Java Java Java Java (Dub) (LP)

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Format: LP
Label: 17 North Parade
Year: 2011

Media Condition: New
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New


A1. Guiding Dub
A2. Cheating Dub
A3. E.T. Special
A4. Soulful Dub
A5. Ordinary Version Dub

B1. Java Dub
B2. Meet Me Dub
B3. Black Man's Dub
B4. King Babylon Dub
B5. Hide Away Dub


Bass Guitar – Fully Fullwood, Lloyd Parks
Clavinet – Winston Wright
Drums – E "Santa" Davis
Guitar – T. Valentine, E "Chinna" Smith, Rad Bryan, V "Tony" Chin
Horns – Tommy McCook
Melodica – Horace "Augustus Pablo" Swaby
Organ – Tyrone "Organ D" Downie
Percussion – Clive Chin, Tony King
Piano – A. "Family Man" Barrett, Horace "Augustus Pablo" Swaby
Produced and Arranged By Clive Chin

Dub as we know it begins here.

Prior to 1973, there existed in Jamaica instrumental takes of songs - B-sides that were labeled 'versions' - and vocal-less acetates produced as one-offs for sound systems to give their mic men something to toast over. But there was nothing that fit the radical mixing board athleticism and psychedelic soundscapes that are the trademarks of dub music.

By the end of that year, however, the story had radically changed. Lee Perry's Rhythm Shower and Upsetters 14 Dub, aka Blackboard Jungle, Herman Chin-Loy's Aquarius Dub and Prince Buster's The Message Dubwise had all appeared on the scene, each to varying degrees exemplifying dub's radical take-off on the instrumental concept. However, it may have been 'Java Java Java Java',that broke the first ground.

"To my knowledge," producer Clive Chin confirms, "and I'm telling this from a true fact, at the time it came out there was no other album like it." Although the debate will probably continue for as long as scholars of Jamaican music exist, there is no doubt that 'Java Java Java Java' is one of the foundations of dub music.

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