Jamaica is home to so many styles of music: earliest Jamaican folk music, calypso, mento, reggae, ska, dancehall…too many to represent here, or even name them all. Everyone familiar with this Zero, & I don’t mean Earl, knows that 'the style that makes me smile' is DUBwise!!! Of course, to me, there is no greater dub than that of the King himself, King Tubby. “Tubby’s makes you wiser/Tubby are the Dub Organiser”. The only dilemma with King Tubby (as well as with the Prince – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry) is not whether but what.
I have many many releases by the King, so if you don’t like what I’ve chosen or want something else, just leave a comment & request. I’ll see what I can do. But for now, I’ve picked one that I never tire of, King Tubby & Friends – Dub Gone Crazy: The Evolution of Dub at King Tubby’s 1975-1979.
King Tubby & Friends – Dub Gone Crazy, Blood & Fire BAFLP 002, 1994.
all decryption codes in comments
Side A –
The Champion Version
Satta Dread Dub
Real Gone Crazy Dub
No Love Version
Side B –
Peace & Love in the Dub
Wreck Up a Version
Jah Love Rockers
Step It Up in Dub
Dub to the Rescue
Dub Fi Gwan
plus two bonus tracks from the 2xLP re-release SVLP 249 –
Hold Them in Dub
Dub with a View
Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett – Family Man in Dub, Heartbeat Records HB 7659, 1999.
Cobra Style Dub 1970s
Rebel Am I
A Distant Dub
Tribute to Y Mas Gan
Prince Jammy – Destroys the Invaders, Greensleeves Records GREL 29, 1982.
Side One –
Conspiracy on Neptune
Attack on Ganymede
Side Two –
War in the Asteroid Belt
The Great Red Spot
Life on Uranus
Rocky One RGLP 0020, 1995.
Side A-Big Youth –
A So We Stay
George Foreman Pt. 2
Side B-Dillinger –
War is Over
Hold Me Tight
Take a Dip
I would be really slacking off here if I didn’t post up some music by Earl Zero. Singer/songwriter Earl "Zero" Johnson played a crucial role in the roots age, releasing powerful cultural numbers whose dramatic lyrics were often combined with tough militant backings from the Soul Syndicate band. He created some of the most deeply conscious roots music to come out of Kingston in the mid-to-late 70s. When I saw Earl Zero in 1979, it was Satori in Berkeley. It wasn’t long after that that I had my name changed to Nothin’ in homage to that moment. Don’t really have a dub album by Earl, but on his 2010 release And God Said to Man half the tunes are dub, so if you want it all go buy it. I’m dubbin’ here. This was recorded in Spain by Roberto Sanchez for his A-Lone Production at A-Lone Ark Muzik Studio which he set up in 2002 with analog recording & mixes to focus on the late 70s sound of Jamaica. His studio (& now live performance) band Lone Ark Riddim Force have backed artists such as The Heptones & Big Youth. All live instrumentation here is provided by Lone Ark Riddim Forces creating a Channel One feel & style.
from Earl Zero – And God Said to Man, A-Lone Productions ARKLP-001, 2010.
This Side –
A2 – Musical Army Dub
A4 – Wake Up Dub
A6 – New Dub
That Side –
B2 – Judgement Dub
B4 – Thankful Dub
B6 – Jericho Dub
Sly & Robbie – Meet Bunny Lee at Dub Station, Jamaican Recordings JRLP006, 2002.
Side 1 –
A Dub Tribulation
African Dub Child (Part 1)
None Shall Escape the House of Dub
Side 2 –
Legalise the Dub
Satta Massa Dub
A Bad Way to Dub
Dub to the Roots
Zion Gates of Dub
Looking in the Eyes of Dub
Plus two bonus tracks from the CD
African Dub Child (Part 2)
Moving Out of Dubland
Culture – Rare & Unreleased Dub, Revolver Records REVCD 258, 1989.
Disobedient Children Dub 1977-78
Forward to Africa Dub
Everyday Love Dub
Iron Sharp Dub
Tropical Dub Fever
Harder than the Rest Dub
Freedom Jam Dub
Deep Root Dub
Two Sevens Clash Dub
Prince Far I – Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter 1, ROIR Europe RE129CD, 1991.
The Right Way
Mansions of the Almighty
Prince of Peace
Prince Far I – Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter 2, Front Line Records FLX 4002, 1979.
Side One –
Side Two –
note of confusion: The above album, Chapter 2 was re-released as Dubwise with seven additional tracks. However, the order of the songs was changed, alternate versions of several of the songs were used, & several of the songs were incorrectly labeled. I therefore posted the original vinyl release in the original track order. I have included Side One & Two Virgin Frontline song lists from the original disc with the scans. These labels are from the very first UK press. It had mis-labelled stampers & the sides are reversed. Side One is really Side Two & vice versa. I have left the songs in the order they are labeled, so you can disregard the error or switch them if you want the true order. Have I confused you yet?
