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MOLL-SELEKTA 1:

JOSEPH COTTON: DANCEHALL DAYS 1976 - 1984

The son of the legendary Count Ossie with great Pre-Dancehall, Rock Steady, Roots and his uncomparable Sing-Jay-Style. Outstanding versions of old Treasure Isle, Channel One und Harry Mudie-classics. Engineered by Errol Brown, King Jammy, Scientist, King Tubbyand and Bunny Tom Tom, produced by Sonia Pottinger, Harry Mudies, Carlton Patterson, Bunny Lee and Trevor Elliott. Backing Bands: Roots Radics, Sound Dimension and the Revolutionaries.

CD: INDIGO 4429-2
LP : INDIGO 4429-1 (with gatefold cover)

MOLL-SELEKTA 2:

ALTON ELLIS "ARISE BLACK MAN 1968 - 1978"

A compilation of some of the best and rarest tracks of the "Soul-Groover", the living legend of Jamaican-Soul. Lovers-tunes, Soul-Classics (like "It's Your Thing" by The Isley Brothers) and mystical African tracks, a matter of interest for Reggae, Soul and even World-music-fans.
16 timeless classics from the golden old days of the genre when ALTON ELLIS was the undisputed no. 1 in Jamaica before Bob Marley and carried the respectful title "Mr. Soul Of Jamaica". Produced by the big names of the caribean island like C. C. Dodd, Duke Reid and a. o. Keith Hudson, recorded with the most important backing-bands of those times like The Sound Dimension, Soul Vendors and Soul Defenders.

CD: INDIGO 4428-2
LP: INDIGO 4428-1 (with gatefold cover)

MOLL-SELEKTA 4:

MIKE BROOKS AND FRIENDS:
JUST THE VIBES 1976-1983

The third release of Moll-Selekta is a cultural showcase of timeless Roots-Reggae, decorated with high-carat guest-singers and DJ’s like Don Carlos (Black Uhuru), Cornel Campbell, Barry Brown, Errol Dunkley, Horace Grosset and Jah Lloyd. It offers a collection of deeply inspired, grooving songs, slight Dub-elements, tricky studio-recordings and some of the souliest voices of the golden old days of that great genre. Produced and mixed by masters like Lee Perry, Jackie Mittoo, Prince Jammy, King Tubby and Scientist – a classic on CD and LP.

CD: INDIGO 4398-2

LP: INDIGO 4398-1 (LP with gatefold cover)

MOLL-SELEKTA 5:

ANSEL COLLINS WITH SLY AND ROBBIE:
JAMAICAN GOLD

The album showcases recordings by Ansel Collins, Jamaica’s busiest and most famous keyboarder besides Jackie Mittoo. Laid down in 1979 with the legendary studio band "The Revolutionaries", whose members included the world-famous riddim twins Sly & Robbie, ?Jamaican Gold? presents timeless Roots and Lovers Reggae, Dubs, numerous instrumentals, guest vocalists Tony Tuff, Roland Burrell as well as DJs Mr. Mystic and Jah Thomas. A journey through the greatest musical inventions in the history of Jamaican music, in which Ansel Collins has played no small part. As a studio musician he participated in countless recordings with leading reggae producers like Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, Bunny Lee, Leslie Kong, Phil Pratt and Prince Buster. And he hasn’t slowed down since, adding the following to his list of collaborations: Black Uhuru, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Culture, King Tubby, Prince Far I, Gregory Isaacs, Augustus Pablo, The Mighty Diamonds, Toots And The Maytals, Buju Banton and Serge Gainsbourg. He’s also played live with just about all the great names, in particular with Jimmy Cliff, U-Roy and Dub Syndicate. Of his own compositions, "Double Barrell" and "Stalag 17" are probably the best known and most covered tracks, both were hits in the UK.

