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The Black Notes – African Style + African Dub (1976)

Posted in Black Ark, Dub, Lee "Scratch" Perry, The Aggrovators, The Black Ark with tags , , , on February 5, 2014 by 1960s: Days of Rage

YouTube: African Style + African Dub

The Skatalites – Legendary Skatalites in Dub (1975)

Posted in Dancehall, Don Drummond, Dub, King Tubby, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Ska, The Aggrovators, The Black Ark, Tommy McCook with tags , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2013 by 1960s: Days of Rage

“This is the third collection of King Tubby-produced Skatalites tracks to come from England’s Motion label. Once again, anyone whose acquaintance with the Skatalites is limited to that group’s classic ’60s ska material will be surprised by the slow, languid roots rhythms that are on offer here; and once again, the combination of Tubby’s dubwise engineering prowess and the Skatalites effortless groovemaking is perfect. On ‘Middle East Dub’ saxophonist Tommy McCook plays the melody from Bob Marley’s ‘Coming in from the Cold’ over the ‘Give Thanks’ rhythm before getting slingshotted off into space by Tubby, while the funde and repeater drums chuckle and percolate underneath; Tony Brevett’s ‘Starlight’ gets two cuts, one a showcase for the trombone magic of Don Drummond (‘Starlight Version’) and the other a more mystical version that focuses more on the percussionists (‘African Dub’). Nine of these fifteen tracks (including all three of the CD bonus tracks) were recorded at Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s notorious Black Ark studio before being taken to Tubby’s for remixing, and all partake of that inimitable swampy, dark Black Ark vibe. Overall, this is a treasure trove of classic dub that can confidently be recommended to all fans of the genre.”

YouTube: The Legendary Skatalites In Dub [Meet King Tubby] 52:27
01- 00:00 Starlight version 02- 03:00 Middle east dub 03- 06:27 Fugitive dub 04- 09:47 Whispering dub 05- 15:40 Kimble dub 06- 19:56 Roots dub 07- 26:01 Bottom dub 08- 29:05 African roots dub 09- 32:39 Dumboo dub 10- 35:55 African dub 11- 38:58 Herb dub-collie dub
Bonus Tracks: 12- 43:00 Starlight (with Tony Brevett) 13- 45:49 Middle east 14- 49:04 Sealing dub

Roots Rock Reggae (1977)

Posted in Bob Marley and the Wailers, Inner Circle, Jimmy Cliff, Joe Higgs, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Robbie Shakespeare, Ska, Sly Dunbar, The Black Ark, The Mighty Diamonds, The Upsetters, Third World, U-Roy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2013 by 1960s: Days of Rage

“‘Roots Rock Reggae’ depicts an unforgettable moment in Jamaica’s history when music defined the island’s struggles and immortalised its heroes. Director Jeremy Marre films Bob Marley and the Wailers, and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry record in his legendary Black Ark studio with The Upsetters. Jimmy Cliff rehearses with Sly and Robbie, while Inner Circle’s historic live gig is recorded on the violent Kingston streets. The legendary Abyssinians harmonise their haunting Rastafarian songs; Joe Higgs (formerly Bob Marley’s teacher) plays and talks; majestic toaster U Roy raps alongside The Mighty Diamonds, and Third World record in a Kingston studio. There is also early archive footage of Toots and the Maytals, and Haile Selessie’s royal visit to Jamaica while police and thieves battle it out on the streets, and the ghettos erupt in violence.”
YouTube: Roots Rock Reggae

Junior Murvin – False Teaching / The Upsetters – Teacher’s Dub (1976)

Posted in Dub, Junior Murvin, Lee "Scratch" Perry, The Black Ark, The Upsetters with tags , , , , on February 9, 2013 by 1960s: Days of Rage

YouTube: Junior Murvin – False Teaching, The Upsetters – Teachers Dub. Lee Perry.