Lost links & Re-ups

On any post, if the link is no longer good, leave a comment if you want the music re-uploaded. As long as I still have the file, or the record, cd, or cassette to re-rip, I will gladly accommodate in a timely manner all such requests.

Slinging tuneage like some fried or otherwise soused short-order cook

16 April 2018

Captain's Order

Fellow Blogger, loyal supporter & guest poster of NSS, & brother in Dub Jonder always stimulates my earholes & gets me digging for goodies long lost in the mess of my grey matter. His recent posts about the legendary S.F. label Subterranean Records had me searching through my Beefheart.  Beefheart, you ask?

Well, on Subterranean SUB 15 (1981) Various Artists - Red Spot there are three songs from Jed Speare & Easy Teeth: "Rotator Cuff"; "Twinkies"; & "Gondola Serenade".

Jed Speare (1954-2016) was a crossover artist who worked in sound, video, & performance for forty years. In the early 80s he recorded with Easy Teeth as well as the San Francisco groups Research Library (the previously mentioned Red Spot comp), Ultrasheen (City Boy 7" EP; Subterranean SUB 12), & Appliances.

Easy Teeth's 7" 45rpm was a one-off collaboration between Magic Band drummer Robert Williams, Magic Band roadie Paul Young, & vocalist Tito Larriva. 'Eazy Teeth' was a nickname given to Paul Young by Don because he was always smiling. The EasyTeeth single artwork features a Van Vliet 1980 original EAZY TEETH drawing (black felt tip on white).

Easy Teeth - Car Noise 7″ 45, Dental Records DR-001, 1980.

Side A -
Car Noise

Side B -
Her Blade

Rev it Up,

15 April 2018

More Tribulation from Word, Sound, & Power

One more for the weekend. While I was binge spinning Dub Revolution, I took a hankering for Tribulation All Stars. Had to dig out some more source product. Here's the very first (even though it's called Vol. 2) from West London's finest, Word Sound & Power - Robert Tribulation.

Word Sound, & Power Music WSPCD005, 1993.
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Dub Liberation
Make One Dub
Dub Again
Get Ready Dub
Revelation Dub
Bigman Dub
Ethiopian Dub
Dub Fighting
One Life Dub
Nuclear Dub

It’s a Black Up Bashment,

Dubbin’ Me Now

Often I find myself neglecting to praise Jah enuff around here.  I've sed it before & I sez it again now.  DUB IS MY SALVATION!

Busy getting this year's crop ready so I'm just gonna offer up what is Dubbin' (& skankin') me Now.

This all began with an Earth Crisis, not all Dub but ESSENTIAL!

Steel Pulse - Earth Crisis remastered, Rhino Records 8122 74687 2, 2005.
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Steppin' Out
Throne of Gold
Roller Skates
Earth Crisis
Grab Education
Wild Goose Chase

bonus tracks
Steppin' Out Dub
Steppin' Out (extended version)
Roller Skates (remix version)
Roller Skates Dub

Always keep somethin' from Wackie's near the top o' the spin.  Never know what you'll hear, but it surely will be SWEET.

Side A -

Happy Song - Sugar Minot
Undying Love - Maxine Miller
It's You I Love - Jerry Johnson
Hiding Away - Lucy Clark
Do You Feel Alright - John C

Side B -

We Need Relief Fabian Cooke
Go Man Go - Carlton Livingston
Parafanatic - Lone Ranger & Lee Van Cliff
Rock with Me - Horace Andy
This World - Leroy Sibbles

Shilling (extended mix) - Michael Rose
Have the Strength (extended mix) - Admiral Tibet
Gideon Time (extended mix) - Ranking Joe
No More Will I Roam (extended mix) - Prince Alla
Tell it Like it Is (extended mix) - Mikey General
Shaka Zulu (extended mix) - Ranking Joe
Original Fire ( extended mix) - Ranking Joe

Dub Specialist is a name used for a series of Dub LP releases from Studio One throughout the 70s. These limited edition albums were mixed down by a number of engineers over the decade, including: Sylvan Morris; Syd Bucknor; Overton "Scientist" Brown; all under the auspices of legendary producer, sound system pioneer & music entrepeneur, Clement "Coxsone" Dodd. The following is a compilation of early material from 1966 - 1972.

Dub Specialist - Studio One Dub, Soul Jazz Records SJR CD89, 2004.

Bionic Dub
Take a Ride version
Sky Rhythm
Taurus Dub 2
Dub Rock
Rastaman version
Jah Jah version
Creator version
Running Dub
Hi Fashion Dub
Pretty version
Race Track version
In Cold Blood version
Chase Them version
Feel the Dub

Reachout International Records ROIR 8207, 1994.

Dub Revolution - The Disciples
Cuttlefish Dub - Zion Train
Tribal Dub - Bush Chemists
Genesis Dub - Testament
Contentious Dub - Alpha & Omega
Release the Chains - Centry meets The Music Family
Crying Blood - Little Lord Creator
Mountain of Hadith - Scarab
Dub Thru Jah - Tribulation All Stars
Dub Warmth - Fish & Goat at the Controls
Dub-Hop Anthem - WordSound

Finally, some special dub mixes by Scientist (except "Land Control" mixed by Mutabaruka).
This album is an accompaniment to Word Soun' 'Ave Power (Heartbeat HB-15), which contains the vocal versions of all the original poems with different mixes for vocal tracks. This release was recorded & mixed at Tuff Gong, Kingston, JA, except "Land Control" recorded at Music Mountain, St.Andrew, JA; mixed by Mutabaruka at Skyline Studios, NYC.

Mutabaruka & Scientist - Dub Poets Dub, Heartbeat Records HB-30, 1983.

Side 1 -
Fork & Hoe
Death Row
Cussin’ de President
Blood Shout Dub

Side 2 -
Hide & Fine
Anti-Klan Dub
Land Control