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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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Credits

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

Other Versions (5 of 77)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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
King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown (LP, Album)Yard MusicnoneJamaica1977
Recently Edited
King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown (LP, Album, Reissue)Message, MessagePBL-1007, 1007US1984
  • 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.
    • DubwiseVinyl's avatar
      DubwiseVinyl
      This record really doesn't need much of an introduction due to it's already legendary status in being considered not only King Tubby's greatest achievement but also the greatest dub album of all time. It's title track is in my opinion still the benchmark by which all other dub tracks are judged and is yet to be topped. An absolute timeless masterpiece. More at www.dubwisevinyl.com
      • 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.
                  • KieranH87's avatar
                    KieranH87
                    Confusing tracklisting but excellent Dubs all the same. A must for any Dub lover!
                    • bigbasssound's avatar
                      bigbasssound
                      This is a lovely album but details are confusing. I've just bought the 3 vinyl disc box. The last track on Disc 3 "Satta" sounds horribly warped - is it supposed to? I've also owned and got rid of a very crackly repressing on brown vinyl. Hate listening to dub on CD but getting decent vinyl version is hard.

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