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Soul Vendors - Last Waltz / Hamlins - Sentimental Reason

Studio One / Dub Store Records JPN 1967

¥1580 (US$14.12)

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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Rico Rodriguez & Friends - Unreleased Early Recordings: Shuffle & Boogie 1960 (10"LP)

Dub Store Records JPN 1960

¥3240 (US$28.96)

Previously unreleased early shuffle and boogie recordings from the ‘Man from Wareika’: Rico Rodriguez



One of the most talented musicians of his generation, trombonist Rico, was a key player and founding father of Jamaican music who went on to establish ska in Britain in the early sixties and then add authenticity to the Two Tone ska revival of the late seventies. Hear him here at the outset of his incredible musical journey…

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Stranger Cole & The Seraphines - We Shall Overcome / We Shall Overcome (Alternative Take)

Gay Feet / Dub Store Records JPN 1966

¥1580 (US$14.12)

Released as The Seraphines prior to the formation of Stranger & Gladdy, fabulous chorus gem backed with previously unreleased cut on flip.

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The Victors - Easy Squeeze / Reggae Buddy

Gay Feet / Dub Store Records JPN 1969

¥1580 (US$14.12)

Recorded at the time when rocksteady was shifting to faster reggae music. The Victors showcasing a pair of fabulous vocals recorded straight from the mastertape.

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Llans Thelwell, Celestials - Llans Plays It All

Dub Store Records JPN 1966

¥2780 (US$24.85)

Miraculously recorded in 1965 when Ska was at its best, this is one of the rarest and killer LP to date. Llands Plays It All is constructed with a Caribbean coast vibe such as Ska, Jazz, Afto, R&B, Soul, Jump Up, Cha Cha Cha to name a few. However this killer Montegonian band is surprisingly tight, presenting second to none great performances. LP starts with “Jive Samba” by Cannonball Adderley, brilliantly arranged in the Afro-Caribbean Jazz style. Then moving on to some Jamaican R&B, to the featured track of the album “Mughead Ska”, a slightly longer version than the 7” cut (DSR-RN7-01), furthermore there is“Golden Horns”, this is an ultimate selection for all DJ’s and Selectors. This is definitely a must-have for shelves of the Jamaican music lovers.

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Aubley Williams, His Orchestra - String Of Pearls / Granville Williams Orch. - Third Man Theme

GWO / Dub Store Records JPN 1965

¥1380 (US$12.34)

A wonderful, previously unreleased Jamaican Ska in one and only jazzy big band style. The length of this recording is slightly longer and all the solo parts are brightly emphasized. A rare piece with an adventurous development which is not quite typical for Jamaican music. A very fine Ska beat on the flip showcasing their original musicality. Also it is nice to see the appearance of Ernest Ranglin on both sides.

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Ernest Ranglin - Guitar In Ernest

Dub Store Records JPN 1965

¥2500 (US$22.35)

Internationally acclaimed guitarist Ernest Ranglin with piano genius Leslie Butler in a dazzling quartet. Recorded in 1965.

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Derrick Harriott - Solomon / Bobby Ellis, Jets - Emperor

Crystal / Dub Store Records JPN 1967

Solomon

¥1380 (US$12.34)

Derrick Harriott’s original cut to sound system foundation rhythm ‘Solomon’. Derrick sings comically about Solomon, who was given wisdom amongst of all mankind from God in the Old Testament: “Solomon was the wisest man but he didn't know the secrets of? a woman” The hit rhythm has been versioned many times over last four decades. On side B, there is a nice & cool horn instrumental entitled ‘The Emperor’ by Bobby Ellis, its title might imply Derrick Harriott productions had a good taste in music at that time.

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

Crystal / Dub Store Records JPN 1967

¥1380 (US$12.34)

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

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Various Artists - Dancing Down Orange Street

Dub Store Records JPN 1969

¥2880 (US$25.74)

A seriously sought after classic album of rocksteady and uptempo reggae hits

from 1969

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

Links / Dub Store Records JPN 1968

¥1580 (US$14.12)

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.

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Federal Singers - My Love / What To Do

Federal / Dub Store Records JPN 1965

¥1580 (US$14.12)

Previously unreleased mysterious uptempo vocal sung by unknown female (or boy) singer!

