Joe Gibbs & The Professionals ‎– African Dub - All Mighty - Chapter One

17 North Parade ‎– VPCD 4107
CD, Album, Reissue


1 African Dub 2:59
2 Universal Dub 2:38
3 Midnight Dub 3:24
4 Getto Skank 2:57
5 Lime Key Rock 3:46
6 Lovers Serenade 2:43
7 Treasure Dub 2:49
8 Schooling The Beat 2:27
9 Campus Rock 3:25
10 Half Ounce 2:31
11 Worrier 3:33
12 East Africa 2:19

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Solid Gold - A Joe Gibbs Production
Recorded and mixed at Joe Gibbs Recording Studios

Track by track commentary:
1. "African Dub" and track 12, "East Africa" are both recuts of "Love Is Not A Gamble", originally recorded by the Techniques at Treasure Isle.
2. "Universal Dub" is a medley of Jackie Mittoo's "Who Done It" (Studio One), Burning Spear's "Slavery Days" (Jack Ruby/Fox), Mackie Mittoo's "Hot Milk" (Studio One), and Ken Boothe's "My Heart is Gone" (Studio One).
3. "Midnight Movie" is a medley including Delroy Wilson's "I Don't Know Why (Studio One) (often known as "Movie Star"), Errol Dunkley's "Black Cinderella" (Fe Mi Time), and Sound Dimension's "Drum Song" (Studio One).
4. "Ghetto Skank" is a staight version of Dennis Brown's vocal of "My Kind", an original from Best of Denis Brown (Joe Gibbs).
5. "Lime Key Rock" versions Dennis Brown's "Poor Side Of Town", again from Best of Dennis Brown. The original rhythm is Ken Boothe's "When I Fall In Love" (Studio One).
6. "Lovers Serenade" versions Dennis Brown's "Play Girl", an original from Best of Dennis Brown.
7. "Treasure Dub" is a remake of the Jamaicans' "Ba Ba Boom" (Treasure Isle).
8. "Schooling The Beat" is a remake ob Bob Andy's "Unchained" (Studio One).
9. "Campus Rock" versions Dennis Brown's "Let Me Live", again from Best of Dennis Brown, with a drum and bass that sound strikingly similar to the militant "Yabby You" rhythm (Prophets).
10. "Half Ounce" is a recut of the Soul Vendors' Studio One instrumental "Psychedelic Rock", usually known as ""Rockford Rock". According to Jean Scrivener, the song is actually an adaptation of Celia Cruz's 1948 mambo hit "El Cumban Chero". Joe Gibbs' production of Big Youth's "Chucky No Lucky" and "Waterhouse Rock" as well as Trinity's "Kingston Two Rock" use this rhythm track.
11. "Worrier" is a remake of the Soul Syndicate's "Riot", first cut for Keith Hudson.
12. "East Africa" is an alternate mix of track 1.