DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW
WWW, February 2008 - Steppin' Youth brings us an interesting 45 minutes of strictly Bunny Lee productions with a well appriciloved emphasis on his 1970's works with Johnnie Clarke, King Tubby and the Aggrovators (Sly and Robbie).
Bunny Lee started working in the Jamaican Recording Industry from before there was a mention of the music called Reggae. After initially starting with Duke Reid's Sound System, he quickly went on to produce (read: finance) releases himself.
It was under the financial supervision of Edward O' Sullivan "Bunny" Lee that Reggae Drummer Carlos "Santa" Davis developed the now classic Flying Cymbal sound (with an open hi-hat on the 2nd and 4th count of every bar) in the mid 1970's.
Steppin' Youths tribute to this excellent producer focuses especially on the works that Bunny Lee did in this very same era of the mid 1970's. The time wherein singers like Johnny Clarke and Cornell Campbell sang their Conscious lyrics over the militant riddims played by Channel One Studio's House Band the Aggrovators.
Not just singers, though...
The Podcast features some very catchy DJ tracks by U Roy, Dillinger and others. Of course, King Tubby is there too with a number of heavyweight DUB version.
01. African people-Johnnie Clark
02. African roots-Johnnie Clark
03. Dubwize-King Tubby and the Aggrovators
04. Blood dunza-Johnnie Clark
05. Don't talk too much-Johnnie Clark
06. Simmer down-Johnnie Clark
07. Dance with me-Tommy Mc Cook
08. Gorgon speaks-Cornell Campbell
10. Gorgon-Cornell Campbell
11. Gorgonwize-U Roy
12. Stars-Cornell Campbell
13. Hard man fi dead-Clint Eastwood
14. Dangerous soundbwoy- Dillinger+Augustus Pablo
15. King Tubby's special mix-Augustus Pablo
16. Reggae Hit the town-Ethiopians
17. Keep that light-Slim Smith
18. My conversation-Slim Smith
19. Dance inna Greenwich farm-Cornell Campbell
20. Dancing version-Tommy Mc Cook
21. Don't cut off your dreadlocks-Linvall Thompson
22. Joyfull locks-U Roy
23. Russians are coming-Val Bennett