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Almost five decades since their original release, these two popular albums finally see reissue with this collection, which as a special bonus, collects the original vocal and instrumental versions on disc two.
• CD debut for “Hit After Hit” LP
• 10 tracks new to CD
• Includes some of Jamaica’s biggest hits from 1970 to 1975
This trio of albums form the basis of this superb collection of classic soulful reggae sounds, which is further enhanced by 11 bonus tracks from the period.
Originally released by Creole Records in 1978, “Roots, Rock Reggae” primarily served as a showcase vehicle for the most recent productions of Phil Mathias and his Big Phil label. Comprising 14 tracks of the highest quality, the album featured some of Jamaica’s leading talent, notably the In Crowd, Cornel Campbell, Sugar Minott, Delroy Wilson and Leroy Smart.
Unavailable on any format for almost half a century, “Top Of The Ladder” is finally available once more, with its dozen tracks bolstered by over 40 Clancy Eccles-produced sides from the early Seventies – including the original reggae version of ‘Kingston’ Town’ and many recordings new to CD!
• PERE UBU PERFORM MATERIAL FROM THEIR COED JAIL TOUR, SONGS FROM THE BAND’S INSPIRED 1975-1982 PERIOD. INCLUDES TRACKS FROM THE ASTONISHING DEBUT ALBUM “THE MODERN DANCE” AND ITS HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL FOLLOW-UP, “DUB HOUSING”.
Now, at long last, all four of these historically important albums have been gathered onto this superb two-disc set, with all but “Blow Your Horn” making their CD debut. The result is a timely celebration of the original boss reggae style championed by first generation skinheads half a century ago!
Both of these hugely important collections feature on this essential 2CD set, the contents of which is further bolstered by the remainder of Brown’s work with Niney from the Seventies and DJ cuts of some of his biggest hits performed by a number of Jamaica’s most influential toasters, notably Big Youth, Dillinger and I Roy.
In the autumn of 1970, Trojan Records released ‘Hot Shots Of Reggae’, showcasing a dozen of the producer’s most popular recordings from the preceding months.
The strikingly designed album swiftly became one of the company’s best sellers, yet despite its popularity has remained unissued in any format since its original release.
That oversight has finally been addressed and here, at long last, is the glorious LP in its entirety, with the original dozen tracks augmented by a further 13 Kong- produced recordings from the glorious, golden age of reggae.
Mixed by renowned sound engineer, Errol Brown at Treasure Isle studio in Kingston, the albums that comprise this crucial collection have long since been widely regarded as being among the finest dub sets to see issue during the mid-to-late seventies.
Originally released in strictly limited numbers on Sonia Pottinger’s celebrated High Note label, at a time when dub was reaching its creative peak, ‘Dubb Everlasting’ and ‘Dub Expression’ feature the cream of Jamaica’s session players, including future Riddim Twins, Sly & Robbie.
With both albums on this essential celebration of dub unavailable in any format since their original release, long deprived fans can now at last enjoy some of the hardest and heaviest sounds ever to see issue, at a price that won’t burn a hole in their pockets.
RE-PRESS: CD ORIGINALLY RELEASED IN 2016 .
Compiled and annotated by Wobble, who has also contributed some of his paintings for the front cover and the booklet, Jah Wobble In Dub picks up where Redux left off, sampling his 30 Hertz catalogue from the mid-1990s onwards while also dipping back into his 80s solo work.