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1
Ken Boothe - Can't You See
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Ken Boothe - Can't You See / I Remember Someone

Links/Dub Store Records JPN1968

¥1580 (US$15.73)

A pair of all time classics, soulful lovers rocksteady vocals sang by the Mr. Rocksteady a.k.a. Ken Boothe.

3
Gaylads - Looking For A Girl
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Gaylads - Looking For A Girl / Aren't You The Guy

Links/Dub Store Records JPN1968

¥1580 (US$15.73)

For all collectors here is a great reissue of rare rocksteady from The Gaylads. Wonderful chorus works by the group that are thought to be some of the greatest works the Gaylads after Studio One era.

5
Don Drummond - Roll On Sweet Don
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Don Drummond - Roll On Sweet Don / Cornell Campbell, Dimples - Jericho Road

Studio One/Dub Store Records JPN1964

¥1580 (US$15.73)

Rated as the world’s top five trombone players, here is a stunning reissue of rare killer ska by Don Drummond backed with an authentic vocal ska with Cornell Campbell.

7
Soul Syndicate - Kings Highway
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Soul Syndicate - Kings Highway / Kings Highway Version

High Music/Dub Store Records JPN1984

¥1580 (US$15.73)

Clean reissue of Soul Syndicate's early 80's classic "Kings Highway" w/ version. When there were flooded with dancehall vibes Chinna and co always kept it true to their roots. Timeless pieces.

8
Sister Nancy - Bam Bam
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Sister Nancy - Bam Bam / King Tubby - Stalag Version

Techniques/Dub Store Records JPN1985

Stalag

¥1480 (US$14.73)

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.

10
Bunny Wailer - Solomonic Singles 2: Rise & Shine 1977-1986 (2LP)
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Bunny Wailer - Solomonic Singles 2: Rise & Shine 1977-1986 (2LP)

Dub Store Records JPN1977- 1986

¥4320 (US$43.00)

At the same time that Neville ‘Bunny Wailer’ Livingston recorded his debut solo long playing masterpiece, ‘Blackheart Man’, he was also creating a series of singles for his own Solomonic label. These records were every bit as good, at times even better, but they have never been released outside of Jamaica. Until now…

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Bunny Wailer - Solomonic Singles 1: Tread Along 1969-1976 (2LP)
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Bunny Wailer - Solomonic Singles 1: Tread Along 1969-1976 (2LP)

Dub Store Records JPN1969- 1976

¥4320 (US$43.00)

At the same time that Neville ‘Bunny Wailer’ Livingston recorded his debut solo long playing masterpiece, ‘Blackheart Man’, he was also creating a series of singles for his own Solomonic label. These records were every bit as good, at times even better, but they have never been released outside of Jamaica. Until now…

13
Herman Hersang & His City Slickers - Hersang Hop
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Herman Hersang & His City Slickers - Hersang Hop / Don Drummond, Tommy McCook, Roland Alphonso - Calypso Jazz (Iron Bar) (Alternative Take)

Studio One/Dub Store Records JPN1961

¥1580 (US$15.73)

Early ska instrumental with vibing call and response from the organ and guitar. Backed by the finest Jamaican jazz played by the likes of Don Drummon, Tomy McCook and Roland Alphonso.

14
Aston Family Man Barrett - Soul Constitution
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Aston Family Man Barrett - Soul Constitution / Aston Family Man Barrett & Johnny Dizzy Moore - Cell Block 11

Star Apple/Dub Store Records JPN

¥1480 (US$14.73)

Solid roots instrumentals produced by Aston "Family Man" Barrett of the Wailers. "Soul Constitution" sees soulful organ played on tight rhythm section leaning towards funky grooves. Hard to believe it was recorded at Randy's in 1971!

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Bunny Wailer - Rise & Shine
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Bunny Wailer - Rise & Shine / Solomonic Dub

Solomonic/Dub Store Records JPN1981

¥2180 (US$21.70)

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.

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

Move & Groove/Dub Store Records JPN1967

Stop That Train

¥1380 (US$13.74)

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.

