Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Jah Thomas Meets The Roots Radics - Dubbing

Jah Thomas Meets Roots Radics - Dubbing
Label - Trojan
Recorded - 1980s
Style - Dancehall, Digi-Dub, Reggae, Lee Library

1. House of Parliment Dub
2. Minister of State Dub
3. Opposition Dub
4. Socialist Dub
5. Communist Dub
6. Policeman Dub
7. Soldierman Dub
8. Housewife Dub
9. Midwife Dub
10. Nurse Dub
11. Doctor Dub
12. Lawyer Dub
13. Worldwide Dub
14. Jamaica Labour Party Dub
15. People's National Party Dub

(review by AMG):
Producer and DJ Jah Thomas ' reputation looms large over the fertile roots reggae and early dancehall periods of the late '70s and early '80s. Using his own Midnight Rock label as a base, Thomas initially built his reputation as a solid chatter in the mold of Big Youth and Dillinger . Beyond his turns at the mic, though, Thomas also emerged as one of the era's best producers. He worked with a varied cast, which included such fellow DJs as Early B. and Ranking Toyan , as well as star vocalist like Sugar Minott , Barrington Levy , and Tristan Palmer . Along the way, Thomas employed the double punch of the hypnotically raw Roots Radics band and mixers like Scientist and Soldgie . This fine outing on Trojan spotlights several dub tracks from this potent crew, with Thomas producing a selection of cuts to rival those his contemporary Henry 'Junjo' Lawes had made with the Radics during the same period. Lovers of Scientist 's own post-apocalyptic dub outings will find much here to enjoy. ~ Stephen Cook, All Music Guide


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