group called the Wailing Souls. ‘You've Lost The Love’ is one of their earliest Rocksteady works and it was originally released in 1966. It is also one of the rarest records hardly ever found. The record also features previously unreleased Ska vocal recording ' Rude Boy A Wail' by the Merritone Singers from the original master tape.

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Johnny Osbourne - Inflation

Johnny Osbourne - Inflation / Version

Techniques/Dub Store Records JPN1981

¥1280 (US$11.11)

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.

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Marvin Brooks - Old Time Day

Marvin Brooks - Old Time Day / Version

Techniques/Dub Store Records JPN1975

¥1280 (US$11.11)

Killer roots from Marvin Brooks of The Techniques singing devotedly on a tight millitant horn beat. Not to mention a heavy deep dubwise.

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Llans Thelwell, His Celestials - Mughead Ska

Llans Thelwell, His Celestials - Mughead Ska / Free For All

BMN/Dub Store Records JPN1965

¥1280 (US$11.11)

One of the most wanted Ska titles to date, this is an ultimate killer Ska instrumental for all DJs. An exclusive reissue of the utterly rare and unique title amongst all the Ska instrumentals! Some say the title of this super killer masterpiece was taken from the musician Barry Malcolm’s nickname “Mughead”. Backed with an excellent B-side ‘Free For All’just like the original release. There are no more instructions needed for this great release!

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Soul Brothers - Freedom Sounds

Soul Brothers - Freedom Sounds / Freedom Sounds Take 2

Studio One/Dub Store Records JPN1966

¥1380 (US$11.98)

The astonishing take of previously unpublished Rocksteady - reveals new facts about Studio One’s Ska and Rocksteady! A few years after the Skatalites recorded the famous “Freedom Sounds”, the band has reconstructed as the Soul Brothers and this is the astonishing, previously unpublished take of them playing the Rocksteady version. By the look of the master-tape, it has never even planned to be released as a single and kept especially for the LP release, which might have meant to be the Soul Brothers version of the Skatalites’ iconic “Ska Authentic” album. This seriously rare recording is a must-check for everyone from the beginners of the Jamaican music to the Ska masters. Though as might be expected, we may never be able to measure the depth of the foundation studio.

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Derrick Harriott - Reach Out I'll Be There

Derrick Harriott - Reach Out I'll Be There / Bobby Ellis, Crystalites - Illya Kuryakin

Crystal/Dub Store Records JPN1967

¥1180 (US$10.25)

Derrick Harriott versions a Motown hit ‘Reach Out I Will Be There’. His killer version is a dancehall shaker and many might has been searching for this rare vinyl records as an essential for DJ selection. The Four Tops originally released the song in the mid 60’s. The mid-tempo organ instrumental ‘Illya Kuryakin’ feartures Ike Bennet’s powerful organ solo on the filpside.

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Ernest Ranglin - Softly With Ranglin

Ernest Ranglin - Softly With Ranglin

Dub Store Records JPN1965

¥2500 (US$21.71)

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

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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

¥2500 (US$21.71)

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.

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Hopeton Lewis - Rock A Shacka

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

Merritone/Dub Store Records JPN1966

¥1280 (US$11.11)

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.

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Owen Gray - Give Me A Little Sign

Owen Gray - Give Me A Little Sign / Raver

Studio One/Dub Store Records JPN1967

¥1380 (US$11.98)

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.

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Paragons, Lynn Taitt, Jets - We Were Meant To Be

Paragons, Lynn Taitt, Jets - We Were Meant To Be / We Were Meant To Be (Acappella)

Merritone/Dub Store Records JPN1968

¥1280 (US$11.11)

One of the earliest works recorded by John Holt. This is a golden Rocksteady piece clearly depicts beautiful atmosphere that Federal Records always has kept in their recording material. The single was originally released in 1966 without this acappella version. Reissued from the original master tape.

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Roland Alphonso - Ska Culation

Roland Alphonso - Ska Culation / Jack Sparrow - Ice Water

Studio One/Dub Store Records JPN1966

¥1380 (US$11.98)

The Skatalites’ killer shot interpretation of the world’s famous electric guitar inst, and the fully carnival-mode Ska played by a luxurious bunch of musicians. Originally played by the American electric guitar band, this is the proof of how Jamaicans won’t miss no trends. Guaranteed killer up-tempo Ska! Identical to the originals on flip by Jack Sparrow later known as Leonard Dillon of the Ethiopians, this praiseworthy piece features the Wailers on the backing vocal.

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Skatalites - Freedom Sounds

Skatalites - Freedom Sounds / Freedom Sounds (Early Take)

Studio One/Dub Store Records JPN1964

¥1380 (US$11.98)

‘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.

