AT KING TUBBY'S DUB PLATE SPECIALS 1973-1975 by NINEY THE OBSERVER

SKU98783
ArtistNINEY THE OBSERVER
TitleAT KING TUBBY'S DUB PLATE SPECIALS 1973-1975
LabelJAMAICAN RECORDINGS
Catalog #JRLP 011
Genre
ReleaseWeek 04 - 2018
FormatVinyl - UKLP
€ 15,99incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Set Dub Free
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/98783_at_king_tubbys_dub_plate_specials_1973-1975/1_set_dub_free.mp3
  2. Lately Dub
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/98783_at_king_tubbys_dub_plate_specials_1973-1975/2_lately_dub.mp3
  3. Dub With Tubby
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/98783_at_king_tubbys_dub_plate_specials_1973-1975/3_dub_with_tubby.mp3
  4. Dub Exclusive
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/98783_at_king_tubbys_dub_plate_specials_1973-1975/4_dub_exclusive.mp3
  5. In Love With Dub
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/98783_at_king_tubbys_dub_plate_specials_1973-1975/5_in_love_with_dub.mp3
  6. No More Dub
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/98783_at_king_tubbys_dub_plate_specials_1973-1975/6_no_more_dub.mp3
  7. Here Comes Dub
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/98783_at_king_tubbys_dub_plate_specials_1973-1975/7_here_comes_dub.mp3
  8. Tenement Dub
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/98783_at_king_tubbys_dub_plate_specials_1973-1975/8_tenement_dub.mp3
  9. Swalow Field & Dub
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/98783_at_king_tubbys_dub_plate_specials_1973-1975/9_swalow_field_amp_dub.mp3
  10. Dubbing With Sally
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/98783_at_king_tubbys_dub_plate_specials_1973-1975/10_dubbing_with_sally.mp3
  11. Dark Side of Dub
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/98783_at_king_tubbys_dub_plate_specials_1973-1975/11_dark_side_of_dub.mp3
  12. Dub In Silver
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/98783_at_king_tubbys_dub_plate_specials_1973-1975/12_dub_in_silver.mp3
  13. Truthful Dub
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/98783_at_king_tubbys_dub_plate_specials_1973-1975/13_truthful_dub.mp3
  14. Dub Born Here
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/98783_at_king_tubbys_dub_plate_specials_1973-1975/14_dub_born_here.mp3

Description

14 assembled King Tubby produced Niney the Observer cuts.Winston ‘Niney’ Holmes AKA The Observer, must be one of Reggaes finest Roots Rebel producers. Capable of making some of the heaviest, innovative music, not only in sound but also in the Cultural/Political sense.
Born George Boswell, Montego Bay, Jamaica 1951, and name checked ‘Niney’ due to losing a thumb in a workshop accident. He began his career in music by organising bands to play at school dances. But his first steps learning the musical ropes came working under the tutelage of producer Bunny Lee around 1967, organising sessions for Bunny’s stable of artists. He moved on to work alongside Lee Perry at Joe Gibb’s ‘Amalgamated’ label setup, where on Lee Perry’s leaving in 1969 to start his own ‘Upsetter’ label, Niney became chief engineer.
Inspired by Perry’s success it wasn’t long before his own ‘Destroyer’ label was under way. It was 1970, and his first production entitled ‘Mr Brown’ by DJ’s Dennis Alcapone and Lizzy, proved to be a minor hit, but his own ‘Blood and Fire’ track released in December of that year would become a major hit. After initial problems with it’s likeness to Bob Marley’s track ‘ Duppy Conqueror’ being ironed out, it’s reissue on his now named ‘Observer’ label, saw it go on to become, Jamaican Record of the Year 1971. Far out selling Bob Marley’s track to the tune of 30,000 copies in Jamaica alone. A roots classic…
Niney’s reputation for building great roots tracks, was furthered with more success working with singer Max Romeo. Issuing cuts such as ‘Beard Man Feast’, the great ‘Reggae Matic’ and ‘Aily Ailaloo’ and renewing his friendship with Lee Perry on the track ‘Rasta Band Wagon’, who’s production credit read Perry, Niney, Maxie. In 1973, Niney began working with Dennis Brown, who was already an established star from an early age, they found a chemistry that went on to produce some of Dennis’ finest work. The 1973 hit ‘Westbound Train’ was followed in 1974 by ‘Cassandra’, ‘I am the Conqueror’ and the timeless ‘No More Shall I rOam’. Another important connection around this time was the great King Tubby who Niney would take his tapes along to and even record some of his tracks at Tubby’s house, 18 Drummlie Avenue, Kingston, which doubles as his Studio of Dub.

Tubby would strip the tracks back to the bone and rebuild then sometimes leaving off the hook line. Whether that be the horn line or keyboard line and adding effects over the top that could disguise the cut even more. Even Niney stating that when Tubby had finished with a cut, he found it hard to recognise the track himself. Its these tracks as dub plate specials that Tubby would play on his Hometown HI-FI Sound System and it’s these such tracks that we have compiled for this release. Dub Plated that have not seen the light of day since tragically the great Osborne Ruddock AKA King Tubby was gunned won and murdered on the 06th December 1989. For a few dollars and a gold chain, reggae music has lost one of it’s most creative, inventive forces.