Yabby YouJesus Dread 1972-1977

Label:Blood & Fire – BAFCD 021
2 x CD, Compilation
Style:Roots Reggae, Dub


Conquering Lion Style
1-1Vivian Jackson & The DefendersLove Thy Neighbour3:35
1-2Vivian Jackson & The Ralph BrothersConquering Lion3:25
1-3Tommy McCook & Don D. Jnr.*Fisherman Special
Written-By, Composed ByT. McCook*, V. Gordon*, V. Jackson*
1-4Big Youth & Vivian JacksonYabby Youth
Written-By, Composed ByM. Buchanan*, V. Jackson*
1-5King TubbyBig Youth Fights Against Capitalism3:07
1-6Vivian Jackson & The ProphetsCovetous Men2:56
1-7Vivian Jackson & The ProphetsRun Come Rally3:16
1-8Yabby YouRally Dub (Upsetter Mix)
RemixThe Upsetter
1-9Vivian Jackson & The ProphetsAnti-Christ2:39
1-10Dicky BurtonGod Is Watching You2:56
1-11Augustus Pablo & Vivian JacksonPablo Dread In A Red
Written-By, Composed ByH. Swaby*, V. Jackson*
1-12King TubbyKing Tubby's Rock3:21
1-13The ProphetsWarn The Nation
Written-By, Composed ByR. Smith*, V. Jackson*
1-14King TubbyHoney Dub3:00
1-15Vivian Jackson & The ProphetsCarnal Mind3:04
1-16Vivian Jackson & The ProphetsLove Of Jah3:03
1-17King TubbyLove Of Jah Version2:58
1-18Vivian Jackson & The ProphetsThe Man Who Does The Work2:42
1-19Vivian Jackson & The Sons Of JahJah Vengeance2:48
1-20Tommy McCookRevenge
Written-By, Composed ByT. McCook*, V. Jackson*
Written-By, Composed ByL. Bullock*, V. Jackson*
1-22Tappa Zukie*Natty Dread On The Mountain Top
Written-By, Composed ByD. Sinclair*, V. Jackson*
1-23Trinity (4)Gwan & Lef' Me
ProducerTrinity (4)
Written-By, Composed ByV. Jackson*, W. Brammer*
1-24King TubbyTubby's Vengeance2:57
1-25Tommy McCookDeath Trap
Written-By, Composed ByT. McCook*, V. Jackson*
Chanting Style
2-1Wayne WadeMan Of The Living2:58
2-2King TubbyKing Tubby Special3:22
2-3Wayne WadeLord Of Lords3:19
2-4King TubbyLord Dub3:15
2-5Errol AlphonsoChant Jah Victory3:31
2-6King TubbyJah Victory Dub3:38
2-7Vivian Jackson & The ProphetsWalls Of Jerusalem3:40
2-8King TubbyJerusalem Dub3:40
2-9The Prophets & Trinity (4)King Pharaoh's Plague (Discomix)
Written-By, Composed ByV. Jackson*, W. Brammer*
2-10Tommy McCookPlague Of Horn
Written-By, Composed ByT. McCook*, V. Jackson*
2-11King TubbyKing Pharaoh Dub3:20
2-12Trinity (4) Meets DillingerJesus Dread
Written-By, Composed ByV. Jackson*, W. Brammer*
2-13The Prophets & Trinity (4)Chant Down Babylon Kingdom (Discomix)
Written-By, Composed ByV. Jackson*, W. Brammer*
2-14King TubbyChanting Dub2:43
2-15Tommy McCookHornsman Chant
Written-By, Composed ByT. McCook*, V. Jackson*
2-16Vivian Jackson & The ProphetsFire In A Kingston3:13
2-17King TubbyFire Dub2:33
2-18Vivian Jackson & The ProphetsJudgement On The Land3:06
2-19King TubbyRepatriation Rock3:23
2-20Vivian Jackson & The ProphetsDeliver Me From My Enemies2:52
2-21Michael RoseBorn Free (Discomix)
Written-By, Composed ByM. Rose*, V. Jackson*
2-22King TubbyLove Thy Neighbour Version3:34

Companies, etc.



Rhythm tracks recorded at Dynamic, Randy's, Black Ark and Channel One.
Voiced and mixed at King Tubby's Studio.
'Run Come Rally'/'Rally Dub' (tracks 1-7, 1-8) voiced and mixed at Black Ark.

All selections written and composed by Vivian Jackson published by Westbury Music Ltd.
All co-written selections published by Westbury Music Ltd. / Copyright Control

Photography by Dennis Morris, Jamaica, January 1976.

Digital restoration at Room 63, Abbey Road Studios, London.
Edited and mastered at The Town House, London.

Designed at Intro, London.

Thanks to Peter Dalton, Noel Hawks and Chris Lane for their support in this project.
Special thanks to Yabby You, Clive Plummer and Fatman.

Track 1-1 taken from the Love Thy Neighbour 7".
Track 1-3 originally released on the Globe International label.
Tracks 1-4 and 1-5 originally released as a 7" on the Micron label.
Tracks 1-6, 1-9, 1-15 and 1-18 taken from the Conquering Lion album.
Tracks 1-7 and 1-8 taken from a 7" recorded at Black Ark.
Tracks 1-10 to 1-12 taken from a rare release on the Dan Man label.
Tracks 1-16 and 1-17 taken from the Love Of Jah 7".
Track 1-19 taken from a 7" on the Prophet Record label.
Track 1-23 released on the Flag Man label.
Tracks 2-3 and 2-4 taken from the Lord Of Lord 7".
Tracks 2-7, 2-8, 2-11, 2-14, 2-16 and 2-17 taken from the King Tubby Meet Vivian Jackson (Yabby You) album.
Tracks 2-16 and 2-17 also appeared on a 7".
Tracks 2-9 and 2-13 released as a 12" B- and A-side.
Tracks 2-10 and 2-15 are previously unreleased.

This compilation:
℗1997 Blood and Fire Limited
©1997 Blood and Fire Limited

Released in slim double jewel case, housed in a slipcase.
Contains 36 page booklet (extensive sleeve notes, track annotations, interviews and photographs).
Barcode printed on slipcase.

Made In Canada

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 83564 00212 2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 783564002122
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1, mirrored): DADR 137H2<7040>BAFCD021CD1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2, mirrored): DADR 13WA1<7040>BAFCD021CD2
  • Mould SID Code (CD1, CD2 - Variant 1): IFPI 810A
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 - Variant 2): IFPI8124
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 - Variant 2): IFPI8109

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Jesus Dread 1972-1977 (2×CD, Compilation, Slipcase)Blood & FireBAFCD 021UK1997
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Jesus Dread 1972-1977 (Box Set, Limited Edition, 4×LP, Compilation)Blood & FireBAFLP 021UK1997
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Jesus Dread 1972-1977 (2×CD, Compilation, Promo)Blood & FireBAFCD 021PROMOUK1997
Jesus Dread 1972-1977 (2×CD, Compilation)Blood & FireBAFCD 021UK1997
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Jesus Dread 1972-1977 Volume Two (2×LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Reissue, 180 Gram)Blood & FirenoneUK2001


  • raga.wnc's avatar
    When one spends multiple decades studying dub music eventually one realizes that Yabby You's work with King Tubby is the absolute pinnacle of the dub art form. Others have come close but their work is supreme in all aspects.



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