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Koffee - Gifted (LP)
Erstes Album. Dass die jamaikanische Reggae- und Dancehall-Sängerin, Songwriterin, Rapperin, DJ und Gitarristin aus Spanish Town sehr begabt ist, hatte sie bereits bewiesen. Ihre EP »Rapture« aus dem Jahr 2019 wurde bei den Grammy Awards 2020 als bestes Reggae-Album des Jahres ausgezeichnet. Ihre Durchbruch-Single »Toast« wurde unter anderem von den Obamas supportet, die den Song in ihre jährliche Playlist aufnahmen. Für ihren Erstling nutzte die 21-jährige Künstlerin, die mit richtigem Namen Mikayla Simpson heißt, die »360 Reality Audio«-Technologie, die von Sony entwickelt wurde. Musik und Gesang werden dabei in einem 360-Grad-Klangfeld angeordnet, um ein intensiveres Hörerlebnis zu ermöglichen. »Setzen Sie Ihre Kopfhörer auf für ein simuliertes 360-Reality-Audioerlebnis« lautet ein Hinweis auf YouTube unter dem Video zu ihrem Song »West Indies«, der ersten Singleauskopplung von »Gifted«, die bereits im Oktober 2021 erschien. Gatefold Sleeve

29,90 €*
Ernest Ranglin - A Mod A Mod Ranglin (LP)
Mod Mod Ranglin is a fusion of Ska and Caribbean instrumentals by Ernest Ranglin recorded in 1966 while Ska was changing towards Rocksteady. Although Ernest Ranglin recorded 8 solo albums at Federal Records, Mod Mod Ranglin was only the album with Ska instrumentals, interestingly. The album consists of classic Ska, Mento and Carribean songs of all times. From the start to the end, Ernie guitar playing flutters like Caribbean breeze. An instrumental song entitled Felicia is just for the Ska lovers.

24,90 €*
Don Drummond - Memorial Album (LP)
180 gram audiophile vinyl.Limited edition of 750 Individually numbered copies on solid Orange colored vinyl.

27,90 €*
T-Killas - Awareness (LP)
limited edition in red vinyl, incl. Mp3 download code

15,90 €*
Third World Allstars - Rebel Rock (LP)
The basis of the Third World Allstars were in fact usually visiting Jamaican musicians plus a pick of the session me available in London. The instrumental album “Rebel Rock” derives the majority of its rhythms from Errol Dunkley’s album “Sit And Cry Over You” released by Shelley produced and arranged, and probably engineered, by the great Sid Bucknor. For the instrumental version the overdubs and remixes were done at the Chalk Farm and E.F.M. (better known as Berry Street) studios with a credited line up of Rico Rodriguez on trombone, Eddie “Tan Tan” Thornton on trumpet, Michael 'Bammi’ Rose on sax, Lester Sterling trumpet and saxophone, Buggis Norman on alto sax, “Organ D” aka Tyrone Downie on keys and “Ronnie Bop” aka Ranford Williams on guitar. The original backing tracks for the Dunkley album were by Gladdy Anderson & his All Stars so its likely that featuring bassist Jackie Jackson, drummer Winston Grennan, guitarist Hux Brown and keyboardist Winston Wright may be in the mix. The title track “Rebel Rock” was originally derived from Gene Rondo’s single “Rebel Woman” issues by Shelly on his Queen Bee subsidiary in 1974 and the track that opens side two “Black Moon” is from the Ginger Williams single “There is Something in my Heart” issued on the Paradise label. As is usual when quality Jamaican sessioneers get together free quotes from jazz standards and ballads can be found interspersed with re-utilised rhythms, so “Repatriation Remedy” can not only be traced back to Errol Dunkley’s “Repatriation” but also to Bunny & Skitter on their Studio one single “Lumumbo” and even before that Willie Bobo’s “Spanish Grease”. As the seventies moved on Count Shelly relocated his operations to New York and eventually his Super Power Records in Brooklyn became the reggae shop of choice through the dancehall and digital eras, a meeting place for the movers and shakers of the time. Located on Church Avenue between Utica Avenue and E 49th Street in Flatbush, the shop became notorious as the scene of the shooting incident between deejays Super Cat and Nitty Gritty. Shelly continued to record with big hits such as Louie Rankin’s “Typewriter” and Sluggy Ranks dancehall recut of “My Time”. Becoming tired of NYC and business there Shelly relocated back home to Jamaica and around 2008 Super Power closed down due to financial problems. Rebel Rock is an excellent addition to the Pressure Sounds catalogue and the album comes with CD booklet sleevenotes by Steve Barker and excellent pictures from the period.

