Kingston Allstars Meet Downtown At King Tubbys (LP)

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Format: LP
Label: Jamaican Recordings
Year: 2016

Media Condition: New
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New


A1 Freddie McKay - Going
A2 Cornell Campbell - Hear Me Now Star
A3 Horace Andy - The Children
A4 Johnny Clarke - No Lick No Cup
A5 Linval Thompson - Trouble
A6 Yabby You - Stand Up & Fight
A7 Johnny Clarke - Leggo Violence

B1 Jimmy Riley - Living In Fear
B2 Cornell Campbell - Your Company
B3 Lacksley Castell - Some Good
B4 Wayne Jarrett - Judgement Time
B5 Linval Thompson - Di Wicked Dem
B6 Ronnie Davis - Tonight


Bass – Aston "Family Man" Barrett, Robbie Shakespeare
Drums – Carlton "Santa" Davis, Carlton Barrett, Sly Dunbar
Guitar – Earl "Chinna" Smith, Tony Chin
Horns – Bobby Ellis, Tommy McCook
Organ – Winston Wright
Piano – Augustus Pablo, Earl "Wire" Lindo
Producer – Bunny Lee
Engineer – King Tubby

1973 to 1976 was a period in reggae's history when the music coming from Kingston Jamaica was at its peak. So many talented singers, who sang soulful and righteous songs, found their way onto tape. Maybe it was the competition between the studios like Randys, Channel 1, and Harry J, and the quality of the singers available to sing these tunes.

Bunny Lee productions are under the spotlight here, with rare tracks from Freddie McKay, Horace Andy, Jimmy Riley, Cornel Campbell, Wayne Jarrett, Johnny Clarke, Ronnie Davis and curiously a handful of tracks not usually associated with Striker Lee, like Locksley (sometimes Lacksley) Castell's "Some Good" (on the same rhythm that Augustus Pablo used for Hugh Mundell's "Revolution a Come"), Linval Thompsons's "Wicked Dem" (on Pablo's own "Rockers Dub" rhythm) and Yabby U's "Stand Up and Fight".

The tracks were culled together from sessions recorded at the fore mentioned legendary studios. Then taken to King Tubby's home style studio at 18 Drummlie Avenue in the Waterhouse district of Kingston. This is where the great dub-master himself would record the vocal tracks, a method in which he preferred to work and then mix the tracks Tubby style.

So sit back and enjoy a wicked set by Kingston's finest.

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