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Level 42

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: Reggae

Running In The Family

A1 Lessons In Love
A2 Children Say
A3 Running In The Family
A4 It's Over
B1 To Be With You Again
B2 Two Solitudes
B3 Fashion Fever
B4 The Sleepwalkers

Polydor

Cat No: POLH 42
Released: 1987

£5.50

Sha Sha

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Reggae

Bad Attitude

A1 Bad Attitude (Mix 1)
A2 Bad Attitude (Mix 2)
B1 Bad Attitude (Mix 3)
B2 Bad Attitude (Mix 4)
B3 Bad Attitude (Mix 5)

Jive

Cat No: JIVE T 268P
Released: 1990

£4.00

Various

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: Reggae

Def Reggae (The Best Of UK Ragamuffin Hip Hop)

A1 Family Quest Def Reggae Boz (Rock On By)
A2 Just The Duce Special Request
A3 Wee Papa Girl Rappers Bustin' Loose
A4 Gilly Banton Rich Man Poor Man
A5 Gilly Banton Alcohol
B1 Just The Duce Ease Off
B2 Family Quest Here We Come Again
B3 Culture Clash Dance Party Love Uno
B4 LFPD Bull
B5 LFPD Black Ah Wi Colour

Jive

Cat No: HOP 232
Released: 1989

£8.00

Shaggy

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Reggae

Luv Me, Luv Me

A1 Luv Me, Luv Me (Radio Edit) (3:28)
A2 Luv Me, Luv Me (Album Version) (3:30)
B It Wasn't Me (Crash & Burn Remix) (5:35)

Big Yard Music Group Ltd.

Cat No: MCST 40263
Released: 2000

£5.50

Pure Silk & Little T

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Reggae

Young Free & Single

A1 Pure Silk & Little T (8) Young Free & Single
A2 Unknown Artist Untitled
AA1 Pure Silk & Little T (8) & Mexican (2) Tell You About The Weather
AA2 Unknown Artist Untitled

Sir George

Cat No: SG 072

£4.50

Boris Gardiner

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Reggae

I Wanna Wake Up With You

A I Wanna Wake Up With You
B1 I Wanna Wake Up With You (Version)
B2 You're Good For Me

Revue Records

Cat No: REV 033
Released: 1986

£5.50

Vivian Jones

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Reggae

Sugar Love

A Sugar Love
B Sugar Dub

Groove & A Quarter Records

Cat No: CRD005

£4.50

The Times & Tippa Irie

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Reggae

Finnegans Break

A1 Finnegans Break
B1 Baby Girl

Creation Records

Cat No: CRE 158R
Released: 1993

£5.50

Joy Mack

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Reggae

You Hurt Me So

A You Hurt Me So (7:02)
B You Had Your Chance (6:33)

Rite Sound

Cat No: 460-001
Released: 1978

£7.50

Gregory Isaacs

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Reggae

Next To You / A Few Words

A Next To You
B A Few Words

African Museum

Cat No: none

£7.50

Dennis Brown

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Reggae

Halfway Up Halfway Down / Weep And Moan

A Halfway Up Halfway Down (4:29)
B Weep And Moan (4:03)

A&M Records

Cat No: AMSX 8250
Released: 1982

£5.50

Ochi

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Reggae

Get Here / Killing Me Softly

A1 Get Here (Mix 1)
A2 Get Here (Mix 2)
B Killing Me Softly

Devious Records

Cat No: DVS-002

£6.50

Singing Sweet

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Reggae

Lonely Is The Night (Remix)

A Lonely Is The Night (Remix)
B Version

Exterminator

Cat No: EXT 33

£4.00

Frankie Oliver

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Reggae

Who's Gonna Do It

A1 Who's Gonna Do It
A2 Who's Gonna Do It (Dub)
B1 Look How Long
B2 Look How Long (Dub)

Island Jamaica

Cat No: IJA 2016 DJ

£4.50

Mighty Swallow

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: Reggae

Dance Anyway You Like

A1 Soca Up The Party
A2 Tight Mas
A3 Dance Any Style
B1 Find The Spot
B2 Check Out The Parkway
B3 Sail On

Charlie's Records

Cat No: SCR 1983
Released: 1982

£5.50

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Information on the Reggae genre

Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. While sometimes used in a broader sense to refer to most types of Jamaican music, the term reggae more properly denotes a particular music style that originated following on the development of ska and rocksteady.

