Never Run Away: Dub Plate Specials (Jamaican Recordings Vinyl)
never run away: dub plate specials
cat: jrlp 068
released: 04 apr 18
king tubby's hometown hi-fi was one of the great sound systems in jamaica. it also proved a fantastic outlet for the dub plate specials cut at tubby's studio, providing exclusive cuts to be played out and to entice the dance's audience. the tracks at the time were mainly cut over producer bunny "striker" lee rhythms, that bunny stored at tubby's studio, 18 drumilly avenue, kingston, jamaica. the versions were given exclusive plays at tubby's sound before some finding their way on to vinyl, as the b side version cut to its a side vocal. it proved so popular that the records were often brought for its version side over its vocal counterpart. jamaican recordings have compiled a selection of cuts that were all tried-and-tested on tubby's home town hi-fi sound system and that worked a great set of bunny lee's rhythms in fine style. some of these cuts found a release as version b sides but many on this set were exclusive dub plates unreleased until now. as cornell campbell says of the set "king tubby and bunny lee will never go away"