Run It Red
Blood And Fire
April 14, 2005

Track list
  1. Big Youth - Wolf In Sheep Clothing
  2. King Tubby - Guidance Dub
  3. Junior Byles - Pitchy Patchy
  4. Prince Jammy - Chapter Of Money
  5. Jackie Mittoo - Darker Shade Of Black
  6. Prince Jammy - Dub Ites Green & Gold
  7. Gregory Isaacs - Mr Know It All
  8. Prince Jammy - Higher Ranking
  9. Prince Alla - Stone
  10. Glen Brown - Wicked Tumbling Version
  11. Sylford Walker - Deuteronomy
  12. King Tubby - Dub Of Rights
  13. The Congos - Bring The Mackaback
  14. King Tubby - A Heavy Dub
  15. Prince Jammy - A Stalawatt Version
  16. King Tubby - Tubby Get Smart
  17. Horace Andy & Prince Jammy - Mr. Bassie Dub
  18. King Tubby - King Tubby’s In Fine Style
  19. Horace Andy & Prince Jammy - Music Dub
  20. Yabby You & King Tubby - Rock Vibration
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 4/5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4
Here's yet another Blood & Fire sampler called "Run It Red" containing some 20 tracks pulled from the releases of the esteemed re-issue label. It's almost obvious that the music presented here probably does not need further introduction, since the label is well known for it's impeccable choice of (lost) treasures from the vaults of Reggae and Dub music. The selection here is compiled by Mick Hucknall, the founding member and vocalist of Simply Red. He also was involved in the forming of the Blood & Fire label. He once remarked in an interview that there should be a statue of King Tubby in Kingston, right alongside that of Bob Marley, in recognition of a musical contribution equal to, if not greater than that of Marley himself. He was asked to compile this album to mark the label's 10th anniversary and regarding the aformentioned statement it's obvious that he comes up with a set heavily dominated by the explosive dubs of King Tubby and his apprentice Prince Jammy. He also added some heartfelt vocal performances from the likes of Gregory Isaacs, Junior Byles and Prince Alla plus contributions from the all time (reggae) keyboard king Jackie Mittoo and deejay legend Big Youth.
Perfect selection, Mick!