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Derrick Harriott - Loser

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

Crystal/Dub Store Records JPN1967

Loser

¥1180 (US$10.25)

‘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.

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Lynn Taitt, Jets - Bat Man

Lynn Taitt, Jets - Bat Man / Joker

Merritone/Dub Store Records JPN1968

¥1280 (US$11.11)

Lynn Taitt remakes theme songs from the movie "Batman" in killer Rocksteady style. Those cheerful instrumentals, which well represent the distinctive sound of Marritone label, were originally released in 1968.

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Courtney Melody - Ninja Mi Ninja Show Case

Courtney Melody - Ninja Mi Ninja Show Case

Dub Store Records JPN1988

¥2500 (US$21.71)

Capture the late eighties zeitgeist with Courtney Melody’s genre defining release. A highly anticipated re-issue of this showcase style album where Courtney Melody’s plaintive singjay style vocals are counteracted and complemented by a selection of King Tubby’s deadly digital dubs.

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Jamaicans - Chain Gang

Jamaicans - Chain Gang / Jackie Mittoo, Soul Brothers - Do The Bogaloo

Studio One/Dub Store Records JPN1965

¥1380 (US$11.98)

A great cover version of a Sam Cook hit with beautiful chorus and a killer instrumental that blended Jamaica’s Caribbean roots and Afro-Cuban essence. Jamaica’s favorite American singer, Sam Cook’s hit was beautifully transformed into a sweet and peaceful vocal Ska when it went through Studio One’s unique filter. The tune was taken straight from the master tape. The flip side features a mixed style of Caribbean-decent music that Soul Brothers could play best at and Jackie Mittoo’s burning keyboard maneuver made this killer instrumental best of the best.

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Scotty - Draw Your Brakes

Scotty - Draw Your Brakes / Worry

Crystal/Dub Store Records JPN1971

Stop That Train B: Do I Worry

¥1180 (US$10.25)

The main DJ of Harriott's production, Scotty, skillfully handles Keith & Tex' Rocksteady classic 'Stop That Train'. This is one of the most popular piece of music in Harriott's production. The flip side is available for the first time on vinyl that features Scotty's DJ cut to Derrick Harriott's moving ‘Do I Worry' track.

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Nitty Gritty - Brown In The Ring (Miss Credit To King Kong)

Nitty Gritty - Brown In The Ring (Miss Credit To King Kong) / Brown In The Ring Dub

King Jammys Dub/Dub Store Records JPN1988

¥1380 (US$11.98)

Killer digital from one of the iconic figures of the 80's dancehall, Nitty Gritty recorded straight from the master tape. Refined out of key virtuoso stands out on a melancholic heavy weight rhythm.

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King Everal - Things Going To Happen

King Everal - Things Going To Happen / Things Going To Happen Dub

Prince Jammys Dub/Dub Store Records JPN1986

E20

¥1380 (US$11.98)

Out of all Jammy’s gigantic catalogue, “E20” rhythm could be considered as one of the most destructive ones to date. Jammy found the unreleased track on this rhythm from the vault featuring a familiar face of the 80’s dancehall, King Everal melancholy singing this killer!

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Eccleton Jarrett - Hold Them

Eccleton Jarrett - Hold Them / Hold Them Version

Prince Jammys Dub/Dub Store Records JPN1987

¥1380 (US$11.98)

Known for hits like “Rock Them One By One” and “Turn On The Heat”, this is a previously unreleased Eccleton Jarret piece for his stronghold, Jammys. Seems rather restrained but singing superbly on this energetic yet melodious “Tonight”-ish rhythm that was also adopted for “Rasta People” by Junior Delgado.

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Don Drummond - Don D Special

Don Drummond - Don D Special / Fidel

Studio One/Dub Store Records JPN1965

¥1380 (US$11.98)

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.

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Roy Richards - Summertime

Roy Richards - Summertime / Sound Dimension - Soulful Strut

Studio One/Dub Store Records JPN1969

¥1380 (US$11.98)

A harmonica instrumental version of the all time favorite, Summertime and instrumental cover version of the Soul classic. Both are great interpretations of instrumental covers that are ranked definitely as two of the greatest Rocksteady tunes. Taken straight from its master tape, Summertime is a masterpiece that condensed the splendor of the blinded harmonica maestro and famed vocalist, Roy Richards. Originally released in 1968 by Young Holt Unlimited and scored a big hit, this great cover of the Soul classic, which sounds easily fitting the pattern of Sir Coxsone’s taste who was the huge fan of US hits, was played loosely and effortlessly by then newly formed Sound Dimension.

