Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Augustus Pablo - East Of The River Nile

Augustus Pablo - East Of The River Nile
Labels - Message (JA) / Shanachie
Released - 1978/1989 re-issue
Style - Dub, Reggae, Rockers, Lee Library (of course)

Bass - Aston "Family Man" Barrett , Bagga , Clayton Downie , Robbie Shakespeare
Drums - Carlton Barrett , Max Edwards , Noel "Alfonso" Benbow
Engineer - Ernest Hookim , Errol Thompson , Lee Perry , Prince Jammy , Sylvan Morris
Guitar [Lead] - Earl "Chinna" Smith
Photography [Cover Photo] - Walsh's Photo Studio
Producer, Melodica, Clavinet, Piano, Organ, Other [String Assemble] - Augustus Pablo
Written By - Horace Swaby

Notes: Recorded at Harry J's, A & R, Channel One, King Tubbys & Black Ark Studios.

This is a Lee Library classic selection. From the original cassette-only Lee Library collection! I'm talking Motorhead, Yngwie, X, old R.E.M, Eek-a-Mouse, Ozzy, Bad Brains, Black Flag, Steel Pulse etc.

These two Augustus Pablo tapes were highly influential to my musical development. They are two classic masterpieces; everyone needs to know how superb a musician, producer and songwriter Augustus Pablo really was. RIP Dr. Pablo.


(review from AMG):
The best of the pure instrumental albums in Pablo's catalog, East of the River Nile finds the melodica master stretching out on various keyboards and strings as well on earthy, meditative tracks like "Chant to King Selassie I," "Jah Light," and "Natural Way." Though this is explicitly a non-dub occasion, "Natural Way" does get its own version with "Nature Dub." ~ John Bush, All Music Guide

1 Chant To King Selassie I
2 Natural Way
3 Nature Dub
4 Upfull Living
5 Unfinished Melody
6 Jah Light
7 Memories Of The Ghetto
8 Africa (1983)
9 East Of The River Nile
10 Sounds From Levi
11 Chapter 2
12 Addis A Baba



AMP said...

Hay, that cassette listing is kinda embarrassing! In all fairness, the R.E.M. got in there via an old girlfriend. No regrets on the others.

XMP said...

Old REM isn't all that bad. Methinks you evened it out with the Yngwie pressure.

AMP said...

Rising Force rulez!