CD: INDIGO 4399-2 (CD with 8 page digipak and gold print)
LP: INDIGO 4399-1 (LP with gatefold sleeve)

Moll-Selekta 5

Cornel Campbell: Original Blue Recordings 1970 – 1979

For more than four decades, Cornel Campbell has added jewel after jewl to the crown of Jamaican musical history, songs that can be heard in any good dancehall today, whether they come out of reggae, R&B or ska. Top of the list, the hits "Queen Of The Minstrels" and "Stars", recorded for Clement "Coxsone" Dodd at the legendary Studio One with the "Eternals". Known as the "Sam Cooke of Reggae", due to his unique soul-infused falsetto timbre, Campbell remains remarkably unknown outside of his native Caribbean.
"Original Blue Recordings 1970-1979" showcases many of his best tracks, soulful lovers renditions and more Rasta influenced roots songs. Compositions by Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke and particularly Curtis Mayfield figure among the timeless soul, lovers and roots evergreens to be found here. The compilation also features the hit "Just One Kiss (Magic Spell)", the single "Jah Jah Me No Horn Yah" and the - even on single - previously unreleased dub version of „Devil In Bed“ (on the CD only).
Renowned bands The Aggrovators, Soul Syndicate and the High Time Players provided the backing at Channel One, Harry J‘s, Randys and Dynamics whilst the mix was done at no lesser than King Tubby‘s. Bunny 'Striker' Lee, one of the Islands’ most important producers, who worked with Campbell in perhaps his finest and most prolific days in the Seventies, was responsible for production.
Relive the crowning years of Kingston, Jamaica, 1970 to 1979 with Cornel Campbell at the peak of his powers. A must for serious reggae fans and a perfect introduction for the more casual observer.

CD: INDIGO 4397-2 (8-page digi-pack)
LP: INDIGO 4397-1 (gatefold cover)

Moll-Selekta 6
Cornel Campbell: Give Me Love/My Confession

The first single of Moll-Selekta, a double A-side 7-inch with two rare, essential tracks that are not included on the album (CD/LP) „Original Blue Recordings 1970 - 1979“. „Give Me Love“, a perfect example of Campbell‘s unmistakable Lovers and Roots-style with a remarkable spooky-jazzy organ and the highly spiritual Lovers-statement „My Confession“. Produced by Bunny Lee, mixed by King Tubby’s - an indispensable completion to the album.

7-inch single: EFA 12146-7

Moll-Selekta 7:

Barry Brown: Rich Man Poor Man 1978 - 1980

The Jamaican Bob Dylan - the 6th release from Moll-Selekta presents one of the
greatest Jamaican Roots singers and songwriters Barry Brown. Famed for the direct and uncompromising lyrics which earned him so much street credibility and the nickname.
Before digital sound locked on to Reggae in the 80s, Barry Brown was already a Dancehall star with a proven track record of hits like "Step It UpYouthman", "Politician" and "Put Down Your Guns“. He worked with many of the producer greats: Bunny Lee, Joe Gibbs, Sugar Minott and Clement "Coxsone" Dodd from Studio One.
The incredibly deep and detailed Roots soundbeds come courtesy of some of the finest backing bands of the era. The Aggrovators with Sly&Robbie, Roots Radics, Revolutionaries and the High Times Players - the perfect foil for Brown's sharp and dextrous tongue. King Tubby himself delivers the cutting edge mix, particularly impressive on the Dub-version of the titel track. The producer is Rodguel "Black Beard" Sinclair, Tappa Zukie's brother and Bunny Lee’s right hand man for years. The owner of the „Hulk“ and „Mr. Tipsy“ label has worked with Chaka Demus & Pliers and Beres Hammond amongst others and has since become the owner of Tubby's old studio.
"Rich Man Poor Man 1978 - 1980" presents Barry Brown in his most creative and potent phase, bringing together for the first time some of his best songs on one album.

