Donnerstag, 9. Februar 2017

Joe Gibbs & The Professionals ‎– African Dub All-Mighty, Chapter 1 (1975)

Producer Joe Gibbs took the credit for the four discs released in the mid-'70s under the title African Dub All-Mighty, but the musicians were in reality a shifting aggregation of members of the Soul Syndicate, We the People, and Revolutionaries bands, and the man actually working the mixing board was famed sound engineer Errol Thompson.

On this first installment in the four-volume series, the dub mixes are actually quite tame - they're unfailingly pleasant, but there are none of the challenging sonic gestures that characterized the work of colleagues like King Tubby and (especially) Lee "Scratch" Perry during the same period.

But as mood music, "Chapter 1" is a fine listening experience - note in particular "Campus Rock" (a dub version of Dennis Brown's "Let Me Live") and "Treasure Dub," which is a version of the Jamaicans' rocksteady classic "Ba Ba Boom." Recommended.                

A1African Dub
A2Universal Dub
A3Midnight Movie
A4Getto Skank
A5Lime Key Rock
A6Lovers Serenade
B1Treasure Dub
B2Schooling The Beat
B3Campus Rock
B4Half Ounce
B6East Africa

Joe Gibbs & The Professionals ‎– African Dub All-Mighty, Chapter 1 (1975)
(320 kbps, cover art included)

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