Best sold within a week before Oct 12, 2023

5
BUY

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

Merritone / Dub Store Records JPN 1966

¥1380 (US$9.19)

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.

6
BUY

Owen Gray - Give Me A Little Sign / Raver

Studio One / Dub Store Records JPN 1967

¥2180 (US$14.51)

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.

8
BUY

Temporarily sold out. Uncertain delivery time

Various - Merritone Rock Steady 3: Bang Bang Rock Steady 1966-1968 (2LP)

Dub Store Records JPN 1966- 1967

¥5380 (US$35.81)

Superior rock steady from the vaults of Federal Records

The third edition in this universally acclaimed series including giant of the genre, Hopeton Lewis, and a scintillating selection of hit records and previously unreleased material.

12
BUY

Soul Brothers - Freedom Sounds / Freedom Sounds Take 2

Studio One / Dub Store Records JPN 1966

¥2180 (US$14.51)

The astonishing take of previously unpublished Rocksteady - reveals new facts about Studio One’s Ska and Rocksteady!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the famous “Freedom Sounds”, the band has reconstructed as the Soul Brothers and this is the astonishing, previously unpublished take of them playing the Rocksteady version.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.

15
BUY

Johnny Osbourne - Inflation / Version

Techniques / Dub Store Records JPN 1981

¥2180 (US$14.51)

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.

16
BUY

Glen Adams - I Want To Hold Your Hand / Ann Reid - Remember Me

Bunny Lee / Dub Store Records JPN 1968

¥2180 (US$14.51)

Glen Brown pleasantly covering the familiar Beatles classic not to mention stunning arrangement by Bunny Lee. Backed with popular female rocksteady vocal

17
BUY

Dennis Alcapone - Spanish Omega / Shades Of Hudson

Inbidimts / Dub Store Records JPN 1970

¥1480 (US$9.85)

The golden hit of the early 70’s deejay craze in combination with Ken Boothe. The El Paso sound system deejay Dennis Alcapone showcasing repelling force and energy towards the others piling into the scene back then. One of the symbolic classics of the early deejay materials.

21
BUY

Estimated Delivery 1-4 weeks

25
Add To Want List

Not Available

Hopeton Lewis - Cool Collie / This Poor Boy

Merritone / Dub Store Records JPN 1966

N/A

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.

28
BUY

Johnny & The Attractions - Let's Get Together / Cross My Heart

Gay Feet / Dub Store Records JPN 1967

¥1580 (US$10.52)

The most sought after Gay Feet rock steady rarity. Johnny & The Attractions draws a clear line between them and rock steady artists back then – diggin’ deep into the sounds. Seems obvious that they were already doing the style later known as roots reggae.

29
BUY

Bob Livingston - Reggae Music / Dilly Dally - Tell Me Why

King Tubby's Dub Plate / Dub Store Records JPN 1985

¥1480 (US$9.85)

Another unreleased material from Tubby’s studio. Although dancehall was the thing back then this tune is going to another direction by drawing a great roots vibes.

30
BUY

Roland Alphonso - Sai Pan / Black Brothers - Born To Rule

Merritone / Dub Store Records JPN 1966

¥1380 (US$9.19)

This deep Ska instrumental 'Sai Pan' features a beautiful solo by Roland Alphonso. The most sought after record of Merritone Ska and a crucial for all Ska lovers. On the flipside, the record features a mid-tempo Rude Boy Ska anthem 'Born To Rule' by Black Brothers, the song was taken straight from the original master tape for this reissue. Another hard to find record released in 1966.

32
Add To Want List

Sold-out

Various - King Jammys Dancehall 2: Digital Roots & Hard Dancehall 1984-1991 (2LP)

Dub Store Records JPN 1984- 1991

¥5380 (US$35.81)

Traditional 1970s ragamuffin roots played in pure 1980s digital style.

Message music with a dancehall vibe, King Jammy mixes it up with conscious tunes from superstars like Dennis Brown, Cornell Campbell, Wailing Soul & Horace Andy.

