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Vinyl records - Reggae
Ska, rock steady, bluebeat, island music etc.

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Black Uhuru

Tear It Up / 1982 / Island ILPS 9696

VG+ / VG+ / $20.00 BUY AT GREG'S GROOVES ON AMAZON MARKETPLACE

U.K. release

 

Black Uhuru

Positive / 1987 / RAS 3025

VG++ / NM / $10.00 BUY AT GREG'S GROOVES ON AMAZON MARKETPLACE

 

Jimmy Cliff

Hanging Fire / 1988 /  Columbia FC 40845

VG++ / NM / $15.00 BUY AT GREG'S GROOVES ON AMAZON MARKETPLACE

Includes inner sleeve with lyrics

 

Countryman (2 LPs)

Wally Badarou / 1982 / Mango MSTDA 1

VG++ / VG+, VG+ / $24.00Record sold

Fabulous island music, with eight tracks by Bob Marley & The Wailers and other great songs by Rico, Steel Pulse, Aswad, Dennis Brown, Toots & The Maytals, Fabulous Five, Jah Lion, Human Cargo, Lee Perry, Rebop Kwaku Baah. Fine score by Wally Badarou. Gatefold cover with 40+ scenes from the movie

 

Desmond Dekker- The Israelites vinyl

New arrival Desmond Dekker

The Israelites / 2016 / Trojan TBL1013 mono

NM / VG++ / $24.00 BUY AT GREG'S GROOVES ON AMAZON MARKETPLACE

U.K. reissue of 1969 recordings on heavy vinyl. Track list: Israelites, It Is Not Easy, Intensified, Tips Of My Fingers, Too Much Too Soon, It Mek, Nincompoop, Problems, For Once In My Life, Rude Boy Train.

 

Desmond Dekker

Profile: Desmond Dekker / 1981 / Trojan 6.24479

VG+ / VG+ / $30.00

German export issue. Teldec Profile series. Track list: Israelites, Licking Stick, Pickney Gal, It Meek, Life Of Opportunity, I Believe, Reggae Recipe, You Can Get It If You Really Want, Where Did It Go, The More You Live, Look What They're Doing To Me, 007 Shanty Town.

 

Esso Steel Band Of Bermuda

Esso Steel Band Of Bermuda / 1962 / Cook 904 mono

VG+ / NM / $12.00

Featuring Lloyd Simmons & Hubert Smith Jr. Includes Cook Laboratories newsletter

 

Eddy Grant

Killer On The Rampage / 1983 / Portrait FR 38554

VG++ / NM / $14.00

Custom inner sleeve with lyrics. Includes "Electric Avenue"

 

The Harder They Come (soundtrack)

The Harder They Come (soundtrack) (more Soundtracks)

Various Artists / 1973 / Mango MLPS-9202

NM / VG++ / $25.00 Record sold

Essential island music with Jimmy Cliff (You Can Get It If You Really Want, Many Rivers To Cross, The Harder They Come, Sitting In Limbo), Scotty (Draw Your Brakes), Melodians (Rivers of Babylon), Maytals (Sweet And Dandy, Pressure Drop), The Slickers (Johnny Too Bad), Desmond Dekker (Shanty Town). Gatefold cover with lyrics

 

Inner Circle - Ready For The World

Inner Circle

Ready For The World / 1977 / Capitol ST-11664

VG++ / NM / $12.00

Custom inner sleeve with lyrics

Gregory Isaacs - More Gregory (original vinyl)

Gregory Isaacs (more Collectibles)

More Gregory / 1981 / Mango MLPS-9669

NM is / NM / $50.00Record sold

Original U.S. release in fine condition. Track list: Confirm Reservation, Front Door, Permanent Lover, Hush Darling, My Only Lover, If I Don't Have You, Substitute, Poor Millionaire, The Fugitive, Once Ago

Lord Tokyo

Lord Tokyo Sings To The Nightengale - Calypso Harmonies / 1978 / Caribana CM 1001

NM / NM / $20.00

U.K. release - orange vinyl

 

Looters

Flashpoint / 1988 / Island 90914-1

VG++ co / NM / $10.00

 

Madness

Madness / 1983 / Geffen GHS 4003

VG++ / NM / $15.00Record sold

Custom inner sleeve with lyrics

 

Bob Marley & The Wailers - please see Bob Marley page

 

Rita Marley

Who Feels It Knows It / 1980 / Tuff Gong (no #)

VG+ / VG++ / $25.00Record sold

Original Jamaican release. A Jah Jah, That's The Way, Who Feels It Knows It, I'm Still Waiting, Thank You Jah, Good Marning Jah, The Beauty Of God's Plan, Play Play, Jah Jah Don't Want, Easy Sailing.

