King Tubby: Meets Rockers Uptown

King Tubby SKU: 31465816
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King Tubby: Meets Rockers Uptown

King Tubby SKU: 31465816

Format: VINYL LP

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Description

Title: Meets Rockers Uptown
Artist: King Tubby
Label: Clocktower
Product Type: VINYL LP
UPC: 881026000850
Genre: Reggae

Reissue of the 1976 historic collaboration between producer instrumentalist Augustus Pablo and dub engineer King Tubby."If you had to pick one album that best represents the pinnacle of the art of dub, you'd cull the candidates down pretty quickly to ten or 12, and it would get very difficult after that. Few would fault you for ending up with this one, though, which stands as perhaps the finest collaboration between two of instrumental reggae's leading lights: producer and melodica player Augustus Pablo and legendary dub pioneer King Tubby. Among other gems, this album offers it's title track - a dub version of Jacob Miller's 'Baby I Love You So'- which is widely regarded as the finest example of dub ever recorded. But the rest of the album is hardly less impressive. 'Each One Dub', another cut on a Jacob Miller rhythm, possesses the same dark and mystical ambience, if not quite the same emotional energy, as 'King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown,' and the version of the epochal 'Satta Massaganna' that closes the album is another solid winner. Pablo's trademark 'Far East' sound (characterized by minor keys and prominent melodica lines) is predominant throughout, and is treated with care and grace by King Tubby, who has rarely sounded more inspired in his studio manipulations than he does here. Absolutely essential." -Rick Anderson, All Music

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