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Issue 1093

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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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The Ethiopians : Engine 54

The late 60's was a defining moment for jamacian music and rocksready in particular, it became all the rage in the UK too.Leading the attack was the vocal group,The Ethiopians

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Da Lata: Dakar

Da Lata are back after a three year hiatus with a new seductive single entitled "Dakar". A homage, no doubt, to the senegalese capital...

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Greatest Jamaican Beat : Rock Steady Baba-Boom Time

The Supersonics were the driving force in this wonderfully lilting genre born out of the ashes of The Skatalites Tommy and his band reigned supreme

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Moon Hop : Derrick Morgan

Along with Laurel Aitken and Desmond Dekker, Derrick Morgan is a godfather of ska, rocksteady, and reggae

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