King Tubby Upset The Upsetter Out of Print LP Rip


King Tubby Upset The Upsetter Out of Print LP Rip

Record date : 1981

Album style : roots, dub

Playlist :
Crucial Dub
Hot Steppers In A Dub
Dubbing The Controls
Racka Macka Dub
Reggae Bus In A Dub
Village Dub
Chant Down Rub A Dub
Doind My Thing In A Dub

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Dennis Brown – Josephs Coat Of Many Colours Out of Print LP Rip

Dennis Brown – Joseph’s Coat Of Many Colours

Great Dennis Brown LP that is basically out of print, I believe some tracks have been used on a blood and fire compilation, but this is from my LP rip.

Playlist :
Slave Driver
Open Your Eyes
A Cup Of Tea
Together Brothers
Oh What A Day
Well Without Water
Three Meals A Day
Home Sweet Home
Man Next Door

Mixing Engineer : Maxie & Sylvan Morris
Engineer : Maxie & Sylvan Morris & Ruddy Thomas

Producer : Dennis Brown

Vocals : Dennis Brown
Backing Vocals : Leroy Sibbles & Junior Delgado
Drums : Sly Dunbar & Horsemouth Wallace & Santa Davis
Bass : Bagga Walker & Flabba Holt & Lloyd Parks
Guitar : Bo Peep & Bingy Bunny & Chinna & Dennis Brown
Keyboards : Keith Sterling & Winston Wright & Franklyn Bubbler Waul & Gladstone Anderson
Saxophone : Deadly Headly
Trombone : Nambo Robinson
Trumpet : Bobby Ellis
Percussions : Ruddy Thomas & Barnabas & Sticky & Scully Simms & Flick Wilson

Studios :
Channel One (Kingston, JA) & Harry J (Kingston, JA) & Joe Gibbs (Kingston, JA)

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Blue Riddim Band – Alive Jamaica and Restless Spirit Out of Print LP Rips

The Blue Riddim Band – Alive In Jamaica

Blue Riddim became the first American band to play Sunsplash in Jamaica. “We were voted co-‘Best Band’ of the entire festival,” McLane says. “It blew me away that we blew them away. I was expecting pineapples and cantaloupes thrown at us. We’re playing these old songs, and we’re also from America, and we’re also white. It’s five o’clock in the morning, and they’re going, ‘What in the … ?'”

Flying Fish LP #FISH 325 1984

Record date : 1984

Playlist :
Chariots Of Fire
Feeling Soul
Cuss Cuss
Tribute To Coxsone
Nancy Reagan
There’s A Law

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Blue Riddim Band – Restless Spirit

Record date : 1981

Playlist :
Come See About Me
Shoo Be Do
Restless Spirit
One Love, One Heart
Rock It Sister
Cuss Cuss
Twistin The Night Away
Oh Babe
Joke’s On You

Engineer : Prince Jammy
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Culture In Dub Vinyl Rip

One of my favorite Dub LP’s with one of my favorite dub songs Iron Sharpen Iron Dub. Mixed by the great Errol Brown this comes from a vinyl rip of my LP.  The LP is long Out of Print, but the tracks have been reissued on CD. I love the warm sound of my LP’s so I decided to share this one even though it is not 100% OOP.

Culture – Culture In Dub

Sky Note LP #SKY LP 16 1978
High Note LP #
Record date : 1978

Album style : roots, dub

Playlist :
Everyday Love Dub
Skilful Dub
Iron Sharp Dub
Tropical Dub Fever
Heavenly Dub
Harder Than The Rest
Freedom Jam
Deep Root Dub

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Producer : Sonia Pottinger

Mixing Engineer : Errol Brown

Studios :
Treasure Isle (Kingston, JA)

Black Uhuru – Buffalo, NY 9-16-1984 Soundboard Complete Show

Black Uhuru – Buffalo, NY 9-16-1984 Soundboard Complete Show
A really great recording from the massive Uhuru right before they would split and reform with Jr. Reid in 1985.  I really enjoy hearing live version of What is Life and Solidarity.

Shine eye gal
Plastic smile
I Love King Selassie
What is Life
Sponji Reggae
General Penitentiary
Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner
World is Africa
Sensimilla (labeled as track 1 but is beginning of round 2)

You can watch the youtube video below or Download the FLAC files here

This show is very under circulated, I have not seen it on any torrents sites over the last 6 years.