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Leslie Butler - We've Only Just Begun

Leslie Butler - We've Only Just Begun

Dub Store Records JPN197-

¥2500 (US$21.71)

Because of his superior talent and intense personality, one of the most ingenious pianists Leslie Butler had a lack of releases, however he was given an exceptional chance by the Federal Records to record this one of the most peculiar albums in the history of Jamaican music. This beautifully finished Jamaican Jazz Funk/Rare Groove album is mostly constructed with the traditional covers that all Jamaicans will know although with the wonderful arrangement, and very Jamaican, ensemble stripping aesthetics give the album a whole new character that can’t be heard elsewhere.This masterpiece should make it to the shelves of not only reggae fans but soul and jazz fans as well. Leslie always committed on making a serious piece of music - never liked to make either of Jamaican popular music or business-like commercial music. He had a strong belief of not letting others to control his talent. Therefore there were often conflicts between him and producers or he was not even given a chance to record anything at all. It’s a really sad story, but this unfortunate musician’s lifestyle can be heard on the recordings such as “Guitar In Ernest ? Ernest Ranglin (DSR-LP / CD-501)” and “Reggae Rhapsody ? Leslie Butler (DSR-FEDS12-001).” Perhaps with this album in addition, it might be all enough.

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Dennis Brown - Silhouettes

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

Move & Groove/Dub Store Records JPN1972

Shilhouettes

¥1180 (US$10.25)

'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.

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Junior Soul - Glendevon Special

Junior Soul - Glendevon Special / Magic Touch

Crystal/Dub Store Records JPN1968

¥1180 (US$10.25)

As Junior Soul, Junior Murvin recorded definitely the greatest Rocksteady tune,「Glendevon Special」 on early days of his recording career. This tune is also unique among Derrick Harriott's catalog and it proves how wide varieties his production was. This song is rare that many collectors have been looking for years.

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Conroy Smith - Sugar Me

Conroy Smith - Sugar Me / Sugar Me Version

Jammys/Dub Store Records JPN1989

Tonight

¥1080 (US$9.38)

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.

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Little John - Come Do It To Me

Little John - Come Do It To Me / Come Do It To Me Version

Jammys/Dub Store Records JPN1986

Screechie Across The Border

¥1080 (US$9.38)

Little John, who was one of the most remarkable figures at various sound system dances for his talent, delivers sorrowful vocal with his distinctive lyrical flow on this song ‘Come Do It To Me’. Recorded to a surging and whirling digital dancehall rhythm track ‘Screechie Across The Border’.

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Prince Junior - Keep On Running

Prince Junior - Keep On Running / Keep On Running Version

Prince Jammys Dub/Dub Store Records JPN1987

¥1380 (US$11.98)

Yet another killer on an identical rhythm to "Super Black - Rock Them (DSR-LJU7-06)" from our Jammys unreleased series. Prince Junior's lugubrious vocal perfectly in tune with Jammy's archetypal minor chord digital rhythm.

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Wailing Souls - Move On

Wailing Souls - Move On / Wackad - Cry For The Youths

Jammys/Dub Store Records JPN1988/ 1989

¥1180 (US$10.25)

Originally started as The Renegades onto The Classics, one of the most prominent vocal groups, Wailing Souls have been keeping it authentic since the 60’s. Although they did not record that many at the digital dancehall era this one has been well received since day. Having both roots and dancehall elements is one of the key factors of King Jammy’s sound and this one remains as a masterpiece with the sorrow vocals by Wailing Souls. On the flip an enormously rare Wackad ? Cry For The Youth who only released a few tracks from the late 80’s and early 90’s. Previously this can only be heard as a part of the compilation “King Jammy: A Man & His Music vol.1”.

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Derrick Harriott - Do I Worry

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

Crystal/Dub Store Records JPN1968

¥1180 (US$10.25)

‘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.

83
Hopeton Lewis - Don't Cry

Hopeton Lewis - Don't Cry / A De Pon Dem

Merritone/Dub Store Records JPN1966

¥1280 (US$11.11)

Hopeton Lewis’ vocal matches perfectly with alto sax, which you hear backing ‘Don’t Cry’. In addition to this minor-coded love song, the flipside features another rough and tough Rocksteady hit.

84
Johnny Osbourne - Road Block

Johnny Osbourne - Road Block / Little John - Come Fe Mash It

Prince Jammys Dub/Dub Store Records JPN1985

Billy Jean B: Stalag

¥1080 (US$9.38)

Johnny Osbourne, who recorded many of numerous hit tunes for Jammys, sings a killer number 'Line Up', which is favored by 80's dancehall lovers. On the Side-B, Little John severely performs extraordinary dubplate special 'Come Fe Mash It' on 'Stalag' rhythm.

