Java Java Java Java (Dub) (CD)


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Format: CD 
Label: 17 North Parade 
Year: 2011 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

TRACKS: 

1. Guiding Dub 
2. Cheating Dub 
3. E.T. Special 
4. Soulful Dub 
5. Ordinary Version Dub 
6. Java Dub 
7. Meet Me Dub 
8. Black Man's Dub 
9. King Babylon Dub 
10. Hide Away Dub 

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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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