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ARTIST
TITLE
Dub Roots
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
WACK 295CD WACK 295CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/25/2005

"Engineer Douglas Levy was part of the original Wackies set up from 1974-75, alongside Lloyd Barnes and Jah Upton. For a while he would have his own label -- Hamma -- within the Bullwackies group; but besides Sugar Minott's International Herb, this 1980 dub album is his finest work. Wackies' fans have been clamouring for its reissue ever since Rhythm & Sound began making the catalogue available again. Many of the rhythms are derived from a tape given to the studio by Sly and Robbie, containing their versions of recent Joe Gibbs hits. And there are brilliant treatments of Tribesman Dub -- the rhythm for Tyrone Evans' 'Black Like Me' -- and Wayne Jarrett's definitive interpretation of 'Every Tongue Shall Tell.' Elsewhere Jah Batta takes deejay duties -- likewise Prince Douglas himself. (And there are lovely skewed graphics by team regular Leslie Moore, self-styled 'LAM International'). But the deadliest cut of all reworks another gift, Steel Pulse's 'Handsworth Revolution,' which arrived in a parcel of records from England the same weekend as the session: 'March Down Babylon Dub,' with Bullwackie himself at the microphone in his Chosen Brothers guise, as steely and apocalyptic as Douglas Levy's fabulous production."