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Wayne Smith - My Lord My God

Wayne Smith - My Lord My God / My Lord My God Version

Jammys/Dub Store Records JPN1985

Screechie Across The Border

¥1080 (US$9.38)

Wayne Simth unexpectedly appeared on the top of dancehall scene with Jammys' monster rhythm 'Sleng Teng' in the mid 80's at one burst. Hardcore dancehall fans will recognize this song 'My Lord My God' on 'Screechie Across The Border' rhythm is one of the most popular songs within his Jammys' catalogue.

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Thriller U - Raggamuffin Mi Soup

Thriller U - Raggamuffin Mi Soup

Vena/Dub Store Records JPN1987

¥1280 (US$11.11)

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.

90
Super Black - Rock Them

Super Black - Rock Them / Rock Them Dub

Prince Jammys Dub/Dub Store Records JPN1987

¥1380 (US$11.98)

Another unreleased title from one of the popular dancehall artists of the 80’s, Super Black who is also known for his contribution for Jammys. Representing the sounds of Jammys at the time, this refined digital rhythm is built in minor chord with absolute simplicity, creating an excellent chemistry with the melancholic vocal.

91
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

¥1380 (US$11.98)

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)

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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

¥1280 (US$11.11)

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.

93
Jackie Mittoo - Chinese Chicken

Jackie Mittoo - Chinese Chicken / Put It On

Studio One/Dub Store Records JPN1967

¥1380 (US$11.98)

The killer Rocksteady-Ska like a vital bridge between both of them, backed with a Mittoo’s nice vocal tune. Throned from the Skatalites to the Soul Vendors, this is the last form of the Studio One Ska and it’s very much like the Soul Vendor’s party piece. Along with the B-side, Jackie Mittoo had directed both and his marvelous creativity can be seen allover. Each of them recorded from the original master-tape.

94
Keith & Tex - Run To The Rocks

Keith & Tex - Run To The Rocks / Let Me Be The One (This Is My Song)

Move & Groove/Dub Store Records JPN1969

¥1180 (US$10.25)

Originally released on 1969 by Keith & Tex, who were the favorite duo in Rocksteady era, this up-tempo tune introduced the beginning of Reggae's new style. This duo never disappointed everybody's expectation by their high quality tunes. Re-issued original songs on both sides.

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Ethiopians - You Got To Be Clean

Ethiopians - You Got To Be Clean / Miss Nora

Merritone/Dub Store Records JPN1966

¥1280 (US$11.11)

Previously unreleased material from the original master tape. Ethiopians recorded a couple of songs for Merritone label in 1976. During this proto-reggae/roots period, they surprisingly recorded this roots song ‘You Got To Be Clean’ with lyrics referring to “Zion” in 1966. Side B is a love song that expresses sentimental feelings of a boy who fail in love with a girl.

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Renegades - Mr. Hops

Renegades - Mr. Hops / Oswald Sewell - Oh My Love

Merritone/Dub Store Records JPN1966

¥1280 (US$11.11)

The Renegades consisted of Winston 'Pipe' Matthews, Lloyd 'Bread' McDonald and George 'Buddy' Haye and later became a group called the Wailing Souls. Definitely, ‘Mr. Hops’ is the most powerful Rocksteady vocal song among the whole Merritone catalogue. Originally released in 1966 and one of the rarest records you could never find. This record also features previously unreleased Ska vocal recording 'Oh My Love' from the original master tape.

101
Sanchez - Give My Love

Sanchez - Give My Love

Vena/Dub Store Records JPN1988

¥1280 (US$11.11)

Since he started back in the 80's, Sanchez has always been at the forefront of the reggae music. “Give My Love” is his top work from the early days and it's a lovers dancehall killer! Another cut on this rhythm is “Al Campell & Horace Andy ? Dancehall Business”.

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Nitty Gritty - Turn Them Back

Nitty Gritty - Turn Them Back / Turn Them Back Dub

Prince Jammys Dub/Dub Store Records JPN1986

Tempo

¥1380 (US$11.98)

You might have seen Jammy playing this devastating sound killer in sessions lately, although before that this Nitty Gritty on Jammy’s ‘Tempo’ has only been heard on dubplates. No one knows why it never came out ? is it because it was a counteraction to Tubby? Or tune that was the lethal weapon of Jammy? There is nothing we can do but imagine those pictures when listening to the intense energy and impact of this tune.

