Posted On December 16, 2017 By In Caribbean Cultural News With 950 Views


#10Total Reggae Special Request


Various Artists
A 2CD set rounding up 40 essential sound bwoy anthems including much in demand boom shots from Johnny Osbourne, Cocoa Tea, Sugar Minott and many more.Whether you clash in your bedroom or clash in the arena Total Reggae: Special Request is all the DJ ammo you will need to dust any opposition.

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#9Total Reggae Greensleeves


Various Artists
A 2CD collector’s series of 40 essential reggae anthems. Celebrating Greensleeves’ 40th anniversary.The selection ranges from Alimantado to Alborosie. From the dancehall dominance of ‘Junjo’ Lawes, King Jammy & Gussie Clarke to the outernational success of hits like “Oh Carolina”.

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#8Striker Showcase


Jackie Mittoo
Striker Showcase finds Jackie Mittoo re-visiting much of his Brentford Road past for producer Bunny Lee, classic 70’s recordings that proved extremely popular in the rockers era.This re-mastered 2CD set collects together three classic Jackie Mittoo albums (Showcase, Keyboard King & Hot Blood) and fleshes them out with extra choice cuts.

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#7African Dub Chapter Two


Joe Gibbs & The Professionals
Classic 1977 production from “The Mighty Two” Errol Thompson & Joe Gibbs.Featuring Joe Gibbs house band, The Professionals, featuring Tommy McCook & Dirty Harry.

This title is part of the wider celebration of classic reggae released in 1977.

This is Chapter Two of a five part series.

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#6King David’s Melody


Augustus Pablo
A classic Augustus Pablo collection from the golden age of Rockers.This album contains remastered melodica masterpieces and deep dubs all built on Augustus Pablo’s signature rock solid drum and bass foundations.

The CD features 20 tracks including five dubs never before presented on CD.

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#5Lamb’s Bread


Sylford Walker
Sylford Walker’s heart stopping 70’s recordings for Glen Brown are rightfully regarded as holy relics of reggae.The Lamb’s Bread album gathers up these classic sides and once again makes them available to the roots disciples.

Mixed by King Tubby at King Tubby’s, recorded at Randy’s, Channel One, Federal & Harry J’s with Jamaica’s finest musicians on board (Flabba Holt, Family Man, Carlton Barrett, Tommy McCook).

The CD remastered reissue also includes Welton Irie’s top-ranking ‘Ghettoman Corner’ set riding many of the deep roots rhythms (‘Slaving’, ‘Glen Brown at Cross Roads’, Cleanliness is Godliness’) as featured on the Sylford Walker boomshots.Available in your record store & online

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#4Good Vibes


Horace Andy
Ten tough disco mixes – vocal and dub – with Horace at the peak of his late 70’s form.Originally complied for Blood and Fire “Good Vibes’ is remastered with new artwork and updated sleeve notes by the original compiler, Steve Barrow.

“A vital purchase for any serious Andy fan”

– John Masouri: Echoes Magazine

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#3Africa Must Be Free


Hugh Mundell
Awarded a five star review by Rolling Stone magazine on it’s original 1978 release, ‘Africa Must Be Free By 1983’ was met with great acclaim and has gone on to be one the most sought after of all roots reggae classic albums.The dub companion mixed by Prince Jammy at King Tubby’s featured, as well as dubs from the vocal album, a searing cut to ‘Great Tribulation’, entitled ‘Western Kingston Style’ along with ‘Sufferer Dub’ a version to Pablo’s ‘Sufferer’s Choice’.

Re-mastered and re-sequenced ‘showcase style’ the album is a fitting testament to two titans of reggae that were taken from us far too soon.Available in your record store & online

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#2Two Sevens Clash 40th Anniversary Edition


40th anniversary edition of the classic ‘Two Sevens Clash’ album now expanded to2 CD or 3 LP set including 12” disco mixes, DJ cuts and dubs.

‘Two Sevens Clash’ from Culture was the must-have reggae accessory for any self-respecting music fan back in that long hot summer of ‘77. Loaded up with hit anthems like “See Them A Come”, “I Am Not Ashamed”, “Natty Dread Taking Over” and the prophetic title track.

One of the 50 coolest records ever made” – Rolling Stone

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#1Heart of the Congos 40th Anniversary Edition


This deluxe 3CD edition is the first to feature the now almost impossible to find, original mix of the album, unavailable since producer Lee Perry withdrew the set in 1977.Also included, together with the more well-known mix, are dubs, disco mixes, seven and twelve inch versions and ‘Don’t Blame It On I’ an overlooked previously unreleased track unearthed, too late to include on the Blood & Fire release, by Steve Barrow and David Katz in 1997.

20 years after the release of Blood & Fire’s outstanding but now deleted ‘Heart Of The Congos’ reissue, VP /17 North Parade released this now definitive 2017 remastered 3CD edition put together with both respect and gratitude to that illustrious antecedentAvailable in your record store & online

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