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Carol Campbell

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Reggae

Got To Let You Know

A Carol Campbell (2) Got To Let You Know
B The Night Flight Band Got To Let You Know (Version)

Sea View

Cat No: SV13

£6.50

Various

Format: Vinyl Compilation
Genre: Reggae

The Best Of Reggae Vol 1

A1 Val Bennett Take 5
A2 Bob Marley Mr. Chatter Box
A3 Dennis Brown Stick By Me
A4 Delroy Wilson This Heart of Mine
A5 Ken Parker Sad Mood
A6 Horace Andy Rain From the Skies
B1 Slim Smith Watch This Sound
B2 Dave Barker (2) Girl of My Dream
B3 Cornell Campbell The Minstrel
B4 Pat Kelly When a Boy Falls In Love
B5 John Holt Tree In The Meadows
B6 Johnny Clarke On The Beach

Micron Music Limited

Cat No: MIC-CAN-0039

£7.50

King Everald & Little Twitch

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Reggae

Obeah Man / Glad Seh Me Come

A King Everald Obeah Man
B Little Twitch Glad Seh Me Come

Steely & Clevie Records

Cat No: VPRD 439 -A
Released: 1988

£5.00

Little John

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Reggae

What Is Catty

A What Is Catty
B What Is Catty (Version)

Justice

Cat No: JUD 20
Released: 1988

£4.00

Joseph Cotton

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Reggae

Half Slim

A Joseph Cotton Half Slim
B The Messengers (3) Slim Cut

Body Music

Cat No: BZT 05

£4.00

Bunny Lie Lie

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Reggae

It's Not Unusual

A It's Not Unusual
B1 Unusual Fresh Mix Version
B2 P.A. Mix

Greensleeves Records

Cat No: GRED 218
Released: 1987

£5.00

Livewire & Earl St. Michael & Roots Operator & Ganglords

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Reggae

High Seat / Hot Sand

A1 Livewire (6) & Earl St. Michael High Seat
A2 The Roots Operator Dub Seat
A3 Livewire (6) & Earl St. Michael Want To Be Free
B1 Ganglords Hot Sand
B2 Ganglords Hot Dub
B3 Livewire (6) & Earl St. Michael High Seat (Acapella)

Roots Operator Records

Cat No: ROR 004
Released: 1995

£4.00

Sammy Levi

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Reggae

This Is The Time

A This Is The Time
B Version

Blue Mountain Records Ltd.

Cat No: BMD 093
Released: 1990

£4.00

Nardo Ranks & Apache Scratchy & Roland Burrell & John Sir Raphael Allen

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Reggae

Look Good Posse / Ease Squeeze / Johnny Dollar

A1 Nardo Ranks Look Good Posse
A2 Apache Scratchy Ease Squeeze
B1 Roland Burrell Johnny Dollar
B2 John "Sir Raphael" Allen Dub Mix

Wild Apache

Cat No: WAD-028
Released: 1990

£5.00

Frankie Paul

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Reggae

Never Give Up

A1 Never Give Up (Straight Mix)
A2 Never Give Up
B1 One Drop Memory
B2 Version

High Power Music

Cat No: HRD 040
Released: 1995

£4.00

Michael Rose

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Reggae

Last Chance

A Michael Rose Last Chance
B Ruff Cutt Band Mix

Ruff Cutt

Cat No: RC 031

£4.00

Benelux & Nancy Dee

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Reggae

Switch

A Switch
B Switch (Instrumental Version)

Scope

Cat No: SC 4 T
Released: 1979

£5.00

Richie Davis & Tenor Fly

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Reggae

Jah Army / Defend Your Word

A1 Richie Davis Jah Army
A2 Mafia & Fluxy Jah Army - Version
B1 Tenor Fly Defend Your Word
B2 Undivided Roots Defend Your Word - Version

Power

Cat No: B.O. 10
Released: 1992

£5.00

Paulette Miller & Bj21

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Reggae

You Really Got A Hold On Me / Ghost Rider

A Paulette Miller You Really Got A Hold On Me
B Bj21 Ghost Rider

Black Jack

Cat No: BJD45 010
Released: 1981

£4.00

Teddy Lincoln & The Family

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Reggae

Seventeen

A Teddy Lincoln Seventeen
B Teddy Lincoln & The Family (12) Instrumental

Regal Records

Cat No: RD 017

£4.00

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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.