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Agustus Pablo*King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown

Label:Yard Music – none
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:Jamaica
Released:
Genre:Reggae
Style:Dub, Roots Reggae

Tracklist

A1Keep On Dubbing
A2Stop Them Jah
A3Young Generation Dub
A4Each One Dub
A5555 Dub Street
A6Braces Tower Dub
B1King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown
B2Corner Crew Dub
B3Say So
B4Skanking Dub
B5Frozen Dub
B6Satta
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Notes

The tracklistings on both the cover and the labels are wrong. Above is the correct tracklisting.

Mixed at King Tubby's Studio
Published by PABLO MUSIC
Rockers Production

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A:): DSR 4710 A K.M. A. PABLO
  • Matrix / Runout (B:): DSR4711-B-K.M. A. PABLO

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown (LP, Album)Yard MusicnoneJamaica1976
New Submission
Made Up Town Jamaica (LP, Album, Promo, White Label)Not On LabelnoneUK1976
Recently Edited
King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown (LP, Album)Clocktower Records, Clocktower RecordsLPCT 0085, CT:085US1976
New Submission
King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown (LP, Album)Yard MusicnoneJamaica1976
Recently Edited
King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown (LP, Album, Reissue)Message, MessagePBL-1007, 1007US1984

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  • diplomattico's avatar
    diplomattico
    Edited one month ago
    Since nobody said it yet, I'm going to make it very clear in general for all of these represses. Whoever is running Clocktower or Abraham these days, needs to un-fuck-themselves and take a step back to really think why these artists pressed dub records in the first place. The point is simple - all of these purple, blue, pink (fucking lavender???) glittery bullshit releases are absolute fucking shit. I own three copies of this amazing album, and all of them are total garbage. One is warped with crackles straight from the bin, another one has high's that are through the roof, third, yes you guessed it, has spikes on the low-end being absolutely silent on mids/highs. I cannot even figure out which copy I have for the last one... All of them are miss-prints. All of them have different pictures, stories (or lack of thereof) and other shitty memorabilia with random pictures of Tubby or whoever is on them. If I was doing my job in this way, I would have been fired long time ago. So, dear Clocktower/Abraham, with all due respect and admiration, pretty please, with cherries on top, square your shit together and put a proper release (or other Tubby releases on your label, for that matter), because, as you can see from the comments below, we find your products a little bit unsatisfactory.
    • U-Funk's avatar
      U-Funk
      My copy is worn, scratched to hell, has faded marker initials on centre label, and plays with MEGA background noise. It’s got NO cover - but it’s an ORIGINAL pressing and sounds GREAT - crackles n’ all... Essential!
      • lionman's avatar
        lionman
        ....Just listened to half this LP in my car driving...Still as Spiritually Satisfying as ever!...bought my original copy in Virgin records Southampton 1977...had been into reggae for about a year, bought the LP not knowing, the cover looked interesting...had never seen nothing like it before record wise...listened to it first round my mates house and knew it was special.. lots to take in!..over the years it has held it's Status as one of the most important Dub LPs, feels like a concept album to me...555 crown Street Dub..Hardest Dub known to mankind!! Respect to Augustus Pablo & King Tubbys and all..Each One, Teach One!
        • 3m3rson2's avatar
          3m3rson2
          For sure the best sounding CD versions are on the Get On Down label circa 2010-2013, sounds like a source tape. There is an underlying current of tape noise but in a good way. The digitally streaming (C) 2020 Rockers International label release sounds identical.

          The original Shanachie CD is second. Clean vinyl rip.

          The later deluxe Shenachie CD is third. Vinyl rip with noise reduction is evident, but the bonus content sorta makes up for that.

          The Abraham is a very dead last. Vinyl rip of a worn copy or just a crap needle.
          • reggaeron's avatar
            reggaeron
            Strange how the original clocktower green label copy is missing the last track Satta.
            • leggorocker's avatar
              leggorocker
              In an interview with Reggae Quarterly Magazine (issue 3, 1982/83) Augustus Pablo states that he gave a tape of this Lp to ‘somebody in America’ who put it out as a record but did not pay. Pablo admits that he got a copy of this LP, presumably the original Clocktower issue, and copied the cover and released the record on his own ‘Yard’ label in Jamaica.
              “Just kind pirate it myself” said Pablo, adding “I have the rights so it is not really pirate but, true, I never had no negative of the jacket.”
              This explains why the ‘original’ Jamaican issue jacket looks like it is pirated from the original US clocktower issue! It also confirms that the original Clocktower issue is the actual first press, but is in fact a pirate pressing!
              • Caltree's avatar
                Caltree
                Any recommendations for a CD version with good sound quality? I recently bought one by Clocktower Records but had to send it back as it was a muddy sounding, poor quality audio rip from a vinyl LP. Appreciate any input!
                Chris
                • nat_birchall's avatar
                  nat_birchall
                  I still have my original copy of this LP, bought in 1977 it still has the price "£4.50" written on the front in biro. The matrix is DSR 4710 A and DSR 4711 B. I definitely remember the shop I bought it from, I only visited that shop (very frequently...) in 1977 and the girl in the shop always wrote the price on the front cover so it's very definitely a 1976 or early 1977 press. I believe the original press is the 1st Clocktower (USA) one which Pablo then photocopied to print the JA
                  Yard press.
                  • nat_birchall's avatar
                    nat_birchall
                    I still have my original copy of this LP, bought in 1977 it still has the price "£4.50" written on the front in biro. The matrix is DSR 4710 A and DSR 4711 B. I definitely remember the shop I bought it from, I only visited that shop (very frequently...) in 1977 and the girl in the shop always wrote the price on the front cover so it's very definitely a 1976 or early 1977 press. I believe the original press is the 1st Clocktower (USA) one which Pablo then photocopied to print the JA
                    Yard press.
                    • Hot-Buttered-Dub's avatar
                      To me this one has the wrong lemma as it is a dub record. KING TUBBS the dubmaster is the main artist, giving Pablo's original productions the dub treatment. The original U. S. Clocktower sleeve credits it this way.

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