• Easily one of the greatest roots reggae albums of all time, 1970's 'Soul Rebels' resulted from the intensive partnership brokered by the group and maverick producer, Lee "Scratch" Perry. It was the first Wailers 'concept' album, conceived as a long-player based on a rebellious theme, rather than a collection of isolated singles, and the presence of the Barrett Brothers in the rhythm section pointed the way for greater glories to come. (Radiation Roots)  
  • Color Vinyl
    16 track best of compilation on 180g yellow marbled vinyl, limited to 1.111 hand-numbered copies. Tracklist: Side A 1. Israelites 2. You Can Get It If You Really Want 3. Sing A Little Song 4. Busted Lad 5. Licking Stick 6. Peace Of Mind 7. Live And Learn 8. Travel On Side B 1. Perseverance 2. Pickney Gal 3. Intensified 4. No Place Like Home 5. Life Of Opportunity 6. Rude Boy Train 7. It Mek (Early Jamaican Recordings) 8. 007 (Shanty Town) (Early Jamaican Recordings) (Gold Vinyl Records)
  • While Montego Bay natives Jackie Bernard, his brother Footy Bernard and cousin Lloyd Kerr recorded under various guises in the early '60s, their collective arrival as The Kingstonians in 1967 marked a sea change not only in the vocal trio's productivity and popularity, but also in the emerging Reggae sound. The Kingstonians made several chart-topping singles between 1968 and 1970, including the massive hit "Singer Man" whose success ultimately led to the release of their sole LP, Sufferer. Originally issued on Trojan, Sufferer collects a dozen of The Kingstonians' best-known songs. Produced by Derrick Harriott, these truly boss sounds would pack dancehalls on the island as well as become the soundtrack for working-class youth across '70s Britain. The title track remains a classic of the early Reggae era with impeccable arrangements, stuttering organ and soul-steeped lyrics. The Kingstonians' shift away from Rocksteady modes is perhaps most apparent on the aforementioned "Singer Man" – an irresistible forward groove, prompting a deeper danceability that is rightly centered on real feeling. Antarctica Starts Here presents the first-time domestic release of Sufferer. Reproducing the original sleeve design, this reissue is part of an archival series that focuses on Trojan's essential '60s and '70s catalogue. Liner notes by Laurence Cane-Honeysett. (Antarctica Starts Here Records)  
  • 'Tommy McCook' or, as it was known on its initial release in 1969, 'The Skatalite', is a collection of some of the greatest ska tunes ever put to tape. Recorded By Arthur "Duke" Reid at his legendary Treasure Isle Studios - named after the family run liquor store that the studio was above on Bond St. in Kingston, Jamaica - these classic recordings feature Roland Alphonso, Don Drummond, Rico Rodriguez, and all the original Skatalites. Also including some classic vocal appearances from some of the biggest names in ska history: Justin Hines, Stranger Cole, and Millicent "Patsy" Todd, the album is a perfect blend of Skatalites instrumentals and vocal tracks. Ska is the heartbeat that created the worldwide cultural phenomenon that is reggae music and at the very center of the ska universe you will find Tommy McCook and The Skatalites; dig here on some of their most historical and influential recordings, and start skanking! (Radiation Roots)  
  • The mighty U Roy is the originator, the man who put the DJ phenomenon on the map and made it an artform, from Kingston Jamaica to the corners of all the Dancefloors, Clubs and Sound Systems across the world. U Roy began his musical career spinning records for Doctor Dickies Sound System way back in 1961 and since worked with just about every legendary jamacian dub artists since; Lee Perry, Sir George The Atomic, Keith Hudson, Duke Reid and most famously King Tubby! 'I am The Originator' is a collection of some of his best loved mid 70's cuts where he provides the DJ cut for tracks by Johnny Clarke, Delroy Wilson, Cornell Campbell, Linval Thompson and many more! A fine collection by the daddy of all DJ's!!! (Kingston Sounds Records)