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08 June 2014

21st Century Dub




Well, it’s gonna be another scorcher here today so might as well fire things up right nice & early. Full circle, like the sun’s journey around this marble, we’re back to 21st Century Dub.

How about travelling to the Pacific Rim for our next dose o’ Dub? This isn’t Jonder’s compilation 21st Century Dub. This was originally released in Japan in 1980. It was a nod to the future of dub.

In 1979 during a visit to Japan, Bob Marley met the acclaimed Japanese percussionist Pecker. Pecker, a big fan of reggae, convinced Marley to bring top Japanese musicians (mostly members of The Yellow Magic Orchestra) to Jamaica to mix it up with the cream of Jamaican reggae artists, to jam & play out in informal dub sessions at both Channel One & Tuff Gong Studios. The astounding results were originally released only in Japan on two separate LP's in 1980.

This is the 1987 re-release of those two albums, Pecker Power(Better Days YX7267) & Instant Rasta(YP2501), by Japanese percussionist Pecker (Jah Pelikaho) in conjunction with Jamaican musicians (for full detail, examine the cassette sleeve [included]). It's got a sophisticated Japanese surface with an undercurrent of Jamaican rawness. Pecker enlisted the help of The Wailers & Sly & Robbie among others, recorded at both Channel One & Tuff Gong studios & came up with some quality dub here (of course, at this time, anyone with a few hundred dollars could cut tracks at Channel One or Tuff Gong, & with the quality of musicians that came with the deal...).

Pecker & his Posse – 21st Century Dub, ROIR A-147 cassette, 1987.
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Side A –
Mystical Cosmic Vibration
Dr. Dr. Humanity
International Orchitis
Pecker Power Pt. 2
Pecker Power Pt. 1
Concrete Jungle
Militant Sniff
Jamming

Side B –
Mystical Electro Harakiri
Beggars Suite Pt. 1
Beggars Suite Pt. 2
Beggars Suite Pt. 3
Dub Jam Rock
Kylyn

Enjoy,

5 comments:

  1. T2yd9msrj6KGPd2g0ukzAAGfsJ0xqWRjmAzWNKhRXmU

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  2. Incredible album, still not unfashionable after 35 years. I love it very, very much.

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    1. Thanks Vincent. I love this release. It has its share of nay-sayers, but I think they're full of it IMO. Enjoy.

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  3. I just found this cassette today, which is also the first I had ever heard of this album.

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  4. Thank you so much for uploading this!!! I've been trying to find it for years, but as far as I can tell they are no longer making pressings...

    I agree that the nay-sayers are full of it!

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