Prince Far I – Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter 3, Pressure Sounds PS CD007, 1996.
Shake the Nation
Mansions of Invention
Barrington Levy – In Dub (The Lost Mixes from King Tubby’s Studio),
Auralux Recordings LUXXLP 015, 2005.
Side A –
Shaolin Temple Dub 1979-82
Wedding Ring Dub
Shine Eye Girl Dub
Reggae Music Dub
Black Heart Man Dub
Side B –
Looking for My Love Dub
Trod with Jah Dub
A Yah We Deh Dub
Why Did You Leave Me Dub
Tapper Zukie – In Dub, Stars SR 1000, 1977.
Side 1 –
Tappa Zukie in Dub
Pick up the Dub
Side 2 –
Rush I Some Dub
Cool This Dub
Jah Jah Dub
Rub This Dub
Burning Spear – Living Dub Volume 1, Burning Spear TG 5184, 1979.
Side One –
Children of Today
Side Two –
In Those Days
Irie Niya Keith
People always are saying, “Go big or go home”. Well, I’m gonna go big, then go home.I'm takin' off a few days, so see y'all in Panama, don't forget to wear yer hats.
Here is Lee 'Scratch’ Perry’s three disc epic Arkology for your dub pleasure.
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry – Arkology 3xCD, Island Jamaica CRNCD 6, 1997.
Dub Revolution (pt. 1) (previously unreleased alternate take) – Lee Perry & The Upsetters
One Step Forward – Max Romeo
One Step Dub (extended mix) – The Upsetters
Vampire – Devon Irons
Vamp a Dub – The Upsetters
Sufferer’s Time (previously unreleased alternate take) – The Heptones
Sufferer’s Dub (extended mix) – The Upsetters
Sufferer’s Heights (alternate mix) – Junior Dread
Don’t Blame on I – The Congoes
Much Smarter – The Meditations
Much Smarter Dub – The Upsetters
Life is not Easy (alternate take) - The Meditations
Life is not Easy Dub (previously unreleased alternate mix) – The Upsetters
Tedious (extended mix) – Junior Murvin
War ina Babylon – Max Romeo
Revelation Dub – The Upsetters
Mr. President – The Heptones & Jah Lion
Chase the Devil – Max Romeo
Dreadlocks in Moonlight – Lee Perry
Dread at the Mantrols – Mikey Dread
In These Times – Errol Walker
In These Times Dub – The Upsetters
Norman (extended Domino mix) – Max Romeo & the Upsetters
Police & Thieves – Junior Murvin
Magic Touch – Glen DaCosta
Soldier & Police War – Jah Lion
Grumblin’ Dub – The Upsetters
Bad Weed (previously unreleased alternate take) – Junior Murvin
John Public – Errol Walkjer
John Public (version) – Errol Walker & Enos Barnes
Roots Train (extended mix with previously unreleased toast) – Junior Murvin & Dillinger
No Peace – The Meditations
No Peace Dub – The Upsetters
Rasta Train (previously unreleased alternate mix) – Raphael Green & Dr. Alimantado
Party Time (pt. 2) – The Upsetters
Vibrate On (previously unreleasaed alternate cut) Augustus Pablo meets The Upsetters
Vibrator (previously unreleased alternate cut) – The Upsetters
Bird in Hand – The Upsetters
Congoman (previously unreleased alternate vocal take) – The Congoes
Dyon Anasawa (alternate mix) – The Upsetters featuring Full Experience
Rastaman Shuffle (previously unreleased alternate mix) – The Upsetters
Why Must I (version)(extended mix with previously unreleased scat vocal) – The Heptones & Lee Perry
Make Up Your Mind – The Heptones
Closer Together – The Upsetters Revue featuring Junior Murvin
Groovy Situation – Keith Rowe
Groovy Dub – The Upsetters & keith Rowe
To Be a Lover (Have Some Mercy) – George Faith
Soul Fire – Lee Perry
Curly Locks – Lee Perry
Feast of the Passover (extended mix) – The Congoes
Roast Fish & Cornbread (extended mix) – Lee Perry
Corn Fish Dub (extended mix) – The Upsetters
I re-uploaded this Reel III on request from POL-PAT. New code in comments. 01/15/2014.
ps. - Seems I forgot this when I was dancin' to de Dub.
Ubiquity Records UR 2323, 2009.
Side I'n'I -
Riff Raff Rollin'
Side Dubspliff -
Gourds of the Desert
Happy Halloween, kiddies. Don't eat any razor blades.