Double Dose of Dub

Yabby You’s Dub It to the Top reissues the 1977 King Tubby-mixed LP Yabby You Meets Michael Prophet: Vocal & Dub in its entirety, together with seven B-side dubs from Yabby’s 45s of the period and a 12″ B-side featuring Tommy McCook.The dubs here feature all the Yabby You trademarks – superb horn lines, deeply-felt vocals and unrelenting, hard-driven rhythms with everyone involved displaying the qualities that originally made their reputations.

Now brothers an’ sisters, good night. I hope you’re feelin’ alright.
Now here’s King Tubby’s at the controls to make things bright.
An’ to make you feel alright…

Yabby You – Dub It to the Top 1976-79; Blood and Fire, 2002

Yabby You - Dub It to the Top

Scientist’s Dub in the Roots Tradition is a compilation of dubs appearing for the first time ever on album. Producer Errol “Don” / “Jah Bible” Mais enlisted the talents of the 17-year old Scientist to mix the dub versions for his Roots Tradition label’s B-sides. The cuts collected here present a fascinating insight into the young Dubmaster’s early efforts, while the rhythms themselves, some played by an embryonic version of Roots Radics, mark the transition point from the reggae styles of the 70s into what would become known as dancehall.

Scientist – Dub in the Roots Tradition; Blood and Fire, 1996


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