Thursday, 5 February 2009

King Tubby, The Observer Allstars & The Aggrovators - King Tubby's Special 1973 - 1976


This collection of classic Tubby cuts was my introduction to heavy dub and hearing it now brings back strong memories of sitting in a friend's smokey bedroom in the golden days of my eighteenth summer. None of us had anything to do and life was all the better for it and we spent many funny afternoons basking in the sun and trancing out to King Tubby's lazy skank. What you get on this double album is a masterful collection of echo chamber reworks of classic mid-'70s roots, the melodies of many being familiar to even those who (like me) pay no special attention to reggae. The dub version of Horace Andy's 'Skylarking' is especially beautiful.

Record 1

1. Rebel Dance
2. Casanova Dub
3. Silver Bullet
4. Rasta Locks
5. Dubbing With The Observer
6. Sir Niney's Rock
7. Jam Down
8. Parade Dub
9. Youth Man
10. Turntable Dub
11. Corn Man
12. Mr D Brown Skank

13. Rema Dub

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Record 2

14. King Tubby's Special - U-Roy
15. Another Version
16. Straight To Brad's Head From New York
17. Dancing Version
18. Straight To Trojan Head
19. Straight To The Boy Niney Head
20. Gorgon Speaks Version
21. I Trim The Barber
22. More Warning
23. Rougher Version
24. Straight To Babylon Boy's Head
25. Straight To The Capitalist Head
26. Cool Down Version
27. Better Version
28. Serious Version
29. Crisp Version
30. King Tubby's Special (2) - U-Roy

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2 comments:

Guandolo said...

Excelent, los habia buscado mucho, muchas gracias.

diego tc said...

broke link please re-post