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The Soul Immigrants: She Does It Right ( Ft.Ciyo Brown)

His sense of rhythm is strong and his phrases swing with a majestically resonant tone not unlike Ernest Ranglin or even Wes Montgomery. What I like about their version is they've not tried to copy jimmy Cliff...

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Gérald Toto : Sway

Title track 'Sway' does exactly that like crashing waves on a beach at sunset.Toto comes up with unusual chord structures that suit his floating,soothing voice,this man has a lilt that could charm any summer breeze

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Lee 'Scratch'Perry &The Upsetters : The Upsetter/Scratch The Upsetter Again

Lee “Scratch” Perry, Jamaica’s mad scientist, studio genius is quite simply a legend and these two seminal Trojan Records albums exemplify the golden age of the reggae explosion of the late 60's.Practice your moonstomp to such skank

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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: 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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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 : 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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