107
Dennis Brown - Tracks Of Life

Dennis Brown - Tracks Of Life / Nitty Gritty - Rub A Dub Kill You

Jammys/Dub Store Records JPN1986

¥1180 (US$10.25)

Coupling tracks by two of the most lamented and legendary artists who both recorded great albums for Jammy. For some reason Jammy’s magic makes Dennis Brown’s vocal sounds so much better and this heavy digital remake of the Studio One classic, “Swing Easy” is just another example. It is also known as the same rhythm track for King Everal ? Bad Girls. On the B-side, riding on the heavy tensional track, the charismatic vocalist from the 80’s, Nitty Gritty presents a smoky vocal warning all the soundboy out there.

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Llans Thelwell, His Celestials - Golden Horns

Llans Thelwell, His Celestials - Golden Horns / Choo Choo Ska

Soul/Dub Store Records JPN1965

¥1280 (US$11.11)

The Celestials trademarked imminent sound can be heard in this elegiac killer Ska instrumental!! The bang on titled ‘Golden Horns’ representing the music itself. If they were ever based in Kingston, they may have had more opportunities for recordings which might have changed the history of Ska music. Such a great band indeed. Although it’s still quite a tune, it may sound a little monotonous on the flip side, showing Thelwell’s personal affection for Carlos Malcolm’s band.

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Soul Vendors - Last Waltz

Soul Vendors - Last Waltz / Hamlins - Sentimental Reason

Studio One/Dub Store Records JPN1967

¥1380 (US$11.98)

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.

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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

¥1380 (US$11.98)

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.

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Don Drummond - Last Call

Don Drummond - Last Call / Last Call Take 2

Studio One/Dub Store Records JPN1965

¥1380 (US$11.98)

Known as a synonym for “killer”, this is one of the best singles released on Studio 1 by Don Drummond, including another precious take that’s been previously unreleased. Compare to any other artists, the extreme tension that Don Drummond brings into his sessions were next level. His trombone skills were above genius and it is clear to hear his strong personality and humanity through his music. With his works being released on Studio One and other productions, he had established the “Far Eastern Sound” which still lives today in Jamaica. The fact all the music that was influenced by this sound has been evaluated since therefore it is a proof of how his music is universality. It is interesting that all the unreleased Skatalites tracks from this era have different solo phrases each time, showing how valuable these recordings are for the archive.

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Monty Alexander, Cyclones - Summertime

Monty Alexander, Cyclones - Summertime / Dog It

Studio One/Dub Store Records JPN1962

¥1380 (US$11.98)

An exotic cover of the standard - by young Monty Alexander for Studio One. Its heavy and exotic arrangement by Monty’s own the Cyclones could well be the version of the famous “Summertime” that Jamaica has been proud of, and also out of million others to date this stands out as one of the most distinguished covers of all. From a number of Coxsone’s own labels, this is one of the rarest and includes nice shuffle-instrumental on the other side like the original press. A very rare piece that the collectors have been searching for.

116
Derrick Harriott - Look Over Your Shoulders

Derrick Harriott - Look Over Your Shoulders / Dancing The Reggae

Wild Flower/Dub Store Records JPN1975/ 1976

¥1180 (US$10.25)

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.

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Derrick Harriott - Let Me Down Easy

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

Crystal/Dub Store Records JPN1972

¥1180 (US$10.25)

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.

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Augustus Pablo - Bells Of Death

Augustus Pablo - Bells Of Death / Scotty - Sesame Street

Move & Groove/Dub Store Records JPN1972/ 1970

Loser

¥1180 (US$10.25)

Another popular tune in Harriott's production, performed by melodica wizard Augustus Pablo. Although this is another movie theme, this piece is a straight and great instrumental version of a Rocksteady classic, featuring melodica and bongo percussion. Scotty's wicked deejay appears on the B-side again.

119
Joe Higgs, Lynn Taitt, Jets - You Hurt My Soul

Joe Higgs, Lynn Taitt, Jets - You Hurt My Soul / Lynn Taitt, Jets - Why Am I Treated So Bad?

Merritone/Dub Store Records JPN1968

¥1280 (US$11.11)

Joe Higgs was a mentor for many young artists and taught them how to sing as well as about the recording industry. Many followed and learned his lessens and passed it on to coming generations. ‘You Hurt My Soul’ is one of his early recordings with his distinctive singing style. Side B is Merritone cut to the classic reggae instrumental ‘Bad Treatment’. The recordings were released in 1968 and reissued from the original master tape.

