Termination Dub

Termination Dub

by King Tubby
     
 

Originally a singer, Glen Brown first ventured into production in the early '70s, releasing his distinct creations through homegrown labels. However, financial constraints ultimately led to a lack of success, with Brown unable to press as many copies as he would undoubtedly have been able to sell. Regardless, he continued to produce, turning out a series of excellent… See more details below

Overview

Originally a singer, Glen Brown first ventured into production in the early '70s, releasing his distinct creations through homegrown labels. However, financial constraints ultimately led to a lack of success, with Brown unable to press as many copies as he would undoubtedly have been able to sell. Regardless, he continued to produce, turning out a series of excellent records during the second half of the decade. The rhythms Brown oversaw during those years, as performed by drummers Carlton Barrett and Carlton "Santa" Davis, bassists Aston Barrett and Lloyd Parks, organists Winston Wright and Earl Lindo, and many others of similar stature, stand up to virtually anything from the roots era. On record, they propelled performances by DJ Welton Irie and singers Sylford Walker, Wayne Jarrett, Glenroy Richards, and Brown himself. His supreme rhythms in their raw forms, without vocals, are impressive enough, but the mixing hand of King Tubby succeeded in taking them to another level, enhancing the producer's work in fine fashion. The proof is in Termination Dub, an offering of 14 Brown/Tubby collaborations. "Save Our Dub" (Brown's "Save Our Nation") is a dread-heavy affair, Tubby covering the instruments in a thick fog. In a similar mold is the reworking of the haunting "Away With the Bad," introduced by chilling horns, flute, and Brown's wordless wail. Two cuts of the "Cleanliness Is Godliness" rhythm ("Assack Lawn No. 1 Dub") demonstrate how differently Tubby approached a dub each time around, as does "Melodica International," which pairs two versions of Jarrett's "Youthman," discomix style. Termination Dub is the ideal meeting of two reggae greats, serving as an excellent introduction, both to Brown's production legacy and Tubby's mixing skills. With its release in 1996, Blood & Fire added another genuine classic to the genre.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/22/1996
Label:
Blood & Fire Records
UPC:
0783564001521
catalogNumber:
640015

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

King Tubby   Primary Artist,Track Performer
B.B. Seaton   Organ,Piano
Glen Brown   Bass
Ansel Collins   Organ,Piano
Gladstone Anderson   Organ,Piano
Carlton "Carly" Barrett   Drums
Hux Brown   Guitar
Lennox Brown   Tenor Saxophone
Val Douglas   Bass
Bobby Ellis   Trumpet
Vin Gordon   Trombone
Bongo Herman   Percussion
Willie Lindo   Guitar
Tommy McCook   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Peter Tosh   Guitar
Lloyd Parkes   Bass
Karl Pitterson   Bass
Robbie Shakespeare   Bass
Noel "Scully" Simms   Percussion
Winston Wright   Organ,Piano
Sparrow Martin   Trumpet
Ron Wilson   Trombone
Bertram "Ranchie" McLean   Guitar
Mikey "Boo" Richards   Drums
Jackie Jackson   Bass

Technical Credits

Errol Brown   Engineer
Syd Bucknor   Engineer
Sylvan Morris   Engineer
Karl Pitterson   Engineer
Errol Thompson   Engineer
Steve Barrow   Liner Notes
Kevin Metcalfe   Mastering
Glenmore Brown   Composer

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