 

Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers

Conscious Party / 1988 / Virgin 90878

NM / VG+ / $12.50Record sold

Custom inner sleeve with lyrics

 

Hugh Mundell

Mundell / 199? / "Greensleeves" (no #)

VG+ / M / $25.00 BUY AT GREG'S GROOVES ON AMAZON MARKETPLACE

Unofficial Jamaican release, unplayed. Track list: Jacqueline, Rasta Have The Handle, Going Places, Red Gold And Green, Tell I A Lie, 24 Hours A Day, Jah Music, Your Face Is Familiar.

 

Johnny Nash

I Can See Clearly Now / 1972 / Epic KE-31607

VG+ / VG+ / $12.50Record sold

First issue. Nash is backed by Bob Marley & The Wailers, who are not credited. Also includes "Stir It Up" and other Marley tunes; "Cream Puff"

 

New arrival Rasta Generation Band Featuring King Caleb (more Reggae / Island Music)

Rasta Far I / Don 't Give Up / 1990 / King Caleb CS-2150

VG+ / VG+ / $12.50 BUY AT GREG'S GROOVES ON AMAZON MARKETPLACE

 

New arrival The Rastafarians (more Religious/Devotional vinyl)

Orthodox / 1981 / ULC KM6182

VG / VG / $25.00 BUY AT GREG'S GROOVES ON AMAZON MARKETPLACE

Original release. Vinyl heavily used. Track list: Seek H.I.M., Hold On Jah Jah Children, This Ya Musik, Orthodox, Occupation, A Love We Deal Wit, Roll Call, Jah's Greatest Blessing, Words Of Wisdom, Rasta Theme.

 

Shakers

Yankee Reggae / 1976 / Asylum 7E-1057

NM is / NM / $12.00

 

New arrival The Specials (more Collectibles)

The Specials / 198? / Chrysalis PV 41265

NM is / NM / $50.00 BUY AT GREG'S GROOVES ON AMAZON MARKETPLACE

Mid '80s reissue with added track "Gangsters" and a re-recorded, faster version of "Too Much Too Young." This issue's cover art shows the band looking up and to the left. "Nice Price" sticker on shrink. Track list: A Message To You Rudy, Do The Dog, It's Up To You, Nite Klub, Doesn't Make It Alright, Concrete Jungle, Too Hot, Monkey Man, (Dawning Of A) New Era, Blank Expression, Stupid Marriage, Too Much Too Young, Gangsters, Little Bitch, You're Wondering Now.

 

The Specials

More Specials / 1980 / Chrysalis CHR-1303

VG+ co / VG++ / $16.00Record sold

Includes Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think), Rat Race, Man At C & A, Hey Little Rich Girl, Do Nothing, Pearl's Cafe, Sock It To 'Em J.B., Stereotypes, Holiday Fortnight, I Can't Stand It, International Jet Set, Enjoy Yourself (reprise). Custom inner sleeve with lyrics. Cut corner on cover

 

Tackhead

Friendly As A Hand Grenade / 1989 / TVT 4060

NM / VG++ / $16.00Record sold

 

New arrival Third World

All The Way Strong / 1983 / Columbia FC 38687

VG++ / VG++ / $14.00 BUY AT GREG'S GROOVES ON AMAZON MARKETPLACE

Original release. Has inner sleeve with lyrics (inner sleeve split). Track list: Love Is Out To Get You, Swing Low, Come On Home, Seasons When, Lagos Jump, All The Way Strong, Rock And Rave, Once There's Love.

 

Third World

Reggae Greats / 1984 / Mango MLPS 9789

VG+ / NM / $20.00 BUY AT GREG'S GROOVES ON AMAZON MARKETPLACE

Original release. Now That We Found Love, Prisoner In The Street, Always Around, Talk To Me, Cool Meditation, Jah Glory, Satta Amasa Gana, 96° In The Shade, African Woman, Rhythm Of Life

 

Toots & The Maytals

Funky Kingston / 2013 / Get On Down GET 54056

NM is / NM / $50.00Record sold

Rare reissue of a classic. Time Tough, In The Dark, Funky Kingston, Love Is Gonna Let Me Down, Louie Louie, Pomp And Pride, Got To Be There, Country Road, Pressure Drop, Sailin' On.

 

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Peter Tosh

Legalize It / 1976 / Columbia PC 34253

VG+ / VG+ / $30.00Record sold

Original release. Includes original inner sleeve with lyrics

 

Peter Tosh - Equal Rights

Peter Tosh

Equal Rights / 1977 / Columbia PC 34670

VG / VG+ / $20.00Record sold

Original release. Cover creased on one corner, otherwise nice. With Bunny Wailer. Get Up Stand Up, Downpressor Man, I Am That I Am, Stepping Razor, Equal Rights, African, Jah Guide, Apartheid

 

Peter Tosh - Bush Doctor

Peter Tosh (more Reggae)

Bush Doctor / 1978 / Rolling Stones COC 39109

VG+ / VG++ / $25.00Record sold

Original release, Presswell pressing. Includes inner sleeve with lyrics. Track list: (You Gotta Walk And) Don't Look Back, Pick Myself Up, I'm The Toughest, Soon Come, "Moses" - The Prophet, Bush Doctor, Stand Firm, Dem Ha Fe Get A Beaten, Creation.

