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Dub Rockers Vol. 1 – Various Artists (VP)

VP Records and Vans are proud to announce the release of Dub Rockers Volume 1, a groundbreaking compilation that combines Jamaica’s top artists with popular U.S. and Euro-based reggae acts. The 10-track collection, set to be released August 27 on VP Records’ newly founded imprint Dub Rockers, will...
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Yabby You ‘Beware Dub’ (Vivian Jackson)

Here we have another outstanding effort from the great Vivian Jackson AKA “Yabby You.”  The album was released in 1978 and then re-issued twice:  once in 1991 on the ROIR label, and again in 1992 on Randall Grass’s Shanachie label. Jackson was born in the Waterhouse district of...
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Clive Chin’s Lost Archives of 17 N. Parade

In an unprecedented event in reggae recording history, internationally known reggae producer Clive Chin unveiled his rare archive of previously unknown and unreleased recordings by many of reggae’s greatest stars during the heyday of Ska and Early Reggae, virtually unheard by anyone for nearly 40 years! On Saturday,...
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The Heart of the Congos

If you were to ask me, outside of Bob Marley and the Wailers, who is your favorite roots reggae collective?  I would have to say “Well, The Congos of course.” In my opinion, The Congos are the most spiritual of the acts that came out of that “golden...
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