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Issue 1094

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Eccles

Clancy Eccles & The Dynamites : Freedom / Fire Corner, 2CD

The album gets off to a terrific start with the opener,'Freedom' a rework of an earlier track he recorded in 1962.The two tracks differ in feel as the latter has a straighter groove than the blue beat original.

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Kutiman : Saluf EP

This enticing slow burner should become a classic in any deejay's bag worth his salt.The rhythmic interplay and cross patterns really cut the mustard

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Chainska Brassika : Simple Things Ft Frank Harper

These sons of the two tone revolution have hooked up with actor Frank Harper ,best known for his "hard man" roles, such as "Billy Bright" in The Football Factory and "Dog" in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

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Lord Tanamo & Friends : FESTIVAL JUMP-UP 2CD EXPANDED EDITION

Long before the emergence of Bob Marley, Toots Hibbert and Jimmy Cliff,there was Lord Tanamo an endearing character who started with calypso,mento and then ska.

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Ebo Taylor: Palaver

A gorgeous slice of afrobeat that would make his friend Fela Kuti nod assuringly.Taylor proves he has a winning combination by distilling a fusion of Afrobeat, jazz, soul and funk with traditional Ghanaian grooves,this is real find.

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The Soul jazz Orchestra : Chaos Theories

Highly politicised anthems are still the order of the day though and the reggaefied 'General Strike' is a glorious case in point

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Independence Jump up Calypso : various artists

A bygone innocent time sorely missed and rich with heritage.A fascinating snapshot of a transitioning moment in popular carribean culture!

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The Melodians : Rivers Of Babylon

Why is old time Ska,Rocksteady and Reggae so popular? For the very same reason that any great artist or band remains popular.Not simply because of their craft skills,energy and over flowing,creative impact but

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Derrick Morgan & His Friends

This double cd with a whopping 36 tracks, centres round 1968 a pivotal year in the rock steady era and shines a light on the legendary performer's Hop Records back catalogue including tracks totally new to cd.

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Errol Brown & The Revolutionaries: Culture Dub & Medley Dub, 2CD Expanded Edition

This 2 disc set comes with 25 bonus tracks too! It's a treasure trove of dubtastic and solid gem cuts - let's face it who doesn't like dub?

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