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Eight Weeks: Classics/Ska

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  1. Bob Marley & The Wailers - "Rock Sweet Rock" (2:55)
  2. The Skatalites - "Last Call" (3:22)
 in stock $22.63
Cat: PRTL 7067. Rel: 28 May 20
  1. Eva Keyes - "In A Crisis" (3:50)
  2. Dan Taliras - "In A Dub" (3:51)
Review: Vocalist Eva Keyes and producer Dan Taliras first worked together back in 2018 on the joint single "Tired of the City". Since then they've released a handful of other collaborative records, with Taliras handling the obligatory flipside dubs. Like much of their work, "In A Crisis" is a revivalist roots reggae number in which Keyes delivers socially conscious lyrics atop a chunky riddim, crunchy Clavinet lines and hazy horns. As is traditional, Taliras delivers a Dub mix on side B, skilfully re-framing the track as a sparse, echoing and deep mixture of skeletal grooves, echoing vocals and effects-laden instrumental snippets.
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 in stock $7.28
Hold Down (7" 再プレス)
Cat: HSRSS 003. Rel: 26 Jun 20
  1. Hold Down (2:50)
  2. Nice Nice (2:47)
Review: The Kingstonians were a relatively short-lived Jamaican band whose greatest work was produced by Derek Harriott between 1968 and '70. It was at the tail end of this period that they recorded their sole album, "Sufferer", an early reggae classic featuring a swathe of sought-after cuts. It's from that set that these two tracks are taken. For the record, both have appeared on 7" singles before, but are so hard to find that collectors are willing to spend up to 500 Euros to find original copies. A-side "Hold Down" is particularly potent, with the vocal trio's fuzzy vocals rising above a killer early reggae rhythm much in Hammond organ stabs, warm bass and clipped guitars. "Nice, Nice" meanwhile is a more up-tempo affair that gives a little more prominence to a typical early reggae guitar riff. Together the two tracks make for a suitably scintillating package.
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 in stock $10.40
Cat: FTR 025. Rel: 01 Jul 20
  1. Eastern Ska (3:02)
  2. Western Ska (3:50)
! low stock $9.89
Teardrops (7" limited to 200 copies) (1 per customer)
Cat: ATV 703. Rel: 30 Jun 20
  1. Teardrops (3:39)
  2. Teardrops (Charlie Flat dub mix) (4:09)
Review: In recent times we've been treated to plenty of reissues of classic lover's rock gems, including an Athens of the North-released collection of lover's rock covers. It's therefore rather exciting to hear some brand-new lover's rock in a similar vein from Crucial Rockers, a studio band formed by producer Jamie Searle. The track given the cover treatment is Womack & Womack classic "Teardrops". While that was fiendishly uptempo, this version is sweet, slow and effortlessly soulful, with Searle's warming riddim offering a perfect match for the un-credited vocalist's fine delivery of the Womacks' weary and emotional lyrics. The flipside dub is rather tasty, too. Sadly there aren't many of these around, so act fast if you want to secure a copy!
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 in stock $18.20
Play On Mr Music: Black Ark Days (LP + poster) (1 per customer)
Cat: RSUPLP 001. Rel: 12 Jun 20
  1. Upsetter Revue - "Play On Mr Music" (feat The Heptones & The Congos & Junior Murvin) (6:50)
  2. Carlton Jackson - "History" (Dub Plate mix) (3:22)
  3. The Silvertones - "Rejoice Jah Jah Children" (Dub Plate mix) (3:45)
  4. Jimmy Riley - "Give Me A Love" (2:12)
  5. The Upsetters - "Give Me A Dub" (2:17)
  6. Lee Perry - "Soul Fire" (3:55)
  7. Sam Carty - "Milte Hi Akhen Aka Bird In Hand" (Full vocal version) (3:53)
  8. Mystic I - "One More River To Cross" (3:09)
  9. The Upsetters - "One More Dub To Cross" (3:18)
  10. Junior Murvin - "People Get Ready" (3:23)
  11. The Upsetters - "People Get Ready Dub" (3:18)
  12. The Silvertones - "Feel All Right" (2:40)
Review: Barely a week goes by without a new release that has Lee "Scratch" Perry's name on it somewhere. This one from Rock A Shaka in Japan brings together all the best bits from the famous Black Arc studio and features big names like The Upsetters, Junior Murvin, The Silvertones, and Perry himself. There's a laidback air of sun kissed Caribbean grooves from top to bottom, with various Dubpate Mixes, full vocal versions and dubs adding up to a feel good collection of loved-up riddims that will slide their way into your affections.
