Here are a few 7″ singles from my collection…
The first 7″ I’m sharing is Roots feat. Wailers Band “Evil That You Do” with a flip of “Don Won Dub” performed by the Wailers Band. The original 7″ was produced by C. Chin and P. Shirley for Above Rock. Both tracks are extraordinarily solid roots tracks masterfully recorded by Chin. Notice the strength of Carol Nelson’s vocal in “Evil That You Do”, never getting lost in the heavy mix, which features the mighty Barrett brothers on the drum and bass. The Barrett brothers’ mastery and command of the riddim is what stands out on “Don Won Dub”. Their playing is flawless.
Here is an excellent 1970 version of “Small Axe” on a 7″ Upsetter-Pre backed with The Upsetters “Down The Road.”
Here is the Intel Diplo 7″ single of the best tune on the best reggae album ever recorded, “Burial” (formerly “Funeral”), which is featured on the Legalize It album. Killer version on this one too…This single is credited to Peter Tosh and The Wailers.
Here is an interesting version of “Trenchtown Rock” featuring an additional two verses at the end of the track. On a G&C bright yellow-labelled 7″.
Here is a long out-of-print vinyl LP for your listening enjoyment. The entire EXODUS album in dub. As good a dub record of these legendary tunes as you will find, however, falling way short of the originals, Exodus in Dub was released by Sky Note in 1977 on the heels of Marley’s magnum opus. Re-issued on the Micron label in 1978.
Transferred to SoundCloud from vinyl in FLAC. Highest quality available.
Carlos & Gold – Never Run Away
Roy Cousins – Psalm 91
Carlos & Gold – Natty Dread Have Him Credential
Don Carlos – In Pieces
Don Carlos – In Pieces (Version)
Black Uhuru – Take Heed
Carlos & Gold – Raving Tonight
Don Carlos – Gimme Gimme Your Love
Don Carlos – Gimme Gimme Your Love (Version)
Don Carlos – Working Everyday
Don Carlos – Working Everyday (Version)
Don Carlos – Hog & Goat (Extended)
Carlos & Gold – Declaration of Rights
E. R. S – Rights of People
Black Uhuru – Impostor
Don Carlos – White Squall
Carlos & Gold – Nice Time (Late Night Blues)
Don Carlos – Ride On Christine
Carlos & Gold – Them Say
Carlos & Gold – Them Say (Version)
King Tubby & Don Carlos – Drummily Rock
For your weekend, a hard and heavy dub mix from the reigning kings of roots reggae MIDNITE. You know the motto: “Come heavy or don’t come at all.” Highlights include the opening headbanger “Incline Dub” in a ‘Children of Jah’ vibe, “Ras To The Bone” in dub (“Fierce, Fast, and Low”), “Jubilees of Zion” in dub, “13,” “Ana Manikin,” and DO NOT MISS “Hunger and Dub,” which I mixed with Burning Spear’s “Jah No Dead” a capella style. My exclusive story tracing the roots of MIDNITE back to 1995 in Washington, DC soon come!
All tracks selected personally by the Midnight Raver for your journey. Sit down, buckle in, and enjoy the ride….
MIDNITE – Incline Dub
MIDNITE – Fierce, Fast, and Low Dub
MIDNITE – Jubilees in Dub
MIDNITE – 13
MIDNITE – Ana Manakin
MIDNITE – Children of Jah Dub
MIDNITE – Attacking The Dub
MIDNITE – Eyes of Fyah Dub
MIDNITE – Hunger and Dub
MIDNITE – Supply and Demand Dub
MIDNITE – Senseless Event Dub
MIDNITE – In 8
MIDNITE – Carboniferous Dub
MIDNITE – Nothing Restrain Dub
MIDNITE – Mighty Race Dub
MIDNITE – Just To Live Dub
MIDNITE – Maintain Dub
Deadly mix here. All rare Pablo tracks with a dread vibe.
“All nappyness, no happiness, simply dread, to heal dem head!”
“Could not come correct-er, the premiere selector, and reggae resurrector.”