21,90 €*
VA - This Is Ska (LP)
Record Store Day 2019 release

25,90 €*
VA - Max's SKAnsas City (LP)
ltd. Record Store Day 2019 release, pressed on clear vinyl

18,90 €*
Mephiskapheles - God Bless Satan (LP)
Combined you recieve a lethal dose of the Mephiskapheles, a satanic ska band from the spooky streets of NYC. Sadly as you read this, these tenebrous souls have unfortunately broke up. Future projects are unbeknownst to me, but I did recieve a letter from the head grotto master of the Church of Satan's Man In Black grotto of NYC, Andres Shellinger (of the oi! band the Press) and he states that the next project from these guys will most definately another satanic one. So, back to this LP. God Bless Satan is their first effort and a remarkable one at that. Jazzy lounge ska and spooky organ lace this release with a unique sound that could catch your eye even if they didn't have their infamous schtick. The Nubian Nightmare's voice is remarkably unique but still nothing too out of the ordinary. Sometimes he sounds like something out of an Izuzu commercial but you still have a good time, especially when you find yourself singing to favorites like "Bad John", "Doomsday" and "Eskamo". Okay,okay isn't this a punk web site? Well after two more LP's the Mephiskapheles experimented a little more towards ska-core, or hardcore, if you may. Either way this is one of the better ska albums to ever come out of NYC. So if you don't like this album you don't like ska. A must for Billy Graham fans worldwide. Not for fundamentalists. Hail Satan! Published puke13 Mar 12 2020 D-O-G-G-O-D!D-O-G-G-O-D!The first words you here as you are launched into the experience that is God Bless Satan. This is a near perfect album, definitely one of the greatest and most interesting in the genre of ska. Mephiskapheles creates a goofy yet dark atmosphere on this album, songs like Satanic Debris, Hard Times, and Dance Me Not being on the more serious side of things, and then there is The Bumble Bee Tuna Song which is so god damn silly I was almost embarrassed to listen to it the first time i heard it. Like the rest of the album, that song slowly grew on me, and i just cant help but smile a little waiting for the chorus to kick in. Instrumentals are very traditional third wave ska and a horn section that plays some avant-garde solos that slowly grow on you the more you listen to it. The songs on here are a bit lengthy and some do go on a little too long (Saba especially) but otherwise this album is worth putting the time into and is a rewarding listen. Published frippery19 May 11 2008 This was the first ska album i ever bought and it changed my life. The skill level of each of the members of the band is light years beyond 99% of the ska crap that is out there now. Published SellMeAGod Dec 11 2006 Judgment, definitely, incessant. Those 3 words were once thee hardest words to spell that I regularly typed. Add Mephiskapheles, now.Fun, feelgood music with those upbeats 'n' brass instruments that defines 3rd wave ska revival. Add some dark comedy 'n' obnoxious behavior...& yeah, I suppose it's still pretty much just like 3rd wave. Good, tho. Published goatlipss Sep 04 2004 If I was asked to compile a list of must hear third wave ska records, this bizarre sonofabitch would be right near the top. While not my favorite third wave ska record, Mephiskapheles created an outstanding, unique, evil opus to debut with. After getting past the faux satanic imagery (primarily a couple song titles and their hilarious album cover), these dark lords kick that shit with warped ska riffs, skankable riddims, and a surprising amount of horn wanking (wait, wanking is with guitars, right? is noodling a better term?). The solos are almost a bit too much, but Mephiskapheles has a solid enough brass section to barely pull it off. The songs are a bit lengthy, but it's worth your patience. Especially when you get to the end and can finally let loose singin' and skankin' along to "The Bumble Bee Tuna Song" (hee hee)!

16,90 €*
Owen Gray - Sings (LP)
Owen Gray war der erste einheimische Star der Insel, der in einem Stil sang, der nicht Mento, Calypso oder Jazz war. Dies ist eine 180-Gramm-Vinyl-Wiederveröffentlichung seines Albums von 1961. Es war das erste jamaikanische Album, das in Großbritannien hergestellt und veröffentlicht wurde. Diese Neuauflage erinnert an den 60. Jahrestag seiner ursprünglichen Veröffentlichung.

22,90 €*
Desmond Dekker - Rude Boy Ska (LP)
Limited Edition 180 gr VinylAll tracks recorded at Roll Over Studios, London, January 2004. Recordings are from the final studio session before Desmond's untimely death in 2006.

