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Tommy McCook – Pleasure Dub

Duke Reid died from cancer in 1974 and his nephew, Errol Brown, who had been a junior engineer at Treasure Isle and who would go on to become one of the key engineers at Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Studio, took over the studio controls. He mixed three dub albums at Treasure Isle that dressed down and dubbed up some of the best of the Bond Street catalog. Snatches of the original vocals were woven in and out of mixes that sound as fresh and as vital today as they did when they were first released; both in their original sixties incarnations and their seventies counteractions. Treasure Dub Volume One and Treasure Dub Volume Two have been available in various incarnations ever since. However, Pleasure Dub, the best of the set featuring Errol Brown’s cuts to rocksteady classics such as “The Right Track” by Phyllis Dillon, “The Tide Is High” and “Riding On A High & Windy Day” from The Paragons and “Things You Say You Love” by The Jamaicans has never been re-pressed since its initial release. This exciting release, a must for your collection, takes you straight to the real roots of the music back to Bond Street and those very first versions. Treasure Isle has arrived to the Pressure Sounds stable!

Tommy McCook and the Supersonics – Pleasure Dub; Pressure Sounds, 2009

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