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Dre Island - Live Forever
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Dre Island - Live Forever / Live Forever Dub

Natural High Music2015

¥1200 (US$11.94)

Opening the series with "Live Forever" a stiff, in depth roots rhythm featuring one of the key figures of the new generation rasta singers Dre Island. Reminds us the voice of Jr. Gong his vocal delivers a strong and moving message of our existence. Backed with heavy dub cut proving the high work ethic of the duo.

27
Michael Prophet - Copa Come
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Michael Prophet - Copa Come / Version

Techniques/Dub Store Records JPN1985

¥1480 (US$14.73)

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.

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Various - Derrick Harriott Rock Steady 1966-1969 (2LP)
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Various - Derrick Harriott Rock Steady 1966-1969 (2LP)

Dub Store Records JPN1966- 1969

¥4320 (US$43.00)

A selection of magical rocksteady music from one of the masters of the genre…One of the forerunners in Jamaican music from its very beginning, Derrick Harriott, along with a stellar cast, showcases the some superb rocksteady.

33
Tomorrow's Children - Bang Bang Rock Steady
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Tomorrow's Children - Bang Bang Rock Steady / Rain (Rock Steady)

Merritone/Dub Store Records JPN1967

¥1380 (US$13.74)

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.

34
Keida - M16
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Keida - M16 / M16 Version

Natural High Music2015

¥1200 (US$11.94)

Keida has been on everyone’s eye since her hits like “Ganja Tree” and “Stand For Something”. “M16” showcases her motivation in music and is sang on an early 80’s Volcano-esc rub a dub rhythm. It’s a perfect match both musically and lyrically.

36
Johnny Osbourne - Inflation
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Johnny Osbourne - Inflation / Version

Techniques/Dub Store Records JPN1981

¥1480 (US$14.73)

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.

37
Mikey General - Ancient Order
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Mikey General - Ancient Order / Ancient Order Version

Natural High Music2015

¥1200 (US$11.94)

The veteran Mikey General revives the true roots spirits on “Ancient Order”. Raw bass, tight drums, distorted organ and epic horns recreate the 70’s roots sound in today’s fashion. Not to mention the soundsystem ready version on the flip!

38
Jovi Rockwell, Jesse Royal - Mash Me Up
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Jovi Rockwell, Jesse Royal - Mash Me Up / Mash Me Up Version

Natural High Music2015

¥1200 (US$11.94)

“Mash Me Up” sees an appearance of Jesse Royal, a young rasta singer who has previously been featured on Major Lazer projects and causing a buzz in the scene with releases for Over Stand Ent., Biggy, Notis and more. Here he collaborates with US based female singer Jovi Rockwell on an irie and bass heavy shaker.

40
Soul Vendors - Last Waltz
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Soul Vendors - Last Waltz / Hamlins - Sentimental Reason

Studio One/Dub Store Records JPN1967

¥1580 (US$15.73)

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.

43
Ken Boothe - Black Gold & Green
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Estimated Delivery 1-6 weeks

45
Bunny Wailer - Solomonic Singles 2: Rise & Shine 1977-1986
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Bunny Wailer - Solomonic Singles 2: Rise & Shine 1977-1986

Dub Store Records JPN1977- 1986

¥2780 (US$27.67)

At the same time that Neville ‘Bunny Wailer’ Livingston recorded his debut solo long playing masterpiece, ‘Blackheart Man’, he was also creating a series of singles for his own Solomonic label. These records were every bit as good, at times even better, but they have never been released outside of Jamaica. Until now…

46
Bunny Wailer - Solomonic Singles 1: Tread Along 1969-1976
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Bunny Wailer - Solomonic Singles 1: Tread Along 1969-1976

Dub Store Records JPN1969- 1976

¥2780 (US$27.67)

At the same time that Neville ‘Bunny Wailer’ Livingston recorded his debut solo long playing masterpiece, ‘Blackheart Man’, he was also creating a series of singles for his own Solomonic label. These records were every bit as good, at times even better, but they have never been released outside of Jamaica. Until now…

49
Stephen Chang - Always Together
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Stephen Chang - Always Together / Sam Carty - Rich Man, Poor Man

BMN/Dub Store Records JPN1967

¥1480 (US$14.73)

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.

