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Old 02-08-2009, 07:32 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Hi, I just joined the Forum. I'm a big Reggae Dub Fan. I still listen to Lee Perry and Linton Kwesi Johnson(LKJ In Dub).

I wonder if anyone has listened to the CD Sound System Dub by Alpha & Omega. I absolutely love this CD. It's basically a best of Alpha & Omega CD. I have listened to it off and on for almost 2 years. It's ethereal and sometimes it's eerie or spiritual sounding. I believe they are from the UK.

I recently purchased Disassemble Dub by Phase Selector Sound. There are 4 good tracks on there and 2 great tracks.

Any recommendations for very rootsy dub music?
A good starting point are some of the collections of dub in the roots reggae style out there:

Dub Reggae Essentials Hip-O Records (2000)
The Trojan Dub Box Sanctuary Records (1999)
This Is Crucial Reggae (Dub) Sanctuary Records (2004)
Towering Dub Inferno Roir Records (1990)
Run It Red Blood and Fire Records (2005)
Heavyweight Sound Blood and Fire Records (1995)
Dubwise and Otherwise Blood and Fire Records (1997)
Heavyweight 2 Blood and Fire Records (1997)
The Rough Guide to Dub RGNET Records (2005)
Arkology (Lee Perry) Island Records (2004)

Those 10 collections cover nearly every essential dub artist in the roots style. It also adequately covers the respective territories of five giants of the golden era of dub: King Tubby, Lee Perry, Mad Professor, Jah Shaka and Scientist. I'll try and come up with a list of essential dub albums because the quality of the work done by each artist was very uneven depending upon the studio they were remixing in and other variables.
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:16 AM   #22 (permalink)
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About 20 years ago I heard a Irish band that played traditional Celtic music using dub techniques. The band was even a guest on my radio show but I can't recall their name to save my life.

I thought perhaps one of our more musically astute UK forum members could assist me by venturing an educated guess on the name of the band. No, it wasn't any of the top-tier Celtic bands like the Chieftans, Clannad, the Bothy Band or the Pogues. These guys were not a household name, not even among fans of Celtic music or dub, but their album was fantastic. They were so impoverished they couldn't even afford to give me a promo copy of the album.

As far as I know, the mystery band only did one American tour which was a short East Coast tour around 1985 or '86. It was 5 or 6 male performers with whom I had an extensive on-air conversation with about Celtic dub. I've been trying to figure out the name of the band for 20 years now. They've put out at least two albums in the UK but I have yet to come across the band's music in an American record store. Put on your thinking caps and lend me a hand!
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:30 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I haven't a clue who that would be but it definitely sounds like something I would like to listen to! Let me know if you ever do find them out.
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:33 PM   #24 (permalink)
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About 20 years ago I heard a Irish band that played traditional Celtic music using dub techniques. The band was even a guest on my radio show but I can't recall their name to save my life.

I thought perhaps one of our more musically astute UK forum members could assist me by venturing an educated guess on the name of the band. No, it wasn't any of the top-tier Celtic bands like the Chieftans, Clannad, the Bothy Band or the Pogues. These guys were not a household name, not even among fans of Celtic music or dub, but their album was fantastic. They were so impoverished they couldn't even afford to give me a promo copy of the album.

As far as I know, the mystery band only did one American tour which was a short East Coast tour around 1985 or '86. It was 5 or 6 male performers with whom I had an extensive on-air conversation with about Celtic dub. I've been trying to figure out the name of the band for 20 years now. They've put out at least two albums in the UK but I have yet to come across the band's music in an American record store. Put on your thinking caps and lend me a hand!

Celtic Cross? Maybe, *sigh* I'll look around.
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:06 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Thanks, Gavin B.

I will check out each and every one of your recommendations.
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Old 02-14-2009, 07:48 AM   #26 (permalink)
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If anyone here loves Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon Album, you might like a reggae dub version of it.

It's called Dub Side of the Moon by the Easystar All Stars. It's not all dub but there is plenty of dub in it. Although it's hard to imagine someone creating a reggae version of this album, they did a good job of pulling this off. The song with the female vocal(Great Gig in the Sky?) is my favorite track.
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I am slowly getting into dub. So far I have some Scientist, Lee Perry, King Tubby, and Easy Star All Stars.
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:41 AM   #28 (permalink)
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If anyone here loves Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon Album, you might like a reggae dub version of it.

It's called Dub Side of the Moon by the Easystar All Stars. It's not all dub but there is plenty of dub in it. Although it's hard to imagine someone creating a reggae version of this album, they did a good job of pulling this off. The song with the female vocal(Great Gig in the Sky?) is my favorite track.
I still think it's better than Dark Side. Incredible album.
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Iration Steppas Meets Zion Train
Dub Club 29 October 2000, Dingwalls, London
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Iration Steppas meets Zion Train.zip
Soundsystem b2b 'clash'. A blend of dub, dancehall, roots, ragga. Hiss is not bad but if it bothers you lower the treble and it goes without saying push the bass.

-Zion Train - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
-Iration Steppas Official Website - Vanguard of Dub
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I'm getting that naow!

There are a few more modern dub artists I could mention, but with such a huge database here, that would be a bit irrelevant. Maybe you should outline the essential dub-records alone?

Besides, I find that a lot of modern dub isn't consistent throughout. More often than not, I end up listening to few songs and I'm off, which I'm actually satisfied with. Dub on a long stretch gives me an headache!
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