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 in stock $28.88
Return Of Django (limited numbered gatefold 180 gram audiophile orange vinyl LP)
Cat: MOVLP 2615C. Rel: 20 May 20
  1. Return Of Django (2:32)
  2. Touch Of Fire (2:40)
  3. Cold Sweat (2:49)
  4. Drugs & Poison (3:13)
  5. Soulful I (2:35)
  6. Night Doctor Side (2:52)
  7. One Punch (2:43)
  8. Eight For Eight (3:06)
  9. A Live Injection (3:17)
  10. Man From MI5 (2:40)
  11. Ten To Twelve (2:32)
  12. Medical Operation (3:09)
 in stock $24.19
Skinhead Moonstomp (reissue) (180 gram audiophile vinyl LP)
Cat: MOVLP 2529. Rel: 18 Jun 20
  1. Skinhead Moonstomp (3:00)
  2. Phoenix Reggae (3:44)
  3. Skinhead Girl (2:26)
  4. Try Me Best (2:51)
  5. Skinhead Jamboree (3:17)
  6. Chicken Merry (2:56)
  7. These Boots Are Made For Walking (2:52)
  8. Must Catch A Train (2:58)
  9. Skin Flint (2:22)
  10. Stay With Him (3:41)
  11. Fung Shu (2:39)
  12. You're Mine (2:31)
 in stock $22.37
King Ska (LP + insert)
Cat: BBC 025. Rel: 14 May 20
  1. 2 Times A Minute (intro) (1:05)
  2. Communication (3:05)
  3. How Do You Do (2:29)
  4. Working Man (3:12)
  5. Rudy (4:53)
  6. Famous (3:43)
  7. Heidie (3:09)
  8. King Kong (5:09)
  9. Easy Life (3:50)
  10. Fukkin' Week (3:10)
  11. Arabija (4:05)
  12. Lack Of Time (3:08)
  13. 2 Times A Minute (outro) (1:12)
 in stock $12.47
En Espanol (gatefold LP)
Cat: LQ 007LP. Rel: 24 Jun 20
  1. La Paloma (4:59)
  2. Negro (3:57)
  3. Medico Brujo (3:28)
  4. Quizas Quizas (2:34)
  5. Auge Y Caida (3:31)
  6. Nina Nina (2:54)
  7. Ojos Sexys (2:55)
  8. Perfidia (4:40)
  9. Sahara (4:16)
  10. Mi Vida Sin Zu Amor (4:05)
  11. Aquellos Ojos Verdes (3:19)
 in stock $20.80
Easy Snapping (orange vinyl LP)
Cat: JUMP 157LPORANGE. Rel: 26 Jun 20
  1. Got My Mojo Working (4:25)
  2. Walking (2:23)
  3. Reet Petite (3:52)
  4. Buona Sera (3:03)
  5. Down In Mexico (3:27)
  6. Easy Snapping (2:42)
  7. Piove (Ciao Ciao Bambina) (2:28)
  8. Guarda Che Luna (2:50)
  9. L-O-V-E (2:57)
  10. That's Amore (2:40)
 in stock $22.88
Drink (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: ES 1080V. Rel: 19 May 20
  1. La Mura (3:06)
  2. Simao (3:12)
  3. The Demander (2:17)
  4. This Is Fine (3:04)
  5. Bebida (2:56)
  6. Arouche (2:23)
  7. Five (3:05)
  8. Because I Can (3:19)
  9. Madrid (2:52)
  10. Time To Go (2:40)
Review: Since moving to Sao Paolo from New York nearly two decades ago, in-demand producer and dub mixer Victor Price hasn't released much solo material. In fact, "Drink" is his first solo album since 2002 and has been trailed as a natural successor to that album, "Smoke". This is because it expands on the "samba Ska" blueprint he established on that much-loved set. In practice that means tracks that craftily combine elements of both Brazilian music and Jamaican ska, dub and reggae, with a few jazz and blues influences thrown in. As a result, "Drink" makes for hugely enjoyable, sun-soaked listening, with the Afro-Cuban/Ska fusion of "Bebida", relaxed "Simao", skanking "Because I Can" and pleasingly dubbed-out "Time To Go" standing out.
