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Archive for Reggae

ALTHEA & DONNA “Oh Dread” (1978)


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“Uptown Top Ranking” was a UK number one for Althea & Donna in 1978, and it’s a fine song, but you ask me, the really gem on the record is “Oh Dread”. Perfect for a warm sunny Sunday on foot in NW jamming tunes on the headphones.

YABBY YOU “Run Come Rally” (1975)


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RIP.

GREGORY ISAACS “Hot Stepper” (1982)


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I picked up Night Nurse on vinyl today. Basically a perfect record. Isaacs’ delivery sooo smooth.

CARLTON & THE SHOES “Arise Abraham” (1982)


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Completely irresistible rocksteady, sly and melancholy. Perfect falsetto from Carlton Manning