Archive for The Revolutionaries

Dennis Brown ‎– Bubbling Fountain (Love Jah) (1980)

Posted in Dennis Brown, Dub, King Tubby, The Revolutionaries with tags , , , on July 22, 2016 by 1960s: Days of Rage

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“BIG BIG Heavy roots steppers cut from Dennis Brown, first time issue on a 12″ only found on his ‘Spellbound’ album from 1980. Big plays from Shaka check the b-side for unreleased dubs. Comes with company sleeve and pressed very loud for maximum pleasure….”
Sounds of the Universe
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YouTube: Bubbling Fountain (Love Jah)

The Gladiators – The train is coming back (1968)

Posted in Ska, The Revolutionaries with tags , on January 29, 2014 by 1960s: Days of Rage

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YouTube: The train is coming back

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

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“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

Gregory Isaacs – Slum In Dub (1989)

Posted in Dub, Gregory Isaacs, Mad Professor, Scientist, The Revolutionaries with tags , , , , on October 21, 2013 by 1960s: Days of Rage

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“Presumably these are rhythm tracks that Gregory Isaacs and his backing band the Revolutionaires used on past recordings. Other than the fact that his name is on the CD, though, Isaacs is almost nowhere to be found on the songs within, save for the snatches of vocals treated with echoes on ‘Tam Tam.’ For those looking for more of Isaacs’ smooth vocals in a dub setting, there are dub versions of his songs ‘Night Nurse’ and ‘Material Man’ on various compilations. That said, this is still a fine dub release. The slightly slicked-up roots sound that Isaacs favored on albums like Night Nurse and More Gregory comes through fully here with Prince Jammy’s fine production and parsimonious use of studio trickery. If you like your dub to have just a lot of reverb sprinkled with a bit of echo, then this is a CD to get. For more elaborate and hazy production values, though, check out dub releases by Scientist and Mad Professor.”
allmusic

YouTube: Public Eyes; Slum, Reform Institution, Crofs, Tam Tam, Also, Nigger, Leaving, Leggo Beast, Embarrassment.

Johnny Clarke – Don’t Trouble Trouble (1989)

Posted in Bunny Lee, Dancehall, Dub, I-Roy, Johnny Clarke, King Tubby, The Aggrovators, The Revolutionaries, U-Roy with tags , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2013 by 1960s: Days of Rage

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“Over the years, a plethora of roundups from this formidable artist have hit the streets of Jamaica, Britain, Europe, and the U.S., all dedicated exclusively to the singer’s recordings for producer Bunny Lee. Invariably there’s some repetition, but so many singles did Johnny Clarke unleash under Lee’s aegis, there’s more than enough to go around. Inevitably there were some duds amid the barrage of hits, but the bulk of the material is of such high quality that fans really can’t go wrong. With that said, Don’t Trouble Trouble still rises to the top of the compilation pile. With copious hindsight — the set was released in 1989, the British Attack label was able to choose tracks not based on the hottest sounds of the time, but those that were the most enduring. Nicely balanced between cultural concerns, romantic interests, and dancehall bravado, the set presents a particularly well-rounded picture of this crucial artist. Although it’s still only a partial one, as Trouble troubles only to pull from the period 1975-1976, early in Clarke’s partnership with Lee, equally great numbers were still to come. …”
allmusic

YouTube: Revolutionary – Don’t Trouble Trouble, Johnny Clarke – Dont Trouble Trouble, Rock With Me Baby, Cold I up (Jaguar) 7″, johnny clarke & king tubby cold it up dub, Creation rebel + straight to the spear’s head (1975 Justice), Too Much War + U-Roy, Do You Love Me? + Aggrovators – Do You Dub Me, Since I Fell For You, Doing My Thing +King Tubby The Dub Ruler, Bring It On Home To Me+Aggrovators Bring It On Home To Me-version, You keep on running, They never love poor marcus, Johnny Clarke & King Tubby – Poor Marcus Dub, Stop the Tribal War, Johnny Clarke & U Brown No More Tribal War / Stop Tribal War ~ Dubwise Selecta Reggae

Rockers Almighty Dub (1979)

Posted in Big Ben Records, Dub, Robbie Shakespeare, Rockers, Sly Dunbar, The Aggrovators, The Revolutionaries with tags , , , , , , on August 29, 2013 by 1960s: Days of Rage

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“10 excellent roots rock rhythms given a nice dub treatment, and though we’re selling this record as most shops do, as a King Tubby side, we’d be willing to wager he actually wasn’t around his studio when this was mixed, and certainly wasn’t around Joe Gibbs’ or Bullwackies when the cuts included here from those spots were mixed. Still it’s a great set of rhythms, all with excellent spaced out dub mixes, and burning performances at the hands of Sly & Robbie, Family Man, Bagga Morris, Santa Davis, Augustus Pablo and others. ”
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YouTube: 01 – Rockers Almighty Dub, 02 – Dunza Dub, 03 – Storm And Lightning, 04 – Something Nice Bout Day, 05 – I And I Land, 06 – Ten Pieces In One, 07 – Freedom Joy Dub, 08 – Upful And Positive Dread, 09 – Hold This Dub, 10 – 21 Gun Salute To Brother Marcus

Vital Dub – Well Charged (1977)

Posted in Channel One, Dub, Revolutionaries, Robbie Shakespeare, Sly Dunbar, The Revolutionaries with tags , , , , , on August 6, 2013 by 1960s: Days of Rage

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“No band is credited on the cover of this vintage dub program, but a quick glance at the lineup makes it clear (despite a few aliases) that these rhythms are the work of the Revolutionaries: drummer Sly Dunbar, bassist Bertram ‘Ranchie’ McLean (sitting in for Robbie Shakespeare), keyboardist Ansel Collins, and all the rest of the usual suspects. Production is courtesy of Ernest Hookim, and the result is a solid, if not especially noteworthy, collection of instrumental dub. Most of the tracks are versions of classic Mighty Diamonds songs from their highly productive Front Line period, including dubs of ‘Go Seek Your Rights’ (presented here as ‘Cell Block 11’) and the sufferer’s anthem ‘I Need a Roof’ (‘Roof Top Dub’). As is typical of Hookim productions, the dub arrangements are idiomatic without being terribly innovative, but the instrumental tracks on which they’re based are rock solid. Anyone looking for a gentle introduction to the world of dub could do much worse than to start here.”
allmusic

YouTube: Killer Dub, The Revolutionaries – Roof top dub, Cell Block Eleven, The Revolutionaries – Ishens Dub, Revolutionaries – Merciful Dub