CD: INDIGO 4395-2
(CD with 8 page digi-pack including liner notes, 14 tracks)
LP: INDIGO 4395-1
(LP with gatefold sleeve, 12 tracks)

Moll-Selekta 8:

KING TUBBY THE DUB MASTER PRESENTS
THE ROOTS OF DUB and DUB FROM THE ROOTS

The release by Moll-Selekta combines two of the most essential Dub-albums in a 2 CD/2 LP-set: "The Roots Of Dub" und ?Dub From The Roots", originally released in late 1974 and early 1975. As a re-release this edition contains for the first time every track of the original LP’s in an uncomparable sound quality.
Both albums are part of the historic and epoch-making early phase of Dub and demonstrate more than any other recordings the great pioneer collaboration of the duo King Tubby (engineer/mixer) und Bunny Lee (producer).
Hardly any other artist than King Tunny has undoubtfully contributed more to the invention and the development of Dub. He was mainly responsible for the inclusion of the instrumental Dub-versions on the B-sides of the Jamaican hand pressed singles. He also played a major part in the making of Lee’s Perry’s epochal "Blackboard Jungle Dub", probably the first Dub-album in the history of music.
Many of the most important riddims of all times are included here, most of them were - as vocal tracks - Bunny Lee’s biggest hits: John Holt’s "A Love I Can Feel" and "Man Next Door", stripped down to drum and bass and shaped with echoes in the same way as Cornel Campbell’s "Queen Of The Minstrell" or Johnny Clarke’s "Rock With Me".
The music was played by the Aggrovators in their best line up, featuring amongst others Robbie Shakespeare, Chinna Smith, Carlton & Aston Barrett, Tony Chin and Augustus Pablo.
These songs have lost nothing of their atmospheric depth over the years, as musical statements they are as magical as ever. These historic works are an integral part of Jamaican history and resonant milestones on the way to King Tubby’s hall of fame.

CD: INDIGO 4396-2 (double-CD, 8 page digi sleeve pack)
LP: INDIGO 4396-1 (double LP, gatefold sleeve)
Digitally remastered



Moll-Selekta 9:

Various Artists: Don’t Give Up Your Culture

„Don’t Give Up Your Culture“ is the ninth release by Moll-Selekta - an essential Roots-sampler with many brilliant, on CD/LP previously unreleased tracks by The Mighty Diamonds, Johnny Clarke, Jacob Miller, Horace Andy, Wayne Jarrett, Linval Thompson and Rod Taylor. By larger parts a collection of „sweet high voices of Jamaica“, especially characterised by the totally unknown Flick Wilson with his exceptional high falsetto. Above all his exiting and outstanding titel-track with its Roots & Culture-lyrics is a perfect example for the religious and political statements of the other classical Roots-singers on this collection.
Beside The Aggrovators and Roots Radics, probably the most important backing bands in those days, most of the tracks where recorded with the rather unknown Ring Craft Posse whose line up also included the essence of Jamaicas studio musicians. Amongst others, Sly & Robbie, Lloyd Parks, Ansel Collins, Winston Wright, Willie Lindo and the horn section with Dean Fraser, Bobby Ellis and Ronald Robinson took part.
The producer of most of the tracks was the brother of Tappa Zuckie, „Blackbeard“ Sinclair, Bunny Lee‘s right hand for many years, meanwhile the owner of the old King Tubby studio. The rest of the songs was produced by King Tubby himself who also mixed some others. Recordings took place at Channel One, King Tubby’s and Sinclairs own Mr. Tipsy studio in Kingston, Jamaica, between 1972 and 1984, the most important and exiting years of Reggae.

CD:
INDIGO 4430-2 (CD, 8 page digipack, 17 tracks)
LP:
INDIGO 4430-1 (LP, gatefold cover, 14 tracks)
Digitally remastered

Moll-Selekta 10:

The Ring Craft Posse:
St. Catherine In Dub 1972 - 1984

"St. Catherine In Dub", the tenth release by Moll-Selekta is a collection of the best dubs from the Seventies and early Eighties by producer Blackbeard and the backing band
Ring Craft Posse.
Rodguel "Blackbeard" Sinclair, Tappa Zukie’s brother, was Bunny Lee‘s right hand man for many years and meanwhile owns Tubby’s old studio in Kingston. The Ring Craft Posse never quite achieved the fame of the Aggrovators or the Revolutionaries, although their line-up included Jamaica’s élite session musicians who participated in the making of thousands of songs. Drums: Sly Dunbar and Mickey "Bo" Richards, (also one of Lee Perry’s Upsetters). Bass: Robbie Shakespeare and Lloyd Parks. Keyboards/Organ/Piano: Winston Wright, Ansel Collins, Herbie Harris, Robbie Llynn. Guitar: Willie Lindo, Winston Bopee, Dwight Pickney. Horn-Section: Bobby Ellis, Roland Robinson, Dean Fraser and David Madden.
Ruddy "Jah" Thomas was responsible for the mix, himself a highly successful DJ and producer, along with "Stumpy", nowadays working with Buju Banton. The engineers were Nowell Earn and Michael Riley, the latter a key man in the Dynamics Studio.
"St. Catherine In Dub" is a perfect introduction for the beginner to get familiar with this particular Reggae-genre with its technical excellence, outstanding creativity and innovation.
Dub, basically founded by King Tubby, is without doubt one of the most important musical inventions of the last 35 years, leaving its traces in many following directions up to the Remix-culture. The album is equally interesting for the Dub-experts since it includes a selection of catchy, smoothly flowing Dubs available in this form for the very first time. The opening track "West Bay" is based on Burning Spears one and only chart hit from his Studio One days "Joe Frazier", another, earlier version can be found on Lee Perry’s epic "Blackboard Jungle Dub" album. Amongst the other dubs gathered here are versions of songs by Dennis Brown, Delroy Wilson, George Faith and Horace Andy. All of the tracks are named after districts of Portmore in the St. Catherine region of Jamaica, as reflected in the old map of Jamaica on the inner pages of the cover.

Moll-Selekta 10
CD: INDIGO 4394-2 (CD, 8 page digipack)
LP: INDIGO 4394-1 (LP, gatefold cover)
Digitally remastered

Moll-Selekta 11:

MIKE BROOKS: THE EARTH IS THE FULLNESS

The eleventh release by Moll-Selekta offers the ultimate roots-reggae-album in Mike Brooks‘ long lasting facetful career. „The Earth Is The Fullness“ collects many previously on CD/LP unreleased singles and portays at the same time how reggae was changing both musically and in the social context of the 70‘s and 80‘s. The album contains some of his best and most important songs, amongst them the title track recorded 1972 in the early of the Black Ark studio and mixed by Lee Perry.
Mike Brooks never craved for the limelight. He'd rather let other artists go first and helped with their careers. Staying in the background mostly, Mike Brooks never was a household name in reggae history, though his falsetto is one of Jamaica's best, he only sang on a handful of records in 30 years. As a producer, he was quite prolific though: between 1974 and 1977 he worked with the famous session group The Revolutionaries. At Jojo Hookim's Channel One studio, he produced The Mighty Diamonds' successful song "Shame And Pride". The artists he recorded at Joe Gibbs' studio, or at Treasure Isle, include Bim Sherman, Blacka Morwell, Earl "Chinna" Smith, The Soul Syndicate, Hortense Ellis, Pat Kelly, Bobby Melody and Gladstone Anderson.
Born 1953 in Westmoreland, Jamaica, Brooks founded the Teems-label with Jah Lloyd in 1969. Their friendship lasted until Lloyd passed away in 1999. Its first release, Jah Lloyd‘s "Soldier Round The Corner" (1970), still remains a classic. Since then Brooks, who is not just a gifted singer but a master of all styles from Roots to R&B, handled everything on his own. By 1991, he felt his songs deserved a wider audience and moved to London. While many touring Reggae artists stopped off at his house, Brooks himself spent most of the time in the studio, working on his songs with Glen Brown and B.B. Seaton. He launched the career of successful R&B-singer Wayne Marshall, and joined the British Artists Famile Appeal to co-release the charity single "Let's Make Africa Green Again".

Most of the tracks of „The Earth Is The Fullness“ were recorded in the legendary Channel One studio. The album contains a wealth of conscious rasta tunes and poetically subtle social comment, opening with the powerful “Jah Is My Light“ with Errol „Flabba“ Holt and Mike Brooks at the controls. Amongst its other highlights two other songs deserve a special mention: The two long versions „Who Have Eyes To See“, produced by Prince Far I, the famous „voice of thunder“-DJ and the Phil Pratt-produced „No Brother Man“. The circling loop of this rhythm has a meditative quality which seeps into the senses, perhaps the quintessence of all reggae songs. It symbolises what good reggae music is all about – no beginning and no end, a continuous flow, the rhythm and pulse of life.

