King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown (1976)

King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown  (1976)

This was my entry point into the wonderful world of dub (after I’d heard the title track on Don Lett’s superb 2001 dub/roots compilation “Dread Meets Punk Rockers Uptown”), originally released in 1976, a cracking set of dubs with King Tubby and Augustus Pablo at the controls and a fine supporting cast (with the likes of Aston “Family Man” Barrett, Earl “China” Smith and Sly & Robbie all featuring). “Rockers Uptown” was one of the albums Don Letts played to the Punks at the Roxy Club in London during 1977 and it made a huge impact on The Clash amongst others, it’s one of those albums that regardless of your taste in music should be part of your collection. Pablo’s wonderful melodica lines, Tubby’s genius with a mixing desk, a killer rhythm section, plenty of space, delay and echo, my favourite cuts are the title track, 555 Dub Street and Each One Dub but there are no weak tracks here, so many dub albums were insanely rare at the time (let alone now) due to very limited pressings, this gem is readily available so there really is no excuse, STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING… AND BUY THIS RECORD NOW……. ┬áNot just one of the best dub albums ever made it’s one of the best albums ever made (regardless of genre).

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A Bluffers Guide To Dub?

A Bluffers Guide To Dub?

Come with us on a musical journey to a world of heavy basslines, percussion, digital effects, delay, echo and vocal snippets, the sound of mavericks doing whatever the hell they wanted to do, the world of Dub Reggae…………………. From the familiar (Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Augustus Pablo, King Tubby, Scientist, Prince Jammy, Keith Hudson, Jah Shaka, Mad Professor, Dennis Bovell) to the unsung heroes (Augustus Clarke, Prince Douglas, Ras Michael, Ja Man Allstars, Winston Edwards, Bobby Kalphat, Tappa Zukie) there is a world of dub to explore, stay tuned for further updates and dub recommendations brought to you by 2 middle aged blokes with a dub fixation aka Buddy Boy and Fella Me Lad.