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In The Rain
Cat: ERC 120. Rel: 17 May 21
  1. In The Rain
  2. In The Rain (Mukatsuku dub)
Review: Emotional Rescue and HMV Record Shop (Japan) team up to present six limited edition 7"s of DISCO REGGAE LOVERS music. Featuring Sugar Minnott, Dambala, One Blood, 101 Band, Red Cloud and here to start, for the first time ever as a single, Ernest Ranglin's, cover of The Dramatics R&B classic, In The Rain.

A defining guitarist and composer in the development of Jamaican music, Ranglin's career spanned mento to reggae, playing on the groundbreaking recording of My Boy Lollipop itself, before going on to work with the likes of the Skatalies, Jimmy Cliff and Bob Marley.

Moving to Florida in 1982, he teamed up with Noel Williams to mix the bass heavy sound the producer was famous for with Ranglin's unique playing. Featuring a who's who of the Miami scene including Bobby Caldwell, Timmy Thomas, Betty Wright and Williams himself, In The Rain continued the link between R&B and reggae to sweet perfection.

To accompany, for half this series, a modern producer offers their own remix. Here Nik Weston, DJ, promoter and owner of the respected Mukatsuku label, releasing afro, jazz dance and more and with a long standing association with Japan, presents here an instrumental dub - letting the groove roll and Ranglin's ubiquitous playing to shine.
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Be Thankful
Cat: ERC 124. Rel: 17 May 21
  1. Be Thankful (7" mix)
  2. Be Thankful (Slowly dub)
Review: Emotional Rescue and HMV Record Shop (Japan) are delighted to present the first ever reissue of the 7" Mix of One Blood's classic Lovers Rock anthem Be Thankful, as part of their DISCO REGGAE LOVERS series.

While the King & City Records hit was reissued in its 12" form recently (ERC104), this unearthed 7" Mix perfectly distills the bands take on the William DeVaughn soul all-time.

At the forefront of the Lovers Rock movement, the 5 Robinson brothers that made up One Blood took their mix of Caribbean and South London heritage and crafted a uniquely black British sound, grown out of tensions, Sus law, Blues parties and sound system culture that acted as a counterpoint to the Rasta and Rocksteady styles around.

In 7" form, their cover version is taught, tight and succinct, hitting the highs, but retaining the dub. It is backed with a special mix by Tokyo producer Slowly. Closely associated with the esteemed Flower Records, Masato Komatsu aka Slowly also acts as Creative Director for the rebirth of the HMV Shops in Japan, so it is fitting his respectful dub mix dives from vocal opening straight in to the bassbins of a deep dub, this is one for the heads and collectors.





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I Remember Mama
Cat: ERC 125. Rel: 17 May 21
  1. I Remember Mama
  2. Hard Times
Review: Emotional Rescue and HMV Record Shop (Japan) end their DISCO REGGAE LOVERS 7" series with reggae legend Sugar Minott and this utterly unique UK soul-boogie rarity, I Remember Mama.

Reggae star, vocalist, producer and sound system operator, Kingston JA born Minott released over 50 albums and hundreds of singles for the likes of Studio One, Wackies, Suffering Heights and his own Black Roots label.

His distinctive soulful voice pioneered the Dancehall style and following his UK hit "Hard Time Pressure" he moved to London in 1980, adopting the rising Lovers Rock sound. On a visit to Wackies' offices in Soho he met Steve Parr, who had recently opened a studio next door.

Keyboard player for the likes of Desmond Dekker and Geno Washington, Parr moved into composition, mixing, sound engineering and production, before setting up the Sound Design Studio in Dean Street.

Principally a studio, the meeting with Minott hatched the idea to create a label to showcase their capabilities. Produced by Parr, he played all the instruments except the distinctive sax by friend Andy MacDonald.

With Minott's heartfelt lyrics, this marriage created a one-off, a ground-breaking synthesised 4/4 rhythm track with funk groove and soulful vocals. Released on 7" and 12", the versions noticeably differ and is the perfect closing to the DISCO REGGAE LOVERS series.





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Lorraine
Lorraine (7")
Cat: ERC 122. Rel: 17 May 21
  1. Lorraine
  2. Lorraine (Lexx dub)
Review: The DISCO REGGAE LOVERS series reaches a zenith with the first ever reissue of Dambala and their beautiful reggae roots song Lorraine. Long a diggers secret, it seemed only apt to ask the DJ who brought it to the attention of many, with a wonderful dub by label stalwart, Lexx.

Born in Lagos, Nigera but growing up in the Harrow Road area of West London, Augustus "Gus" Anyia immersed himself in the music of area during the vibrant 60s awakening of African and Caribbean cultures. Learning drums as a boy, he quickly progressed to classical guitar and would perform at school and beyond.

Jamming with guitarist Alvin Christie led to them forming Dambala in 1975. Their first releases set them on their way, produced by Jimmy Lindsey, mixed by Dennis Bovell and cut by Porky. From there more singles followed, repeatedly touring Europe and recording for a TV documentary, before pressures took hold and following a change in line up, the band recorded their sole album, Azania.

Lorraine was the stand out, a wonderful love song of youth's forlorn love, it's warm drum and bass encompassing the yearning lyric. A small masterpiece of UK roots in it's own right, this special 7" comes with a simple, but perfect dub mix from Lexx and will be followed by a comprehensive reissue of Dambala by the label.




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Crazy Kind Of Feeling
Cat: ERC 121. Rel: 17 May 21
  1. Crazy Kind Of Feeling (7" mix)
  2. Crazy Kind Of Feeling (dub take 2)
Review: Emotional Rescue and HMV Record Shop (Japan) present the 2nd DISCO REGGAE LOVERS with the music of Haile Maskel and his 101 Band and their cult Jamaica meets America reggae disco bomb Crazy Kind Of Feeling, in it's super rare 7" Mix.

Heralding from the furtive 60's Trenchtown, Jamaica, Michael Ashley aka Haile Maskel grew up around music, recording his first sessions with friend Bob Marley, alongside the likes of Peter Tosh, Robbie Shakespeare and Carlton Barrett.

Working with Lee Perry, he joined Light Of Saba, while touring with Dennis Brown and Sugar Minott led him overseas, settling in Los Angeles in 1983 and soon launching his Opulence (Sound) label.

The label's in house project, Maskel's 101 Band mixed a conscious message in love song, crafted around a boogie discodub. Coming as 7" and 12" (ERC101) releases, here the single is presented alongside the true dub version.

Dub Take 2 was discovered when the original master tapes were recently unearthed and while the recent 12" reissue featured an "instrumental alternative mix", Dub Take 1, this 7" includes a real dub version, cutting and dropping back and forth between drums, bass, key, vocals and horns in a cool excursion for the heads.




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I Want To Be Free
Cat: ERC 123. Rel: 17 May 21
  1. I Want To Be Free
  2. Freedom
Review: Emotional Rescue and HMV Record Shop (Japan) present Red Cloud and their roots disco rarity I Want To Be Free, with it's even scarcer dub version Freedom, together on 7" for the first time as part of the DISCO REGGAE LOVERS series.

This Brixton based band appeared on Emotional Rescue last summer with their Double Talk / Dubble Dub 12" (ERC102) rightly shining a light on their underrated output. Releasing on Tuff Gong, Red Stripe and Dancefloor the band released two albums and numerous singles of warm, rock-soul touched British roots sound system shakers.

I Want To Free / Freedom only appeared on the B-side of their super rare debut 12". While the A side's Double Talk was 'inna Lovers Disco style', here they keep the groove but explore the righteous stance of Pan African-Caribbean culture of the time, with a call for equality and fairness.

Centred around the writing of Keith Drummond and drummer / producer Specs Bifirimbi, plus support from founder Floyd Lloyd Seivright, it is in the dub version, Freedom, that the interplay of keys and drum and bass shine, a rock-reggae-disco bomb.