33
BUY

Temporarily sold out. Uncertain delivery time

Various - King Jammys Dancehall 3: Hard Dancehall Murderer 1985-1989 (2LP)

Dub Store Records JPN 1985- 1989

¥5380 (US$35.81)

Murder in the dancehall tonight! Jammy’s leading artists boost up the sound system.

The heart and soul of dancehall - singing about the sound over crucial rhythms, challenging a sound boy to come test Jammy.

36
BUY

Ska 12345

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

Dub Store Records JPN 1960

¥3980 (US$26.49)

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…

42
BUY

Errol Brown - Orthodox Dub

Dub Store Records JPN 1978

¥2376 (US$15.82)

Miraculously rare and seriously obscure killer dubs… one of the very few hard core seventies dub albums mixed by Errol Brown.

A selection of solid dubs originally recorded by BB Seaton at Duke Reid’s legendary Treasure Isle studio and mixed in-house by the Duke’s nephew Errol Brown. A radical departure for all concerned this bold dub album was never officially released although a few clandestine copies reputedly did the New York rounds at the time

43
BUY

Roland Alphonso - From Russia With Love / Cleopatra

Studio One / Dub Store Records JPN 1965

¥2180 (US$14.51)

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!

44
BUY

Family Man, Rebel Arms - Eastern Memphis / Wailers - Rebel Am I

Cobra / Dub Store Records JPN 1973

¥2180 (US$14.51)

This is the quintessence of the Wailers lead by Familyman, playing a killer horn instrumental and the dubwise. Arguably one of the most accomplished reggae instrumentals to date. The Wailers consisting of the Barrett brothers is without a doubt the number one band of the era, showcasing their full confidence which later gets praised by the entire world. The bold and courageous, yet ambitious and highly spirited, everything you need to get out of the Caribbean ghetto to the world is heard in this miraculous recording.

47
BUY

Marvels - Rocksteady / Lloyd Charmers - Travelling On

FRM / Dub Store Records JPN 1972

¥2180 (US$14.51)

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.

48
BUY

The Uniques - Gypsy Woman / Never Let Me Go

Bunny Lee / Dub Store Records JPN 1967

¥2180 (US$14.51)

Rocksteady cover of the undoubtable Impressions’ anthem. Out of many rocksteady tunes this one stands out with its splendid arrange and engineering genius. Backed with The Uniques legendary “Never Let Me Go”.

49
BUY

Val Bennett - The Russians Are Coming / Glen Adams - Lonely Girl

Bunny Lee / Dub Store Records JPN 1968

¥2180 (US$14.51)

Historically renown Dave Brubeck’s Take 5 covered in rocksteady style. It later became one of reggae’s standard repertoire.

52
BUY

Vernon Allen - Babylon / Far I Come

R & B UK 1964

¥2180 (US$14.51)

53
BUY

Don Drummond - Don D Special / Fidel

Studio One / Dub Store Records JPN 1965

¥2080 (US$13.85)

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.

59
BUY

Henry Buckley - Beware Of All Those Rude Boys / If I Am Right

Merritone / Dub Store Records JPN 1966

¥1980 (US$13.18)

Merritone label endorsed Henry Buckley as a star singer of the label during the Rocksteady period. He sings "Beware of all those rude boys going around with their guns, spoiling everybody's fun" to warn behaviors of Rude Boys. It seems Rudies were everywhere when the song was released in 1966. He also showcases his conscious lyrics with song ‘If I Am Right’. The artist tried to deliver profound messages to youths. Those recordings were taken straight from the original master tape for the reissue.

60
BUY

Keith & Tex - Goodbye Baby / What Kind Of Fool

Move & Groove / Dub Store Records JPN 1969

¥1980 (US$13.18)

‘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.

68
BUY

Wailers - Battering Down Sentence / Version

Solomonic / Dub Store Records JPN 1974

¥1680 (US$11.18)

One of the many spiritual and cultural classic lyrics that Bunny Wailer has written, and this is an exclusive single take. The lyrics - written soon after he was arrested due to the possession of Marijuana, can be heard as “Fight Against Conviction” on one of the most important roots reggae album to date, Blackheart Man, although this recording is an early take released in 1974 by the Wailers.

