scientist Scientific Dub (3 x coloured vinyl 10" boxed set, £38.75)label: Clocktower
Recorded at King Tubby’s studio in Kingston between ‘78 and ‘80 this is one of the first projects that found this aspiring talent behind the boards. Born Hopeton Brown this son of a Kingston, Jamaica TV and Radio repairman first meet King Tubby when buying and trading electronics and parts at Tubby’s studio. It was Tubby who gave him his name, commenting on his technical prowess in building and repairing equipment he commented to Bunny Lee, “Damn, this boy must be a scientist.” The name stuck, and Scientist was taken on as an assistant at Tubby’s studio. Eventually he was given the chance to sit behind the boards and mix, initially on a faithful day when Prince Jammy cut a session short due to exhaustion. Scientific Dub is the masterpiece Scientist created at King Tubby’s before departing to Channel One to be their lead engineer. Everything about this record is legendary, the studio, Scientist himself - and the players; contributors include Aston “Family Man” Barrett, Mickey Dread, Robbie Shakespeare, Sly Dunbar, Augustus Pablo, and many more. ClockTower Records proudly gives Scientist’s dub masterpiece the triple 10” treatment with this release of Scientific Dub. Housed in a durable box with magnetic clasp this is the ultimate version of one of the landmark releases of the genre.
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