Various artists album review
Ready When You Dub
Smugg Records
25 - 06 - 2002

Tracking list

  1. King Tubby's - Original Dub
  2. Uptempo Players - Drop
  3. Bim Sherman - Happiness Dub
  4. Total Recall - Function
  5. Flerrs - Rock On Dub
  6. The Exiles - Fussing & Dubbing
  7. Flerrs - Put It On
  8. Horace Andy - Thanks & Praise
  9. Nitty Gritty - Use 2 B My Dubber
  10. Sugar Minott - Ident Dub
  11. Jackie Mittoo & Mickey Dread - Ready
  12. Uptempo Players - 007 In Africa
  13. King Tubby's - Dirty Face
  14. Horace Andy - Century
  15. King Tubby's - Wizla
  16. Mad Professor - Dubbed
  17. Chemist - Digi Dub
  18. King Tubby's - Nuf Dub
  19. Mad Professor - Boo 2
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : - Backing : 5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 4 Sleeve : 3/4

From the newly formed UK based record label Smugg Records comes this great compilation of well known and lesser known dub outings, most of them being recorded during the eighties. Recently the company put out a fantastic double cd that collects 24 classic tracks from the late seventies and early/mid eighties -Ready When You Ready.
This album brings you some 19 deadly dub shots, which were dug up from the vaults when Simon Smugg hooked up with Uptempo's Stephen King. The collection features some fine eighties digital dubs from the late great King Tubby's, which were recorded not long before he was murdered. Check out King Tubby's-Original Dub, a classic digital dub outing, with intro man Fuzzy Jones at his best, King Tubby's-Dirty Face an original King Tubby's digital dub with, once again, the late great intro man Fuzzy Jones, and finally Wizla which comes across the 'Fade Away' riddim. But there's more to enjoy right here : Horace Andy-Century is the dub to 'When I Fall In Love', a spaceflight dub experience which will turn you around ! Then there's Bim Sherman-Happiness Dub which actually isn't a dub tune, but a Bim Sherman vocal tune with toasting by an unknown deejay, Total Recall-Function which is the dub to Booga Minott's 'Waiting For Your Love' and a massive traditional dub workout by Flerrs called Put On. Also present here is Sugar Minott-Ident Dub, a good dub to his previously unreleased tune "Identify Yourself", which will be featured on his 'King Son' album.
Check out this killer dub album !

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