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The Sea Cat
The Sea Cat
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DUB Advice
Jun 08, 2010, 10:36
I admit it. I don't have any, but I have heard some King Tubby and various other bits and pieces over the years. When I woke up today I had a strange craving for Dub. Can anyone recommend some other artists ? A good compilation would be great if anyone knows of one.
Squid Tempest
Squid Tempest
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Re: DUB Advice
Jun 08, 2010, 10:38
Here's a good start point...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Arkology-Lee-Scratch-Perry/dp/B000001EB0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1275993409&sr=1-3

and this is pretty essential:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Super-Ape-Lee-Perry/dp/B0000081Y9/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1275993409&sr=1-2
The Sea Cat
The Sea Cat
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Re: DUB Advice
Jun 08, 2010, 10:41
Thanks Squid. I remeber hearing some album by his back in the 80s. I think it was called Boom De Devil Dead, I think I quite liked it, but the Arkology and Superape look far better Dubwise.
Squid Tempest
Squid Tempest
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Re: DUB Advice
Jun 08, 2010, 10:45
Arkology is great, but I should point out that it is one of those collections that has the "normal" version followed by the dub version, so a bit of repetition involved.
Lonesome Cowboy Bill
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Re: DUB Advice
Jun 08, 2010, 10:49
I'd heartily recommend

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Heart-Congos/dp/B000005L86/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1275993801&sr=8-6

and

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Marcus-Garvey-Garveys-Ghost-Burning/dp/B00002635E/ref=pd_sim_m_h__2

and

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dub-Gone-Crazy-Vol-1-Evolution/dp/B000005L7T/ref=cm_lmf_tit_2_rdssss0

with a nice and cheap Blood and Fire comp which got me into a few of the artists on it

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dubwise-Otherwise-Vol-1-Blood-Catalogue/dp/B0000083C7/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1275994063&sr=1-5
The Sea Cat
The Sea Cat
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Re: DUB Advice
Jun 08, 2010, 11:00
Thanks Bill. I'm at a bit of a loss as there's so much. Is there a good all round comp out there for the novice ?
Squid Tempest
Squid Tempest
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Re: DUB Advice
Jun 08, 2010, 11:02
That Blood & Fire comp looks good. As for the Congos - that isn't really all that dubby is it? More a vocal tour de force!
IanB
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Edited Jun 08, 2010, 16:40
Re: DUB Advice
Jun 08, 2010, 11:09
"Super Ape" and "Arkology" are great selections. There are also a couple of good 2cd Scratch comps on Trojan that include the dubs - "Build The Ark" and "Open The Gate". Also on the Lee Perry side of things "Blackboard Jungle Dub" is fantastic but be careful which version you buy as it has been fucked around with and rebranded a bit over the years by uncaring hands.

http://www.roots-archives.com/release/619

I can also heartily recommend

"Brand" by Keith Hudson (the dub of "Rastaman Communication") which is one of the most unnerving records ever committed to vinyl in any genre.

http://www.roots-archives.com/release/2534

"No Bones For The Dogs" which is a Joe Gibbs / ET compilation and is to my ears infinitely preferable to the slightly lightweight African Dub sets. Vol3 is ok, great in parts and a bit of an iconic release in punk / rock circles. Can't hear it myself not when compared with "Brand" which is a heavier record in every respect. Though the "Chapter Three" track from "African Dub Chapter 3" itself is pretty essential and a great revisioning of the "King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown" rhythm complete with sound fx.

http://www.roots-archives.com/release/1888

http://www.roots-archives.com/release/2844

On a lighter note I am a sucker for the Janet Kay / Dennis Bovell set "Dub Dem Silly"

The "UMOJA" record on DEB which got a recent reissue is very well worth while.

http://www.roots-archives.com/release/998
The Sea Cat
The Sea Cat
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Re: DUB Advice
Jun 08, 2010, 11:25
Thanks Ian. I'm certainly going to have my work cut out, but it'll be well worth it.
IanB
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Edited Jun 08, 2010, 15:50
Re: DUB Advice
Jun 08, 2010, 11:28
I can't recommend "Brand" highly enough. It's a deeply disturbed and agitated set of mixes. Definitely not stoner territory. Sounds like Mark Stewart and the Pop Group might have spent a lot of time with this one prior to making "Y". 23 Skidoo might have also owed Mr Hudson a few quid before making "Gospel".
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