DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW
WWW, November 2008 - Except for an excellent Mad Professor release, Roots Reggae Mix Volume One is a hard hitting Rub a Dub Showcase that you can't afford to miss out!
Rub a Dub: Basically, we are talking about Jamaican Dancehall Music before Dancehall became more or less distinct from Reggae in the mid 1980's. Music, which could no longer be called Rockers but was Reggae still.
It began around 1978, 1979 and it went to let's say 1985, 1985. The music became slower, DUB Mixing became a must even in the vocal parts. Deejays went on to have an even more prominent position in Reggae, even more than Dillinger and Jah Stitch.
Long versions, wherein the vocal part could be heard along with a DUB or DJ version, also became more and more obligatory. Albums with such long versions came out as well, often called "Showcase".
DJ APR ("Always Playing Roots") from the Creation Sound in San Diego knows his Rub a Dub. In this first episode of his series of Roots Reggae mixes, he also shows that he knows how to make a Showcase.
Thirteen titles, thirteen riddims. More than twenty-six tunes!
Singers, DJ's, DUB mixers, they all unite in this excellent selection that you simply can't afford to miss when you are out there in Cyberspace to find some essential, crucial, hard-to-find Reggae.
01. Reggae George Sister Dawn Prince Far I Tell Them About Jah Love
02. Triston Palmer Fussing & Fighting Ranking Joe Cuss Cuss Woman
03. Triston Palmer Crazy Woman Eek A Mouse Terrorist In The City
04. The Viceroys We Must Unite Barrington Levy I Love Love You
05. The Viceroys Love is the Key Freddie McGregor Let Me Be The One Barrington Levy Poorman Style
06. Mad Professor Sweet Sweet Victory Ranking Ann Stop Romance Ina Dance
07. Earl Sixteen Crisis Junior Reid Oh Happy Day Prince Far I Survival
08. Cultural Roots Love Feelings John Holt Police In Helicopter
09. Cornell Campbell Money Little John Give The Youths A Try
10. Echo Minott Man In Love Toyan Modeling Queen
11. Echo Minott Living In The Ghetto Junior Reid Boom Shack A Lack
12. Earl Cunningham Hail Him Dub Don Carlos Them Say Jah Stitch Life In The Ghetto Charlie Chaplin What Kind Of World
13. Johnny Osbourne Kiss Somebody Anthony Johnson Im Ready Michael Palmer She Sexy