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King Tubbys Special 73-76 [Maxi]

King Tubby Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (21 Feb 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Maxi
  • Label: Trojan
  • ASIN: B0000011J3
  • Other Editions: Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,115 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the essential collection of tubby 27 Jun 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
King Tubby, in no mean terms, invented dub. His unique style and musical genius was matched only by his extraordinary technical skills, all the effects you hear on this album were built and pioneered by Tubby himself. He had a huge influence on Jamacan music and indeed a great deal of modern music as well, it could easily be argued that with its hard drums and thundering bass lines that dub was infact the first form of "dance" music. This is without doubt Tubbys definitive collection, with dubs spanning from throughout his carrer, classics like "dancing version" and "I trim the barber" are still remembered as some of Tubbys best. The trpped out effects, wonderful melodies, and amaizing musicianship that feature on this album combine to make a really great chilled out album. Buy it now, you wont be dissapointed.
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One of the many lovely and heart-warming tribute double CD album bestowed on the Late Great Osbourne Ruddock known as King Dub Master Tubby. Well done Trojan Records. Buy. Listen. Enjoy. Highly recommended. 'Nuff Said.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Evolution of dub 6 July 2000
By Derrick A. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Disc One presents an album Tubby mixed in 1973 using Niney productions as the raw materials. This is some of the earliest true dub and is not far removed from the original concept - that of placing the unadorned riddim track on the B-side. However, Tubby's mixing of the ride cymbal and guitar often literally tickles the ear, reminding me of a mosquito's buzz in tropical heat, and the bass is phased and brought up and down in the mix for dramatic effect.
Early disco had a strong influence on mid-70s Jamaican dancehall music, which can be heard on some of the Niney tracks such as "Corn Man" but this use of the "flying cymbal" sound is brought to fruition on Disc Two, presenting mixes of Bunny Lee productions. The archetypal dread themes are dropped repeatedly by the "yout' man" vocalists Linval Thompson and Horace Andy, in heavily-reverbed snatches of the original vocal tracks that Tubby often obliberated with machine-gun effects and echoing fadeouts. The entire disc, and it can be said dub in general, oscillates between the two feelings of gentle sweetness and a paranoiac dread, pun intended, with the easy hustling riddims transmuting into machine-like metronomes, and vocal and horn lines becoming distorted and harsh.
Between 4 and 5 stars for the music, but most of the material on this set has been collected elsewhere with superior remasterings and better packaging, making obsolete these thin remasters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars King Tubby Classic LP plus Solid Selections 3 Jan 2006
By Dm Otis - Published on Amazon.com
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CD 1 of this set is a re-issue of King Tubby's DUBBING WITH THE OBSERVER original album. IMHO it is one of THE great dub lp's and a great example of King Tubby the mix artist. Incredible mixing. This alone makes the set worth seeking out in absence of a proper re-mastered re-issue of that album. CD 2 here is a fine collection of dub sides of Bunny Lee productions. There is also an informative booklet included, with a heartflet tribute from Steve Barrow, who had already selected this compilation just before Tubby was tragically shot and killed.
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