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War Ina Babylon
  1. One Step Forward
  2. Uptown Babies
  3. Chase The Devil
  4. War Ina Babylon
  5. Norman
  6. Stealin'
  7. Tan & See
  8. Smokey Room
  9. Smile Out Of Style
coming soon $27.65
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Police & Thieves
Police & Thieves (limited gold vinyl LP)
Cat: FMWB 7001.
  1. Roots Train
  2. Police & Thieves
  3. Solomon
  4. Rescue Jah Children
  5. Tedious (extended mix)
  6. False Teachin'
  7. Easy Task
  8. Lucifer
  9. Workin' In The Cornfield
  10. I Was Appointed
  11. Childhood Sweetheart
  12. Bad Weed (Disco mix)
  13. Roots Train (Special Disco mix)
  14. Memories (12" version)
  15. Rasta Get Ready
coming soon $27.96
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Michael Jackson/Jackson 5 remixes (reissue)
  1. Michael Jackson - "We've Got A Good Thing Going" (HF & KUDO remix)
  2. Jackson 5 - "Never Can Say Good Bye" (HF & KUDO remix)
  3. Jackson 5 - "All I Do Is Think Of You" (HF & KUDO remix)
  4. Jackson 5 - "La La Means I Love You" (HF & KUDO remix)
  5. Jackson 5 - "It's Great To Be Here" (HF & KUDO remix)
  6. Michael Jackson - "Happy" (HF & KUDO remix)
  7. Jackson 5 - "Love Song" (HF & KUDO remix)
  8. Jackson 5 - "I'll Be There" (HF & KUDO remix)
  9. Jackson 5 - "I Want You Back" (HF & KUDO remix)
  10. Michael Jackson - "With A Child's Heart" (HF & KUDO remix)
  11. Michael Jackson - "Ben" (HF remix #3)
coming soon $62.23
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I & I Survive (reissue)
Cat: ORGM 2180. Rel: 25 Jun 21
coming soon $21.62
FORTHCOMING
I'm Alone
  1. Orville Woods & The Boris Gardiner Happening - "I'm Alone"
  2. Roy Panton - "Endless Memory"
coming soon $14.98
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Lay Down Your Arms
  1. Lay Down Your Arms
  2. Lay Down Your Arms (version)
coming soon $14.98
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No Follow Bad Company
Cat: ISLE 013. Rel: 25 Jun 21
  1. No Follow Bad Company
  2. Return Of The Pearls (version)
  3. Duke Street
  4. So Sweet (version)
coming soon $12.39
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Studio One Roots: The Rebel Sound At Studio One (20th Anniversary)
VARIOUS
Cat: SJRLP 056C. Rel: 30 Apr 21
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est. release 30 Apr 21 $33.42
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The Herb
The Herb (7")
Cat: RCK 014. Rel: 30 Apr 21
  1. The Herb
  2. Herbal Dub
coming soon $12.67
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Step Right Up
Cat: BU 552.
coming soon $12.10
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Spell Bound
Cat: DTWM 02.
  1. Spell Bound (Beware Of Magic Charms)
  2. Revolution (Work Hard In Your Life)
coming soon $18.44
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Some One Cut It Down
  1. Some One Cut It Down
  2. Some One Cut It Down (version)
coming soon $14.98
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Juks Pon De Corner (reissue)
  1. Juks Pon De Corner
  2. Juks Pon De Corner (version)
coming soon $14.98
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Rainbow
Rainbow (7")
Cat: RCK 013. Rel: 30 Apr 21
  1. Rainbow
  2. Rainbow (dub)
coming soon $12.67
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African Youth (reissue)
  1. Topo Tone Hifi Style
  2. Size Eight
  3. What's The Score
  4. The Girl Them Love Me
  5. Have Some Faith
  6. African Youth
  7. What A Hard Man Fi Dead
  8. Shine Eye Girl
  9. Them Conscience
  10. Dress In Rags
coming soon $17.00
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No More Victims
  1. Clive Matthews & The Rockers Disciples - "No More Victims"
  2. Much More Dub (Roberto Sanchez mix)
  3. Mara & The Rockers Disciples - "This Could Be Loved"
  4. This Must Be Dub (Roberto Sanchez mix)
coming soon $18.44
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Jamaica Artiste Vol 3
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Cat: JDLP 006.
  1. Mickey Mercian - "Bad Jamma"
  2. King Kong - "Take Me Back Home"
  3. Big Youth - "Nothing For Nothing"
  4. Big Youth - "Can't Live A England"
  5. Lion Heart - "Further East"
  6. Everados - "Eva"
  7. E Palmer - "Social Friend"
  8. Mickey Mercian - "Family Affair"
  9. Big Youth - "Trouble On The Road"
