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An introduction to Pete Weston’s Toronto-based label — a magpie, but loads of killer mid-seventies here, with stone classics from the studios of Lee Perry, Studio One and King Tubby amongst them.

The Skatallites and guests at King Edwards, 1963-4.

Wonderful compilation of sixties and seventies spiritual-modal jazz. Noah Howard and Eddy Louiss in amongst a load of new names. Lots of Trane in the mix. Lovely stuff; proper Dingwalls business. Warmly recommended.

Sly and Robbie built many of these rhythms — for a who’s who of eighties’ reggae, and Power House, the quintessential dancehall label, over by the end of the decade. Four double-CDs today!

From the seventies and early-eighties heyday of this Toronto-based reggae label, when it played host to stars like Augustus Pablo, Johnny Osbourne and Leroy Sibbles. Raw, twisted, compelling, at times staggering.

The first twenty-five Blue Beat sevens, As and Bs.

The second twenty-five Blue Beat sevens, As and Bs.
A-sides only on the 180g vinyl.