Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Skatalites & King Tubby - The Legendary Skatalites In Dub

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Combine the talents of Lee Perry, the Skatalites and King Tubby all at the height of their powers, and the results were bound to be spectacular. Sessions at Lee Perry's Black Ark Studio and Aquarius Studio resulted in the release of an instrumental album, The Legendary Skatalites (1975). Soon after, a dub set, Herb Dub Collie Dub, appeared in very limited numbers. In 1998 Motion Records released a companion set of alternative dubs on Heroes Of Reggae In Dub, to widespread critical acclaim. A vinyl re-issue of Herb Dub Collie Dub in 2001 also gained a great reception. The Legendary Skatalites In Dub completes the set with the pick of the remaining tracks from the 1975 sessions plus a sought-after vocal cut entitled 'Starlight'.

The list of musicians on this album reads like a Who's Who of Jamaican music, and includes Roland Alphonso, Lloyd Brevett, Tommy McCook, Ernest Ranglin, and Augustus Pablo. The music itself is classic seventies dub reggae built on the acoustic bass of Lloyd Brevett and the horn section of The Skatalites.

The Skatalites & King Tubby - The Legendary Skatalites In Dub
Label: Motion (CD 2002)
Record date: 1975
Album style: Dub, Lee Library, Roots

1. Starlight Version
2. Middle East Dub (Give Thanks)
3. Fugitive Dub [Herb Man Dub]
4. Whispering Dub
5. Kimble Dub
6. Roots Dub
7. Bottom Dub [747 Dub]
8. African Roots Dub [Zion I Dub]
9. Dumboo Dub
10. African Dub
11. Herb Dub-Collie Dub
12. Candlelight Dub
13. Starlight (Featuring Tony Brevett)
14. Middle East (Dub of Love)
15. Sealing Dub (Rhythm Recorded at Black Ark)

Recording Engineer: Lee Perry
Mixing Engineer: King Tubby
Backing Band: The Skatalites
Mixing Studio: King Tubby's (Kingston, JA)



Danny! said...

Gotta love that dub! I'll be checking this out.

Rob G. said...

Buddy of mine is always raving about this one, so thanks!

XMP said...

Skatalites + King Tubby + Lee Perry = Winner. Can't go wrong!

yoshime* said...

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XMP said...

thx thx thx

Anonymous said...

Thank you!