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Dub Store Records proudly introduce a new reissue series, The most important member of Wailers Band and one of the most incredible bass players in reggae history, Aston 'Family Man' Barrett's superb 7" single selection and its part 1 features 3 titles!!

Family Man & The Rebel Arms - Eastern Memphis

Family Man & The Rebel Arms - Eastern Memphis 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

This is the quintessence of the Wailers lead by Familyman, playing a killer horn instrumental and the dubwise. Arguably one of the most accomplished reggae instrumentals to date.

The Wailers consisting of the Barrett brothers is without a doubt the number one band of the era, showcasing their full confidence which later gets praised by the entire world. The bold and courageous, yet ambitious and highly spirited, everything you need to get out of the Caribbean ghetto to the world is heard in this miraculous recording.



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A side)
Artist: Family Man & The Rebel Arms
Title: Eastern Memphis

B side)
Artist: The Wailers
Title: Rebel Am I

Family Man & Knotty Roots - Distant Drums

Family Man & Knotty Roots - Distant Drums 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

A nyabingi style killer instrumental of the roots classic Love Thy Neighbours by Jesus Dread a.k.a. Vivian Jackson.

Created by a combination – the diversity of a series of personalities of the Wailers with the strict Rastaman, Vivian Jackson, this authentic Rastafari sound comes with no compromise.



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A side)
Artist: Family Man & Knotty Roots
Title: Distant Drums

B side)
Artist: Family Man & Knotty Roots
Title: Version

Max Edwards - Gideons High

Max Edwards - Gideons High 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

An experimental and minimalistic early dub instrumental joined by the Soul Syndicate drummer, Max Edwards.

Music without commercialism – this minimalistic and repetitive dub instrumental shows the unique musical structure by one of the most future-oriented arrangers, the great Familyman.



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A side)
Artist: Max Edwards
Title: Gideons High

B side)
Artist: Gideon All Stars
Title: IXES

Maria Anderson - Cottage By The Sea Side

Maria Anderson - Cottage By The Sea Side 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

Beautifully shinning golden female Lover's Rock.

At this time, the Wailers band didn't play much of those sweet love songs, however this 7” definitely proves Familyman’s versatile musical orientation. A truly tight rhythm section beautifully blends with this rather unknown singer’s superb voice making these nothing but a masterpiece. A heart calming double-sider.



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A side)
Artist: Maria Anderson
Title: Cottage By The Sea Side

B side)
Artist: Maria Anderson
Title: Woman In Love

Jimmy Riley - We're Gonna Make It

Jimmy Riley - We're Gonna Make It 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

A dignified roots vocal that represents the sounds of the Wailers of the time.

In the 60’s, as known as the prime of time for Rocksteady, Jimmy Riley used to sing for a vocal group called the Uniques. Back then, Familyman was playing as a part of the infamous session band, the Hippy Boys in the heart of Kingston.The first ever recording of those two goes way back in 1968, so it must have been quite a reunion in this studio session.This piece was recorded around about the same time as the Cobra Style, and exactly as Familyman plotted, the veteran, Jimmy achieved the great Wailers sound.



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A side)
Artist: Jimmy Riley
Title: We're Gonna Make It

B side)
Artist: Family Man
Title: Dub Maker

Family Man & The Rebel Arms - Family Man Skank

Family Man & The Rebel Arms - Family Man Skank 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

The finest instrumental dub that deserves the name, Familyman and the Rebel Arms. A piece never really got released back then.

It is Familyman’s specialty to express his infinite creativity on instrumentals. As expected, he easily achieved higher dimension with these two minimalistically structured pieces. Nothing but a Familyman’s sound played by no other than the Wailers band themselves. In addition, he may have played this superb synthesizer himself.Guaranteed you won’t hear this sort of sound anywhere else.



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A side)
Artist: Family Man & The Rebel Arms
Title: Family Man Skank 

B side)
Artist: The Wailers
Title: Dub Combination

The Wailers - Guided Missile

The Wailers - Guided Missile 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

The Jackie Mittoo’s all time classic interpreted deadly by Familyman, backed with the one off style instrumental accompanied by astonishingly cool chant.

It would never be possible to mass-produce this kind of highly creative and artistic piece by mainstream producers. This would only have happened by the world’s top class band that they are.



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A side)
Artist: The Wailers
Title: Guided Missile

B side)
Artist: The Wailers
Title: Work

Aston ”Family Man” Barrett - Cobra Style

Aston ”Family Man” Barrett - Cobra Style 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

A minor chord killer instrumental - the corpus of all the Family Man sounds. It is also a monumental piece of the Wailers

Band. Like Eastern Memphis, this is one of the most talked about Family Man masterpiece. It clearly shows Family Man’s musical versatility not only as a bassist, but as a master musician. Although funnily enough it was the time when Jamaica was largely dominated by Deejays and Dancehall, the world famous Wailers Band never betrayed their fans by tightly keeping their “Wailers Sound”. It is a pleasure to listen to the strong belief and confidence in their music.



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A side)
Artist: Aston "Family Man" Barrett
Title: Cobra Style

B side)
Artist: Aston "Family Man" Barrett
Title: Cobra Style Dub

Aston ”Family Man” Barrett - Well Pleased

Aston ”Family Man” Barrett - Well Pleased 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

Recorded at the same session as Cobra Style, this is a peace and love instrumental that touches your heartstrings.

Perhaps designed by Family Man himself, this is a piece to chill out after being done by the killer, Cobra Style as it was originally recorded on the B-side of the same 12” – a must have for the owner of the latter. Although the instrumentals have traditionally been recorded since the 60’s, due to the cut down on the recording cost, it started to diminish since the end of the 70’s and it was really rare to see them in the 80’s, so that make it an undoubtedly precious and prestige instrumental. Comparing this to Cobra Style, there could be an endless discussion arguing which one is better however since they have such different musical concepts to each other, leave them alone to appreciate the true listening experience.



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A side)
Artist: Aston "Family Man" Barrett
Title: Well Pleased

B side)
Artist: Aston "Family Man" Barrett
Title: Pleasing Dub

Ashanti Wah - Elegant Shape

Ashanti Wah - Elegant Shape 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

Invaluable hard Dancehall steppers by Family Man produced in the twilight of the Digital era.

The Ragga sound at its peak after the Digital Revolution, Family Man still remains to be the trusted person of influence. His iconic hard steppers style bass line is non exceptional at this era, so deep like in immovability like a mountain. Ashanti Wah recorded this piece a few times after, however none of them comes even as close as this cut. Officially first time to be released as a single.



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A side)
Artist: Ashanti Wah
Title: Elegant Shape

B side)
Artist: Family Man
Title: Elegant Dub

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