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  • Jah Joe : Dreadlocks songJah Joe Dreadlocks song
    7"

    Deep mystical Wackie's production from Jah Joe (aka Joe Axumite) in chanting deejay mode, one of the best 45's on Aires

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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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  • The Invaders: Heaven and EarthThe InvadersHeaven and Earth
    7"
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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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  • Midnight Riders: Cross the BorderMidnight RidersCross the Border
    7"

    The absolute monster tune "Cross the Border" by Midnight Riders. This tune caught the attention of some astute dubplate fiends when an old dubplate of the tune was sold on eBay a few years back. A majestic roots tune on this killer rhythm, it's mind boggling that this one never made it to release at the time, but here it is now in all its glory, vocal & dub, the pinnacle of the Channel 1 sound.

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  • Robert Marley : One More Cup of CoffeeRobert Marley One More Cup of Coffee
    7"

    Early Bob produced by Lesley Kong

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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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  • Carltons : Better DaysCarltons Better Days
    7"

    A killer double sider, the A-side is the Carltons aka Carlton Manning aka Carlton & The Shoes, with one of his all time best roots tunes, sublime harmonies. The B-side is the raw rhythm cut of the Upsetters' "Tight Spot", without the Dave Barker chatting and the second organ overdub. A tough early '70s rhythm later re-used by Wackies to great effect.

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