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The Pioneers : Long Shot / Battle Of The Giants

The Pioneers really are one of Jamaica's finest musical exports and were expertly guided by the legendary producer Leslie Kong (Jimmy Cliff,Bob Marley,Desmond Dekker) who brought the best out of this

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Dave And Ansell Collins: Double Barrel

All good Ska, Bluebeat and Reggae lovers are going to appreciate this thoroughly comprehensive compilation (with new tracks never released on CD)...

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Harry J All-stars: Liquidator

Let's face it,some music never grows old.Just who can forget that classic sixties single 'Liquidator'? A beautiful tune dreamt up by reggae producer, Harry Johnson who became one of Jamaica's fastest growing hitmakers...

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Ken Boothe

Ken Boothe: Inna De Yard

Something of a grand occasion in the Reggae world when Ken Boothe releases a new album...and who hasn't shed a tear listening to probably the most touching Reggae love song of all "Everything I Own"?

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Chronic: Chronology (Virgin / EMI)

Chronixx: Chronology (Virgin EMI)

There's been plenty of anticipation around Chronixx's debut long player... "Chronology" is a powerful tour de force, and puts Chronixx at the forefront of the reggae revival...

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Adam Ben Ezra : Pin Drop

His offering ‘Pin Drop’ recorded before a live audience at the Little Big Beat Studios in Lichtenstein offers the listener a trip to another distant yet enchanting world.

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Trombone Shorty

Trombone Shorty : Parking lot symphony

This Grammy-nominated artist-the crescent city crowned prince, takes it up a notch with his debut album for the veritable Blue Note achieving  just enough swagger that his raucous concerts readily contain.

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Matata : Wanna Do My Thing The Complete President Recordings

Their unique fusion of Afrobeat,Afrofunk,Hi Life and Soul music are all bound together with infectious energy and I love it!

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Lakuta: Brothers & Sisters (Tru Thoughts)

Lakuta: Brothers & Sisters (Tru Thoughts)

A gnat’s whisker from landing the album of the month slot. A lovely new find, the debut album from this sizzling Brighton-based collective...

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Africa Airways One & Two: Funk Connection 1973-1980/Funk Departures 1973-1982

On CD for the first time, this two-disc delight was first released in 2015 as two separate vinyl compilations. “Africa Airways,” is a deep exploration into the furthest parts of 1970s and early 1980s African funk.

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