Friday, December 14, 2007

King Tubby & Prince Jammy - Dub Gone 2 Crazy

King Tubby & Prince Jammy - Dub Gone 2 Crazy
Label - Blood & Fire
Recorded - 197x
Style - Dub, Reggae, Tubby, Jammy, Lee Library

Dub music is a spin-off of reggae music, where the studio's mixing board is used as an instrument, an artfully used device for taking a finished song and de- and re-constructing it in unusual ways. Two of dub's leading lights, the influential King Tubby and his protege Prince Jammy, take songs by Johnnie Clark, Jackie Mittoo, and Delroy Wilson and add explosions of echo and eerie sound effects, de-emphasizing certain instruments and distorting others, until the result is completely their own.

Tubby was and remains a major influence on reggae, dub, electronica and experimental rock bands--the music of Mad Professor, Tricky, and Laika, among others, bears the stamp of his uniquely inventive style. The musicians on this collection include such reggae stars as Earl "Chinna" Smith, Ansell Collins, and the ubiquitous rhythm team Sly & Robbie. DUB GONE 2 CRAZY is highly recommended to reggae fans who like their sounds less polished, fans of modern dub acts such as the Dub Syndicate and the Bush Chemists, and rock fans who like "spacey" sounds with deep rhythm.

1. Dub Of Rights
2. Living Version
3. The Poor Barber
4. Higher Ranking
5. A Heavy Dub
6. A Stalawatt Version
7. King Tubby`s In Fine Style
8. Afirican Sounds
9. Version Of Class
10. Channel One Under Heavy Manners
11. Breaking Up Dubwaise
12. Channel Get Knockout
13. Channel Is A Joker
14. Drums Of Africa



Anonymous said...

so-lid... thanks, bro...zemmer

XMP said...

cheers Z

jahzoom said...

This is one of my favorites by Tubby! Some really great versions on here. Thanks and praises to Dread Steve for posting this (and Vol 1 too as I didn't have that one)!

XMP said...

Steve is a baldhead in real life, but the dreads are metaphorical anyways. Big it up, badbwoi

AMP said...

i have dread nosehairs.

XMP said...

iman dread up ya kneehairs. dis a takeovah