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East of the River Nile

By: Augustus Pablo

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1   Chant to King Selassie I Buy Buy  
2   Natural Way Buy Buy  
3   Nature Dub Buy Buy  
4   Upfull Living Buy Buy  
5   Unfinished Melody Buy Buy  
6   Jah Light Buy Buy  
7   Memories of the Ghetto Buy Buy  
8   Africa (1983) Buy Buy  
9   East of the River Nile Buy Buy  
10   Sounds From Levi Buy Buy  
11   Chapter 2 Buy Buy  
12   Addis-A-Baba Buy Buy  
13   East Africa Buy Buy  
14   East of the River Nile Buy Buy  
15   Memories of the Ghetto Dub Buy Buy  
16   Jah Light Version Buy Buy  
17   Islington Rock Buy Buy  

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The late Horace Swaby, a.k.a. Augustus Pablo, was one of the canonical figures of Jamaican reggae and dub music. From the moment he emerged on the scene as a teenager with his hit single "Java" to the classics he cut with his influential Rockers band and label, Pablo made the melodica, an obscure mouth organ of European origin, an indispensable part of the reggae sound. That instrument's piercing and poetic strains made this memorable out-of-print-classic, originally released in 1977 and rereleased in honor of its 25th anniversary, a marvel of sound and soul. Recorded in Lee Perry's legendary Black Ark Studio and mixed by the Scientist of Sound King Tubby, Pablo--who also plays keyboards--is backed by a first-rate band that includes Robbie Shakespeare on bass, drummer Aston "Family Man" Barrett, and guitarist Earl "Chinna" Smith. Pablo and company deliver a nondub instrumental album that serves as the syncopated soundtrack of the Rasta nation. Who could forget the minor-key Afro anthems "Chant to King Selassie I," "Natural Way," and "Jah-Light"? Along with shout outs from Perry, the Orb, and others, the CD also includes six bonus tracks and a never-before-heard version of the title cut. All told, Augustus Pablo's "Far East sound" is still with us. --Eugene Holley, Jr.

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