King Tubby The Dub Master Presents

“The Roots Of Dub & Dub From The Roots”

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BACK IN! It is still not cleared amongst the experts which Dub-album of three contenders came out first. Fact is, that King Tubby played a major role in the making of the probable first work, Lee Perry’s epochal “Blackboard Jungle Dub” from 1973. The two essential Dub-albums of our new edition also belong to that early and revolutionary Dub-phase: “The Roots Of Dub", the first whole Dub-album by King Tubby, was originally released in late 1974, “Dub From The Roots” only half a year later in early 1975. These two albums represent more than any later release the great pioneer collaboration between King Tubby (engineer/mixer) and Bunny Lee (producer), who brought hundreds of songs round to King Tubby’s studio. Hardly any other artist as King Tunny, born with the name Osbourne Ruddock, has undoubtfully contributed more to the invention and the development of Dub. He was mainly responsible for the inclusion of the instrumental Dub-versions on the B-sides of the Jamaican hand pressed singles. His own Sound System “Hometown HiFi” had rivalled the established greats in the sixties such as Duke Reid The Trojan and Coxsone Dodd’s Downbeat System. Tragically he also became a victim of the violence in Jamaica when he was shot by a gunman in the ghetto district Waterhouse near his studio (that he had named “Firehouse” for good reasons) on the 2. 6. 1989. Some of the most important riddims ever are included here, most of them were - as vocal tracks - Bunny Lee’s biggest hits: John Holt’s “A Love I Can Feel” and “Man Next Door", stripped down to drum and bass and shaped with echoes in the same way as Cornel Campbell’s “Queen Of The Minstrell” or Johnny Clarke’s “Rock With Me". The music was played by the Aggrovators in one of their their strongest line ups, featuring amongst others Robbie Shakespeare, Chinna Smith, Tony Chin, Augustus Pablo and Carlton & Aston Barrett. These songs have lost nothing of their atmospheric depth over the years, as musical statements th

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