King Tubby

 

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King Tubby - The Roots Of Dub & Dub From The Roots - Moll Selekta - 2CD

Dub like Deejaying changed not only reggae music forever, it changed the music. Full Stop. No matter what had gone on before - it was King Tubby who pulled all the ideas together and created a new art form. Just as he did with Deejaying. There he provided inspiration and encourgment - when it came to the creation of dub - he was to provide something more concrete. The early dub mixes released on the b-side of singles - for a wide variety of producers were slowly building up to these magnificent albums both produced by Bunny Lee. 'The Roots Of Dub' came out in 1974. By the time second LP 'Dub From The Roots' in 1975 came - dub had revolutionised reggae music - and King Tubby was at at forefront of this revolution. With releases in the Jamaica, the UK and the US. Mixed By King Tubby was on many of them, usually the best ones!!! This two CD release from Moll Selekta is excellent another digipak four fold - doing King Tubby proud. Together with superb sound quality itmakes for a truly essential set.

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King Tubby - The Dub Master Vol 1 - Orange Street - CD

When it comes to titles this one is 100% you could not get a better title than 'Dub Master' for King Tubby was all that and more. This set of 14 dubs comes from the productions of Bunny Lee. Tubby took the sound of the Argrovators with either Johnny Clarke, Cornell Campbell, Horace Andy on vocals - just a pick a big name and created something so new and exitcing that his work is stlll having a massive impact 25 years later. And like all new forms - it was only really loved by the people. Reggae Fans worldwide gave King Tubby his crown, and he wore it with pride.

King Tubby & Friends - Dub Like Dirt – 1975-77- Blood & Fire - CD.

Bunny Lee’s long association with King Tubby and the engineers, who operated the studio, will always be of special interest to followers of dub. During the years 1974 to 1979 he was virtually resident at the studio. This album is like a cross section of those years, well until 1977. Stand out tracks include ‘Chapter Of Money’ a cut of ‘Money Money’ and ‘Stealing Version’ a cut of Johnny Clarke’s version of ‘Stealing’. The graphics and sleevenotes are to the usual standard of Blood & Fire – another classic set.