Our friend Dub Gabriel just dropped a killer ragga mix for the fans.
Dub Gabriel returns with another installment of his ever popular mix series. This time DG digs deep into his archive to bring you a 100% 7″ vinyl set focusing on the B side, dubs, versions, riddems of some of the deepest tunes out of yard. Giving praises & thanks to the masters King Tubby, Lee Perry, Scientist, Sly & Robbie and many others.
Of course Dub Gabriel couldn’t resist hooking up his dub siren and tape echo in the mix, as well as shout outs from the legendary Brother Culture. This is sound system culture at it’s finest! True roots music! Foundation music!
01. King Tubby & Roots Radics – North Circular Dub
02. Niney The Observer – Brimstone and Fire
03. Augustus Pablo – Pablo In Dub
04. Prince Far I – Frontline Speech Dub
05. The Aggrovators- Hard Times Dub
06. Captain Sinbad – Dub Jordan
07. Barry Brown – Give Another Israel A Try Dub
08. Carl Meeks – Raw-Born-Rub-A-Dub (Dub)
09. Jazzbo All Stars – Every Night is a Winner Dub
10. Channel 1 – Worries in the Dance Dub
11. King Tubby – Africa Dub Plate Mix
12. Scientist – Noah’s Ark Dub
13. Peter Ranking_General Lucky – Jah Standing over me Version
14. The Aggrovators – Greedy Dub
15. Channel One – Roots, Rock, Reggae dub
16. Sly & Robbie – Dub Boom
17. Billy Boyo – Wicked She Wicked Dub
18. Roots Radics Band – Send Another Moses dub
19. Denis Brown – General Dub
20. Captain Sinbad – Dub Deh Bout
21. The Upsetters – Iron Wolf
22. Jah Lloyd – Farmer Dub
23. Reggie Stepper – Cuh Oonu Dub
24. Augustus Pablo – Spirit of Umoja Dub
25. King Tubby – Friends Version
26. Lee Perry & Upsetters – Jah Jah Dub
27. Joe Higgs – Cool Fire
28. Lloyd Dennis – Cover Me Dub
29. Scientist – Na Broke No Fight Over Woman Dub
30. Prince Far I – Red Sea Dub
31. Bunny Lee – Love in my Heart Version
32. Junior Brammer – All Gone Dub
33. Bunny Lee – Money Money Dub
34. Lee Perry – Rock a Dub
35. King Tubby – Tradition Song Dub
36. Lee Van Cliff – Bam Salute Version
37. Nicodemus – Bridman Hunting Version
38. Orange Street – Forty Nights Dub
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PRESSURE SOUNDS DROPS ALBUM OF LOST BLACK ARK MIXES AND DUBLATES
1976 proved to be a defining year for Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. A deal with Island Records meant that his 3 albums and a dozen singles received the marketing and promotion from the coolest label in the mainstream UK/US markets. Perry himself was in creative overdrive: he used Island’s advances to buy the latest studio technology for the young Black Ark Studio which enabled him to continually develop his production signatures.
Now, some 37 years later, Pressure Sounds’ Roaring Lion collection delivers unknown tunes and mixes from that crucial year. Sixteen tracks of thunderous mixing by the Upsetter at his very best. Eleven of the tracks come from one master tape that has been laying on a shelf for 30 odd years. The other 5 tracks are made up of dub plates and alternate takes of previously released tracks.
Roaring Lion offers a unique snap-shot of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s creative vibrations as producer and re-mixer, to the rising cultural religion of Rasta. The Black Ark was truly peaking in the red as he revved himself to full throttle and created some of the finest work of his unparalleled career.
Featured on the album is an unreleased Augustus Pablo collaboration titled “Pride” as well as the original dub plate mix for Bob Marley’s “Natural Mystic.”
