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Slightly Stoopid

Everyday Life, Everyday People [LP]

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Vinyl LP pressing. 2018 release, the ninth album from the Southern California band featuring guest appearances from Ali Campbell (UB40), Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Alborosie, G. Love, Sly & Robbie, Don Carlos, and Yellowman. The album contains production by George Spits of Llamabeats. An eclectic band when it comes to musical styles as well as collaborations, Slightly Stoopid continues to manufacture an energizing and multi-faceted sound that has been described as "a spiritual bath of positive party energy." The band was originally signed by Bradley Nowell from the band Sublime to his label Skunk Records while still in high school.
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Rebelution

Bright Side Of Life (Mpdl)

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Vinyl LP pressing. 2009 sophomore release, the follow-up to their award-winning debut album Courage to Grow, the Bright Side of Life contains 12 new signature tracks blending their cohesive mix of Reggae, Rock, and Hip Hop influences in a calliope awash of front man Eric Rachmany's Santana-esque guitar flurries, Marley D. Williams' solid and attacking bass lines, the Psychedelic and tasteful piano, keyboard and Hammond b-3 styling of Rory Carey and the Jazz Rock fusion of Wesley Finley's finesse drumming and percussion.
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Bob Marley

Legend [LP]

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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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Bob Marley

Exodus [Vinyl]

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Recorded in London following an attempt on his life, Exodus shows Bob Marley mellowing a bit. Despite some powerful political tracks, Marley adopts a less fiery, more reflective approach than his previous outings. Now available on 180 gram vinyl in original artwork featuring the original gold metallic jacket with embossed lettering.
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Originally released in 1984, Bob Marley's LEGEND illustrates the remarkable life and recording career of one of reggae music's most important figures. This iconic collection not only serves as the perfect introduction to the music of Bob Marley, it has become an essential part in every Marley collection. It remains the world's best-selling reggae album and continues to be one of the best-selling catalog albums, exceeding 15 copies in the U.S. alone and over 27 million worldwide.
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Peter Tosh

Legalize It

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Peter Tosh was a founding member of Jamaican reggae legends the Wailers along with Bob Marley. With his rough-and-tumble sound and image, Tosh gave the early incarnation of the Wailers an edge that was informed by Ska and it's "Rude Boy" lifestyle. In the mid-70's he split from the group and he embarked on a solo career with the pro-marijuana album Legalize It. Unfortunately, in 1987, Tosh was gunned down during an incident at his home in Kingston, ending the life of a reggae innovator.
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Various Artists

The Harder They Come [LP]

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The breakthrough album that—in conjunction with the film of the same title—burst reggae through into the mainstream with its release in England in summer 1972 and in the US, on Island’s newly inaugurated reggae specialist imprint Mango, in spring 1973.
As film director and co-writer Perry Henzell said of the film, the first of its kind produced in the island nation’s first decade of independence, “There is no impact you will ever have greater than the impact of showing a society itself on the screen for the first time.”
The album captured the sound of Jamaica, and remains a vital document and evergreen collection of the best in Jamaican music.

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Sting / Shaggy

44/876 [LP]

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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. 2018 release, a collaboration between former Police frontman and solo superstar Sting and Jamaican singer/songwriter Shaggy. The island-influenced album reflects their mutual love of Jamaica - it's music, the spirit of it's people and vibrancy of it's culture. Sting and Shaggy wrote and jammed together for a few weeks in New York City, creating music that seamlessly blends Caribbean rhythms-in traditional and modern styles-with pop craftsmanship and rock energy. In the United Kingdom, 44/876 debuted at number nine on the UK Albums Chart. It is Sting's first Top 10 album since Sacred Love (2003), and Shaggy's first since Hot Shot (2001).
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Rebelution

Free Rein [LP]

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Fourteen years into an effervescent career, California reggae band and touring juggernaut Rebelution remains abundantly creative. Its members (singer/guitarist/lyricist Eric Rachmany, keyboardist Rory Carey, drummer Wesley Finley, and bassist Marley D. Williams) are as focused and committed as they are easygoing and laid-back. And they haven't lost a step since Falling Into Place, their 2016 studio album, became the band's fourth release to top the Billboard reggae chart, earning them their first ever Grammy nomination in the category of Best Reggae Album. Ever expanding and reaching wider audiences, the Rebelution phenomenon continues to spread good vibes on tour, and in the studio.

