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Zukie, Tappa / Escape From Hell
Album:Escape From Hell Collection:Reggae
Artist:Zukie, Tappa Added:04/2007
Label:Trojan Records 

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Add Date:2007-04-29 Pull Date:2007-07-01 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:1 Jul24 Jun17 Jun10 Jun3 Jun27 May13 May
Airplays:1233424

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1.Sat, 23 Jun 07:Steven
Transmission Overload
4.Wed, 13 Jun 07:Gears
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2.Wed, 20 Jun 07:Gears
A2Z
5.Tue, 12 Jun 07:Gears
Sex-o-Matic Experience (with Bruce)
3.Sat, 16 Jun 07:Steven
Transmission Overload
6.Sat, 09 Jun 07:Sadie O.
New World Disorder

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2007-05-01 
Zukie, Tappa – Escape from Hell
Reviewed by Sadie O., 4/19/07
Classic dub, straight from the roots. Nothing showy in the production, which shows off the fine musicians. The bass is showcased throughout most of the songs, and for some reason the bassist doesn’t seem to be credited – I’m assuming it’s Robbie to match Sly on drums. The original vinyl album was just the first 10 tracks, released in 1977, which was a great time for dub, as well as for some of the best musicians Jamaica ever had. The last 10 “bonus” tracks are various b-side “versions” from 76-79; most have bits of singing and toasting, whereas first 10 tracks are entirely instrumental.
FCC on track 12. My faves are 13 and 14. Most are pretty similar.
1. 2:58 **midtempo roots skank, almost Lover’s Rock.
2. 3:34 ***downtempo skank with heavy reverb on the tom and horns. Coool!
3. 3:04 **midtempo, cool horns and piano
4. 3:25 ***midtempo skank, nice bass and famous horn line that I can’t place – arg!
5. 3:05 **a bit uptempo, pretty much Rock Steady..
6. 3:25 **downtempo skank, solid bassline
7. 3:04 **downtempo, notable horns
8. 3:04 ***midtempo forceful skank, nice keyboards and horns.
9. 3:18 ***downtempo, plenty of echo.
10. 3:17 **a bit downtempo
11. 3:38 ***muffled drum intro, echo-laden vocals at beginning, then midtempo with interesting gallop drumline.
12. 3:40 FCC immediately at beginning “Shit man”, a cappella preaching and toasting. Midtempo dub skank after a minute.
13. 2:42 ****much thicker dub effects, bits of vocals and looned out electric guitar.
14. 3:40 ****downtempo, minimalist, with nice bits of vocals, alternate version of “Trying to Conquer Me”.
15. 3:07 ***horn flourishes, then midtempo bubble with double-time on the snares, what sounds like rain sticks…
16. 3:49 **classic midtempo riddim, rasta preaching.
17. 4:25 ***slightly downtempo version, with bits of song and toasting.
18. 3:10 **midtempo dubby ode to the glories of pot.
19. 4:33 ***longish beeps intro, slightly uptempo instrumental dub.
20. 6:41 ***fine midtempo skank dub instrumental. Nice and long…

Track Listing
1.Sidewalk Dub 11.Straight To Him Chest
2.Massacra Dub 12.Revolution Version
3.Dub Driver 13.Double Struggle
4.Population Dub 14.Natty Princess Version
5.Weather Umbrella 15.Sensimelia Version
6.King Alpha In School 16.Real Version
7.Experience Dub 17.She Want A Version
8.Marching To Zion 18.Mariguana Version
9.Escape From Hepp 19.Broad Back Skank
10.Squatters Dub 20.Rub A Dub A Weh Them Want