Lee Perry And His Upsetters Roaring Lion Track Listing:
1. Truths and Rights – Jah Lion & The Upsetters (previously unreleased)
2. Upsetters Shuffle – The Upsetters (unreleased Dub plate mix)
3. Roaring Lion – Jah Lion & The Upsetters (previously unreleased)
4. Pride – Augustus Pablo and the Upsetters (previously unreleased)
5. Loco Negril – Althea and Donna
6. Big Gal Sally – The Upsetters (unreleased mix)
7. Generation From Creation – Jah Lion & The Upsetters (previously unreleased)
8. Big Boy Wally – The Upsetters (unreleased mix)
9. Beat Down Comrade Man – Junior Byles & The Upsetters (previously unreleased Dub plate)
10. Stand and Look – The Fantels (unreleased mix)
11. Rocky Road Dub – The Upsetters (previously unreleased)
12. Natural Mystic – Bob Marley & The Upsetters (unreleased original Upsetter Dub plate Mix)
13. Anasawa Dub – The Upsetters (unreleased mix)
14. Dub Dyon – The Upsetters (unreleased mix)
15. Emotional Dub – The Upsetters (unreleased mix)
16. Dub Stand – The Upsetters (unreleased mix)
VISIT PRESSURE SOUNDS!
While I have shared previously the 7″ version of “Jah Fire Will Be Burning,” I don’t think I ever shared the original 12″ version which was released on Jammy’s/Fatman label in 1980. The track was recorded and mixed at Jammy’s studio in Waterhouse by Fatman in 1980 and is the title track for the album of the same name.
Absolutely great mix here. Rare 12″ extended versions…
Features the following singers and players:
Vocals : Lacksley Castell & Hugh Mundell
Drums : Santa Davis & Horsemouth Wallace & Sly
Bass : Robbie & Jah Mike
Guitar : Chinna & Bo-Peep Bowen & Bingy Bunny
Piano : Keith Sterling & Gladdy Anderson
Horns : Deadly Headly & Cedric Im Brooks & Bobby Ellis
Percussions : Scully Simms & Sticky
Hugh Mundell’s “Rastafari’s Call” is a deep roots killer produced by Mundell and Pablo for Mundell’s Muni-Music label. The single appears on 1980′s Time and Place LP, which was recorded at Channel One and mixed by Scientist, Tubby, Maxie, and Sylvan Morris at King Tubbys. The Muni-Music 7″ single is noteworthy because the mix is different from the LP version. The LP version features backing vocals from Norris Reid, Hugh Mundell and Delroy Williams. The Muni-Music 7″ features no backing vocals.
The riddim track is as deep, rootsy, and complex as anything Mundell ever released and features the following players:
Vocals : Hugh Mundell
Backing Vocals : Norris Reid & Hugh Mundell & Delroy Williams
Drums : Horsemouth Wallace & Santa Davis & Albert Malawi & Clevie
Bass : Michael Taylor & Fully Fullwood & Junior Dan
Lead Guitar : Chinna & Sowell & Dalton Brownie & Freddie McGregor
Rhythm Guitar : Fazal Prendergast & Tony Chin
Piano : Steele
Organ : Pablove Black
Flute : Theodore Benji
Horns : Deadly Headly
Percussions : Garth Swaby & Scully Simms
Strings : Augustus Pablo
Syndrums : Hugh Mundell
Xylophone : Augustus Pablo
Melodica : Augustus Pablo
Congos : Ras Menilik Dacosta
Jacob Miller had a short, yet explosive career, helped along in no small part by his association with several legendary producers. Discovered by the Swaby brothers – Horace (Augustus Pablo) and his brother Garth – while recording with Coxsone Dodd at Studio One in 1972, Miller would record several devastating and wisely influential tunes with the brothers in the span of 18 months. These tunes - “Baby I Love You So,” “False Rasta,” “Who Say Jah No Dread,” “Each One Teach One,” and “Girl Named Pat” featured playing from Carlton Barrett (drums); Aston Barrett, Robbie Shakespeare, Leroy Sibbles (bass); Chinna (guitar); and the deadly horns of Gordon, Ellis, and Dirty Harry. The sound ushered in Pablo’s Rockers era in the early 1970s. The songs were made even heavier with the B-side dubs by King Tubby.
These early Pablo sessions are featured on the ultra-rare LP Who Say Jah No Dread from Greensleeves.
Miller would go on to work with another legendary producer in Joe Gibbs, who produced this tune featuring Miller over his “Tenement Yard” riddim (also featuring Miller). On “Too Much Imitator” (1976) Miller hearkens back to “False Rasta” to decry fake or phony Rastas – those who were not spiritually devoted to the struggle, but seeking only to exploit the new opportunities, and even fame, emerging for the outcasts in music, ital/vital culture, and the like - like this ass clown.