Free Rein, their sixth studio album, while still rooted in the Jamaican inspiration that Rebelution's songs and sounds have always paid homage to, takes experimental leaps and new adventures too, welcoming old fans and new audiences alike. The musicians collaborated with Jamaican artists on three of the 12 new tracks. Don Corleon (Sean Paul, Rihanna) produced Rise On Top, a pointed reflection on celebrity and ambition; and Winta James, producer for Damian Marley and Chronixx, worked with the band on Settle Down Easy; and City Life, two songs that reflect a more confessional perspective.

Celebrate, the new album's opening track, nods to the classic Rebelution sound. It has special meaning for the band too. In their long months on the road they've met fans with health struggles who've said that their music has helped them get through tough times. An energizing shout-out to one and all, the song celebrates the oneness of artist and audience.

Patience, a reggae-R&B hybrid, is another hymn to human connection, a haunting message from the well of romantic love: Maybe isn't good enough / I'm patient, I ain't giving up…Can I be your everything and more?

Other tracks take a wider perspective. City Life is one that hits home for Rachmany. There are moments, he says, speaking for urban dwellers everywhere, when I just want to get out and find some solitude and find the beauty of mother nature. The uptempo groove conveys the positive energy of this universal desire.

The band remains in touch with the traditions that it builds on. Much of the style, the songwriting, and the quality of the instrumentals derive from Jamaican roots, says Rachmany, stressing what an honor it is that producers from reggae's birthplace signed on to work with Rebelution.

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Rebelution

Count Me In [Vinyl]

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Rebelution has already established itself as one of the best-selling reggae bands on the planet, through a strong DIY mentality, relentless touring and a deep connection to their fan base via social media. COUNT ME IN is the band's self-produced fourth studio album, recorded in Miami and Burbank, CA between September and December 2013. The album features guest appearances by dancehall star Collie Buddz and reggae legend Don Carlos. The band's last album, PEACE OF MIND (2012), debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae and Independent charts, as well as at #13 on the Billboard Top 200. The record will be available in CD format as well as in a special gatefold-jacketed 180 gram vinyl LP.
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Rebelution

Live At Red Rocks [Vinyl]

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Vinyl LP pressing housed in a gatefold sleeve. The first ever document of Santa Barbara-based reggae band Rebelution's amazing live show comes from a sold out show at the historic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado on June 20, 2015. The eventful evening marked the launch party for the band's latest album, Falling Into Place and their summer tour. Rebelution has made Red Rocks an annual summer tour stop since their first appearance at Reggae on the Rocks in 2012, and performed again at the one-day festival in 2013 and 2014, the latter as the festival's headlining act.
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Vinyl LP pressing. A dozen years into Rebelution's stirring career, the release of the California reggae band's fifth album Falling Into Placefinds them more energized than ever. Touring relentlessly since 2014's Count Me In debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Reggae chart, the band's members have expanded their songwriting horizons and recorded 11 tight new tracks that fuse an ever-youthful attitude of celebration with the mature perspective of men of the world. For Falling into Place, Rebelution's four core members - Rachmany, keyboardist Rory Carey, drummer Wesley Finley, and bassist Marley D. Williams - got some refreshing new perspectives by writing with different producers and writers and recording at multiple studios. For Rachmany, the creativity began with an inspirational trip to Jamaica, the birthplace of reggae, where he did some of the writing. Falling Into Place mingles stories of love gained and lost with reminiscences of years gone by ("Pretty Lady," "Those Days," "Santa Barbara") and socially pertinent songs like "Know It All," which challenges the hatred in an ever-more-violent world and a fraught political environment. Jamaican deejay and one time tour-mate Protoje adds guest vocals on "Inhale Exhale," an intense earworm celebrating the movement towards further legalization of marijuana.
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Bob Marley

Burnin [Vinyl]

