King Tubby / Roots of Dub/Dub From the Root
Album: Roots of Dub/Dub From the Root   Collection:Reggae
Artist:King Tubby   Added:Nov 2003
Label:Rooftop Promotion  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-02-23 Pull Date: 2004-04-26 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: May 2 Apr 25 Apr 18 Mar 7
Airplays: 1 2 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 04, 2007: New World Disorder
Rocking Dub
4. Apr 26, 2004: the boss plays funky beats
Dub From the Roots
2. Mar 08, 2006: The Dub Space
Natty Dub
5. Apr 24, 2004: Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces
Natty Dub
3. Sep 21, 2005: Dub Space
Natty Dub
6. Apr 21, 2004: press and release
Natty Dub

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-02-06
KING TUBBY – The Roots of Dub
Moll-Selekta, 2003

REGGAE – Reissue of two 1970s albums by King Tubby & Bunny Lee. This is dub done the old-fashioned way, so these are just the bass & rhythm tracks from roots reggae songs, with the requisite reverb effects added and vocals taken down to zero (but you can hear ‘em if you listen REAL close to some tracks). It’s very raw, with occasional oddities in balance and levels.

Track listings seem pointless, since there isn’t much variation between tracks (and almost no variation within them). These riddims will make good fillers, segues, and soundbeds, but aren’t interesting enough for anything else unless you’re already stoned.

[ Fo ] - 2/6/04

Track Listing
1. Natty Dub   14. Iyahta
2. Dub Magnificent   15. Mine Field
3. A First Class Dub   16. Hijack the Barber
4. The Stepping Dub   17. African Roots
5. Rude Boy Dub   18. Double Cross
6. A Closer Dub   19. East of (Arrows Hi Fi)
7. Roots of Dub   20. Invasion
8. Dub You Can Feel   21. Dub of a Woman
9. Loving Dub   22. Dub on My Mind
10. The Immortal Dub   23. Stealing
11. Dread Locks Dub   24. Dub Experience
12. Rocking Dub   25. Declaration of Dub
13. Dub From the Roots   26. A Truthful Dub