Yabby You ‎– Jesus Dread 1972-1977

Blood & Fire ‎– BAFLP 021
Box Set, Limited Edition
4 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation


A1 Vivian Jackson & The Defenders Love Thy Neighbour 3:35
A2 Vivian Jackson & The Ralph Brothers Conquering Lion 3:25
A3 Tommy McCook & Don D. Jnr.* Fisherman Special 3:16
A4 Big Youth & Vivian Jackson Yabby Youth 3:13
A5 King Tubby Big Youth Fights Against Capitalism 3:07
A6 Vivian Jackson & The Prophets Covetous Man 2:56
B1 Vivian Jackson & The Prophets Run Come Rally 3:16
B2 The Upsetter Rally Dub 3:18
B3 Vivian Jackson & The Prophets Anti-Christ 2:39
B4 Dicky Burton God Is Watching You 2:56
B5 Augustus Pablo & Vivian Jackson Pablo Dread In A Red 3:06
B6 King Tubby King Tubby's Rock 3:21
C1 The Prophets Warn The Nation 2:25
C2 King Tubby Honey Dub 3:00
C3 Vivian Jackson & The Prophets Carnal Mind 3:04
C4 Vivian Jackson & The Prophets Love Of Jah 3:03
C5 King Tubby Love Of Jah (Version) 2:58
C6 Vivian Jackson & The Prophets The Man Who Does The Work 2:42
D1 Vivian Jackson & The Sons Of Jah Jah Vengeance 2:48
D2 Tommy McCook Revenge 2:53
D3 Dillinger Freshly 3:14
D4 Tappa Zukie* Natty Dread On The Mountain Top 2:58
D5 Trinity (4) Gwan And Lef' Me 2:47
D6 King Tubby Tubby's Vengeance 2:57
D7 Tommy McCook Death Trap 3:07
E1 Wayne Wade Man Of The Living 2:58
E2 King Tubby King Tubby Special 3:22
E3 Wayne Wade Lord Of Lords 3:19
E4 King Tubby Lord Dub 3:15
E5 Errol Alphonso Chant Jah Victory 3:31
E6 King Tubby Jah Victory Dub 3:38
F1 Vivian Jackson & The Prophets Walls Of Jerusalem 3:40
F2 King Tubby Jerusalem Dub 3:40
F3 The Prophets & Trinity (4) King Pharaoh's Plague (Discomix) 5:14
F4 Tommy McCook Plague Of Horn 3:23
F5 King Tubby King Pharaoh Dub 3:20
F6 Trinity (4) Meets Dillinger Jesus Dread 3:26
G1 The Prophets & Trinity (4) Chant Down Babylon Kingdom (Discomix) 5:07
G2 King Tubby Chanting Dub 2:43
G3 Tommy McCook Hornsman Chant 2:44
G4 Vivian Jackson & The Prophets Fire In A Kingston 3:13
G5 King Tubby Fire Dub 2:33
H1 Vivian Jackson & The Prophets Judgement On The Land 3:06
H2 King Tubby Repatriation Rock 3:23
H3 Vivian Jackson & The Prophets Deliver Me From My Enemies 2:52
H4 Michael Rose Born Free (Discomix) 5:53
H5 King Tubby Love Thy Neighbour (Version) 3:34

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Limited to 5000 box sets.
LP 1&2: Conquering Lion Style.
LP 3&4: Chanting Style.

Contains 12 inch size booklet with pictures by Dennis Morris and career commentary by Steve Barrow mostly derived from an interview in Jamaica during July 1995.
"For nearly thirty years, Yabby You has shared his vision of the Everlasting Gospel with us, simultaneously crafting some of the most dynamic yet intensely spiritual music of our time. His message is simple and profound: "Love is the key to this undivided world, love is the truth, and you got to know the truth.""

Rhythm tracks recorded at Dynamic, Randy's, Black Ark and Channel One.
Digital restoration at Abbey Road Studios, London.
Inspiration for compilation from Noel Hawks' tapes for Steve Barker's 'On The Wire' BBC Radio Lancashire show. Hawks provides track commentary on the LPs' sleeves.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BAFCD 021 Yabby You Jesus Dread 1972-1977(2xCD, Comp) Blood & Fire BAFCD 021 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
SVLP 318 Yabby You Jesus Dread 1972-1977 Volume Two(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, RE, 180) Blood & Fire, Simply Vinyl SVLP 318 UK 2001 Sell This Version
SVLP 317 Yabby You Jesus Dread 1972-1977 Volume One(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, RE, 180) Blood & Fire, Simply Vinyl SVLP 317 UK 2001 Sell This Version
BAFCD 021PROMO Yabby You Jesus Dread 1972-1977(2xCD, Comp, Promo) Blood & Fire BAFCD 021PROMO UK 1997 Sell This Version
BAFCD 021 Yabby You Jesus Dread 1972-1977(2xCD, Comp) Blood & Fire BAFCD 021 UK 1997 Sell This Version


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May 29, 2018
As an addition to what I wrote previously ,like an idiot I cut up the box the discs came in so I could fit the lps in a plastic sleeve ( for easy access ) and cut out some of the images from the booklet to put with my 'home made' CDs .but still got the music & that's what really counts . Blood & Fire as a label did much for 'classic JA sounds' - & the effect was other companies upped the quality & had to find some equally good recordings ,& the quality reissues & rereleases are now vast .i think though with all the great B&F releases this was their high point - as they largely stuck to dub releases or vocal/DJ ,sometimes to their detriment( Termination dub was released 3 years before the lambs bread international - when the quality of these G Brown productions would have made a great combo). Pressure Sounds would often mix dubs,various vocals,different takes etc.its sad in a way to see some of the old B&F releases being 'sold off' cheap.


March 6, 2018
I bought the 4 lp box set when it was released & I don't think it was particularly expensive for the time (I think just under £30- ,the Pick a dub,Dub gone crazy & a few other single Blood & Fire vinyl releases I got around then were around £10?) although with hindsight I wished I'd got the CD-as with a laptop I could 'version' this with various other discs tracks,For those thinking of buying CD or vinyl I would say it's the best Roots& Dub collection I can think of - with excellent sound quality- hopefully VP (who are repressing some of the B&F discs) will reissue this ,in my view essential compilation


January 2, 2008
edited over 7 years ago

Great collection of tunes from the deep archives on Yabby You. This release (on vinyl) caused an almost devastating effect on the labels company. 'Blood and Fire', a reggae soundsystem in the UK, started to compile records with hard-to-find music and albums and put them out with great documentation and artwork. But this release almost caused them almost a financial disaster. It was an expensive product, to produce and to buy. It almost put an end to their label activities. Since then they're only selling the cheaper to produce cd's and no longer vinyl cuts. Though the 'Simply Vinyl' label reissud it on two part sets some six years later and many other of their catalogue. Still this, and all the others by the way, is a must have.