Typical but good female vocal style and the harmonica solo makes it even sweeter ? not to miss for all Ska fans. Although we could be a little familiar to her voice, it is hard to define her name since there was no mention on the master-tape. Another mysterious vocal on the flip makes this 7” a generous double-sider

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Carlton Manning - We Will Live & Love / The Soul Lads - I Am Yours Forever

Gay Feet / Dub Store Records JPN 1967

¥1580 (US$14.12)

The debut song from Carlton Manning - elder brother of Lynford and Donald of The Abyssinians and later known for his Carlton and The Shoes releases for Studio One. On the flip side it’s a previously unreleased tune from The Soul Lads - later re-recorded and released on Treasure Isle with another cut which could be why this never saw the light of day.

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Various - Coconut Ska

King Edwards UK 1963- 1964

¥2380 (US$21.27)

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Baba Brooks - A Toast To James Bond / Patsy Millicent Todd - True Love (Love So Divine)

Gay Feet / Dub Store Records JPN 1965

¥1580 (US$14.12)

Killer instrumental ska and one of Baba Brooks' masterworks on A-side backed with crucial ska vocal by Patsy accordingly to the original edition. Both sides taken from the mastertape.

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

Kentone / Dub Store Records JPN 1965

¥1480 (US$13.23)

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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Lynn Taitt & The Jets - Rock Steady Greatest Hits

Dub Store Records JPN 1968

¥2376 (US$21.24)

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.

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Roland Alphonso - From Russia With Love / Cleopatra

Studio One / Dub Store Records JPN 1965

¥1580 (US$14.12)

The both-sided killer Ska instrumental masterpiece - all Ska collectors have been searching for! The Skatalites playing the theme of James Bond’s “From Russia With Love” is a true Ska instrumental masterpiece, which needs no introduction. Like the original release, it’s gorgeously backed with “Cleopatra” on the B-side. Taken straight from the original master-tape, this is a dream come true single!

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Leslie Butler - We've Only Just Begun

Dub Store Records JPN 197-

¥2500 (US$22.35)

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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Ernest Ranglin - Softly With Ranglin

Dub Store Records JPN 1965

¥2880 (US$25.74)

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

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Derrick Harriott - Keep On Dancing / Bobby Ellis, Desmond Miles Seven - Now We Know (Instrumental)

Crystal / Dub Store Records JPN 1968

¥1380 (US$12.34)

Taken from the epic album‘Rock Steady Party’, this is the first time ever released on 7 inch single and is Derrick Harriott’s interpretation of praising Rocksteady dancehall. The B-side, ‘Now We Know’is an original single version of the song and this is the best example of how Crystalites play the rhythm.

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Various - Jamaican Skarama

Dub Store Records JPN 1964- 1965

¥2500 (US$22.35)

Missing masterpieces of the original Jamaican Ska. Recorded at the Federal Studio between 1964 to 1965 and released on Ken Khouri's Kentone label.

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Minstrels, Lynn Taitt, Jets - Hey There Lonely Girls / Hey There Lonely Girls (Acappella)

Merritone / Dub Store Records JPN 1967

¥1380 (US$12.34)

A very rare and beautiful Rocksteady tune that collectors are after for many years. The Minstrels released mere amount of records but all of them were top-notch recordings. This 1967 released powerful ‘Hey There Lonely Girl’ is crucial for every Rocksteady fans. Acappella version of the song is included on the B-side.

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Baba Brooks - 1st Session (Alternative Take) / 1st Session

Gay Feet / Dub Store Records JPN 1965

¥1580 (US$14.12)

If you mention Baba Brooks, most people would think this tune or “Shank I Sheck”. Even though the recording tape itself was hard to come by these days, we managed to include a previously unreleased alternative take from the master tape.

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

Merritone / Dub Store Records JPN 1966

¥1380 (US$12.34)

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.

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Mighty Thunder - Fatty / Dance

Studio One (Org)

Info: Original Press

¥4800 ¥1680 (US$15.02)

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Patsy Millicent Todd - Loving Love / Loving Love (Alternative Take)

Gay Feet / Dub Store Records JPN 1965

¥1580 (US$14.12)

Vigorous Patsy vocal and soulful saxophone solo on bouncy ska rhythm. Previously unreleased alternative take on the B-side.

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Wailers - Rock Sweet Rock / Jerk In Time

Studio One / Dub Store Records JPN 1966

¥1580 (US$14.12)

The Wailers have recorded a number of tunes for Studio One, however this release still gets talked a lot as its specialty. Recorded just before they left Studio One, this double A-sided single includes two of the best tunes that lead by Bunny Wailer himself. It’s even possible to hear in this excellent music that the time has come to ripen for the band to see the vision of starting up their own Wail ‘N’ Soul ’M’ label. Both sides are identical to its original release.

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Junior Soul - Glendevon Special / Magic Touch

Crystal / Dub Store Records JPN 1968

¥1380 (US$12.34)

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.