„The Earth Is The Fullness“ is the second release by Mike Brooks on Moll-Selekta, following the predecessor Mike Brooks And Friends: Just The Vibes 1976 – 1983 of 2000. We hope that it will finally lead to the long overdue breakthrough of this great artist.

Cat. nr.
INDIGO
5442-2 (CD, 8 page digi pack, 13 tracks)
INDIGO
5442-1 (LP, gatefold cover, 12 tracks)

Moll-Selekta 12:

LEE "SCRATCH" PERRY
AND THE WHITE BELLY RATS:

PANIC IN BABYLON

We became part of the Lee Perry universe and are proud about the release of the double-vinyl edition of this great album with the freshest and strongest performance of the „Mighty Upsetter“ in years!

As one of the most innovative legends in the history of reggae music, Lee Perry presents his new dub poetry project. Supported by the White Belly Rats, a new dub combo who composed the musical landscape, Mr Perry, always as upsetting, offers us powerful dub songs essentially inspired by his spiritual journey and the critical world situation.

After over 150 albums (!) as a producer and /or artist, the founder of reggae and dub strikes back with his new album. You may look at it as a collection of spontaneous poetry where tracks with rough lyrics and without any concessions or even prophetically inspired songs meet simpler lyrics like in the famous „Inspector Gadget“. The whole thing was set up with such a clearness, realism and humor that both the fans of yesterday and others, who wish to get to know an authentic and engaged artist with an unlimited genius will be convinced.

Composed by DJ Startrek and his combo „The White Belly Rats“ (DJ Startrek on bass, Lax Delux on guitar and Senator Spahni on drums), produced by P. Brunkow and mastered at Sterling Sound NY, „Panic In Babylon“ is – according to some privileged who could already listen – the essence of the new dub of the third millenium!

And on top there is the solo (in „Panic In Babylon“) by the famous Rico Rodriguez, the great master of the reggae trombone – who could ask for more?

For further information about this release, showcases of Lee Perry And The White Belly Rats and listening samples please visit www.damp-music.com

Double-LP-edition (gatefold cover) including two additional live-tracks
Cat. nr. INDIGO 5452-1

MOLL-SELEKTA 13:

VARIOUS ARTISTS: THE BUNNY LEE ROCK STEADY YEARS

Many Reggae aficionados see the concentrated phase of Rock Steady between 1967 – 1969 as the Carribean’s most productive era of all time.
Never before had such sweet melodies, inspiring rhythms and beautiful love lyrics come together. Numerous Soul hits by the likes of Curtis Mayfield, The Impressions, The Supremes all got the bass-driven, Jamaican style  treatment. “The Bunny Lee Rock Steady Years” collects some of the most essential and rarest songs of that era – in a better sound quality than ever before! It showcases a wealth of  soulful singers, ranging from top acts like Slim Smith (also lead-singer in the Techniques and Uniques) or Alton Ellis to the rather unknown Cnythia Richards or Webber Sisters.

All songs were produced by Bunny Lee, one of the greatest Jamaican producers, who had one Rock Steady hit after another - finally earning him the nickname “Striker“. His star continued to shine way into the late Seventies. At the outset of the decade he had considerable success with Slim Smith und Cornel Campbell, he unearthed Johnny Clarke and revolutionised Roots Reggae with the Aggrovators and Sly & Robbie with their flying cymbal sound. He was one of the first to spot the extraordinary potential of King Tubby and his new creations in Dub and gave his records to Tubby for the final mix. The archive of Bunny Lee productions stretches to several thousands songs. Even his earliest hits have grown old gracefully and are as memorable as ever: who could forget “My Conversation“ or “Born To Love You“, “Long Time Me No See You Girl“ or “Let Me Go Girl“. His trademark has become the captain’s cap he always seems to be wearing (in a variety of colours).

This compilation is a valuable slice of history for Reggae and Soul fans alike, for lovers of great voices, for those who do not confuse “cool“ with cold and appreciate a good love song when it comes from the heart.

