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16-track retrospective from one of New Zealand's finest reggae bands; 'Get Away' 'Who You With' 'Giddy Up' & more
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BIGGEST REGGAE ONE DROP ANTHEMS 2011 presents a selection of hits from the international reggae scene including multiple exclusive tracks plus, Jamaican & European radio hits. Feature tracks include Busy Signal "Tempted to Touch," I-Wayne "Real and Clean" and others.
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The Skatalites were together for only 2 years, but in their wake the band left a rich and vital legacy, the effects of which are still being felt today. Ball of Fire, the ultimate testament to the Skatalites' never ending appeal, is a collection of re-worked band hits and classics. Label mate Ernest Ranglin, Jamaica's guitar supremo, makes a special guest appearance on the album, in a reunion of very special talents. Tracks include "James Bond Theme," "Confucious," "Ball of Fire," "Ringo," "Freedom Sound" and more.
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Buju Banton

Upside Down 2020

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Buju Banton Upside Down 2020 First LP in 10 Years - Dancehall star enlists John Legend, Pharrell and Stephen Marley for first album since December 2018 prison release.
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This newly remastered version of the best-selling reggae album of all time now features 2 additional bonus tracks. Upgraded packaging features 28 page booklet with lyrics and photos.
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Skatalites

Ska Voovee [Blue LP + 7in]

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BLUE VINYL + BONUS 7". First time on vinyl for 1993 classic from ska originators. Part of the the Shanachie trilogy of 90's albums from legendary Jamaican big band that invented the genre in the early 1960's. Released in 1993, Ska Voovee finds original saxophonist Tommy McCook leading a lineup that includes original members (bassist Lloyd Brevett, drummer Lloyd Knibbs, alto saxophonist Lester Sterling ) alongside newcomers and jazz guests, including trombonist Steve Turre and trumpeter Frank Gordan. This edition of the Skatalites was quite faithful to the band's history, lively instrumentals like "Skamaica" and "Skapan" are instantly recognizable as authentic Skatalites performances. These dozen tunes are solid and engaging, an effort that both die-hard and casual fans will equally enjoy. Blue vinyl LP with bonus "Jamaican Blank" style 45 rpm 7 inch single, released for Record Store Day 2020.

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Desmond Dekker

Rude Boy Ska [Colored Vinyl] (Red)

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These recordings are from the final studio session before Desmond's untimely death in 2006. Pressed on red vinyl.
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Iration

Time Bomb

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2010 release from the Hawaii-based Reggae rockers. Iration. Recorded Time Bomb with the intention of making an album that appeals to everyone - it combines Pop structures and melodies similar of those on their previous EP, Sample This, with a more Rock and Electronic feel. Analog synthesizers and unique guitar tones on each track help modernize their Reggae rhythm base. Focusing on making each song a stand alone "hit," the band approached each song differently in order to maximize the potential of each individual track. They wanted to make an album that people can listen to over and over again without getting bored or tired of it. Time Bomb is Iration's best effort yet and they look forward to expanding their Reggae-Rock/Pop foundation to infinite soundscapes in their future recordings.
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1978 album from the Reggae legend. Includes 'Is This Love', 'Satisfy My Soul' and many more.
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Morgan Heritage

Royalty

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Hot Flash Heat Wave is one of EMPIRE's early alternative signings. Based in the Bay Area with roots in the Davis - near Sacramento area - the band has proven to be a notable name. Recently touring the country with a bunch of showcases at SXSW the group is one that should be around for a while.
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Bob Marley

Survival

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Track Listing " Top Rankin', Survival, One Drop".
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Shaggy

The Boombastic Collection: The Best Of Shaggy

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In the past dozen years, Shaggy has sold over 20 million albums worldwide, had 2 platinum albums, 5 No. 1 hits and 11 Top Ten singles around the globe. Geffen Records and UMe are proud to gather all of these and more on THE BOOMBASTIC COLLECTION THE BEST OF SHAGGY. Assembled in conjunction with Shaggy, the Boombastic Collection the Best of Shaggy features ALL the hits, from his calling card "Oh Carolina" through the smashes "Boombastic" and "In the Summertime" to the huge "It Wasn't Me," "Angel," "Hey Sexy Lady" and "Feel the Rush."
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Dub Will Tear Us Apart... Again - Jäh Division - The band was a hip all-star concern that featured two members of the deeply weird NYC-via-Tampa prog band Home, plus two folks from Ur-Williamsburg psychfreaks Oneida.
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Common Kings

One Day

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Limited picture disc vinyl LP pressing. 2018 EP. Common Kings is an American reggae band from Orange County, California. The band's debut album, Lost in Paradise, was nominated for a Grammy Award. They formed while studying at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, and began recording in 2011. After releasing two EPs in 2013 (both of which were top ten hits on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart), they toured Australia and New Zealand as a support act on Justin Timberlake's 'The 20/20 Experience World Tour' in 2014. Their 2017 album Lost in Paradise received a Grammy Award nomination in the Best Reggae Album category, and topped the Billboard Reggae Albums chart.
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Bob Marley & The Wailers

