Album review
Termination Dub
Glen Brown and King Tubby
Blood & Fire

Tracking list

  1. Termination dub
  2. Save our dub
  3. Leggo the herb man dub
  4. World dub ; away with the bad
  5. Wicked tumbling version
  6. Dub universal
  7. Wicked can't run this dub
  8. Assack lawn no. 1 dub (version 1)
  9. Assack lawn no. 1 dub (version 2)
  10. Father for the living dubwise
  11. There's dub
  12. Version 78 style
  13. Lambs bread dubwise
  14. Melodica international (extended mix)
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

Glenmore Brown aka Rhythm Master, started his career as a singer in the mid -60s recording duets with Lloyd Robinson and Dave Barker. In the early 70s he started producing and he became famous for his unique and often eccentric productions. He scored big in 1972 with the melodica instrumental "Merry up". On Pantomine, Grove Music and South East, three of his labels, he issued several classic tunes : Big Youth-Come into my parlour, Prince Jazzbo-Meaning of one, Lloyd Parks-Slaving, Glen Brown-Away with the bad. From the many instrumentals his labels carried numorous became instant classics : "Dirty Harry", "More music", "Crisp as a ball", "Pantomine rock", and "2 Wedden skank". This compilation comprises fourteen essential dub tracks recorded in between 1973 and 1979. The relationship between King Tubby (who mixed the tracks) and Glen Brown proved fruitful and Blood & Fire has picked some of the most heaviest dubs ever made in Jamaica : an alternative cut to the Dirty Harry riddim, a haunting version of "Away with the bad" and a wicked remake of the Death in the Arena riddim among others. A final, deadly selection !

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