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Dub From The Roots
King Tubby
Dub From The Roots
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music
 
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Back in the '50s and '60s, an engineer named King Tubby mixed Studio One's two-track tapes with the vocals on one track and the instruments on the other, then put the final results on an acetate master tape. He had the hab...  more »

      
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All Artists: King Tubby
Title: Dub From The Roots
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Phantom Sound & Vision
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 1/28/2008
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music
Style: Reggae
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Back in the '50s and '60s, an engineer named King Tubby mixed Studio One's two-track tapes with the vocals on one track and the instruments on the other, then put the final results on an acetate master tape. He had the habit of dropping the vocals out for a chorus to check their quality, then mixing or "dubbing" them back in, but he soon realized that this in-and-out musical fan dance created a wonderful teasing tension of its own. One night, he brought several acetate tapes of his "dubs" to a dance promoted by Studio One's don, Coxsonne Dodd, and the crowd went crazy. Other producers--initially Bunny "Striker" Lee--hopped on board, adding reverb, echo, and even weirder sound effects, and set off a reggae dub craze that's never waned since. In partnership with Lee, Tubby was soon anointed the king of dub, and this collection skims the cream from Lee and Tubby's many collaborations. These classic dubs illustrate why the form has such enduring popularity. Propelled by reggae's leisurely "one-drop" rhythm--heavy on the bass, underscored by the drums and dramaticized by rhythmic slashes from keyboards and horns--dub's appealing brew of earth-anchored beats and outer-space effects works equally well as either background or foreground soundtrack to life, and, best of all for those who need to understand the lyrics, it knows no language barriers. --Elena Oumano
 

CD Reviews

Worth it at twice the price
10/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You don't have to be a reggae aficianado to appreciate the swaying, uplifting, sound this CD provides. This stuff spans a lot of musical ground even though in the reggae genre. You won't get a smoother, more sensuous reggaie beat than "Iyahta." Perfect gift for someone whose musical tastes you are unsure of. Will work in the workplace, too, to keep spirits and souls moving along. A great sound for the money."