Singles

  • Jah Tuff /John Clarke : Thiller in Manila/Wasn't It YouJah Tuff /John Clarke Thiller in Manila/Wasn't It You
    7"

    Killer double sider from Wackie's, deejay and vocal cuts to a tuff murky rhythm. Jah Tuff deejays about the legendary Ali/Fraser bout, while John Clarke reminisces about an old friend.

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  • The Mighty Abidjans: Don't Change the SystemThe Mighty AbidjansDon't Change the System
    7"

    Second cut on the rhythm first used for "Untamed", much much of a straight mix employed here, with a pure drum & bass dub version

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  • The Fashioneers : Give a helping handThe Fashioneers Give a helping hand
    7"

    Quality roots.

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  • Elijah : Selassi hiElijah Selassi hi
    7"

    The mysterious Elijah cut this mellow and heartfelt 2-part single for Sir Collins, then apparently disappeared from the recording scene. But the tune made quite a mark in New York, where it was released on the very rare Bronx-based WARICKA label, enough to have been covered a few years later by KC White (we also reissued his cut, still available, see here!) The tune is also remembered fondly as a New York sound system favorite in the 1970s by those active back then. It was also released on the Ackee label in the UK, memorable roots reggae for sure.

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  • The Invaders: Story of LoveThe InvadersStory of Love
    7"

    Another Invaders 45, "Story of Love" backed with its deejay version, "Holy Mountain." Another tune only released on a blank label originally, and thus the identity of the artists has long been speculated, but the mastertape revealed the mysterious Invaders again! "Story of Love" is an excellent early '70s tune, with great harmonies and organ, the flipside "Holy Mountain" being a deejay version on the same rhythm, with the vocalist chatting thanks and praises in Amharic, roots indeed.

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  • Delroy Wilson : Give me your loveDelroy Wilson Give me your love
    7"

    The mighty Delroy Wilson, one of Jamaica's biggest artists. "Give Me Your Love" was released on a Delroy LP again on the WARICKA label, which was mostly sold as a blank label pre-release with no cover, although copies with labels and/or a silk-screened cover also exist. This is a phenomenal cut on the mournful and heavy 'Artibella' rhythm, with a killer organ sound that we just love. This tune is backed by a dub cut with horns and bongos, lifted from an extremely rare blank-label Sir Collins compilation LP.

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  • The Invaders: After the StormThe InvadersAfter the Storm
    7"

    These two songs were released on a frighteningly rare single in JA on the Invader label, while "After a Storm" was also released as a pre-release blank in the UK. The Invaders sublime and soulful harmonizing wins again, these tunes are as catchy as ever forty plus years later.

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  • The Invaders : You touch my soulThe Invaders You touch my soul
    7"

    Amazing!!!!

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  • Don 'Jah' Carlos: Prepare Jah ManDon 'Jah' CarlosPrepare Jah Man
    7"

    first time on 45 for the other early Don Carlos thriller killer from the Wackie's/Joe Morgan/Soul Syndicate axis. Previously only released on the "Reckless Roots Rockers" compilation LP.

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  • Michael Rose: World CrisisMichael RoseWorld Crisis
    10"

    What really needs to be said about this record? Rearing its head from the endless forgotten void of reggae music history, 30+ years in hiding, here it is. Previously unreleased & unheard full-on mystical Black Ark first version of "Love Crisis" (here aka "World Crisis"), sung by Michael Rose, pre-Black Uhuru. Extended vocal and full psychedelic dub. Utterly killer, enjoy.

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  • The Maytals: I'm a JamaicanThe MaytalsI'm a Jamaican
    7"
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  • Sir Harry: Power HouseSir HarryPower House
    7"

    Tuff bongo-driven instrumental cut to The Invaders 'You Touch My Soul' produced by Sir Collins and comes with a rocking flipside. Pure niceness!!

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  • Albert Malawi : Children of the Emperor (Dub plate Mix)Albert Malawi Children of the Emperor (Dub plate Mix)
    7"

    Albert Malawi's 'Children of the Emperor' has a big reputation amongst roots devotees. DKR take it to the next level with an alternate mix. Nice.

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  • Brigadier Jerry : Pirate ColumbusBrigadier Jerry Pirate Columbus
    7"

    The Brigadier tells it like it is. Killer deep mix with Little Roys original vocals wafting in.

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  • Brigadier Jerry: Jah Jah ChildrenBrigadier JerryJah Jah Children
    7"

    Jah Jerry the 12 Tribes DJ of preference over Albert Malwi's 'Children of the Emperor'. Deep stuff.

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  • Mojo Blue : Fight the RassesMojo Blue Fight the Rasses
    7"

    Mojo Blue who also did a tune for Leonard 'Santic' Chin as Jah Mojo on the 'Golden Daffodils' rhythm that was cut by Fulk Reid. Very rare. The flip side in particular is good.

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  • The Invaders : Conquering LionThe Invaders Conquering Lion
    7"

    Much sought after tune Produced by Prince Jazzbo. Nice melodica cut on the flipside.

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  • The Mighty Abidjans: Guiding LightThe Mighty AbidjansGuiding Light
    7"

    The second later cut of 'Guiding Light' recorded around the late 70s. Militant drumming and percussion wrapped around the Mighty Abijans vocals. 'Guiding light guide us home'.

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  • Trevor Byfield : Jah guideTrevor Byfield Jah guide
    7"
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  • David Isaacs: I'd rather be lonelyDavid IsaacsI'd rather be lonely
    7"

    David Isaacs on a melodic tip. Produced by Ronnie Nasrallah and comes with the excellent 'See that man' on the flipside

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