50
Keith & Tex - Tonight
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Keith & Tex - Tonight / Lynn Taitt, Desmond Miles Seven - You've Caught Me

Move & Groove/Dub Store Records JPN1967

¥1380 (US$13.74)

A star duo at the Harriott’s production, Keith & Tex’s‘Tonight’is also the everlasting masterpiece in the history of Reggae music. There were many essential songs in his production from 1967 to 68 but‘Tonight’is obviously the most indispensable one. Lynn Tait plays a beautiful instrumental version to Melodians’ hit ‘You’ve Caught Me’ on the flip side. Reissued with these original recordings on both sides.

54
Bounty Killer - Cellular Phone
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Temporarily sold out. Uncertain delivery time

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Half Pint - One In A Million
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Temporarily sold out. Uncertain delivery time

64
Lynn Taitt & The Jets - Rock Steady Greatest Hits
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Lynn Taitt & The Jets - Rock Steady Greatest Hits

Dub Store Records JPN1968

¥2880 (US$28.67)

Refined rock steady from the creator of the genre. Guitarist and arranger, Lynn Taitt, interprets some of the greatest hits of the era including variations of many of the melodies he originated for a number of Jamaica’s foremost artists and producers.

65
Sons Of Negus - A Psalm Of Praises To The Most High 1967-1972
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Sons Of Negus - A Psalm Of Praises To The Most High 1967-1972

Dub Store Records JPN1967- 1972

¥3260 (US$32.45)

“Let Africa be our guiding star, OUR STAR OF DESTINY.” Marcus Mosiah Garvey In 1967 Ras Michael began to play occasional recording sessions for Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd with Jackie Mittoo and Soul Vendors at Studio One. Instead of getting paid for his work Ras Michael requested studio time for recordings for his own Zion Disc productions as the Sons of Negus Churchical Host. Seven inch releases at Zion Disc in 1967 and 1968, included ‘A Psalm Of Praises To The Most High’, ‘Come Down’, ‘King’s Highway’ to name a few, and all were unequivocal in form and content. The records did not trouble charts and none were released outside of Kingston… “Like reggae is a vision. Reggae is the word that hits at the heartstrings the mind can’t control. I and I get the message of Rastafari out through reggae. It is the black music line of message to the world. It is the black Rastaman line of message to the world. It is the metaphorical Black Star Line…” Ras Michael

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Marvels - Rocksteady
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Marvels - Rocksteady / Lloyd Chamers - Travelling On

FRM/Dub Store Records JPN1972

¥1480 (US$14.73)

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.

67
Tony Tuff - Ram Dance Style
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Tony Tuff - Ram Dance Style

Vena/Dub Store Records JPN1987

Tonight

¥1480 (US$14.73)

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.

76
Derrick Harriott - Rock Steady Party
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Derrick Harriott - Rock Steady Party

Dub Store Records JPN1967

¥2880 (US$28.67)

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.

77
Nitty Gritty - Malfunction
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Nitty Gritty - Malfunction

Vena/Dub Store Records JPN1987

¥1480 (US$14.73)

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.

78
Thriller U - Raggamuffin Mi Soup
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Thriller U - Raggamuffin Mi Soup

Vena/Dub Store Records JPN1987

Tonight

¥1480 (US$14.73)

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.

79
Daddy Freddie - Bad Boy A Street
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Daddy Freddie - Bad Boy A Street

Vena/Dub Store Records JPN1987

Turn On The Heat

¥1480 (US$14.73)

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”!

83
Dawn Penn - No No No
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Temporarily sold out. Uncertain delivery time

84
Telford Nelson - Rough Road
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Temporarily sold out. Uncertain delivery time

88
Sugar Minott - None Stop Rocking
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Sugar Minott - None Stop Rocking

Vena/Dub Store Records JPN1988

¥1480 (US$14.73)

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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Delroy Katt - Rum Nuh Rap Up
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Delroy Katt - Rum Nuh Rap Up

Vena/Dub Store Records JPN1987

¥1480 (US$14.73)

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.

94
Soul Brothers - Freedom Sounds
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Soul Brothers - Freedom Sounds / Freedom Sounds Take 2

Studio One/Dub Store Records JPN1966

¥1580 (US$15.73)

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.