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Burnin' was the second album Bob Marley recorded for Island Records. The album mixes Marley's religious militancy and anthemic style and features two of his biggest hits, 'Get Up Stand Up' and 'I Shot The Sheriff.' Now available on 180 gram vinyl in original packaging.
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Vinyl LP pressing. A gifted songwriter and charismatic performer, Jimmy Cliff was one of Jamaica's first international stars. His strongest material comes from his early years with legendary producer Leslie Kong. Together they recorded many of Jimmy's classic hits including 'Vietnam,' 'Many Rivers to Cross,' 'Wonderful World, Beautiful People'. Jimmy Cliff is the only living musician to hold the Order of Merit, the highest honor that can be granted by the Jamaican government for achievements in the arts and sciences. Cliff starred in the film The Harder They Come, which helped popularize reggae across the world. Cliff was one of five performers inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.
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Bob Marley

Live! [Vinyl]

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Recorded live at The Lyceum Ballroom in London 1975, during the UK leg of the Natty Dread tour. Passionate and symbiotic energies constantly cycle between the band and audience, the net result of which is one of the most memorable concert recordings of the pop music era. Now available on 180 gram vinyl. The original artwork includes the fold out poster.
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Bob Marley

Babylon By Bus [Vinyl]

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Arguably the most influential live reggae album ever, Babylon by Bus captures Bob Marley and the Wailers during the European leg of their Kaya tour in the spring of 1978. This 2LP set is now available on 180 gram vinyl. The artwork mimics the original package, including the die cut cover art.
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Bob Marley

Uprising [Vinyl]

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Limited 180 gram vinyl LP pressing including original artwork. Uprising would be the final studio album featuring Bob Marley & the Wailers to be released during Marley's lifetime. Prophetically, it also contains some of the band's finest crafted material, as if they were cognizant that this would be their final outing. The album's blend of religious and secular themes likewise creates a very powerful and singular quest for spirituality in a material world. Bob Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, song writer, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim. His music in the 70s established his worldwide reputation and produced his status as one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records.
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Bob Marley & The Wailers

Kaya 40 [2LP]

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2018 marks the 40th Anniversary of Bob Marley & The Wailers’ KAYA. Recorded in part during Marley’s and the band’s 1977 exile in London, KAYA is very much the sibling record to EXODUS. Fittingly, as Ziggy Marley revisited the original session recordings for last year’s EXODUS 40 celebration, this year sibling Stephen Marley revisits the original session recordings to commemorate KAYA, bringing a fresh perspective to this suite that’s quietly referred to as the ‘Peace Treaty’ album.

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Kaya 40 [2LP]
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The Specials

Encore [LP]

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Encore - The Special - The Specials, one of the most electrifying, influential and important bands of all time, follow the announcement of 'Encore', their first new album in 37 years, with the release of their new single "Vote For Me' via UMC / Island Records. 'Vote For Me', the first new Specials single since the band's era-defining 1981 no. 1 'Ghost Town', was written and produced by founding members Terry Hall, Lynval Golding, Horace Panter together with long-time collaborator Torp Larsen.
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Wailers

Wailing Wailers

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Vinyl LP pressing includes digital download. 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-breaking 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.
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The Frightnrs escort Daptone into the world of long-playing reggae with both the sweetest and the roughest record of the decade. Crafted under the meticulous eye of black-belt reggae mastermind/producer Victor Axelrod (AKA Ticklah), Nothing More to Say is a rocksteady masterpiece the likes of which has not reared it's head since the golden era of Studio One. However, you'll find no imitation here - none of the faux-jamaican cliches of lesser reggae bands. Like all things Daptone, this record is above all soulful and honest.
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Hollie Cook

Hollie Cook [LP]

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Vinyl LP pressing. Debut album from the former Slits member and daughter of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook. With cues from Phyllis Dillon and Janet Kay, Hollie Cook has officially launched her career with an excellent Reggae album in a Lovers Rock style. Mr. Bongo.

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Bob Marley and the Wailers were at the peak of their artistic powers when they arrived at the Lyceum London for two shows on July 17 and 18, 1975, having just released Natty Dread the year before and about to unleash Rastaman Vibration on the world. The Rolling Stones mobile studio was on hand to record both shows, with seven songs from the second released as Live!, in December of that same year. Live! will now be released on vinyl and digital including the two full shows for the first time.
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Toots & Maytals

Ska Father

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First time on vinyl for this 1999 ska heavy album from Toots & The Maytals. Wicked pacing and inspired playing and singing set this one as a high water mark in the Maytals' discography.
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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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