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Various Artists - Roots from the Record Smith In Dub LP (Record Smith)

by Barrington Spence , Black Oney , Cornell Campbell , Hortense Ellis , King Tubby , Ronnie Davis , Tappa Zukie , Upsetters , and Various Artists ,


Various Artists - Roots from the Record Smith In Dub LP (Record Smith)
10 song dub LP in two sided hand silkscreened jacket, near companion to the vocal LP (DKR-213). Comes in green, purple or orange print.
Track A3 is a previously unreleased mix.

*Sept. 2023 - Back in stock!*

You know we had to do it, so here's the near companion dub album to our recent "Roots from the Record Smith" compilation. This LP features the B-side dub versions from the original 45's of almost all the tracks from the vocal comp, nearly all taken from master tapes. For the curious and studious, here's a breakdown of the deviations from the vocal LP.
Track A3, the dub version to "Heading For the Mountain", is a previously unreleased mix, in that it does not contain the explosion sound fx heard on the orig 45 - these fx were added during the master cutting for the original 45 and are not on the master tape! Likewise, the original dub to Black Oney's "Jah Jah Send the Parson", titled "Version Stormy Weather" with storm sound FX was done the same way. Our previous reissue of the Black Oney single contained a raw rhythm cut and not this dub version with FX, so we've included it here. Lastly, we've added the version to Black Oney's "Festival '75", as found only on the impossibly rare original blank 45 release. Our previous issue of that one was backed with the Prince Far I cut on the same rhythm. These Black Oney dubs are included here in place of the cuts of the 'Tripe Girl' rhythm that appeared on the vocal companion album.
A final note, the last track on this album is the dub to Ronnie Davis' "Power of Love", titled "King Tubby's In Fine Stile", and widely recognized as one of the King's all time best mixes. If you don't know, get to know. This one alone is worth the price of admission.

Player below will play samples of 9 out of the 10 tracks on the LP. Or click thru to Soundcloud to play tracks individually. Due to the lawless hellscape that is digital music sales in 2023, click the separate player below the player to hear a sample of the masterpiece 10th track, "King Tubby's In Fine Stile."

"King Tubby's in Fine Stile"