 

New arrival Peter Tosh

Mama Africa / 1983 / EMI America SO 17095

Sealed / $75.00 BUY AT GREG'S GROOVES ON AMAZON MARKETPLACE

Original release, promotional copy, unopened (shrink wrap is cut where gold promo stamp was added). Sticker on shrink promotes "the hit Johnny B. Goode as seen on MTV." Track list: Mama Africa, Glasshouse, Not Gonna Give It Up, Stop That Train, Johnny B. Goode, Where You Gonna Run, Peace Treaty, Feel No Way, Maga Dog.

 

Trinidad Serenaders

Limbo - The Latest Party Dance Craze / 1962 / Columbia CS 8584

VG++ / VG+ / $18.00

 

The Sunjet Serenaders Steelband

Steelband Spectacular - The Sound Of The Caribbean / 1966 / Columbia CL-2460 mono

VG++ / NM / $15.00

Liner notes trace the origins of steelband music in Trinidad and its spread across the Caribbean

 

New arrival UB40 (more Reggae) (more Sealed albums)

UB40 / 1988 / A&M SP-5213

Sealed / $25.00 BUY AT GREG'S GROOVES ON AMAZON MARKETPLACE

Original release in new, factory-sealed condition. Not a cutout. Sticker on shrinkwrap promotes Breakfast In Bed featuring Chrissie Hynde and Come Out To Play. Track list: Dance With The Devil, Come Out To Play, Breakfast In Bed, You're Always Pulling Me Down, I Would Do For You, 'Cause It Isn't True, Where Did I Go Wrong, Contaminated Minds, Matter Of Time, Music So Nice, Dance With The Devil (Reprise).

 

UB40

UB40 / 1988 / A&M SP-5213

VG++ / NM / $12.50

Track list: Dance With The Devil, Come Out To Play, Breakfast In Bed, You're Always Pulling Me Down, I Would Do For You, 'Cause It Isn't True, Where Did I Go Wrong, Contaminated Minds, Matter Of Time, Music So Nice, Dance With The Devil (Reprise).

 

Scratch Perry & the Upsetters - Super Ape

New arrival The Upsetters (Lee Scratch Perry & The Upsetters) (more Reggae)

Super Ape / 2013 / Island/Get Down GET56021-LP

NM / VG++ / $24.00 BUY AT GREG'S GROOVES ON AMAZON MARKETPLACE

Quality reissue on 180g vinyl. Track list: Zions Blood, Croaking Lizard, Black Vest, Underground, Curly Dub, Dread Lion, Three In One, Patience, Dub Along, Super Ape.

 

Various Artists

Girls Them Chemist / 198? / People Records (no catalog #)

VG++ / NM / $20.00

With Papa San, General Tom, Frinds Man, Early Doo, Zanda P, Comancie, Papa Beto, Commander Shad, Rev. Danny Dread, MC Pigie Lou

 

Various Artists

Joe Gibbs & Friends - The Reggae Train 1968-1971 / 1988 / Trojan TRLS-261

VG++ / NM / $15.00Record sold

U.K. release. Early reggae recordings, with Lee Perry ("The Upsetter," "Kimble"), The Versatiles ("Trust the Book," "Push It In"), Sir Gibbs ("People Grudgeful"), The Reggae Boys ("Me No Born Yah," "The Wicked Must Survive," "The Reggae Train"), The Young Souls ("Man A Wail"), The Immortals ("Bongo Jah"), The Slickers ("Man Beware," "Mother Matty"), Tommy McCook Band ("Soulful Mood"), Joe Gibbs Allstars ("Hijacked"), Ken Parker ("It's Alright," "Only Yesterday"), The Soul Mates ("Jump It Up"), Peter Tosh ("Arise Blackman"). Compiled and annotated by Steve Barrow

 

Virgin Islands Steel Band

Heartsille Benjamin's Virgin Islands Steel Band / 1966 / Philips PHM 200-015 mono

VG+ / VG+ / $15.00

 

Johnny Wakelin

Reggae Soul & Rock 'N Roll / 1976 / Pye 12131

VG co / VG+ / $15.00Record sold

With his huge hit Black Superman (Muhammad Ali)

 

Yellowman - Strong Me Strong 12"

New arrival Yellowman (more Reggae/Island music) (more Disco)

Strong Me Strong (12" single, PS) / 1984 / Columbia 44 04964

VG+ / VG+ / $20.00 BUY AT GREG'S GROOVES ON AMAZON MARKETPLACE

Promotional copy with gold promo stamp on back cover. Includes Strong Me Strong, Dub Me Strong, Disco Reggae and Disco Reggae Dub.

 

 

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