Sunday, August 14, 2011

King Tubby Meets the Rockers Uptown - Augustus Pablo -- 1976

I did warn you all that there might be some Reggae on this blog, and here's some already...

Jacob Miller and Augustus Pablo's 1975 album Who Say Jah No Dreadfeatured the song Baby I Love You So

All other things being equal, this largely unremarkable song would have been forgotten as soon as it was recorded if it hadn't been for Augustus Pablo deciding to do an alternative version of it, what was called in Jamaica as 'Version,' but better known to the rest of us as 'Dub.' This new 'version' of the song, released at some indeterminate point in 1976was called King Tubby Meets the Rockers Uptown, and may be the single most important dub record ever released. It's release in the English market meant that it had a huge impact on the music of the time, and dub effects would be heard in all sorts of places over the next few years.

You can buy Augustus Pablo musichere

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