Reggae, Roots, Dub, Ska and Rocksteady LPs

I use the Record Collector standard to grade my records – as below:

M is ONLY for reissues / new releases / 100% definitely unplayed items
M- is a pretty much unplayed record for me – any obvious signs that a record has been played and I usually downgrade to an Ex+
EX+ is a very strong grade for me – just showing some signs of being played but no noise / cue burn / crackle / styrene burn at all.
VG+ is for records that have obviously seen some wear and have had a good few plays and may even have light intro crackle but play very, very well.
VG is for records with quite a bit of wear and surface markings and some noise / crackle but still a very good player
VG- is my lowest grade and VG- records for me are in bad shape – lots of sound quality deterioration and many, many surface marks – not nice.

All media links are directly underneath each item in red – just hover your mouse over the link and when it turns blue click on it and it will take you directly to the YouTube page or my own soundfile / scan.

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Prince Buster / Sister Big Stuff / Melodisc-Sunspot / UK / 1972 / M-/M- / £25 £12

Unplayed reissue copy – still in shrink – Sister Big Stuff etc – man was a LEGEND

The Revolutionaries / Dread At The Controls / Hawkeye / UK / 1978 / M-/Ex+ / £40 £20

A1 copy – Double Bubble etc – superb set – no let-up from beginning to end

Dave and Ansel Collins / Double Barrel / Techniques / UK / 1971 / Ex+/VG / £10 £5

Sleeve is pretty worn / yellowed – Mission Impossible etc – stellar LP

Colonel Elliott & The Lunatics / Interstellar Reggae Drive / Rhino / UK / 1973 / M-/VG+ / £40 £20

Tiny sleeve wear – teeny WOL to topside – Guns Of Thge Martian Giants etc – mental MOOG Reggae LP – like The Vulcans did

Hortense Ellis / Jamaica’s First Lady Of Song / Third World / UK / 1977 / M-/M- / £40 £20

Top copy – Don’t Want To Cry / Melody Life etc – an amazing artist

The Upsetters / Scratch The Upsetter Again / Upsetter / UK / 1970 / Ex+/Ex / £20 £10

Some WOS to sleeve rear – Outer Space etc – Lee Perry rides (yet) again……

Byron Lee & The Dragonaires / Reggae With Byron Lee / Trojan / UK / 1969 / M-/Ex+ / £25 £12

A1 copy – Musical Scorcher / Bond In Bliss etc – superb LP

King Tubby Meets The Upsetter / At The Grass Roots Of Dub / Studio 16 / UK / 1978 / M-/M- / £40 £20

A1 copy – Blood Of Africa etc – one of THE BEST Dub LPs ever…

The Upsetters / Blackboard Jungle Dub / Clocktower / USA / 1981 / M-/Ex+ / £25 £12

Top copy – Sensemilla Kaya Dub etc – stand up Lee Perry

Various Artists / Reggae Reggae Vol 2 / Trojan / UK / 1972 / M-/VG / £25 £12

Some sleeve wear – VERY rare comp – Ethiopians / Dennis Alcapone / GG All Stars etc – many lesser-knowns…