Album review
Freedom Sounds In Dub
King Tubby & Soul Syndicate
Blood & Fire

Tracking list

  1. Ethiopian version
  2. Leaving babylon dub
  3. Dub the right way
  4. Salty dub
  5. Seaview corner rocking
  6. Dub of righteousness
  7. Great stone
  8. Empty vessel dub
  9. Israelite children dub
  10. East avenue skank
  11. Tinson pen dub
  12. King Tubby's key
  13. Jah is coming in dub
  14. Confusing dub
  15. Top line special
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : - Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 4 Sleeve : 5

Producer Bertram Brown started his Freedom Sounds label in 1975 with the production of Philip Fraser's "This time won't be like the last time". The backing was provided by the local band, Soul Syndicate. Bertram Brown and his Freedom Sounds label released until the late seventies numerous classic tracks from singers like Rod Taylor, Milton Henry, Prince Alla, Earl Zero, Frankie Jones, just to name a few. He teamed up with King Tubby for voicing and mixing the tracks at King Tubby's studio in Drummillie avenue. Blood & Fire has collected a bunch of splendid dubs on this album cut inbetween 1976 and 1979. It's the kind of dub one would expect coming from the dub master King Tubby : heavy riddims, delay echo, slide faders and phasing. It's a faultless sampler from the archives of Bertram Brown !

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