Gold

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Digitally remastered two CD set offers either a complete career overview or extensive selections from the artist's most important years & will feature key hits, album tracks, extensive liner notes, credits, period photos, & more.
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Bob Marley

Uprising

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Track Listing " Bad Card, Zion Train, Work".
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The Specials are one of the defining bands of the late 70’s/early 80’s along with Jerry Dammers iconic label Two Tone Records. Originally formed in 1977, as The Coventry Automatics, The Specials combined Jamaican ska and Rocksteady, mixed with the energy of punk they launched a whole Ska Revival. They also helped likeminded bands such as Madness, The Beat, The Selecter to release their first singles. The Specials released ‘Gangsters’ as their first single in the summer of ’79, quickly releasing the classic singles A Message To You Rudy, Do Nothing and Rat Race. They released their debut album ‘Specials’ in 1979, followed by ‘More Specials’ in 1980. During this time, the band has two UK Number One singles, a live version of ‘Too Much Too Young’ from ‘The Special AKA Live EP’ and the unforgettable ‘Ghost Town’ in the summer of 1981. Jerry Dammers continued as The Special AKA following the departure of band members in late 1981, releasing their third album ‘In The Studio’ which included the iconic single ‘Nelson Mandela’. This 20 track compilation collects all their key singles and album tracks, made available on heavyweight 180g vinyl for the first time.

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Wailers

The Wailing Wailers

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The Wailing Wailers burst onto the Jamaican music scene at the height of the ska era in 1964, recording nearly one hundred songs for producer Coxson Dodd's ground-break-ing Studio One imprint. They covered American pop and R&B hits and wrote heartbreakingly beautiful ballads and irresistible dance scorchers that sound as fresh today as they did 60 years ago. - This never before reissue of their legendary first album, features three immortals who went on to stupendously successful solo careers. Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Neville Livingston are joined by Junior Braithwaite, Vision Walker, Beverly Kelso, and Rita Marley in an unforgettable collection of Coxson's finest productions. First reissue using the original 1965 Jamaican masters, track listing, and cover art. Features three reggae immortals: Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Neville Livingston. Contains hit track "Rude Boy" which established The Wailers as the leaders of the new reggae movement. LP features unique Obi Strip with historical information to maintain integrity of original cover art. The first in a series of reissues from renowned reggae label Studio One.
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Stephen Marley

Mind Control

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A member of the celebrated Marley sibling group, the Melody Makers since age seven, the 5-time Grammy Award winning producer, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is stepping center stage for the last time. MIND CONTROL is all Stephen and a cornucopia of the sounds and stule that he loves: A blend of reggae, rock, R&B, Nyabinghi rhythms, flamenco and hip-hop. It's an album with the grit and flavor to rock old school Kingston sound systems and slippery, waxed Miami Range Rovers alike. Features cameos from Damien "Jr., Gong" Marley, Julian Marley, Mos Def, Ben Harper and Mr Cheeks.
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Track listings include "Concrete Jungle," Slave Driver," "400 Years," plus lots more.
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Limited double vinyl LP pressing from reggae legend Gregory Isaacs blowing the roof off of Hollywood's Roxy Theatre with the help of a superstar backing band The Roots Radics. Features some of Cool Ruler's best-loved tunes including "Slave Master," "My Number One," "Soon Forward," "Top Ten" and more. Gregory Isaacs was one of the most influential reggae musicians of all time. Milo Miles, writing in The New York Times, described Isaacs as "the most exquisite vocalist in reggae". In 2016, it was announced that the Jamaican government would posthumously award Isaacs the Order of Distinction (Officer Class) in recognition of his contribution to the country's music.
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TWO SEVENS CLASH: THE 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION is a deluxe collector's edition that will be a must-have for any music fans. Set includes special digipak with 20 page booklet that includes rare photos and liner notes, along with 5 bonus tracks and a digitally re-mastered sound.
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Limited 180gm green colored vinyl LP pressing. Includes insert. Peter Tosh's most 'accessible' solo album, Mama Africa, would also be his best seller outside Jamaica, the only one of his albums to break into the U.K. Top 50 and even push into the bottom reaches of the U.S. charts. Tosh concentrated on the music, self-producing an album that sounds fantastic from start to finish. Every track on the album is just as memorable in it's own way, as the artist combines styles, genres, moods, and atmospheres across songs old and new. The album revisits while looking to the future. Updated songs like 'Stop That Train', 'Johnny B. Goode', a U.K. Top 50 hit that boasts an intricate rhythm, are included.
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Collector's edtion 7" vinyl pressing of reggae legend Frank "Toots" Hibbert performing his stone cold classic hits!Special limited edition tri-colored, RASTA-themed vinyl!
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Dibango displays his virtuosity on vocals, saxophone, percussions, and keyboards in a set that attempts to pick up commercially where Soul Makossa ended.

