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Trojan Dub Box Set Volume 2 ~ Limited Edition
Triple CD box set
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : -||Backing : 5||Production : 5||Sound quality : 4||Sleeve : 3/4|
Trojan Records has released another Dub collection in its acclaimed "Box Set" series, which happens to be of the same high quality standard as the first volume. Three CD's packed with 50 classic recordings from the Trojan archives brings the listener great Dub music from the early seventies, when Dub was still very much in its infancy, through to the eighties, when a new generation of mixing engineers mastered the genre. Included on this second volume are the mixes of renown, great dub masters like Osbourne "King Tubby" Ruddock, Lloyd "Prince Jammy" James, Lee "Scratch" Perry, "Prince" Phillip Smart and Hopeton "Scientist" Brown. They - and, of course, also others like for example Errol "E.T." Thompson and Sylvan Morris - were responsible for making Dub one of the most popular forms of Reggae.|
Around 1969 Kingston-based producers started to issue singles with instrumental "versions" on the flipside of vocal releases, which were actually the basic riddim tracks. To these "versions" one could add further instrumentation or deejay accompaniment. Within a year the inclusion of instrumental versions on the flipside was common practice among the majority of Jamaica's producers. In 1971 the first real Dub recordings began to appear, with The Hippy Boys' "Voo Doo" - the version to Little Roy's "Hard Fighter", which was mixed by Lynford Anderson a.k.a. Andy Capp - now widely acknowledged to be the first recording in the genre. But it was pioneering sound engineer and sound system operator Osbourne Ruddock who did more than any other to popularize and develop the sound. He explored the possibilities of sound from his small studio, located at the back of his home, at 18 Drumilly Avenue, Kingston 11. The rest is history...
Some of the finest and most exciting moments from that history can be heard on this wonderful compilation set. A truly essential release for all those old and new Dub fans who haven't been able to purchase these Dub gems before. So.. get it !!