Mr. Isaacs

Gregory Isaacs — Mr. Isaacs
Release date : Jul. 12, 2019
Label : 17 North Parade

Among the most important full-length album works from one of reggae’s greatest singers, Mr. Isaacs shows the great Gregory Isaacs in the prime of his career in 1976. Better known for his love songs, Isaacs was equally adept at cultural themes. The tracks “Set The Captives Free” and “Slave Master” are among the most popular in his catalog, the latter immortalized on film in the movie Rockers. The track “Storm” became an early dancehall favorite, its rhythm track reimagined no fewer than 75 times over the last 40 years. Isaacs love of rocksteady shines in his cover of the Silvertones’ “Smile,” and his soulful side comes through on a cover of The Temptations’ “Get Ready.” The breadth of material on Mr. Isaacs is the hallmark of a reggae classic.

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Cool Down The Heat

Junior Murvin — Cool Down The Heat
Release date : Aug. 02, 2019
Label : Greensleeves

Big loud and proud Greensleeves 12” rounding up back to back 80’s vocal and dub Prince Jammy digi-killers. Junior Murvin’s lethal Cool Down The Heat’ complete with killer dub backed with Nitty Gritty’s original ‘Run Down The World’ vocal cut now matched with the sought after Jamaican only dub mix.

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Reggae Gold 2019

Various Artists — Reggae Gold 2019
Release date : Jul. 26, 2019
Label : VP

Reggae Gold 2019 presents 19 of today’s hottest reggae music hits! Featuring exclusive tracks from: Dovey Magnum, Squash and Chronic Law. An exclusive Zine featuring articles on selected artists will launch with the album in July. The annual release of Reggae Gold is a high point of the Caribbean calendar in the diaspora.

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Burn Babylon

Sylford Walker — Burn Babylon
Release date : Jul. 26, 2019
Label : VP

Burnin’ rootsman anthem from 1975 by the always collectable Sylford Walker. Produced by Joe Gibbs and backed by a crucial dub from the Mighty Two.

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I Man A The Stal-a-watt

Cornell Campbell — I Man A The Stal-a-watt
Release date : Jul. 19, 2019
Label : VP

Cornell Campbell I Man A The Stal-A-Watt collects 32 tracks across two CDs, highlighting the singer’s prominence in the golden era of reggae from the early 70s to early 80s. The title is a boast from the early soundclash era when many of Campbell’s tracks, here produced primarily by Bunny Lee, would play first on King Tubby’s Home Town Hi-Fi in Jamaica. The songs run the range from clash-ready standards like “Mash You Down” and “The Gorgon” to cultural commentaries like “Jah Jah Me Horn Yah” and “Bandulu” to a lover’s masterpiece, “The Investigator,” which leads off the set. Stretching into the early 80s, the collection includes two originals that would spawn countless reinterpretations, “Rope In” and “Boxing Around.”

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Leggo Dub

Ossie All-stars — Leggo Dub
Release date : Jul. 12, 2019
Label : 17 NORTH PARADE

Originally released in 1978 ‘Leggo Dub’ produced by Ossie Hibbert is one of the iconic dub albums of the seventies. Seen as the dub companion to Gregory’s classic ‘Mr Isaacs’ album it boasts six mind-expanding Cool Ruler dub treatments plus four further speaker-shakers to showcase the Revolutionaries in full-effect.

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