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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Those with a casual interest in dub may find that this recently discovered album sounds a bit raw -- but for aficionados of the genre, it's a treasure trove. It finds a young King Tubby who would later become dub's most famous and celebrated practitioner flexing his chops and experimenting with techniques that he would later hone to a razor sharpness: the wholesale dropouts with throbbing echo that are in full effect on "Joe"; tastefully selected scraps of vocals that float all over the place on "Kingston Dub Town" a brilliant and strangely tender dub version of the Lord Creator hit "Kingston Town"; the reductions of backing tracks down to a dry and spare minimum, only to...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Those with a casual interest in dub may find that this recently discovered album sounds a bit raw -- but for aficionados of the genre, it's a treasure trove. It finds a young King Tubby who would later become dub's most famous and celebrated practitioner flexing his chops and experimenting with techniques that he would later hone to a razor sharpness: the wholesale dropouts with throbbing echo that are in full effect on "Joe"; tastefully selected scraps of vocals that float all over the place on "Kingston Dub Town" a brilliant and strangely tender dub version of the Lord Creator hit "Kingston Town"; the reductions of backing tracks down to a dry and spare minimum, only to suddenly flower into echo-drenched blooms of sound -- all of these are techniques that Tubby either pioneered or perfected, and it's fascinating to hear them being applied to these late rocksteady and early reggae classics before he was fully in control of them. The appearances by DJ King Stitt are typical of his mid-'70s work which is to say pretty good, but not great, but on those tracks you can hear Tubby holding back his wilder impulses in order to avoid upstaging the vocalist; where he cuts loose, the results are both rawer and more powerful. This album is ultimately something like a reggae textbook, one that will send the eager student looking for more advanced material.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/6/2009
  • Label: Pressure Sounds
  • UPC: 689492092825
  • Catalog Number: 920928
  • Sales rank: 135,752

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dub Star - Dynamites (2:33)
  2. 2 Kingston Dub Town - Dynamites (3:13)
  3. 3 King of Kings (2:11)
  4. 4 Joe - Dynamites (2:51)
  5. 5 Dance Beat - King Stitt (3:07)
  6. 6 Garrison - Dynamites (3:35)
  7. 7 Red Moon - Dynamites (2:59)
  8. 8 King Tubby's City Dub - Dynamites (2:51)
  9. 9 Phantom - Andy Capp (2:28)
  10. 10 I for I (1:57)
  11. 11 King Banga - Dynamites (2:27)
  12. 12 Down Town - Dynamites (3:39)
  13. 13 Uptown Shuffle Dub - Dynamites (2:49)
  14. 14 House of Darkness - Dynamites (3:11)
  15. 15 Tribute to Drumbago - Dynamites (3:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
King Tubby Primary Artist
Aubrey Adams Organ
Gladstone Anderson Piano
Val Bennett Tenor Saxophone
Hux Brown Guitar
Paul Douglas Drums
Bobby Ellis Trumpet
Winston Grennan Drums
Denzel Laing Percussion
Hugh Malcolm Drums
Larry McDonald Percussion
Johnny "Dizzy" Moore Trumpet
Ernest Ranglin Guitar
Uziah "Sticky" Thompson Percussion
Winston Wright Organ
Joe Isaacs Drums
Carl Bryan Alto Saxophone
Lorraine "Ronny Bop" Williams Guitar
Clifton "Jackie" Jackson Bass
Karl Masters Trombone
Radford 'Duggie' Bryan Guitar
Dennis Campbell Tenor Saxophone
"Deadly" Headley Bennett Tenor Saxophone
Bryan Atkinson Bass
Technical Credits
Clancy Eccles Arranger, Producer
Kevin Metcalfe Engineer
Sidney Bucknor Engineer
Harry Wise Liner Notes
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