From the Streets of Kingston

From the Streets of Kingston

Reggae was born in Trench Town, an impoverished suburb of Kingston, in the late 1960s, evolving from two earlier forms of Jamaican music: the uptempo ska style, and a slower and more soulful music called rock steady. Reggae’s deeper, offbeat groove spawned subgenres like dancehall and raggamuffin – but not before the rhythmic, bassy sounds of Jamrock reggae became recognised the world over.

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What will I be listening to?

Your box will include three albums from our current collection of six albums:

Kaya
Bob Marley & The Wailers

The Best Of Jimmy Cliff
Jimmy Cliff

Roots Manuva
Dub Come Save Me

I Wah Dub
Blackbeard

Burning Spear
Marcus Garvey

Nightclubbing
Grace Jones

Best of the Lee Perry Years Bob Marley

What's in the box?

2x or 3x surprise albums

Each VinylBox contains carefully selected albums; a headliner, a household name and a hidden gem. (Don’t worry, before we ship, you can take a peek and veto an album or two.)

2x Exclusive Art Cards

Partnering with the EMI Archive Trust, each VinylBox contains two beautiful art cards, depicting moments from music history.

1x VinylBox sleeve note

Our beautiful sleeve notes produced in collaboration Universal Music’s uDiscover team offer stories into some of music’s most fascinating movements, artists and albums.

About this collection

Introducing From the Streets of Kingston

Reggae was born in Trench Town, an impoverished suburb of Kingston, in the late 1960s, evolving rhythmic, bassy sounds of Jamrock reggae became recognised the world over. This collection includes legends that define the genre, including Bob Marley, Burning Spear and Shaggy.
Picture of VinylBox curator Daryl Easlea

Curator

Daryl Easlea

Daryl is a writer, DJ and A&R consultant whose words have appeared in Record Collector, Mojo, Prog, the Guardian and Uncut. His books include Everybody Dance: Chic and the Politics of Disco and Without Frontiers: The Life and Music of Peter Gabriel. He is the co-editor and contributor to The Supreme Record Company: The Story of Decca Records 1929-2019.

 

"I received my box today and was completely thrilled! Such a great selection, love the quality of the information included in the box and the postcards are a great touch. Have already recommend to friends!"

Ida Weatherall

"Good selection of vinyl, all new and packaged well. The art cards received are nice doubling up as post cards on the back. Value for money is tip top too and would recommend as a means of finding new music and broadening your collection."

Dan Robinson

"So happy with everything. I ordered one of the collections as a gift and it all went swimmingly. The delivery was as promised and the surprise of the actual records was such fun. My friend loved them! What a great idea for a gift."

Caroyln Soper