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Sylvan White “Africans Unite” w/version

The criminally neglected roots singer Sylvan White, who recorded a number of singles in the late ’70s and early ’80s for the Freedom Sound and Cornerstone labels, is bittersweet to listen to.  Sweet because the songs are so consistently good,… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley & the Wailers, Rehearsal, Tuff Gong Studios, 1980 (Re-Up!)

I just re-upped this great rehearsal tape so make sure to grab it while you can!  Bob Marley and the Wailers rehearsal at Tuff Gong studios, May 1, 1980. The video footage from this rehearsal was recorded by our good… Continue Reading

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Top of the Pops: Clint Eastwood & General Saint “Stop That Train”

Clint Eastwood & General Saint were a reggae deejay duo of the early 1980s, consisting of Clint Eastwood (born Robert Anthony Brammer) and General Saint (born Winston Hislop). Noted for putting on lively, theatrical and humorous performances, Eastwood and Saint… Continue Reading

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BoJangles/Mighty Two “Prophesy Reveal”/”Fullfillment” (Errol T) 1977

1977, the that the two sevens clash.  This rare 7″ contains the DJ version to Culture’s “Two Sevens Clash,” a reference to the prophecies of Marcus Mosiah Garvey.  On the flip side is the phenomenal version titled “Fulfillment,” produced by… Continue Reading

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I-Roy “Magnificent 7″ / “Leggo Beast” (Foundation DJ track)

Many thanks to our good friend Doctor Dread for donating this classic! I-Roy is a foundation DJ, pure and simple.  One thing to note here on the A-side titled “Magnificent 7″ is the now-classic reasoning at 3:10 between I-Roy and… Continue Reading

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Dennis Brown “Songs My Mother Used To Sing” (Aquarius)

It’s nearly impossible to pick a favorite Dennis Brown tune, but this one might be it.  This mix especially.  Dennis sings this wonderful tune over a classic Herman Lin Choy-produced riddim from Aquarius.  Later versions of the tune were more… Continue Reading

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The Viceroys w/ Earl “Chinna” Smith – ‘Inn De Yard’

Astounding set from the mighty Viceroys live and unplugged in Earl “Chinna” Smith’s backyard.  Another unique and truly original release in the “Inna De Yard” series by French label MakaSound.  High-quality vinyl transfer, the way you like it, only at… Continue Reading

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Little John “What You Want To Be” (Rusty International) 12″ vinyl

Here we have a classic dancehall killer from Little John.  “What You Want To Be” was repressed to 12″ heavy vinyl by the Rusty International label.  Along with the single is a deejay track by Billy Boyo titled “Disc Jockey”… Continue Reading