Friday, March 18, 2011

Pan-African Hour: Dub (March 16, 2011)

Dub is a style that developed in early 70s Jamaica. Using the master recordings of reggae songs (which could be separated into separate tracks), Dub artists would create a new song by playing with the sequencing of tracks and adding effects to tracks. In essence, Dub was the first example of re-mixing, or at least the earliest example that we know of. It certainly is one of the first examples of being creative with recorded music in popular music, though avant-garde composers had done this for a while. Dub is extremely relaxed and tripped out, and you may want to smoke a big spliff before throwing on this episode!
Horace Andy - I & I
Augustus 'Gussie' Clarke - Murderer
Rico Rodriguez - Dial Africa Dub
The Revolutionaries - Blacka Black Dub
Joe Gibbs & the Professionals - Dub Three
Keith Hudson - Satia
Burning Spear - Black Wa-Da-Da
Niney the Observer - Tenement Yard Version
Ossie Hibbert & the Revolutionaries - Death Sentence
Augustus Pable - Memories of the Ghetto Dub
Gregory Isaacs - Tam Tam
Tommy McCook & the Agrovators - The Dub Station
The Upsetters - Dread Lion
The Skatelites w/ King Tubby - African Roots Dub
Tappa Zukie Revolutionaries - Falling Dub

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