Peter Tosh – Glenn Miller Ballroom, Boulder, CO 2/13/79 Complete Soundboard Recording

Peter Tosh – Glenn Miller Ballroom, Boulder, CO 2/13/79 Complete Soundboard Recording

Some say blogs are for writing, I blog Music. Here is a pristine quality recording and performance from the Bush Doctor.
01 – Intro -400 Years
02 – Stepping Razor
03 – Pick Myself Up
04 – African
05 – Burial
06 – Soon Come
07 – I’m The Toughest
08 – Bush Doctor
09 – Don’t Look Back
10 – Get Up Stand Up
11 – Legalize It


Another Classic from the Dubwise Garage Collection



Rita Marley and the Melody Makers – November 27, 1982 Jamaica World Music Festival – Montego Bay, Jamaica

Rita Marley  and the Melody Makers

November 27, 1982
Jamaica World Music Festival – Montego Bay, Jamaica

Recording Info:
SBD -> Cassette Master (Sony TC-D5M/TDK MA-C90/Dolby B)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
April 19, 2011

— Thanks to Frank Streeter for lending me his masters

That’s The Way
A Jah Jah
Who Feels It Knows It
Thank You Jah
There Will Be Always Be Music
 No Woman No Cry
Sugar Pie
Children Playing In The Streets
What A Plot
One Love

One Draw  and One Draw Pt 2

The Jamaica World Music Festival in Montego Bay on Nov 27, 1982 was part of a 3 day event that combined rock, pop, soul and reggae artists. The festival never became the annual event it was hoped to become, but lucky for fans most of the show has become available to collectors.  Some of the other bands that played at the festival included The Clash, The Grateful Dead, Aretha Franklin, The Talking Head, The English Beat, Toots and The Maytals, Rita Marley and The Melody Makers, and the historic and controversial set from Peter Tosh. Here in its complete form is the wicked set from Black Uhuru who were in top form in 1982.  This recording comes from the master tape so it is as good as quality you can get without a studio remaster. I will feature other sets from some of the other artists in future posts. 

Linton Kwesi Johnson w/ Dennis Bovell Dub Band – Sep. 27, 1981 Stockholm, Sweden Full Show

I am a big fan of Linton Kwesi Johnson. His Dread Beat and Blood was one of the most played piece of vinyl on my turntable back in the mid 80’s. This show from Stockholm captures Linton in his prime with the Dennis Bovell Dub Band. It was broadcast on the radio and I give thanks to those document and share rare unreleased roots like this show.

01 Intro / It Noh Funny
02 Five Nights Of Bleeding
03 Dread Beat an’ Blood
04 Doun Di Road
05 Di Great Insohreckshan(Acapella)
06 What About The Working Class (Acapella)
07 Inglan Is A Bitch
08 Reality Poem

09 Sonny’s Lettah
10 Brain Smashing Dub

Israel Vibration – Roslyn, In my Father’s House, NY Oct. 10th 1979 Great Pre80’s Live Reggae

Today’s special is one of the oldest recording of the great roots harmony group Israel Vibration. To me I-Vibes are only the original trio, they might still carry on with the name but nothing compares to the beautiful sound the group in their hay-day with the original three members Wise, Apple, and Skully.  Enjoy this rare treat, I think there is only one other Israel Vibration show from 1979 and that is from Sunplash in Jamaica.

Israel Vibration
backed by Monyaka

Roslyn, In my Father’s House, NY

01 Same Song Instrumental                                               
02 Prophet has arise (sic)
03 Walk the Streets of Glory
04 Weep and mourn
05 I’ll go through
06 Jah Time has come
07 Ball of Fire
08 Same Song
09 Why worry

Youtube vid of the complete set. Thanks to all tapers who document these rare moments in musical history.



Gregory Isaacs & Roots Radics- Los Angeles, Ca, Roxy, 1982-08-21 Late Show Complete Show

Todays special is a unreleased show from Gregory Isaacs run in Los Angeles in August 1982 were he played a  two night stand at the Roxy Theater with two sets a night. A very nice setlsit with the rockin’ Roots Radics Band sounding tight and Gregory doing a rare live version of “Mary”.

Gregory Isaacs with Roots Radics

Los Angeles, Ca, Roxy, 1982-08-21 (Late Show)

CD 01

01 MC Intro for the Roots Radics                      
02 Pass the Kouchie Instrumental
03 NN Instrumental
04 MC Intro for Gregory Isaacs
05 Gregory Isaacs Instrumental Medley
06 Tune in
07 Mr. Brown
08 Storm
09 Slave Master
10 My Number One
11 Sunday Morning
CD 02

01 Soon forward
02 Poor and Needy
03 Oh what a Feeling (snippets: Have you ever / DENNIS BROWN)
04 Mary
05 Substitute
06 Love is overdue
07 Front Door – MC
08 MC
09 Border – MC

Download CD1

Download CD2