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African Dub All-Mighty, Vols. 3 & 4

African Dub All-Mighty, Joe Gibbs Audio CD
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  • ASIN: B000056Y4X
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An essential for all Dub edz 18 May 2002
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As far as Dub music goes this album is a must. The thing that sticks out the most on the album are the original sounds. This album was a first of it's time, dub revolution was in full swing at the time of the release, the fact that there are two quality albums on one is a bonus. The opening track starts off with a stomping base line, taken from Augusto Pablo's 'Rockers Meets King Tubby's Uptown'; it'll have everyone around the stereo bopping with delight; this only the beginning. Another outstanding track is 'Iron Gate' look out for it! You'll be taken through a delightful trip of happy reggae sounds and heavy duty base lines. Chapter 4 (track 11) onwards has a certain Lee Perry/ Upsetters sound to it, Cheerful, Cheeky and Inspiring rhythms. This album is a must if you are into dub reggae or are just into chillin. Enjoy
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5.0 out of 5 stars the greatest album ever 14 Mar 2008
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I have been listening to these albums since the late 70's and I still enjoy it all. The Mighty Two have with an inspired production that weaves the sound effects and the orginal rythims turned them into a whole that surpasses anything else offered elsewhere. Don't get me wrong I am a big fan of Scientist, Prince Far I, King Tubby, Lee Scratch Perry and other Dub masters but they don't come close to this. Play, chill and enjoy for a very longtime, have fun trying to guess the original tracks, for starters, Dawn Penn's "No No No" is one of them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Missing Masterpiece 2 Jun 2006
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Chapter 3 was one of my most played vinyl albums in the late 70s / early 80s. After vinyl went it took me 20 years to track down a copy on CD in the US. This is a very hard to find disc. Buy it now for pure late 70s dub at its best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Get it while you can 20 July 2007
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I've been looking for a copy of African Dub Chapter 3 for years. Finally tracked it down here and it's been worth the wait. Gorgeous heavy dubs from Joe Gibbs and Errol Thompson (aka the Mighty Two) with sound effects galore. Fans of King Tubby / Augustus Pablo / Lee Perry would do well to check these guys out for an alternative approach to the dub style.
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5.0 out of 5 stars REview African Dub All-Mighty Chapters 3 & 4 20 April 2001
By jo moenen - Published on Amazon.com
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Joe Gibbs was one of Jamaica's most influential producers during the seventies and early eighties. His long lasting relationship with sound engineer Errol Thompson, who had left Randy's Studio 17 prior to working with Joe Gibbs, resulted in producing more than well over one hundred #1 hit records. They became famous as 'The Mighty Two'.
Dub versions of popular Jamaican songs started emerging in the late 60's. Eventually, studio engineers and producers such as King Tubby, Derrick Harriot, Clive Chin, Errol Thompson and Harrie Mudy mixed and modified the dub tracks, occasionally using the voice as an additional instrument. The evolution of dub finally resulted led to point were the dub tracks stood on their own. Consequently, full length dub albums began te appear, initially in small pressings with high prices. The African Dub series was instrumental in this popularization, making the UK rock charts in 1977.
This album brings together Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 of the African Dub series. The albums were released in 1978 and 1979. Chapter Three was the most commercially successful of the series and genuinely brought the dub format to the ears of many listeners outside the reggae community. Part of the appeal was the broad use of bizarre sound effects such as ringing bells, buzzers, phones, whistling birds and shooting sounds. For some dub purists this distracted from the impact of some of the original riddims.
The musicians on all four African Dub albums included members of the Soul Syndicate and Llloyd Parks' We The People Band, working under Gibbs' conservative moniker, The Professionals. The main players were drummers Sly Dunbar, Carlton 'Santa' Davis, Leroy 'Horsemouth' Wallace and bassists Lloyd Parks, Robbie Shakespeare and George 'Fully' Fullwood, with guitar playing from Winston 'Bo Pee' Bowen, Earl 'Chinna' Smith and Tony Chin, on keyboards Franklin 'Bubbler' Waul and an impressive horns section featuring Junior 'Chico' Chin, Bobby Ellis, Dean Fraser, Vin 'Tommie' Gordon, Richard 'Dirty Harry' Hall, Tommy McCook and Ronald 'Nambo' Robinson.
As with the two first sets in the series, Chapter Three and Four reveal many rock steady and reggae riddims, originally cut at Treasure Isle and Studio One, updated to a late 70's rockers style. A few tracks are rockers originals, remixed from massive vocal attacks by artists like Dennis Brown (<i>Jubilation Dub, Angolian Chant</i> and <i>Fashion One</i>), and the Mighty Diamonds (<i>Freedom Call</i>).
The opening track -<i>Chapter Three</i>- is a remake of the riddim used on Augustus Pablo's dub anthem 'Rockers Meet King Tubby's Uptown'. Studio One riddims found here include 'Ten To One' (<i>Zion Gate</i>), 'Rockfort Rock' (<i>Dub Three</i>), 'Swing Easy' (<i>Crucial Attempt</i>), 'No No No' (<i>Behind Iron Bars</i>), 'Fattie Fattie' (<i>Iron Gate</I>), and 'Drum Song' (<i>Power Pack</i>). <i>Rhythm Attack</i> is a remake of the Paragons' 'Danger In Your Eyes' from Studio One and is introduced by British journalist Snoopy, who was writing for Echoes at the time.
Just as the first two chapters of the African Dub series these volumes are crucial and essential material !
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