95
Admiral Tibet - Running From Reality
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Admiral Tibet - Running From Reality / Running From Reality Version

Jammys/Dub Store Records JPN1988

Running From Reality

¥1280 (US$12.74)

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”

101
Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Grounation (3LP)
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Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Grounation (3LP)

Dub Store Records JPN1973

¥5800 (US$57.73)

An unimpeachable classic considered to be the pinnacle of Rastafarian inspired music. Master drummer Count Ossie’s band, including the incomparable tenor saxophonist Cedric ‘I’m’ Brooks, recreate a Rasta grounation, or gathering, playing and chanting a sublime supplication, including Bible readings, in praise of Emperor Haile Selassie I

112
Marvin Brooks - Old Time Day
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Marvin Brooks - Old Time Day / Version

Techniques/Dub Store Records JPN1975

¥1480 (US$14.73)

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

113
Anthony Red Rose, King Kong - Two Big Bull In A One Pen
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Anthony Red Rose, King Kong - Two Big Bull In A One Pen

Dub Store Records JPN1986

¥2880 (US$28.67)

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.

114
Don Drummond, Skatalites - One Beer, One Scotch, One Burbon (Take 1)
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Don Drummond, Skatalites - One Beer, One Scotch, One Burbon (Take 1) / One Beer, One Scotch, One Burbon (Take 2)

Federal/Dub Store Records JPN1965

¥1580 (US$15.73)

Previously unreleased rare instrumental Ska masterpieces based on Rhythm and Blues classic! These are the previously unreleased two instrumental cuts of the cheerful cover of Amos Milburn’s Jamaican sound system classic in the 50’s sung by Clive Wilson. Clearly great and with full of vibes, if your are a Ska Man there is no way to avoid these special tunes. *Recommended to pair this with the vocal version by Clive Wilson released on this very same series (DSR-FW7-02)

115
Clive Wilson, Skatalites - One Ska, One Ounce Of Weed, One Beer
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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$15.73)

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)

118
Bunny Wailer - Rasta Man
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Bunny Wailer - Rasta Man / Version

Solomonic/Dub Store Records JPN1976

¥1280 (US$12.74)

A classic Rasta Man song sung by Bunny Wailer, the most devoted Rastafarian out of all the Wailers. This unforgettable Rasta Man Anthem was released just before one of the most important roots reggae album to date, Blackheart Man dropped. Unlike the original release, this single take is backed with a dub cut.

119
Owen Gray - Give Me A Little Sign
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Owen Gray - Give Me A Little Sign / Raver

Studio One/Dub Store Records JPN1967

¥1580 (US$15.73)

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.

121
Roy Richards - Summertime
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Roy Richards - Summertime / Sound Dimension - Soulful Strut

Studio One/Dub Store Records JPN1969

¥1580 (US$15.73)

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.

122
Junior Soul - Glendevon Special
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Junior Soul - Glendevon Special / Magic Touch

Crystal/Dub Store Records JPN1968

¥1380 (US$13.74)

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.

123
Derrick Harriott - Loser
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Derrick Harriott - Loser / Derrick Harriott, Bobby Ellis, Desmond Miles Seven - Now We Know

Crystal/Dub Store Records JPN1967

Loser

¥1380 (US$13.74)

‘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.

125
Half Pint - One Big Ghetto
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Half Pint - One Big Ghetto / Tonto Irie - Ram Up Every Corner

Jammys/Dub Store Records JPN1984

Open The Gate

¥1280 (US$12.74)

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.

132
Yellowman - Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt
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133
Heptones - Mama
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144
Trevor Levy - So Long
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Trevor Levy - So Long

Vena/Dub Store Records JPN1987

¥1480 (US$14.73)

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.

145
Sanchez - My Baby
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Sanchez - My Baby / Make It Up Baby

Vena/Dub Store Records JPN1988

Malfunction

¥1480 (US$14.73)

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.

147
Delroy Katt - Pray To The Father
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Delroy Katt - Pray To The Father

Vena/Dub Store Records JPN1987

Malfunction

¥1480 (US$14.73)

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.

150
Burro Banton - Praise Up Jah Jah
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Burro Banton - Praise Up Jah Jah

Stereo One1985

¥1280 (US$12.74)

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!

