Sunday 8 August 2010

Grumblin' Dub

One of the things that confused me when I first started getting into Dub Reggae was that you would be listening to a compilation of the works of King Tubby, Lee Perry or Joe Gibbs when you would hear something vaguely familiar and you would rush to consult the track listing and be none the wiser as the title, for example Angola Crisis bears no resemblance at all to Uptown Top Rankin'.

Today's posting is a dub of Junior Murvin's Police and Thieves, re-titled Grumblin Dub and credited to the Upsetters. The track can be found on the excellent Arkology boxset.

If you have any interest in the music of Jamaica, I can thoroughly recommend Bass Culture by Lloyd Bradley.

The Upsetters - Grumblin' Dub


davyh said...

Very nice!

btw Drewster your 'feed' isn't working - i.e. when you post something it's not appearing in my blogroll - and other people's probably.


Swiss Adam said...

Yep-not updating on mine either. Top track, but dub is a confusing area

drew said...

Thanks Guys, think it's fixed.