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The Revolutionaries – Revolutionary Sounds (1976)

Posted in Channel One, Dub, Herman Chin-Loy, Joseph Hoo Kim, Robbie Shakespeare, Sly Dunbar, The Revolutionaries, Tommy McCook with tags , , , , , , , on December 19, 2013 by 1960s: Days of Rage

“This Revolutionaries LP is, in my mind, an absolutely essential document of super tight, super mellow instrumental reggae. Every track is killer. Unstoppable melodies, rubbery grooves, smooth horn arrangements, subtle dub filigrees, impeccable musicianship; I could go on and on. Any fan of roots, Aggrovators style, horn driven reggae from the mid 70’s owes it to themselves to check this LP. Some tracks are instantly recognizable, like the ‘Full Up’ riddim, the Mighty Diamonds’ classic ‘I Need A Roof,’ and more, all given a timeless instrumental treatment by the best of the best. – plaidzebra
YouTube: 1. MPLA 2. Earthquake 3. Why War 4. Leftist 5. Sudden Attack 6. Angola 7. PLA 8. I Need A Roof 9. ANC 10. Right In Ah It

Herman Chin Loy – Aquarius Dub (1973)

Posted in Augustus Pablo, Dub, Herman Chin-Loy with tags , , on January 18, 2013 by 1960s: Days of Rage

“… It was 1968 when Ruddy Redwoods went to Duke Reids to cut the first dub plate but the engineer accidentally left the vocal track out. The instrumental track was played for the crowd at the dance that night and was a huge hit, so much so that Byron Lee when to King Tubby the next day to tell him he needed to make some instrumentals. King Tubby started playing around with the vocals and the instruments in the mix, leaving the vocals out, pumping up the bass, and basically early dub was born. But these instrumentals were not Dub. It wasn’t till Little Roy’s ‘Hard Fighter’ recorded in March 1971 was released that the first vocal record with a full dub version on the flip B side existed. Soon must singles had a dub version on the other side of the vocal side. The popularity was there and innovative Jamaican mixing engineers were ready to start the new age of Dub Albums. But the first so called dub albums were really instrumental albums since they did not contain any special effects or sampling.”
What is the First Dub Album? (Video – Jah Jah Dub)
“‘Aquarius Rock’ is a collection of twentyfour tracks by different artists produced by Herman Chin Loy in the mid 70’s. As happens with such collections, the Yardie-Reggae policy is that of fileing the release under the producer’s name. So here we are trying to tell the story of how ‘Augustus Pablo’ started a new sound with and by Augustus Pablo. Herman Chin Loy was born in 1948 in the Trelawny Parish.”
yardie’s reggae collection

YouTube: Vinyl Side 1, Vinyl Side 2