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Zodiacs - Walk On By

Zodiacs - Walk On By / Royals (Merritone Singers) - House Upon The Hill

Merritone/Dub Store Records JPN1967

¥1280 (US$11.11)

This is a Rocksteady cut of the Zodiacs' 'Walk On By' released in 1967. They recorded the original Ska cut at Duke Reid's Treasure Isle. Rare Rocksteady classic with beautiful harmonies on a profound rhythm. On the B-side, this previously unreleased material 'House Upon The Hill' features an unknown vocal group called Merritone singers.

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Sharks - You Made Me Warm

Sharks - You Made Me Warm / Sharks, Federal Studio Orchestra - You Made Me Warm

Kentone/Dub Store Records JPN1965

¥1280 (US$11.11)

Previously unreleased early acoustic cut from master tape! Unprolific vocal group called Sharks (also spelled Sheiks) released the up-tempo original cut in 1965. The reissue features the original cut on the B-side and the early acoustic cut on the A-side. With raw double bass, deep acoustic guitar and backing chorus that reminds the chain gang work songs, the group sings astonishing love song. "I was so cold last night, You made me warm, with your heart, with your lips, with your charm"…The song purely transcends musical boundaries of the time and this is another Jamaican gem!

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Super Black - One Time Girlfriend

Super Black - One Time Girlfriend / One Time Girlfriend Version

Jammys/Dub Store Records JPN1986

¥1080 (US$9.38)

Super Black, who had very characteristic voice like Wayne Smith and Pad Anthony, released a few memorable songs in the late 80’s. Using his voice as a weapon, here he openly sings about his love relationship with his ex-girl friend.

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Carl Meeks - Danger

Carl Meeks - Danger / Danger Version

Redman/Dub Store Records JPN1989

¥1080 (US$9.38)

To explain the Redman International label, without mentioning Carl Meeks is impossible. The ‘Danger’ is Carl’s masterpiece where he sings with his unique Out Of Key style with his sharp lyrics on simple and un-colorful but addictive sounding rhythm to produce another impressive killer tune.

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Super Black - Rising Star

Super Black - Rising Star / Rising Star Version

Firehouse/Dub Store Records JPN1987

Rising Star

¥1080 (US$9.38)

Although Super Black is known for his hits "Deh Wid You", "Rambo We Rambo" at Jammys, the artist also fit well with the Photographer label where he put out a superb song "Just Like A Magic". Among the 80's catalogue of King Tubby, "Rising Star" is very exceptional and features a unique groove, which is created by the solid bass line to bring out the best of Super Black's appealing voice.

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Nitty Gritty - Good Morning Teacher

Nitty Gritty - Good Morning Teacher / Good Morning Teacher Version

Jammys/Dub Store Records JPN1984

Stalag

¥1080 (US$9.38)

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.

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Skatalites - Tuff Talk

Skatalites - Tuff Talk / Tip Tin

Tuneico1965

¥700 (US$6.08)

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Sugar Minott - None Stop Rocking

Sugar Minott - None Stop Rocking

Vena/Dub Store Records JPN1988

¥1280 (US$11.11)

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.

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Mabrak - Drum Talk

Mabrak - Drum Talk

Dug Out UK1976

¥2780 (US$24.14)

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Tommy McCook - Sannic Sounds

Tommy McCook - Sannic Sounds

Dub Store Records JPN1973

¥2880 (US$25.01)

One of the rarest, and greatest, horn instrumental dub albums of the seventies featuring the soaring saxophone of Tommy McCook in combination with Glen Brown, ‘The Rhythm Master’, is finally given a legitimate release.

138
Wayne Smith, J. Splang - She Broad Bout Ya

Wayne Smith, J. Splang - She Broad Bout Ya / She Broad Bout Ya Dub

Prince Jammys Dub/Dub Store Records JPN1982

¥1380 (US$11.98)

You won't be able to tell much about Jammys without speaking about artists like Wayne Smith! Riding on the same rhythm as "Take A Trip" included in a classic album "Youthman Skanking" released prior to his "Sleng Teng" success, this is the unreleased version recorded direct from the master tape.

143
Chuck Turner - Ah No Me She Love

Chuck Turner - Ah No Me She Love / Version

Jammys/Dub Store Records JPN1989

¥1180 (US$10.25)

Nothing happens without Chuck Turner on those Jammy’s melancholic digital rhythms. Although his compatibility is easily proven on tunes like “We Rule Dancehall” and “Run Around Girl”, this piece sits on top of everything. With his pleasantly different falset voice, Chuck Turner soulfully sings on this exquisite rhythm with significant melody. This brilliant music has even got a slight feeling of a modern piece - that is exactly when you realise the Jammy’s magic touch

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Hopeton Lewis - Run If You Are Afraid

Hopeton Lewis - Run If You Are Afraid / Sounds And Pressure

Merritone/Dub Store Records JPN1967

¥1280 (US$11.11)

A rare previously unreleased Rocksteady by Federal’s star singer, Hopeton Lewis. This killer Rocksteady represents one of the traditional elements of Jamaica, as well as the Rude Boy themed warning which could be heard in the lyrics. These types of unreleased materials could only be dug out at such a profound label, Federal.

