Rupie Edwards ‎– Dub Classic / Dub Basket [1975]

Rupie Edwards ‎– Dub Classic [1975]

Here is a look at two very contrasting album covers for essentially the same album. ‘Dub Classic’ by The Rupie Edwards All Stars, was first released in 1975 under the title ‘Dub Basket’ and was then re-issued in 1977 under the new title ‘Dub Classic’.

Both releases are identical, and have the same track-listing – only the covers are different.

The first release was on Cactus Records, and had artwok that was a pretty literal interpretation of the title, ‘Dub Basket’.

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The re-issue in 1977 was on Success Records and had a very different look and feel to it, with a cover simply showing Rupie Edwards suited up and looking like he was forced to have his photo taken despite not being remotely in the mood for it.

 Rupie Edwards ‎– Dub Classic [1975]

 Rupie Edwards ‎– Dub Classic [1975]

Tracklist
A1 A Fine Dub
A2 Bada Dub
A3 Dreamy Dub
A4 Sounds Of Dub
A5 Tempo Dub
A6 The Freedom Dub
B1 Make It Dubwise
B2 Feeling Dub
B3 The Light Of Dub
B4 The Dub Of Fire
B5 A Little Piece Of Dub
B6 Rock A Dub

It’s a great dub album too – mixed by King Tubby and featuring some of the best reggae musicians of the era playing under the title of ‘The Rupie Edwards All Stars’ .

The album is still available too as part of a double release called ‘Dub Basket Volume 1 and 2′.

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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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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.

Sylvan Morris – Dubwise (Morris On Dub) [1975]

Sylvan Morris - Dubwise (Morris On Dub) [1975]

Sylvan Morris - Dubwise (Morris On Dub) [1975]

Morris On Dub was released in 1975 on Harry J records, and it was a dub set from renowned engineer Sylvan Morris.

The sleeve and artwork don’t really give much away as to the people involved, and any casual reggae fan would probably have to do a little research to work out what this record was all about – especially given that it has a cover more reminiscent of reggae releases from the 1960s.

Tracklist
A1 Expression In Dub 3:55
A2 Skank Indego 4:00
A3 Seven Heaven Rock 3:40
A4 Fat Skank 3:50
A5 Ashanti Skank 2:50
B1 Black’s Impression 2:52
B2 Naked Spectrum 2:50
B3 Safari In Dub 3:15
B4 Jucky Jucky 3:15
B5 Twin Trouble

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