24,90 €*
Transilvanians - Soulful Space (LP)
3rd full length album by Vigo’s hottest ska / boss reggae combo; deluxe vinyl edition with printed inner sleeve and download code

16,90 €*
Akatz - Yuyu (LP)
AKATZ sind weder Jamaikaner noch Briten, und sie haben es auch nicht nötig. Sie waren an der Kreuzung zwischen Kingston und Bilbao und haben mit dem spöttischen Geist des New Orleans Mardi Gras geplaudert, der ihnen neue Wege gezeigt hat, um ihren kreativen Weg fortzusetzen. Die Uneingeweihten werden dieses Album wie kopflose Hühner als eine heftige Offenbarung empfangen, und die langjährigen Adepten werden das Ereignis mit Rauch, Brandy und endlosem Tanzen feiern.Auf ihrer fast 30-jährigen Reise haben Akatz eine eigene Persönlichkeit entwickelt, die sie leicht wiedererkennbar, echt und einzigartig macht. In tausend Schlachten abgehärtet, haben sie immer darauf geachtet, qualitativ hochwertige Musik zu machen und jedes Konzert in eine unwiederholbare Party zu verwandeln. YUYU wurde im November 2019 in den Studios von Kaki Arkarazo (Kortatu, Negu Gorriak) registriert und bis zur Veröffentlichung folgte der Fluch der Pandemie. Daher war es die erste selbstauferlegte Mission der Band, diese 12 Zauber in alle vier Winde zu verteilen.Es sind zwölf Songs mit klassischem Ska, Reggae und jamaikanischem Jazz im R&B-Gewand, mit Essenzen von tanzbarem Swing und Punk-Attitüde. Lebenslange Melodien, mit Rhythmus, Swing, Beat und Flow und einer kompositorischen Solidität, die mehrere Lesarten jedes Songs durch Musiker verschiedener Herkunft und Hintergründe zulassen würde. YUYU präsentiert ein Universum, das von Kreaturen bevölkert ist, die fantastisch erscheinen, aber in Wirklichkeit unter uns leben, und die die Band mit feiner Hellsichtigkeit entlarvt.Ein Album, das man von der ersten Kostprobe an genießen kann. Mit spaßigen, unkomplizierten und gut durchdachten Songs, die mit einer guten Dosis Rhythmus und Blues gespickt sind. Es ist klar, dass AKATZ an der Kreuzung zwischen Kingston und Bilbao war und mit dem spöttischen Geist des New Orleans Mardi Gras geplaudert hat, der ihnen neue Wege gezeigt hat, um ihren kreativen Weg fortzusetzen. Die Uneingeweihten werden dieses Album wie kopflose Hühner als eine heftige Offenbarung empfangen, und die langjährigen Adepten werden das Ereignis mit Rauch, Brandy und endlosem Tanzen feiern.