151
Face, Sheenyboo - Dangerous
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Face, Sheenyboo - Dangerous

Colonel Mustard's EU2015

¥980
¥580 (US$5.77) Limited Time Offer

152
Wailing Souls - Move On
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Wailing Souls - Move On / Wackad - Cry For The Youths

Jammys/Dub Store Records JPN1988/ 1989

¥1380 (US$13.74)

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”.

166
Skatalites - Freedom Sounds
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Skatalites - Freedom Sounds / Freedom Sounds (Early Take)

Studio One/Dub Store Records JPN1964

¥1580 (US$15.73)

‘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.

176
Keith & Tex - Goodbye Baby
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Keith & Tex - Goodbye Baby / What Kind Of Fool

Move & Groove/Dub Store Records JPN1969

¥1380 (US$13.74)

‘Goodbye Baby’ is another train theme Rocksteady by Keith & Tex who were expert at singing that subject just like their other classic ‘Stop That Train.’ The flip side features a mid-tempo Rocksteady that might sound monotonous in a way but is matching its lyrics beautifully.

177
Keith & Tex - Hypnotizing Eyes
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Keith & Tex - Hypnotizing Eyes / Down The Street

Move & Groove/Dub Store Records JPN1968

¥1380 (US$13.74)

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.

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Gorgon Sound - Found Jah Way
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Temporarily sold out. Uncertain delivery time

180
Hopeton Lewis - Cool Collie
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Hopeton Lewis - Cool Collie / This Poor Boy

Merritone/Dub Store Records JPN1966

¥1380 (US$13.74)

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.

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

Prince Jammys Dub/Dub Store Records JPN1985

Billy Jean B: Stalag

¥1280 (US$12.74)

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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Hopeton Lewis - This Music Got Soul
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Hopeton Lewis - This Music Got Soul / Rocksteady

Merritone/Dub Store Records JPN1966

¥1380 (US$13.74)

'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.

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

Merritone/Dub Store Records JPN1968

¥1380 (US$13.74)

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

Merritone/Dub Store Records JPN1968

¥1380 (US$13.74)

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.

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Sugar Minott - Conscious Lover
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Sugar Minott - Conscious Lover / Pad Anthony - By Show Down

Jammys/Dub Store Records JPN1989

Tonight

¥1280 (US$12.74)

Sugar Minott always showcased his versatile talent by singing lover’s rock to dancehall songs and attracted a variety of wide audiences. Certainly, he proves this ability on the ‘Tonight’ rhythm, which is regarded as one of the most popular rhythms among the Jammys catalogue. On the flip side, Pad Anthony sings a soundclash anthem to the same rhythm. The song only appeared on a LP album entitled ‘Sound Clash 89’.

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Johnny Osbourne - Chain Robbery
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Johnny Osbourne - Chain Robbery / Chain Robbery Version

Jammys/Dub Store Records JPN1989

¥1280 (US$12.74)

Johnny Osbourne recorded many major hit songs such as ‘Buddy Bye’and ‘On The Right Track’ for King Jammy. And ‘Chain Robbery’ is one of those and still regarded as one of his best works with King Jammy by the 80’s hardcore dancehall funs.

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Carl Meeks - Danger
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Carl Meeks - Danger / Danger Version

Redman/Dub Store Records JPN1989

¥1280 (US$12.74)

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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Johnny Osbourne - We Gonna Rock It Tonight (Dub Plate Playing)
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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$12.74)

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.

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Peter Tosh, Solomonic Reggae Star - Anti-Apartheid
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Peter Tosh, Solomonic Reggae Star - Anti-Apartheid / Solomonic Reggae Star - Solidarity

Solomonic/Dub Store Records JPN1976

¥1480 (US$14.73)

Peter Tosh was the first reggae artist to realise the limitless possibilities of the melodica (listen to the Wailers' first Tuff Gong release 'Sun Is Shining') and here he adds its haunting power to one of Bunny's best ever rhythms the prophetic 'Amagideon' from 'Black Heart Man'. The melodica phrases and the subtle, restrained mixing on both sides of this single bring out all the brooding introspection and mystery in the track.

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Frankie Paul - Gun Shot (Label Damage)
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Frankie Paul - Gun Shot (Label Damage)

Skengdon (Org)1986

Info: Original Press

¥1980 ¥1280 (US$12.74)