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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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)

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.



Most Blogged Bootleg Ever? The Clash at Bonds 1981 Soundboard

I love The Clash, I was lucky to see them perform as a youth and that show made a lasting impression on my musical life’s journey.  Having shared all the Bonds shows on DIME a few years back, I thought I would revisit the best quality recording  of the Bonds run. Not know as their best performance of the series of shows, but many of those recordings were below average audience captures. This is the one I listen to most. Below is info on the Bonds run from WIki.  You can also follow the link to my site to download the lossless FLAC files from the show.
The Clash played a series of 17 concerts at Bond’s International Casino in New York City in May and June 1981 in support of their album Sandinista!. Due to their wide publicity, the concerts became an important moment in the history of the band. Some of the nights were professionally recorded either for CBS records or for FM broadcast. The 9 June performance appears on countless bootleg records and several songs have appeared on From Here to Eternity: Live or other official Clash releases.
The site of the concerts was formerly Bonds department store which had been converted into a large second-floor hall. Promoters kept the name because there was a large Bonds sign on the outside of the building. As The Clash had not yet broken out into mass popularity, eight shows were originally scheduled: May 28, 29, 30, 31 and June 1, 2, 3, and 5, 1981. However, given the venue’s legal capacity limit of 3500, the series was blatantly oversold right from the first night, leading fire marshals for the New York Fire Department to cancel the Saturday, May 30 performance. In response, the band condemned the brazen greed of the promoters while demonstrating unprecedented integrity to each and every ticketholder by doubling the original booking with a total of 17 dates extending through June.
Strict interpretation of the fire laws meant that audiences were relatively small and resulting in a sense of intimacy between the band and the audience. Audience members clambered onto the stage to join in singalongs. New York musicians, including Pearl Harbor, assisted and overseen by Andy Dunkley, provided disc jockey services as the audience entered and gathered.
The concert captures The Clash on the cusp between being a cult band and their short-lived major market penetration. As always with The Clash, ticket prices were set relatively low.
Lossless FLAC files are posted on my website Dubwise Garage Collection