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  1. African Roots (5:14)
  2. Bad Food (3:55)
  3. Muto Ya Motema (7:43)
  4. Mengieb (6:59)
  5. Wakoya (5:35)
  6. Guipimbu Gienu (5:47)
Review: In 1979, dub legend Lee 'Scratch' Perry "adopted" a pair of Congolese musicians who had been left stranded on Jamaica, put them together with his regular session players in the Black Ark studio he later burned down in a fit of psychosis, and recorded an album. As this fine reissue proves (the second in as many months; it was also reissued under the alternative title "Roots From The Congo"), the resultant music - a vibrant mix of Perry's particular brand of dub reggae and soukous music - was not only magical, but also unlike almost anything that had come before. For some reason it was only ever released on small labels in France and Belgium at the time, meaning that original copies are extremely hard to find. This reissue, then, is long overdue. Do yourself a favour and snap them up before they all disappear.
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Cat: 0054645 271011. Rel: 26 Jun 20
  1. Jah (3:58)
  2. Cool Rockers (5:46)
  3. Lion (3:45)
  4. Rasta Man (3:58)
  5. Camp (5:07)
  6. Loving (4:33)
  7. Money (4:24)
  8. In The Valley (3:15)
  9. Dreadlocks (5:54)
  10. Guidance (5:29)
Review: Lee Perry's studio band was famously known as The Upsetters but also recorded as Black Ark Players, named after his famous studio. This is their one and only album and it first landed in 1980 as another part in the infinite musical puzzle around Lee Perry. The previously hard to find record marks the end of one era and the start of another as it came right at the start of the demise fo the studio. It is built on a bedrock of heavy beats and bass, with spooky dub styles and spacey synth styles that add layers of intrigue that never let up.
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 in stock $13.78
Cat: 005464 5271110. Rel: 26 Jun 20
  1. Carole Cole - "Ethiopia" (5:09)
  2. The Silvertones - "Give Praises" (2:57)
  3. The Inamans - "How Deep Is Your Love" (5:06)
  4. Lasksley Castell - "Jah Love Is Sweeter" (3:27)
  5. Bunny Rugs - "Let Love Touch Us Now" (2:51)
  6. Bunny Rugs - "I Am... I Said" (3:42)
  7. The Originals - "Got To Be Irie" (1:59)
  8. The Upsetters - "Double Wine" (3:00)
  9. Junior Byles - "Mumbling & Grumbling" (5:50)
Review: 17 North Parade continues to serve up reissues of Black Ark material following the Black Ark Players's one and only album. This time they look to the second volume of cuts recorded at the legendary Lee Scratch Perry studio in the 70s and 80s. In house band The Upsetters feature next to Perry himself as well as Silvertones and Coral Cole. Plenty of heavy bass undermines the tunes while some drift into summery, flute lead territory for the mind, and others get dark and dirty. The Inamans's cover of "how Deep Is Your Love" is a personal favourite here.
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Cat: 054645 422215. Rel: 03 Jul 20
  1. Revelation Time (2:41)
  2. No Peace (3:42)
  3. Tacko (2:51)
  4. Blood Of The Prophet (3:33)
  5. Blood Of The Prophet (part 2) (2:53)
  6. Warning, Warning (3:58)
  7. A Quarter Pound Of I'cense (2:43)
  8. Three Blind Mice (2:54)
  9. Open The Iron Gate (3:02)
  10. Open The Iron Gate (part 2) (2:12)
Review: The Lee "Scratch" Perry produced Revelation Time is often said to be a definitive record from the Jamaican canon and is widely regarded as the best album Max Romeo ever wrote. Initially it was only put out in Jamaica in 1975 then two years later in 1977 under the name Warning! Warning! A year after that, the rest of the world was treated with a release, again under a new name, this time Open The Iron Gate. Now it is served up under its original name with all 10 tracks hitting hard and making their mark.
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 in stock $13.01


Eight Weeks: Classics/Ska