  10. Glen DeCosta - "Free Nelson Mandela"
coming soon $15.27
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Judgement (reissue)
coming soon $11.52
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Presenting Hugo
coming soon $15.27
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Use Chiney Brush (warehouse find)
  1. Use Chiney Brush
  2. Bleaching Creme
coming soon $7.21
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Escape By Night
  1. King Shark - "Escape By Night"
  2. Russ D - "Escape By Night" (dub)
coming soon $14.98
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Uncle Sam's Country
coming soon $11.25
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Time For Peace
  1. Black Man In A White World
  2. Black Dub In A White World
  3. Outernational Blues
  4. Ital City Dub
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coming soon $12.10
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Livicated
Livicated (LP)
Cat: ZHP 0016V. Rel: 30 Apr 21
  1. Firmness
  2. Usward
  3. Discreet
  4. Livicated
  5. Loose The Gates
  6. Have Heard
  7. Faith
  8. Handle Sumptin
  9. Eyelidz
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est. release 30 Apr 21 $19.59
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Funky Kingston (reissue)
Funky Kingston (reissue) (limited turquoise & cream split coloured vinyl LP)
Cat: GET 54103LP. Rel: 19 Jun 21
  1. Time Tough
  2. In The Dark
  3. Funky Kingston
  4. Love Is Gonna Let Me Down
  5. Louie Louie
  6. Pomp & Pride
  7. Got To Be There
  8. Country Road
  9. Pressure Drop
  10. Sailin' On
coming soon $27.09
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Call To Duty
VP
Cat: 005464 5971270. Rel: 25 Jun 21
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est. release 25 Jun 21 $9.52
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Roast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread (remastered)
VP
Cat: VP 2434. Rel: 19 Jun 21
  1. Soul Fire
  2. Throw Some Water In
  3. Evil Tongues
  4. Curly Locks
  5. Ghetto Sidewalk
  6. Favorite Dish
  7. Free Up The Weed
  8. Big Neck Police
  9. Yu Squeeze My Panhandle
  10. Roast Fish & Cornbread
coming soon TBA
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Moods Of Pablo
Cat: RRO 334. Rel: 23 Apr 21
coming soon $25.08
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Im Going Thru
coming soon $12.10
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Tafari Declare
  1. Creation Stepper - "Tafari Declare"
  2. Dougie Wardrop - "Tafari Declare" (dub)
coming soon $10.36
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Cup Of Tea
coming soon $11.25
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Hanging Tough
coming soon $43.80
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Love Light Shine
coming soon $14.12
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Sick Of This Pain (remix)
coming soon $9.21
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God Is
God Is (7")
Cat: RT 1205.
  1. God Is
  2. God Is (version)
coming soon $16.43
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Hol'it (Jah Pickney)
coming soon $15.56
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Thanks & Praise
  1. Thanks & Praise
  2. Thanks & Praise (version)
coming soon $8.06
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Staring
Staring (7")
Cat: RF 250.
coming soon $11.25
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Vibes Master
Cat: BA 02. Rel: 30 Apr 21
  1. Vibes Master
  2. Vibes Master (dub)
coming soon $10.36
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Never Run Away
Never Run Away (limited 12")
Cat: VPGS 7082. Rel: 19 Jun 21
coming soon TBA
FORTHCOMING
Amai Hit Kouchie
Amai Hit Kouchie (LP with obi-strip)
Cat: PLP 7163. Rel: 16 Jul 21
  1. Konya Ga Tropical
  2. Amai Hit Kouchie
  3. Anata Datte Soudesho
  4. Fuyu No Owari
  5. Ms. Apricot
  6. Choose Me
  7. Daisuki
  8. Atsui Yoru No Uta
  9. Kanashii Honto
  10. Soshite
coming soon $38.03
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The Kiki Kiki Riddim
coming soon TBA
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Dancing Tunes
Cat: E2JAM 1905.
coming soon $14.70
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In The Community
coming soon $24.19
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