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Black & White in Dub
"Black & White in Dub includes some of Carlton Patterson's very best rhythms mixed to perfection by King Tubby, with the exception of 'Disco Style,' which was mixed by Jammy. All of the tracks were originally b-sides, and feature musicians such as Sly and Robbie, Ansell Collins, Errol 'Flabba' Holt, Noel 'Skully' Simms and Betram 'Ranchie' McClean, amongst others. This is also the first time that 15 of the 21 tracks have been reissued on CD. Of all the producers who utilized the studios of King Tubby during its 1970s heyday, Carlton Patterson is perhaps the least celebrated today and his work is barely represented in reissue catalogs. Yet Carlton was a very successful producer during his prime (1974-1982), scoring hits with Larry Marshall, Barrington Levy, Horace Andy and Sugar Minott. Even though he had just begun to score hits from his new digital studio at the time of his death, King Tubby's legend largely rests today on the mixes he crafted during the period from 1973 to 1982. That period has become for many the golden age of dub. It is perhaps no coincidence that Carlton's success came in that time. Carlton Patterson supplied the musical material on which Tubby honed his innovative techniques and produced his legendary dub mixes. It's no exaggeration to say that the sounds they made in partnership still resonate with full power 30 years later. Black & White In Dub is another classic treasure from the Hot Pot label. Never before released on CD with bonus tracks."