Reggae is based on a rhythmic style characterized by accents on the off-beat, known as the skank. Reggae is normally slower than ska but faster than rocksteady. Reggae usually accents the second and fourth beat in each bar, with the rhythm guitar also either emphasising the third beat or holding the chord on the second beat until the fourth is played. It is mainly this "third beat", its speed and the use of complex bass lines that differentiated reggae from rocksteady, although later styles incorporated these innovations separately.


The shift from rocksteady to reggae was illustrated by the organ shuffle pioneered by Bunny Lee, and featured in the transitional singles "Say What You're Saying" (1967) by Clancy Eccles, and "People Funny Boy" (1968) by Lee "Scratch" Perry. The Pioneers' 1967 track "Long Shot Bus' Me Bet" has been identified as the earliest recorded example of the new rhythm sound that became known as reggae. Early 1968 was when the first genuine reggae records came into being: "Nanny Goat" by Larry Marshall and "No More Heartaches" by The Beltones. American artist Johnny Nash's 1968 hit "Hold Me Tight" has been credited with first putting reggae in the American listener charts.. Also in 1968 was "The Israelites" by Desmond Dekker of Jamaica. Reggae was starting to surface in rock music; an example of a rock song featuring reggae rhythm is 1968's "Ob-La-Di , Ob-La-Da." by The Beatles.

The Wailers, a band that was started by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer in 1963, are generally agreed to be the most easily recognised group worldwide that made the transition through all three stages — from ska hits like "Simmer Down", through slower rocksteady, to reggae. In addition to the Wailers, other significant pioneers include Prince Buster, Desmond Dekker, Jackie Mittoo and several others.

Jamaican producers were influential in the development of ska into rocksteady and reggae in the 1960s. Some of the many notable Jamaican producers who were highly influential in the development of ska into rocksteady and reggae in the 1960s include Coxsone Dodd, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Leslie Kong, Duke Reid, Joe Gibbs and King Tubby. An early producer was Chris Blackwell, who founded Island Records in Jamaica in 1960, then relocated to England in 1962, where he continued to promote Jamaican music. He formed a partnership with Trojan Records, founded by Lee Gopthal in 1968. Trojan released recordings by reggae artists in the UK until 1974, when Saga bought the label.

Another well-known producer of Jamaican music is Vincent Chin, who received his first taste of the music business maintaining jukeboxes at bars. This led him to start selling old records from jukeboxes he repaired, that would otherwise be discarded for new ones. In 1958, the success of Chin's jukebox record venture led him to open a retail store in downtown Kingston. In 1969, Chin and his wife Pat opened a studio called Randy's Studio 17, where Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded their album Catch A Fire, and Peter Tosh recorded his first two solo albums Legalize It and Equal Rights. Around the corner from the studio was a small street that was affectionately dubbed Idler's Rest, where reggae artists hung out and producers picked up musicians and singers for recording. Chin's eldest son Clive Chin earned his status as a producer. In 1971 or 1972, he launched the dub label Impact Records, and with Augustus Pablo, produced and recorded at Studio 17 the first ever dub album, Java.

The 1972 film The Harder They Come, starring Jimmy Cliff, generated considerable interest and popularity for reggae in the United States, and Eric Clapton's 1974 cover of the Bob Marley song "I Shot the Sheriff" helped bring reggae into the mainstream. By the mid 1970s, reggae was getting radio play in the UK on John Peel's radio show, and Peel continued to play reggae on his show throughout his career. What is called the "Golden Age of Reggae" corresponds roughly to the heyday of roots reggae. In the second half of the 1970s, the UK punk rock scene was starting to form, and some punk DJs played reggae songs during their sets. Some punk bands incorporated reggae influences into their music. At the same time, reggae began to enjoy a revival in the UK that continued into the 1980s, exemplified by groups like Steel Pulse, Aswad, UB40, and Musical Youth. Other artists who enjoyed international appeal in the early 1980s include Third World, Black Uhuru and Sugar Minott. The Grammy Awards introduced the Best Reggae Album category in 1985.