• king tubby Meets Rockers Uptown (LP, £16.95)

    label: Clocktower

    Within any musical style, there are a few select works that resonate so strongly with audiences that they come to define the genre itself, taking on a mythical quality that transforms the album into something greater than the sum of its individual parts. Meets Rockers Uptown, the 1976 collaboration between producer instrumentalist Augustus Pablo and visionary dub engineer Osbourne “King Tubby” Ruddock, is one of those historic releases. The album, which features Pablo playing melodica, clavinet, piano and organ, contains some of the greatest dub songs of all time, including Jacob Miller’s “Baby I Love You So,” and the darkly seductive title track. The chemistry between Pablo’s beautiful “Far East” signature sound and King Tubby’s meticulous attention to sonic detail results in an album the Virgin Encyclopedia of Reggae says is “regarded by many as one of the greatest dub albums of all time”. A1. Keep On Dubbing A2. Stop Them Jah A3. Young Generation Dub A4. Each One Dub A5. 555 Dub B1. Braces Tower Dub B2. King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown B3. Corner Crew Dub B4. Say So B5. Skanking Dub B6. Frozen Dub

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