Monday, September 24, 2007

Ossie Hibbert - Leggo Dub

Ossie Hibbert - Leggo Dub
Label - Cash & Carry
Released - 1978
Style - Dub, Reggae, Roots, Lee Library

Personnel: The Aggrovators, The Revolutionaires, The Soul Syndicate.

1. Dubby Dubby
2. Leggo Dub
3. Doberman Skank
4. Winners Dub
5. Dub Down Babylon
6. Brooklyn Stle
7. Ready Dub
8. Ghetto Dub
9. Bubble Up Style
10. Better Choice
11. Lion Fence Version
12. Zion I
13. Special Version
14. Loving Version
15. Version Dress Back
16. Take A Dub

Rare dub reggae emerges from the vaults in the shape of this late-1970s set produced by one of Jamaica's lesser-known talents, Ossie Hibbert. Hibbert, who was primarily an engineer and keyboardist, favors a drum-heavy mix (courtesy of the legendary Sly Dunbar) laced with horns. He incorporates a few of the sonic eccentricities, like wailing babies and train whistles, popular with better-known figures like Lee Perry on a variety of vintage rhythms, notably Gregory Isaacs' "I'm All Right" and Dillinger's "Take a Dip." Casually elegant, Hibbert provides a naturalistic soundstage against which the ace session band the Revolutionaries skank their stuff, smooth and easy.


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