First released in 1978 on Burning Sounds records, this is ‘Slum in Dub‘ by Gregory Isaacs.
This is a raw dub album with loads of reverb and echo throughout, and Gregory Isaacs isn’t really present on the recording at all. This is basically a set of dub tracks from his Cool Ruler (iTunes / Amazon) album interspersed with some tracks from Ranking Dread’s Kunte Kinte Roots album, that have been mixed by Prince Jammy, with The Revolutionaries on the rhythm section, and recorded at Channel One.
The release came with some lovely artwork – the covers shows a drawing of a slum setting, with a man hunched down by the drainpipe, and a naked woman in the window. The rear of the sleeve extended the artwork with an image of hope symbolized by the sun shining though a small hole in an overcast sky.
Listen to ‘Slum in Dub’ by Gregory Isaacs: