Fret not, rudie — giddying, solid-gold killers abound in this haul of Upsetters dub-plates and alternate mixes. Pablo’s here, Junior Murvin, Bucky Skank, History Of Captivity, Billie Jean… Towering, sick genius.
Actually, this time derived mostly from rare sevens, still not reissued, a handful of which makes this essential, like Jack Lord’s killer Economic Crisis; with extra dubplate pressure applied for good measure.
Sixteen cuts of prime-period Black Art, all unreleased music or unreleased mixes (bar the Althea And Donna); mostly from master-tape, some dub-plates. Surely worth it just for The Fantels.
Jah Upton joins Lloyd Barnes and Prince Douglas at the desk for another must-have Bullwackies dub set, originally released in 1977. From tapes recorded at Tubby’s with the Soul Syndicate band.
Shame to miss Ricky Grant’s Free Basing… killer Pablo digi. Fine Tetrack, too; and Jah Bull on Pablo Armageddon.
Slap-up retrospective of Everton Da Silva’s New York imprint, full of deadly co-presentations with Augustus Pablo’s Rockers, like The Immortals’ Can’t Keep A Good Man Down, Horace’s Problems…
A wide-ranging tribute to the greatest European drummer of all time — solo, and in groups led by Joe Harriott, Harold McNair, Stan Tracey, Dizzy Reece, Victor Feldman, Tony Coe, Kenny Graham and co.