153
Derrick Harriott - Groovy Situation

Derrick Harriott - Groovy Situation / Candy

Crystal/Dub Store Records JPN1970/ 1971

Info: Adapted

¥1180 (US$10.25)

Covering US hits was Derrick Harriott's specialty and this tune is no exception. This is his cover version of Gene Chandler's hit that was popular on the radios at the time in Jamaica. B-side features early Lovers Rock tune by Derrick Harriott.

154
Noel Brown - Phoenix

Noel Brown - Phoenix / Ike Bennett, Crystalites - Patricia

Crystal/Dub Store Records JPN1969/ 1968

¥1180 (US$10.25)

A nice and easy Rocksteady tune 'Phoenix' was sung by Noel Brown who later became the vocalist for one of the most famous Soul Reggae groups, Chosen Few. The flip side featured a gorgeous keyboard inst by Ike Bennett.

156
Johnny Scar - United Africa

Johnny Scar - United Africa / Dub It In Africa

Solomonic/Dub Store Records JPN1986

¥2180 (US$18.93)

Bunny Wailer, respectfully called “The Blackheart Man”, produced Johnny Scar’s one-off recording ‘United Africa’. The mystic singer wrote this heavy roots song and sang with his unique chant like a voice of the roots reggae icon, Burning Spear. And the song appeared as 12”on the Solomonic Production imprint in 1986.

157
Little John - Jammys Rule (Heavyweight Vinyl)

Little John - Jammys Rule (Heavyweight Vinyl) / Colin Roach - Hey Yo

King Jammys Dub/Dub Store Records JPN1986

Skylarking B: Sleng Teng

¥1080 (US$9.38)

Little John praises King Jammys Super Power with his melancholy vocal and serious lyrics. Anthony Malvo and Collin Roach, who both recorded at King Jammys Recording Studio regularly, sings world renowned song 'We Are The World' in combination.

158
Roland Alphonso - Stranger For Durango

Roland Alphonso - Stranger For Durango / Sounds Of Silence

Merritone/Dub Store Records JPN1966

¥1280 (US$11.11)

'Stranger For Durango is a bright instrumental performed by Roland Alphonso. Ska/Rocksteady lover's delight! The song also features remarkable solo on keyboard. The musician remakes Simon & Garfunkle's 'Sound of Silence' in a graceful Rocksteady style. Those recordings were originally released in 1966 and reissued from the original master tape.

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Pad Anthony - Murderer

Pad Anthony - Murderer / Tullo T - None Ah Dat

Jammys/Dub Store Records JPN1987

Heavenless

¥1080 (US$9.38)

King Jammy recorded two outstanding songs on the foundation ‘Heavenless’ rhythm among many others. Although Pad Anthony’s ‘Murderer’ is perhaps the most well known soundclash standard, Tullo T aka Papa Tullo showcased his conscious lyrics with fast-rapping style on the same rhythm.

160
Half Pint - One Big Ghetto

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

Jammys/Dub Store Records JPN1984

Open The Gate

¥1080 (US$9.38)

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.

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Tonto Irie - Life Story

Tonto Irie - Life Story / Life Story Version

Jammys/Dub Store Records JPN1985

Icky All Over

¥1080 (US$9.38)

Tonto Irie recorded many songs on popular Jammys' rhythms as one of demanded deejays at that time. 'Life Story' was on side B of 12inch vinyl - "Wayne Smith - Icky All Over" on Greensleeves label. You might notice that this song on 'Sleng Teng' rhythm was specially edited and arranged just only for Tonto Irie's performance.

164
Bunny Wailer - Rise & Shine

Bunny Wailer - Rise & Shine / Solomonic Dub

Solomonic/Dub Store Records JPN1981

¥2180 (US$18.93)

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.

168
Pat Kelly - How Long

Pat Kelly - How Long

Jaguar1979

Info: Adapted

¥570 ¥299 (US$2.60)

170
Gregory Isaacs - Warning

Gregory Isaacs - Warning

Dub Store Records JPN1986

¥2500 (US$21.71)

A sombre, controversial masterpiece from the legendary 'Cool Ruler'.An overlooked classic produced in Waterhouse by King Tubby and unjustly neglected since its original release on the aptly entitled Serious Business label.

