King Tubby & Friends* ‎– Dub Like Dirt 1975-1977

Simply Vinyl ‎– SVLP 260, Blood & Fire ‎– SVLP 260
2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation

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Includes insert sheet

This Compilation ℗1999 Blood and Fire Ltd. ©1999 Blood and Fire Ltd.

A1: The B-side to Leroy Smart's "Mr Smart" (Total Sound Ja 45, 1975). There are two more versions; a Phillip Smart one called "Exalted Dub" on Dub Gone Crazy - The Evolution Of Dub At King Tubby's 1975-1979 and a U Brown version "Live as One" on Train To Zion (1975-1978)
A2: The dub to Horace Andy's Guiding Star / Dub Star and was also used for deejay Tappa Zukies Jah Is My Guiding Star / Guiding Dub
A3: Horace Andy's Money Money / Bull Bay Jumping rhythm was also used for Jah Stitch's "Raggamuffin" (on Original Ragga Muffin (1975-77)) and Barry Brown's Politician. This dub was mixed for Barry Brown's vocal cut.
A4: A dub of Johnny Clarke's "Them Never Love Poor Marcus". It's also slighty longer cut than previously released versions and has more spring reverb than the Jamaican 45 B-side.
B1: A previously unreleased cut of Johnny Clarke's version of the Burning Spear classic. Mixed by King Tubby or Phillip Smart.
B2: A version of Johnny Clarke's Stealing that appeared on the Bar Bell label in Jamaica. The loop of this later used on Luciano's Ulterior Motive amongst others.
B3: The B-side to Cornell Campbell's "Jah Jah A Go Beat Them" (Jackpot 45, 1976).
B4: The B-side to Cornell Campbell's "Have Mercy Oh Jah" (Weed Beat 45, 1977).
C1: A dub mixed at King Tubby's in 1976 by Pat Kelly.
C2: The B-side to Cornell Campell's 1977 hit (The Investigator)
C3: The B-side to Johnny Clarke's "Wanti Wanti Can't Getti" (Weed Beat Ja 45, 1977).
C4: A dub mixed by Prince Jammy.
D1: A dub mixed by Prince Jammy.
D2: The B-side to Dennis Alcapone's "Six Million Dollar Man". The rhythm was also used for Leroy Smart's Shame & Pride and Johnny Clarke's cover of the original song. Two further versions can be found on Dub Gone 2 Crazy: In Fine Style 1975-1979.
D3: The B-side to Vin Gordon's Memories Of Don De (Jaguar 12" "Discomix", 1977).
D4: Taken from a 45 by Count Shelley in the UK, and a 45 by Jack Mittoo in Canada.

Westbury Music Ltd, except:
A4: EMI Virgin Music Ltd
B1: Copyright Control
C1: Woodwater Music Ltd

Liner notes:
Steve Barrow, February 1999
Joseph Cotton aka Jah Walton, Berlin, 4th Feb 1999

Digital restoration by Andy Walter @ Room 63, Abbey Road Studios

Labels are facsimile of those used on Bunny Lee's Justice (2) label

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 43346 02601 5
  • Rights Society: MCPS

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November 2, 2016
Absolutely a must have album. From the bunny striker lee label