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Augustus Pablo - Rockers At King Tubby’s [CD]

Jamaican Recordings

  • £12.58

Format: CD
Catalogue No.: JRCD053
Barcode: 5060135761592 
Release Date: 11 Mar 2022
Genre: Dub Reggae

Augustus Pablo’s unique sound which was created around playing what could best be described as a child’s musical toy the Melodica ,it made him a very popular session player in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.It was not only his unique talent of playing this
instrument but also his talents on the piano and the keyboard. Pablo worked on a varied number of sessions for all the top Jamaican producers, but especially for King Tubby at his studio in the heart of the Waterhouse district of Kingston, Jamaica.

Augustus Pablo (b. Horace Swaby, 1954, St Andrew, Jamaica) cut his musical teeth with producer Herman Chin – Lo in 1969, with his first record ‘Iggy Iggy’. His second cut for the producer was to be the timeless ‘East of the River Nile’ which carried that haunting
Far-Eastern feel that in many ways became his signature sound. We have concentrated for this release on his sessions at King Tubby’s studio where over a stream of producer Bunny Lee’s rhythms, Pablo’s talents were required. Rhythms that Bunny had already cut at the various other studio’s around Kingston, for example, Channel 1 where he had recorded his cut to the’ Declaration of Rights’ rhythm.

Randy’s Studio 17, where he recorded Horace Andy’s version of Bill Wither’s ‘ Ain’t No Sunshine’. To Dynamic Sounds studio, used for Delroy Wilson’s ‘Cool Operator’ , Errol Dunkley’s‘ Black Cinderella’ and John Holt’s ‘Clock On The Wall’. Even back to Coxonne Dodd’s Studio 1 for Alton Ellis’s ‘I’m Just A Guy’. Bunny’s vast set of master tapes, which he stored at King Tubby’s studio, were available to voice over or remix when the occasion should arise. Pablo was recruited on many occasions to add his magic to tracks both as a Melodica player and for additional piano and keyboards. These tracks in many cases would be used for the flip version side of the release that Bunny and Tubby were working on.

We have compiled a set of rhythms that have King Tubby and Phillip Smart at the controls and Augustus Pablo adding his musical flavour to the mix to make what we believe a great album.

Hope you enjoy the set…….

Tracklisting
1 A Good Hearted Melody
Source: Left with a Broken Heart – The Paragons
2 Prophecy a Fulfill
Source: It Dread in Babylon – Prince Jazzbo
3 Oh Mama Oh
Source: Oh Mama- Nora Dean
4 Desire
Source: My Desire – John Holt
5 Feel the Spirit
Source: Feel the Spirit of Jah – U Roy
6 Inna Cow Town
Source: Cow Town Skank – I Roy
7 Ride the Train
Source: Mule Train – Count Prince Millar
8 Rough Rider
Source: She Was a Rough Rider – Derrick Morgan
9 Sunshine Dub
Source: A’int No Sunshine – Horace Andy
10 Blue Mood
Source: I’ll get along Somehow – Alton Ellis
11 Show No Mercy
Source: Show some Mercy- Delroy Wilson
12 Ride Mommy Ride
Source: Ride Mi Mommy – Derrick Morgan
13 Just A Dub
Source: I’m Just a Guy – Alton Ellis
14 Blowing Cool
Source: Cool Operator – Delroy Wilson
15 Cinderella Dub*
Source: Black Cinderella – Errol Dunkley
16 Clock Dub*
Source: Clock on The Wall – John Holt
17 Declaration of Dub*
Source: Declaration of Rights Rhythm
18 Minstrel Dub*
Source: Queen of The Minstrel Rhythm

*CD Bonus Tracks

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