176
Tommy115 All Stars - Rock Steady (Picture Sleeve)

Tommy115 All Stars - Rock Steady (Picture Sleeve) / Tommy115 All Stars, Dennis Bovell - Rock Steady Dub

115 Records JN2015

¥1150 (US$9.98)

I first met Tommy 115 in Japan 2014 during my Japan tour. I was very impressed with her love for Reggae Music .I could tell how much she loves great Reggae music. I'm not surprised that her new single titled "Rocksteady" sounding so great that I could tell that Tommy had learned the Art of good Reggae Music. Her choice of "Rocksteady" title is just the right name. The Recording is very good and the song has a Happy feeling, it puts you in a mood for Spring and Summer, it's a Holiday spirit. Nice song to have on your playlist. The Dub by Dennis Bovell makes you meditate on peace & love! [Jerry Harris (New York's legendary reggae label, Wackies' Music Director, guitarist/singer/producer)]

178
Prince Junior - Hard Sound Fe Dead

Prince Junior - Hard Sound Fe Dead / Hard Sound Fe Dead Dub

Prince Jammys Dub/Dub Store Records JPN1987

¥1380 (US$11.98)

Previously unreleased material from Prince Junior ? known for his killer digital hit “Crucial Boy” produced by Jammy. Taking in the essence of the aboriginal roots flavor along with Jammy’s rugged bassline, it makes up the melancholic digital roots music. Prince Junior approaches this sound killer forcibly and directly, yet sings up softly to showcase his low-keyed performance skills.

179
Cornell Campbell - Nothing Don't Come Easy

Cornell Campbell - Nothing Don't Come Easy / Version

Jammys/Dub Store Records JPN1987

¥1180 (US$10.25)

Even after releasing the legendary “Sleng Teng” rhythm, King Jammy continued to produce hits after hits such as “Punnany”, “Duck” and many more. There is no doubt that he was at the top of the digital dancehall scene back then. Although he had put out an uncountable number of releases towards the end of the 80’s, this is one of the popular and rare tunes among record collectors. Beautifully sang in falset by Cornell Campbell on this melancholic digital rhythm makes it an excellent masterpiece.

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Maytals, Don Drummond - Coppa

Maytals, Don Drummond - Coppa / Come Along With Me

Federal/Dub Store Records JPN1965

¥1380 (US$11.98)

Freshly dug out uptempo Ska beats by Toots Hibbert and Don Drummond - apparently never been released before! Recorded in 1965 when Ska was at its peak, those are the typical Maytals uptempo beats with an unmissable Don D’s solo part on both. Taken directly from the great Daddy Ken Khouri’s master-tape which belongs to the Federal Studio. It’s quite a combination to pull both the Maytals and the Skatalites together, although what’s more remarkable is the fact they have been unreleased for the whole time

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Hopeton Lewis - Run Down

Hopeton Lewis - Run Down / Lynn Taitt, Jets - Napoleon Solo

Merritone/Dub Store Records JPN1966/ 1967

¥1280 (US$11.11)

The very first Merritone ska classic released under its project the Federal Ska! Featuring a classic Rocksteady tune from no other than Lynn Taitt on the flip. No one else but him should be qualified as the Mr. Rocksteay, Hopeton Lewis presents a rare early Ska! Reminding the good old days in Kingston with slow, nice and easy vibes. On the B-side, Lynn Taitt just proves again how tight and heavy the sound was at the Federal studio back then with this great piece of music.

186
Tartans - What You Gonna Do Now

Tartans - What You Gonna Do Now / Lynn Taitt, Jets - Pata Pata

Merritone/Dub Store Records JPN1966

¥1280 (US$11.11)

The Tartans were like the 70’s reggae all-stars, and this is their early big hit along with a rare Lynn Taitt’s instrumental! Formed by Prince Lincoln, Cedric Myton and Devon Russell, the Tartans brilliantly represent the “oldies but goodies’”vibe on the A-side. Flipping over to the B-side is the Lynn Taitt’s interpretation of the Miriam Makeba’s hit tune. Mysteriously it’s been unknown if this rare piece has been put out as a single or still being unreleased.

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Hopeton Lewis - Cool Collie

Hopeton Lewis - Cool Collie / This Poor Boy

Merritone/Dub Store Records JPN1966

¥1280 (US$11.11)

Originally released in 1966, 'Cool Collie' is sometimes considered as one of the first Rocksteady recordings. With hard hit paformance by the back band, Hepetone Lewis sings to free Ganja which is the one of the essential elements of Jamaican music tradition.B-side, Mr. Rocksteady performs a bitter love song in a minor key.