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Best dub?

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Best dub?
September 04, 2015 12:12PM
Would love to gear some picks for best dub albums or songs? Beyond just "anything by Tubby."
Re: Best dub?
September 04, 2015 04:19PM
The Gun Court Dub albums produced by BB Seaton... Scientist meets The Space Invaders.. and of course the obligatory Tubby release.. Dangerous Dub, my favortie Tubby's by far.
Re: Best dub?
September 04, 2015 06:04PM
A few selections....

Harry Mudie Meets King Tubby - Dub Conference 1/2/3
Herman Chin Loy - Aquarius Rock
King Tubby - The Sound of Channel One
Dub Specialist - African Rub A Dub
Horace Andy - Dub Box (Rare Dubs 73-76)
Scientist - The Seducer Dubwise
Sugar Minott - Ghetto-ology Dub
Twinkle Brothers - Dub Massacre Vol 1.
Barry Brown - Barry Brown In Dub

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Re: Best dub?
September 04, 2015 07:23PM
Dangerous Dub is a monster album for sure, but actually
mixed by Scientist
Re: Best dub?
September 04, 2015 11:55PM
Easy Star All Stars. Dub Side of The Moon.
Re: Best dub?
September 05, 2015 12:02AM
Familyman has put out some good dub.

Re: Best dub?
September 06, 2015 05:52PM
Jah Thomas meets the Roots Radics Dubbing
Sly&Robbie meet Bunny Lee at Dub Station

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Re: Best dub?
September 06, 2015 07:25PM
There are so many outstanding dub albums. The Small Axe Guide to Dub is an essential book with some great writing, especially Jim Dooley's introduction and reviews. Some dub lps I listen to a lot recently:

Sir Coxson Sound - King of the Dub Rock

Several Gussie Clarke rhythms are utilized on this set. Some of the tracks like "Many Moods of Coxson" are in fact instrumental takes but in no way diminish the album's impact. Brilliant.

Sir Coxson Sound - King of the Dub Rock Part 2

Maybe even better than part 1! There are two excellent dj cuts, one each by Jah Pebbles and Levi Roots. Interestingly, Levi Roots is more well known today for his extremely sucessful hot sauce than his djing. The man has made millions after succesfully pitching Reggae Reggae Sauce on Dragon's Den, a British tv program equivalent to Shark Tank.

The original press of King of the Dub Rock Part 2 has a lot of crazy electronic sounds that were removed on the reissue. Also the killer Levi Roots track is missing. Luckily, the original is still pretty cheap and can be bought for $20 with a little patience.

Phillip Smart - The Sound of Macka Dub Vol. 1

This album is a bit overlooked. Phillip Smart is one of the great engineers in reggae history even if his dub lp output is limited to just a few titles (or at least there are just a few titles where he is credited). This is a dark and funky set with serious eschatological tension bubbling below the surface. Some early Bullwackies dub sets like Dub Unlimited and Free For All Dub have a similar vibe--both absolutely brilliant too, and available as high quality reissues to boot.

Of course the two previously unreleased Scientist sets which Digikiller loosed upon the public last year are astounding as well. They are amongst Scientist's best albums.
Re: Best dub?
September 06, 2015 11:52PM
Dance A Dub by Junior Delgado is such a killer dub album ... well regarded by dub collectors ... "believe me!"
Re: Best dub?
September 07, 2015 12:27AM
aswad new chapter of dub is a great record
Re: Best dub?
September 08, 2015 02:48AM
You can't go wrong with any of the Wackies dub albums:

Bullwackie's All Stars - Black World Dubwise
Bullwackie's All Stars - Creation Dub
Bullwackie's All Stars - Dub Unlimited
Bullwackie's All Stars - Free For All
Bullwackie's All Stars - Natures Dub
Prince Douglas - Dub Roots
Roots Underground - Tribesman Assault
The Mysterious Mixer - Jamaica Super Dub Session
Various Artists - Reckless Roots Rockers
Wackies Rhythm Force - The Dub Generals

I'm a big fan of Ryan Moore's Twilight Circus Sound System. He did two excellent dub albums with Michael Rose:

Also a killer one with Ranking Joe:

And one called 'Foundation Rockers:'

One of last year's best showcase album's from The Rockers Disciples & Roberto Sanchez:

Blackboard Jungle Showcase, Vol. 2

One of the best albums of 2015 is John Brown's Body 'Kings & Queens in Dub.'
Re: Best dub?
September 08, 2015 07:03PM
A lot of dub LPs are spotty. Some great mixes, some sleepers. For consistent, play all the way through from beginning to end - it's Horace Andy 'In The Light Dub', Glen Brown 'Termination Dub' and Yabby You 'Beware Dub' for me.
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