16,90 €*
Ernest Ranglin - Guitar In Ernest (LP)
  Not only an internationally acclaimed jazz guitarist Ernest Ranglin is also another of the architects and builders of modern Jamaican music.   Born 19th June 1932 in the parish of Manchester where his grandmother, Estella Campbell, was an organist in the Adventist Church and two of his uncles, Sydney and Lester Campbell, both played the ukulele and, at the age of six, Ernie built his own instrument using a sardine can and fishing line. He taught himself to read music and moved to Kingston, where he received his formal education, and began performing live often alongside another musical prodigy piano maestro Monty Alexander. At the age of fifteen he joined the Val Bennett Band and then went on to play with the Eric Deans Band where his restrained Charlie Christian influenced style was a major contributory factor to the popularity of these Jamaican jazz legends.   During the fifties, like so many of Jamaica's jazz musicians, Ernie toured overseas but he also stayed and played at home where he recorded in the traditional mento style. He was one of the legendary musical maestros that the sound system men turned to when they started to make their own recordings in the latter half of the decade. His innate musical abilities, and his ability to turn his hand to any style, meant that he was behind more records than even he could care to remember. As an un-credited member of Clue J And His Blues Blasters he played on many of the first Jamaican rhythm and blues records including the seminal 'Shuffling Jug' and Theophilus Beckford's 'Easy Snapping' for Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd(CS Dodd). And as one of The Granville Williams Orchestra he resurrected 'Honky Tonk Ska', their ska update of Bill Doggett's rhythm & blues 'Honky Tonk' from 1956, to an entirely different, totally thrilling level.   Arriving in London in late 1963 he astounded the local jazz musicians with his brilliant technical command and by "his possession of the kind of poise in his playing which can only be born of long experience" and became the resident guitarist at Ronnie Scott's internationally renowned Jazz Club where he backed countless guest artists. While in the UK he masterminded Millie Small's (as Millie) 'My Boy Lollipop'. It was the first ska crossover hit record reaching Number Two in the UK Charts early in 1964 and Chris Blackwell usually gets the credit for turning Barbie Gaye's rhythm & blues original from 1956 into a ska flavoured crossover hit. However, it states "Accompaniment Directed by Ernest Ranglin" on the Jamaican Beverley's(Beverleys) release of 'My Boy Lollipop'. It might well have been Chris Blackwell's business acumen and realisation that ska music could bust big internationally but it was Ranglin's genius that transformed Barbie Gaye's rampant R&B stormer into a Jamaican record... although it was recorded in London! It was another indication of Ernest Ranglin's genius and his ability to assimilate all styles, to mix and match and to make them into something unmistakeably original.   On his return to Kingston Ernest was contracted by Ken Khouri as in-house arranger at Federal and he also released a series of solo albums including 'Mod Mod Ranglin' for Federal Records. Throughout the sixties and seventies he freelanced for many of the island's top producers including Prince Buster, Leslie Kong at Beverley's(Beverleys), Clancy Eccles, as one of Lee Perry's Upsetters and, perhaps most notably of all, at Studio One where his recordings were inevitably superb. His un-credited contributions to records such as The Wailers' heart breaking 'It Hurts To Be Alone' (which features two of the most understated, yet intensely moving, guitar solos ever recorded over two separate takes) were works of untrammelled, undisputed genius. His fluid guitar lines were laid over many of Coxsone's foundation rhythms: 'Love Me Forever' entitled 'West Of The Sun', turning Ernest Wilson's 'Undying Love' into 'Straight Flush' and creating original masterpieces such as the ethereal, haunting 'Surfin'' and transforming the spiritual 'Walls Of Jericho' into 'Jericho Skank'. On their original release these outings were often credited to Studio One house bands such as The Soul Vendors or Sound Dimension but Ernest Ranglin's arrangements and solos finally received their rightful billing when they were compiled for the Studio One Compact Disc release 'Sounds & Power'.   Never short of work as a session musician Ernest Ranglin also found the time to work on many of his own jazz projects. In 1996 he reunited with Chris Blackwell for the sublime 'Below The Bassline' album, an Island Jamaica Jazz release, with Ernest revisiting and reinterpreting what had now become standards of a genre he had played a major role in helping to create including updates of 'None Shall Escape The Judgement' and 'Cassava Piece'. Never unafraid to try new directions in 1998 he teamed up with a number of West African musicians including Baaba Maal for 'In Search of the Lost Riddim'. The album was marvellous and the subsequent tour was even better; the stage shows were riveting and proof, if any further proof was really required that Ernie Ranglin was one of the most accomplished musical polymaths of his generation totally at ease everywhere on whatever rhythms or styles were presented to him. His recent shows in Tokyo (November 2011) alongside Sly & Robbie, the Rhythm Twins, were yet another triumph in a career that has now spanned sixty years.   In a genre too often dismissed as lacking in musical talent Ernest Ranglin is an all round musical genius who blatantly belies this incorrect, glib assumption. He was awarded the Order of Distinction by the Jamaican Government in 1973 for his contributions to music and he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the University of the West Indies in 2002 for his outstanding contribution to the development of music in Jamaica. In 2008 he was inducted into the Jamaican Music Hall of Fame by the Jamaica Association of Vintage Artistes and Affiliates. Gifted and talented Ernest Ranglin is the epitome of consummate professionalism whose quiet demeanour and self effacing personality are in direct contrast to his manifest talents. A true original and a truly great artist his influence on the development and content of Jamaican music is second to none.When asked by Benny Green in the early sixties who his favourite guitarists were he smiled and answered "All of them..." but if any of the many Jamaican artists and musicians who followed in his footsteps were asked the same question their answer would surely be "Ernest Ranglin".

24,90 €*
The Prizefighters - Firewalk (LP)
Limited edition on yellow vinyl

16,90 €*
Pama International - The Altruistic Soul Sound of​.​.​. (LP)
Limited edition of 250 handnumbered copies.

18,90 €*