Joe Gibbs & The Professionals ‎– African Dub All Mighty [1975]

Joe Gibbs & The Professionals ‎– African Dub All Mighty [1975]

 Joe Gibbs & The Professionals ‎– African Dub All Mighty [1975]

 Joe Gibbs & The Professionals ‎– African Dub All Mighty [1975]

Released in 1975 ‘African Dub All Mighty’ was a dub album by Joe Gibbs & The Professionals’. This was the first release in what would become an series of four installments all under the ‘African Dub’ title.

Each of the releases featured session bands like Soul Syndicate, We The People, and the Revolutionaires, with Errol Thompson performing sound engineer duties.

This one isn’t the best in the series and it is a bit tame when compared to later releases in the series, but it is a solid enough effort.

Sadly no artist was credited for the sleeve design, which is a shame as it is pretty majestc with some great fonts.

Tracklist
A1 African Dub
A2 Universal Dub
A3 Midnight Movie
A4 Getto Skank
A5 Lime Key Rock
A6 Lovers Serenade
B1 Treasure Dub
B2 Schooling The Beat
B3 Campus Rock
B4 Half Ounce
B5 Worrier
B6 East Africa

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Sly & Robbie – Dubrising [2014]

Sly & Robbie - Dubrising [2014]

Sly & Robbie - Dubrising [2014]

Sly & Robbie - Dubrising [2014]

Sly & Robbie return with a modern dub album called ‘Dub Rising’, released on french label Tabou1 Records.

This is a bit of a special release actually, as it represents the return of Paul “Groucho” Smykle, the elusive and legendary mixing engineer from Island Records who had his hand in many of the seminal 80s Dub albums from that era, including Black Uhuru’s ‘Dub Factor’.

Paul “Groucho” Smykle resumes mixing duties here after being away for years, applying a futuristic and digital style to Sly & Robbie’s rhythm tracks.

The album was released in limited editions on collector’s grade vinyl with some stunning gate-fold artwork by Laurent Gudin (with illustration by Noah Kuang Hong). This is futuristic sci-fi art with a dystopian flavor, which obviously suits the music contained within.

As well as the collector’s vinyl release, the album is also available via digital download.

All the tracks featured were hand picked by Paul “Groucho” Smykle to receive his sonic treatment and the tracklist can be seen below:

Tracklist
A1 Satan Fall 5:27
A2 Freedom Ring 4:07
A3 Drone Snipers 3:46
A4 Bully Tactics 4:20
B1 To The Rescue 4:39
B2 No Surrender 4:45
B3 Flame Thrower 4:48
B4 Dub-ble Agent

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Sly And Robbie – Disco Dub [1978]

Sly And Robbie - Disco Dub [1978]

Sly And Robbie - Disco Dub [1978]

Sly And Robbie - Disco Dub [1978]

‘Disco Dub’ by Sly & Robbie was first released in 1978 on Gorgon Records and it came with a glorious cover that pictured Sly & Robbie as super-humans, high above the clouds and dwarfing the surrounding planets.

Tracklist
A1 Side Walk Doctor
A2 War Of The Gods
B1 Depth Charge
B2 Mickey Mouse
B3 Battle Of The Titans

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The Dub Specialist – Bionic Dub [1975]

The Dub Specialist - Bionic Dub [1975]

The Dub Specialist - Bionic Dub [1975]

The Dub Specialist - Bionic Dub [1975]

Dub Specialist is a ‘catch-all’ name that was basically used as a label for a series of dub releases that came out of Studio One and were produced Coxsone Dodd during the 1970s.

All the releases in the Dub Specialist series were issued in limited editions and were mixed and arranged by a collection of engineers like Scientist, Sylvan Morris, and others.

Bionic Dub was released in 1975, and features a minimal but striking cover showing a Steve (Bionic Man) Austin type character slamming his extended fist into the viewer’s face.

Tracklist
A1 Bionic Dub
A2 Theme From Steve
A3 Austin Chuck
A4 Six Million Dub
A5 Squash Dub
B1 Meet 7 Million
B2 Oscar
B3 Exodus
B4 Robot Fixt
B5 Barny Dub

The Dub Specialist - Bionic Dub [1975]

Produced by C.S. Dodd
Recorded at Studio One
Studio 1 Records 1975

This is a wonderful dub album, deep and dark.

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This is pretty hard to get hold of now, but it does get the odd re-release from time to time.

Junior Delgado – Dance A Dub [1978]

Junior Delgado - Dance A Dub -1978]

Junior Delgado - Dance A Dub -1978]

Junior Delgado - Dance A Dub -1978]

Dance A Dub was released in 1978 on Incredible Jux records, with production credited to Dennis Brown and Junior Delgado. It was released in a limited number of 500 copies (featuring the artwork above), before being licensed to Big Cat records years later who made it available on CD.

A pretty unremarkable cover for a pretty unremarkable dub album. Many tracks here have a distinctly ‘light’ feeling sound for a dub record. There are a couple of heavy bass shakers though, but as a total album there isn’t enough here to call it a classic by any means.

Track listing:
Dance A Dub 6:42
Hooligan Stew 4:08
Mister Dub 4:03
Crack A Dub 2:55
Kidnapped On A Subway 2:58
Ups 2:59
Downs 3:51
Enter 2:28
Torture 3:17
Herb Eye 4:21

Dance A Dub Junior Delgado

Engineer : Soljie Hamilton & King Tubby & Prince Jammy & Sylvan Morris & Maxie

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