Release date: 16. 5. 2005

INDIGO 5857-2   CD - 8-page digipack - 25 tracks
over 71 minutes playing time - digitally remastered - enlargened liner notes

INDIGO 5857-1   Do-LP - gatefold cover - 25 tracks
over 71 minutes playing time - digitally remastered - enlargened liner notes



MOLL-SELEKTA 14

SUGAR MINOTT: THE ROOTS LOVER 1978 – 1983

Do-CD in a digi-sleeve-pack (17 tracks)
Do-LP in a gatefold cover (14 tracks)

The fourteenth release by MOLL-SELEKTA is an essential compilation of rare, previously on CD/LP unreleased Roots-, Lovers,- and DJ-tracks by one of the most important artists of Jamaica. Lincoln „Sugar“ Minott played a major role in the history of Jamaican music as a singer, songwriter, producer, label owner and sound system instigator. His debut album “Live Loving” can lay claim to being the first Dancehall release ever. He had his biggest chart hits in a time when he was even more poular in England than back home which finally led to a contract with RCA and an appearance on „Top Of The Pops“.
His singing voice is as sweet as honey and graces both Roots and Lovers Rock compositions in equal measure. Hence the nickname – although the man himself claims that he had been called that ever since his childhood love of candy. As a DJ his name is “Papa Honey”, featured on the album on the track “Waiting For Your Love”, together with Sister Ester.

For the first time ever, this do-CD/do-LP presents a remastered collection of Sugar’s best maxisingles and single A + B-sides in extended versions. All songs are drawn from his strongest Roots-phase, an era in which the quality of his work was without parallel. The tracks were mostly recorded at the legendary Channel One Studio with the Roots Radics Band and the Black Roots Players. Included are guest appearances by Ranking Dread and Yabby You (CD only) and the hits „A Slice Of The Cake“ and „Dance Hall Style“, here in their lesser known 1983 extended versions. Three outrageous intros round up a portrait of Sugar Minott that is way outstanding within his large number of releases.



MOLL-SELEKTA 14

VARIOUS ARTISTS: THE MIGHTY STRIKER SHOOTS AT HITS

„The Mighty Striker Shoots At Hits“ is the fourteenth album release by MOLL-SELEKTA.
Continuing our successful compilation “The Bunny Lee Rocksteady Years” (released 2005)
it picks up again the work of this outstanding producer, focussing on his most famous phase, the time after Rocksteady and the marriage of Roots Reggae from 1973 – 1979. His passion for Westerns, which he watches endlessly on a six foot wide screen in his living room lead to the title of the sampler.

Bunny Striker Lee was introduced to the music bussiness by Derrick Morgan in 1962, starting out as a “record plugger” for Duke Reid (Treasure Isle) before becoming a producer in 1967. After countless hits in the Rocksteady area, his star was shining even brighter in the 70’s where he revolutionised Roots Reggae with the Aggrovators and Sly & Robbie with their flying cymbal sound. He was one of the first to spot the extraordinary potential of King Tubby and his new creations in Dub and gave his records to him for the final mix. These days, as well as disseminating his songs and looking after his vast archive of Jamaican musical history, he also runs a repairs workshop for lorries.

“The Mighty Striker Shoots At Hits“ collects some of the most essential and rare songs from the Roots area in a better sound quality than ever before. Big names like Horace Andy, Johnny Clarke and Delroy Wilson characterize the album which differs widely from other Bunny Lee compilations on the market due to the explicitely influential and extremly seldom recordings from Lee’s extremly big archives. These are songs that should be a delight for every fan, especially when they come along in the original-maxisingle-length like Horace Andy’s “I Don't Want To Be Left Outside”. Honey Boy’s wonderfull hommage-ballad “Jamaica” fits nicely to the tougher Roots-steppers by Barry Brown and the Lovers Rock of “I’m Still In Love With You”, Alton Ellis’ great Studio One-hit sung here by his sister Hortense. Johnny Clarke’s cover version of Hopeton Lewis’ „Rocka Shocka“ is enlargened by the rare DJ-cut by Prince RAS Murray so that the diverse styles of Roots from Singer/Songwriter-tunes to Dub are featured and the whole range of Bunny Striker Lee’s work in the key-phase is covered up.