22 dubs from Niney The Observer mixed at King Tubby's.
Tracks 3-12 are described as being from the "Lost Album".
In the 70s it was commom practice for most of the top music producers in Jamaica
to take their tunes to King Tubby's studio for dub mixes.
Tubby remixed the songs and dubbed them over on his 4 track mixer.
A copy was given back to the producer and Tubby would keep other copies with different mixes,
which were only exclusive to him, for his sound system.
The lost album comes from a set of these tapes that were found at King Tubby's after his murder in 1989.
Over an hour's worth of excellent dubs featuring Tubby's distinctive trademark in the mixing and editing.
bring the dub come
continuing in the next post.....
For full info: http://sledgehammerdub.blogspot.com/ ~~~From the album 'Sledgehammer Dub (Motion Records) www.sledgehammerdub.blogspot.com Avaiable from iTunes. A compilation of alternative mixes to Dennis Brown B-Sides from 75/76 (many of the vocals can be found on the "Deep Down With Dennis Brown" LP), "Sledgehammer Dub" was first released on the Observer label in late 1976 and original copies have been the subject of bidding wars between reggae collectors ever since. Why? Because the bugger ain't just a quarter century old and damn good, its also seriously scarce. The initial pressing run was tiny, somewhere around 300 records, so all praises due to Motion for making it more widely available." The secret to the success of all his best works, says Holness, is in the rhythms. Not the lyrics, not the skill of the singer, the band or the producer, but the power of the rhythms themselves. [REAL GROOVE Magazine]