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Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend Vinyl LP. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend Vinyl LPDisc 1Side 11: Is This Love2: No Woman, No Cry3: Could You Be Loved

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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing featuring comprehensive sleeve notes. The Heptones are a Jamaican rocksteady and reggae vocal trio most active in the 1960s and early 1970s. They were one of the more significant trios of that era, and played a major role in the gradual transition between ska and rocksteady into reggae with their three-part harmonies. The Heptones were contemporaries of the Wailers and the Maytals, and every bit their equal in the mid-60's.
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Aswad

Gold

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Three CD set. Crimson presents the only Aswad compilation you'll ever need. Arguably Britain's most successful reggae band, Aswad have been performing together since the mid-1970s and have released over 20 albums. This compilation includes tracks from across the group's career including their early roots reggae recordings to their later pop-reggae fusion hits. All three of Aswad's top 20 hits are included: the UK #1 single 'Don't Turn Around' which topped the charts 1988, the follow up single 'Give A Little Love', and 1994's 'Shine' which peaked at #5.
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Alborosie is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, engineer and a dynamic talent in the contemporary reggae scene. Enlisting The Wailers United (former members of Bob Marley and The Wailers with the addition of Aston Barrett Jr.) for instrumental backing, Unbreakable is his ninth album for the Greensleeves label, following his last release Freedom in Dub in 2017. Unbreakable gets it's roots from reggae's great history and points toward a future vision of the music with the sonic prowess that has become synonymous with Alborosie productions. Lead single, "Contradiction" featuring Chronixx serves as the perfect introduction to the project. Alborosie comments, "the song delivers a message to the people and the youths about everyday life and the social and political climate we are currently living in." Other artists featured on the album are hit makers Beres Hammond, Jah Cure, and J Boog.
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South Africa's #1 reggae star is the best-selling reggae artist alive today (the key word is "alive"). This "best of" collection features his signature hits as well new recordings and alternate versions of select tunes. The enhanced portion of this CD includes four minutes of interviews and video footage. Key tracks include the single/video "I Want to Know What Love Is" (originally Foreigner's) and a version of the Scooby Doo theme song entitled "Doobie Doobie Dube, Where Are You?" the song goes on to explain how Lucky Dube needs "doobie snacks" when his doobies give him the munchies. Then again, I could be making all this up.
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Deluxe Edition with bonus tracks!
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Their 1978 studio album, out-of-print in the US. Universal.
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20 rare 12" cuts from the Burning Sounds Reggae Vault, released on a double CD package for the first time. Includes singles and their dub versions from Barrington Levi, Dawn and Christine, The Heptones, Dennis Brown, Delroy Wilson and more.
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Serious Thing

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Vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition of this roots reggae classic. Housed in a gatefold jacket. Lyrics and liner notes from original producer Leroy Jodie Pierson included. Among the great things that I remember about these sessions were the superb players and singers who just showed up. Topical songs dominate the album from the title track, "Serious Thing" to "Freedom Train" and "My Thoughts." Once again, they revisited their own catalog of songs, re-recording, "Rearrange" (originally cut with Coxsone Dodd in the early '70s) and "Fling It Gimme" (originally a single for the group dating back to 1969). Even though reggae as a style of music was changing in the mid-'80s, The Gladiators played to their strengths and made another classic roots album. This newly remastered version of the album features the original LP's ten tracks in a beautiful gatefold jacket. Lyrics and liner notes from original Nighthawk Records' producer Leroy Jodie Pierson are also included. Like all of the Nighthawk reissues, this has been overseen by Leroy and Grammy Award-winning producer, Cheryl Pawelski, and has been remastered from the original tapes by Grammy Award-winning engineer, Michael Graves, and lacquers cut by Jeff Powell at Take Out Vinyl/Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Albert Griffiths founded The Gladiators in 1966 after some success on his own. The group scored their first hit, produced by legendary producer Coxsone Dodd, with "Hello Carol" in 1968. During the '70s The Gladiators made their way through releases on labels like Studio One, Upsetter, Virgin, and Groovemaster. 1980 found The Gladiators working with producer, and pre-"Electric Avenue" hitmaker, Eddy Grant on the album Gladiators, which also featured members of the band Aswad lending a musical hand. On 1982's Symbol Of Reality, their first for the Nighthawk Records label, they revisited their own catalog of songs re-recording their classics, "Dreadlocks The Time Is Now" (appearing here as "Streets Of Gold"), "Watch Out" and "Big Boo Boo Deh" (returning retitled as "Cheater") while also paying homage to The Wailers with covers "Small Axe" and "Stand Alone," both written by Bob Marley.