69
Add To Want List

Sold-out

Wailers - Dream Land / Dubd Version

Solomonic / Dub Store Records JPN 1976

¥1680 (US$11.18)

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

71
BUY

Soul Syndicate - Kings Highway / Kings Highway Version

High Music / Dub Store Records JPN 1984

¥1580 (US$10.52)

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.

75
BUY

Lennie Hibbert, Count Ossie & Lynn Taitt - Pure Soul / Patsy Millicent Todd - A Man Is A Two Face

Gay Feet / Dub Store Records JPN 1967

¥1580 (US$10.52)

Master of the Jamaican jazz, Lennie Hibbert, on one to one session with the nyabinghi great Count Ossie. Considering the standard of its time those Gay Feet sessions are somewhat miraculous. Backed by Jamaican soul anthem by Patsy, this record is far from the bloodstream of the time and will surely rated more and more as time goes by.

76
BUY

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

Solomonic / Dub Store Records JPN 1976

¥1480 (US$9.85)

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.

77
BUY

Family Man, Rebel Arms - Family Man Skank / Dub Combination

Cobra / Dub Store Records JPN 1981

¥1480 (US$9.85)

The finest instrumental dub that deserves the name, Familyman and the Rebel Arms. A piece never really got released back then.It is Familyman’s specialty to express his infinite creativity on instrumentals. As expected, he easily achieved higher dimension with these two minimalistically structured pieces. Nothing but a Familyman’s sound played by no other than the Wailers band themselves. In addition, he may have played this superb synthesizer himself.Guaranteed you won’t hear this sort of sound anywhere else.

80
BUY

Marcia Griffiths - My Love / Now Generation - My Love Version

Antrim / Dub Store Records JPN 1974

¥1480 (US$9.85)

Marcia Griffiths' fine cover of Paul McCartney classic. Essential for fans of UK lovers.

82
BUY

Generation Gap - Journey Within / Travelling On

Angen / Dub Store Records JPN 1973

¥1480 (US$9.85)

Sharp and sophisticated reggae soul funk instrumental backed with “Traveling On”.

83
BUY

Keith Hudson - Satan Side / Earl Flute, Horace Andy - Peter & Judas

Mafia / Dub Store Records JPN 1972

¥1480 (US$9.85)

Versions, dubwise, horn riffs and what not – all of those creative elements made this great tune and it was only Keith Hudson who had an ability to make it all possible. Even if you’re no an ordinary reggae listener you should try this. Apart from Hudson, at this time in Jamaica there was a number of eccentric producers like Lee Perry, Pablo, Niney and co who used their studio like an instrument to create their own sounds.

84
BUY

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

Merritone / Dub Store Records JPN 1966

¥1380 (US$9.19)

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.

85
BUY

Renegades - Big And Fine / Oswald Sewell - Where Can He Go

Merritone / Dub Store Records JPN 1966

¥1380 (US$9.19)

The Renegades showcase one of their valuable early works to perfection. 'Big And Fine' was originally released 1966 and collectors would say the record is one of the most sought after records by the group. It also features Oswald Sewell 's previously unreleased Ska vocal material 'Oh My Love' from the original master tape on the B-side.

86
BUY

Noel Brown - Heartbreak Girl / Man's Temptation

Crystal / Dub Store Records JPN 1968

¥1380 (US$9.19)

Later became a vocalist for Chosen Few, Noel Brown's beautiful falsetto floats on this rare Rocksteady tune. It is also an interesting piece that recorded during the transition stage from Rocksteady to Reggae. These are only songs Noel Brown did for Derrick Harriott.

87
BUY

Augustus Pablo - Bedroom Mazurka / Scotty - Children Children

Move & Groove / Dub Store Records JPN 1973/ 1970

Tonight

¥1380 (US$9.19)

On Keith & Tex' classic tune 'Tonight,' Augustus Pablo's melodica echoes along the entire track mysteriously, while the fascinating female vocalist Fay quotes breathy lines from the popular German soft porn film Bedroom Mazurka. The flip side features Scotty's DJ version to 'Tonight.'


Fatal error: Call to a member function name() on null in /mnt/slot3/var/www/vhosts/www.reggaerecord.com/Dubstore/RR/OrderAcceptanceStatus.php on line 208