Friday, September 14, 2007

Essential Compilations: Lee "Scratch" Perry vs. King Tubby 7x7

This is not, as the title suggests, any kind of dub-fire showdown between Jamaica's two most prominent innovators, but a compilation of tracks from 1973-1977 presented side by side. Tubby's five tracks come from his studio and are far from obscure. They include his "Crazy Baalheads" dub and "Dub Experience" as well as the amazing "Daylight Dub." Perry's tracks are almost all Upsetters cuts, including the flipped-out "Love & Devotion" dub, "Strictly Rockers," and the spooky "Murderer Dub." While this is really nothing more than a repackage, the music on it is of interest to anyone interested in bare-bones, tripped-out, steaming dub from the vintage era. Perry and Tubby collectors will have most, if not all, of this material, but as a budget-priced introduction or for a burning party, this is tough to beat.- by Thom Jurek

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Seriously, even if you "don't like reggae", this will change your mind...

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