Beginners DUB

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by fairaintfair, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. fairaintfair

    fairaintfair I Buried Paul Thread Starter

    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    I’m wondering what our resident Dub experts would recommend to those venturing into this rich world of sonic pleasures?

    Let’s keep it to a top 3, to make it a little more difficult!

    Mine

    01: Scientist: “Scientists Rids The World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires”

    02: Scientist: “ The Best Dub Album In The World”

    03: Linton Kwesi Johnson “ LKJ In Dub”
     
  2. Hollow Horse

    Hollow Horse To pretend to be happy could only be idiocy

  3. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    Planet Earth
    The Congos: "Heart Of The Congos"
    Lee Perry "Blackboard Jungle Dub"
    Augustus Pablo "East Of The River Nile"

    But there's really so much excellent stuff....
     
  4. Maurice

    Maurice Forum Resident

    Location:
    North Yarmouth, ME
    Only three? This one’s tough. I’ll echo the recommendations for The Congos - Heart Of The Congos and Augustus Pablo - East Of The River Nile. However Glen Brown & King Tubby - Termination Dub (1973-1979) one of my favorite albums of all time, period.
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    Glen Brown And King Tubby - Termination Dub (1973-79)

    Really though, search out any of the 90s reissues on the Blood and Fire label and you won’t go wrong.
     
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  5. Vangro

    Vangro Forum Resident

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    London
    Yabby U, "King Tubby's Prophesy of Dub"
     
  6. Vangro

    Vangro Forum Resident

    Location:
    London
    This is a good twofer...

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  7. Vangro

    Vangro Forum Resident

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    ... and this is before we get into Lee Perry, which is a completely different style to King Tubby/ Prince Jammy/ Scientist.
     
  8. fairaintfair

    fairaintfair I Buried Paul Thread Starter

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    SF Bay Area

    The Congos! That was a tough one not to include on my top 3 list...
     
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  9. 99thfloor

    99thfloor Forum Resident

    Location:
    Sweden
    I'm going to cheat a bit (and maybe be a bit boring) and list (recent and easily available) compilations for maximum "bang for your buck", as this is for the beginner:

    Lee Perry & The Upsetters: Dub-Triptych 2-CD (Trojan) - Includes Blackboard Jungle Dub, Revolution Dub and Cloak & Dagger, the first is essential, view the rest as a bonus.

    The Aggrovators: Dubbing At King Tubby's 2-CD (VP) - This compiles the same material as was on the three Blood & Fire albums Dub Gone Crazy, Dub Gone 2 Crazy and Dub Like Dirt (which themselves were compilations), Bunny Lee rhytms treated by King Tubby and "disciples" Philip Smart, Prince Jammy, Pat Kelly and Scientist (uncertain who did what in many cases).

    Errol Brown & The Supersonics: The Treasure Dub Albums Collection 2-CD (Doctor Bird) - This is so fresh it isn't even out yet, but I can guarantee it will be great because it compiles Treasure Dub Vol. 1 + Vol. 2 and Pleasure Dub (plus bonus tracks), these are dubs of Rock Steady and Early Reggae recorded at Treasure Isle and later mixed by Errol Brown and are quite mild mannered compared to the above, but personal favourites.

    Maybe I have misunderstood the subject, but Congos is just a regular vocal album, and River Nile is a straight instrumental album. :confused:
     
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  10. Izozeles

    Izozeles Rock’roll Stalker

    Heart of the Congos is not a dub album. Not even close
     
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  11. Jerry

    Jerry Grateful Gort Staff

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    New England
    Mighty Diamonds “Planet Mars” and any Burning Spear dub albums.
     
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  12. Izozeles

    Izozeles Rock’roll Stalker

    My faves are
    King Tubby meets Rockers Uptown
    Pick a Dub
    Garvey’s Ghost
     
  13. Izozeles

    Izozeles Rock’roll Stalker

    Black Uhuru, the Dub Factor
     
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  14. Izozeles

    Izozeles Rock’roll Stalker

    Scratch aside, these aren’t dub albums
     
  15. jwoverho

    jwoverho Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mobile, AL USA
    King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown
    Lee Perry And The Upsetters- 14 Dub Blackboard Jungle
    Scientist Rids The World of The Evil Curse of The Vampires
     
  16. palisantrancho

    palisantrancho Forum Resident

    Been listening to so much dub lately. Three recent favorites. Leaving out all the great King Tubby and Lee Perry.

    Scientist- Best Dub album in the world
    Prince Jammy- Kamikaze Dub
    Joe Gibbs and the Professionals- No Bones for the Dogs: Dubs from 1974-1979
     
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  17. palisantrancho

    palisantrancho Forum Resident

    This is also phenomenal.

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  18. 99thfloor

    99thfloor Forum Resident

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    An amazingly great album, but not Dub, sorry...

    It's a Delroy Wilson compilation of tracks recorded for Bunny Lee (originally released as 20 Golden Hits on third World), but all songs were remixes originally made by Jammy onto "dub plates" for use on sound system, something different.

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    To not just rain on the parade, here is an actual dub mixed by Jammy:
     
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  19. Black Elk

    Black Elk Music Lover

    Location:
    Bay Area, U.S.A.
    No mention so far of these classics:

    Black Dub - Black Dub
    Pere Ubu - Dub Housing
    Tosca - F--k Dub






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    I'll toss another vote in for Black Uhuru - The Dub Factor. :)
     
  20. Maltman

    Maltman Somewhat grumpy, but harmless old man.

    Location:
    Vancouver Canada
    Anyone remember Lynton Kwesy Johnson?
     
  21. rararabbits

    rararabbits Forum Resident

    Location:
    LA, CA, USA
    Restricting myself to ones that haven’t already been picked:

    Niney - Sledgehammer Dub
    Tappa Zukie in Dub
    DC Dub Connection (Scientist and Jammy dubbing Heptones & others, I think - maybe not revolutionary, but very listenable)
     
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  22. rararabbits

    rararabbits Forum Resident

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    LA, CA, USA
    Well, it’s not in the literal sense, but the production techniques are very dubby - it’s almost as if it’s being remixed as it’s being composed.
     
  23. Ignatius

    Ignatius Forum Resident

    "Garvey's Ghost"
     
  24. Merrick

    Merrick The return of the Thin White Duke

    Location:
    Portland
    I’m listening to Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse... now and loving it. Until now my only exposure to dub has been via The Clash so I’m quite excited to dig into the recommendations in this thread!
     
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  25. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

    Location:
    Little Britain
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    All Mighty (Joe Gibbs and The professionals) - African Dub Chapter 3
    Lee Perry - Black Ark In Dub
    Aswad - A New Chapter Of Dub
     
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